Editor’s Note:
  • August 19, 2014: Happy Birthday Al Lutz – On Sunday, we invited the MiceChatters to join us at Disneyland to wish an early happy birthday to the amazing Mr. Al Lutz. It was his first visit to the park he loves since his last birthday. He sent us the following note to thank all of you for your support and to explain his current medical situation:  "I just wanted to thank all who were kind enough to wish me a happy birthday by joining me at Disneyland for lunch last Sunday or posting online here at MiceChat/MiceAge. As you may already know, I've been dealing with Parkinson's Disease for over a decade, and it progressed to a critical point from which I've had an especially challenging recovery from this past year. As we've gotten through it all to get to the next step of the treatment process, (DBS: deep brain stimulation) all your kind notes and in person hellos have been a real uplifter. Just what is it about "the happiest place on earth" that for almost 60 years brings such nice people together? It must be something in the air there..."  -Al Lutz
    • The long awaited MiceChat Knott's Scary Farm event tickets are now available. And don't miss out on the upcoming MiceChat Invasion, coming to Orlando October 22nd through 29th
    • MICECHAT WDW INVASION:  Find out more about the WDW Gumball Rally, Epcot Food and Wine Festival Sip and Nibble, MiceChat Wizarding World and Horror Nights events as well as Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, dinners, meets, Cirque and more here: MiceChat Invasion and Gumball Rally Info
    • -  MICECHAT HALLOWEEN HAUNT @ KNOTT'S SCARY FARM will be held on September 27th. Don't miss out, this event sells out rapidly every year! MiceChat Haunt Tickets and Information HERE 
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Five Ways To Save Money At Disney When Traveling With Kids

September 05, 2013 at 3:00 am | 31 Comments

We all know that a Disney vacation can be a hefty financial commitment, but here are a few ways to cut costs when traveling with little ones. 1. Pack Enough Essential Supplies Pack a week’s…

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Terminator 2: 3D Battle Across Time

September 05, 2013 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

Director James Cameron may be best known for his use of cutting edge technology in telling monumental stories. When Terminator 2: Judgement Day debuted on July 3, 1991, people could not believe how a computer…

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Season Pass Podcast: Jon Binkowski – Creating Hard Rock Park

September 05, 2013 at 1:00 am | 11 Comments

On today’s Season Pass Podcast we have the CEO of Renaissance Entertainment, Jon Binkowski. He discusses the start of his career at SeaWorld, starting Renaissance Entertainment, becoming the CCO of the most famous “Unfortunate” Theme…

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Hayao Miyazaki Retires From Filmmaking, Fans Shocked

September 04, 2013 at 4:00 am | 19 Comments

We have some major but very sad news out of Japan where Hayao Miyazaki, the animation genius, has announced that he is set to retire. His upcoming film, The Wind Rises, will be his last…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.17 1961 Soaring With the Birds

September 04, 2013 at 3:00 am | 10 Comments

We have a treat for you today as Disney Imagineering Legend, Bob Gurr, takes to the clouds. Who says man can’t fly, Bob can! Today’s Wheel of Years stopped at 1961, so here we go.…

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MiceAge Disney News Round Up: More Mara, C33 Date, Holiday Shift

September 04, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Welcome to another installment of the MiceAge Disney News Round-up! Mara’s voice was changed AGAIN in the Indiana Jones attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim and we get some great announcements from Six Flags for ALL…

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STANDING ROOM ONLY – A Night Of Disney Fun – You’re Invited

September 04, 2013 at 1:00 am | 10 Comments

UPDATED: This amazing event just keeps getting better. In addition to the wonderful names listed below, the LIBERTY VOICES featuring singers from THE VOICES OF LIBERTY show at Disneyland will be performing in this amazing…

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Extensive Changes Coming to Exclusive Club 33 at Disneyland

September 03, 2013 at 3:00 pm | 79 Comments

We first ran this article on July 30th, 2013, at the time we heard that construction on Club 33 would start at some point after the beginning of the Fiscal year (which starts in the…

Communicore Weekly – Golden Horseshoe Game, Dream It Do It, Muppet Penguins

September 03, 2013 at 11:32 am | 2 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about  Golden Horseshoe Game, Dream It Do It, and Muppet Penguins! DISNEY HISTORY! – There was an amazing interactive game played at the Golden Horseshoe last…

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Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights Decorations and Park Update

September 03, 2013 at 3:00 am | 12 Comments

As the Labor Day weekend comes to a close, summer officially ends for the Orlando parks. Crowds quickly disappear and Universal begins gearing up for its seasonal fall events and major expansion plans for 2014…

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SeaWorld Orlando Phased Openings

September 03, 2013 at 2:00 am | 11 Comments

After last week’s article about SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment’s tough summer, we have a follow up article about changes being made at SeaWorld Orlando, and some updates around the park, along with some new babies.…

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Summer comes to an end as Halloween continues to creep in at Disneyland

September 02, 2013 at 4:11 am | 38 Comments

Happy Labor Day! The holiday brought Disneyland‘s busy summer season to an end over the weekend with high temperatures and events and changes across the resort. Despite the heat, over 25,000 runners turned out for…

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Dream It! Do It!: My Half-Century Creating Disney’s Magic Kingdoms by Marty Sklar

September 02, 2013 at 2:31 am | 5 Comments

George: A lot of people have been asking me about Marty Sklar’s book, Dream It! Do It!: My Half-Century Creating Disney’s Magic Kingdoms. I held off on offering any thoughts on it until I could…

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9 Theme Park News Nuggets and Wakefield Report – Episode 45

September 02, 2013 at 12:26 am | No Comments

It’s getting downright difficult now, counting down the days to my next Southern California trip. There is so much to look forward to on this 8 day trip. Knotts Berry Farm, Universal Hollywood and of…

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The 626: Interactive Golden Horseshoe Play Test

September 01, 2013 at 3:01 am | 10 Comments

It was almost high noon when the group of MiceChat roughians sauntered up to the saloon. With the sun glaring down over head, they walked up to the door, paying it no mind. Just before…

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Breakdown Mountains – Disneyland Paris Suffers in Summer Heat

September 01, 2013 at 1:01 am | 12 Comments

It seems that Disneyland Paris is suffering from a spate of mechanical breakdowns recently. What was supposed to be an uneventful day for Disney and More blog reporter “Max” turned out to be a day…

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Catching Up With Busch Gardens Tampa

September 01, 2013 at 12:30 am | 16 Comments

We have lots of news for you today from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, including construction on new attractions, Halloween and more. Falcon’s Fury Construction Progress Not too much visible progress has been made yet since…

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A Visit to the San Diego Zoo Australian Outback

August 31, 2013 at 3:01 am | 16 Comments

The San Diego Zoo easily ranks as one of the finest zoos in the world and is considered by many to be the best there is. Gone are the days of chain link cubicles with…

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Scarlett Stahl’s Adventures in Russia Part Two

August 31, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Here’s Part Two of Scarlett Stahl’s madcap Adventures in Russia! You can check out Part One (the one with a CSI connection) [HERE]. ~~Rick Scarlett Stahl’s Adventures in Russia Part Two As we continued our…

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The Disney Review: Return To Never Land and Winnie The Pooh

August 31, 2013 at 1:00 am | 3 Comments

The past two weeks, two more Disney films were released to Blu-Ray, to add to the high definition vault that they are starting to amass. One is quite good, and the other is quite…not. But,…