Editor’s Note:
  • December 19, 2014: MiceChat New Year’s Eve Event Now On Sale!!!
    • NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENT  - Tickets are now available for our New Year's Eve extravaganza at Knott's Berry Farm. Amazing buffet dinner, a night of entertainment and wholesome fun on the farm. Last year we sold out this event in just a few hours, so be sure to pick up your tickets right away - NYE EVENT TICKETS HERE.
    • MC ANNIVERSARY EVENTS NOTICE - Also, we'd like you to save the date for the MiceChat 10th anniversary weekend, which will be held February 6th through 8th at the Disneyland Resort. We have lots of amazing things planned for you! Let us know if you are planning to attend the anniversary and find out about the FANTASTIC Anabella Hotel rate on our MiceChat Facebook Events Page HERE
    • FROZEN FUN DELAYS AT DISNEYLAND - All previews on the 18th and 19th appear to have now been cancelled. Freeze The Night and the Animation meet n' greet will try to open on the 20th. The stage show in MuppetVision and Olaf's Snow Fest won't open until at least the 23rd. Olaf's will operate in limited capacity until January as the Merchandise and Foods teams setting up shop in Stage 17 are the most behind schedule. Storybook Land should re-open on schedule this weekend with a new Arendelle scene.
     
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Mike Fink Keel Boats

June 26, 2014 at 9:37 pm | 7 Comments

Davy Crockett and Mike Fink raced their keel boats down the river to New Orleans. Davy Crockett may have won the race, but Mike Fink has the honor of having his name on this Yesterland…

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Universal’s Destination Dining

June 26, 2014 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

Ever since MCA bought Universal Studios in 1958, the owners wanted Universal City to become a gathering place for the San Fernando Valley the same way Disneyland served Orange County. Albert Dorskind was the man…

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Magic Mountain Debuts 19th Coaster in Bugs Bunny World

June 26, 2014 at 2:00 am | 37 Comments

Six Flags Magic Mountain has jumped back into the record books, unveiling a renovated Bugs Bunny World in the process. Speedy Gonzales Hot Rod Racers puts Magic Mountain into the Guinness Book of World Records…

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All American College Band 2014 Opening Weekend Highlights

June 26, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

This week, summertime fun returns with the 2014 All-American College Band, as we share highlights from their premiere weekend at Disneyland.  This band will change and evolve as the summer progresses, so stay tuned for…

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Epcot News and Photos

June 25, 2014 at 6:50 am | 23 Comments

This week we’re taking a tour through Epcot, photographing the park and checking out the latest news and happenings there. Let the march of nations begin. . . Welcome to Epcot! This is a few…

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Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.6 2014 Barcelona

June 25, 2014 at 2:00 am | 13 Comments

Disney Legend Bob Gurr spins the Wheel of Adventures and lands in Barcelona, Spain.   While joining the recent MiceChat Mediterranean Cruise he explored many corners of the ancient lands we visited and brings back…

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Disney News Round Up: Rats, Wizards, and Dark Beauty

June 25, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Rats are in the kitchen, goblins are in the bank, and the Mistress of the Dark is set to return! The MiceChat Round up of Disney and Theme Park news and information is filled with…

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Knotts Scary Farm Dates and Details Announced

June 24, 2014 at 10:29 am | 7 Comments

A thickening fog is swirling ominously above Buena Park California.  Some say it’s the seasonal June Gloom blowing in from the Pacific.  Others say it’s just nasty fumes from Fountain Valley.  But here at MiceChat…

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SeaWorld Lights Up Summer Nights

June 24, 2014 at 7:07 am | 2 Comments

It is Summer time, which means it is that time of year when SeaWorld kicks off it’s Summer Night offerings, and this year as part of the Sea of Surprises, celebrating 50 years of SeaWorld…

Communicore Weekly – Disneyland Hotel, Art and Flair of Mary Blair, Aurebesh

June 24, 2014 at 12:15 am | 2 Comments

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Disneyland Hotel, Art and Flair of Mary Blair, and Aurebesh! DISNEY HISTORY! – Jeff and George reserve a room at…

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Summer projects continue at Disneyland

June 23, 2014 at 5:05 am | 38 Comments

Disneyland made headlines Sunday evening after a small fire broke out backstage. Luckily, the blaze was quickly put out by the local fire department and the park operations continued uninterrupted. Meanwhile, projects continue around the…

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Mousetalgia Episode 296: A trip to Pixar, Disneyland price hikes

June 23, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Kristen reports on an “Incredible” visit to Pixar in Emeryville! But first, we discuss the cost of a day at Disneyland – do the recent price hikes change people’s philosophies about visiting the parks, and…

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Ratatouille Attraction Soft Opens and First Ride Videos

June 22, 2014 at 3:00 am | 71 Comments

Things are moving quickly since we first posted this report on Sunday morning. Disneyland Paris Resort management staged a press opening for the new Ratatouille attraction in the Walt Disney Studios park on Sunday morning.…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #96 – Lora Wallace

June 22, 2014 at 1:04 am | No Comments

Welcome to a special Episode of the show. On today’s show we bring you the latest news from the Universal parks, including the Official Opening date for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon…

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2014 Birnbaum Disney Guides Review

June 21, 2014 at 3:00 am | 8 Comments

George: With the advent of the interwebz and the gazillion mommy-blogs focused on planning your Disney trip, it’s hard to remember a time when there were only a few options for planning your next vacation.…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: Creepy Creations

June 21, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

There is no doubt that The Haunted Mansion has brought inspiration to the minds of many a fan. For several years since the house opened its creaky doors to the public, dozens upon dozens of…

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Preview, Part 3: The Review

June 20, 2014 at 4:00 am | 146 Comments

On July 8th, muggles will get to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Pottter – Diagon Alley at the Universal Orlando Resort. Those who make the trip are in for an astounding treat!  For the…

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Disneyland Resort Gets Patriotic, Wet and Wild

June 20, 2014 at 3:00 am | 13 Comments

We’d like to offer a sincere thank you to Andy Castro who kept MiceChat running while Dusty, Monorail Man and myself were in Europe for the past two weeks. Andy’s work was outstanding and he…

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An Urban Legend: Swan and Dolphin Reversed?

June 19, 2014 at 9:17 pm | 10 Comments

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels are known for their iconic sculptures. According to legend, the 47-foot-tall swan sculptures and 55-foot-tall dolphin sculptures were installed on the wrong hotel buildings—and the paint schemes…

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Preview, Part 2: Red Carpet Event

June 19, 2014 at 4:25 am | 92 Comments

After a crazy kick off day, Universal, hit the gas, and wasted no time, getting everyone up to speed on the incredible changes they have made to the resort since the first phase of the…