Editor’s Note:
  • January 26, 2015: Walt for Disneyland’s 60th –
    The 60th Anniversary media party and announcement is Wednesday night, even if TDA suits are still under strict orders to not talk about it and pretend it's only a Frozen Fun media event. Walt Disney will be used very purposely for the Diamond Celebration, in a way that will even surpass his use for the 50th Anniversary. Much will be revealed on Wednesday!
    • MICECHAT 10th ANNIVERSARY INFORMATION AND TICKETS POSTED (February 6, 7, 8 at the Disneyland Resort): Space is VERY limited for the three ticketed events.  Don't miss out, read all about it on the MiceChat Meets and Events Page - HERE.
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Hollywood Studios News and Rumors

September 24, 2014 at 8:00 am | 53 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a walk through Disney’s Hollywood Studios to see what’s going on. Let’s go! Welcome to Hollywood Studios! Construction continues on the new Starbucks location…

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#1 Rule of Being an Imagineer: Your Attitude

September 24, 2014 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

PERSONAL UPDATE: The beauty of being introduced to the RunDisney races is that it leads to friendships and events you may have never considered before. AIRFORCE MARATHON DAYTON OHIO, https://www.facebook.com/AirForceMarathon I’ve met so many of you…

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You Can’t Top Pigs with Pigs – A Talk with Marty Sklar

September 24, 2014 at 2:01 am | No Comments

I’m writing this article about 5 minutes after I finished an online video lecture about children’s literature, and this lecture was specifically about the power of storytelling; which is very opportune, because I wasn’t quite…

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Disney News Round Up: Disney Days and Spooky Nights

September 24, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Dapper Days, Disneyland Weekends and Disney California Adventure are just some of the topics to be found in this all-new MiceChat Round Up.  Disney and Theme Park News is in full effect here as we…

Communicore Weekly – Maelstrom to Frozen, WARP 2, Agents of SHIELD, Tiki Mug

September 23, 2014 at 5:00 am | 2 Comments

Direct Link l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Maelstrom to Frozen, WARP 2, Agents of SHIELD, and a Tiki Mug! DISNEY DEBATE! – Jeff and George talk about…

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Food, Wine, Beer: A Guide to the 2014 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

September 23, 2014 at 3:00 am | 3 Comments

Hello, Howdy, Ello, Oi’, Aloha. Welcome to the 2014 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The festival kicked off last Thursday to its usual great reception. With numerous options for this years consumption, I wouldn’t…

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Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 24 – The First Scream

September 23, 2014 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

On September 19, the gates of hell opened a little wider as Universal Orlando Resort ushered in the 2014 Halloween season with the opening of the twenty fourth edition of Halloween Horror Nights. Thousands of…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 309: Halloween Time; As Dreamers Do – the movie

September 23, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Halloween time at Disneyland Resort – Join us in an exploration of Dia De Los Muertos, the Halloween Carnival, Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween treats and decor… Team Mousetalgia shares our tips…

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Halloween Time scares up special eats and treats at Disneyland as changes come to Sleeping Beauty Castle

September 22, 2014 at 5:05 am | 68 Comments

Halloween Time is in full swing at Disneyland, with restaurants throughout the park serving up terrifyingly tasty seasonal specials. Meanwhile, the park continues to take advantage of what was traditionally its off-season with various refurbishments…

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The World Showcase of EPCOT Center Master Plan 5

September 22, 2014 at 12:36 am | 11 Comments

I’ve been taking an in-depth look at EPCOT Center Master Plan Five over the past few weeks. We’ve looked at the overall plan and the specifics of the Future World pavilions from 1977. Master Plan…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Review

September 21, 2014 at 3:05 am | 6 Comments

Universal Studios Hollywood has kicked off Halloween Horror Nights, beginning a reign of terror that will span a record 22 nights from now until November 2nd. Unique to Hollywood’s incarnation of Horror Nights is the…

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Knotts Berry Farm Scare School and Halloween Fun

September 21, 2014 at 1:31 am | 2 Comments

It was a scorcher this week at Knott’s Berry Farm.  Temperatures hovered in the triple digits on the day we visited and only the most persevering thrill seekers dared brave the relentless heat. Despite the…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #108 – Diagon Alley with Eric Scull

September 21, 2014 at 1:06 am | 2 Comments

welcome to another episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast , on this show Lee, Tracey, Darren and Hunter take a well earned break and let Gregory talk more about Diagon Alley at Universal Studios…

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Disneyland Paris Resort Spruces Up Hotels

September 20, 2014 at 3:04 am | 3 Comments

The hotels at the Disneyland Paris Resort are receiving some much needed tender loving care during the off-season. Alain Littaye’s pictorial report begins at the Newport Bay Club. ~~Rick Disneyland Paris Resort Spruces Up Hotels…

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Jeff and George Review The Hangman’s Revolution by Eoin Colfer

September 20, 2014 at 1:56 am | 1 Comment

George: WARP Book 2: The Hangman’s Revolution by Eoin Colfer was released this summer and I was thrilled to get my hands on it. The first book in the series, WARP: The Reluctant Assassin really…

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Disneyland Sweltering Autumn Fun

September 19, 2014 at 3:00 am | 28 Comments

There was quite a bit happening at the Disneyland Resort this week.  Halloween Time is back in business at Disneyland and festivities abound.  This week, we take in more of the wonderful Halloween Time decor…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: Spooky Season Finale

September 19, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Foolish mortals of all ages, the time has come for us to present our very first season finale! The Hatbox Ghost shares a mystical trick, Madame Leota tells another terrifying tale, and the Ghost Host…

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Well-Aged Festival at Yesterland

September 18, 2014 at 8:01 pm | No Comments

Yesterland takes you back in time to the early years of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival—when guests drank wine in tents and the Wonders of Life pavilion was still filled with attractions.  Read…

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Busch Gardens Tampa Gets Wild With Jungle Jack Hanna & Falcon’s Fury Opens

September 18, 2014 at 3:00 am | 3 Comments

Welcome to an all new Busch Gardens Tampa update. Today we’ll take a look at Jack Hanna’s recent visit to the park, check out the new Opening Night Critters show and more. “Wild Days” with…

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Samland: Free Parking After 6, How Universal Orlando CityWalk was Saved

September 18, 2014 at 2:00 am | 5 Comments

Recently, I took a trip back in time to the genesis of CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood. This week I will turn my attention to its big brother in Florida. In 1991, just after the…