Editor’s Note:
  • December 21, 2014: YOU Are Invited To Join Us For New Year’s Eve –
    • NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENT  - Tickets are now available for our New Year's Eve extravaganza at Knott's Berry Farm. Amazing buffet dinner, a night of entertainment and wholesome fun on the farm. Pick up your tickets before they sell out - NYE EVENT TICKETS HERE.
    • MC ANNIVERSARY EVENTS NOTICE - 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
    • ANOTHER FROZEN FUN DELAY UPDATE for DISNEYLAND - Freeze The Night and the Animation meet n' greet have opened to guests. A makeshift Olaf meet n' greet has also been set up near Stage 17. The singalong show in the Muppets theater is still slated to open on Tuesday the 23rd, but with only 8 shows per day. They will ramp up as quickly as possible through the week to the planned 12 shows per day. Olaf's Snowfest has been delayed again, and is now planned to open on the 27th, but without most of the food and merchandise offerings planned. Those will be added after New Years, with a goal to be ready by the January 7th official kickoff. A Frozen Fun marketing campaign throughout the western US begins on the 7th.
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Hong Kong Disneyland Part 4 – Grizzly Gulch

December 21, 2014 at 3:00 am | 1 Comment

Toby Johnson continues his amazing Hong Kong Disneyland trip report. Today, he turns his eye to Tomorrowland, Adventureland and Grizzly Gulch. He wants you to know how beautiful the parked looked, sparkling clean, amazing gardens…

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Holiday in the Park

December 21, 2014 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Here’s Marc Ricketts’ last photo report of the year. I want to personally thank him for treating us this year to some great articles about the amusement parks and other attractions in the San Francisco…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #121 – News, Emails and Grinch Breakfast

December 21, 2014 at 1:55 am | No Comments

We are back to our normal show schedule and we begin with a listener Butterbeer preference from Jason Gallant and then head in to the news. In the news we let you know what “Holiday”…

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Jeff and George Review Two Girls and a Mousetale by Caroline and Elly Collins

December 20, 2014 at 3:00 am | No Comments

George: Elly and Caroline Collins sent us review copies of their new book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, which is all about their extended Disney College Program (DCP) at Walt Disney World. The two…

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Disafterdark Series 3, Episode 3 – Featuring Tom Ameen and Nicks Kazoo

December 20, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Welcome back to Disafterdark where we are joined by Tom Ameen and Nicks Kazoo! For the first half of the show, Tom (www.tomameenmusic.com) discusses his newest album, Magical Moments 2. Nick promises to show us…

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In The Parks: Disneyland and the Delayed Frozen Ice Age

December 19, 2014 at 3:00 am | 31 Comments

Things are about to get extra chilly at the Disneyland Resort.  In fact, you could say that everything will be Frozen in the next few days as Anna and Elsa unleash their endless onslaught of…

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New Years Eve Plans at Knotts Berry Farm

December 19, 2014 at 2:00 am | 5 Comments

Here’s is a quick update from Knotts Berry Farm.  Knotts has announced their plans for New Years 2015 and we couldn’t be more excited. MiceChat will be offering a fun night of food, entertainment, and…

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Yesterland Review: Universal vs. Disney

December 19, 2014 at 12:11 am | No Comments

Sam Gennawey’s new book is about how Universal’s theme park business grew from a modest industrial tour into a theme park powerhouse. Werner Weiss tells you what he thought of the book.   Read the…

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Foreword to Universal Vs Disney: The Unofficial Guide to America’s Greatest Theme Park Rivalry

December 18, 2014 at 3:02 am | 1 Comment

Universal Vs Disney: America’s greatest theme park rivalry unraveled.

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Terri Hardin Country Bears Story – Part 2

December 18, 2014 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!! When last we chatted I ended by stating that I had just found out that I hadn’t been fired from the Country Bears Film. I also shared that it was…

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A Christmas World of Winter Fantasy Colored Dreams

December 18, 2014 at 12:05 am | No Comments

***HEADPHONES STRONGLY SUGGESTED*** Paul returns to the Disneyland Resort once again to share more of the Merriest Season of all. Merry Christmas to you and yours from the entire WindowtotheMagic family. BE SURE TO COMMENT…

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A Journey Down Candy Cane Lane at the Disneyland Resort

December 17, 2014 at 3:00 am | 19 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 | 1 Comment

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 | 56 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…