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Fab News: Play, Ball, Trade and Futures

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. Mine was busy. Family stuff, more family stuff, then Coasting for Kids on Sunday at Knott's. We had the second smallest team, but raised the second largest amount of money. I'm hoping that next year we might be able to put together a MiceChat team and show them how it's done. What...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #140 – Entertainment Designers Forum

On this episode we take you to the recent Entertainment Designers Forum that is held every year in aid of the American Cancer Society Relay for life. The forum included a few people who have worked, or currently work, for Universal Orlando. Thanks to Lon Smart for recording the audio on our behalf. ENJOY!  DIRECT DOWNLOAD ITUNES  STITCHER We appreciate your support and ask you...

Cinderella enchants Main Street, U.S.A. as Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration continues

Cinderella is now enchanting a beautiful new animated window display on Main Street, U.S.A. — the latest in Disneyland's new series of enchanted windows for the park's 60th anniversary celebration. Meanwhile, that Diamond Celebration continues as the busy summer season is now in full swing. Refurbishment and enhancement projects continue in both parks while Disney California...

Mousetalgia Podcast 346: Pinocchio – The Making of the Disney Epic

Author and historian J. B. Kaufman joins Mousetalgia this week to discuss Pinocchio, Walt Disney's second animated feature film. Our conversation covers the Disney adaptation's differences from Carlo Collodi's original Italian morality tale, Walt's vision for the film and his unique characters, and Kaufman's new book, "Pinocchio: The Making of the Disney Epic." Learn about Walt's struggle to create...

The Sweep Spot Ep. 155 The History of Tomorrowland at Disneyland Part 1

In this episode we start a new series called The History of Tomorrowland. We take a look a what attractions, restaurants, and shops were there during specific time periods. This week we start with Part 1 and go the years 1955 to 1966. We hope you enjoy this discussion and learn something new. Plus the latest in Disneyland Current...

Universal Studios Hollywood Preps to Open Fast and Furious

We come to you from the entertainment capital of Los Angeles, Universal Studios Hollywood.  We have been enjoying a new golden age at this park with the openings of both Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem and, more recently, Springfield U.S.A.  Without skipping a beat Universal is barreling into Summer 2015 with even more unprecedented expansion as they introduce the new...

Yesterland: Orange Stinger

Yesterland's Orange Stinger article adds new, rare photos. When the Orange Stinger first opened, each guest sat in a whimsical seat that looked like a yellow-and-black bee abdomen, with bee wings and legs on each side.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Orange Stinger   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Lots of Change at Universal Orlando Resort

This week, we're taking a look at the many changes that never seem to stop happening at Universal Orlando. Let's go! That's going to do it for this week! Are you all excited about...

Fab News: Silly Symphonies, Pleasure Piers and Little Red Reunions

Where has the week gone? Some of us are sweating over finals, some are figuring what to do with the kids now that school's ending for the summer, some are looking at all the blockout dates springing up on passes with chagrin and others are jumping for joy as their local parks open for the season. One thing's for...

How About Those Foster Farms Chickens Part 1

NEWS FLASH, THEY’RE BACK. Yes, the Foster Imposters return to TV June 8th so keep your eyes peeled. Please understand that these are West Coast commercials so if you live east of the Mississippi then you’ll have to be content with going to you tube and checking them out there. Enter Foster Imposters in the search box and they should pop...

Disney News Round Up: Everywhere there are Diamonds!

It's Round Up time again folks! Another week and the reviews are in for all of the new events at the Disneyland Resort from the fantastic Paint the Night Parade to the wonderful charming World of Color Celebrate show. Peter Pan’s Flight is just around the corner to reopening with all the enhancements that Disney has announced. As every...

The Sounds of WDW – Monorail Edition

It’s time for another edition of “Disney Notes” – a look at the music and sounds of Disney. There are many reasons for people to be obsessed with Walt Disney World. A common diagnosis is that there were visits as a child and going back conjures up great memories of childhood. Others say the food is a big draw. Still...

Fab News: Jay is Leaving, Summer is Coming

A whole bunch of MiceChatters, including our fearless leader Dusty Sage, are on board the Disney Wonder as he (yes, Italian ships are HE's, not SHE's!) makes his way to Alaska. Stay warm, have fun and say hi to my awesome pal Fitzroy. Dusty left MiceChat in the hands of intelligent and capable webmasters, which, fortunately for us all, means...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #139 – The Live Anniversary Show

This was our 4th anniversary show and was broadcast LIVE over at mixlr.com/uuopodcast on Monday the 13th of April. On this show we bring you the latest news which includes Mardi Gras, Metal detectors at Universal Orlando Resort, Fire Whisky, a suicide at Universal Studios Hollywood and an On Location from Universal Studios Singapore at the new Puss In Boots...

Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration in full swing as summer hits the resort

Disneyland's huge 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration launched over Memorial Day weekend and now the party is in full swing as the Resort enters the busy summer season. We take a look at even more of the 60th anniversary offerings today, from special sweets and snacks to Disneyland's lineup of high-end art and collectibles available for the occasion. ...

The Sweep Spot # 154 Tour Disneyland in 1975

The Sweep Spot is two former Disneyland custodial cast members talking Disneyland history, and more. In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in the year 1975. It was an interesting year for Disneyland because there was a big celebration on the horizon, and some that had passed. Join us for this journey, plus the latest in the...

You’ve Got to be Kidding: An Important Announcement from the National Organization of Amusement Park Scouts

"You've Got To Be Kidding" is parody. Allow yourself the opportunity to have a little fun . . . For almost 75 years the National Organization of Amusement Park Scouts has allowed children of all ages (from one to one hundred) to explore the wonderful world of amusement parks.  An integral part of amusement park scouting is the achievement of...

The Haunted Mansion Show: Melancholy Melodies

Among many other pleasures at Gracey Manor like reading, art, and elegance, one might say that music is one of the key delights. Several instruments are scattered throughout various areas of the house including trumpets, tambourines, harps, bagpipes, a piano, among others. But the most important instrument in all of the Haunted Mansion (or any melancholy haunted house, for that...

In The Parks: The 60th Has Arrived at the Disneyland Resort

It's a gigantic Disneyland Resort photo update today for you.  With the 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration now fully underway we can see, mostly, the special treats that were created or held for the occasion.  In this update we recap all of the new offerings that include the sparkly Sleeping Beauty Castle, the new Paint the Night Parade, Disneyland Forever fireworks...

Fab News: Universal’s New Volcano Bay “Theme” Park

Aloha! I know I usually only serve up the news on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but I've got some big theme park news for you that just can't wait. Volcano Bay Universal has just announced their Volcano Bay water park. They're calling it a third theme park. Is it really going to be up there with Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure?...