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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Window to the Magic to the MicePod

The Window to the Magic Podcast is the longest running Disneyland-centered podcast on the Internet, and has been releasing shows since July 2005, Disneyland's 50th anniversary. AND NOW, we are the newest podcast to join...

A Sneak Peek at Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando is pulling out all the stops for Halloween Horror Nights 23, with new technologies, a park wide "Walking Dead" theme, and a vomit room.  So get out your chainsaw, because this update...

Samland visits the new Universal Plaza

Universal Studios Hollywood’s greatest strength has also been its greatest weakness. Since 1964, the old chicken ranch had always been a working production studio first with a studio tour, theme park , and shopping...

When Should You Use an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner?

A trip to any Disney resort can be a big undertaking.  Lots of decisions to make, deadlines to remember and tricks and tips to memorize.  This is where an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner agent...

Universal Hollywood Harry Potter Update with Exclusive Halloween Horror Nights Artwork

We have something sinister from Universal Studios Hollywood to share, exclusive artwork from one of their terrifying scare zones for this year's Halloween Horror Nights.  But that's not all.  We also breeze through the...

California Grill Re-Imagined

After seven months of refurbishment, the California Grill is back with a new menu, subtle decor enhancements, and one Mother of All Parties to kick off the re-launch. I was fortunate enough to be selected...

Universal Orlando Update – New Lorax Ride for Islands of Adventure

We have a huge update for you this week from Universal Orlando Resort. Big crowds at Rock the Universe, a new attraction rumor for Islands of Adventure, and updates all around the Universal Resort...

9 Theme Park News Nuggets and Wakefield Report Episode 46

It has been 1 year since Episode 1 of the Wakefield Report Podcast hit the air, and boy have I learned a lot in the last 12 months! 46 episodes later, I find myself...

Disneyland gets ready for Friday the 13th and Halloween Time during the brief off-season

Disneyland guests enjoyed light crowds as the park entered a short post-summer off-season last week. Various projects around Disneyland continue, including Starbucks nearing completion on Main Street, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad's refurbishment moving...

Marvel World: Marvel Was Everywhere at D23

Hello, dear readers!  D23 was certainly a different convention experience for me after covering Wondercon and San Diego Comic-Con for Micechat previously.  At those general pop culture conventions, I spend much of my time...

SeaWorld San Diego Gets Curvy

SeaWorld San Diego is preparing for the big 50th anniversary coming up in March. The main attraction of the celebration will be the new interactive entrance facilities. At the moment, construction has the entire...

Alaska Cruise: Icy Strait Point

Here's part four of BC_DisneyGeek's report on his Alaska Cruise on the Celebrity Century. I'd like a pineapple fritter please. ~~Rick Part four of the trip has us heading to our first port, Icy Strait...

MiceChat Urgently Needs Your Help to Give Kids The World

MiceChat needs your support. Next week (Sept 12th), we'll participate in a fundraiser for one of our favorite charities, GIVE KIDS THE WORLD. The Blogger Bowl will feature writers and staff of some of...

Port Aventura Spain: One of Europe’s Best Theme Parks

Originally built by Busch Entertainment Corp. and the Tussaud Group, the Spanish theme park, Port Aventura, was purchased by Universal in 1997 and renamed Universal Port Aventura. After Universal added a water park and...

SeaWorld Teases Expansion to Aquatica Orlando

On Friday the 6th, SeaWorld Parks and Resorts teased an expansion to their flagship water park, Aquatica in Orlando. When Aquatica first opened in 2008, Kevin Yee reviewed Aquatica for MiceChat and said, "They need...

Oswald Moves in for a limited Time at Disneyland Resort

Lads and lassies, we have a nice update for you today from the Disneyland Resort.  Disney California Adventure and Disneyland are both experiencing a wonderful lull in attendance.  So, if you can get out...

Epcot Starbucks Now OPEN!

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we'll take a look at the newly open Starbucks location in Epcot as well as preparation for this year's Food and Wine Festival. Let's head...

Rainbow Ridge Pack Mules

There’s a ride that’s so low-tech that it keeps operating even if there’s a power failure. However, that doesn’t mean it’s always reliable. It can stop for no apparent reason—or for reasons known only...

Five Ways To Save Money At Disney When Traveling With Kids

We all know that a Disney vacation can be a hefty financial commitment, but here are a few ways to cut costs when traveling with little ones. 1. Pack Enough Essential Supplies Pack a week’s worth...

Terminator 2: 3D Battle Across Time

Director James Cameron may be best known for his use of cutting edge technology in telling monumental stories. When Terminator 2: Judgement Day debuted on July 3, 1991, people could not believe how a...