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Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Brings The Party To Orlando

March 17, 2015 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

March in Florida means that a lot of the theme parks in Central Florida start hosting their annual spring events.  Over at the most magical place on earth, guests are sporting gardening gloves and sun…

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Wakefield Report Podcast Episode 62 – Dolphins, Fire and Castaway Cay

March 17, 2015 at 12:30 am | 1 Comment

We are back this week with more Theme Park News With an Attitude. As always, you can follow along on the Wakefield Report Facebook page! Here are your 9 News Nuggets You Need to Know for…

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Disneyland Resort Refurbs Amid Spring Blooms

March 16, 2015 at 3:00 am | 2 Comments

Today, In the Parks steps in for Andy Castro and Dateline Disneyalnd.  It’s business as usual at the Disneyland Resort.  Prices are up, rides are being refurbished, and the marketing team is mounting a summer…

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1975 Refurbishments to the Magic Kingdom Utilidors

March 16, 2015 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

I ran across several articles in Eyes and Ears about the basement of the Magic Kingdom. I know we call it the Utilidor today, but most cast members and Disney publications referred to it as…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 334: You emailed, we reply

March 16, 2015 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

It’s back to the Mousetalgia inbox! We read and respond to recent email, and topics include: favorite cast member costumes; favorite parades through Disneyland history; Disneyana collecting 101; Mousetalgia’s dubious lyrical memory skills and questionable…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates 50 Years Of Tours With New Surprises

March 15, 2015 at 3:05 am | 1 Comment

This summer Universal Studios Hollywood will be celebrating a major milestone for what is arguably one of the most famous attractions ever created. The world famous Studio Tour will mark 50 years of behind the…

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The Sweep Spot # 149 Richard Ferrin President of The Disneyland Alumni Club

March 15, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

In this episode we welcome Richard Ferrin to the show. Richard was King Lion in the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland, now a theme park designer and president of The Disneyland Alumni Club. The…

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Walt Disney Family Museum Among Annie Award Winners

March 14, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

On January 31, the animation industry recognized its own with the annual Annie Awards. The event recognizes the best of the past year in the world of animation as well as animation curation and history.…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #130 – Universal Orlando Ride Retheming

March 14, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Greeting Universal fans! We are back with another great episode for you. This show is a little different than our usual stuff, recently Hunter came up with the idea for a new segment, his premise…

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Knotts Berry Farm Readies Boysenberry Festival

March 13, 2015 at 6:30 am | No Comments

Knotts Berry Farm readies their annual spring Boysenberry Festival. Food, flowers and entertainment are on the way. Photos and news from the park.

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Storybook Land and the “Class of ’55” at Yesterland

March 12, 2015 at 6:24 pm | No Comments

The Storybook Land Canal Boats at Disneyland opened June 18, 1956—which begs the question, why is this second-year attraction part of the “Class of ’55”?   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Storybook Land and the…

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Becoming an Imagineer: The Practical Side of an Artistic Career

March 12, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

What is contained in this article can apply to the pursuit of any job. For me, these were skills used for Imagineering. Many of you have continued to ask the question, “What are some of…

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MiceAge Update: Bob Chapek Takes the Lead at Disney Parks and Resorts

March 11, 2015 at 7:00 am | No Comments

We have a brief MiceAge update for you today about the new head of Disney’s Parks and Resorts. The jury is still out on what this big change will mean for the parks. As Bob…

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Dateline Disney World – Flower and Garden Officially Open at Epcot

March 11, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Epcot is positively bursting into bloom for Flower and Garden Festival. We’ll show you all the colorful details. There are quite a few things that were added since the last time we were at the…

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Disney News Round Up: Grizzly Peak Airfield Art released and more!

March 11, 2015 at 12:21 am | No Comments

Spring has arrived in Southern California with beautiful weather in the parks. The MiceChat round-up brings you news and discussion of the new Smokejumper Grill and re-imagining of Condor Flats as the Grizzly Peak Airfield.…

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Eye to Eye from the Goofy Movie by Donovan

March 10, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

We have something really fun for you today from the MiceTube. Our friend Taran Gray presents recording artist Donovan singing “Eye to Eye” from A Goofy Movie. This young man has a lot of talent…

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Refurbishments continue as Disneyland prepares to close Innoventions

March 09, 2015 at 4:14 am | No Comments

With work happening from Critter Country to Condor Flats, off-season refurbishments, construction and enhancements projects continue throughout the Disneyland Resort. In Disneyland, Disney has confirmed Innoventions will close at the end of March but remains…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 333: Newsies tour, Disneyland ’55, Disney auction

March 09, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Mousetalgia carries the banner and reviews the current touring production of Newsies, which landed recently in San Francisco. We discuss the differences between the film and the touring production, and even some differences between the…

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Shanghai Disneyland Construction Update

March 08, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Our good friend Stefan Zwanzger of TheThemeParkGuy.com recently shared some photos of Shanghai Disneyland construction. They show a very large castle and a completely new design for Tomorrowland. The Castle What’s that big thing looming…

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Beyond the Coast on California’s Channel Islands

March 07, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Beyond the Coast on California’s Channel Islands By Marc Ricketts As the cold of winter starts seeping into one’s very bones, the mind can’t help but picture far away isles filled with the scent of…