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  • November 22, 2014: You Saved Walt Disney’s Birthplace!!! We are extremely proud to announce that with your support and three amazing events in LA and Orlando, the Walt Disney Birthplace will be saved. You can check the status of the project and continue making donations on the Start Some Good campaign HERE to push them way over the top and assure that Walt's message will live on forever at the historic home in which he was born.  Also, we invite you to save the day for the MiceChat 10th anniversary weekend - February 6th through 8th at the Disneyland Resort. ×0
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Living the Low Life in Death Valley

November 22, 2014 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Today Marc Ricketts presents a stunning photographic essay on California’s Death Valley, the lowest, hottest and driest area in North America. Marc posits that Death Valley likely inspired Disney Imagineers on many of their projects…

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George and Jeff Review The Wind Rises, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke

November 22, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

George: We’ve got three big blu-ray releases to talk about this week from Studio Ghibli. They’re not Disney films, but they are being distributed by Disney (and Touchstone). All of the voice work was dubbed…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #116 – News from Around the Universal Globe

November 22, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Hello everyone, we have a news heavy show this week. You can be on the show, all you have to do is record us a little message telling us who you are, where you’re from and…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Who-ing Christmas and Construction Antics

November 21, 2014 at 3:00 am | 18 Comments

It’s time to dive into movie magic today as we explore Universal Studios Hollywood.  There is an insane amount of information to cover this week, not the least of which is the construction of The…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: “Scary Tales”

November 20, 2014 at 10:37 pm | No Comments

Even though the scariest time of the year is over, we still have time for a story or two. Tonight, the Ghost Host and Madame Leota will supply you with more stories to make your…

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Yesterland: Carnation Plaza Gardens

November 20, 2014 at 10:09 pm | 5 Comments

Nestled between a medieval castle and a frontier stockade, Yesterland has an old-fashioned, open-air dance pavilion with a red-and-white canopy roof.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Carnation Plaza Gardens   When you are…

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Samland 2.0 – A BIG Day for the Walt Disney Company

November 20, 2014 at 3:00 am | 3 Comments

While trolling through the archives, I came upon a treasure trove of press releases from April 1969. It was an important time. The passing of Walt Disney in late 1966 was still in the minds…

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Holidays in Full Swing at Walt Disney World

November 20, 2014 at 2:16 am | 21 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! ‘Tis the season, and Walt Disney World is all decked out for the holidays, and over the next few weeks, we’ll take a look at all of it,…

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Disney News Round Up: More Jingle in the Jungle

November 19, 2014 at 3:00 am | No Comments

We have all sorts of interesting news for you today. The Mad T Party is finally dancing away from DCA at the end of this month.  The final night to catch the party is on…

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Holiday Gift Ideas

November 19, 2014 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

As I mentioned last time, the Holidays always seem to be the time that folks give just a bit more to people who need it. Sure, it’s better to give year round, but I love…

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Celebrate Marion Knott Montapert

November 18, 2014 at 10:06 pm | 13 Comments

Marion Knott Montapert April 22, 1922 – November 13, 2014 Marion Genevieve Knott was literally born into the amusement park business. As youngest daughter of Walter and Cordelia Knott, founders of Knott’s Berry Farm, Marion…

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Communicore Weekly – Market House, Denmark, Ward Dizzley, Phineas and Ferb, Clone Wars, Memento Mori

November 18, 2014 at 5:17 am | 1 Comment

Direct Link l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Market House, Denmark, Ward Dizzley, Phineas and Ferb, Clone Wars, and Memento Mori! DISNEY HISTORY! – Take a look into the…

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Serving Time in “Walt Disney Castle”

November 18, 2014 at 3:03 am | 10 Comments

This doozy comes courtesy of MiceChatter John Stearns. Thanks John! Usually, I cover up the name and photo on these, to protect the innocent. In this case, this is Answers.com’s Disney Supervisor (expert, apparently). Looking…

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Disney Cruise Line Announces Early 2016 Itineraries

November 18, 2014 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

Highlights for early 2016 Disney Cruise Line itineraries include the introduction of Tortola, capitol of the British Virgin Islands, and the French Island of Martinique along with a return to the homeport of San Juan,…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: Busting a Chorus

November 18, 2014 at 12:14 am | No Comments

As we all know, this Haunted Mansion knows how to stay spooky for the entirety of the year. If you live in a house that you’re just dying to keep haunted, the Ghost Host shares…

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The Holidays arrive at Disneyland with the return of Jingle Cruise, Viva Navidad and more

November 17, 2014 at 5:05 am | 27 Comments

The holidays are now in full swing at Disneyland following this weekend’s official launch for the holiday season. While most of the holiday offerings soft-launched last week, this week some notable offerings opened, including the…

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WED EPCOT Center Countdown Calendar

November 17, 2014 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

Did you ever have a billion dollar project that you needed to complete at a certain time? How would you motivate your creative team to finish by the deadline? How about a 10 month calendar…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 317: Touring the parks with a 7-year-old; Big Hero 6 review

November 17, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Touring the parks with a 7-year-old: this week, Team Mousetalgia discusses Jeff’s recent trip to the park with his daughter as the parks unveil their holiday splendor. The decorations are up, the Frozen Christmas Day…

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“I Have Always Loved Trains” – Walt Disney

November 16, 2014 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

Please join us in welcoming Roger Colton to MiceChat. He was lucky enough to attend the opening of a new exhibit at the Walt Disney Family Museum. Let’s travel down the tracks with Roger and…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Makes Magic with Day of Giving

November 16, 2014 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

On Thursday, November 14th, Universal Studios Hollywood hosted its 10th annual Day of Giving at 6 different locations throughout southern California.  Teaming with Operation School Bell, Universal’s Discover a Star Foundation donated education essentials to young…