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X Marks The Spot: Disney World Water Adventures

March 28, 2013 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

Welcome to another round of theme park map adventures with X marks the Spot. This week, as promised, we take a look at some Disney water park material as well as hear about the long…

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It’s Tough to be a Bust: The Rhythm and Hues Bankruptcy

March 27, 2013 at 3:59 am | 13 Comments

With the movie awards season now behind us, one film secured its place in the pantheon of great visual effects films by winning the Annie for Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation in a Live Action…

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Disney News Round Up: Starbucks, Greece, Bunnies and more!

March 27, 2013 at 3:07 am | 3 Comments

Starbucks on Main Street, bunnies hopping in Disneyland and a new Iron Man Monorail wrap in Walt Disney World are some of the major highlights of today’s MiceChat round up. Disney and theme park news…

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Limited Time Magic Vinylmation Easter Egg Hunt

March 26, 2013 at 3:04 am | 14 Comments

For a while there, I completely forgot about Limited Time Magic. This was mostly due to Disney not offering much at Disney World in recent weeks. Not to mention that the program was never particularly…

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Universal Orlando Resort Preps Springfield, Potter, Transformers

March 26, 2013 at 3:03 am | 21 Comments

This week we take a dragon’s eye view of construction on the upcoming Hogwarts Express and follow up on the major projects across the Universal Orlando Resort. Springfield’s skyline continues to evolve.  The Transformers building…

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Seaworld Orlando, Flamingos, Dolphins and Penguins

March 26, 2013 at 3:02 am | 8 Comments

Flamingos, Dolphins and Penguins populate the news in today’s Seaworld Orlando Update.  Did you know there is a little known parade of Flamingoes at Seaworld?  Read on and we’ll tell you more.  The Blue Horizons…

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Starbucks Coffee to bring big changes to Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A. as spring brings Limited Time Magic to both parks

March 25, 2013 at 5:05 am | 31 Comments

Disneyland announced that its long-anticipated Starbucks Coffee location will begin construction next month in Main Street, U.S.A.‘s Market House. The project will take over the Disneyana art and collectibles shop next door, bringing some notable…

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Disneyland Paris Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

March 24, 2013 at 4:04 am | 6 Comments

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in grand style at Disneyland Paris with characters in green costumes, a special parade pre-show and a unique fireworks show. The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction also re-opened this past…

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Full Throttle Inches Toward Completion at Magic Mountain

March 24, 2013 at 4:02 am | 15 Comments

Today’s Magic Mountain update is filled with Full Throttle pictures. The ride is turning out to be more photogenic than we thought it would be. There hasn’t been a lot of additional track installed since…

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SeaWorld San Diego Approaches 50th Anniversary

March 24, 2013 at 4:01 am | 14 Comments

Welcome to another Seaworld San Diego update. This week we share photos of the work on the highly anticipated new interactive entrance to the park.  Next up, we consider what might be going on inside…

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Australia Zoo Hosts Movie Premiere

March 23, 2013 at 3:04 am | 2 Comments

MiceChat’s Aussie theme park reporter, Rya86n, attended the red carpet premiere of the Hallmark Channel’s movie release, Return to Nim’s Island. The event was appropriately staged at the Australia Zoo. The zoo is 100 acres and is…

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MiceChatter Disney News, Easter, Princesses, Lost Friends and More

March 23, 2013 at 2:01 am | 2 Comments

Sarah the MiceChatter is back with a new Disneyland news video. Easter, princesses, lost friends week and much more. Be sure to vote for Lost Friends Week by visiting this link - http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog… Links for this…

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Disneyland Blossoms, Disney Jr Opens, DCA Lays An Egg

March 22, 2013 at 4:04 am | 32 Comments

There was so much that happened at the Disneyland Resort this week – not major things, mind you, but little things here and there that add up to a big update. In Town Square, the…

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Dateline Disney World: Splash Mountain Reopens and RFID APs

March 22, 2013 at 4:02 am | 34 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re covering the re-opening of Splash Mountain at the Magic Kingdom, the ever growing Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Annual Pass RFID conversions taking place at…

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Journey into Narnia, Creating The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

March 21, 2013 at 10:13 pm | 6 Comments

How do you think you would begin your Journey to Narnia, an attraction based on the 2005 motion picture, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe? You walk through a magical…

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Sam Bits: Random Stories from Disneyland

March 21, 2013 at 4:04 am | 15 Comments

When working on a new book, sometimes you find some really interesting stories that just don’t quite seem to fit. However, the stories are too good not to pass along. Welcome to the cutting room…

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Top Three Buffets at Walt Disney World

March 21, 2013 at 4:03 am | 26 Comments

Traveling with a family of different tastes to (attempt to) satisfy isn’t easy. As a result, I’ve learned to book a lot of buffets on our trips to Walt Disney World.  There are a lot…

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MiceChat Podcast #6: Worlds of Fantasy

March 21, 2013 at 12:01 am | 6 Comments

MiceChat’s Doug Barnes, Eric Davis, Fishbulb and Dusty Sage discuss the latest from the Disney, Universal and SeaWorld theme parks. This month: We discuss “Fantasy!” A comparison between the New Fantasyland expansion in the Magic…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.6 – 1966 Walt Disney: Curious Salesman

March 20, 2013 at 4:04 am | 24 Comments

Bob Gurr, Disney legend and fan favorite, has set the Wheel of Years spinning once again. Wherever the red arrow points is where today’s story will start. Let’s see what fantastic story Bob has in…

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Disney News Round Up: Spring Fling

March 20, 2013 at 4:02 am | No Comments

What’s your favorite Disneyland Parade?  How can you see the Dave Smith presentation this Friday?  Could there be a new 24 hour event coming in May?  Read the MiceChat round up of Disney and theme…