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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?...

Busch Gardens Tampa Announces Cobra’s Curse

Busch Gardens Tampa is putting a new spin on family thrills. This week, the park announced their newest coaster, Cobra’s Curse, which will be a new take on the spinning coaster genre. The new ride will be in the Egypt section of the park and has an archeological excavation theme. Once riders reach the top of the 70-foot elevator lift,...

Yesterland: Alpine Gardens

Welcome to Alpine Gardens, a quiet corner of Yesterland. According to your park guide booklet, the name of the souvenir stand here is Souvenir Stand, offering “a large selection of Disneyland mementos.”   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Alpine Gardens   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News – More Sanderson Sisters and Star Wars

Wow! It's been a really busy week! And a short one, too. Don't worry, it's almost over. Here's some news to help get you through to the weekend: Holidays with the Sanderson Sisters Yesterday, Walt Disney World announced that the spooky, silly Sanderson Sisters from the hit film Hocus Pocus would be the stars of all all-new show at Mickey's Not-So-Scary-Halloween-Party...

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Merlot – Alfresco Tasting Terrace at Disney California Adventure

On a wonderfully quiet Tuesday at the Disneyland Resort, a good friend and I decided to enjoy our day off from work and venture into the parks. Being not only a weekday, but also the end of the bustling holiday season, both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure quite deserted (compared to most Southern Californian days), and to our liking. Knowing...

Harambe Market Opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and 24 Hours at the Magic Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're taking a quick look at the 24 hour day at the Magic Kingdom and also the opening of the new Harambe Market at Disney's Animal Kingdom. First, let's take a look at a beautifully uncrowded Magic Kingdom during a 24 hour day. Nothing quite like a sunrise at the Magic...

This Isn’t What it Looks Like. Honest!

Disneyland Resort  A Celebration of New Magic and Fond Memories Despite having a small Diamond Celebration sticker on its cover, Disneyland Resort A Celebration of New Magic and Fond Memories has nothing to do with Disneyland's 60th Anniversary. Also, despite it being by two of the most genius Disney historians on earth, it is not by any means a history of...

Disney News Round Up – 24 Hours is Forever

It's Round Up time again folks. And my how things have changed in one short week. Three new spectaculars have opened at the Dineyland Resort. And Disney isn't the only one with new attractions; Six Flags Magic Mountain has just opened perhaps the most anticipated new ride of the year, Twisted Colossus. Of course, we've got news and reviews...

Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration dazzles with new decor, entertainment, and attraction enhancements

Today we finish up our two-part update on Disneyland's big 60th Anniversary celebration kick-off by taking a look at the new daytime entertainment, attraction enhancements and special 60th anniversary decorations in both parks. From fierce new enhancements at the Matterhorn Bobsleds to new tunes from Five and Dime and a new Disney Gallery exhibit, we've got all of the...

Fab News – Everything Disney is Bigger in China

Is everybody recovered from last weekend's mayhem? Good! Today's news column has little to do with that. But it does have to do with some big Disney news, and we know you love that or you wouldn't be here. Everything's Bigger in China Remember when we chatted about how in Hong Kong bigger is "more," and in Mainland China bigger is...

Terri Hardin 60 YEARS OF MAGIC – Castle Plaque Project

Amazing artist, Terri Hardin-Jackson, is creating a new work of art just for you. The piece is inspired by 60 years of Disneyland and celebrates each decade of your favorite park.  Terri is making the piece available for pre-order today.  Link at the bottom of this article. THE RESULTS ARE IN AND THE PRE –SALE STARTS TODAY. A few weeks ago,...

Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration kicks off with a bumpy 24-hour party

Disneyland launched its big 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration over the weekend with a big 24-hour party that included the public debuts of three new nighttime shows. The popularity of the 24 hour party combined with the demand for the new shows forced Disneyland to close to new admissions early in the afternoon, which later proved to be a...

A Pretty Fab (No, Really) 24 Hours

The Fabulous Disney Babe returns from her first 24 hour Disneyland party with a trip report and some personal opinions. Take a look and let us know your own experience. It was my first time doing the 24-hour thing at a Disney Park. Okay, I’m being all technical here. In 1985, my friend Kim Alziebler and I did 30 hours...

Mousetalgia Podcast 344: RegalCon, Disneyland dining, Club 33

Mousetalgia visits Storybrooke this week as Jeff goes to RegalCon, a convention for fans of ABC's "Once Upon a Time." We compare this convention with other Disney fan cons, discuss the seminars and offerings, and hear "Once" celebrities Lee Arenberg, Gil McKinney and Beverly Elliott talk about what the fandom means to each of them personally. Then, Team Mousetalgia...

Revving Up at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

MiceChat reader, Tre, recently visited Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi and shared this amazing account of the ambitious park in the Middle East. I just recently visited the United Arab Emirates for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) 2015 Leadership conference and it was my first time back to the UAE since 2013. For those of you...

Sailing Into San Francisco’s Past

Sailing Into San Francisco’s Past By Marc Ricketts For years the best free thing to do in San Francisco was the Hyde Street Pier with its collection of historic ships. Times change, of course, and “free” is practically an endangered species. So now with a $5 adult entry we must amend the topic sentence to best cheap thing to do in...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #138 – Universal’s International Program at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

On this episode we are joined by Zoe Waycott, who took part in Universal Orlando's International Program. While she was working at Universal Orlando Resort, she spent her time working in many roles at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We discoss Zoe's interview process in the U.K, here travel and settling in over in the United States, her induction at...

Disney Cruise Line Returns to Favorite Home Ports in 2016

Disney Cruise Line plans to return to the home ports of New York, Miami and Galveston with select sailings to the Bahamas and the Caribbean in 2016. These cruises aboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder will be perfectly suited to local residents as well as Disney fans throughout the States. New York Beginning on October 2, 2016, the Disney Magic...

Twisted Colossus Opens This Weekend At Six Flags Magic Mountain

Something twisted this way comes.  If you have been following our coverage over the past few months, you know that Twisted Colossus is a reinvention of the classic, original Colossus, once the worlds tallest fastest, longest wooden roller coaster in the world. The iconic wooden structure has been repurposed  and now helps support nearly 5,000 feet of mind bending...