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Epcot Starbucks and Magic Kingdom Halloween

August 30, 2013 at 2:00 am | 24 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’ll take a look at a few tidbits in Epcot, as well as Halloween time arriving at the Magic Kingdom! Let’s do it! If you’d like…


Mulan’s Chinese New Year Greetings

August 30, 2013 at 12:19 am | 2 Comments

The year is 2004. It’s more than a meet-and-greet. It’s less than a parade. Perhaps you should think of it as a “mini-parade” with autographs. It’s “Mulan’s Chinese New Year Greetings.” Read the full YESTERLAND…


Six Flags Announcements – 2014 Expansion Plans

August 29, 2013 at 10:52 am | 18 Comments

This Morning, Six Flags CEO Jim Reid Anderson, took to the internet to share the new attractions coming to Six Flags parks nationwide. The attractions range from the thrilling (new coasters and drop towers), new…


Samland Grabbag, LA History Museum and Book Reviews

August 29, 2013 at 2:10 am | 4 Comments

BECOMING LA – LA COUNTY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY For those familiar with Charles Phoenix, I believe one of his great contributions to humanity was linking downtown Los Angeles to Disneyland. Whatever exists behind the…

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Focusing on the Magic: What Camera is Best for Theme Parks

August 29, 2013 at 2:00 am | 34 Comments

Disneyland and Walt Disney World could very possibly be the two most photographed locales on the planet. Pictures have long been an important way of remembering a vacation. But these days, they’re also showing up…


Universal Studios Hollywood Previews Halloween Horror Nights

August 29, 2013 at 1:00 am | 8 Comments

Universal Studios Hollywood invited us up to the park this week to see first hand what horrific things are in store for their annual Halloween Horror Nights event.  This year, Halloween Horror Nights will run…


MiceAge Disney News Round Up: Legends and Pumpkins

August 28, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

You might think it’s too early, but Halloween is creeping into all of the parks we cover, including Knotts Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Speaking of Halloween, Ticket…


The Disney Empire Strikes Back

August 27, 2013 at 3:00 am | 155 Comments

Universal has been on such a tear lately, it’s easy to say that they have momentum on their side in Orlando for perhaps the first time ever. But Disney can come roaring back, and there…


Universal Orlando Resort Update with Extra MicePod Magic

August 27, 2013 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

This past week, the Universal Orlando Resort was invaded by MiceChatters and fans of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. They took on in park challenges for charity, and were treated to special guest speaker Russ…


Long Lost Friends return as Disneyland play tests new interactive fun in Frontierland

August 26, 2013 at 5:19 am | 47 Comments

This weekend’s Labor Day holiday weekend will bring Disneyland’s traditional summer season to an end. The theme parks have already begun transitioning into the short fall off-season while preparing for the the popular Halloween Time…


Knotts Scary Farm Update, Haunt, and MiceChat Nights of Horror Meet

August 26, 2013 at 1:00 am | 17 Comments

We have a nice little update from Knotts Berry Farm for you today. Plus, the launch of ticket sales for MiceChat’s HUGE Scary Farm event on September 28th. We also update you on the visible…


Disney Infinity Starter Pack Review

August 25, 2013 at 3:00 am | 26 Comments

Disney Infinity is a gaming gamble that Disney Interactive Studios hopes will catch on like wildfire. Truth is they have something on their hands that works well on many levels. Those who are familiar with…


Season Pass Podcast: The Making of Carthay Circle and Harry Potter Tour

August 25, 2013 at 2:01 am | 2 Comments

Walt Disney Imagineering and Harry Potter!  What more could you ask for? The TSPP team discusses Carthay Circle Restaurant with Ray Spencer (Creative Director at Walt Disney Imagineering).  Also a conversation with Sarah Roots (Vice…


A Disney Weekend in Hollywood with Scarlett Stahl

August 24, 2013 at 2:05 am | 6 Comments

Scarlett Stahl has regaled us with stories about her many Disney friends. Today’s story about a recent weekend in Hollywood is no exception! Imagine spending a weekend with such amazing Disney celebrities and legends. Frankly,…


This Week at the Disneyland Resort

August 23, 2013 at 3:00 am | 35 Comments

If your idea of Disney magic is new safety railings, you’ll like today’s update. And if Halloween in August tickles your fancy, you’ll be thrilled. Plus, Starbucks is invading Downtown Disney. Long Lost Friends week…

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The Empty Grave Opens Early at Anaheim Gardenwalk

August 23, 2013 at 1:00 am | 13 Comments

Hidden away in the dark recesses of the Garden walk is an independent haunt with a loyal following.  The Empty Grave Haunted attraction opened its doors last weekend for limited hours of operation until the…

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Yesterland-Alweg Monorail

August 22, 2013 at 11:10 pm | 7 Comments

You’ve just boarded the Yesterland Alweg Monorail for a nonstop, round-trip journey. Now you’re gliding along the gently curving “Highway in the Sky.” As you look out the windows, you enjoy scenic views of Tomorrowland…


How to Operate the Disneyland Monorail

August 22, 2013 at 3:00 am | 10 Comments

Recently, as I was sorting through some files, I came across a 1966 operator’s manual for the Disneyland-Alweg Monorail System and thought I would share some of the highlights. As was the custom with Disneyland…


Skipping School for Disney: Do or Don’t

August 22, 2013 at 2:00 am | 75 Comments

Last week, we discussed some of the pros and cons of different times to visit Walt Disney World.  Maybe you’ve discovered that you’d rather head to the parks in the cooler, less crowded, value seasons. …


Universal Studios Hollywood Gets Centered, Gears up for Halloween

August 22, 2013 at 1:00 am | 10 Comments

Welcome to another huge update from Universal Studios Hollywood. Let’s explore what’s happening at this theme park inside a working movie studio and see how the reconfiguration of the center of the park and new…

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