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Disney News Round Up: Disneyland’s Birthday is Near!

July 15, 2015 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Happy Birthday Disneyland! This Thursday marks the 60th anniversary for the Happiest Place on Earth. Today’s MiceChat Disney News Roundup celebrates this joyous occasion with a special insert for you all to enjoy! We have…

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Last Chances to Spend Your Wednesdays With Walt

July 14, 2015 at 10:30 am | No Comments

For the past four months, Disneyland has offered Annual Passholders to spend an evening each week with Uncle Walt. This week and next are the last offerings of this fun program, and July 16th’s presentation…

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Fab News: Limited Edition, D23 Expo Star Wars Preview, Hastin and Dusty

July 14, 2015 at 6:50 am | No Comments

MiceChateers, I’m so beat. My pal Dave is in from Seattle with his family and we’re doing the theme parks like we haven’t been there in nearly 15 years. Which he hasn’t. It’s fun seeing…

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Why Disneyland Thrives at 60 — Part 4 of 5— Educate

July 14, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

An educated workforce is an empowered workforce. Today, Doug Lipp continues his series on why Disneyland continues to grow and thrive at 60 years young. If you are catching us in the middle, you can…

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Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #15 – Keep Moving Forward Documentary

July 14, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Welcome friends to another episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast. As you all know, the Disney community is unlike any other. It’s filled with amazing people who love to help each other out and enjoy…

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Summer continues as Disneyland prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary

July 13, 2015 at 4:56 am | No Comments

Summer crowds continue to celebrate Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary as the park gets ready to celebrate its big Diamond Anniversary on Friday. Disneyland will mark its 60th anniversary on July 17 with a special ceremony, live…

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Why Disneyland Thrives at 60 – Part 3 – Leadership Support

July 13, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

In Part 3 of Doug Lipp’s look at the success of Disneyland he examines the 2nd condition created by Disney Legend Van France, Leadership Support. Get caught up on this series by reading Part 1…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #144 – Top 5 Worst Attractions at Universal Orlando Resort

July 13, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

On this show Lee, Tracey, Darren and Hunter are joined by Derek Burgan to talk about their top 5 WORST attractions at Universal Orlando Resort. Bad can be a lot of fun to chat about!…

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Disney Notes – You’ve Got a Friend in Me

July 12, 2015 at 1:05 am | No Comments

Welcome to Disney Notes and the music of Disney. This time around, we look at You’ve Got a Friend in Me from Toy Story. For those of us who lived through the lean years of…

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The Sweep Spot #158 The History of Tomorrowland at Disneyland Part 4

July 12, 2015 at 12:39 am | No Comments

In this episode we finish our look at the History of Tomorrowland at Disneyland. This series was a par 4 series where we took a look at each year the park was opened and saw…

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Why Disneyland Thrives at 60 – Part 2 – Innovate

July 11, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Doug Lipp continues his look at Disneyland at 60. If you are catching us in the middle, please read Part 1 HERE before continuing below. “It took more than a good idea to bring the…

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Planet Snoopy Expansion at California’s Great America

July 11, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Planet Snoopy Expansion at California’s Great America By Marc Ricketts California’s Great America enters its 40th Season in 2015 with an expansion of Camp Snoopy and a couple of new shows added to the park’s…

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DisAfterDark Season 3 Episode 18 You had me at Boopoobedoo

July 11, 2015 at 12:00 am | No Comments

We are joined this week by Ken from the Brilliant Web Site The Disney Movie Review & we chat about all the latest Disney & non Disney movies out this year.  We talked so long that we ran out…

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Dateline Disney World – Magic Kingdom News and Photos

July 10, 2015 at 3:01 am | No Comments

Hello, and welcome to a Friday edition of Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a journey to the Magic Kingdom. Well, that’s it for this week. What do you think of the new trees?…

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Disneyland at 60: Four Leadership Gems from the Founder of the Disney University

July 10, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Please help us welcome Doug Lipp to MiceChat. You might recognize the name. Doug is a highly sought after business consultant, public speaker and author who worked for many years at the Disney University and…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #142 – Kong Returns and Emails

July 09, 2015 at 9:54 pm | No Comments

 On this episode we begin by bringing you news of the latest addition to Universal Orlando Resort, Skull Island : Reign of Kong will open at Islands of Adventure in 2016. We then delve in…

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House of the Future, LEGO Edition

July 09, 2015 at 7:01 pm | No Comments

Today’s unusual Yesterland article is about a plastic house inspired by a plastic house. Yesterland reader Andy Baird shares his LEGO model of the iconic Mid-century landmark.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: House of…

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Fab News: Giants, Color and Huge Habitats

July 09, 2015 at 4:00 am | No Comments

A bunch of you folks are at San Diego Comic-Con, and a bunch more are not. I took off this year, but my daughter’s down there with her dad, Jim Hill. If you see them,…

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BLAINE GIBSON – Disney Imagineer, Mentor, Friend, Missed

July 09, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

This week we mourn the loss of yet another Disney great.  Mr. Blaine Gibson was one of the most amazing sculptors of our time. He was also an animator.  Blaine is responsible for a lot…

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Best Non-Disney Hotels at Walt Disney World

July 09, 2015 at 1:00 am | No Comments

In addition to the Disney owned and operated resorts, there are several resorts on property available for booking which Disney doesn’t own.  These hotels don’t share all the same benefits as a Disney owned and…

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