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In The Parks: California Adventure Turns 13, Tomorrowland Films, Disneyland Refurbs A-Plenty

February 07, 2014 at 3:00 am | 17 Comments

Happy Birthday Disney California Adventure!  This weekend, as MiceChat celebrates its 11th anniversary,  DCA turns 13 years old. We’ll hold a scavenger hunt in the park to mark the occasion (see below). The park has…

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Magic Kingdom News and Construction

February 07, 2014 at 1:00 am | 42 Comments

Dateline Disney World takes you to the Magic Kingdom this week where off season refurbishments are underway, the dwarf coaster continues to rapidly move toward opening day. Lots of photos to share today. If you’d…

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Fountain View Ice Cream at Yester Future World

February 06, 2014 at 9:17 pm | 2 Comments

The columns of water blasting skyward from the Fountain of Nations capture your attention—making it easy to overlook the ice cream fountain nearby. It’s Fountain View Ice Cream, the ice cream fountain with—you guessed it—a…

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Walt Disney World Water Park Fun and More Option

February 06, 2014 at 3:00 am | 12 Comments

With so many ticket options and configurations at Walt Disney World, it can get a little overwhelming.  We all have a pretty good handle on the Park Hopping upgrade (if you don’t, it’s the ability…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: Walt and the Happy Haunts

February 06, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

How did the 999 happy haunts ever end up in this Magic Kingdom anyway? We resurrected- I mean contacted daring reporter, Gaylord Ghoul, to visit the Haunted Mansion once more to have a spook-to-spook talk…

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Window to the Magic: Struck, Twisted and Summed Up

February 06, 2014 at 1:00 am | 1 Comment

This week, Jeremiah takes you to Walt Disney Worls and to USF to enjoy a few weather themed attractions and ends with a custom thrill ride.  Included in this show are complete ride-throughs on StormStruck…

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Disney News Round Up: Fun and Games in the Happiest Place on Earth

February 05, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

It’s a big week for MiceChat.  With all of the Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and theme park discussions happening, we are about to begin celebrating our 11th anniversary.  It’s been an amazing 11 years following…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.26 1937 School Days – Then and Now

February 05, 2014 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

Beloved Disney Legend, Bob Gurr, shares his memories of school days past and compares them to today. We think you’ll agree, this story is priceless.   Today’s Wheel of Years has stopped at 1937, and…

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WDW’s Biggest Challenges and Opportunities

February 04, 2014 at 3:00 am | 62 Comments

In some ways, it seems like Walt Disney World is firing on all cylinders. The parks have never seemed more crowded, for one thing, and it hardly seems like there is an off-season anymore with…

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Universal Orlando – Harry Potter Kingscross Station, Starbucks and Winter Refurbs

February 04, 2014 at 2:00 am | 25 Comments

Wizarding World of Harry Potter projects are getting pretty exciting with signage going up on Kingscross Station and London facades finishing up their final details. But that’s certainly not all that’s new at the Universal…

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Imagineer Tim Delaney: Architect of Hong Kong Disneyland’s Tomorrowland

February 04, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

We’re looking forward to the special MiceChat event with Disney Imagineer Tim Delaney in just a few days (see details at the end of this column).  On Saturday, we showed you Tim’s amazing work on…

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Disney California Adventure celebrates the Lunar New Year as Hollywood comes to “it’s a small world”

February 03, 2014 at 5:05 am | 40 Comments

Disney California Adventure celebrated the Year of the Horse over the weekend with a special three-day Lunar New Year celebration. The Lunar New Year festivities included plenty of live entertainment, characters, arts and crafts and…

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Mousetalgia 276: Disneyland’s Mine Train, Disney music

February 03, 2014 at 12:01 am | 4 Comments

Mousetalgia welcomes Mine Train expert James Keeline to the show to help us reminisce about the history of Frontierland’s trains in anticipation of the newly renovated Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction. James discusses the history…

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Knotts Berry Farm Update: Refurbishments and the Fight Against Breast Cancer

February 02, 2014 at 3:00 am | 28 Comments

Yesterday, Knotts Berry Farm joined the fight agains breast cancer by teaming up with the Susan G. Komen foundation.  A wonderful event was held to mark the beginning of the relationship.  We’ll also take you…

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Year of the Horse: Chinese New Year in Bangkok

February 02, 2014 at 1:00 am | 2 Comments

Several of our MiceChat columnists have shown us how Disney is celebrating the Chinese New Year in the parks this week. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog shows us how the Year of…

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Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 9 – Not A Zoo

February 02, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Welcome back to the Mouse’s Head and thank you for the download. Pull up a bar stool, because appearing in the pub this week is Eric Davis from MiceChat’s unofficial Seaworld Podcast. We’ll chat about…

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Meet the Amazing Tim Delaney, Disney Imagineer

February 01, 2014 at 3:00 am | 1 Comment

On Saturday, February 8th, celebrated Disney Imagineer Tim Delaney will be giving a fascinating MiceChat exclusive presentation about the conception and construction of Disneyland Paris. There are just a few tickets left to this event…

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UUOP #76 – Universal Haunt Legend Mike Aiello

February 01, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

This week, we interview Mr Halloween Horror Nights Orlando himself, Mike Aiello. When we first began the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast nearly three years ago, I dreamed of the day that I would get the…

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In The Parks – Chinese New Year and Disneyland Resort Update

January 31, 2014 at 3:00 am | 20 Comments

It’s time to say goodbye to January and hello the Chinese New Year this week at the Disneyland Resort.  The Year of the Horse bringing all sorts of multi-cultural fun to Disney California Adventure. If…

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Dateline Disney World – Epcot Photos and News

January 31, 2014 at 2:00 am | 28 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This was a pretty slow news week, and I almost got rained out. This week, we’ll take a quick look at Epcot, where FastPass+ has taken over. Welcome…