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Changes underway from the Haunted Mansion to Soarin’ as Disneyland gets ready for its 60th Anniversary

Disney is expected to finally announce its big plans for Disneyland's 60th Anniversary this Wednesday in a special media preview event, but guests visiting the parks can already see a glimpse of what's to come as refurbishment and enhancement projects continue in both theme parks. In Disneyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle is now closed and the moat is now...

Mousetalgia Podcast 327: Hat Box Ghost rumors, Frozen Fun, Star Wars Half Marathon

This week, Mousetalgia runs to a galaxy far, far away to talk about Disneyland's recent Star Wars Half Marathon weekend. With Dave or Becky participating in each race, we have a full report on the goings on, the galactic hoohah, the out-of-this-world costumes, and the too-few character photo opportunities. Was this a good start for the Star Wars races,...

All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt’s Trains

Suzanne Lee returns to MiceChat today with a report from the Walt Disney Family Museum, where a acclaimed Disney trains exhibit has been extended into March. If you can get to the Walt Disney Family Museum before the March 15 closing of its exhibit "All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt's Trains," it is well worth a special trip to San...

A Trip Back in Time to Olde Virginia

TAKE ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINNY By Scarlett Stahl California is my home but I admit that I wish I could spend part of the year in Virginia. I really am a small town girl and I love the Southern food, the rich history, the beautiful rivers and countryside, as well as the gracious hospitality. So recently I took another...

Busch Gardens Says Goodbye Gwazi

We’re back with another Busch Gardens Tampa update! We have news regarding Gwazi’s closing date as well as information on some ongoing and upcoming events at the park. Goodbye Gwazi The park has announced that Gwazi is closing for good on February 1, so if you haven’t gotten your final ride in yet, now is the time. No word yet as...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #125 – News & Disney Versus Universal

Welcome to our first regular show of 2015. We begin by playing the last of the Butterbeer preferences from last year and then play one from Darren and Nina as they try the new HOT butterbeer, which is now available at both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida. We then introduce our new Butterbeer Preference segment for 2015....

Universal Hollywood Construction Update – Springfield, Fast and Furious, and Harry Potter

There is a ton of stuff happening at Universal Studios Hollywood right now.  Claiming to be the entertainment capital of Los Angeles will be an understatement once all of the projects for 2015 and 2016 are finished.  This year alone we will see the opening of Springfield USA in front of The Simpsons Ride and Fast and Furious Supercharged...

Yesterland: Storybook Land from the Skyway

Here at Yesterland, there’s a ride that provides an overhead view of the intricate miniature buildings and landscapes of Storybook Land—not the water-level view from the Storybook Land Canal Boats or the slightly elevated view from the Casey Jr. Circus Train enjoyed by Disneyland guests.  Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Storybook Land from the Skyway   When you are done reading, please...

Four Great Places To Relax At Walt Disney World

While there is no shortage of activity in Walt Disney World's four park offerings, sometimes it's just nice to find a spot to relax and take in the magic.  Here are four of my favorite spots to take a load off and soak it in. Tom Sawyer's Island, Magic Kingdom Hop a raft and sail over to Tom Sawyer's Island for...

Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #10 – Ron Schneider Interview

The Disney Avenue Podcast returns with a fantastic interview with the original Dreamfinder, Ron Schneider! Born in Southern California in 1952, Ron was born to be a performer.  He was a puppeteer, ventriloquist, magician and actor, who was fascinated by Walt Disney’s Disneyland and dreamed of one day performing at the park. Ron got his first theme park job in...

Central Hub Changes at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This week, we're looking at the Magic Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios, where big changes are underway.     Let's head to Disney's Hollywood Studios!   Coming Soon . . . That's going to wrap things up for this week's edition. How do you feel about these major changes to two central areas of the WDW parks? And what are the positives and...

Behind the Scenes or What Lies Behind the Curtain

As I looked over the feedback from my Country Bear articles (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), I realized that I left a few things unexplained. Plus, there were a lot of specific questions about how these creatures work and so on. So, this time I decided to let you have a little peek behind the curtain. When I joined...

Disney News Round Up: Royals, Rebels, and Refurbs

Today we time travel to the 90's, bounce back to the future of Sleeping Beauty Castle, and view the recently reopened Royal Courtyard at Disneyland. The Star Wars Half Marathon took Disneyland by storm and a new Frozen meet and greet area is coming to Epcot.  Did you hear that the new Avatar film is being delayed until 2017? ...

The Future of Disneyland Paris

We have a bittersweet post today from Alain Littaye of Disney and More. He is hanging up his writing hat for now and this is his very last column. Fortunately for all of us, this is a big juicy post just filled with Disneyland Paris rumors, news and updates. And no worries, Alain has set us up with a...

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.