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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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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In The Parks: Easter Fun and Warnings at the Disneyland Resort

March 29, 2013 at 3:59 am | 25 Comments

Limited time magic continues to impress at the Disneyland Resort this week with special Easter offerings.  You’ll find furry fun in both Disneyland’s Bunny Hop and Disney California Adventure’s Easter egg hunt.  But the news…


Dateline Disney World: Is Disneys Hollywood Studios Prepping Cars Land Expansion?

March 29, 2013 at 3:55 am | 27 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World. This week, we will take in the sights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, sharing some news, rumors, and photos. Is the Studios park prepping for an expansion on par…


Hyperion Wharf

March 29, 2013 at 12:40 am | 7 Comments

On November 18, 2010, The Walt Disney Company announced that Pleasure Island would become Hyperion Wharf. It would involve more than just renaming the former nightclub area. Concept art showed a vibrant “electric wonderland” at…


Who’s afraid of Song of the South and other titles, Selections from the Samland Library,

March 28, 2013 at 4:03 am | 9 Comments

Sam Gennawey reviews three interesting pieces for Disney fans today.  First up is the fascinating book, Who’s afraid of Song of the South? by Jim Korkis.  Next is information for the Disney geeks that are…

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Park Wise: Top Five Disney Places to Cool Off

March 28, 2013 at 4:02 am | 19 Comments

Although it’s still a little chilly in my part of the country, the temperatures are slowly creeping up on the coasts, and summer vacations will be here before you know it!  When walking miles a…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…