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  • January 31, 2016: Thank you for an AMAZING MiceChat Anniversary Weekend – It was an epic weekend with Disney Legends Dick Van Dyke and Marty Sklar, Mike Peraza, Terri Hardin, Amy Mebberson, David Koenig, a trip to Medieval Times, games, quests, meet-ups and even a rare rainy day at Disneyland. Whether you were able to join us in person or just wished us a happy anniversary on Facebook or Twitter, we appreciate you!!! Thank you for 11 AMAZING years!!! We have much more planned for you in the near future. We have photos for you in our MiceChat Round Up and Fab News. ×0
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Frozen Fun takes over as preparations get underway for Disneyland’s 60th

January 12, 2015 at 6:47 am | 82 Comments

Rain fell on the parks over the weekend as Disneyland finished taking down the Christmas garland and gets ready to string up the diamonds for its big 60th anniversary celebration. Big refurbishments are springing up…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 325: Into the Woods; Pixar storytelling; Walt and nature

January 12, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Mousetalgia goes Into the woods to discuss the latest film from Walt Disney Pictures. Kristen, a long-time Sondheim enthusiast and performer, offers her take on the show’s merits and musings, while Jeff questions the message…

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Hong Kong Disneyland At Night

January 11, 2015 at 3:00 am | 4 Comments

Leaving comments on articles can really pay off. Toby Johnson was so moved by your kind comments on his Hong Kong Disneyland series that he sent us one last bonus article with nighttime photos of…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #123 – Christmas and Outtakes

January 11, 2015 at 12:30 am | No Comments

On this show we go over some news from 2014 and what we have coming up for UUOP in the new year. We bring you a live yuletide “On Location” from Universal Studios Hollywood from…

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Disafterdark Podcast Series 3, Episode 4 – The Belated Christmas Show

January 10, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Welcome back to the pub and our really late Christmas show. We think you are going to like it. Especially if you’re drinking a pint. The news mostly concentrates on what came out of the…

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Frozen Fractals All Around at the Disneyland Resort

January 09, 2015 at 7:56 am | 56 Comments

It’s time for a Disneyland and Disney California Adventure edition of In the Parks. Old school Fantasy in the Sky fireworks have returned to Disneyland until the fancy new 60th anniversary fireworks are ready later…

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Yesterland: Sorcerer Mickey Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

January 08, 2015 at 7:25 pm | 8 Comments

This week, crews began to dismantle the giant Sorcerer Mickey hat blocking the Chinese Theatre façade of The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Yesterland originally published the story of the hat in 2008. …

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Park Wise Disney Resolutions for 2015

January 08, 2015 at 3:00 am | 8 Comments

Resolutions. I know, easy to make but not likely to keep. In fact, I’m two days into spring semester, and I already broke my resolution to be prepared with a lunch to avoid noshing on…

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Marvelous Marvel Disney Infinity

January 08, 2015 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

The first question that owners of Disney Infinity had was whether or not the system was backwards compatible with Disney Infinity 2.0. Would the original figures, power disks and playsets work with the new hardware?…

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New Polynesian Lobby, Magic Kingdom Hub, and Bye-Bye Hat

January 07, 2015 at 3:00 am | 40 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! We’re kicking off 2015 with photos of the new Polynesian lobby, some Magic Kingdom photos, as well as saying Adios to the Sorcerer’s Hat at the Studios. We…

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Disney News Round Up: 60th Anniversary Details and Rumors

January 07, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Happy New Year fellow MiceChatters! Did you hear? The hat is finally coming down at Disney Hollywood Studios and fans of the park couldn’t be happier. Want to hear an idea for a Tron Ride? …

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #122 – Behind the Scenes as a Universal Team Member

January 07, 2015 at 12:10 am | No Comments

On this special episode we welcome our “On Location” reporter, Gregory, on to the show to talk about his time working as a Team Member at Universal Orlando Resort. In his nearly two years working…

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A Chat with Agent Carter’s Christopher Lennertz

January 06, 2015 at 3:58 pm | 1 Comment

Marvel’s Agent Carter begins its seven-episode run tonight with a two-hour movie (making it the first of this generation’s female superhero movies). One of the people who make the Marvel Magic is Christopher Lennertz, who…

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MiceAge Update – Disneyland Diamonds and Jedi

January 06, 2015 at 3:00 am | 73 Comments

Disneyland has just finished the busiest two weeks of the year with massive crowds of big-spending tourists packing the parks every day. This week, with Annual Passes unblocked, the crowds will moderate but flip to…

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Magic and Mistakes: Disneyland Year in Review 2014

January 05, 2015 at 6:58 am | 23 Comments

Welcome to 2015! With no major new attractions, the loss of Billy Hill and the Hillbillies, controversial changes in New Orleans Square, and ugly safety changes at Sleeping Beauty Castle, it was a bit of…

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Mousetalgia Episode 323: Disneyland vocalist Drew Tablak, Pixar artists

January 05, 2015 at 1:00 am | 1 Comment

Team Mousetalgia welcomes Disneyland vocal artist Drew Tablak to the show to talk about his performances at the park. Whether you’ve seen him singing on Main Street as a Dapper Dan, as a member of…

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Medieval Times Offers Guests a Royal Glimpse into a Storied Past

January 04, 2015 at 3:00 am | 6 Comments

Anyone who has every traveled along the Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee has undoubtedly noticed the wide variety of roadside attractions that dominate the landscape. Everything from large alligators devouring automobiles to sinking pirate…

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The Sweep Spot – The history of The Matterhorn Bobsleds

January 04, 2015 at 1:00 am | 14 Comments

It’s time to take a ride down the icy slopes of the majestic Matterhorn.  To assist you in boarding your bobsled, we ask that you observe this episode of The Sweep Spot.

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Hong Kong Disneyland Part 5

January 03, 2015 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

Please join us in thanking Toby Johnson for his epic trip report from the lovely Hong Kong Disneyland park. Today, he wraps up his series with Toy Story Playland and Fantasyland. You can find previous…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Construction From Above

January 02, 2015 at 3:00 am | 31 Comments

Happy New Year’s from Universal Studios Hollywood!  It is a truly exciting time at the park with multiple major projects underway.  We are on the verge of one epic summer in 2015. Both the Fast…