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  • March 4, 2015: Find out what the ‘hub’ bub is all about – The Magic Kingdom's new hub is unwrapped. See the large new green space for yourself in today's Dateline Disney World. ×0
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January 08, 2013 at 4:08 am | 89 Comments

With the flip of the calendar from 2012 to 2013, the Disneyland Resort has just closed the history book on one of the most successful years in the 58 year history of the Anaheim property.…

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Progress at the Universal Orlando Resort and Mardi Gras Concerts Revealed

January 08, 2013 at 4:02 am | 8 Comments

2012 ended up being an amazing year for the Universal Orlando Resort, with some great additions: Re-animated Spiderman, Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, Hollywood Drive in Mini Golf, Universal Super Star Parade, Universal Cinematic Spectacular, Sponge…


Introducing Bob Gurr’s DESIGN: Those Were The Times

January 07, 2013 at 5:05 am | 50 Comments

EDITORS NOTE: We are delighted to introduce you to a new MiceChat column from a name that almost all of you know, Bob Gurr. And if you aren’t familiar with the name, you’ve absolutely experienced…


Disneyland kicks off 2013 with new projects and Limited Time Magic

January 07, 2013 at 5:05 am | 22 Comments

The Disneyland Resort kicked off the new year with festivities in both theme parks including new entertainment options at the recently-relaunched Disney California Adventure. But the New Year’s Eve festivities weren’t the end of new…


Theme Parkeology with Vintage Walt Disney World Photos

January 07, 2013 at 4:01 am | 13 Comments

I was glancing through the 1974 A pictorial souvenir of Walt Disney World, looking for some inspiration, when I ran across a specific photo that helped confirm a detail I’d been trying to corroborate for…


The SeaWorld San Diego Post-Holiday Round Up

January 06, 2013 at 4:02 am | 9 Comments

After a winter break, we’re back at SeaWorld San Diego for a construction update.  There’s a lot of work in progress and we’ll show you what will be coming for the Summer 2013 season.  We…


Walt Disney World Be Our Guest Restaurant Dinner Review

January 06, 2013 at 4:01 am | 19 Comments

We’ve had a few reviews of the new Be Our Guest restaurant located inside New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park. I’ve previously shared my initial thoughts of lunch at the restaurant during previews. Today, I’d…

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Dorney Park in 90 Minutes

January 05, 2013 at 4:02 am | 8 Comments

Those of us who are local to Southern California’s amusement parks are lucky enough to “drop in” to the parks for just a few hours. Last weekend, MickeyMaxx and I stopped by SeaWorld San Diego…


Since the World Began, Walt Disney World the First 25 Years by Jeff Kurtti

January 05, 2013 at 4:01 am | 7 Comments

I get a lot of questions about Disney history from MiceChat readers. Sometimes it’s a straightforward question about an attraction or a land that I can answer offhand; sometimes I have to dig into my vast archives…


Universal Orlando Podcast, A Chat with Chris Wakefield, Listener Q&A, more

January 04, 2013 at 4:44 pm | 7 Comments

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to what we feel is the first of many great episodes of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast for 2013. Many people have asked us why, when we decided to…


In The Parks: Last Ride on Big Thunder at Disneyland

January 04, 2013 at 4:03 am | 41 Comments

Get to Disneyland now if you want one final holiday fix.  Starting Monday morning, Haunted Mansion and it’s a small world will be going down for the removal of their popular holiday overlays and you only…


Dateline Disney World: Magic Kingdom Construction and Epcot Odds and Ends

January 04, 2013 at 4:02 am | 10 Comments

Hello, and welcome to the first Dateline Disney World of 2013! This week, we’re covering news and construction updates from both Magic Kingdom and Epcot at Walt Disney World! If you’d like to support the…


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

January 03, 2013 at 10:38 pm | 4 Comments

While the interpretation of the Mayan Calendar may have been a tad off, the calendar for The Walt Disney Family Museum was right on the money! The Holidays are always a fun time at the…


Who’s Afraid of the Song of the South?

January 03, 2013 at 9:02 pm | 23 Comments

Werner Weiss discusses the 1946 Walt Disney movie that’s locked in the vault with Jim Korkis, author of the new book, Who’s Afraid of the Song of the South? The article begins with the ride…


Universal Acquiring Rights to Lord of the Rings Attractions

January 03, 2013 at 9:11 am | 45 Comments

We have recently learned that after a very long and protracted negotiation, Universal is  very close to acquiring the rights to develop and produce attractions based on the successful Lord of the Rings franchise of…


Looking forward to Walt Disney World’s past

January 03, 2013 at 4:01 am | 7 Comments

Time to step into the Wayback Machine and take a look at how the Walt Disney World public relations team tried to portray the Magic Kingdom just prior to opening. Back in April 1969, it…


Five Rainy Day Strategies For The Disney Parks

January 03, 2013 at 4:00 am | 9 Comments

Sadly, there’s no truth to the old joke that Disney Parks can control the weather. You can bet it’s going to be hot in the summer and cold in the winter (at least sometimes) and…

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Disney News Round up, New Years Edition!

January 02, 2013 at 4:02 am | No Comments

We have a fully loaded MiceChat Round Up of Disney and theme park news and information for you today! Stunning Disneyland photography is in full force along with pics and video of Disney New Year’s…


2013 Walt Disney World Dining Plan Changes

January 02, 2013 at 4:01 am | 8 Comments

The Disney Dining Plan always centers around the same discussion. It’s either a great addition to your vacation package or a waste of time and energy as it creates too much need for planning. There are…

Communicore Weekly – Character Breakfast, Nickel Tour, Secret Tour, Rock & Roller Coaster

January 01, 2013 at 1:30 pm | No Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Character Breakfasts, The Nickel Tour, Secret Tour of Disneyland, and Rock and Roller Coaster ! DISNEY HISTORY! – Eating breakfast with characters? It wasn’t always…