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  • January 29, 2015: DON’T MISS IT! MICECHAT'S 10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION at DISNEYLAND - INFORMATION AND TICKETS HERE (February 6, 7, 8 at the Disneyland Resort): We have three full days of meets and events planned for you in and around the Disneyland Resort. Friday night cocktail party with Disney animators. Saturday panel discussions with legends, geniuses, artists and authors. Free scavenger hunt from D23 and MiceChat at DCA. Trivia Contest with fabulous prizes. Sunday, don't miss our noon meet at the central hub of Disneyland. The first 400 guests to join us at Noon on Sunday will get a free enamel pin celebrating MiceChat's Tencennial. Find the MiceChat Tencennial Celebration schedule of events HERE

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Disneyland Resort Update – Diamond Celebration and Ride Refurbishments

January 30, 2015 at 3:00 am | 23 Comments

It’s a huge week of news for the Disneyland Resort.  The 60th anniversary celebration, dubbed the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, was announced amid a flurry of pomp and pageantry this past Wednesday night.  The result…

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Yesterland: Waterfall Garden in the Great Ceremonial House

January 29, 2015 at 8:02 pm | 11 Comments

It’s not unusual for a hotel lobby to have a fountain or indoor plants. But the atrium garden in this “Yester World” lobby is one-of-a-kind. Welcome to the centerpiece of the Great Ceremonial House, as…

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Disneyland Resort 60th Anniversary Celebration Rundown

January 29, 2015 at 2:50 pm | 26 Comments

Get your party hats ready. Last night, during a special after-hours presentation on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park, Tom Staggs (Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts) announced that the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, which will mark the resort’s 60th anniversary, will begin…

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Disney News Round Up: Diamond Celebration and more!

January 29, 2015 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

Diamonds, Diamonds, everywhere! Last night we had the official announcement of the Disneyland 60th Anniversary. What do you think about the upcoming changes? Underwhelmed or Overwhelmed? We have photos below of the current concept designs…

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Epcot News and Photos

January 28, 2015 at 3:01 am | 28 Comments

There are lots of fun things to see and chat about today from Walt Disney World. Let’s tour Epcot and see what’s new.   Disney fans are going crazy for the park-specific mugs now being…

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Disneyland Paris Update: Discoveryland, Frozen, New Port Bay Club and more

January 28, 2015 at 12:29 am | 8 Comments

We’d like to welcome Max to MiceChat. And while his column may be new, his name should sound familiar to you. Alain Littaye has used Max’s photos in his updates here on MiceChat for years.…

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Frozen Fun Comes to the Disney Cruise Line

January 27, 2015 at 6:00 am | 5 Comments

Frozen fun is officially set to come to the Disney Cruise Line this summer 2015 with a treasure trove of new experiences onboard and off. Fittingly, the film and its beloved characters – Elsa, Anna,…

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Jeff and George Review The Mickey Mouse Reader by Gary Apgar

January 27, 2015 at 1:00 am | No Comments

George: The Mickey Mouse Reader is not your typical book about Disney history or about Mickey Mouse. Gary Apgar has collected and curated almost 70 articles from Mickey’s earliest moments until 2012. These are articles…

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Changes underway from the Haunted Mansion to Soarin’ as Disneyland gets ready for its 60th Anniversary

January 26, 2015 at 5:05 am | 71 Comments

Disney is expected to finally announce its big plans for Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary this Wednesday in a special media preview event, but guests visiting the parks can already see a glimpse of what’s to come…

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Selling the Lake Buena Vista Villas and Treehouses

January 26, 2015 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

The original plans for the Lake Buena Vista area was, like most everything at Walt Disney World, far different from what we actually see today. It was planned as more of a residential/vacationing area in…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 327: Hat Box Ghost rumors, Frozen Fun, Star Wars Half Marathon

January 26, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

This week, Mousetalgia runs to a galaxy far, far away to talk about Disneyland’s recent Star Wars Half Marathon weekend. With Dave or Becky participating in each race, we have a full report on the…

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All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt’s Trains

January 25, 2015 at 1:13 am | 5 Comments

Suzanne Lee returns to MiceChat today with a report from the Walt Disney Family Museum, where a acclaimed Disney trains exhibit has been extended into March. If you can get to the Walt Disney Family…

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A Trip Back in Time to Olde Virginia

January 25, 2015 at 12:55 am | No Comments

TAKE ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINNY By Scarlett Stahl California is my home but I admit that I wish I could spend part of the year in Virginia. I really am a small town girl…

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Busch Gardens Says Goodbye Gwazi

January 24, 2015 at 3:00 am | 11 Comments

We’re back with another Busch Gardens Tampa update! We have news regarding Gwazi’s closing date as well as information on some ongoing and upcoming events at the park. Goodbye Gwazi The park has announced that…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #125 – News & Disney Versus Universal

January 24, 2015 at 12:20 am | No Comments

Welcome to our first regular show of 2015. We begin by playing the last of the Butterbeer preferences from last year and then play one from Darren and Nina as they try the new HOT…

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Universal Hollywood Construction Update – Springfield, Fast and Furious, and Harry Potter

January 23, 2015 at 3:00 am | 24 Comments

There is a ton of stuff happening at Universal Studios Hollywood right now.  Claiming to be the entertainment capital of Los Angeles will be an understatement once all of the projects for 2015 and 2016…

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Yesterland: Storybook Land from the Skyway

January 22, 2015 at 5:45 pm | 11 Comments

Here at Yesterland, there’s a ride that provides an overhead view of the intricate miniature buildings and landscapes of Storybook Land—not the water-level view from the Storybook Land Canal Boats or the slightly elevated view…

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Four Great Places To Relax At Walt Disney World

January 22, 2015 at 3:00 am | 13 Comments

While there is no shortage of activity in Walt Disney World’s four park offerings, sometimes it’s just nice to find a spot to relax and take in the magic.  Here are four of my favorite…

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Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #10 – Ron Schneider Interview

January 22, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

The Disney Avenue Podcast returns with a fantastic interview with the original Dreamfinder, Ron Schneider! Born in Southern California in 1952, Ron was born to be a performer.  He was a puppeteer, ventriloquist, magician and…

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Central Hub Changes at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios

January 21, 2015 at 3:00 am | 37 Comments

This week, we’re looking at the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where big changes are underway.     Let’s head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios!   Coming Soon . . . That’s going to wrap…