Editor’s Note:
  • April 18, 2014: DCA Reveals Maleficent – The Maleficent sneak peek has opened in DCA and the redone Bug's theater is a great venue for it. DCA gets to keep the new RealD 3D system when the regular Bugs show returns in June - a huge improvement over the original film format. The Studio executives came down from Burbank on Wednesday to approve the venue and were thrilled with the results. AP audiences raved at their Thursday night preview.  ||  And don't forget to sign up for the MiceChat Gumball Rally. We are just about to sell out the event and don't want you to miss out.  The Gumball Rally is a race through Disneyland to see who can ride the most attractions in a single day. Information and tickets HERE. ×0
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Knotts Berry Farm Calico Mine Ride and Camp Snoopy Hardhat Tour

April 18, 2014 at 3:00 am | 32 Comments

We took a sneak peek at Knott’s Berry Farm’s Calico Mine Ride and Camp Snoop yesterday. What we found was a very good sign for things to come this summer. Last year, instead of adding…

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Season Pass Podcast: Atlantis and the Kennedy Space Center

April 18, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

The Kennedy Space Center in Florida is a prime tourist location to bring the family, to educate, to entertain, and to be inspired.  It is also an astounding example of what the themed entertainment industry can…

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The End of “Let the Memories Begin”

April 17, 2014 at 6:04 pm | 7 Comments

It officially began January 2011—a brand new slogan—“Let the Memories Begin!” Your memory of “Let the Memories Begin” might be that there were many “Let the Memories Begin” banners and signs. Now they’ve gone to…

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Baby on Board: Walt Disney World With a Diaper Bag

April 17, 2014 at 3:00 am | 25 Comments

If you’ve read past the title, let’s assume you’ve decided to brave the parks with your mini-mouseketeer.  There are definitely some pros and cons to weigh when deciding whether or not to take a baby…

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Window to the Magic: A Tale of two Fridays, Part 3

April 17, 2014 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

Welcome to Window to the Magic. We bring the magic Kingdom to you in stunning 3D stereophonic sound. This week, Paul rounds things out with the grand circle tour of Disneyland aboard the Disneyland Railroad.…

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Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 14 – Mr Piano Man is Back

April 17, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Joining us in the Mouses Head pup this week is Tom Ameen. You know who he is right? If not, where have you been? Paul D is on cough medicine and San Miguel, Nick is…

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Magic Kingdom Moat filled and Mine Train Prepares for Soft Opening

April 16, 2014 at 3:00 am | 74 Comments

Welcome to our first Wednesday edition of Dateline Disney World! Thanks to everyone who is adjusting to the switch in schedule for this column. It means a lot to me to have your support. For…

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Bob’s True-Life Adventures No.4, 2009 – Galapagos Islands

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

Of all the spectacular natural locations on planet earth, the Galapagos Islands are the most fascinating, mysterious, and educational. In May 2009 I enjoyed a week of exploring sea, land, and air filled with some…

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MiceChat Disney News Round Up: Easter Fun In The Disney Parks

April 16, 2014 at 1:00 am | 2 Comments

We have a full collection of Disney and theme park news and information to share with you today. Iconic Disney attraction, it’s a small world, celebrated its 50th anniversary last week.  Did you see the…

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Knight Bus Revealed In Diagon Alley At Universal Studios Orlando

April 15, 2014 at 3:00 am | 28 Comments

There are some neat new details to share about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley project today.  Plus, we’ll take a look at the big CityWalk changes, and share a new episode of…

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Dedicated to Disneyland Paris Welcomes Spring

April 15, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Let’s have a discussion about the wonderful Spring Festival in Disneyland Paris. Lots of flowers, some bees, and Spring-ish things. Mark and Steve discuss it in depth, as well as the new name for the…

Communicore Weekly – Progressland, Joyland, The Pirate Fairy, Wooden Leg

April 15, 2014 at 12:01 am | 5 Comments

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Progressland, Joyland, The Pirate Fairy, and a Wooden Leg! WORLD’S FAIR! – Jeff and George continue their look at the…

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Disneyland Update: Celebrating Small World and Easter Egg Fun

April 14, 2014 at 3:00 am | 31 Comments

The past week brought a fair amount of fun, pomp and pageantry to the Disneyland Resort. On Friday, the Disneyland resort celebrated the 50th anniversary of it’s a small world complete with a Richard Sherman…

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Vintage 1986 Town Square Cafe Barbecue Menu

April 14, 2014 at 2:00 am | 5 Comments

Thanks to a great friend, Todd at Disney Parks Earchives, I was able to pull some images from a 1986 Town Square Cafe Barbecue menu. It was called the Town Square Times and was sponsored…

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Mousetalgia 286: Healthy Disney dining; working with Walt

April 14, 2014 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments

With topics covering everything from the latest Marvel film to the earliest days of working for Walt – it’s an Easter Emporium on Mousetalgia! We have a plethora of fun Disney discussions for you this…

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Knotts Berry Bloom Brings Bites and Blossoms

April 13, 2014 at 3:00 am | 10 Comments

Knotts Berry Farm kicked off their second annual Berry Bloom Festival on April 12th (running through April 27th).  It is evident that management knows they have a good idea on their hands as they’ve made…

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Pocahontas Wedding Reenactment in Jamestowne

April 13, 2014 at 1:00 am | 5 Comments

Beautiful spring weather set the stage for an outdoor wedding as Pocahontas wed John Rolfe in the 400th anniversary reenactment of the historic Jamestowne nuptials. Scarlett Stahl takes us there and reveals her very special…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #86 – Former Senior VP, Skip Sherman

April 13, 2014 at 12:48 am | No Comments

Join us for our 3 year anniversary show as we are joined by former Senior Vice President of Entertainment at Universal Orlando, Skip Sherman. Skip began his Universal Orlando career back in 1991 as Director…

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Swing into Spring at Disneyland Paris Resort

April 12, 2014 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

Spring has sprung at the Disneyland Resort Paris and park managers have mounted quite an impressive ode to the season with their Swing into Spring entertainment. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings…

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Review: Joyland by Stephen King

April 12, 2014 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

Before you start wondering why in the world I’m reviewing a Stephen King book for The Disney Review, I’d ask you to hold all questions to the end. I promise there’s a Disney connection. Joyland…