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Celebrate Marion Knott Montapert

Marion Knott Montapert April 22, 1922 – November 13, 2014 Marion Genevieve Knott was literally born into the amusement park business. As youngest daughter of Walter and Cordelia Knott, founders of Knott's Berry Farm, Marion was the only one of the four Knott children to be born on the renowned berry farm which grew up to become the nation's oldest theme...

Serving Time in “Walt Disney Castle”

This doozy comes courtesy of MiceChatter John Stearns. Thanks John! Usually, I cover up the name and photo on these, to protect the innocent. In this case, this is Answers.com's Disney Supervisor (expert, apparently). Looking at some of her other answers, I gather that she's not so much an expert on Disney as a master at Google-fu. A couple of...

Disney Cruise Line Announces Early 2016 Itineraries

Highlights for early 2016 Disney Cruise Line itineraries include the introduction of Tortola, capitol of the British Virgin Islands, and the French Island of Martinique along with a return to the homeport of San Juan, Puerto Rico. More details can be found on the Itineraries and Ports for 2016 page of DisneyCruise.com. Eastern Caribbean Eastern Caribbean itineraries leaving from Port Canaveral, Florida on the...

The Haunted Mansion Show: Busting a Chorus

As we all know, this Haunted Mansion knows how to stay spooky for the entirety of the year. If you live in a house that you’re just dying to keep haunted, the Ghost Host shares a few sinister suggestions for you. After a few modifications for the show are announced, you’ll find yourself serenaded with a creepy chorus or...

The Holidays arrive at Disneyland with the return of Jingle Cruise, Viva Navidad and more

The holidays are now in full swing at Disneyland following this weekend's official launch for the holiday season. While most of the holiday offerings soft-launched last week, this week some notable offerings opened, including the enhanced Jingle Cruise in Disneyland and the excellent Viva Navidad Street Party at Disney California Adventure. The weekend also hosted runDinsey's inaugural Avengers...

Mousetalgia Podcast 317: Touring the parks with a 7-year-old; Big Hero 6 review

Touring the parks with a 7-year-old: this week, Team Mousetalgia discusses Jeff's recent trip to the park with his daughter as the parks unveil their holiday splendor. The decorations are up, the Frozen Christmas Day special has been filmed, and the Christmas Fantasy Parade is now showing at Disneyland Park. Jeff discusses a magic moment with Peter Pan, meeting...

“I Have Always Loved Trains” – Walt Disney

Please join us in welcoming Roger Colton to MiceChat. He was lucky enough to attend the opening of a new exhibit at the Walt Disney Family Museum. Let's travel down the tracks with Roger and Walt Disney himself . . . "I Have Always Loved Trains." – Walt Disney   There is a new exhibition on display at the Walt Disney Family...

Universal Studios Hollywood Makes Magic with Day of Giving

On Thursday, November 14th, Universal Studios Hollywood hosted its 10th annual Day of Giving at 6 different locations throughout southern California.  Teaming with Operation School Bell, Universal's Discover a Star Foundation donated education essentials to young folks in need and provided a day of fun to each and every one of them. Each child received one week worth of clothing,...

Hong Kong Disneyland Mystic Manor and Halloween Mazes

In today’s article, we take a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland. Micechatter Toby Johnson was kind enough to share his photos and report on his holiday. Toby has prepared a mini weekend series for us. In today’s article we'll take a look at Mystic Manor, The Fantasyland Masquerade Ball and more! Next week we will get some glimpses of Hong Kong's Main...

Broadway Stars Sing for the Walt Disney Birthplace Restoration

Please join MiceChat and hundreds of Disney and industry insiders as we StartSomeGood for the Walt Disney Birthplace. There are a couple of big upcoming events that YOU are invited to, so check out the whole article below. You have been reading quite a bit in the news lately about the Walt Disney Birthplace restoration project, and for good reason....

Disney Releases New Shanghai Disney Resort Artwork

Work continues on the new Disney resort in Shanghai, China. Alain Littaye has paired new renderings from the company with photos from a Chinese website to make some interesting observations. ~~Rick Shanghaî Disney Resort Releases New Artwork Plus New Construction Photos by Alain Littaye Disney and more blog Shanghaî Disneyland released new artwork, focusing on the hotels and "Disney Town" -...

Disafterdark Series 3, Episode 1b – Nick and the other Paul get a go

Welcome back to the pub and thank you for the download. The team is here and raring to get back on air.  Not too much has changed, we still drink occasionally and we talk about disney stuff. We have a new theme track on the way, so if you you know of anyone who can sing that would help us :-) It...

Jingle Jangle Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

The holiday season officially begins today at the Disneyland Resort.  Both parks are filled to the brim with more Christmas cheer than can be covered in a single update.  In a companion piece to Andy Castro's wonderful coverage of the Holiday offerings as of Monday, we cover a few things that weren't quite ready on Monday, including the return...

DoomBuggies Spook Show #12: The Attic Bride

In this spook-er-sized Halloween episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show, we discuss the recent "Ghostly Materials" exhibition at Disneyland and speak with one of the artists, Bridget McCarty, about the opening day of this release of Haunted Mansion-related artwork. We also talk about the recent flood of Haunted Mansion merchandise in the parks, and the new Haunted Mansion-specific store...

The Original O’ Canada!

You’ve just stepped into the Circle-Vision 360 theater at the Canada pavilion of Yestercot. Soon the beauty, pageantry, ice, and snow of Canada will surround you on nine screens in O’ Canada!   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Original O’ Canada!   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Knotts Berry Farm Announces 4D Voyage to the Iron Reef

The news is out. That construction in the old Berry Tales/Kingdom of the Dinosaurs building at Knott's Berry Farm is for a 4D dark-ride called Voyage To The Iron Reef, which will Submerge Guests Under The Boardwalk In An Interactive Media-Based adventure to save the theme park. Knott’s Berry Farm has confirmed that they are building a new interactive 4-D...

Welcome to SAMLAND 2.0 – Disneyland Observed

Welcome to Samland 2.0. This is one man's attempt to understand and document public places that respect people. Sometimes those spaces are inside of theme parks and at other times they are out there in the big world. Welcome to my journey. THE CITY OBSERVED: DISNEYLAND When one reviews the critical literature regarding the topic of Disneyland, they would find opinion...

Holiday Shopping at Walt Disney World

Can you believe it's already halfway through November? The leaves are turning, temperatures are dropping and wallets are shrinking. The holidays are here, and for many that means shopping. If you're traveling to Walt Disney World, here are a few tips to ponder before tackling the gift shops in search of that perfect present. Discounts While Disney prices are definitely higher...

Marvelous Marvel – The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Part 3

This is part 3 of Noe Valladolid epic series on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L D. If you are catching us in the middle, please check our PART ONE and PART TWO first. The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is shaping up to be a great series. It has the capacity to carry the Marvel banner for years. However, for younger audiences, it is...

Disneyland Paris – A LIVE 3-D Audio Adventure

Paul recently received an email from a Dutch listener named Michel who was just about to visit the Disneyland Paris Resort. He offered to do a Where in the Park game for the show, and we eagerly accepted his offer. This is such an amazing sound experience... HEADPHONES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! BE SURE TO SEND IN YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS SHOW! Enjoy! ********************************* Direct...