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Spectacular Halloween at Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris embraces the Halloween season like no other Disney park. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us some great photos and videos. ~~Rick Halloween Time Comes to Disneyland Paris Photo and Video Report by Alain Littaye Disney and more blog Here's our annual pictorial report on the Halloween celebration which started a few days ago at Disneyland...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #111 – News, Rumors and Autism at the Parks

We begin this episode with a Listener Butterbeer preference. If you would like to throw your hat in the ring, all you have to do is record us a message letting us know who you are, where you are from and whether you prefer FROZEN or REGULAR butterbeer and email it to us at [email protected] or you can go to www.speakpipe.com/uuopodcast and...

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure

The Disneyland Resort is in auto pilot mode as the Halloween Time celebration rolls on. This week we update you on the ever-evolving refurbishment timelines including some that have not been officially announced by Disney yet.  The Mark Twain Riverboat is currently being given some attention, as are the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor and Coke Corner on Main Street....

Disney Avenue Podcast – Exploring the Designs of Kile Ozier

On this episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast, Dusty Sage joins host Keith Michael Mahne for a fantastic interview with the wonderful Kile Ozier! For over 25 years, Kile has been masterfully creating and producing amazing experiences that really seem to connect with the audience on intimate and profound levels. Some of his work include Universal Islands of Adventure,...

Yesterland: Man Hat n’ Beach

In Paradise Pier’s row of Midway Shops, one store stands out—Man Hat n’ Beach. On its exterior, an oversized clown has popped out of a proportionately undersized box. It’s a cartoony take on the classic jack-in-the-box toy.  Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Man Hat n’ Beach   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

The Queen Mary Dark Harbor Halloween Event is Frightfully Good

Since 2010, The Queen Mary has been producing the brilliant Dark Harbor Halloween haunt, filled with nautically themed nightmares and strange goings on. The team behind the event has worked very hard over the years to build Dark Harbor into a truly world class haunt.  Each year the cast of characters gets larger, the storyline more detailed, and the...

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie Review

Last weekend, MiceChat was invited to a screening of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Here are Scott Syme Jr's thoughts on this family friendly film. I arrived to the amazing El Capitan Theater at 9:30 am for a press screening. It was my first time in this classic Hollywood movie palace and I was stunned....

A Galaxy Runs Amok in Tomorrowland

It's October... and that means its time for a month full of Halloween fun! On this first public show, Calvin and Paul visit Disneyland for a trip to Tomorrowland... which, oddly enough, features one of the spookier Halloween season adventures... Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. Enjoy! ********************************* Direct Link | iTunes Link ********************************* THE WTTM PODCAST APPLICATIONS for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch & now for Android...

Imagineering Pumpkins

UPDATE: It’s Pumpkin season and I’m hip deep on my east coast tour. October 3rd. was the kick off as I was a featured guest at a fundraiser for the NO Bull Music Gala Charity Event in Springfield, Indiana to support nobullchallenge.org.  They empower teens and young adults to create a YouTube video about their own personal experience or short film...

Epcot Says Goodbye to Maelstrom

This week, we're taking a look at the last day of operation of Maelstrom in Norway at World Showcase. The attraction will undergo a year of Imagineering to turn it into a Frozen ride. I've got tons of photos of this classic Epcot attraction for you, so let's get started!   Maelstrom Last Day This past Sunday was the last day of...

Disney News Round Up: Too Safe?

Disneyland Paris in peril again, the Fun Wheel trapped passengers for an hour at DCA, and Pinks Hot Dogs has left Knott's Berry Farm and Halloween is scaring up business everywhere.  That is just some of the news we have for you today in the MiceChat round up. We bring you a trip report from the Mahaloween event from...

Uh-Oa and Aloha at Trader Sam’s First Mahaloween

A week ago, I attended Trader Sam's Mahaloween Luau. I was pretty delighted to see the announcement pop up on the Disney Parks Blog a few weeks ago: Here's what it said: It’s one day only, and guaranteed to put you in the spirit of Halloween Time – Trader Sam’s “Mahaloween Luau,” with seatings starting at 3 p.m., September 29. Just 100 guests per...

The Top Five Haunted Attractions in Palm Beach

With the popularity of gory horror movies and TV shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Face Off” combined with the high demand of horror-based video games, it looks as though mainstream America is embracing the same thrills with Halloween entertainment  all across the country. Haunted house owners have taken the task of inducing blood-curdling screams to a whole new level....

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #110 – First Timer Mistakes + Hints and Tips

Welcome to another feast of UUOP goodness. We recently received an email from listener Tom Stidman.  His email said, " Dear Lee, Tracey, Darren and the gang, I Really enjoy the show even though I've only been to Universal one day each of the four times I've visited. I have a question that could be a whole show for your. I'm planning to...

Disneyland’s iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle gets safer as the first sign of the holidays arrives

It's not quite Halloween yet but Disneyland has already quietly started its preparations for the holiday season. Christmas lights are going up around Sleeping Beauty Castle and at "it's a small world," as part of those iconic attractions big holiday overlays. Meanwhile, safety railing is now up along the bridge to Sleeping Beauty Castle as Disneyland continues...

Mousetalgia Podcast 311: Haunted Mansion origins, New Orleans Square

Team Mousetalgia examines Kansas City's haunted Sauer Castle as a possible influence on a young Walt Disney in today's episode. Might Walt's personal connection to the Sauer descendants have had an effect on his perception of haunted houses, and even his future Haunted Mansion? We tell the story, and you can decide. Also, we talk about New Orleans Square...

An Afternoon Visit To The Hearthstone Lounge

“So, what did you bring me?” One of the male bartenders inquired as I sat myself down at the bar one August afternoon. His bubbly, yet sincere personality resonated in his voice and in his smile as he glanced at my easily recognizable Disneyland Resort souvenir plastic bag. Today I had decided to spend a few hours at Downtown...

A Closer Look at Universal Orlando Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

If you have been reading about the newest Harry Potter attractions at Universal Orlando Resort and wondering if this might be the trip to see it from an on-site hotel. Well take a look at what Universal has to offer with emphasis on their high-end hotel, Loews Portofinio Bay Hotel.   Universal Orlando Resort is a collection of two theme parks,...

Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 25 – The one that was in the bag.

Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download. Okay, as I write the notes for this one I realise we recorded it months ago, then went on holiday. and now I can’t for the life of me remember what we talked about. anyway… All neat and pretty, then on with the show. We would really appreciate it if you would...

Disney Decay: Mark Twain Disintegrates in Disneyland Paris

After the sad story we ran last weekend about the horrid condition of Disneyland Paris' Mark Twain, Alain Littaye has more information about the decaying park icon, plus some information about how the Rivers of the Far West were supposed to look when the park opened in 1992. ~~Rick More Photos of the Decaying Mark Twain Plus the Missing Scenes...