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Dateline Mousetalgia - Weekly Disneyland News


We introduce your host Jenn Diz. Fan and Ears to the Ground Correspondent to the original Mousetalgia podcast, Jenn will be here every Thursday to bring you the latest and greatest in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure news.

We introduce your host Jenn Diz. Fan and Ears to the Ground Correspondent to the original Mousetalgia podcast, Jenn will be here every Thursday to bring you the latest and greatest in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure news.


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We introduce your host Jenn Diz. Fan and Ears to the Ground Correspondent to the original Mousetalgia podcast, Jenn will be here every Thursday to bring you the latest and greatest in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure news.






Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 103 - A Princess and a Queen!

Episode 103 is here! This week we start the show with a casual chat about Margo Robbie starring in the new Pirates movies and Johnny Depp’s recent Jack Sparrow magic moment. Disneyland reopening has officially been pushed back and Cast Members are protesting the future reopening. Splash Mountain is getting a complete redesign to become a ride based off the “Princess and the Frog” movie. We discuss this and the lead Imagineer, Charita Charter. Disneyland had a helicopter fly over the park...


Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 102 - Disneyland’s Reopening News Just Keeps On Changing!

It’s episode 102 of Dateline Mousetalgia and reopenings are coming very soon!! Well actually...maybe not?! Downtown Disney will still be reopening with new safety procedures on July 9th, but, we found out after we recorded that the Disneyland reopening date has been pushed back. In this episode we discuss the WDW reservation process and bring on our friend Freddy from the Orlando Adventure Club Podcast to talk about his reservation making experience. Cast Member & AP previews are happening...


Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 101 - Change is Good!

Welcome to episode 101 of Dateline Mousetalgia! Orange County is no longer requiring face masks and there is a petition to push back the reopening date of the Disneyland Resort. We have a few more updates about WDW reopening including hotel reservations and testing of contactless bag checks. The fireworks animation has been removed from the Disneyland app & My Disney experience app... a sign of the times? Hong Disneyland is reopening today with similar reopening guidelines that we...


Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 100!!! - Disneyland is Reopening!!

Welcome to Dateline Mousetalgia. We are very excited this week because it is our 100th episode and Disneyland is REOPENING!! Disneyland has announced reopening plans which include July 9th for Downtown Disney, Disneyland and California Adventure opening July 17th and two of the resort hotels will reopen July 23rd. This week we revisit the Shanghai Annual Pass Policies as well as the contracts for the Annual Passes for Disneyland. Walt Disney World released “Know Before You Go” pages for...


Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 99 - Stormtroopers Have a New Responsibility

Episode 99 is here! This week we discuss all the WDW reopening changes like ticket reservations, AP updates, dining reservations & fastpass plus. Stormtroopers have been enforcing social distancing at Disney Springs and Spaceship Earth is actually going to open up without the reimagining! Disneyland Resort sent out a survey about guest reopening comfort levels and have started accepting vacation reservations starting July 15th. We chat about the awesome website, the...


Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 98 - Walt Disney World is Re-Opening!!

It’s episode 98 of Dateline Mousetalgia and we have lots of updates this week! Disneyland can open in Phase 3 of the California Governor's phased reopening plan and Walt Disney World has OFFICIAL phased reopening dates!! Tokyo Disney’s shopping district is also opening up June 1st. We hear from a sports fan about the NBA season possibly restarting at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando this summer. The DVC tower at Disneyland is still underway and a few more details have been released....


Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 97 - Disney Springs Reopens and Disney does the Corporate Shuffle!

On this episode of Dateline Mousetalgia, we hear from friend of the show, Matthew, about the reopening day at Disney Springs! Hong Kong Disneyland is preparing for reopening it seems but still no word on any of the parks in the US. LOTS of corporate shakeups happened this past week! Josh D’amaro and Rebecca Campbell have brand new roles so Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World now have new Presidents. Disney has a patent out for some new technology and the Dapper Dans released fun new...


Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 96 - Reopening Day in Shanghai Disneyland!

Welcome to Episode 96 of Dateline Mousetalgia! Things are starting to change as Disneyland construction has slowly started up again AND Disney Springs has a planned phased reopening. Shanghai Disneyland opened this week and we got to chat with Shanghai resident, Maudie, who got to go to the park on reopening day! Hong Disneyland is also preparing for reopening but Tokyo Disneyland’s closure was extended indefinitely. We discuss the Dapper Day expo being canceled, ShopDisney shopping bots and...


Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 95 - Shanghai Disneyland Reopens!

In this episode, we dive into all the fun May the 4th things! We chat about the first episode of Disney Gallery: The Madalorian, shopDisney website issues, the new Droid Depot app and hear about how some of our listeners spent the day. Disneyland and Walt Disney World reopening dates are still unknown and we review the California Governor's state reopening plan. Shanghai Dinsey is the first to announce their reopening date and we discuss what to expect to see as they begin opening in phases....


Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 94 - Virtually packed with magic moments

In this week’s episode we expose your Disney confessions to last week’s question of the week, and highlight our gratitude for the mass of virtual content we are enjoying at home, like the beautifully filmed Happily Ever After fireworks show from Walt Disney World shared straight to our living rooms, gifting us yet another #DisneyMagicMoment. Meanwhile, Shanghai Disney Resort tests out social distancing measures and park updates in attempts to prepare for a possible reopening in a whole new...


Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 93 - Date Nite in Quarantineland!

In this week’s episode we share our fun experiences with listeners during our Dapper Day Zoom Calls, “Date Nite in Quarantineland” and our appreciation for another family bonus offered to fans in the return of the Disney Bedtime Hotline. There are more updates to Disney executive management including Bob Chapek being appointed to the Disney Board, Bob Iger appointed to the COVID-19 Business Recovery Task Force and stocks continuing to be unpredictable amongst the conversations and rumors...


Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 92 - “Ye Wizard Name of Yore!”

Welcome to another quarantine episode of Dateline Mousetalgia! The gang’s all here -- this week we welcome back Kristen @thehappiestclubonearth and Morgan and find out what Kristen’s “Wizard Name of Yore” is. We then jump into the main news including: Avengers Campus delayed opening, Magic Happens Parade music release, Frontierland gate renovations, Walt Disney Company filing for loans, & executive management updates. Jenn and Kristen give their report on D23’s A Goofy Movie 25th anniversary...


Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 91 - That’s a lot of Disney Days!

In this week's episode we discuss even more changes at the Disneyland Resort including, Annual Pass refunds, Cast Member furloughs, and special events that have been postponed and or cancelled. On a happy note donations are made by Disney Parks to Hospitals and Medical Professionals, Aulani makes donations to local food banks and the Disney lobbies for a portion of the CARE act provided by the U.S. government. While life is pretty “virtual” right now we share some activities coming up that...


Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 90 - This? or That!

Welcome to Episode 90 of Dateline Mousetalgia! We wanted to have some fun this week so we invited a few friends to join us to play a game of “This? or That!,” Disney style! First, we chat about the latest updates in the Disney Company including extending resort closures indefinitely, union concerns, executive salary cuts & construction stopping in the parks. We also cover a possible extension of the Food & Wine festival at Disney California Adventure as well as updates to the Disneyland...


Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 89 - Who is your Disney quarantine buddy?

Welcome to Episode 89 of Dateline Mousetalgia! On this episode, we discuss week 2 of the Disneyland Resort closure and brace for a likely closure extension. We also chat about Disney releasing hotel deals at an odd time, a virtual queue app update, April refurbishment schedule, and the Haunted Mansion reopening date. Missing Disneyland like us? We chat about fun Disney things you can do at home — from Onward’s early digital release and Mickey drawing classes, there is a lot to do! Then we...


Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 88 - Compliment Sandwich

Welcome to Episode 88 of Dateline Mousetalgia! In this week's episode we discuss the historic closure of all Disney Parks & Resorts due to the effects of the CoronaVirus. We also talk about the current climate inside and outside of the Disney Community, how it affects us and even this podcast! We also have a chance to discuss the exciting new details of Avengers Campus as well as the announcement of the opening date! We close with some options to engage with our listeners via email and...


Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 87 - Disneyland After Dark: Pixar Nite, the Archives exhibit at the Bowers Museum, Saint Patrick’s Day in the parks and more!

Welcome to Episode 87 of Dateline Mousetalgia! This week Kristen and Jenn discuss the lower than average attendance at the park, special events at the 2020 Food & Wine Festival that cater to families and the lil' ones and St. Patrick's Day in the parks. We then do a full recap of the Disneyland After Dark: Pixar Nite and hear Kristen's experience at the Bowers Museum visiting the "Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic" exhibit. We also cover the new AP Magic...


Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 86 - Magic Happens Debut, Indiana Jones turns 25, Disney California Food & Wine details and more!

Welcome to Episode 86 of Dateline Mousetalgia! This week we welcome Kristen Carr as our guest co-host! Together we will be discussing big changes in Disney Management as CEO Bob Iger steps down to assume a new role as Executive Chairman of the Walt Disney Company and Bob Chapek who previously was Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products takes the seat as CEO. We also cover the effects of the Corona Virus in Disney Parks worldwide as well as the precautionary measures being taken...


Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 85 - Even More Magical Disneyland Experiences!

Welcome to Episode 85 of Dateline Mousetalgia! This week will see the launch of the new Magic Happens parade, the start of the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival, and the temporary return of Soarin’ Over California! Plus, we cover the March attraction refurbishment schedule, some updates to the Tomorrowland entrance facade, Indiana Jones Adventure updates in honor of the attraction’s 25th anniversary, and an “Onward” meet and greet coming to DCA! We also revisit the...


Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 84 - Avengers Campus, Disneyland After Dark Sweethearts’ Nite, a Cinderella Tea Party, and Mardi Gras at Disneyland Resort!

Episode 84 of Dateline Mousetalgia takes a look at the Disneyland After Dark Sweethearts’ Nite ticketed event, the Cinderella-inspired So This Is Love - A Dreamy Wish Tea Party at Steakhouse 55, Celebrate Gospel in Disney California Adventure, and Mardi Gras at Disneyland Resort! We also discuss Avengers Campus, the Marvel-themed land coming to Disney California Adventure in summer 2020! From ride attractions to a show to a dining option, we discuss what we’ve learned about this...