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DCA Photo Update: Park Somewhere Else!

Welcome back to the Disneyland Resort. Today we look at changes coming soon to Downtown Disney and California Adventure. If you missed our Disneyland Update Monday you can check it out HERE. No More Free Parking Park Somewhere Else! Disney has changed its Downtown Disney parking policy. In order to receive 2 hours of complimentary parking you now have to spend a...

Dateline Universal Orlando – Dragon Challenge Getting the Axe

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week, we're at Islands of Adventure. There are a few surprises ahead . . . let's take a look! That does it for this week. Are you excited to see...

Disney to Acquire Majority Ownership of BAMTech – Netflix Out in 2019

Today, the Walt Disney Company announced that it would pay $1.58 billion to acquire a 42% stake in BAMTech to add to the 33% acquired last year, making them majority owners in the multi-sport direct-to-consumer streaming service, MLBAM, (Major League Baseball Advanced Media) which will relaunch next year under the ESPN brand. But that's not all. MLBAM is also the...

MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – Paradise Reborn Pixar Takes The Pier

Disneyland is heading into the dog days of summer with typically modest summertime crowds (don’t tell the lower level AP’ers that!) and a growing frenzy of planning as TDA execs plot out Fiscal 2018 that begins this October and will herald more signs that Star Wars is on the way. In this update we’ll fill you in on what’s...

Disneyland Photo Update: Giving New Meaning to “Dark” Ride

Welcome back to a hot and humid Anaheim, where we take a look at Disneyland as it begins to wrap its summer offerings. Crowds have been unpredictable but tend to show up on Weekdays. The Disneyland Railroad, on the other hand, has seen huge wait times as guests flock to the rails to get their fix after 18 months...

Mousetalgia Podcast 459: Remembering Marty Sklar with artist Eric Robison

This week, Team Mousetalgia welcomes Disney artist Eric Robison to the show to discuss his years at Walt Disney Imagineering with Marty Sklar. Robison shares some stories and personal memories, including insight into the relationship he had with Sklar and the story of how Sklar helped him launch his career. Learn about Tomorrowland's proposed MegaPopper 2000 walking popcorn machine,...

Disney News Roundup: Railroads and Memories

Welcome to the MiceChat News Roundup! While many were celebrating the newly reopened River at Disneyland, we said goodbye to a legend and Disney pioneer, Marty Skylar. It was a bittersweet couple of weeks. The Roundup brings you all the news from the Disneyland resort and beyond. This week's Top Stories In Memoriam: Marty Sklar Marty Sklar was a student at UCLA and...

The Sweep Spot Podcast – #215 Disneyland 1997

In this episode we are going to take a virtual tour of Disneyland as if it was the year 1997. That year had some memorable moments, and times for both of us. Get ready as we discuss some of the attractions that weren't there yet, and some that were already gone, plus all the other events that took place...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Would You Rather…

Time for a quick game of “Would You Rather”. Disney style. Would you rather always see the world as a black-and-white Mickey Mouse cartoon or have everyone else in the world sound like Captain Rex from Star Tours? Would you rather be responsible for Superstar Limo or Luigi’s Tires? Would you rather stand in line behind a whiny baby or a whiny...

Blurring the Mechanical Line: GHP’s New Animatronic Head Offers a Glimpse Into the Future of Expressive Characters

Howdy everyone—July was an exciting month for us at Garner Holt Productions, Inc. (GHP): in the middle of the month, GHP was on hand at the D23 Expo to share some of our work to support MiceChat and the Walt Disney Birthplace; the next weekend, my creative director Bill Butler, along with our pal Bob Gurr, spoke on a...

Yesterland: Maliboomer

At Yester California Adventure: “What goes up, must come down! These three 180 foot high towers will launch true thrill seekers straight up at a dizzying rate.” Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Maliboomer When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

DCA Update – Shaved Ice, Hopeless Heroes and New Animation

DCA may have the big new ride, Guardians of the Galaxy, but all the buzz is across the Esplanade at Disneyland for the return of the railroad and river. Still, there's quit a bit going on at Disney's California Adventure. New foods, ride rumors, and a faltering festival. Much thanks to PhotoMatt, Dsny Debbie and Scott Attula for their help...

Dateline Disney World – Tron Coming to Magic Kingdom and More

Big changes are on the way to the Magic Kingdom. While not much new is happening right now, let's take a stroll through the park and imagine a Tomorrowland with a Tron coaster in it! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); (deployads = window.deployads || ).push({}); Yes, TRON...

Disneyland Classics – The Circle of the Past to the Future

Friday, July 28th was the culmination of efforts by many people to bring back a series of Disneyland attractions that had been on hiatus during the construction of the new area, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Taking a page from the Park's past, the Imagineering team on this project definitely plussed the area known as the Rivers of America. Festivities to...

Disneyland Special Update – Disneyland Classic River and Railroad Return

Hello, folks! Welcome aboard the Disneyland Railroad! We’re now embarking on a grand circle tour of the Magic Kingdom, with stops at New Orleans Square, Mickey’s Toontown, and Tomorrowland—followed by a visit to the Grand Canyon and Primeval World. We got a lot of travelin’ ahead of us, so remember: for a safe trip, you need to stay seated,...

Disneyland’s River Reopens

After a year and a half of construction, shortening, rockwork, replanting and retheming to accommodate Star Wars land, the Rivers of America have finally reopened at Disneyland, the result is impressive. We'll have full photo coverage for you on Monday but wanted to share some images and video with you right away. Disneyland Railroad Not much has changed, but the things that...

Knott’s Berry Farm Update: Boardwalk Starts A New Beat

Welcome back to America's First Theme Park, where the townsfolk are just waiting to take you on an adventure. Knott's has cooked up some great entertainment this year that can compete with any of the bigger parks but with a down home quaint charm. And stick around till the end to hear about our huge MiceChat Halloween Spooktacular event!   Boardwalk...

In Memoriam: Marty Sklar

Marty Sklar Feb 6, 1934 - July 27, 2017 Marty Sklar was a student at UCLA and editor for The Daily Bruin when Walt Disney hired him on to create and run a daily paper for his theme park, Disneyland News. He went on to create most of the publicity materials for the park, with this office just to the left...

Yesterland: Studio Catering Co. and High Octane Refreshments

It’s fun when a theme park restaurant has a view into an attraction. Just think of Blue Bayou Restaurant at Disneyland, with a late twilight view of the bayou, boats, and fireflies of Pirates of Caribbean. Or how about The Land Grill at Epcot, the revolving restaurant above Living With the Land, where “even the hooves of the mighty...

DCA Photo Update – Farewell to Bugs

Disneyland may be getting all the attention this week with the return of the River and the roll out of MaxPass, but there's a lot going on at DCA as well. The recent D23 Expo confirmed the long discussed MiceAge rumors about Marvel coming to the park. Dsny Debbie and crew are on the scene to take us on...