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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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X Marks The Spot – Mapping the Parks

Please give a warm MiceChat welcome to Frank Fiorinelli, our newest columnist. His new biweekly column, X Marks The Spot, is inspired by theme park maps. He'll use his vast collection of Disney park...

Epcot Flower and Garden and Food and Wine Festival

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is back again this year, just in time for spring-like conditions. Except this year they've shaken up the status quo, tried new things, spent a bunch of...

More Flowers & Gardens at Epcot

Epcot looks good all year, but it looks its best during the 75-day run of the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. Even the Leave a Legacy monuments—often maligned as Epcot’s “tombstones”—look festive with colorful...

Spring has Sprung at Walt Disney World

It's been two weeks since our last column, and lots of things have changed at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, with progress on the Mine Train and Tangled Toilets at Magic Kingdom, and the...

Flower & Garden & Food & Beverage

After 19 previous Epcot International Flower & Garden Festivals that focused plants, the 20th edition adds food and beverages—with a garden perspective. Werner Weiss fills you in on what's new. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Flower...

Top 5 Tips for Surviving Disney Standby Lines with Kids

While we generally pass by lines with more than a 15-minute wait, we have been tricked into longer queues.  I’m looking at you, Astro Orbiter!  Or sometimes the wait for your dining reservation can...

Disney’s MyMagic+ Good or Evil?

Online reception to Disney's NextGen initiative, called MyMagic+, has been far short of what one could charitably call lukewarm. In fact, the more appropriate term is, probably, outright hatred. I've done my share of...

MiceAge Goes Inside Disney World Park Event Operations

The department at Walt Disney World charged with decorating and props for special events, park promotions, press events, conventions, and anything in Orlando of a TEMPORARY nature is called Park Event Operations (PEO). They...

Dateline Disney World: Magic Kingdom Construction and Epcot Flower and Garden Food Booths

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World. This week, we take a look at the ongoing construction at the Magic Kingdom as well as the continued installation of the Flower and Garden Festival over...

Walt Disney World Touring: Commando vs. Carefree

It’s no secret that tackling the Disney Parks can be a big undertaking.  With so many amazing attractions, delicious dining options, cool character experiences and more, it’s impossible to get it all done in...

Epcot’s Oz Playground

This weekend I had a chance to see the new playground installed for the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. Themed to the upcoming Wizard of Oz movie, it was a more intricate and...

Oz Opens at Epcot and True Love at the Magic Kingdom

This was "True Love" week at the Magic Kingdom, we'll show you all the romance, plus a glimpse of what is to come at the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. Nearly 80 photos...

The Vacation Kingdom of the World

A major milestone in the history of Walt Disney Productions (WDP) occured on April 30, 1969, when the company announced details for “The Vacation Kingdom of the World” in Central Florida. The announcement came...

Unofficial 2012 Earbook

 Unofficial WDW Earbook 2012 Living in Central Florida (since 2004) and visiting WDW every weekend as I do, it becomes easy after a while to see just how much the place changes. So I started chronicling...

Magic Kingdom Construction and Flower and Garden Preparation

This week, we have construction and news from the Magic Kingdom, as well as Flower and Garden Festival preparation from Epcot. 70 photos for us to get to this week. let's get going. If you'd...

Park Wise: Walt Disney World with Food Allergies

With such an emphasis placed on dining at Walt Disney World, I’d often wondered what options were available for those with food allergies.  When a friend of mine, Clara, became a Walt Disney World...

Dateline Disney World: Magic Kingdom News and Construction

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World. We were on limited time (fun reference there) this week, so we only have for you what's going on at the Magic Kingdom, but it still comes...

Park Wise: Fun with Characters

I remember romping through Disneyland as a child. One of my fondest memories was running into the characters. To be honest, it’s no different now. I love seeing the kids’ faces light up when...

Long Lost Friends

Disney World has really gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to the national promotion called limited time magic. Disney considers the program to be part of its one Disney initiative,...

Kevin In Wonderland: Walt Disney World’s Enchanted College Program

Well, it’s all said and done; my first college program is over. I've made some of the most amazing memories and I'll never forget the experiences that I had and those I've met. Now...