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  • 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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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #124 – Islands of Adventure Orientation Part 3

January 17, 2015 at 12:07 am | No Comments

Welcome travellers, to this third and final part of your Islands of Adventure Orientation. So far we have covered the Island as a whole, Seuss Landing, The Lost Continent and Jurassic Park. To conclude your…

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Yesterland: Unknotting the Treehouse Legend

January 15, 2015 at 6:13 pm | No Comments

What’s the real story of the connection between Disneyland’s Swiss Family Treehouse and an impressive Moreton Bay fig tree in an Anaheim city park?  Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Unknotting the Treehouse Legend   When…

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A Delightful Dollop of Dole Whip

January 15, 2015 at 3:00 am | 26 Comments

Erin takes us on a journey into the world of one of the most beloved Disney treats . . . the Dole Whip. A day spent at the Disneyland Resort, for many of us, induces…

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Disafterdark Podcast Series 3, Episode 5 – The New Years Show

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

You wait ages for new shows from us, then two come along at once. Just the three of us again We start the news chatting about Avatar, before it degenerates into a “what films were released in…

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CityWalk Changes and Islands of Adventure Construction

January 14, 2015 at 3:00 am | 61 Comments

Dateline Disney World is growing. For 2015, I decided that I wanted to have more of a finger on the pulse of the theme park industry in Orlando, so I reached out to Dusty and…

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Disney News Round Up: Walls, Walls, Everywhere

January 14, 2015 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

A new lobby at Walt Disney World Polynesian Hotel and Frozen Fun at the Disneyland Resort are just some of the interesting things we have for you this week in the MiceChat Round up. First…

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Remy Offers New Culinary Options Onboard the Disney Cruise Line

January 13, 2015 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

There’s now even more fine dining to celebrate onboard the Disney Cruise Line at Remy. The premium adults-only specialty restaurant, inspired by the film Ratatouille and featured exclusively on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy,…

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Be Our Guest: An Evening With Paige O’Hara and a Day in Magic Kingdom with Bob Gurr

January 13, 2015 at 1:00 am | 3 Comments

Bonjour MiceChatters! It is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we invite you to a very special evening with Paige O’Hara, voice of Belle from Beauty and the Beast, on March 7th 2015 in…

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Frozen Fun takes over as preparations get underway for Disneyland’s 60th

January 12, 2015 at 6:47 am | 82 Comments

Rain fell on the parks over the weekend as Disneyland finished taking down the Christmas garland and gets ready to string up the diamonds for its big 60th anniversary celebration. Big refurbishments are springing up…

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ImagiNERDing’s Book of the Year: 2014

January 12, 2015 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

2014 was an extremely uneven year for Disney books. The flagship titles from Disney focused more on the films that were released (no problem with that—we all love synergy, right?) and not much on the…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 325: Into the Woods; Pixar storytelling; Walt and nature

January 12, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Mousetalgia goes Into the woods to discuss the latest film from Walt Disney Pictures. Kristen, a long-time Sondheim enthusiast and performer, offers her take on the show’s merits and musings, while Jeff questions the message…

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Hong Kong Disneyland At Night

January 11, 2015 at 3:00 am | 4 Comments

Leaving comments on articles can really pay off. Toby Johnson was so moved by your kind comments on his Hong Kong Disneyland series that he sent us one last bonus article with nighttime photos of…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #123 – Christmas and Outtakes

January 11, 2015 at 12:30 am | No Comments

On this show we go over some news from 2014 and what we have coming up for UUOP in the new year. We bring you a live yuletide “On Location” from Universal Studios Hollywood from…

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Review of Universal VS Disney by Sam Gennawey

January 10, 2015 at 3:00 am | 3 Comments

George: The Universal Studios theme parks have always been on my periphery, but more as a pale comparison to Disney. I visited Universal in Hollywood in 1997 and the visit left me cold, so I…

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Disafterdark Podcast Series 3, Episode 4 – The Belated Christmas Show

January 10, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Welcome back to the pub and our really late Christmas show. We think you are going to like it. Especially if you’re drinking a pint. The news mostly concentrates on what came out of the…

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Frozen Fractals All Around at the Disneyland Resort

January 09, 2015 at 7:56 am | 56 Comments

It’s time for a Disneyland and Disney California Adventure edition of In the Parks. Old school Fantasy in the Sky fireworks have returned to Disneyland until the fancy new 60th anniversary fireworks are ready later…

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Yesterland: Sorcerer Mickey Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

January 08, 2015 at 7:25 pm | 8 Comments

This week, crews began to dismantle the giant Sorcerer Mickey hat blocking the Chinese Theatre façade of The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Yesterland originally published the story of the hat in 2008. …

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Park Wise Disney Resolutions for 2015

January 08, 2015 at 3:00 am | 8 Comments

Resolutions. I know, easy to make but not likely to keep. In fact, I’m two days into spring semester, and I already broke my resolution to be prepared with a lunch to avoid noshing on…

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Marvelous Marvel Disney Infinity

January 08, 2015 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

The first question that owners of Disney Infinity had was whether or not the system was backwards compatible with Disney Infinity 2.0. Would the original figures, power disks and playsets work with the new hardware?…

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New Polynesian Lobby, Magic Kingdom Hub, and Bye-Bye Hat

January 07, 2015 at 3:00 am | 40 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! We’re kicking off 2015 with photos of the new Polynesian lobby, some Magic Kingdom photos, as well as saying Adios to the Sorcerer’s Hat at the Studios. We…