Editor’s Note:
  • December 21, 2014: What are you doing for New Year’s Eve?
    • NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENT  - Tickets are now available for MiceChat's New Year's Eve extravaganza at Knott's Berry Farm. Amazing buffet dinner, a night of entertainment and wholesome fun on the farm. Pick up your tickets before they sell out - 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 DELAY UPDATE for DISNEYLAND - Freeze The Night and the Animation meet n' greet have opened to guests. A makeshift Olaf meet n' greet has also been set up near Stage 17. The singalong show in the Muppets theater is still slated to open on Tuesday the 23rd, but with only 8 shows per day. They will ramp up as quickly as possible through the week to the planned 12 shows per day. Olaf's Snowfest has been delayed again, and is now planned to open on the 27th, but without most of the food and merchandise offerings planned. Those will be added after New Years, with a goal to be ready by the January 7th official kickoff. A Frozen Fun marketing campaign throughout the western US begins on the 7th.
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Mousetalgia Podcast Episode 292: Hacking Disneyland – tips and tricks

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

Enjoy Disneyland like an insider – from fireworks viewing areas to photo ops and more. Learn the places to sit and relax even on busy days. Make the most of the parades. Relive your childhood…

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Mouseaddicts in Mathmagic Land: Mapping Disneyland Crowds

May 25, 2014 at 3:28 pm | 8 Comments

Our partners at MouseAddict have an update for us today that Disneyland fans are going to love. The app doesn’t support Android yet, but with your support, that may be on the way soon. Since…

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E Ticket Report Episode 5: Magic Kingdom’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Harambe Nights and Rivers of LIght

May 25, 2014 at 1:00 am | 3 Comments

It’s time for episode 5 of The E-Ticket Report where hosts Tim, Chris, and Derek take a look at all the goings on in the theme parks we all love. Subjects include: the Magic Kingdom’s…

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Disneyland Paris Prepares for Busy Summer Season

May 24, 2014 at 3:00 am | 21 Comments

Workers at Disneyland Paris’ Magic Kingdom are rushing to finish various refurbishment projects prior to the busy summer season. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us a new update with photos. ~~Rick…

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Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly, a Review

May 24, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Deep Blue is not a novel about IBM or the chess-playing computer. Or about the travels of a lost little clown fish. From my point-of-view, I’m not sure if I’d enjoy those any more than…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #92 – Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

May 24, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

  Join us on episode 92 as we join Harry Potter on a Forbidden Journey. We begin the show, in the usual fashion, by bringing you the News Update which includes news about Mardi Gras,the…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Fast and Furious and Harry Potter

May 23, 2014 at 3:00 am | 17 Comments

With Andy Castro delivering your guide to the 24 hour madness at Disneyland this weekend, we switch gears and bring you an In The Parks from Universal Studios Hollywood.  There is an astounding amount of…

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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…