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Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.18 WONDER-Full Christmas

Where to go for the Holidays? Take a cruise with me on the Disney Wonder. This time of year the Wonder is…well, WONDER-Full as she's all decked out in her Christmas finery and filled with Disney characters all in special holiday dress. Of course, all the music and entertainment is created just for the season, even though she's in...

Disney News Round Up: Candy Canes Everywhere!

What has two sticks for arms, a carrot for a nose, and coal for eyes? The MiceChat Round up of course!  Olaf the snowman will begin meet and greets at Disney California Adventure and Samland looks back at the Peoplemover to start things off.  But that is just the beginning.  We also have a wonderful report from a MiceChat...

Candlelight lights up the holidays as Frozen Fun takes over the Disneyland Resort

Winter is coming! Frozen is a year old and Disneyland is finally giving into guest demand with a lineup of new entertainment and attraction additions based on the hit animated film. Starting December 20, Frozen Fun will bring a variety of offerings to Disney California Adventure's Hollywood Land including a snow play area, a sing-along stage show, and character...

The WEDway PeopleMover Story

A while back, we wandered through the Monsanto House of the Future with Samland. That demonstration home lasted until 1967, when a whole new Tomorrowland based on the “World on the Move” theme was unleashed. One of the breakthrough attractions in the new Tomorrowland was the WEDway PeopleMover. Although it is now gone, it certainly is not forgotten. Where...

Mousetalgia Podcast 320: Walt’s trains, Frozen’s Spencer Lacey Ganus

Spencer Lacey Ganus, the voice of Teen Elsa from Frozen, joins Mousetalgia to bring some holiday cheer to the show. Also this week, Jeff discusses two new exhibitions being hosted at the Walt Disney Family Museum; one titled "All Aboard," which is about Walt Disney's history with and passion for locomotives, and one about Herman Schultheis and his notebooks,...

Tour of Twisted Colossus Construction at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain is currently in the process of reinventing one of their classic coasters for another generation.  Once the world's tallest, fastest coaster, the classic wooden coaster, Colossus, is being transformed into one long twisty, turvey, steel-tracked beast of coaster insanity. The new project, overseen by Rocky Mountain Construction, will feature 4,990 feet of steel track with a...

Hong Kong Disneyland Trip Part 3: Main Street

Micechatter Toby Johnson shares his photos and report on his holiday to Hong Kong Disneyland. Part one looked at the hotels of the resort, part two focused on Mystic Manor and Halloween. Today, we'll look at Main Street USA.     Where the Disney Gallery, (previously Bank of Main Street) is in Disneyland, Ca.(DL), is the Animation Ancademy at Hong Kong Disneyland. Here...

Celebrate the Holidays in Central Florida

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Cooler weather has returned, and the Florida theme parks are all decked out for the holiday season. It's hard not to be in the Christmas spirit in the Orlando area. In addition to the normal feeling of magic and joy that you are bound to feel every day of the year, the...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #119 – News and Emails

Welcome back to UUOP. On this show we begin with a Butterbeer taste test from Micechat's very own Dusty Sage and Fishbulb. Which do they like best, the frozen or non-frozen? Following that we get to the news which includes all the Holiday goings on that can be found at Universal Orlando Resort this year, such as the Macy's Parade...

Disney Avenue Podcast – The Alice Davis Interview

The Disney Avenue Podcast returns with a fantastic interview with Walt Disney Imagineering's original “designing woman” Alice Davis. Married to Disney Legend Marc Davis, she enjoyed a fashionable Disney career of her own, designing and dressing animated figures for such beloved Disneyland attractions as it’s a small world and Pirates of the Caribbean. One day, she received a call from her...

Discovery Cove Immerses Visitors in a Wild World

Let’s face it; ecotourism is a major moneymaker, and theme parks all over Orlando have taken full advantage of this fast growing market. Destinations such as Disney’s Animal Kingdom, SeaWorld, and Busch Gardens have tried to combine a naturalistic animal experience with thrilling rides with varying levels of success. Other parks in Florida, including Epcot and Marineland Florida, even...

Grinchmas hits Universal Studios Hollywood

Welcome to Universal Studios Hollywood!  Today we jump right in to the Christmas cheer with a report on the beginning of Grinchmas.  Yes, the Grinch has returned, but we hear he's nice now. We shall see about that. There is still plenty to see around the park as we bring you the latest construction pictures and information from The...

An Excursion to the Walt Disney Family Museum – by Train

To many people, Walt Disney included, a trip by train was the way to travel. Enjoy the sights along the way, meet new friends, sample beverages and meals served in the dining car... A very relaxing trip rather than the rush through airports. Especially now with all that added security and airline add-on charges. You may have noted that the...

The Demise of the O-Zell Company

Although born in Chicago, Walt spent less than six years living there—his first four and a half years and then one intensely busy year as a teenager. The O-Zell Company was part of Walt’s teenage years—and now it’s back in a new form.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Demise of the O-Zell Company   When you are done reading, please...

What is the Best Place to Stay at Walt Disney World in December?

December at Disney World is truly a sight to behold. Lights, glitter and gingerbread around every corner. Parks boast larger than life Christmas trees and carols waft through the air as the atmosphere takes on an even more magical and cheerful tone than usual. The resorts, of course, are not left out of the merriment. So, what is the...

Marvelous Marvel – The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Part 4

This blog series has given examples of how Marvel has brought in traditional comic book storytelling and character development to television. If you are joning us in the middle, please take a moment to review parts One, Two, and Three first. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. demonstrates that heroes come from many different backgrounds. There are spies, computer hackers, biologists, engineers and...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #118 – Disney Hipsters Assumptions of Universal Orlando Resort

Welcome to another episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. On this show we begin helping a listener out by suggesting ways that they could let their kids know that they are going to Orlando after keeping it a secret. If you have any suggestions, stick them in the comments below. The Disney Hipsters recently visited Universal Orlando Resort and we...

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're taking a look at the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Let's see what all the buzz is about . . . That's going to do it for this week! Are you an Osborne lights lover? Do you remember the old version of this spectacle on...

Terri’s World – Country Bears Story – Part 1

I had been working with the Henson team for some time when the opportunity to work on the Country Bears film came about. Disney had contacted The Jim Henson Company to create the bears for the film and the suit performers were selected and brought in for measurements and body casting. To clarify, a suit performer is the person who gets...

Disney News Round Up: Christmas has Frozen Over

The MiceChat Roundup brings you another healthy dose of Theme Park and Disney fun.  We start things off by sharing news about Disneyland's Candlelight Processional event and Arendelle coming to Storybookland.  Should Space Mountain get a Star Wars retheme?  What are those secret menu items that you can order in the park?  We next share info on the Turner...