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Communicore Weekly – Rolly Crump – Enchanted Tiki Room, It’s Kind Of A Cute Story, Haunted Mansion

November 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm | 1 Comment

Welcome to the latest Communicore Weekly, where we are Rolly Crump themed this week to help celebrate the release of Rolly and Jeff’s new book “It’s Kind Of A Cute Story.” IT’S TIME FOR DISNEY…

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Disneyland’s Main Street Christmas Music Loop

November 20, 2012 at 5:03 am | 12 Comments

As we get into high gear for the holiday season, here’s a short, but much requested past column (updated last year, with an out-of-print LP now finally released on CD) about Disneyland’s Main Street Christmas…

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It’s Kind Of A Cute Story – Rolly Crump Legendary Disney Imagineer

November 20, 2012 at 5:02 am | 23 Comments

For me, today is a very special day. You see, aside from writing a multitude of columns right here on MiceChat every week and doing Communicore Weekly, I’ve been quietly toiling away on another project.…

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Universal Studios Orlando In Full Expansion Mode

November 20, 2012 at 5:01 am | 18 Comments

Is Blue Man Group really on the ropes? Is Wicked still coming to the Universal Studios Orlando Resort?  How is Transformers The Ride 3D coming along?  We have all the answers.  But that isn’t all.…

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Casey Jr Circus Train returns at Disneyland with new safety additions plus a closer look at holiday offerings in both parks

November 19, 2012 at 5:05 am | 238 Comments

Casey Jr Circus Train and Storybook Land Canal Boats reopened at Disneyland last week after a closure that saw the addition of new safety enhancements for Disney employees. While not major, the changes do alter…

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Christmas Treats at the Hollywood Studios

November 19, 2012 at 5:01 am | 3 Comments

Holiday festivities are in full swing at the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is hosting The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. The lights are available nightly from dusk until one hour after…

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Getting Nerdy with the Disney Dream

November 19, 2012 at 5:01 am | 8 Comments

I had the opportunity to tour the Disney Dream last week and I was blown away by the amazing details and tributes to Disney theme parks and animated films. It seemed like there was a…

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Haunted Play, Delusion The Blood Rite, is TERRORific

November 18, 2012 at 9:07 am | 3 Comments

On rare occasion a Halloween attraction is so good that it gets extended into the first few days of November.  In the case of Delusion, The Blood Rite they just announced yet another extension that…

Posted in In the Parks

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Happy Birthday Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse

November 18, 2012 at 5:03 am | 13 Comments

Today, Sunday November 18th, is the birthday of the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse. Or, rather, it would have been if it was still at Disneyland today. What had been a landmark Johann Wyss novel in…

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An Enchanted Christmas at Disneyland Paris

November 17, 2012 at 5:02 am | 6 Comments

Alain Littaye of the Disney and More blog shares these wonderful photos of the private Disney Enchanted Christmas event at Disneyland Paris. In Part One, we get to see the decorations at the park entrance…

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Scarlett Stahl’s Big China Adventure Continues

November 17, 2012 at 5:01 am | 2 Comments

Last week, Scarlett Stahl shared Part One of her adventure as she and her friend toured Beijing, China on their own. Today we join them as they visit the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and…

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In The Parks: Disneyland Resort Christmas Cheer By Day And Night

November 16, 2012 at 5:04 am | 22 Comments

The unequivocal master of theme park Christmas, the Disneyland resort, wows guests once again with style and copious holiday cheer.  This week we share more of the Christmas offerings at Disneyland and California Adventure by…

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Test Track Approaches, Epcot Holidays and Osborne Lights

November 16, 2012 at 5:02 am | 8 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we will look at the installation of holidays decor at Epcot as well as a Test Track update. We’ll also take a swing by the Osborne…

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Epcot Food and Wine Festival Photos – Double Feature

November 16, 2012 at 5:01 am | 2 Comments

There are two Yesterland photo essays today. The 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival is now over. Whether you were there or you missed it, take a photo tour… Read the full article HERE: Food & Wine…

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Top 10 Questions About Visiting Walt Disney World

November 15, 2012 at 5:03 am | 20 Comments

As a Disney blogger and a travel agent, I get a lot of questions, everything from “Can I spread my Grandfather’s ashes in the Haunted Mansion (no),” to “Will Disney give me a refund if…

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Disneyland’s Front Porch For The Wizard Of Bras

November 15, 2012 at 5:01 am | 6 Comments

When we discover a space that has a higher degree of life, how do we explain how it got there to others? What language do we use? That is the problem that Christopher Alexander tried…

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Epcot Origins: Part II – The Global Village

November 15, 2012 at 5:00 am | 1 Comment

Recently, on WEDWay Radio, we discussed Walt Disney and his vision for the “Global Village.” The following is a summary of our discussion. At the end of the article, we provide a link for you…

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Disney News Update: Holidays in full force, WDW Attendance Down and more!

November 14, 2012 at 5:03 am | 1 Comment

It’s another big news week for Disney fans. Walt Disney was back at Disneyland last week as Tom Hanks filmed his role in the upcoming motion picture, Saving Mr. Banks.  Starbucks is on the way…

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Meet Disney Author Ridley Pearson

November 14, 2012 at 5:01 am | 1 Comment

This week, we talk to author Ridley Pearson about the hit Broadway show Peter & The Starcatcher. While Ridley is probably best known for his Kingdom Keeper series, he also co-wrote (along with Dave Barry)…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Getting Grinchy

November 14, 2012 at 5:01 am | 7 Comments

Universal Studios Hollywood has finally shed the horror filled persona it is known for during Halloween and is slowly reemerging as a festive holiday wonderland. Yes, it’s nearly Grinchmas time for all good Who girls…