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Preserving a Masterpiece…The Battle to Save the Polynesian Resort Waterfall

May 23, 2014 at 2:00 am | 22 Comments

The Polynesian Resort is one of two Disney World hotels that began operation on October 1, 1971. It is here that guests find themselves immersed in a tropical paradise. The resort originally opened with 492…

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“This Week at WDW” in Summer 1972 at Yesterland

May 22, 2014 at 8:12 pm | 3 Comments

It’s summer of 1972. Walt Disney World has been open less than a year. Walt Disney World wants you to know that there’s a lot more than just the Magic Kingdom. You’re given a handy…

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Your Guide to Disneyland’s Rock Your Disney Side 24-Hour Party

May 22, 2014 at 12:08 pm | 21 Comments

Disneyland will officially kick off the summer season with another 24-hour party on Friday. Luckily it seems like Disney is taking the lessons learned from the wildly-popular 24-hour events from the last two years and…

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Get Swept Away at Typhoon Lagoon

May 22, 2014 at 3:00 am | 6 Comments

Last week we were chillin’ at Blizzard Beach, but now it’s time to get swept away!  Typhoon Lagoon is the second Walt Disney World water park, and it’s every bit as packed as its sister…

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Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: Walt Disney and the Triumph of Corporate Synergy

May 22, 2014 at 2:00 am | 54 Comments

Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy is an unofficial guide to the world beyond Disney, exploring the original stories and sources of beloved films and attractions. Sometimes, the inspirations for Disney’s theme parks are Disney’s own films and…

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Jeremiah Isn’t Feeling Good – The Musical!

May 22, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

WTTM WDW 052: Jeremiah Isn’t Feeling Good – The Musical! Jeremiah is sick… but the show must go on.  “May is Music Month” continues with music from the Disney Studios. DIRECT LINK THE WTTM PODCAST…

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Lets Talk About Captain EO Starring Michael Jackson

May 21, 2014 at 3:00 am | 37 Comments

Michael Jackson’s new album XSCAPE was just released . . . So, let’s talk about Captain EO today. UPDATE: Last week was full of book signing and appearances in my father’s hometown of Hanford, CA.  For those of you…

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Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios

May 21, 2014 at 2:00 am | 11 Comments

Dateline Disney World takes you to the first of six Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios today. This is one of Disney World’s most popular festivals. Let’s take a look . . . Welcome…

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Disney Cruise Line headed to Hawaii, Mexico, and Texas

May 21, 2014 at 1:00 am | 12 Comments

West coast and gulf coast residents can rejoice with the news that the Disney Cruise Line will once again deploy the Disney Wonder to Hawaii, Mexico, and Texas for a series of select sailings in…

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Disney News Round Up: Showing your Disney Side

May 21, 2014 at 12:30 am | No Comments

It’s a big ol’ heapin’ helpin’ of Disney and theme park news for you today in the MiceChat Round Up.  Did you hear that Disneyland is getting its 60th back?  Yes it seems a new…

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Serious Star Wars

May 20, 2014 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

Star Wars Weekends have begun, and the signature finale to the event is now the Symphony in the Stars fireworks show. The name is not new, and in fact using the show name with just…

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Universal Orlando Despicable Me Family Suites and Diagon Alley Update

May 20, 2014 at 2:00 am | 69 Comments

We are back this week with another big update from Universal Orlando Resort, where we take a look at the progress that has been made on the Diagon Alley project, CityWalk, Hogsmeade, and we take…

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Season Pass Podcast: Antarctica at SeaWorld Orlando with Brian Morrow!

May 20, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

TSPP is at SeaWorld Orlando with Brian Morrow (Creative Director of SeaWorld Parks) for the newest attraction of the park, Antarctica.  This time around, you’ll hear discussion on SeaWorld’s mission, creative process, introducing new technologies, as…

Communicore Weekly – House of the Future, More Cute Stories 4, Window, Monsanto Block

May 20, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about House of the Future, More Cute Stories 4, Window, and Monsanto Block! DISNEY HISTORY! – We look back at the…

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Disneyland gets ready to Rock Your Disney Side with another 24 Hour Party as ticket prices go up again

May 19, 2014 at 5:44 am | 151 Comments

Disneyland quietly rolled out new theme park admission price increases Sunday morning, raising prices across the board. The biggest price hikes were a $13 increase for One-Day Park Hopper tickets and a $50 jump for…

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Theme Park Studio Phase 2 Set to Stun!

May 19, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Pantera Entertainment has released some new renderings, a new video and some very exciting news about their latest software update to Theme Park Studio. Will Theme Park Studio truly be the successor to Roller Coaster…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 291: Disneyland’s magic shops; the “Yippie Invasion”

May 19, 2014 at 1:01 am | No Comments

Take a trip to Merlin’s in Fantasyland as we travel back in time and marvel at Disneyland’s magic shops. Mousetalgia welcomes Disneyland magic shop cast member Steve Simmons to the show to talk about working…

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The Sweep Spot Podcast: The Old Frontierland

May 19, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

This week we take a journey back to the early days of Frontierland at Disneyland. We look at some attractions, exhibits, shops and restaurants, and some you maybe didn’t know existed. Disneyland opened in July…

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Arrow Development – The Birth of a Dream – Part 1

May 18, 2014 at 10:00 am | 7 Comments

Today, Dexter Francis reaches into his treasure trove of Arrow Development photos and information to bring us the origin story for the company which has created so many beloved roller coasters and attractions over the…

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Knotts Soak City opens for the 2014 Summer Season

May 18, 2014 at 4:00 am | 7 Comments

Knott’s Soak City opened for the 2014 season yesterday, Saturday, May 17th. Reflecting the local theme, water rides and attractions at Knott’s Soak City pay tribute Southern California surfing heritage with names like Malibu Run and Laguna Storm Watch Tower. It’s a…