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Disneyland gets ready for its 60th Anniversary with refurbishments throughout both theme parks

Disneyland is quickly becoming a park full of construction walls as more and more closes for refurbishment as the park gets ready for its big 60th Anniversary celebration this summer. Today, Sleeping Beauty Castle begins its refurbishment and transformation for the park's Diamond Celebration. And that's not all — repainting, repairs and renovations are underway in both theme...

Mousetalgia Podcast 326: Email show – Club 33, Disneyland tips

It's back to the email inbox, as Team Mousetalgia answers your questions. The topics include a list of our favorite exhibits at the Walt Disney Family Museum; Disneyland dining with a baby; sharing a love for Disney with people who don't share your passion; antenna ball tips when you don't have an antenna on your car; a special Small...

The Sweep Spot Episode 145: Disneyland in 1985

In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in 1985. We learn about what attractions were there at that time, which were not yet, and some that went away. We talk about some of the differences at the park, along with new management, and what it may have been like to go to Disneyland in 1985. Hope you...

Knotts Berry Farm is Pretty in Pink

Today we bring news from Knotts Berry Farm. As the Christmas elements are removed from the park, maintenance and plans for the upcoming year move in.  To start the year off, Knott's has again partnered with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer awareness by offering special tickets and merchandise.  Next up we'll...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #124 – Islands of Adventure Orientation Part 3

Welcome travellers, to this third and final part of your Islands of Adventure Orientation. So far we have covered the Island as a whole, Seuss Landing, The Lost Continent and Jurassic Park. To conclude your education on bringing this unique "theme park" to life for our many guests, we step in to the wacky world of the Sunday comics in TOON...

Yesterland: Unknotting the Treehouse Legend

What’s the real story of the connection between Disneyland’s Swiss Family Treehouse and an impressive Moreton Bay fig tree in an Anaheim city park?  Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Unknotting the Treehouse Legend   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

A Delightful Dollop of Dole Whip

Erin takes us on a journey into the world of one of the most beloved Disney treats . . . the Dole Whip. A day spent at the Disneyland Resort, for many of us, induces excitement at the thought of indulging in our favorite magical treat(s). The churros, the character candy apples, the popcorn, the mint julep, the Mickey-­‐Mouse-­‐shaped ice...

Disafterdark Podcast Series 3, Episode 5 – The New Years Show

You wait ages for new shows from us, then two come along at once. Just the three of us again We start the news chatting about Avatar, before it degenerates into a “what films were released in the year you were born” All neat and pretty, then on with the show. Direct Link Download the iTunes Podcast App direct to your iDevice. https://appsto.re/gb/13EuF.i or if you...

CityWalk Changes and Islands of Adventure Construction

Dateline Disney World is growing. For 2015, I decided that I wanted to have more of a finger on the pulse of the theme park industry in Orlando, so I reached out to Dusty and Co. about doing some Universal Orlando coverage. They loved the idea, so once a month, I will be doing Universal Orlando updates here on...

Disney News Round Up: Walls, Walls, Everywhere

A new lobby at Walt Disney World Polynesian Hotel and Frozen Fun at the Disneyland Resort are just some of the interesting things we have for you this week in the MiceChat Round up. First up, we have amazing photography from MiceChatters visiting the Disneyland Resort along with the return of Fantasy in the Sky fireworks.  It's not all...

Remy Offers New Culinary Options Onboard the Disney Cruise Line

There's now even more fine dining to celebrate onboard the Disney Cruise Line at Remy. The premium adults-only specialty restaurant, inspired by the film Ratatouille and featured exclusively on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, now offers additional tasting experiences that are sure to whet your appetite. Petites Assiettes de Remy First up is Petites Assiettes de Remy, or Small Plates of...

Be Our Guest: An Evening With Paige O’Hara and a Day in Magic Kingdom with Bob Gurr

Bonjour MiceChatters! It is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we invite you to a very special evening with Paige O’Hara, voice of Belle from Beauty and the Beast, on March 7th 2015 in Orlando Florida! This event will be a very special evening filled with stories, laughter and fun as Paige shares her stories on her time spent on...

Frozen Fun takes over as preparations get underway for Disneyland’s 60th

Rain fell on the parks over the weekend as Disneyland finished taking down the Christmas garland and gets ready to string up the diamonds for its big 60th anniversary celebration. Big refurbishments are springing up throughout both theme parks as Disney California Adventure's new Frozen Fun offerings hope to entertain guests while several favorites in both parks close...

Mousetalgia Podcast 325: Into the Woods; Pixar storytelling; Walt and nature

Mousetalgia goes Into the woods to discuss the latest film from Walt Disney Pictures. Kristen, a long-time Sondheim enthusiast and performer, offers her take on the show's merits and musings, while Jeff questions the message underneath the music. Is this movie a good match for the Disney catalog? Next, Becky talks about a lecture given by Bobette Buster, a...

Hong Kong Disneyland At Night

Leaving comments on articles can really pay off. Toby Johnson was so moved by your kind comments on his Hong Kong Disneyland series that he sent us one last bonus article with nighttime photos of Hong Kong and Disneyland. Thank you Toby, we've really enjoyed this series! You can find the previous photos here: Part One, Part Two, Part...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #123 – Christmas and Outtakes

On this show we go over some news from 2014 and what we have coming up for UUOP in the new year. We bring you a live yuletide "On Location" from Universal Studios Hollywood from Dr Ian Malcolm, a live Christmas "On Location" from Universal Orlando Resort by Gregory and a Christmas update from Universal Studios Singapore from Xaio. After we...

Disafterdark Podcast Series 3, Episode 4 – The Belated Christmas Show

Welcome back to the pub and our really late Christmas show. We think you are going to like it. Especially if you're drinking a pint. The news mostly concentrates on what came out of the DLP shareholders meeting a few weeks ago. Interesting stuff. We would really appreciate it if you would head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show...

Frozen Fractals All Around at the Disneyland Resort

It's time for a Disneyland and Disney California Adventure edition of In the Parks. Old school Fantasy in the Sky fireworks have returned to Disneyland until the fancy new 60th anniversary fireworks are ready later this Spring. We'll show you the short and simple show in photos and video. Frozen Fun has finally officially opened at both parks and...

Yesterland: Sorcerer Mickey Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This week, crews began to dismantle the giant Sorcerer Mickey hat blocking the Chinese Theatre façade of The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Yesterland originally published the story of the hat in 2008.  Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Please Remove Your Hat   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Park Wise Disney Resolutions for 2015

Resolutions. I know, easy to make but not likely to keep. In fact, I'm two days into spring semester, and I already broke my resolution to be prepared with a lunch to avoid noshing on cafeteria fare. But Disney resolutions? Those have a little more magic behind them, and I have a new list this year! 1. Expand My Disney...