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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...

Marvelous Marvel Disney Infinity

The first question that owners of Disney Infinity had was whether or not the system was backwards compatible with Disney Infinity 2.0. Would the original figures, power disks and playsets work with the new hardware? Disney set up a page to answer those questions; however, the short answer was "no". The figures and Power Disks for the original Infinity...

New Polynesian Lobby, Magic Kingdom Hub, and Bye-Bye Hat

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! We're kicking off 2015 with photos of the new Polynesian lobby, some Magic Kingdom photos, as well as saying Adios to the Sorcerer's Hat at the Studios. We are very curious to hear  your thoughts about some of today's controversial images. The lobby has certainly changed. Some think the hotel has lost its...

Disney News Round Up: 60th Anniversary Details and Rumors

Happy New Year fellow MiceChatters! Did you hear? The hat is finally coming down at Disney Hollywood Studios and fans of the park couldn't be happier. Want to hear an idea for a Tron Ride?  How could Walt Disney World finally fix the Yeti?  There's plenty to ready and talk about in this week's MiceChat Round Up of Disney...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #122 – Behind the Scenes as a Universal Team Member

On this special episode we welcome our "On Location" reporter, Gregory, on to the show to talk about his time working as a Team Member at Universal Orlando Resort. In his nearly two years working at the parks, Gregory  worked at Universal Orlando resort from February 2012 until January 2014 and worked on the attractions Jurassic Park, The Revenge of the...

A Chat with Agent Carter’s Christopher Lennertz

Marvel's Agent Carter begins its seven-episode run tonight with a two-hour movie (making it the first of this generation's female superhero movies). One of the people who make the Marvel Magic is Christopher Lennertz, who composed the score for the series. You might have heard his work on Supernatural or on the Marvel one-shots Agent Carter and Item 47....

MiceAge Update – Disneyland Diamonds and Jedi

Disneyland has just finished the busiest two weeks of the year with massive crowds of big-spending tourists packing the parks every day. This week, with Annual Passes unblocked, the crowds will moderate but flip to a local demographic before the slower weeks of January and February settle in. In this update we’ll fill you in on just what the...

Magic and Mistakes: Disneyland Year in Review 2014

Welcome to 2015! With no major new attractions, the loss of Billy Hill and the Hillbillies, controversial changes in New Orleans Square, and ugly safety changes at Sleeping Beauty Castle, it was a bit of a rough year for long-time Disneyland fans. It wasn't all bad, though, and the year packed in a lot of smaller things...