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  1. Design: Just for Fun by Bob Gurr, a Book Review

    by , 05-28-2012 at 09:26 PM

    George Taylor and Jeff Heimbuch take a look at an Imagineering legend's autobiography. This one is designed for fun!

    Bob Gurr is a very familiar name to MiceChat readers. If you delve into the history of Disney theme parks, you're going to see his name mentioned with Marc Davis, Roger Broggie, Rolly Crump, Claude Coats, Marty Sklar and many other Disney legends. If you've visited Disneyland or

    Updated 05-29-2012 at 10:33 PM by Dustysage

  2. Disney's Big Thunder Reopens, Animation Resort Tour, Uni's Spongebob Store and More

    by , 05-28-2012 at 05:24 PM

    This week the Orlando Parkhopper crew jumps around the area theme parks to brings you the latest news and info. The big story this week is from the Magic Kingdom where Big Thunder Mountain Railroad has returned from its epic refurbishment. Merida, from Disney Pixar's Brave has also begun greeting guests as well. Next up, we venture over to the new Art of Animation resort to tour the grounds and see if it's worth a

    Updated 05-29-2012 at 12:14 PM by Orlando Parkhopper

  3. Carthay Theater unveiled, Mad T Party lights up, Cars Land gets ready +MORE!

    by , 05-28-2012 at 12:23 AM
    It was a busy week at the Disneyland Resort as Disney removed construction walls around Disney California Adventure's new Carthay Circle Theater and fountain area. The unveiling of these key features gave guests a big sneak peek at the new Buena Vista Street area, which officially opens June 15. Meanwhile in Hollywood Land, the new Mad T Party nighttime event soft-opened, giving enthusiastic Memorial Weekend crowds their first taste of the new Alice In Wonderland-themed dance party. In Cars Land ...
  4. The Best Things You Never Ate at the Magic Kingdom!

    by , 05-27-2012 at 11:05 PM

    Food is a big part of the Disney vacation experience. Whether you buy the dining plan (and which one) or which eateries to choose can be as big of a decision as which parks to visit and which resorts to stay at. During my many research trips, I've run across some interesting food details and wanted to share them with you. I've looked at Disney dining before:
  5. Safari to South Africa with Adventures by Disney - Part 2

    by , 05-26-2012 at 09:32 PM (Vacationeering - Making Magical Vacation Memories)

    A few weeks ago, I began a series on a unique trip I took to South Africa with Adventures by Disney (ABD). If you've never heard of ABD, it's a unique arm of Disney Travel which creates fully planned vacations around the world. You can get caught up on the first part of my adventure here: South African Safari Part 1.

    Day 5 Garden Route

    Word of the Day: Knysna --Knynsna means ferns

    Updated 05-26-2012 at 10:27 PM by Dustysage