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Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #14 – Marty Sklar on the Opening of Disneyland

Welcome back friends to another special episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast. With all the excitement going on right now for the 60th anniversary of Disneyland, I though…what could we do on this show to really make it special for you in commemorating the 60th? And then it hit me…let's invite the one and only Marty Sklar to come back on the...

Disneyland bans selfie sticks as summer heats up the Diamond Celebration

Disneyland will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with a special fireworks finale to the park's 60th anniversary show and special musical performances during the week. Guests enjoying Independence Day holiday at Disneyland won't be able to take a celebratory selfie in the park, however, as Disney implements a ban on selfie sticks company-wide this week. Meanwhile,...

Mousetalgia Podcast 349: Disneyland trip report, Insider Access to Inside Out

This week, Jeff does Disneyland's Diamond celebration and discusses the Matterhorn updates, Paint the Night, World of Color - Celebrate, the T Party Diamond Edition - even breakfast at Flo's. Also, Disneyland goes 101: How much downtime is acceptable for new attractions and effects? We also discuss new merchandise, summer trip planning, and more. Plus, Mousetalgia attends Fathom Events'...

Scarlett Stahl – Floyd Norman’s 80th Birthday Celebration

June 22, 2015 was the 80th birthday for Disney Legend Floyd Norman. He tried to get his wife, Adrienne (who also works at the Walt Disney Company as a Senior Illustration Manager), to promise not to have a celebration for him. Adrienne answered honestly that she couldn’t make that promise. However she conspired with Rick Law (Disney creative manager,...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #143 – Skull Island : Reign of Kong and Nintendo.

On this episode we get straight to the news to discuss the Skull Island : Reign of Kong announcement as well as the partnership between Universal and Nintendo. Following that we go On Location with Gregory to talk more about the metal detectors, we have a Butterbeer preference from Thomas Stidman and then we answer an email from Amanda about...

You’ve Got to be Kidding: A Disneyland Primer

"You've Got To Be Kidding" is parody. Allow yourself the opportunity to have a little fun . . . It is never too early to help children understand the joy and happiness that is the tradition of visiting Disneyland.  Toward that end, the following should help prepare the young'uns for that first visit. Lesson 1:  The Family goes to Disneyland This is...

Disneyland…Where My Real Life Began

In honor of their 300th episode, The Season Pass Podcast asks several people “Why is Disneyland special?” We all have an answer to that question, and here’s mine.   Memories. So.Many.Memories. My life as I know it began on May 25, 1996. The second time I went to Disneyland I was 16. It was my sophomore year in high school and I...

Universal Studios Hollywood Packed to the Gills

Welcome to a glamorous update from Universal Studios Hollywood.  Today we bring news from the Entertainment Capital of LA as they open their brand new addition to the world famous Studio Tour.  Fast and Furious Supercharged. We covered the opening of this attraction earlier in the week as a big gala opening was held on the 23rd. With the...

Disney Cruise Line’s Frozen Disney Wonder Review Video

The MiceChat, Fairy Godmother Travel and Popular Cruising crew and friends just returned home from Alaska aboard Disney Cruise Line's Disney Wonder and the ship's first Frozen theme cruise. We all had a blast on the ship and off in the majestic land, and the Frozen adventures, from Anna's Chocolate Chase scavenger hunt to the new Freezing the Night Away...

Yesterland: The Largest Ceramic Mural in the World

The colorful art “mountains” on either side of the main gate aren’t painted. They are magnificent ceramic murals. In fact, you’re between the two halves of the largest ceramic mural in the world.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: The Largest Ceramic Mural in the World   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: The Circle of Life

It's been a bittersweet week, Micechateers. Dickens said, "Life is full of meetings and partings. That is the way of it." Simple and true. Sometimes the Bear Eats You Because it didn't go in the first or second round of demolitions, and because it showed up on the Disney Springs model at the D23 Expo 2013, fans of the Adventurers' Club...

Walt Disney World Value Resorts

We've recently taken a look at the deluxe and moderate resorts at Walt Disney World, rounding out the Disney owned and operated resorts are the Values.  These are a fun option, especially for families with little ones who tend to love the larger than life icons that adorn the grounds of this tier of resort.  The price point is...

Fast and Furious Supercharged Officially Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood

The new Studio Tram Tour finale, Fast and Furious Supercharged officially opened yesterday with a gala celebration including the ride designers, park and city dignitaries, and of course, the stars from the hit franchise that has grossed nearly 3.5 Billion worldwide.  Press and VIPs gathered in Universal Studios Hollywood's Courthouse Square awaiting the arrival of the stars. Some of the picture cars...

Frozen Returns To Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Frozen Summer Fun returns to Disney's Hollywood Studios . . . and so do we! Let's take a look at what the Studios park has to offer . . . Boy, that's a lot of Frozen. Are you happy to see the frozen gals return? Let us know in the comments below! If you appreciate what we do here and would...

Disney News Round Up: Inside Out comes to California Adventure!

Welcome to another installment of the MiceChat Roundup! This week we have a new ride in Yesterworld that gives some distinct Norwegian accents. At the Disneyland Resort, Summer rolls onward and the spectacular Diamond Celebration for Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary is going full steam! We also have video of the new Pre-parade inspired by Pixar’s latest animated film! Plus, podcasts, videos,...

Fab News: No #1, Try Poo, E3

Hi there, ho there, MiceChateers! Did you have a good weekend? I spent time with family and wound down from E3. Inside Out Makes History, and it's Complicated Last weekend, as I mentioned, Walt Disney Pictures treated us to an advance screening of Inside Out and the magnificent short LAVA. As millions of people can now attest, it's a darn good...

The Disneyland Band marches into history as Disney California Adventure celebrates new movies

Fans turned out to bid farewell to the iconic Disneyland Band early last week as the first notable changes to the band came to its line-up. The Disneyland Band in its current form only has about a month left in its 60-year run as Disney prepares to replace the historic 16-piece musical group with a new high-energy version of...

Mousetalgia Podcast 348: Disney travel tips, listener email

Team Mousetalgia shares Disneyland travel tips and more in this week's listener email show. Topics include: Disneyland's 60th anniversary Diamond Celebration; using Fast Passes at Disneyland; tips on visitng Aulani from an Oahu resident - including comments on the weather, eating offsite, taking day trips and more. Also - confessions of a self-labeled Disney hater; The Running of the...

Disneyland Paris Unveils Refurbishment Plan Prior To Their 25th anniversary

–– by Max Fan, DLPWelcome Disneyland Paris managers unveiled plans for a global refurbishment plan for the park’s upcoming 25th anniversary recently. Here’s what was presented during a big Cast Member forum that took place on June 10: "Disneyland Paris opened its gates 23 years ago, becoming the biggest Disney venue in Europe and its number one tourist destination. Ever since...

The Sweep Spot Episode 156 History of Tomorrowland Part 2

In this episode we continue our History of Tomorrowland Series. In part 2 we go from the year 1967 to 1985. The Tomorrowland 1967 Refurb is probably the best Tomorrowland that we have seen in its history. it is one we enjoy talking about and you will learn more about it. There was not a whole lot of changes...