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Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Preview, Part 1: CityWalk Kickoff

June 18, 2014 at 1:31 am | 67 Comments

Universal has kicked off their week of previewing Diagon Alley by pulling out all of the stops.  With the Tonight Show and the Today Show filming live at Universal Orlando, they are making sure that…

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Tomorrowland refurbishments and Hub construction continues at the Magic Kingdom

June 18, 2014 at 1:00 am | 13 Comments

Welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at the Magic Kingdom a few weeks removed from the opening of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. New Fantasyland may now be finished but…

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Disney News Round Up: Harry Potter and the Mine Train!

June 18, 2014 at 12:45 am | No Comments

It’s an incredible summer for theme park fans! Knott’s Berry Farm has unveiled their newly restored and re-imagined Calico Mine Ride, transforming the aging classic into a modern day marvel. Over at Disneyland, Frozen fans…

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Dedicated to DLP 38: Ratatouille & Disney Characters Special

June 18, 2014 at 12:30 am | No Comments

The brand new official Disneyland Paris press release about Ratatouille: The Adventure kicks things off, as we discuss what was said, or not, and then cover Bistrot Chez Remy and what food is on offer.…

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Universal Orlando Update – Kicking Off Wizarding World of Harry Potter Preview Week

June 17, 2014 at 1:45 am | 24 Comments

It seems like just yesterday that we here at MiceChat were covering the closure of JAWS at the Universal Orlando Resort.  And just a few years later, we are getting ready to experience part 2…

Communicore Weekly — Storybook Land Canal Boats, Art of Disney Princess, Texas Glenn, Barnabas T. Bullion

June 17, 2014 at 1:25 am | No Comments

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Storybook Land Canal Boats, Art of Disney Princess, Texas Glenn, and Barnabas T. Bullion! DISNEY HISTORY! – Jeff and George…

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New Frozen pre-parade leads the way as Club 33 expansion continues at Disneyland

June 16, 2014 at 5:42 am | 47 Comments

Disneyland debuted its new Frozen-themed pre-parade Friday afternoon. The one-float offering features Princess Anna, Olaf and Queen Elsa on an icy, snow-covered parade float but Frozen fans might want to lower their expectations before heading…

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Half-Day Park?

June 16, 2014 at 12:45 am | 25 Comments

One of our running gags on Communicore Weekly concerns Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The call of “half-day park” is usually one of my rejoinders whenever Jeff mentions the Animal Kingdom. I joke about it being a…

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Mousetalgia Episode 295: Lasseter winery party, Disneyland, Anaheim Packing District

June 16, 2014 at 12:30 am | No Comments

This week, Dave and Becky report on the New Orleans-themed Lasseter Family Winery Spring Release party where they tasted new wine from the barrel, enjoyed food, fun and friends, and had a close encounter with…

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California’s Great America Struggles Against Mediocrity, Part Two

June 15, 2014 at 12:30 am | 19 Comments

Marc Ricketts continues his visit to California’s Great America. You can read part one [HERE]. ~~Rick California’s Great America by Marc Ricketts Water and boats are a necessary component of every park. Behind that splash…

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The Sweep Spot – Disneyland Past and Future Anniversary Celebrations

June 15, 2014 at 12:20 am | 2 Comments

In this episode of The Sweep Spot, we take a look at some of the past anniversary celebrations Disneyland has had. These normally would come every 5 to 10 years and most of the time…

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Mythbusters at the Discovery Science Center

June 14, 2014 at 12:50 am | 23 Comments

We love the Discover Science Center. Not too far from Disneyland on I-5, the Discovery Science Center has all kinds of great kid and family friendly ways to play with science and spend a few…

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California’s Great America Struggles Against Mediocrity

June 14, 2014 at 12:30 am | 20 Comments

Weekend Update contributor Marc Ricketts takes us to California’s Great America amusement park located in Santa Clara, California. A product of the Marriott Company’s ill-fated foray into the theme park business and now operated by…

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Art and Flair of Mary Blair by John Canemaker

June 14, 2014 at 12:15 am | 4 Comments

George: Mary Blair is one of the more well-known artists to come out of the Disney Studios. Granted she had a career as a water colorist well before working for Disney but really came into…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #95 – News, Rumors and Menchies

June 14, 2014 at 12:05 am | 1 Comment

Welcome back to the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast! It’s time for another news show. We start by letting you know the announcements that Universal Orlando made about the new food offerings that will be available…

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Grand opening of a Knott’s Berry Farm classic: The Reimagined Calico Mine Ride

June 13, 2014 at 4:48 am | 23 Comments

On Thursday, Knott’s Berry Farm officially reopened its classic Calico Mine Train after a major six-month renovation, restoration, and enhancement project. The top-to-bottom refurbishment included the addition of 46 new Audio-Animatronics figures along with dozens…

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Knott’s Berry Farm celebrates Camp Snoopy’s 30th Anniversary with a ton of fresh charm

June 13, 2014 at 4:47 am | 18 Comments

Knott’s Berry Farm’s family-favorite Camp Snoopy area officially reopened Thursday following a multi-part renovation project that brought three new attractions to the land. The project also included a complete aesthetic overhaul, giving the land a…

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Aulani and the “Disney Presence”

June 13, 2014 at 3:36 am | 6 Comments

Aloha! Yesterland once again visits the 50th state in a article that’s not about something that’s gone. What does it mean to have a “Disney presence,” and does Aulani have it?   Read the full…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: A Disquieting Queue

June 13, 2014 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

Welcome, Foolish Mortals, to the Summer house of the 999 grim, grinning ghosts. Much like the original abode in California, every location on the property is as creepy as can be… save for one. Due…

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MiceChat Podcast #17: Getting Real with Original Mouseketeer Lonnie Burr

June 12, 2014 at 12:50 am | No Comments

It’s another special episode of the MiceChat Podcast. This time around the block, we chat with outspoken original Mouseketeer, Lonnie Burr. He’s lively, funny and full of stories you’ve likely never heard before! A 60-year…