Editor’s Note:
  • December 19, 2014: MiceChat New Year’s Eve Event Now On Sale!!!
    • NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENT  - Tickets are now available for our New Year's Eve extravaganza at Knott's Berry Farm. Amazing buffet dinner, a night of entertainment and wholesome fun on the farm. Last year we sold out this event in just a few hours, so be sure to pick up your tickets right away - NYE EVENT TICKETS HERE.
    • MC ANNIVERSARY EVENTS NOTICE - Also, we'd like you to save the date for the MiceChat 10th anniversary weekend, which will be held February 6th through 8th at the Disneyland Resort. We have lots of amazing things planned for you! Let us know if you are planning to attend the anniversary and find out about the FANTASTIC Anabella Hotel rate on our MiceChat Facebook Events Page HERE
    • FROZEN FUN DELAYS AT DISNEYLAND - All previews on the 18th and 19th appear to have now been cancelled. Freeze The Night and the Animation meet n' greet will try to open on the 20th. The stage show in MuppetVision and Olaf's Snow Fest won't open until at least the 23rd. Olaf's will operate in limited capacity until January as the Merchandise and Foods teams setting up shop in Stage 17 are the most behind schedule. Storybook Land should re-open on schedule this weekend with a new Arendelle scene.
     
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Cast Blast: Nature Calls of the Wild

January 12, 2014 at 2:00 am | 6 Comments

Nature Calls of the Wild – Sometimes you just have to go. This week we have three great new stories to share from the jungles of Disneyland to old frontiers at Walt Disney World. If…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: The Hatbox Ghost’s Magic and Mischief!

January 12, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

This post may seem rather innocent; just another webshow on MiceChat. But there’s a twist: This webshow is Haunted! Inspired by Walt Disney’s classic attraction, “The Haunted Mansion,” join the Ghost Host as he brings…

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It’s a Yo Ho Ho Christmas Party

January 11, 2014 at 3:00 am | 3 Comments

What could be more fun than a pirate-themed Christmas party with a group of Disney celebs? Scarlett Stahl reports from the home of Mark McKim, Disney Imagineer and consummate party host. ~~Rick A CALIFORNIA CHRISTMAS…

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Walt’s People Volume 13

January 11, 2014 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

George: Didier Ghez is an author and Disney historian who has been researching and writing about Walt Disney and the company for many years. One of his more well known books is Disneyland Paris: From…

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Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 8 – Welcome Back

January 11, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download. Appearing on the show this week are Jonathan Lewis-Jones from salonmickey.com, his wife, and our social media expert Craig Lucas. The Lewis-Jones are…

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Disneyland Can Breathe Again

January 10, 2014 at 3:00 am | 62 Comments

Disneyland resort has moved into the off-season between New Years and Spring Break. This is a rare opportunity for you to enjoy the resort without oppressive crowds (mostly), but you’ll also find it without quite…

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Refurb Season at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom

January 10, 2014 at 2:00 am | 25 Comments

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Dateline Disney World! We are into the new year now, and that means it’s refurb season. I was going to visit a different park this week until a pleasant…

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Catch a Flave – Gone to Yesterland

January 09, 2014 at 9:07 pm | 7 Comments

Take a look at the colorful edges on the neon ice cream cone swirls. The colors tell you that this place sells vanilla soft-serve ice cream with your choice of a colorful flavor swirled in—cotton…

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Blackfish Exposed by Former SeaWorld Trainer

January 09, 2014 at 3:00 am | 193 Comments

We recently sat down with former SeaWorld Trainer Bridgette M. Pirtle to talk about her involvement with the production of the film BlackFish. We were amazed by what we learned, and we think you will…

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Three Geeky Things That Make Your Disney Trip More Fun

January 09, 2014 at 1:00 am | 17 Comments

I admit it.  Not only am I a Disney geek, but I’m kind of a real life geek, too.  So, it should come as no surprise that I have done all of the things mentioned…

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Audio Journey to “Legend of the Lion King”

January 09, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

Window To The Magic WDW 033 “Jeremiah Plays a Where in the Park? Game” Jeremiah takes you on a sound-seeing tour at Walt Disney World, to Animal Kingdom and to the now extinct Camp Minnie…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.25 – 1954 Disney Manufacturing 58 Creative Years

January 08, 2014 at 3:00 am | 16 Comments

Esteemed Disney Legend, Bob Gurr, shares his recollections and pictures of what it was like in the dream factory known as the Walt Disney Studios Machine Shop.  Roger Broggie Sr. managed the place at a…

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Jeremy at Busch Gardens

January 08, 2014 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

In today’s From The Mouth Of The Mouse, we take a slight detour and travel to visit Busch Gardens Tampa! Jeremy worked a variety of jobs there, and can’t wait to share his stories. Here’s…

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Disney News Round Up: Happy New Year!

January 08, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Happy new year everyone and welcome to the first MiceChat Round Up of 2014.  As we embark on a new year of Disney and theme park news, rumors, and information, there are big things in…

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MiceAge Disneyland Update: Goat Hijinks, Jedi Mind Tricks and Rabbit Holes

January 07, 2014 at 3:00 am | 129 Comments

The Disneyland Resort has just finished one of the most consistently busy Christmas seasons in its history, and you can practically hear the Cast Members breathe a sigh of relief this week. But now the…

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FastPass+ Midterm Report

January 07, 2014 at 2:00 am | 42 Comments

In the early days of FP+ and MagicBands, there was a lot of speculation (and more than a little hand wringing) because we didn’t know a lot of details. Now that the tests are several…

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Universal Orlando Update – Harry Potter Painted, Beetle Juice Revamp, Farewell Christmas

January 07, 2014 at 1:00 am | 19 Comments

Alright folks, it is 2014, and we have a busy year ahead of us!  With projects big and small at Universal Orlando Resort, it is going to be an exciting year ahead. We will soon…

Communicore Weekly – Season Two Finale – Michael Eisner, Work In Progress, Main Street Marching Band

January 07, 2014 at 12:20 am | 1 Comment

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to the Season Two Finale of Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Michael Eisner, Work In Progress, and the Main Street Marching Band! This is the moment you’ve all…

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Kickstarter Results for Walt Disney’s Birthplace

January 07, 2014 at 12:17 am | 4 Comments

The Walt Disney Birthplace Preservation Project just completed an ambitious Kickstarter campaign. How did they do? What’s next?   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Kickstarter Results for Walt Disney’s Birthplace.   When you are done reading,…

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New Year’s Eve and Three Kings Day wrap up Disneyland’s busy holiday season

January 06, 2014 at 6:22 am | 46 Comments

Disneyland‘s busy holiday season officially comes to an end today after a huge New Year’s Eve celebration in both parks followed by a festive Three Kings Day celebration and the final holiday crowds visiting the…