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  • June 26, 2016: A fond farewell to Dateline Disneyland – Please join us in wishing Andy Castro and Dateline Disneyland well on the final edition of this long running MiceChat feature. 8 Years is a long run for an internet column but we're still sad to see him go. Best wishes Andy, you will be missed! ×0
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DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.18 1946 Futuristic Cars Arrive

September 18, 2013 at 3:00 am | 18 Comments

Bob Gurr was hired by Walt Disney to design the Autopia. It remains a Disney classic to this very day. We have a special treat today as Disney Legend, Bob Gurr, shares the story of…

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Season Pass Podcast: Prepare for Horror and Haunts

September 18, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

For the last five years, the Season Pass Podcast has recorded a plethora of in-park podcasts devoted to the people, haunts and screams of Halloween in theme parks, and over the last two years TSPP has taken…

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Disney News Round up: Boos, Clues, and Pumpkins Too

September 18, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

The MiceChat Disney News Round Up is back with your weekly summary of theme park goodness.  It seems that Disney is finally getting rid of the much-abused Guest Assistance Card system (GAC).  What will they…

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MiceAge Disneyland Update: Parties, Parking, and Planned Projects

September 17, 2013 at 3:00 am | 260 Comments

The post-summer off season of low crowds at Disneyland Resort lasted only two weeks, and after the crazy Friday the 13th Villains event Disneyland has crashed into its wildly popular HalloweenTime season before it shifts…

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Mousetalgia Hits The MicePod!

September 17, 2013 at 2:00 am | 6 Comments

The hits just keep coming. Please put your hands together for the newest stars of the MicePod, Mousetalgia! If you are a podcasting nut, then you’ve no doubt already run across this EXCELLENT show. And…

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Universal Orlando Resort Attendance Up 20 Percent and New Attraction Plans

September 17, 2013 at 12:01 am | 36 Comments

We have news from all around the Universal Orlando Resort, with updates for Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios and CityWalk.  And we also look into the future for both Orlando and Hollywood as we get…

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Disneyland kicks off Halloween Time with a very busy Friday the 13th party

September 16, 2013 at 5:05 am | 47 Comments

Disneyland kicked off its popular Halloween Time season with a bizarre and insanely busy Friday the 13th event that brought out villains, special dance parties, special food and huge crowds until 1 a.m. on Friday…

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Bowling for Dollars and the 9 Theme Park News Nuggets You Need to Know from the Wakefield Report

September 16, 2013 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

Wow! What a busy week for me! Bowling, villains, and more. First off, let me give a HUGE thanks to all who supported Team MiceChat at the 2013 Blogger Bowl! I am so grateful and…

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Six Flags Magic Mountain – Fright Fest Preview

September 15, 2013 at 3:00 am | 5 Comments

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2013 is just around the corner and we’ve got the scoop for you. With 2 all new mazes and one re-theme of the stand-out maze from last year as…

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Season Pass Podcast: The Origins of NoLimits Video Games

September 15, 2013 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

NoLimits Rollercoaster Simulator became a great source of entertainment for the video game and theme park fan at home, but it also turned into a useful tool for the professionals in the amusement industry.  Doug…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #64 – Live from Mythos

September 15, 2013 at 12:37 am | No Comments

This episode was recorded on location in Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure, in their signature restaurant, Mythos. As anyone who has listened to the podcast for any length of time will know, Tracey and Lee…

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Review of Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom

September 14, 2013 at 11:22 am | 50 Comments

The new meet and greet in Fantasyland, Princess Fairytale Hall, opens on September 18. I was given access Friday night as part of the DisneyParks blog “Treat-Up” (meet up with treats), which was free to…

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Your Survival Guide to Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 23

September 14, 2013 at 1:30 am | 11 Comments

Twelve years ago, I was right where you might find yourself now.  I had never attended Halloween Horror Nights before, but I was incredibly excited to be preparing for a night of terror.  At that…

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Alaska Cruise Day Four: Hubbard Glacier

September 14, 2013 at 1:00 am | 1 Comment

It’s day four on BC_DisneyGeek’s fantastic Alaska cruise on the Celebrity Century. This “day at sea” is devoted to viewing (and cruising through) the spectacular Hubbard Glacier. Apparently the glacier bits that are floating in…

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Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort Begins Today

September 13, 2013 at 3:00 am | 37 Comments

Happy Friday the 13th everyone!  Today marks the beginning of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. What does that mean?  Frankly, not much for Disney California Adventure.  But it means a lot of fun for…

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Magic Kingdom News and Happenings

September 13, 2013 at 2:00 am | 30 Comments

Dateline Disney World dives headlong into the Magic Kingdom this week.  We have plenty of fun for everyone today including an in-depth look at the Mine Train construction and surrounding areas as the New Fantasyland…

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DCA Then & Now, Part 1: Around Grizzly Peak

September 12, 2013 at 9:33 pm | 13 Comments

In the first of a series of Disney California Adventure “then and now” comparisons, Yesterland looks at some spots around Grizzly Peak. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: DCA Then & Now, Part 1: Around Grizzly Peak.…

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Window to the Magic to the MicePod

September 12, 2013 at 4:00 am | 23 Comments

The Window to the Magic Podcast is the longest running Disneyland-centered podcast on the Internet, and has been releasing shows since July 2005, Disneyland’s 50th anniversary. AND NOW, we are the newest podcast to join…

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A Sneak Peek at Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Orlando Resort

September 12, 2013 at 3:05 am | 16 Comments

Universal Orlando is pulling out all the stops for Halloween Horror Nights 23, with new technologies, a park wide “Walking Dead” theme, and a vomit room.  So get out your chainsaw, because this update is…

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Samland visits the new Universal Plaza

September 12, 2013 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

Universal Studios Hollywood’s greatest strength has also been its greatest weakness. Since 1964, the old chicken ranch had always been a working production studio first with a studio tour, theme park , and shopping mall…