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Becoming an Imagineer Begins With Your Mindset

Lots of questions are asked about being an Imagineer. What classes do I have to take? How do you apply? What’s the secret? Can you get me in? All of these are great questions, and I'd like to share the answers with you in the months to come. However, there’s one question that should be number 1 on the list...

Getting Deep on Tomorrowland ’98 with Tony Baxter – Season Pass Podcast

Memorial Day Weekend in May of 1998, I was 18 years old, a senior in high school, participating in Magic Music Days at Disneyland. While I was playing percussion with a high school band to accompany a Disney movie (I believe it was Pocahontas), Doug Barnes, who had deserted band as an elective due to major burnout, decided to...

News From All Around the World

This week, we have news and photos from Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and the Magic Kingdom! Lots of photos, so let's get this show on the road! That's going to do it for this week! How do you all feel about the changes and construction at these three parks? Let us know in the comments! If you appreciate...

Disney News Round Up: MiceChat 10 Year and Disneyland Changes!

Hello Round Up readers! This week we bring even more information about two big anniversaries, MiceChat's 10th and Disneyland's 60th. There's all sorts of discussion on confirmed and rumored refurbishments in the parks. Full information about the new night time offerings and the new Night Time Parade that is coming to Disneyland Resort! In our rumors and armchair Imagineering,...

MiceChat Podcast Returns – Disney Bling Bling and Other Things

The MiceChat crew discusses Disney park news and what's coming to a theme park near you in 2015. Of course, the big news comes from Disneyland, where the 60th "Diamond" anniversary is on the way with three big new shows and surprises. And please help us welcome a new host to the show, The Fabulous Disney Babe. Direct Download  |  ...

Disafterdark Series 3, Episode 6 – L’Episode De La Shareholder

Today we are joined by Martin, a Disneyland Paris shareholder who has recently attended the shareholder meeting. We sit, drink and talk about all the goings on at that meeting and what is coming out of it. All neat and pretty, then on with the show. Even if you don't use iTunes, it will really help us build up the awareness...

Disneyland announces a dazzling Diamond Celebration as refurbishments ramp up in both parks

Disneyland officially announced plans for its big 60th Anniversary celebration last week in an after-hours media event on Main Street, U.S.A. The event officially announced a slew of new nighttime entertainment including a new take on the classic Main Street Electrical Parade, an all-new version of World of Color, and a new fireworks show that will transform Disneyland...

Mousetalgia Podcast 328: Disneyland’s anniversaries

Disneyland just announced details of the 60th anniversary celebration, and Mousetalgia's special correspondent Mady reports on Disneyland's media night describing the festivities, which will include new dancing fountains; a focus on Walt Disney, the man; new Richard Sherman music and fireworks; a new nighttime parade; lots of diamonds and... swans? Mousetalgia also looks back at Disneyland's previous decade anniversaries,...

Fast and Furious – Supercharged

Universal Studios Hollywood will be kicking 2015 into high gear with the debut of their national 30-second commercial for its summer 2015 launch of the “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” attraction during NBC’s Super Bowl Pre-Game coverage on Sunday, February 1, 2015. The commercial kicks off the campaign for the new finale to Universal's world famous Studio Tour by surrounding visitors in the...

Legoland Expansion in Florida

LEGOLAND Florida is growing brick by brick into a major attraction in Central Florida Throughout it’s brief history, the LEGOLAND Florida Resort has suffered from the same dilemma that ultimately lead to the closure of its predecessor, Cypress Gardens. Located in the quiet hamlet of Winter Haven, approximately 45 minutes from most of the other Central Florida attractions, the resort...

The Sweep Spot: Past Restaurants at Disneyland

In this episode we take a look at The past restaurants at Disneyland. We learn where these food locations were, and what they served.

Are You Ready To Paint The Night At Disneyland?

On Wednesday night, Disneyland revealed the three new entertainment offerings which will debut May 22nd at the Disneyland Resort for the 60th Anniversary of the park Walt built (you can read more about those shows HERE). Of particular note is the return of a true nighttime parade to Disneyland Park. After the disastrous Light Magic failed to catch on following...

A Trip Back in Time to Olde Virginia, Part Two

Here's Part Two of Scarlett Stahl's pilgrimage to Olde Virginia. You can get caught up with Part One HERE ...Rick TAKE ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINNY, PART TWO By Scarlett Stahl I belong to the Frances Bland Randolph DAR Chapter in Petersburg, Va.  She was my cousin. The Regent (President) Pattie Arwood has become a good friend and took me for...

Disneyland Resort Update – Diamond Celebration and Ride Refurbishments

It's a huge week of news for the Disneyland Resort.  The 60th anniversary celebration, dubbed the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, was announced amid a flurry of pomp and pageantry this past Wednesday night.  The result is a park that is under heavy construction and refurbishment.  it's a small world, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Snow White's Grotto and Wishing...

Yesterland: Waterfall Garden in the Great Ceremonial House

It’s not unusual for a hotel lobby to have a fountain or indoor plants. But the atrium garden in this “Yester World” lobby is one-of-a-kind. Welcome to the centerpiece of the Great Ceremonial House, as it looked for more than 40 years. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Waterfall Garden in the Great Ceremonial House   When you are done reading, please leave...

Disneyland Resort 60th Anniversary Celebration Rundown

Get your party hats ready. Last night, during a special after-hours presentation on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park, Tom Staggs (Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts) announced that the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, which will mark the resort’s 60th anniversary, will begin Friday, May 22.   Later in the evening, John McClintock (senior publicist of Disneyland) confirmed that the celebration will be "long", with no ending date announced...

Disney News Round Up: Diamond Celebration and more!

Diamonds, Diamonds, everywhere! Last night we had the official announcement of the Disneyland 60th Anniversary. What do you think about the upcoming changes? Underwhelmed or Overwhelmed? We have photos below of the current concept designs for what Disneyland plans to launch on May 22nd as well as all the discussions it has spurred on our Forums. Also just so...

Epcot News and Photos

There are lots of fun things to see and chat about today from Walt Disney World. Let's tour Epcot and see what's new.   Disney fans are going crazy for the park-specific mugs now being sold at the in-park Starbucks locations. Disneyland and DCA mugs are selling out daily.   That about wraps things up for this week. How do you all feel...

Disneyland Paris Update: Discoveryland, Frozen, New Port Bay Club and more

We'd like to welcome Max to MiceChat. And while his column may be new, his name should sound familiar to you. Alain Littaye has used Max's photos in his updates here on MiceChat for years. Now that Alain has retired, Max is filling in on our Paris coverage. Max writes his articles in French. We then translate via Google...

Frozen Fun Comes to the Disney Cruise Line

Frozen fun is officially set to come to the Disney Cruise Line this summer 2015 with a treasure trove of new experiences onboard and off. Fittingly, the film and its beloved characters – Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf – are set to extensively join the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder for select Norwegian and Alaskan adventures respectively. The Disney Dream, Disney...