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Walt Disney – The Great “Adapter”

March 25, 2014 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

Walt Disney enjoys an almost unmatched reputation as a Great Innovator in the same vein as Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. This extends to many epochs of his career, including the very concept of theme…

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The SeaWorld 50th Anniversary MiceChat Celebration

March 25, 2014 at 2:00 am | 20 Comments

MiceChat recently visited SeaWorld San Diego during the SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration, Sea of Surprises.  Throughout the day a group of very talented photographers took pictures of the event.  A special thanks to Michael Greening,…

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Disneyland gets ready for springtime fun as refurbishments continue throughout the park

March 24, 2014 at 5:05 am | 22 Comments

Disneyland is getting ready to kick off spring with a festive springtime roundup at the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree with special character meet-and-greets with Disney bunnies as well as the Easter Bunny himself. Meanwhile, as…


Mousetalgia 283: Disney Legend Rolly Crump, Seattle’s PNW Mouse Meet

March 24, 2014 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments

Mousetalgia welcomes WED Imagineer and Disney Legend Rolly Crump to this episode of the podcast to talk about his time working for Walt Disney in the creation of Disneyland Park. Crump talks about his time…


Batman Backwards at Six Flags Magic Mountain

March 23, 2014 at 7:30 am | 11 Comments

MiceChat was invited to Six Flags Magic Mountain this week for a surprisingly fun ride on a classic coaster.   This spring, the park is giving both Batman the Ride and Colossus a fun spin with…


The Haunted Mansion Show: Where’s Hattie?

March 23, 2014 at 12:30 am | No Comments

It has been weeks now and one question plagues the mind of many a Happy Haunt: “Where has The Hatbox Ghost gone to now?” That question will finally be answered, for he has left behind…


Disneyland History Through Postcards – Walt Disney’s 100th Birthday

March 22, 2014 at 3:00 am | 6 Comments

One way we can learn about Disneyland history is by looking at the postcards that have been sold in the park through the years. Before his untimely passing in 2012, our friend Ken Eslick encouraged…


Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #83 – News, Rumors and Coldstone

March 22, 2014 at 1:00 am | 4 Comments

Join us for another audio adventure as we go through the listener survey that we recently posted and let you know the changes that we are making due to your feedback. We continue our quest…


Disneyland Resort Refurbishments Spread

March 21, 2014 at 3:00 am | 39 Comments

The Disneyland Resort is looking absolutely stunning this week.  With the return of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, guests and pass holders alike flocked to Frontierland to see the explosive new changes on the classic attraction.…


Magic Kingdom Hub in Pieces

March 21, 2014 at 2:00 am | 25 Comments

Welcome back to Dateline Disney World. This week, the most action happened at the Magic Kingdom, so we’re back there this time around. Let’s get started! Outside the park, you can see the construction of…


Universal Studios Hollywood Brings Despicable Me Minion Mayhem to Life

March 21, 2014 at 1:39 am | 21 Comments

Earlier today MiceChat was invited to take a sneak peek at the brand new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood.  The California version of the ride is brimming with interactive elements, goofball…


Disney’s Electrical Parade, a California Classic

March 20, 2014 at 8:06 pm | 18 Comments

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Yesterland proudly presents a spectacular festival pageant of nighttime magic and imagination in thousands of sparkling lights and electrosynthomagnetic musical sounds: Disney’s Electrical Parade.   Read the full YESTERLAND…


Seven Things to Put In Your Disney Parks Bag

March 20, 2014 at 3:00 am | 23 Comments

A few weeks ago, we chatted about the perfect park bag, and while some of you don’t take a thing into the parks that won’t fit into your pockets, I thought we ought to discuss…


Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – Ride It!

March 20, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

WTTM #412: “Big Thunder Cast Preview Event – Radio Edit” Paul and Calvin were the guests of their friend JEFF for the Cast Preview of the newly redone Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction at Disneyland. …


Bob’s True-Life Adventures No.3 2013 – Exotic Turkey

March 19, 2014 at 3:00 am | 4 Comments

Today’s Wheel of Adventures stopped at 2013, so here we go. The Aegean Sea is the center of Grecian ancient cultures – from Crete and Rhodes in the south to Troy in the north, Athens…


Disney News Round Up: Upswing in WDW and Starbucks Everwhere!

March 19, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

The MiceChat Roundup of Disney and theme park news and information is back with the Disney week in info, trip reports, pictures and fun.  Should the Matterhorn be transformed into a Frozen themed thrill ride? …


On the Upswing

March 18, 2014 at 3:00 am | 49 Comments

By and large, things are looking up at Walt Disney World. Prices may continue rising every year, but the crowds keep coming back. Disney COULD look at the crowd levels and decide to leave well…

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Universal Orlando Update – Hogwarts Express details and Starbucks Opens at CityWalk

March 18, 2014 at 2:00 am | 25 Comments

It’s a big update from Universal Orlando Resort this week as details have been released about the upcoming Hogwarts Express attraction. Plus, Starbucks has opened at CityWalk and other venues are getting closer as construction…


News of the Weird: Aquarium Bursts at Downtown Disney’s T-Rex Restaurant

March 18, 2014 at 12:17 am | 10 Comments

A large aquarium suddenly burst yesterday at the popular Downtown Disney Orlando restaurant, T-Rex. It was a wet mess. Those poor fish! Much thanks to our friends at the EdgesOfTheEarth blog who were there to…

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad explodes from refurbishment as Starbucks opens in Downtown Disney

March 17, 2014 at 5:05 am | 53 Comments

Disneyland‘s classic Big Thunder Mountain Railroad emerged from its extended 14-month refurbishment project over the weekend with Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club previews that showed off the ride’s impressively smooth new track and explosive…