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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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Fab News: Metal Detectors at Disneyland

December 17, 2015 at 12:20 pm | 2 Comments

Metal Detectors have landed at Disneyland. How will it impact lines and security at the happiest place on earth?

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Dining in the Parks – French Market Restaurant and Holiday Treats

December 17, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

In previous columns, we have visited Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta at Disney California Adventure and the Carnation Café located on Main Street in Disneyland. Today’s Dining at the Parks will drop by the French Market…

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Dateline Disney World – Holiday Storytellers at Epcot

December 16, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re looking at the Holiday Storytellers at Epcot. It’s a magical time of year for Disney World’s 2nd park.   That wraps things up for this…

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Disney News Round Up: Dick Van Dyke turns 90

December 16, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Did you know 90 years ago the first drive up motel opened right here in San Luis Obispo California… F Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” was published and of course Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke…

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Fab News: I’m Not Lion – The Skipper Canteen’s Great

December 15, 2015 at 3:00 am | 1 Comment

Is everyone getting ready for the holiday rush? I have one more day with my daughter until I put her on a plane; she’ll be on the East Coast until February. I’ll have a lot…

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Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke celebrates 90th birthday at Disneyland as Jedi train in Tomorrowland

December 14, 2015 at 4:30 am | No Comments

Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday and invited everybody at Disneyland to join him. The Mary Poppins star was honored with a dedication of the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe, followed…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 373: Holidays at Disneyland; Becky Cline on Walt’s office

December 14, 2015 at 1:00 am | No Comments

This week Mousetalgia reports from Disneyland’s Candlelight ceremony and brings you a holiday report from both the resort and D23′s “Light Up The Season” holiday event on the Walt Disney Studios lot. At the D23…

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Disneyland Paris Photo Update – it’s a small world, Frozen, and More

December 13, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Disneyland Paris is in a restoration phase with many projects underway. Small World, Big Thunder, Phantom Manor and the Rivers of the Old West are all currently closed for refurbishment. Photos ahead!

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Holiday in the Park Lights Up the Night

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

As the calendar moves on and the temperatures drop, tinsel and lights sprout up throughout the landscape. Theme parks are no exception, so I donned my thickest hoodie, counted my pennies for a refillable mug…

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MiceCrafts – Photo Puzzles Make a Great Personalized Gift

December 12, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Ken Goldenberg is a Producer and Reporter for Channel 6 TV in Orange County, CA, as well as a long time MiceChat reader and a good friend. Ken sent us this great idea for creating…

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Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #18 – Christmas with Jim Korkis

December 12, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of year here on the Disney Avenue Podcast and boy, what an amazing show we have in store for you. As many of you know, Christmas and Disney go hand…

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Holiday in the Park Lights Up Six Flags Magic Mountain

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

Holiday in the Park returns to Six Flags Magic Mountain for a second year of holiday cheer.  The park has upped the decorations in this sophomore year, bringing even more twinkling lights and festive food…

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Yesterland: Twelve New Books for Disney Park Fans

December 10, 2015 at 6:55 pm | No Comments

Today, Yesterland highlights twelve new books for Disney park fans with publication dates since the beginning of July 2015—with some comments about each of them. Have you read any of these books? Are there others…

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Fab News: A Jolly Birthday, More Fabulous Things and Robot Murder Cake

December 10, 2015 at 8:52 am | No Comments

This hectic week is starting to wind down. I have yet to see Season of the Force at Disneyland, and I’d better get over there before the holiday crowds really get going (and get Noe’s…

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Walt Disney World Park Capacity Closures

December 10, 2015 at 1:11 am | 2 Comments

Well, magical friends, we are right smack in the middle of the holiday season, my favorite time of year!  With this festive season upon us, the parks are brimming with cheer, sparkle and crowds.  Big…

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Skipper Canteen Ready to Open at the Magic Kingdom

December 09, 2015 at 3:00 am | 1 Comment

Today’s Dateline Disney World takes you to the Magic Kingdom during the holiday season. The fancy new Jungle Cruise themed Skipper Canteen is just about ready to open and already being previewed to cast members.…

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Disney News Round Up: Candlelight Processions and more.

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

In October of 2013, Disney bought Lucasfilm from founder George Lucas. In a little over a week, Star Wars: Episode 7 will release to an already guaranteed box office landslide, with fans around the globe…

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Fab News: Walt Disney Offices Return Home

December 08, 2015 at 10:26 am | No Comments

 It’s been a busy week, and we’re only a day or two in! So far, it’s finals week, packing to send the kiddo back East for two and a half months, getting ready to move,…

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Candlelight sparkles during Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary as Luigi returns to Cars Land

December 07, 2015 at 4:05 am | No Comments

Disneyland‘s traditional Candlelight Processional lit up the holiday season with four performances over the weekend. The long-running tradition re-tells the story of the first Christmas in a stunning show of light and music on Main…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 372: Don Hahn, Disneyland Ambassadors, Good Dinosaur

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

Don Hahn joins Mousetalgia this week to talk about a special PBS SoCal show airing on December 17: “Richard M. Sherman: Songs of a Lifetime.” Listen in as we talk about Richard Sherman and this…