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Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Season Pass Podcast: Knott’s Calico Mine Ride, A New Classic.

These are the interview sessions recorded on June 12th, 2014 at Knott’s Berry Farm for the re-opening of the newly refurbished Calico Mine Ride and Camp Snoopy!  Doug Barnes, Robert Coker, Jeff Tucker (Knott’s Entertainment...

Snow White’s Scary Adventures

A classic movie inspired classic dark rides at Disney theme parks worldwide. The Florida edition of Snow White’s Scary Adventures is part of Yester World. So let’s go on the ride…   Read the full YESTERLAND...

Disney Princess Power

One of the top requests I have from guests is how to plan the ultimate Disney princess experience for their little ladies. Despite having a rough and tumble boy, we do enjoy our share...

Dateline Disney World: Harambe Theatre and Animal Kingdom Photos

This week, we’re taking a look at some of the projects at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  There are plenty of construction walls being moved around as little projects continue throughout the park.  We will also...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures No.8 – 2014 Florence and Rome

Today's Wheel of Adventures stopped at 2014, so here we go. MiceChat's June 2014 Mediterranean Magic Cruise organized by Teresa Cory of Fairy Godmother Travel set sail from the fabulous port of Barcelona in the...

This Animatronic Life: Finding Gold in the Calico Mine Ride Part I

Howdy—and welcome to the latest This Animatronic Life, the “not-as-frequent-as-I’d-like-but-genuinely-tries-to-be-semi-regular” column about the history of animatronics technology, themed entertainment, and Garner Holt Productions, Inc.’s (GHP) place in the story! Since the last update, we’ve...

Marvel Universe Live Review

Hey MiceAgers! First time writer, long time reader and glad I finally have something to contribute to the site. My wife and I recently went to the Marvel Universe Live theatrical arena event at...

Disneyland celebrates 59 years and looks ahead to 60 as Club 33 reopens with...

Disneyland celebrated its 59th anniversary last week and announced plans for a big celebration of 60 historic years that will start next spring. Yet, as Disneyland prepares to celebrate that big 60th anniversary...

South Korea’s Lotte World Celebrates 25 Years With SPECTACULAR New Parade

South Korea's Lotte World theme park celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The park is the 14th most visited theme park in the world, with 7,300,000 guests in 2013. The anniversary celebrations include a...

Visitors Scream and Splash at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Continuing his series on San Francisco Bay area parks, Marc Ricketts brings us a two-part photo essay on Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. This park has weathered economic ups and downs as well as a...

Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk Delivers More Than You Think

On our way into Universal Studios this week to take photos for yesterday's construction update, we passed through CityWalk as we always do. It suddenly dawned on us that, while delightful, we rarely ever...

Mystic Manor and Enchanted Tales with WDW’s Belle – Season Pass Podcast

Today's podcast has an in depth conversation Discussion on the creative process behind Thea award recipients: Hong Kong Disneyland’s attraction Mystic Manor with Director of Creative Development for Walt Disney Imagineering Japan (formerly Hong...

Did Disneyland Open July 17 or July 18?

Disney fans know that Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955. That’s when Disneyland celebrates the anniversary of its opening. However, back in 1955, the official opening date was July 18.   Read the full YESTERLAND article...

A 59 Photo Salute to Disneyland’s 59th Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DISNEYLAND! Disneyland hits a milestone today as it turns 59 years old. Disneyland is a pure original. The park Walt Disney had designed and built out of personal passion has gone on to...

10 Tips from (Former) Walt Disney World Newbies

Sometimes it’s hard to step out of park vet brain.  Although we’ve discussed tips for newbies on Park Wise, I thought it might be interesting to hear from former newbies who’ve traveled to Walt...

Classic WTTM: Disneyus NonSequiturium

On this weeks show... Paul takes you deep into his Disney audio collection and plays for you some of his most beloved tracks. From the movies, theme parks and anywhere else, this is one...

Dateline Disney World – Magic in the Mornings

You've all been there . . . sticky hot day in a park filled with fellow tourists. The old adage is get to the park at opening to stay a step ahead of the...

Terri Hardin, Everyone Is An Artist, So Why Do So Many Say They Aren’t?

UPDATE:  First of all ALERT, ALERT. Tomorrow July 17th. Is Disneyland’s 59th Birthday . . . Whoo Hoo!  I will be at the Park from 9am – 4pm to celebrate.  I’ll be hanging around...

Universal Studios Hollywood Tram Tour 50 Years Old Today

Today, July 15th, we offer our congratulations to Universal Studios Hollywood on 50 years of their world famous Studio Tram Tour and the genesis of their theme park operations. You provided the masses with...

The Disney Avenue Podcast Joins the MiceChat Family

The Disney Avenue Podcast is honored and thrilled to join the MiceChat family. The podcast is brand new and will feature intriguing insights, interviews and opinions with top Imagineers and other popular figures in the Disney stratosphere...