Editor’s Note:
  • December 17, 2014: Frozen Fun Delays – DCA's Frozen Fun offerings are in a mad rush to be completed by the 20th. The weather isn't helping, but the construction timetable was already too tight for a realistic Saturday opening, much less the planned soft openings on the 19th. The full debut of Frozen Fun may be delayed, but that's due to the very thorough (and expensive) work that has gone in to the Frozen Fun venues in DCA. When it does open entirely, DCA's Frozen offerings will noticeably outdo the WDW offerings from this past summer.
    • EVENT NOTICE - Tomorrow, we hope to make tickets available for our New Year's Eve extravaganza at Knott's Berry Farm. Keep your eyes on the site and sign up quickly as last year's event sold out in just a few hours. Also, we'd like you to save the date for the MiceChat 10th anniversary weekend, which will be held February 6th through 8th at the Disneyland Resort. We have lots of amazing things planned for you! Let us know if you are planning to attend the anniversary and find out about the FANTASTIC Anabella Hotel rate on our MiceChat Facebook Events Page HERE
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A Journey Down Candy Cane Lane at the Disneyland Resort

December 17, 2014 at 3:00 am | 6 Comments

Season’s Greetings! The festive merriment and cheer encompasses the Disneyland Resort in all its usual glory once again. “Snow” and lights cascade down the majestic and iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle, colored bulbs encapsulate the “it’s…

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Disney News Round Up: Jingle into a Frozen Night Party

December 17, 2014 at 12:19 am | No Comments

Wedding trips to Disneyland, Candlelight Processionals, and gingerbread cookies are just some of the highlights in this weeks MiceChat Round up of Disney and theme park news and discussions. That is just the beginning though…

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Haunted Mansion History Mystery

December 16, 2014 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

Please join us in welcoming the amazing Sara Hofstein to MiceChat. Sara will be checking in from time to time as her busy schedule allows. Her inaugural article is a real life ghost busting mystery…

Communicore Weekly – D23 Trip Report Part 2, Two Guys Named Joe, Guardians of the Galaxy, Mr. Peavidy

December 16, 2014 at 2:10 am | No Comments

Direct Link l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, we talk about D23 Trip Report Part 2, Two Guys Named Joe, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Mr. Peavidy! TRIP REPORT! – Jeff and…

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Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #9 – Christmas Special with Jim Korkis

December 16, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

The Disney Avenue Podcast returns with a wonderful Christmas Special that is sure to get you in the Holiday spirit. Disney historian and author Jim Korkis joins host Keith Michael Mahne for a wonderful interview on Walt Disney featuring some…

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Fantasmic! Fastpass arrives at Disneyland as Frozen continues to move in

December 15, 2014 at 5:05 am | 54 Comments

More than twenty years later and Disneyland’s popular Fantasmic! nighttime water-and-light show has finally added a new Fastpass-based reservation system. The new Fantasmic! Fastpass eliminates the need to camp out hours before the show and…

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Happy Holidays from Walt Disney World

December 15, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Going back though Disney magazines and newsletters, you run into a lot of different things. How Disney handles the holiday season throughout the years through the covers of it’s publications can offer some insight. Disney…

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Mousetalgia Episode 321: Alice Davis on the ’64 World’s Fair

December 15, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Disney and the World’s Fair – Disney Legend Alice Davis talks to Mousetalgia about attending the 1964 World’s Fair, and she shares some personal recollections of her time visiting the Fair with Walt Disney and…

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Ratatouille Shop Opens in Walt Disney Studios Paris

December 14, 2014 at 3:00 am | 3 Comments

Good news. . . The new souvenir shop in the Ratatouille area of Disneyland Paris’ Walt Disney Studios looks first class and the merchandise selection appears to be top notch. Here’s Alain Littaye’s latest DLP…

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Holiday Lights Sparkle at Gilroy Gardens

December 14, 2014 at 2:00 am | 11 Comments

I was surprised to learn that the charming little park know as Gilroy Gardens is open during the winter season. Marc Ricketts reports on their holiday light show. ~~Rick Holiday Lights Bring a Sparkle to…

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The Sweep Spot Ep. 143 Disneyland Trip Report

December 14, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

In this episode Lynn talks about his most recent family vacation to Disneyland Resort. As someone who has been to Disneyland probably hundreds of times, and worked there for 12 years, Disneyland never gets old,…

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Jeff and George Review Guardians of the Galaxy on Blu-ray

December 13, 2014 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

George: Like most of the world, I had no idea what to expect with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy this past summer. I wasn’t familiar with the property and I wasn’t sure how…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #120 – The Top 10 CREEPY Things at Universal Orlando Resort

December 13, 2014 at 12:29 am | No Comments

There are many Disney podcasts out there, that I’m sure many of you listen to, but there is one that is very different from all the rest and that is Creepy Kingdom. James over at…

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In The Parks – Disneyland Resort Launches Fantasmic FastPass, Announces Frozen Fun

December 12, 2014 at 3:00 am | 83 Comments

The Disneyland Resort is about to experience an ice age unlike anything ever seen before.  That’s right, Anna and Elsa are taking over the resort.  With activities and highlights mainly centered in Disney California Adventure, Frozen…

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Yesterland: Dinosaur Jack’s Sunglass Shack

December 11, 2014 at 11:46 pm | 4 Comments

It’s a good idea to protect your eyes from the intense sunshine. So head over to Dinosaur Jack’s Sunglass Shack. Look for the smiling, 33-foot-tall, pink Apatosaurus with the yellow spots.   Read the full…

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Samland – Disney’s Burbank Adventure in the 80′s

December 11, 2014 at 3:00 am | 6 Comments

For 12 years, Burbank had been looking for someone to build a regional shopping center on a significant piece of vacant property on Third and Magnolia, right in the heart of “Beautiful Downtown Burbank,” as…

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Noe Valladolid – Marvel Series 5

December 11, 2014 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Noe is back with part 5 of his epic look at Marvel and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. You can get caught up on parts One, Two, Three, and Four  before jumping into today’s article. Warner…

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Oceaneering: Creating the Ride Systems that Changed Theme Parks

December 11, 2014 at 12:01 am | 4 Comments

In 2013, SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin introduced a ride system that has changed everything we know about motion based entertainment.  The Revolution Ride System finally showed the world that there are no…

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Peace on Earth Fireworks and Christmas Parade

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

This week, we’re taking a look at the Peace on Earth holiday fireworks at Epcot and the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade that happens during the Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom.  …

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Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.18 WONDER-Full Christmas

December 10, 2014 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

Where to go for the Holidays? Take a cruise with me on the Disney Wonder. This time of year the Wonder is…well, WONDER-Full as she’s all decked out in her Christmas finery and filled with…