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Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.14 Burning Man – 2007

October 15, 2014 at 3:00 am | 3 Comments

Today’s Wheel of Adventures has stopped at 2007, so here we go, to a creative adventure in the desert with Bob Gurr. The Nevada desert in August every year attracts over 50,000 very special folks…

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Five Tips for Easy Park Hopping at Walt Disney World

October 15, 2014 at 2:00 am | 17 Comments

One of the great things about a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort is the fact that you don’t just have one theme park to choose from, but four uniquely themed worlds where you…

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The Seasonpass Podcast: Scare L.A.

October 15, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

The Season Pass Reviews the biggest Halloween convention in Southern California, Scare LA. Interviews with Universal Hollywood Halloween Horror Night’s Chris Williams, Ben Dickow and more!

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Planes, Tanks, and Props: Farewell to the Studio Backlot Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

October 14, 2014 at 3:01 am | 29 Comments

With the closing of the studio Backlot tour, I thought I would share some history of the attraction. The Studio Backlot Tour opened with Disney’s MGM Studios (Now Hollywood Studios) on May 1st 1989. The…

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Howl-O-Scream Is A Frighteningly Good Time

October 14, 2014 at 2:00 am | 6 Comments

I recently had the opportunity to check out this year’s Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa, now in its 14th year. The general theme for the event is “Cursed,” and here’s why: There is a song.…

Communicore Weekly – Knott’s Scary Farm, Dark Harbor, Marc Davis, Sleeping Beauty, Million Dollar Arm, Pop Century

October 14, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Direct Link l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Knott’s Scary Farm, Dark Harbor, Marc Davis, Sleeping Beauty, Million Dollar Arm, and Pop Century! TRIP REPORT! – Jeff talks about…

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Main Street, U.S.A. changes continue during Disneyland’s Halloween Time

October 13, 2014 at 5:05 am | 74 Comments

Disneyland unveiled its new First Aid facility last week, revealing new fully-themed facades at the end of Main Street, U.S.A. The new facades replace simple, minimally-themed facades that had been up since the early 1960s…

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More Vintage Photos from the Magic of Walt Disney World

October 13, 2014 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

I covered some of the amazing images that I’ve run across In the book, The Magic of Disneyland and Walt Disney World in previous columns (check them out here and here). I’ve still got some…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 312: Disneyland Halloween food; Club 33; Oktoberfest

October 13, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Culinary delights at the Disneyland Resort! This week, Team Mousetalgia discusses Halloween holiday treats and dishes available throughout the resort, bringing a plethora of new tastes and flavors to park guests. From pork tamales at…

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Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest is Monstrous

October 12, 2014 at 3:00 am | 5 Comments

With a great amount of anticipation and build up, Six Flags Magic Mountain began its 2014 season of Fright Fest last weekend.  Running every weekend in October, Fright Fest is a Halloween themed, night time…

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Tampa Halloween Haunts for 2014

October 12, 2014 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

HOWL-O-SCREAM For intrepid souls in the Tampa Bay area who enjoy the horrors of Halloween haunts, you might want to plan a trip to Busch Garden’s Howl-O-Scream. Howl-O-Scream shares the same basic themes as Universal’s…

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The Sweep Spot Ep. 139 – Tour of Disneyland in 1974

October 12, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

In this episode we take a look at the year 1974. This time period is an interesting time. It was just 7 years past Walt Disney’s death, and almost 10 years away from Michael Eisner…

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Spectacular Halloween at Disneyland Paris

October 11, 2014 at 4:30 am | 6 Comments

Disneyland Paris embraces the Halloween season like no other Disney park. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us some great photos and videos. ~~Rick Halloween Time Comes to Disneyland Paris Photo and…

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Jeff and George Review Sleeping Beauty and Million Dollar Arm on Blu-ray

October 11, 2014 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Jeff and George have two new blu-ray releases from Disney this week. How do they stack up? Do you need to pick up both of them? Sleeping Beauty George: Disney released a blu-ray version of…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #111 – News, Rumors and Autism at the Parks

October 11, 2014 at 2:53 am | No Comments

We begin this episode with a Listener Butterbeer preference. If you would like to throw your hat in the ring, all you have to do is record us a message letting us know who you are, where you…

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Disneyland and Disney California Adventure

October 10, 2014 at 3:00 am | 35 Comments

The Disneyland Resort is in auto pilot mode as the Halloween Time celebration rolls on. This week we update you on the ever-evolving refurbishment timelines including some that have not been officially announced by Disney…

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Disney Avenue Podcast – Exploring the Designs of Kile Ozier

October 10, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

On this episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast, Dusty Sage joins host Keith Michael Mahne for a fantastic interview with the wonderful Kile Ozier! For over 25 years, Kile has been masterfully creating and producing…

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Yesterland: Man Hat n’ Beach

October 09, 2014 at 8:00 pm | 3 Comments

In Paradise Pier’s row of Midway Shops, one store stands out—Man Hat n’ Beach. On its exterior, an oversized clown has popped out of a proportionately undersized box. It’s a cartoony take on the classic…

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The Queen Mary Dark Harbor Halloween Event is Frightfully Good

October 09, 2014 at 3:00 am | 8 Comments

Since 2010, The Queen Mary has been producing the brilliant Dark Harbor Halloween haunt, filled with nautically themed nightmares and strange goings on. The team behind the event has worked very hard over the years…

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie Review

October 09, 2014 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

Last weekend, MiceChat was invited to a screening of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Here are Scott Syme Jr’s thoughts on this family friendly film. I arrived to the amazing…