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  • November 28, 2014: Holiday Treat – We have two special edition magic bands from D23's Destination D event in Orlando to give away. The bands are brand new and never used (nor have they been associated with any Disney Experience account).  Enter the sweepstakes HERE. -   Also, we invite you to save the date for the MiceChat 10th anniversary weekend - February 6th through 8th at the Disneyland Resort. This is shaping up to be an amazing extravaganza of Disney goodness you won't want to miss. ×0
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Knotts Merry Farm Delivers Down Home Christmas Cheer

November 28, 2014 at 3:00 am | 5 Comments

No other park offers a Christmas celebration quite like Knott’s Berry Merry Farm. Their particular mix of down-home charm, mouthwatering munchies, and live entertainment remains a unique Southern California gem that must be experienced.  Today…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #117 – News, Cowfish and Trip Report

November 28, 2014 at 2:10 am | No Comments

Welcome to another Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. We begin this show with a news update which includes the announcement of some of the “celebrities that will be attending next years A Celebration of Harry Potter…

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Yesterland: Happiest Turkeys on Earth

November 27, 2014 at 7:40 pm | 1 Comment

It’s 2005 at Yesterland. You can visit two turkeys here—37-pound Marshmallow and 35-pound Yam. They look like regular farm-raised turkeys, albeit very large ones. But these gobblers have bragging rights—especially one of them.   Read…

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Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party

November 27, 2014 at 2:30 am | 2 Comments

If one was to look for a story that sums up this time of year for many people, they would not have to go much farther than the novella of Mister Charles Dickens, entitled “A…

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Dining with Food Allergies – House of Blues

November 27, 2014 at 2:04 am | 2 Comments

House of Blues is one of those often overlooked dining treasures at Downtown Disney.  The food is fantastic and the prices aren’t any higher than a typical Disney location.  While the Sunday gospel brunch draws…

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Window to the Magic Podcast – Take a Discovery Stroll in DCA with Bryn

November 27, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

Take a stroll around DCA with Bryn as she goes outside of her comfort zone to experience some things she normally doesn’t do… BE SURE TO SEND IN YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS SHOW! Enjoy! *********************************…

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Bob’s True-Life Adventures No.17 – Tivoli Gardens and the Genesis of Disneyland

November 26, 2014 at 3:00 am | 10 Comments

Today’s Wheel of Adventures has stopped at 2007, and off we go. . . In the years leading up to Walt Disney’s construction of Disneyland, Walt did a lot of research on various amusement parks.…

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Gingerbread Holidays at the Walt Disney World Resorts

November 26, 2014 at 2:00 am | 5 Comments

This week, we’re taking a look at 4 of the WDW resorts and how they get all spruced up for the holidays. Well, that’s gonna wrap things up for this week. We got rained out…

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Disney News Round Up: More Christmas Than You Can Shake A Peppermint Stick At

November 26, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

We need a little Christmas, right this very minute!  Actually, the MiceChat Round Up of Disney and theme park news and information is bringing you more Christmas than you can shake a peppermint stick at.…

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Busch Gardens Tampa Christmas Town Sneak Peek

November 25, 2014 at 3:00 am | 5 Comments

Busch Gardens Tampa is putting the finishing touches on this year’s Christmas Town event. Let’s take a look at the holiday trimmings and check in on the critters who call this delightful little park home.…

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OH NO HE DIDN’T – Was Walt Disney on Acid?

November 25, 2014 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

Before I get to today’s No He Didn’t, I’ve got a quick update on my last article about Walt Disney Serving time in jail. If you take a look at the last post, which involved…

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Communicore Weekly – 150th Episode Spectacular! – Disneyland Food, Listener Voice Mails, Mouse Ears, Baloo

November 25, 2014 at 12:01 am | 4 Comments

Direct Link l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where its the 150th Episode Spectacular! We talk about Disneyland Food, Listener Voice Mails, Mouse Ears, and Baloo! It’s our 150th episode, and we…

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It’s A Disneyland Christmas As The Resort Gets Frozen Over

November 24, 2014 at 3:00 am | 65 Comments

Howdy Disney Lovers!  In The Parks is filling in today for Dateline Disneyland today as Andy Castro enjoys D23′s Destination D in Orlando.  There is plenty to take in this week as we traverse the…

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Magic Kingdom Castmember Costumes from 1977

November 24, 2014 at 2:03 am | 6 Comments

You never know what you’re going to run across during research for a project. While trying to verify a date for a shop on Main Street, I ran across this great article on the cross-utilization…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 318: Avengers Half Marathon, Star Wars

November 24, 2014 at 12:03 am | No Comments

Dave and Becky report on the Avengers Half Marathon weekend at Disneyland, and describe the inaugural Marvel runs and the courses, costumes and characters they came across during the races, as well as the Expo…

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Queen Mary Improves Chill for Extra Holiday Cheer

November 23, 2014 at 3:00 am | 5 Comments

Christmas has come ashore in Long Beach as the California-style holiday event, CHILL, returns for a third year at The Queen Mary.  Gilded with twinkling lights, the iconic smoke stacks of the luxury ocean liner…

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Orlando has its Eye on you

November 23, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

On Halloween, the Orlando Eye celebrated a major construction milestone with the completion of the spoke installation of the inner wheel. This accomplishment cleared the way for work to begin on the outer wheel, eventually…

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The Sweep Spot 142 – Disneyland Main Street Projects That Never Happened With Jim Korkis

November 23, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

IN this episode we welcome author, Disney historian Jim Korkis. We take a look at the Disneyland Main Street that never was. We look at Liberty Street, International Street, and Edison Square, plus more. www.thesweepspot.com

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Living the Low Life in Death Valley

November 22, 2014 at 3:00 am | 4 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 | 2 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…