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  • July 29, 2014: Walt Disney World Gumball Rally and MiceChat Invasion – If you've been waiting to hear more about our October MiceChat events in Orlando . . . including a GUMBALL RALLY . . . your wish has been granted. Read the article below to learn more about dates and schedules and to add your name to the info list.  Plus, don't miss the latest MiceChat Podcast which brings you the best new attractions of Summer 2014. See if you agree:   ×1
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Disney Blu-Ray Review: The Great Mouse Detective

October 13, 2012 at 5:01 am | 5 Comments

I will admit, I had not seen The Great Mouse Detective in years. In fact, I was probably still a kid the last time I saw it. So, I was a little hesitant when it…


New Fantasyland Expansion at Magic Kingdom Nears Completion

October 12, 2012 at 1:58 am | 38 Comments

Hello, and welcome back to Dateline Disney World! This week, we have a huge Magic Kingdom update for you, with lots of new photos of areas of the new Fantasyland expansion which have just been…


Disneyland Resort Busy with Halloween and Refurbishments

October 12, 2012 at 1:52 am | 17 Comments

While Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort is proving to be a financial success for the resort, something even bigger is just around the bend.  At the moment, there are several projects underway at the…


Real Buildings that Inspired Disney MGM Studios, Part 4

October 12, 2012 at 1:48 am | 1 Comment

A few years ago, Werner Weiss published a three-part series, “Real Buildings that Inspired Disney MGM Studios.” The park is now Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but it was Disney-MGM Studios when these replicas were designed and…


Can You Beat or Best the 2013 Disney World Dining Plan?

October 11, 2012 at 5:03 am | 23 Comments

I know you’re busy. You’ve got meals to make and kids and pets to shuttle around and a job. Somewhere in between all that, you might even be planning a trip to Disney World.  So…

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The Disney America Story – Part 3

October 11, 2012 at 5:02 am | 10 Comments

[Editor's Note] Our tale of a real life American adventure continues this week as we explore the proposed attractions of Disney’s America theme park. If you are catching this popular series in the middle, please…

Posted in Disney History, Samland


The Blumhouse of Horrors in Los Angeles

October 11, 2012 at 5:01 am | 7 Comments

As the story goes, many years ago an accident occurred at a theatre known for its eccentric resident magician.  This particular location was renowned as a center for the dark arts and was home to…

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Disney News and Theme Park Update for Good Ghosts and Ghouls

October 09, 2012 at 11:12 pm | 2 Comments

We have a new visitor to our Disney Round Up today, Jack Skellington, who came here from Halloween Town. You’ll notice his handiwork scattered around… Disneyland park is as spooky as ever while Walt Disney…


Deb Takes Your Picture

October 09, 2012 at 10:54 pm | 1 Comment

SNAP! The flash goes off and a fantastic moment from your vacation is forever captured on film. Well, digitally, nowadays. This, of course, makes it easier for you to see all your great photos when…


Win Walt Disney’s Olympic Champ Artwork – Contest Closed

October 09, 2012 at 6:37 pm | 67 Comments

CONTEST NOW CLOSED Congratulations to our lucky winner, Luke Meyer. Your Goofy Giclee is on the way! ————————————– It’s contest time again folks! Our friends at Sanders Art Studios are giving away a beautiful Goofy…

Communicore Weekly – EPCOT 30th Trip Report, Epcot: The First Thirty Years, Goff’s Brand Over-Pants

October 09, 2012 at 4:05 pm | No Comments

Hear all about our trip! Read Kevin Yee’s and Jeff Lange’s new book! Learn about Goff’s Bran Over Pants! This week on Communicore Weekly… TRIP REPORT! – We went to Walt Disney World! It was…


Disney World’s Storybook Circus: Souvenirs and a Sideshow

October 09, 2012 at 1:01 am | 19 Comments

The final elements of the Storybook Circus portion of the new Fantasyland project at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park were opened late last week, and the results are mostly delightful. With Pete’s Silly Sideshow,…


SeaWorld Orlando Spooktacular Great Halloween Fun For Kids

October 08, 2012 at 10:44 pm | 3 Comments

With Halloween becoming such a huge success for so many parks, it makes sense that SeaWorld Orlando would get in on the fun. Unlike the offerings at Disney, Busch Gardens, or Universal, SeaWorld Orlando’s festivities…


Changes underway in Cars Land as Gay Days brings thousands to Disneyland

October 08, 2012 at 5:09 am | 28 Comments

The fine-tuning of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure continues as the park’s new 12-acre area sees some temporary changes already underway for the upcoming holiday season while one of its gift shops gets expanded.…


Epcot: The First Thirty Years, An Unofficial Retrospective

October 07, 2012 at 10:22 pm | 6 Comments

Any Disney historian knows how difficult it is to find photos of Walt Disney World from the 1970s and 1980s. Whether it was due to the temporal nature of the cameras and film from that…


Halloween at Disneyland Paris

October 07, 2012 at 1:39 am | 10 Comments

Happy Halloween time from Disneyland Paris, where we have a great pictorial update of all the new Halloween decorations! The cool breeze of Autumn has swept through the Disneyland Resort Paris bringing the winds of change.…


The Disney’s America Story – Part Two

October 07, 2012 at 1:37 am | 4 Comments

Last week, we launched ourselves back into Disney history to find the spark which ignited the Disney’s America project . . . and Part One of our roller coaster story began. This week, we find ourselves barreling…

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Motion Picture Academy Salute to John and Faith Hubley

October 06, 2012 at 12:23 am | 2 Comments

Scarlett Stahl accompanied Alice Davis to a recent Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences event and shares some photos of this wonderful evening. ~~Rick The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Presents A…


Cinderella Blu-ray Release, Does The Shoe Still Fit?

October 05, 2012 at 11:59 pm | 3 Comments

Jeff and George share their review of the new Cinderella Blu-Ray. Does it hold up? How are the special features of this classic princess film? GEORGE: Cinderella was Walt Disney’s return to animated features and…

Communicore Weekly – Live Show for EPCOT’s 30th Anniversary in the Norway Pavilion

October 05, 2012 at 2:47 pm | 2 Comments

This week on Communicore Weekly… We are LIVE from the Norway Pavilion for our EPCOT 30th Anniversary Show and our 38 Week-Aversary! EPCOT History, sing-alongs, Five Legged Goats, Bathroom Breaks, Ron Schneider, and much, much…