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Is Disney PhotoPass Worth the Money?

April 04, 2013 at 3:59 am | 36 Comments

If you’ve been to a Disney Park recently, you’ve no doubt seen happy cast members posted at various locations throughout the park with large cameras in hand.  These are your friendly PhotoPass photographers, and they’ll gladly snap a picture…

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Bubblefest at the Discovery Science Center

April 04, 2013 at 3:01 am | 17 Comments

The most exciting time of year at the Discovery Science Center is back! Bubblefest, which runs from March 28th to April 14th, is blowing back into town. What is Bubblefest?  Well, it’s the most amazingly…

Just Ask Alex – Pirates Is The Best Ride

April 03, 2013 at 10:45 pm | 8 Comments

Alex is your typical 10 year old who loves Disney. In “Just Ask Alex,” he answers YOUR burning questions about Disney. In this episode of “Just Ask Alex,” Alex tells us why Pirates of the…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.7 – 1942 Living in Wartime What Was it Really Like

April 03, 2013 at 4:59 am | 22 Comments

Bob has once again spun the Wheel of Years and this time it has stopped at 1942. WAR! Just two months after the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, war began to take…

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Knotts Berry Bloom, Log Ride news, and Coast Rider Progress

April 03, 2013 at 3:57 am | 18 Comments

Knotts is celebrating spring this year with an all new event, Knott’s Berry Bloom, which includes a mini food and wine festival. The park is impressively awash in large swaths of color, blossoms, and foliage…

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From The Mouth of the Mouse: Rory’s Disneyland Days

April 03, 2013 at 3:55 am | 8 Comments

In today’s From The Mouth Of The Mouse, we begin another multi-part series, but this time with Rory, an early employee of Disneyland. He started in the 1960s as a dishwasher on Main Street, and…

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Disney News Round Up: Finding Dory, and Easter, and Avatar

April 03, 2013 at 1:00 am | 1 Comment

It was a surprisingly busy week in Disney news. Iron Man to become a part of Innoventions, Finding Dory sequel to Nemo announced by Pixar, and observations of Walt Disney World’s Monorail system, and a…

Communicore Weekly – Cuban Carnival, Window on Main Street, Pete’s Dragon, Charlton Heston

April 02, 2013 at 11:59 am | 6 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where this week we talk about Cuban Carnival, Window on Main Street, Pete’s Dragon, and Charlton Heston! Download on iTunes here! | http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/communicore-weekly/id496333443 Direct download here! | http://www.bamferproductions.com/communicore/0064-CommunicoreWeekly.mp3 DISNEY HISTORY! –…

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Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue, Review

April 02, 2013 at 3:55 am | 12 Comments

It’s been several years since I last saw the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue at Walt Disney World’s Fort Wilderness. In the intervening years, there was a copyright battle involving the show’s trademark song, with the…

Posted in Walt Disney World

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PinPics: The Rise of the Disney Pin Collector

April 02, 2013 at 3:54 am | 14 Comments

Please help us welcome the good folks from PinPics.com to MiceChat. From time to time, they’ll be dropping by to fill us all in on what’s new in the world of Disney pins. You’ve probably…

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Universal Orlando Resort Transformers meet guests

April 02, 2013 at 1:01 am | 18 Comments

Spring Break crowds have hit the parks, and Megatron has invaded the Universal Orlando Resort, and some old characters have been found wandering the parks.  The countdown to the opening of Transformers: The Ride is…

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What’s Happening at the Walt Disney Family Museum – April 2013

April 01, 2013 at 8:35 pm | 4 Comments

Oswald, Roger, and the Easter Bunny have had their annual meeting. Easter 2013 is behind us, and April 2013 is before us. There are some cool things happening at The Walt Disney Family Museum this…

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Jungle Cruise News Blues

April 01, 2013 at 4:01 am | 67 Comments

The following article initially ran on Monday, April 1st, as an April Fools Day piece.  Enjoy the silly fun below and pray Disney doesn’t get any ideas from this article. On September 20th, 2011, Disney…

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Easter at Disneyland brings some Limited Time Magic to both theme parks

April 01, 2013 at 3:58 am | 19 Comments

Disneyland celebrated the Easter holiday last week with several Easter-themed offerings including meet-and-greets with the Easter Bunny at Disneyland and an egg hunt in Disney California Adventure. The “Spring Fling” Easter-themed offerings were around for…

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Treehouse Villas open for Leasing!

April 01, 2013 at 3:01 am | 7 Comments

Originally, the 1973 plans for the Lake Buena Vista Community called for a residential development with four different community themes based on golf, tennis, boating and western activities. A lot of construction took place in…

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The Disneyland 1/2 Marathon – How does it compare to other local races?

March 31, 2013 at 4:01 am | 14 Comments

I started running in January of 2010 as a way to lose weight. Shortly after, some friends talked me into doing my first 1/2 Marathon, the 2010 Disneyland Half Marathon. At a cost of $125…

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Season Pass Podcast: The Matt Ouimet Interview

March 31, 2013 at 4:00 am | 13 Comments

This week’s Season Pass Podcast interviews the CEO of the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company – Matt Ouimet. Matt discusses his beginnings in the amusement and themed entertainment industry with Disney, the Disney Cruise Line, becoming…

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Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast #3: An Exclusive Look at Antarctica

March 31, 2013 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

We are pleased to bring you episode 3 of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast where we talk about all the latest news, rumors, rescues, history and more about your favorite SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego…

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Epic Tokyo Disneyland Trip Report

March 30, 2013 at 3:59 am | 23 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from a MiceChat member who had just returned from a trip to the Tokyo Disney Resort. “Hi. I’ve been a regular reader of your incredible site…

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Remembering Alfred Hitchcock at the Universal Orlando Resort

March 30, 2013 at 3:55 am | 4 Comments

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. During a 1987 press conference announcing the opening of Universal Studios Florida, a video of Back to the Future’s Doc Brown, who was time traveling to the opening of the…

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