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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...

Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #13 – Floyd Norman Interview

Welcome to the April 2015 episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast! This month we have legendary animator Floyd Norman joining us. Though he prefers to be called a “cartoonist,” few other artists working in animation today can boast a career as varied as that of Floyd Norman. From the 1950s to today, Floyd’s diverse career, insightful viewpoint, and unflinching honesty have...

Fab Disney News: Star Wars Celebration, 24 Hour Party, Disney Research

While we're gearing up for my very first Gumball Rally (I'm among the volunteers), If you are interested in join us, take a look at the event page here. Now, let's dive into this week's Disney news: 24-Hour Party World of Color Dining Packages Now Available! If you're going to be attending the 24-hour party, there's a rare treat available -...

In The Parks at the Disneyland Resort

Hello Disney lovers!  It's time for another trip through the Disneyland resort with yours truly.  Today's update doesn't bring any breaking news, as we already know about the major plans for Disneyland's 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee.  We are all well aware that Sleeping Beauty Castle is fully decked out in diamonds, glitz and bunting.  The Tomorrowland Preview is running...

Mousetalgia Podcast 340: ILM Creature Shop Technician Kirk Thatcher

In this special episode recorded live from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim on April 17, 2015, Mousetalgia welcomes writer/director/puppeteer/creature artist Kirk Thatcher to the show to talk about his work for ILM on Return of the Jedi creating creatures and aliens, and then bringing them to life for the film. Television producer Joseph Freed also joins our roundtable to discuss...

Disafterdark Series 3, Episode 12 – Three Hundred and Sixty Five Days at Disney

Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download. Joining us this show is Troy. Troy has a plan. He's planning on spending a whole year, 365 days, staying on Disney property. Sounds nuts. maybe it is . . . We would really appreciate it if you would head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show and...

The Sweep Spot Episode 152 History of the Shops of New Orleans Square Disneyland

In this episode we take a historical look at the shops of New Orleans Square in Disneyland. There has been many changes over the years to this area, and we will talk about every one of them, plus some insight to when we worked at Disneyland as custodians.

Renovations Continue at Disneyland Paris Resort

Renovations Continue at Disneyland Paris Resort by Max Fan, DLPWelcome Welcome to the Disneyland Paris Resort! The weather is beautiful, the kids are out of school, so let's take a walk around the resort. Disneyland Park The musicians in the Gazebo. Some of the fountains for the night show Disney Dreams! no longer have their light installations. Cleaning on the Videopolis airship progresses slowly....

In the Parks Disneyland Update

Welcome one and all to a Disneyland edition of In the Parks!  We have plenty for you to see and more than enough for you to read about as we bring you the latest highlights of news from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.  Momentum is building as the Disneyland 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee approaches.  In less than a month...

A Sanity Check on “41 Insane Facts” — Part 4 of 4

Yesterland takes a closer look at the final 11 “Insane Facts” about Disneyland in Part 4 of this 4-part series. According to MSN (Microsoft Network), “There’s some mind-blowing facts out there that even the ultimate Disney fan doesn’t know.”   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: A Sanity Check on “41 Insane Facts” — Part 4 of 4   When you are done reading,...

A Fab Look at the Disneyland 60th Preview (Part Two) and Disney News

This column contains spoilers for the three Disneyland 60th Parade and Spectaculars. If you don't want any surprises to be spoiled, do not read any further! I published Part One on Tuesday HERE. And read down to the bottom for some recent Disney news and events. Imagineer Steven Davison, Executive, Parades and Spectaculars. had been up all night rehearsing, but...

Dateline Disney World: Changes Sweeping Across the Magic Kingdom

Let's head back to the Magic Kingdom to look at the many, many projects happening at the most popular theme park in the United States.   And that wraps things up for this week's column. Are you guys as excited for an Adventureland restaurant as I am? Let us know in the comments below! If you appreciate what we do here and...

Disney Dream Upgrades are Coming from Disney Cruise Line at Lightspeed

There's no shortage of exciting Disney Cruise Line news recently, and it just keeps getting better. As of this fall, the Disney Dream will unveil all new venues and experiences – Star Wars and Wreck-It Ralph ones included – once the ship reemerges from its October 2015 dry-dock at light-speed. Star Wars: Millennium Falcon It was already announced that Star Wars would...

A Fab Look at the Disneyland 60th Preview (Part One)

Last week, Disneyland hosted a group of press, bloggers and podcasters for a special treat: a media event describing more (but not all) of what to expect from the upcoming 60th Anniversary, including spectaculars, ride enhancements, special food and a ton of merchandise. It opened with a film and description of how the Cast Members are the most important part...

‘Tomorrowland’ takes Disneyland to the World’s Fair as Frozen Fun thaws at California Adventure

Disney's latest sci-fi adventure, "Tomorrowland" takes the park back to the 1964-65 New York World's Fair for a sneak preview in the Magic Eye Theater. The Brad Bird-directed film hits theaters in May and Disneyland guests can get an extended sneak preview of the film and check out production art and film props from the upcoming movie in...

Mousetalgia 339: The “unsung Newsie” Derek Young; Haunted Mansion news

Mousetalgia continues our own 24/7 Newsies cycle with another Newsies-inspired episode today as we welcome session musician Derek Young to the show to talk about his experience as the "unsung Newsie" from the original Disney film, released 23 years ago. Derek talks about working with composer Alan Menken and arranger Danny Troob on the soundtrack album, for which he...

Disneyland Paris Update: Discoveryland and more…

Disneyland Paris Update: Discoveryland and more... by Max Fan, DLPWelcome We continue our tour of Disneyland Paris as spring blooms in France. The park is enjoying some sprucing up, as you will see, but a few serious problems are still unaddressed. First up, we'll head over to Discoveryland and Autopia to check on the progress of Space Mountain and Videopolis. You can...

DisAfterDark Season 3 Show 11 Cinderella Wrestling

Joining us this week in the Mouse's Head is Real Fans 4 Real Movies Andy DiGenova.  Check out his other podcasts Holy Bat Cast & Taking the Bullet We would really appreciate it if you would head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show and leave us a review. Even if you don't use iTunes, it will really help us build up the awareness of the podcast...

New Disney Cruise Line Port Adventures in Alaska for 2015

This year you can board the Disney Cruise Line in Alaska and enjoy a new selection of Port Adventures, with some Disney exclusives, along the way. So, let's go sailing together on the Disney Wonder... In fact, you can join MiceChat and yours truly onboard the MiceChat Disney Wonder Cruise to Alaska on June 1, 2015. Visit Fairy Godmother Travel for more information (or write to MiceChat@FairyGodmotherTravel.com)....