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Disney News Round Up: Trip Reports, Knock-Off Rides and Hong Kong Disneyland Expansion

February 27, 2013 at 4:02 am | No Comments

MiceChat’s Disney and theme park news Round Up is busting at the seams with great information this week.  Here we marvel at the spectacular photography and reports from the Disneyland resort while rumors swirl about…

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MiceAge Goes Inside Disney World Park Event Operations

February 26, 2013 at 4:03 am | 6 Comments

The department at Walt Disney World charged with decorating and props for special events, park promotions, press events, conventions, and anything in Orlando of a TEMPORARY nature is called Park Event Operations (PEO). They are…

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Universal Orlando Resort: Super Soap Stars, Potter Going Up, Transformers Wrapping Up

February 26, 2013 at 4:02 am | 14 Comments

It was a busy weekend at the Universal Orlando Resort with Mardi Gras packing in the guests. Plus, Universal took another chunk out of Disney’s business by inviting soap stars from Days of our Lives…

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Fantasy Faire gets finishing touches as Voices of Liberty celebrate Presidents’ Day

February 25, 2013 at 5:05 am | 36 Comments

Disneyland‘s Fantasy Faire continues to get its finishing touches applied as it approaches its grand opening in early March. The new princess meet-and-greet area will provide a much-needed home for several of Disneyland’s popular princess…

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SeaWorld San Diego – Madagascar Live and New Entry Complex

February 24, 2013 at 4:01 am | 13 Comments

We have a lengthy park update from SeaWorld San Diego today – developments on the new entrance, a brand new show for the summer, and we’ll take a look around at some developments around the…

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Disneyland Paris To Feature New Star Wars Project?

February 23, 2013 at 2:02 am | 6 Comments

Alain Littaye shares an update with us today with an interesting mix of fact, rumor and personal conjecture about the future of Disneyland Paris. ~~Rick The Future of Disneyland Paris Resort Revealed? by Alain Littaye…

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Dateline Disney World: Magic Kingdom Construction and Epcot Flower and Garden Food Booths

February 22, 2013 at 4:03 am | 11 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World. This week, we take a look at the ongoing construction at the Magic Kingdom as well as the continued installation of the Flower and Garden Festival over at…

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In the Parks: Disneyland and DCA Wrapping Up Refurbs

February 22, 2013 at 4:02 am | 25 Comments

The show never stops at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.  While the delightfully charming True Love week ended on February 17th and numerous refurbishments have rides closed, there is still plenty to see and do.…

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Rolly Crump, Imagineer of the Weird

February 22, 2013 at 1:31 am | 3 Comments

Undoubtedly, most MiceChat readers already know about Rolly Crump’s book, It’s Kind of a Cute Story. After all, the other name on the cover is Jeff Heimbuch, the prolific and erudite MiceChat columnist and podcaster.…

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Disneyland: My Favorite year

February 21, 2013 at 4:04 am | 32 Comments

So what was the most magical year at Disneyland? If you could go back and visit, which year would you choose? Would it be 1959 with a bunch of new attractions? Or 1963? Some would…

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Walt Disney World Touring: Commando vs. Carefree

February 21, 2013 at 4:02 am | 14 Comments

It’s no secret that tackling the Disney Parks can be a big undertaking.  With so many amazing attractions, delicious dining options, cool character experiences and more, it’s impossible to get it all done in one…

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Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast and Park Update

February 21, 2013 at 4:01 am | 3 Comments

Welcome back everyone to episode 2 of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast – plus a mini photo update on the park. Yesterday, we posted a tour of the Antarctica construction site. If you missed it, the…

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Disney News Round Up – Follow the Yellow Brick Road

February 20, 2013 at 4:03 am | 3 Comments

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the MiceChat round up arrived with new Disney and theme park info!  The rumor is that a Marvel land may be planned for Hong Kong…

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MiceChat Takes a Hardhat Tour of Antarctica Construction at SeaWorld Orlando

February 19, 2013 at 10:04 pm | 26 Comments

On Tuesday February 19th, SeaWorld Orlando opened construction wall doors to MiceChat for a sneak peek hardhat tour of their biggest expansion project ever, Antarctica! This expansion is unprecedented in SeaWorld’s history, so the park is…

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Epcot’s Oz Playground

February 19, 2013 at 4:04 am | 10 Comments

This weekend I had a chance to see the new playground installed for the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. Themed to the upcoming Wizard of Oz movie, it was a more intricate and multilayered…

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Universal Orlando – London of the Swamp

February 19, 2013 at 4:03 am | 9 Comments

London is rising from the swamps of Florida.  Yes, there is more progress on Kings Cross and the Gringott’s coaster inside Universal Studios Florida’s new Harry Potter expansion.  But further still, Springfield’s additional storefronts, Moe’s,…

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Oz the Great and Powerful floats into Disneyland Resort as True Love Week comes to the parks

February 18, 2013 at 5:05 am | 29 Comments

Disney’s latest movie, Oz: The Great and Powerful hits theatres next month but the movie soared into the Disneyland Resort this weekend. Disneyland welcomed a special hot air balloon promoting the film on Sunday and…

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In The Parks: Knott’s Berry Farm Growing New Attractions

February 18, 2013 at 4:03 am | 12 Comments

There is quite a bit of action going on at Knott’s Berry Farm in the dead of winter. The classic Timber Mountain Log Ride is enjoying some much needed repairs and upgrades during a major…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, Episode 50 – Opening Night of Mardi Gras 2013!

February 18, 2013 at 4:02 am | 3 Comments

Hey Everybody, welcome to episode 50 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast!  On this Episode, Darren and Eric go to Universal for the opening night of Mardi Gras 2013 at Universal Studios Orlando. Listen in…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Walls and All

February 17, 2013 at 12:44 am | 12 Comments

It’s been a few weeks since our last Universal Studios Hollywood update. Change is afoot in movie city. We’ll show you the latest construction and some Hollywood magic we stumbled upon this week. Kathy Lee…