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Samland: Walt Disney and the Epcot Master Plan – Part 2

Join us for Part 2 of Sam Gennawey's look at Epcot's master plan. If you are catching us in the middle, please find his Part 1 HERE. At a press conference on Nov. 15, 1965, Walt Disney said, “I would like to be a part of building a model community, a city of tomorrow as you might say, because I don’t believe...

Disney News Round Up: Knott’s Berry Farm Giving Free Tickets? What?!

Welcome to this week’s MiceChat Disney Round Up! What a great week we have had and there's much more to come! From the MiceChat Gumball Rally this past weekend, to news on the loop music for the new Grizzley Peak Airfield, we've got you covered! But that’s not all. We have FREE tickets to preview the new Voyage to...

News With The Fabulous Disney Babe – Happy Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is as American as Chop Suey, Pasta Primavera and St. Patrick's Day, but that's no reason to sit it out May 5th. Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort is going to be full of comida, gente y diversión! Crossroads at House of Blues will feature a "Menu Especial" through May 5 with "street tacos", a chorizo...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #135 – News & Orlando On Location

On this show we catch up on the news from Universal Orlando Resort, which includes some Halloween Horror Nights information, upcoming entertainment, what 's been going on with harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts and TNA wrestling. We then have another listener butterbeer preference from Alex in the U.K. When we come back from our break we go On Location...

Disneyland Update – Indy, Hatbox Ghost, and 60th Anniversary Enhancements

Hello one and all!  It's another edition of In the Parks at the Disneyland Resort.  Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye has returned from refurbishment. We'll let you know if there's anything new.  We next bring news that the Haunted Mansion has finally closed its doors to allow one of the most legendary characters to ever...

A Dinner Event With Paige O’Hara (Belle from Beauty and the Beast) and Disney Legends

The Walt Disney Birthplace restoration project is right in the middle of its "Let's Make It Beautiful!" campaign and they have announced a fantastic event to mark the close of that campaign: "Broadway To Hollywood," with featured guest Paige O'Hara, Disney Legend and the voice of Belle from Beauty And The Beast! Taking place on May 29th at the world-famous...

Mousetalgia Podcast 341: Star Wars Celebration – the highlights

Team Mousetalgia talks Star Wars on this special stellar-sized May 4th episode as we recount the highlights of a weekend of galactic adventure at the recent Star Wars Celebration convention held April 16-19 at the Anaheim Convention Center. From JJ Abrams and his stunning new teaser trailer to Princess Leia making out with a fan onstage in the Celebration...

Universal Studios Hollywood Holds Open Casting Call for Tour Guides

This year Universal Studios Hollywood is planning unprecedented expansion.  The 2015 summer season will include the all new Springfield U.S.A. area of the park (an expansion of theme in front of The Simpsons Ride) complete with a Moe's Tavern, Krusty Burger, Lard Lad Donuts, Duff Beer Gardens and Factory and more.  We will also see the addition of Fast...

Disneyland Paris says Farewell to Captain EO…Again

Disneyland Paris says Farewell to Captain EO by Max Fan, DLPWelcome Hello Everyone! On April 12, Disneyland Paris shuttered (for the last time?) the Captain EO 3D short feature. It was the second EO to reopen worldwide, on June 12, 2010, almost a year after the death of superstar Michael Jackson on June 25, 2009. (It reopened on February 23, 2010 at...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #134 – The Definitive Guide to the Top Six Attractions at Universal Orlando

On this episode we look at Derek Burgans' Definitive Guide to the Top Six Attractions at Universal Orlando. Derek has invited a number of Universal Orlando Bloggers, Podcasters and social media people to give their top 6 attractions at Universal Orlando. Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast's very own Lee, Tracey, Darren and Hunter were asked to be involved, we go through the...

You’ve Got to be Kidding: Let It Go Already

The new hit MiceChat column, "You've Got To Be Kidding," returns today. As the name implies, this column is parody. Allow yourself the opportunity to have a little fun . . . Let me start with a confession:  I really liked Frozen.   I got to see a preview at the El Capitan and knew it had the potential to be...

Adventures by Disney Introduces River Cruises

UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL DEPARTURE DATES: Disney has recently announced that they will be embarking on European river cruises in partnership with AmaWaterways. While technically falling under the Adventures by Disney banner, the surprise unveiling is still certainly Disney Cruise Line related. Seven scheduled river sailings along the Danube River in 2016 will first and foremost be a family-friendly way to visit Germany, Austria, Slovakia...

Wakefield Report Episode 64 and E Ticket Report Episode 16

We are back this week some the best theme park news on the internet. Let's start this week off with Wakefield Report Episode 64 and the 9 News Nuggets You Need to Know. Don't forget, you can follow along on the Wakefield Report Facebook page. Story 1: Jump For It Last week 4 year old Sean Engelmann was arrested for...

Samland: Walt Disney and the Epcot Master Plan

Walt Disney first achieved fame as an animator. He would go on to great success producing live action films, documentaries, and television programs. For urban planners, his greatest achievement would be Disneyland. Speaking before the 1963 Urban Design Conference at Harvard University, James W. Rouse summed it up best in his keynote speech when he said, “I hold a...

Six Flags Magic Mountain announces Opening for Twisted Colossus

Today we deliver an exciting update from Six Flags Magic Mountain. This will be our last construction update on Twisted Colossus before it begins testing and opens to the public. There's finally an official opening date for this highly anticipated attraction!  The entire Steampunk District that leads to the redone coaster is enjoying final touches as summer 2015 rapidly...

Yesterland: Disneyland Long Ago, Not-So-Long Ago, and Now: Main Street and the Castle

Back in 2009, Yesterland ran a series of “Disneyland Then and Now” articles comparing Disneyland photos from the 1950s to similar photos in 2009. This year, Werner Weiss went back to the same locations to take another look. Here is the third in this series.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Disneyland Long Ago, Not-So-Long Ago, and Now: Main Street and...

News with The Fabulous Disney Babe – Princesses and Villains the Next Generation

Hey there, Hi there, Ho there, Micekateers! Lots of news for you today! Can't Get Enough Disney Princesses in Your Life? After we all recover from the amazing Broadway to Hollywood Event May 29 and meet Paige O'Hara from Disney's Beauty and the Beast, will you be dying for more? Fret not, there's a fantastically fun event coming up later this...

Top 8 Deluxe Resorts at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World offers a plethora of options for guests wishing to stay in close proximity to the parks. With so many choices, I thought I'd take a the next few columns to give a quick run down of each resort type for those of you looking at on-site accommodations. First let's check out the deluxe options. Disney's Contemporary Resort The...

Dateline Universal Orlando – Kong Rising

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week, we're taking a look at both parks, and the projects happening all around!   That's going to do it for this week's article! What do you think about Kong at IOA? Are the metal detectors too much? Let us know in the comments below!

Disney News Round Up: MiceChat Gumball Rally Time!

Welcome to this week’s MiceChat Disney Round Up! This is a special week as this weekend brings the 2015 MiceChat Gumball Rally - a competition to see who can ride the most attractions at Disneyland in a single day! If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, you should do so now! TICKETS AND INFO HERE! We also have some great...