Editor’s Note:
  • August 27, 2014: FOUR NEW ARTICLES TODAY! Including a quick MiceAge Update, Terri Hardin's Star Wars saga, Dateline Disney World AND a new Round Up! Plus, don't miss out on these great upcoming MiceChat events:
    • MICECHAT WDW INVASION (Oct 22 - 29):  Find out more about the WDW Gumball Rally, Epcot Food and Wine Festival Sip and Nibble, MiceChat Wizarding World and Horror Nights events as well as Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, dinners, meets, Cirque and more here: MiceChat Invasion and Gumball Rally Info
    • -  MICECHAT HALLOWEEN HAUNT @ KNOTT'S SCARY FARM will be held on September 27th. Don't miss out, this event sells out rapidly every year! MiceChat Haunt Tickets and Information HERE 
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DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.26 1937 School Days – Then and Now

February 05, 2014 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

Beloved Disney Legend, Bob Gurr, shares his memories of school days past and compares them to today. We think you’ll agree, this story is priceless.   Today’s Wheel of Years has stopped at 1937, and…

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Lindsey at Walt Disney World

February 05, 2014 at 12:01 am | 7 Comments

In today’s From The Mouth Of The Mouse, we talk to Lindsey who worked in many places all over Walt Disney World. From Downtown Disney to the theme parks, she has had a ton of…

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WDW’s Biggest Challenges and Opportunities

February 04, 2014 at 3:00 am | 63 Comments

In some ways, it seems like Walt Disney World is firing on all cylinders. The parks have never seemed more crowded, for one thing, and it hardly seems like there is an off-season anymore with…

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Universal Orlando – Harry Potter Kingscross Station, Starbucks and Winter Refurbs

February 04, 2014 at 2:00 am | 25 Comments

Wizarding World of Harry Potter projects are getting pretty exciting with signage going up on Kingscross Station and London facades finishing up their final details. But that’s certainly not all that’s new at the Universal…

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Imagineer Tim Delaney: Architect of Hong Kong Disneyland’s Tomorrowland

February 04, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

We’re looking forward to the special MiceChat event with Disney Imagineer Tim Delaney in just a few days (see details at the end of this column).  On Saturday, we showed you Tim’s amazing work on…

Communicore Weekly – Sam Gennawey, Main Street, More Cute Stories, Perry

February 04, 2014 at 12:02 am | No Comments

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Sam Gennawey, Main Street, More Cute Stories, and Perry! DISNEY HISTORY! – We are joined by Sam Gennawey to talk…

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Disney California Adventure celebrates the Lunar New Year as Hollywood comes to “it’s a small world”

February 03, 2014 at 5:05 am | 40 Comments

Disney California Adventure celebrated the Year of the Horse over the weekend with a special three-day Lunar New Year celebration. The Lunar New Year festivities included plenty of live entertainment, characters, arts and crafts and…

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Disney Village Marketplace 1991: The Whatchamacallit and More

February 03, 2014 at 2:00 am | 14 Comments

As I’ve often bemoaned, documenting early Walt Disney World history can be difficult. Unlike today’s digital cameras, taking photographs during the first 30 years of Walt Disney World was either an expensive process or one…

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Mousetalgia 276: Disneyland’s Mine Train, Disney music

February 03, 2014 at 12:01 am | 4 Comments

Mousetalgia welcomes Mine Train expert James Keeline to the show to help us reminisce about the history of Frontierland’s trains in anticipation of the newly renovated Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction. James discusses the history…

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Knotts Berry Farm Update: Refurbishments and the Fight Against Breast Cancer

February 02, 2014 at 3:00 am | 28 Comments

Yesterday, Knotts Berry Farm joined the fight agains breast cancer by teaming up with the Susan G. Komen foundation.  A wonderful event was held to mark the beginning of the relationship.  We’ll also take you…

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Year of the Horse: Chinese New Year in Bangkok

February 02, 2014 at 1:00 am | 2 Comments

Several of our MiceChat columnists have shown us how Disney is celebrating the Chinese New Year in the parks this week. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog shows us how the Year of…

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Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 9 – Not A Zoo

February 02, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Welcome back to the Mouse’s Head and thank you for the download. Pull up a bar stool, because appearing in the pub this week is Eric Davis from MiceChat’s unofficial Seaworld Podcast. We’ll chat about…

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Meet the Amazing Tim Delaney, Disney Imagineer

February 01, 2014 at 3:00 am | 1 Comment

On Saturday, February 8th, celebrated Disney Imagineer Tim Delaney will be giving a fascinating MiceChat exclusive presentation about the conception and construction of Disneyland Paris. There are just a few tickets left to this event…

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The Magic Kingdom Storybook by Jason Grandt

February 01, 2014 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Books about theme parks fall into two major categories: guide books and history books (okay, there are also books on social discourse and the parks). There have been a few fiction titles that have received…

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UUOP #76 – Universal Haunt Legend Mike Aiello

February 01, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

This week, we interview Mr Halloween Horror Nights Orlando himself, Mike Aiello. When we first began the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast nearly three years ago, I dreamed of the day that I would get the…

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In The Parks – Chinese New Year and Disneyland Resort Update

January 31, 2014 at 3:00 am | 20 Comments

It’s time to say goodbye to January and hello the Chinese New Year this week at the Disneyland Resort.  The Year of the Horse bringing all sorts of multi-cultural fun to Disney California Adventure. If…

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Dateline Disney World – Epcot Photos and News

January 31, 2014 at 2:00 am | 28 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This was a pretty slow news week, and I almost got rained out. This week, we’ll take a quick look at Epcot, where FastPass+ has taken over. Welcome…

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Erasing Wonders of Life, 2014 Edition

January 30, 2014 at 8:34 pm | 12 Comments

Although Wonders of Life at Epcot closed forever on New Years Day 2007—over seven years ago—the golden domed pavilion has had a new life since then as the Festival Center. Yesterland looks at how the…

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Tips for Tipping at Disney

January 30, 2014 at 3:00 am | 56 Comments

When visiting Disney resorts, many travelers aren’t quite sure who can accept tips, how much to tip and whether or not there’s a need to tip.  Despite what some insistent internet users may proclaim, tipping…

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Disneyland Resort Official Albums: Souvenirs to Last a Lifetime

January 30, 2014 at 2:00 am | 30 Comments

It’s no question the Disneyland Resort is the Happiest Place on Earth. You wouldn’t be going there and you wouldn’t be on MiceChat if you didn’t know that to be true. One gamble, however, is…