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

July 22, 2014 at 3:00 am | 8 Comments

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 been…

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Marvel Universe Live Review

July 22, 2014 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

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 the…

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Communicore Weekly – World Cruise, From Showbiz To Your Biz, Boatwrights

July 22, 2014 at 1:00 am | 1 Comment

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about World Cruise, From Showbiz To Your Biz, and Boatwrights! DISNEY HISTORY! – Take a cruise into the past and check…

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

July 21, 2014 at 7:03 am | 115 Comments

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 milestone, Disney…

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A Visit to Walt’s Barn

July 21, 2014 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

During the CommuniTOUR, we had the opportunity to visit some fantastic and historical locations related to Walt Disney and the Disney Company. We did a drive-by (of sorts) of Uncle Robert’s house and the Kingswell…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 300: Walt Disney World through a Disneyland Lens

July 21, 2014 at 12:51 am | 6 Comments

This week, celebrate Mousetalgia’s 300th episode with us as Jeff travels across the country to Orlando and reports on his June trip to Walt Disney World. From the dramatic humidity changes to the wide boulevards…

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Disney Is On The Way To A City Near You

July 20, 2014 at 3:00 am | 13 Comments

As you sit around the dining room table tonight, trying to figure out your end of summer plans, we have an idea for you. D23 is taking their show on the road and may be…

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

July 20, 2014 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

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 brand…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #99 – News, Rumors and the Quest for Gringotts

July 20, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Welcome to another UUOP. On this show we begin with the news,which includes the opening of the Hotdog Hall of Fame and Breadbox at Universal Orlando’s Citywalk, and then we join Darren for reviews of…

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Visitors Scream and Splash at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

July 19, 2014 at 3:00 am | 8 Comments

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 55…

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Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk Delivers More Than You Think

July 19, 2014 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

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 talk…

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios: From Show Biz to Your Biz by J. Jeff Kober

July 19, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

George: It seems like books about running your business the Disney way are a dime-a-dozen. It doesn’t mean they aren’t any good, but it’s obvious that the Disney Company is held in high esteem in…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Announcements and Construction Update

July 18, 2014 at 3:00 am | 12 Comments

Universal Studios Hollywood is a movie studio, theme park and family attraction in a state of masive transformation. Springfield continues to take shape across the midway from The Simpsons Ride. Meanwhile, The Wizarding World of…

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Arrow Development, Patently Obvious

July 18, 2014 at 2:00 am | 9 Comments

Most Micechat readers probably know what happened on Sunday July 17, 1955 in what had been, up till then, a remote orange grove near Anaheim, CA. Of the available attractions on Opening Day five had…

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

July 18, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

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 Kong)…

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Did Disneyland Open July 17 or July 18?

July 17, 2014 at 8:15 pm | 9 Comments

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…

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A 59 Photo Salute to Disneyland’s 59th Birthday

July 17, 2014 at 3:00 am | 46 Comments

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…

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10 Tips from (Former) Walt Disney World Newbies

July 17, 2014 at 2:00 am | 16 Comments

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 Disney…

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Classic WTTM: Disneyus NonSequiturium

July 17, 2014 at 12:42 am | 2 Comments

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 to…

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Dateline Disney World – Magic in the Mornings

July 16, 2014 at 3:00 am | 20 Comments

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 crowds.…