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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...

Terri Hardin: More With The Foster Farms Chickens – Part 2

Hello again, as promised in Part One of the Foster Farms Chickens story, I’ll share some photos to show you how the magic works in creating these whimsical commercials. Before we get started on the chickens, I’d like to share a special little guy with you.  As many of you may know, you can commission me to create one-of-a-kind piece...

Ant-ics Begin and Diamonds Shine at the Disneyland Resort

The lovely Disneyland Resort is the subject of In The Parks today. Summer rolls onward and the spectacular Diamond Celebration for Disneyland's 60th Anniversary is going full steam ahead. This breezy pictorial from the park offers a glimpse of things to come.  In Disneyland we see that a brand new photo opportunity has popped up along Big Thunder Trail.  We...

Yesterland: Maelstrom

A voice with a distinct Norwegian accent intones, “You are not the first to pass this way, nor shall you be the last. Those who seek the spirit of Norway face peril and adventure—but more often find beauty and charm.”   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Maelstrom   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: To Disney Infinity and Beyond

It's day two out of three at E3, and although the expo gets quieter every year, it's still plenty noisy. Let's take a look at some news: Disney Interactive Has a AAA Title at E3 Five years ago, had most people said the above, they would have been greeted with derisive laughter. Today, it's true. Disney's been the hottest booth for...

Window to the Magic – MORE SPOILERS: “Diamond T Party & World of Color: Celebrate!”

Paul, and his walking angel Wendy, take a trip into Disney California Adventure to share with you the excitement of the updated "Diamond T Party and completely new "World of Color: Celebrate! The World of Disney" as Disneyland Resort continues to kick off it's 60th Anniversary celebration. During this show, we are also joined by J.C. Tregarthen ~ Talk Radio...

it IS a small world after all!

Welcome Again to “Disney Notes” – a look at the music and sounds of Disney. Over the years the “it’s a small world” attraction has received a considerable amount of historical, analytical and critical attention – just like any great work of art. The quick design and construction for the ’64 World’s Fair, and the construction at Disneyland and Walt...

Disney News Round Up: Great Photos and Firsts

Welcome to another installment of the MiceChat Roundup! This week we have reports from In the Parks and Dateline Disneyland that bring you all the latest updates from the Disneyland Resort. We also share some great trip reports from many of our very own micechatters with beautiful photos! Did you know that Tokyo DisneySea is celebrating its 15th anniversary? ...

Fab News: I Lava you

Happy almost summer, Micekateers! E3 is launching with announcements all over, big things are happening at the movies, and theme parks are heating up. Here's a little bit of news: Fab Goes Legit It's no secret that I get around. I write and photograph for Jim Hill Media and my photos even occasionally appear in Jim's Huffington Post articles. I sometimes...

DisAfterDark Season 3 Episode 17 The James Reynolds Tribute Show

We honor John Bishop's Alphabet Soup Podcast from 2009 with our new Feature. We are joined in the pub by The Letter A.  Well we are back after the Classic last show Season 3 Episode 16.  We bring back the News in light of the Terrible Alton Towers accident & we borrow John Bishop's Alphabet Soup Podcast format for...

Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration continues as the park gets ready for more new summer magic

Disneyland continues to celebrate its big 60th Anniversary as the summer pushes forward. In both parks, work on new additions are underway. The extended refurbishment on Peter Pan's Flight will wrap up on July 1, bringing major new enhancements to the classic Fantasyland dark ride. In Tomorrowland, work on Innoventions' major facelift progresses as the Tomorrowland Theatre...

Fast and Furious Supercharged preview at Universal Studios Hollywood

This past week we were able to take a sneak peek at the new Fast and Furious Supercharged attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. This new finale to the tram tour, in the former spot of the Mummy's Tomb/Avalanche Tunnel, is the most ambitious addition to the tour since Earthquake in 1988.  Universal employs nearly every trick they have in...

Mousetalgia Podcast 347: Inside Out, Stop Plus Ultra

Pixar's Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera appeared at the Seattle International Film Festival to introduce "Inside Out," and Kristen reports from the screening and discusses the filmmakers' inspirations, motivations, and obstacles that were overcome in the making of Pixar's latest film. Jeff reviews "Animation Anecdotes," a book by Disney historian Jim Korkis, and TEA reports that while Disneyland's attendance...