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Universal Studios Hollywood Goes To The Monsters

July 13, 2012 at 10:33 pm | 17 Comments

Monster crowds, monster Halloween maze construction, and a reboot of television’s Munsters. With the juggernaut of Transformers driving visitors into the park, it is shaping up to be another record breaking year.  Today, we stroll…

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Disney Honeymoon Continues at Disneyland

July 13, 2012 at 10:32 pm | 4 Comments

Those of you who have been following our coverage of Rya86n’s fantastic bicoastal Disney honeymoon will remember that the lucky couple visited all four parks of Walt Disney World as well as a cruise on…

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Disneyland from A-Z

July 13, 2012 at 10:31 pm | 8 Comments

I am always fielding questions about the best books to buy concerning the different Disney theme parks. When it comes to Disneyland, most of my recommendations are pretty nerdy and, sadly, out-of-print. The Nickel Tour, Disneyland…

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WDW Fantasyland Expansion Update

July 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm | 20 Comments

Hello, and welcome to In today’s column, we have another large construction update, I’ll share with you a new iBook all about that was just released by a friend of mine, and we’ll also take…

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Disneyland and California Adventure Busy but Manageable

July 12, 2012 at 10:47 pm | 8 Comments

Cars Land is open and well into normal operations, it’s time to slow down and take in the scenery at the Disneyland Resort.  Earl of Sandwich is moving into Downtown Disney and should be open…

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Knott’s Berry Farm is a Great Escape for the Family this Summer

July 12, 2012 at 10:43 pm | 12 Comments

As summer broils along, we’d like to introduce you to our insider tip for a delightful locals getaway. . .  Knotts Berry Farm.  With a Season pass to Knott’s costing only $64.99 per person for…

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Wall Street, U.S.A.

July 12, 2012 at 10:32 pm | 2 Comments

Yester California Adventure has a street with blue plywood constructions walls on both sides. It doesn’t have an offical name. So let’s call it Wall Street Street, U.S.A. This Wall Street has nothing to do with…

In The Hot Seat – Stacey J Aswad from Top 7 Things To Do At Disney on Resort TV!

July 12, 2012 at 10:00 pm | No Comments

YOU CAN ALSO DOWNLOAD THIS ON iTunes AT: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/communicore-weekly/id496333443 If you’ve been to Walt Disney World before, you’ve definitely seen Stacey J Aswad before. As soon as most people check into their room, they turn…

Disneyland Video: Sarah the MiceChatter Visits Disneyland Post Cars Land

July 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm | 3 Comments

In this Disneyland video from the MiceTube, Sarah visits the Disneyland Resort and reports on Cars Land, lower crowds at Disneyland, a new Disney Gallery exhibit, Glow With The Show World of Color ear hats,…

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If I Were King Of EPCOT

July 11, 2012 at 10:08 pm | 23 Comments

Back in the early 1960s, author Ray Bradbury was concerned that the quality of life in the Los Angeles region was being threatened by urban sprawl and the lack of investment public transportation. He felt…

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How To Get Free Dining At Walt Disney World

July 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm | 4 Comments

There’s almost no reason to stay on Walt Disney World property without a discount. Except for a few weeks out of the year, Disney offers great discounts that can make staying on site more affordable.…

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Disney News Round Up: Treasures, Castles and Mania

July 10, 2012 at 11:56 pm | 4 Comments

The new Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Library, a walking tour of Disney California Adventure, and breakfast at Disneyland are just some of the interesting discussions we have for…

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Behind The Scenes At Epcot’s United Kingdom Pavilion

July 10, 2012 at 11:12 pm | 1 Comment

As you walk around EPCOT’s World Showcase, the Cast Members who work there are happy to share their stories and facts about their respective homelands with you. It fosters the illusion that you really are…

Communicore Weekly – Cars Land, WDW The First Decade, Ariel’s Grotto, Belle Meet and Greet

July 10, 2012 at 10:52 am | 1 Comment

Don’t Forget! YOU CAN TAKE US ON THE GO WITH ITUNES!: It’s our Half A Year Anniversary Show! Thanks for listening to our nonsense for half a year! This week on Communicore Weekly…. TRIP REPORT!…

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Disney World News: Fantasyland Construction Update

July 09, 2012 at 11:01 pm | 8 Comments

Hello, and welcome to where we will be taking a close look at the construction over at the . Things are moving quickly and many projects now look compete on the exterior. Welcome to the…

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Universal Orlando Gets Ready For Harry Potter Expansion

July 09, 2012 at 10:57 pm | 7 Comments

There’s a lot of construction going on in the Orlando theme parks these days and very little of it is at Disney. Harry Potter has been a huge hit at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, so…

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Baby Dolphin Born at SeaWorld Orlando

July 09, 2012 at 10:56 pm | 2 Comments

All babies are beautiful, but certain animals have cuter babies than others. This week, Starkey the dolphin delivered a happy new little calf. For the park dedicated to sea life, this is big news indeed.…

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Photos in Wonderland: Disneyland Resort Color Spotlight – Green

July 09, 2012 at 12:00 pm | 3 Comments

Photos in Wonderland is devoted to sharing the little details that make the parks special. This installment is a little different, let us know if you like it. I’ve selected a group of photos for…

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California Adventure’s finishing touches, Flag retreat, Happy Camper, Fantasy Faire construction +MORE

July 09, 2012 at 1:12 am | 29 Comments

Summer crowds continue to hit the parks at the Disneyland Resort following the busy Fourth of July holiday. Still, Disney California Adventure continues to get finishing touches throughout the park as the masses queue up…

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Eyes and Ears Odds and Ends at Walt Disney World in the 1970s

July 08, 2012 at 10:54 pm | 20 Comments

While doing Walt Disney World research, you run across some interesting items. I spend a lot of time scouring old Eyes and Ears, the Walt Disney World Cast Member newsletter, for minutia like shop and…