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Animation Matters at the 43rd Annie Awards

February 14, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Disney*Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ and ‘Boy and the World’ Win Top Prizes at 43rd Annie Awards The filmmakers behind Disney*Pixar’s Inside Out had a lot to cheer about last weekend, when their film “Inside Out” picked…

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Disneyland Paris Forest of Enchantment

February 14, 2016 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Hello everyone, today we’ll take a quick visit to Disneyland Paris, where spring is already in bloom.  – Max DLP Welcome Banners promoting the Disneyland Paris mobile application have been installed.   At the entrance…

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The Sweep Spot #176 Disneyland Cast Member Tales from the 60′s

February 14, 2016 at 12:50 am | No Comments

In this episode we welcome a former Disneyland custodial cast member who started in 1965 and left in 1969. He was there during some incredible changes, and not all good changes either. During the building…

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood Begins Tech Rehearsals

February 12, 2016 at 7:59 pm | No Comments

FINALLY! The Butterbeer is flowing on the west coast!  Yes, Universal Studios surprised park guests and more than a few persistent Potter fans to a peek inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood.  With…

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Theme Park Studio: Live Parks and Walt Disney World

February 12, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

It’s been a while since we’ve looked at the world of Theme Park Simulation games, so please join me for another visit to The Simulation Station! Today, we’re checking out the latest improvements to Theme…

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Yesterland: Epcot Wish List – Part 2, Future World Pavilions

February 11, 2016 at 5:49 pm | No Comments

By the late 1970s, planning for EPCOT, Walt Disney’s grandest vision, was seriously underway—sort of. It would no longer be Walt’s actual city where innovative companies would showcase ways to improve how people live. With……

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Fab News: Disney CreativiTREE

February 11, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Creativity is the spice of life. Imagine Disneyland without all the innovative ideas and theme. Today’s Fab News starts off with a project very near and dear to my heart – a project designed to…

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Dateline Disney World – Blooms Prepped for Epcot Flower and Garden Fest

February 10, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Things are about to bloom at Epcot as the park prepares for the annual Flower and Garden Festival. Black History month is being celebrated throughout the month of February at the American Adventure Pavilion at…

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Disney News Round Up: Year of the Monkey and Mardi Gras

February 10, 2016 at 2:05 am | No Comments

MiceChat RoundUpCrew! Happy Lunar New Year, it’s the year of the Monkey! Theme Parks on both coasts are celebrating this festive occasion with limited time events and of course special food and menu additions. Though…

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Fab News: The Fairest Valentine of All, Plus Bears

February 09, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Hello to all my wonderful MiceChatters and Fab Newsies! I hope you’re holding up in this sudden heat. I’m in the middle of moving, and also have a rotten cold. Go figure. Everything will be…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 381: The Silver Banjo Barbecue; Nelbert Chouinard

February 08, 2016 at 8:55 pm | No Comments

Mousetalgia welcomes Ron DeFore to the show to discuss “Don DeFore’s Silver Banjo Barbecue,” which was located in Disneyland from 1957 through 1961. We learn about Ron’s father Don, who, as an innovative live television…

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Disneyland Resort celebrates Lunar New Year and Annual Passholders

February 08, 2016 at 5:05 am | No Comments

Disney California Adventure turns 15 today and Disney will commemorate the occasion with a special ceremony at the opening of the park this morning. Meanwhile, the park celebrated the Lunar New Year over the weekend…

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A Final Curtain for Animagique at Disneyland Paris

February 07, 2016 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Hello everyone, today’s article is dedicated to the the recently departed and well loved Disneyland Paris show, Animagique. Animagique was a unique black light spectacle which ran approximately 17 minutes in length. To give you…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Year of the Monkey

February 07, 2016 at 2:00 am | No Comments

It’s that time of year again!  Universal Studios Hollywood brings the Lunar New Year to life inside the Universal Plaza. In the new central hub for the park, guests can walk under a curtain of…

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You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Ask the Old Disney Guy

February 06, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

You’ve Got To Be Kidding is parody. Pull up a chair, sit back and allow yourself to enjoy a moment of humor. . . Today I am proud to introduce a new and more than…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Wizarding World Nearly Ready for Magic

February 05, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Universal Studios Hollywood has been going through quite the metamorphosis.  Since the announcement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter way back in 2012, the park has been building up to its opening with a…

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Yesterland: Epcot Wish List – Part 1, Innoventions Plaza

February 04, 2016 at 7:38 pm | No Comments

Future World was meant to inspire. The magnificent sphere of Spaceship Earth set the stage for the grandeur that carried through to all of Future World. In the center of Future World, the CommuniCore buildings…

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Fab News: Ghosts, Jobs, and Wet Disney Fun

February 04, 2016 at 10:12 am | No Comments

I celebrated my first anniversary with MiceChat last weekend, as MiceChat celebrated its eleventh anniversary. What a great year it’s been! I would have shared the story with you Tuesday but Sunday night, part of…

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Four Fun Disney World Date Nights

February 04, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, here are a few fun date night ideas for you and your sweetie at Walt Disney World. Disney’s Boardwalk Plenty of dining options…

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Dateline Disney World – Change is Roaring at Animal Kingdom

February 03, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Since our last visit, there have been tons of changes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The park is rapidly transforming from a day park into a full day (and NIGHT) experience. Avatar Land and Rivers of…