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Becoming an Imagineer: Be Your Own Superhero by Inspiring Others

Last time I spoke of determination and fighting for your dream. I also spoke of how negativity can tear at your soul if you allow it to get to you. Do you remember when we were kids and we’d say little defensive sayings like this one: “I’m rubber and you are glue, whatever you say sticks to you.” We may...

Disney News Round Up: New Colors for Sleeping Beauty Castle and more!

It is that time of the week again for the MiceChat Round up! This week in Disney News we have updates from the Animal Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World and photos from the last days of Luigi’s Flying Tires at Disney California Adventure. Who saw that Instagram post on what Joe Rohde is currently reading? This has sparked...

The Marvel Experience

We have a big report for you today from MiceChat reader, Sooner Jeff,  who recently visited the traveling Marvel Experience.  Settle in, because you'll feel like you were right there with Jeff by the time you are done reading. Howdy y’all! I have an update for you today from a recent visit to the Marvel Experience in Dallas, Texas. This...

Luigi’s Flying Tires go flat in Cars Land as Sleeping Beauty Castle gets fresh paint for its 60th Anniversary

Holiday crowds turned out for Valentine's Day and the long President's Day weekend as Disneyland continues various refurbishment and enhancement projects in both theme parks. In Disney California Adventure, Luigi's Flying Tires closes permanently today and Walt Disney Imagineering will soon get to work on transforming the unsuccessful attraction into an all-new experience. Meanwhile, work continues transforming...

Mousetalgia Podcast 330: D23 events, Mr. Lincoln

D23's Kristin Rodack joins Mousetalgia this week to discuss D23's events and features for 2015, many of which were just announced in the past week. From studio events and chances to meet Disney Legends to gatherings spread across the country, 2015 looks to be the best yet for D23 members. We discuss the recently announced features in detail, which...

Disneyland Paris Photo Update

We have part one of a massive Disneyland Paris Resort update thanks to Max at DLP Welcome. ~~Rick Bonjours à tous! Here’s the news from Disneyland Paris. Upon arriving, you can see the disappearance of the old Disney Village sign. Note that the area is closed and the green space is transforming. The exit for the visitors has been moved to the...

The Sweep Spot #147 Sam Gennawey and Universal VS. Disney

In this episode we welcome author Sam Gennawey to discuss his new book Universal VS. Disney. This is a great discussion on the Universal Studios of the past, current state and future.

Getting “Real” With Fake Theme Park

This article is a mock interview with the parody site, Fake Theme Park, which pokes fun at all theme parks in general (including Disney). It is satire. With that out of the way, let's have a little fun! - Amy I recently had the opportunity to "interview" Murph Gantly, CEO of Fake Theme Park, and ask him some questions about...

Disneyland Paris Update: Thunder Mesa News

Alain Littaye has a quick Disneyland Paris update. ED92 sources indicate that Disneyland Paris' Frontierland area will be closing down soon for a massive and much needed renovation. Let's hear the news from ED92 with photos from Max Fan --Rick ED92 is reporting their latest news on Disneyland Paris renovations and their usually reliable sources have revealed renovations coming soon...

South Korea: East Asia Paradise

We have a beautiful photo tour of Seoul, South Korea this weekend courtesy of Toby Johnson. Toby covered a lot of ground in the beautiful city while on a layover flying home from Hong Kong. So much ground, in fact, that it's going to take us a few weekends to present all of his photos! I always thought that...

Disafterdark Series 3, Episode 7 – DisBeforeDawn

Today, We are joined by antipodean Disney park fan, Lewis Sutton Lewis posted a question to Facebook for us a few weeks ago before his trip to Disneyland Paris. So we waited until after his trip and invited him on. Which meant getting up at 5.00 AM for him… Anyway, we find out what it takes to get from Australia to...

Knotts Berry Farm Getting Ready for a Big 2015

We have a delightful little update for you today from Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.  It's the off-season, so most SoCal theme parks, including Knott's, are empty right now. Of course, Disneyland is packed to the gills, which makes this the perfect time of year for you to try a few new things. We'll begin our update...

Disneyland Long Ago, Not-So-Long Ago, and Now: Frontierland

Back in 2009, Yesterland ran a series of “Disneyland Then and Now” articles comparing Disneyland photos from the 1950s to similar photos in 2009. It’s now 2015. Because 2009 is no longer “now,” Werner Weiss went back to the same locations to take another look.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Disneyland Long Ago, Not-So-Long Ago, and Now: Frontierland   When you are...

Colossal Curl Sneek Peek at Adventure Island

Adventure Island, Busch Gardens Tampa's sister water park, recently invited us to a behind-the-scenes tour of their latest water slide under construction, Colossal Curl. True to its name and holding up to four passengers, this mega slide promises to deliver a high-adrenaline, action-packed adventure, making it the ultimate family thrill slide and adding to the waterpark’s combination of corkscrews, waterfalls,...

Disneyland Character Dining – Eat, Drink, and Meet Goofy

We all have our beloved Disney attractions and shows. Whether you run to obtain fastpass for Space Mountain or you wait a full hour before the scheduled parade show time, we all have our must-see, must-do Disney park traditions. However, all those rides and theatrical processions would not nearly be as magical and spectacular without the presence of the...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #126 – 2015 and Beyond

A lot of things happened at the Universal theme parks in 2014 and we covered as much as we could on the show, But! what will 2015 bring? This year sees the 25th anniversary of Universal Studios Florida, as well as the 25th year of Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando, nothing has been officially announced by Universal Orlando Resort yet,...

Animal Kingdom News and Photos

They say it's a jungle out there and we're headed to Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World to take a look at the many changes and projects happening in this lush Disney park. Let's go! That's going to do it for this week's column. How do you all feel about the many changes happening at this park? Do you think...

Disney News Round Up: MiceChat 10 Year & Luigi’s Tires Drive off

Hello Round Up readers! Thank you to all who participated in the MiceChat 10 year anniversary celebration at Disneyland this past weekend, and all who followed along online and sent their well wishes. We want to see your photos and trip reports posted soon on our forums and Facebook pages! This week in Disney News brings us more information...

MiceAge Update: Disneyland Diamonds, Tires and Ghosts

Some of the 60th Anniversary plans were finally revealed, although in a rather underwhelming presentation on Main Street USA that TDA’s execs cut and changed a half dozen times in the days leading up to the modest press event. And while the Disney Parks Blog also finally fessed up about the plans for Luigi’s Flying Tires we told you...

Luigi’s Flying Tires prepares to fly away as Disneyland continues to get ready for its Diamond Celebration

It may not be even three years old, but one of Cars Land's three attractions will fly away forever next week to make way for a new attraction. Luigi's Flying Tires at Disney California Adventure struggled to find an audience after guests couldn't figure out how to properly operate the ride and now Disney hopes to fix that problem...