Editor’s Note:
  • August 27, 2014: MiceChat Knott’s Haunt Tickets Nearly Sold Out . . . HURRY: Don't miss out on these great upcoming MiceChat events:
    • MICECHAT WDW INVASION (Oct 22 - 29):  Find out more about the WDW Gumball Rally, Epcot Food and Wine Festival Sip and Nibble, MiceChat Wizarding World and Horror Nights events as well as Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, dinners, meets, Cirque and more here: MiceChat Invasion and Gumball Rally Info
    • -  MICECHAT HALLOWEEN HAUNT @ KNOTT'S SCARY FARM will be held on September 27th. Don't miss out, this event is about to sell out! MiceChat Haunt Tickets and Information HERE 
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Yesterland presents Disneyland Signs, Part 1: 1955 to 1999

August 28, 2014 at 8:38 pm | 1 Comment

When you think of the Disneyland sign, what do you visualize? It probably depends on when you first visited Disneyland or became aware of its sign.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Disneyland Signs,…

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Six Flags Announces Twisted Colossus Hybrid Coaster – Includes Video

August 28, 2014 at 11:02 am | 23 Comments

Six Flags Magic Mountain has announced its future plans for the iconic Colossus coaster. The self proclaimed “Thrill Capital of the World” is planning to converting the classic woody into  Twisted Colossus, a world–record–breaking hybrid coaster…

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5 Ways to Ruin Your Disney Vacation

August 28, 2014 at 3:00 am | 21 Comments

I write in a positive voice more often than not, sharing my thoughts on what you can do to have a magical Disney vacation. But let’s face it, there’s some stuff you just shouldn’t do. …

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Empowerment and … Elephants, a Conversation with Entertainment Designer Kile Ozier

August 28, 2014 at 1:00 am | 2 Comments

“I create experiences for people through the filter of my own experience. . . I use my own emotions as the filter through which to create.”  Kile Ozier I’m new here in the MiceChat universe,…

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MiceAge Update: Double Blast from the Past

August 27, 2014 at 4:00 am | 41 Comments

We have quick little MiceAge update today which should make many of you happy. For the rest of the recent news, please read last week’s MiceAge update HERE. OSWALD, LUCKY INDEED In a nostalgia move…

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Halloween Arrives at the Magic Kingdom

August 27, 2014 at 3:00 am | 18 Comments

Dateline Disney World is back to bring you a disney dose of photos and news from Walt Disney World.  This week, Halloween begins to arrive (in August) to the Magic Kingdom. Pumpkins and garland lace…

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Star Wars: The Film That Changed My Life – Part 3

August 27, 2014 at 2:00 am | 5 Comments

UPDATE: DISNEYLAND HALF MARATHON WEEKEND is upon us. Yes friends, it’s that time again and I’m so excited I could just bust. These Disneyland races are the best in the country.           …

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Disney News Round Up: Its Halloween in August, Summer is gone!

August 27, 2014 at 12:32 am | 1 Comment

Capt. Hook delivers a trip report, a retro journey to Disneyland from 1955, and a peek behind the scenes at America Sings are just some of the fascinating topics to enjoy in today’s MiceChat Round…

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Villains Unleashed! The Good, the Bad and the Evil

August 26, 2014 at 3:00 am | 33 Comments

This past Saturday night I attended the Villains Unleashed event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. I approached the event with caution after last year’s fiasco of a similarly themed event. I kept…

Communicore Weekly – Tiki Oasis, American Amusement Park, Human Dynamo, Porcelains of Europe

August 26, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

Direct Link l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Tiki Oasis, American Amusement Park, Human Dynamo, and Porcelains of Europe! TRIP REPORT! – Jeff talks about his trip down…

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Halloween Time creeps in across the Disneyland Resort as summer comes to an end

August 25, 2014 at 5:05 am | 43 Comments

Halloween Time has started to creep in across the Disneyland Resort as the summer season comes to a close. Meanwhile, refurbishments continue as well, with work underway on Main Street, in Tomorrowland and at the…

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The Magic of Walt Disney World

August 25, 2014 at 2:00 am | 5 Comments

I grabbed a copy of The Magic of Disneyland and Walt Disney World by Valerie Childs to review for my Book of the Week segment on Communicore Weekly (the Greatest Online Show™). With over 130…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 305: Ghostly Materials, D23′s Fanniversary

August 25, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

In this week’s Mousetalgia Emporium of topics, Imagineer Brian Crosby returns to the show to talk about various topics, including Marvel’s Disney Kingdoms; “Ghostly Materials,” the Haunted Mansion exhibit at Disneyland’s Disneyana store; and the…

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Tsum Tsums Invade Disneyland Paris

August 24, 2014 at 3:00 am | 3 Comments

The little plush toys called “Tsum Tsum” have arrived in Disneyland Paris, straight from the Disney Store in Japan. People Magazine is calling these guys the “next Beanie Babies”. How well do you think this…

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The Empty Grave Haunt Finds a New Home

August 24, 2014 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

The Empty Grave Haunted attraction is an annual Southern California staple that MiceChat has been following for years. Designer Mike Talorico’s creations have become known for their inventive layout and homespun charm while still maintaining…

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DoomBuggies Spook Show #11: Disney Legend Alice Davis

August 24, 2014 at 12:20 am | No Comments

Disney Legend Alice Davis joins the DoomBuggies Spook Show this week to talk about her late legendary husband Marc Davis, who was one of Walt Disney’s original Nine Old Men and was largely responsible for…

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The Lost Temple Ride Opens at Movie Park Germany

August 23, 2014 at 3:00 am | 21 Comments

Movie Park Germany’s new Lost Temple attraction rivals Universal Studios Hollywood’s King Kong attraction. Take a look at the concept art and video from Alain Littaye below.  ~~Rick The Lost Temple Ride Opens at Movie…

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Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces Fright Fest 2014 Lineup

August 23, 2014 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

This week Six Flags Magic Mountain held a press conference to make a major announcement about the 2014 edition of their Fright Fest Halloween event.  The thrill park has been very keen on taking a…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #104 – Islands of Adventure Orientation Part 1

August 23, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Thank you for joining us as we look at the amazing immersive theme park that is Universal’s Islands of Adventure. We will share story, mystery and mythos of this amazing park and its six themed…

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Epcot Future World News and Photos

August 22, 2014 at 3:00 am | 31 Comments

We have a special Friday edition of Dateline Disney World for you today. This week, we’re taking a quick tour Epcot’s Future World. Future indeed, as we see charging stations in the parking lot for…