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  • April 16, 2014: Schedule Changes – Dateline Disney World has moved to Wednesday. Be sure to stop by and welcome Cory to his new spot in our weekly schedule. And don't forget MiceChat's biggest event of the year. Gumball Rally is a race through Disneyland to see who can ride the most attractions in a single day. It's every bit as fun as it sounds and a wonderful way to spend a day with friends and family in the Happiest Place on Earth. Now's the time to sign up for this year's big event (rolling your way on May the 3rd). We have room for just 7 more teams. Don't miss out. ×0
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Declining by Degrees: Magic Kingdom Not So Magical Halloween Party

September 24, 2013 at 3:00 am | 55 Comments

The 2013 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom is unfortunately the weakest yet. The party is slowly being watered down, with cutbacks over the years from the slight to the not-so-slight.…

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Universal Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2013 Review

September 24, 2013 at 2:00 am | 6 Comments

Universal Studios Hollywood kicked off the 2013 Halloween season in a fantastic way this weekend.  Starting one weekend ahead of most haunts in the area, they have opened their celebrated Halloween Horror Nights with 6…

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Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 23 Review

September 24, 2013 at 12:24 am | 3 Comments

The spooky season is upon us and we’ve got an update and review of Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 23. There’s a lot to share from the event and we are going to provide you…

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Halloween Time scares up fun treats at Disneyland as Thor moves into Tomorrowland

September 23, 2013 at 5:05 am | 26 Comments

Thor is joining Tony Stark in Tomorrowland as a new meet-and-greet and movie prop exhibit moves into an underutilized portion of the huge Innoventions builing. The meet-and-greet will open in November to promote the upcoming…

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1970s Walt Disney World Resort Treasures

September 23, 2013 at 1:00 am | 7 Comments

After my article last week requesting research help, I received a lot of great comments and emails offering anecdotes, images and original source material. One of my longtime readers contributed many photos from the 1970s.…

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Wakefield Report : 9 Theme Park News Nuggets You Need to Know

September 23, 2013 at 12:01 am | 5 Comments

How can I possibly contain myself? As I type this I have only 3 days to go until I land in California. I am on Cloud 9 and can not wait for my first visits…

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MiceChat Sip and Nibble: The best way to experience Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival

September 22, 2013 at 3:00 am | 5 Comments

I can’t believe it has been six years since we dreamed up the concept of “Sip and Nibble” as we strolled around Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival during the very first MiceChat Walt Disney World…

Street Drum Corps Presents Blood Drums

September 22, 2013 at 2:30 am | No Comments

With the opening of Knott’s Scary Farm upon us it seems appropriate to cover one of HAUNT’s most exciting offerings; Blood Drums, presented by Street Drum Corps. This high-energy street drum ensemble has been exciting…

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Disneyland Paris Spruces Up Before Winter Arrives

September 22, 2013 at 2:08 am | 10 Comments

The management of Disneyland Paris is taking advantage of smaller crowds and temperate weather to attend to a number of small projects throughout the park. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog takes us…

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Iron Man 3 on Blu-ray Review

September 21, 2013 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

George: So, the Marvel films (television shows, video games, etc) are huge in my household. My nine year-old is a superhero junkie and has seen all of the Marvel franchise films in the theater. When…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #65 – The EPIC Trip Report

September 21, 2013 at 1:00 am | 9 Comments

Hello Micechatters and UUOP listeners, welcome to episode 65 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. This episode is Lee and Tracey’s report from their recent three week trip to Orlando, on which they made nine…

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In The Parks: Pumpkins, Bumpkins, and a Little Starbucks Somthin’

September 20, 2013 at 3:00 am | 29 Comments

It’s Halloweentime at the Disneyland resort and the season is just about ready to kick into high gear.  The first Mickey’s Halloween Party will stroll into Disneyland park a week from today (on September 27th)…

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Knotts Scary Farm Exclusive Preview of the Gunslinger’s Grave

September 20, 2013 at 2:00 am | 5 Comments

The idea of a western-themed maze for Halloween Haunt is a no-brainer for the theme park that built its reputation on a western ghost town aesthetic.  In fact, up-and-coming maze designer, Gus Kreuger, explains, “It’s…

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DCA Then & Now, Part 2: Around Condor Flats

September 20, 2013 at 1:40 am | 17 Comments

In the second of a series of Disney California Adventure “then and now” comparisons, Yesterland looks at Condor Flats, “a high-desert airfield dedicated to the wonder and ingenuity that helped spawn California’s legendary aviation industry—from…

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Ten Things to Pack in Your Disney Carry On

September 19, 2013 at 3:00 am | 37 Comments

Whether you’re headed East and using Disney’s Magical Express (and won’t see your checked bags until a few hours after you arrive) or you’re going out West, there are a few important things you should…

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This is WindowtotheMagic Part 2 – Main Street USA 2012 Loop

September 19, 2013 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

This is Part 2 of our WindowtotheMagic Podcast introduction for MiceChat MicePod Listeners! On this show, we introduce you to our Background Music Loop shows, with our most popular loop show ever, the Disneyland Main…

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SeaWorld Exclusive: Killer Whale Treadmill and Jungle Jack Hanna

September 19, 2013 at 1:00 am | 29 Comments

It’s an interesting update for you today from SeaWorld Orlando, which is testing out some new technology to keep their whales happy and healthy. Also, Jungle Jack Hanna appeared in the park this week as…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.18 1946 Futuristic Cars Arrive

September 18, 2013 at 3:00 am | 18 Comments

Bob Gurr was hired by Walt Disney to design the Autopia. It remains a Disney classic to this very day. We have a special treat today as Disney Legend, Bob Gurr, shares the story of…

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Season Pass Podcast: Prepare for Horror and Haunts

September 18, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

For the last five years, the Season Pass Podcast has recorded a plethora of in-park podcasts devoted to the people, haunts and screams of Halloween in theme parks, and over the last two years TSPP has taken…

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Disney News Round up: Boos, Clues, and Pumpkins Too

September 18, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

The MiceChat Disney News Round Up is back with your weekly summary of theme park goodness.  It seems that Disney is finally getting rid of the much-abused Guest Assistance Card system (GAC).  What will they…

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