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Just Ask Alex – Marvel Characters In The Parks

August 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm | 1 Comment

Alex is your typical 9 year old who loves Disney. In “Just Ask Alex,” he answers YOUR burning questions about Disney. In this episode of “Just Ask Alex,” Alex answers the question “What would you…

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Best and Worst Buffets of Walt Disney World

August 29, 2012 at 10:47 pm | 10 Comments

In the real world (i.e., places where five-foot tall mice don’t roam around with handlers), I’m not a big fan of buffets. The food is often bland and of questionable quality and the surroundings are…

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Disneyland Paris From Above

August 29, 2012 at 10:46 pm | 9 Comments

In my previous articles about Disneyland Paris, I’ve shown you the great renderings of the DLP that never was which are included in my book, Disneyland Paris From Sketch To Reality. Today, I’ll share with…

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Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Night Haunted House Preview

August 29, 2012 at 10:43 pm | 4 Comments

MiceChat was given a great preview this week of Universal Orlando’s newly announced haunted house for Halloween Horror Nights 2012. We’ve been through a number of haunted houses and different mazes at parks all over…

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Disney News Round Up: Disney Bailout

August 29, 2012 at 12:42 am | 1 Comment

Is there a buyout of Disneyland Paris coming from none other than… Disney?  Did you know that there was a golf course at the Disneyland Hotel when it opened?  Have you heard about the new…

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Down at the old Barber Shop on Main Street USA

August 29, 2012 at 12:05 am | 4 Comments

Everyone needs a haircut. I go about every month to keep my hair super short. Most people get theirs cut right before a vacation, just to have one less thing to worry about. However, if…

Communicore Weekly – Timekeeper, Our Friend The Atom, Cosmic Ray’s, Tom Morrow

August 28, 2012 at 3:06 pm | 2 Comments

Timey-Wimey, Spacey-Wacey episode! This week we talk about The Timekeeper, Our Friend The Atom, Cosmic Ray’s and Tom Morrow! This week on Communicore Weekly… Jeff and George are in a sticky situation in this week’s…

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A chat with Imagineer Vanessa Hunt, co-author of “Poster Art of the Disney Parks”

August 28, 2012 at 2:41 am | 7 Comments

Today’s special edition of Dateline Disneyland takes a look at the spectacular new Poster Art of Disney Parks art book now available at Disney theme parks. Written by Imagineers Danny Handke and Vanessa Hunt, the…

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Universal Orlando and the Ever-Expanding Future Plans

August 27, 2012 at 10:34 pm | 23 Comments

Some brilliant things are afoot in balmy Orlando. Harry Potter’s London extension at Universal Studios is really beginning to take a recognizable shape along the waterfront. And the Hogwarts Express is still rolling forward through…

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Disneyland gets ready for Halloween Time as the busy summer season fades away

August 27, 2012 at 2:02 am | 35 Comments

Disneyland is getting ready for the launch of its popular Halloween Time season with new merchandise hitting store shelves and decorations going up in shop windows. The park is also now readying two attractions in…

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Knotts Gets Scary As Halloween Haunt Takes Shape

August 26, 2012 at 11:13 pm | 12 Comments

Knott’s Berry Farm is slowly transforming from Summertime fun to frightful Fall festivities. But this year is extra special.  The Farm’s annual Halloween event, Halloween Haunt, is celebrating its 40th Anniversary.  Our sources tell us…

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Mapping Out the Magic Kingdom

August 26, 2012 at 11:08 pm | 16 Comments

Disney has always struggled with promoting Walt Disney World. With Disneyland, the country was ripe for Walt’s vision of a family-inspired theme park. The nascent television industry was a perfect way to broadcast the ideas…

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Sesame Street Ride to Open at Universal Studios Singapore

August 25, 2012 at 10:55 pm | 7 Comments

Alain Littaye has exciting news about a new attraction at Universal Studios Singapore featuring the Jim Henson inspired characters from Sesame Street. ~~Rick New Sesame Street Ride Will Open at Universal Studios Singapore This Fall…

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South Africa Safari with Adventures by Disney

August 25, 2012 at 7:10 pm | 6 Comments

After much delay, we are bringing you the third and final installment of Teresa Cory’s Adventures By Disney Safari to South Africa. She was excited to experience this tour so she could get a firsthand look at…

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Our Grand Tour of SeaWorld San Antonio Continues

August 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm | 5 Comments

CaptPhoebus’ Grand Circle Tour of SeaWorld San Antonio continues this week with a ride on Great White, the first inverted coaster to be built in Texas, also the first coaster built in the park. He…

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Pistachio Prizes at Six Flags Magic Mountain

August 24, 2012 at 8:18 pm | 9 Comments

Six Flags Magic Mountain is knee deep in pistachios, new advertisers, mystery parts and delayed openings.  That’s right, you could win some pretty interesting prizes in the “Get Countin’ and Win” contest they are holding…

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Disney World Fantasyland Construction and other Magic Kingdom News!

August 23, 2012 at 10:44 pm | 21 Comments

Hello, and welcome to This week, we have a very large update with lots of things happening around the park, including progress on the major Fantasyland expansion project. Let’s get started!! Welcome to the Magic…

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Disneyland Resort Bids Farewell to Summer, Hello to Halloween

August 23, 2012 at 10:43 pm | 26 Comments

The cool breeze of autumn has yet to be felt in Anaheim. But Halloween is already being installed throughout the park. Meanwhile, the Princesses remain homeless until their new location at Fantasy Faire Village is…

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Disney Blu-Ray Review: Animation Bonanza, Part 2

August 23, 2012 at 9:50 pm | 4 Comments

Last week, Jeff and George reviewed a bunch of recently released Disney Blu-Rays. This week, they are back again, with the next round of releases! The Rescuers / The Rescuers Down Under JEFF: Growing up,…

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Universal’s Islands of Adventure Then and Now Marvel Super Hero Island

August 23, 2012 at 9:50 pm | 1 Comment

Universal’s Islands of Adventure opened May 28, 1999. Werner Weiss took his first visit in early 2000. He snapped some photos with a disposable camera. Eleven years later, he took new photos of the same subjects.…