Editor’s Note:
  • July 13, 2014: Sundays in the park – We are having a big day at MiceChat. This morning is our Pacific Ocean Park event in Downtown Disney Anaheim. Then, at noon, we invite you to join us for a MiceChat meet in Disneyland's central hub (next to the Walt and Mickey statue).  We'll meet and chat for about half an hour and then have lunch. For those who would like to play, we are going to check out the new interactive game in Frontierland. Come join us! ×0
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DoomBuggies Spook Show #5: A conversation with Rolly Crump

January 29, 2014 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

In this episode, DoomBuggies talks to WED Imagineer Rolly Crump in an exclusive interview. Crump, who worked directly with Walt Disney in the conceptualization and design of Disneyland, was assigned to the development of the…

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Season Pass Podcast: Tales from the (Alton) Towers with Nick Sim

January 29, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

This week, TSPP brings in 2014 with Nick Sim, the author of the new book “Tales from the Towers,” based on the history of Alton Towers.  He discusses his love for the industry, the influence of theme…

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Future WDW – A Vision of WDW’s 100th Anniversary

January 28, 2014 at 3:00 am | 22 Comments

2071 is a long ways off. We are closer to WDW’s birth in 1971 than to its 100th anniversary, and yet I’m struck by a desire to imagine the resort at that century mark. Possibly…

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Harry Potter Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort

January 28, 2014 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

Last week Universal Orlando revealed the exciting details of what we can expect to find this summer at the new The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley expansion. The press event was followed by…

Communicore Weekly – Disneyland Pirate Ship, Tomorrow-Land, Renie Bardeau, Dumbo

January 28, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Disneyland Pirate Ship, Tomorrow-Land, Renie Bardeau, and Dumbo! DISNEY HISTORY! – Hungry for a tuna sandwich? Maybe a hot tuna…

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Disneyland Update: Refurbs Everywhere, Old Friends, Cars Land Improvements

January 27, 2014 at 3:01 am | 44 Comments

Disneyland in the off-season is a give and take situation. On the plus side, the parks are generally less crowded (though they were PACKED this past weekend due to the annual NAMM convention). But with…

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More Cute Stories, Vol 3: Museum of the Weird by Rolly Crump

January 27, 2014 at 1:00 am | 4 Comments

Bamboo Forest Publishing has released the third volume in the More Cute Stories series, this one focusing on tales from Disney Legend Rolly Crump about the Museum of the Weird. Released on the heels of…

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Mousetalgia 275: Tinker Bell Half Marathon trip report

January 27, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

Mousetalgia talks RunDisney this week. Dave did the inaugural Tinker Bell 10K, and Becky wonders about some sweeping issues. Becky ran the half marathon, earning her own PR and discusses the course, the trials, and…

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Disney Legend Bob Gurr Becomes Spokesperson for Marceline’s Finest Coffee

January 26, 2014 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

Just one day into the new year, I was invited to join a Disney legend and a sponsor of the Tournament of Roses on a very special mission. It’s a story that I just can’t…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: Let’s Get Weird!

January 26, 2014 at 1:00 am | 1 Comment

Step right up! Don’t be afraid! On second thought, be very afraid! This week, the Ghost Host takes you on a trip to the “Museum of the Weird” as we pay tribute to legendary Imagineer,…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #75 – Diagon Alley and the News

January 26, 2014 at 12:57 am | No Comments

Greeting Universal fans and welcome to another Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. On this episode we bring you Universal Orlando’s announcement about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley and all the other news from…

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Marvel World: Seekers of the Weird

January 25, 2014 at 2:00 am | 15 Comments

“Seekers of the Weird” is the first time we’ve seen a Disney Parks and Resorts property turned into a Marvel comic book series. Marvel has been creeping into the parks with comic book properties inspiring…

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Disneyland Paris Temple of Peril Rebuilt in Stone

January 25, 2014 at 1:00 am | 18 Comments

There are lots of projects, big and small, going on at Disneyland Paris. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog updates us on the new stone temple rising at the Indiana Jones attraction, progress…

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Tomorrow-Land: The 1964-1965 World’s Fair and the Transformation of America

January 25, 2014 at 12:01 am | 7 Comments

George: 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. This is monumental for several reasons, including the publication of several new books about the Fair. Tomorrow-land: The 1964-1965 World’s Fair and…

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Disneyland Update – Big Thunder Mountain Delay

January 24, 2014 at 3:00 am | 52 Comments

Welcome back to the Disneyland Resort folks!  Last weekend was fairly busy in the parks for the holiday weekend and Tinker Bell half marathon. However, if you were lucky enough to stop by the parks…

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Magic Kingdom Update – Dwarfs, FastPass+, and Refurbs

January 24, 2014 at 2:00 am | 24 Comments

FastPass+ and Mine Train progress dominate today’s Magic Kingdom update. Refurbishments are to be found all over the park, but overall, things look really good at the moment. We have lots of photos for you…

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Radiator Springs Racers FASTPASS Distribution

January 23, 2014 at 8:14 pm | 4 Comments

A masterfully designed “vintage” neon sign reads “FASTPASS” horizontally across the top and “Distribution” vertically. Perfect! This must be the right place. And this must be the most elaborately themed FASTPASS distribution location anywhere.  …

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Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Diagon Alley Details

January 23, 2014 at 9:42 am | 104 Comments

Universal Studios Florida’s long awaited announcement regarding the second phase of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was made a short time ago via webcast, a muggle technology. The Diagon Alley expansion was first announced…

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What’s Your Perfect Disney Parks Bag?

January 23, 2014 at 3:00 am | 40 Comments

Sometimes packing for a day in the Disney parks isn’t, well, a walk in the park.  If touring with littles, you may be traveling with a pack full of diapers, snacks, bottles, etc.  If traveling…

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Disneyland French Market Review: Value Dining Options

January 23, 2014 at 2:00 am | 17 Comments

Please give a warm MiceChat welcome to our newest columnist, Steven Johnson, who is a proud value traveler. He has to be, he’s a starving student! There’s a lot we all can learn from Steven,…