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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #142 – Kong Returns and Emails

July 09, 2015 at 9:54 pm | No Comments

 On this episode we begin by bringing you news of the latest addition to Universal Orlando Resort, Skull Island : Reign of Kong will open at Islands of Adventure in 2016. We then delve in…

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House of the Future, LEGO Edition

July 09, 2015 at 7:01 pm | No Comments

Today’s unusual Yesterland article is about a plastic house inspired by a plastic house. Yesterland reader Andy Baird shares his LEGO model of the iconic Mid-century landmark.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: House of…

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Fab News: Giants, Color and Huge Habitats

July 09, 2015 at 4:00 am | No Comments

A bunch of you folks are at San Diego Comic-Con, and a bunch more are not. I took off this year, but my daughter’s down there with her dad, Jim Hill. If you see them,…

Posted in Features

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BLAINE GIBSON – Disney Imagineer, Mentor, Friend, Missed

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

This week we mourn the loss of yet another Disney great.  Mr. Blaine Gibson was one of the most amazing sculptors of our time. He was also an animator.  Blaine is responsible for a lot…

Posted in Features, Terri Hardin

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Best Non-Disney Hotels at Walt Disney World

July 09, 2015 at 1:00 am | No Comments

In addition to the Disney owned and operated resorts, there are several resorts on property available for booking which Disney doesn’t own.  These hotels don’t share all the same benefits as a Disney owned and…

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MiceChat Podcast – Countdown to Summer Fun

July 08, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Doug and Dusty return at long last with the biggest theme park hits of summer 2015. Disneyland may be getting all the attention with its 60th anniversary, but the biggest attractions are to be found…

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Fab News: Happy Nights, Potter Dates (?), Being FAriel and Looking Back at Tomorrowland

July 07, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Hello my MiceChateers! I hope that your fourth was as glorious as mine, minus a baking mishap or seven. Happy Nights, Potter Dates? It looks like Universal Hollywood’s Night Time Studio Tour is a solid…

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Keep Moving Forward Documentary

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

The Disney community is unlike any other. It’s filled with amazing people who love to help each other out and enjoy reveling in the magic together. Although we are all different, we all share and have experienced…

Posted in Keith Mahne

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Peter Pan takes flight with new magic as Disneyland celebrates Independence Day

July 06, 2015 at 3:17 am | No Comments

Disneyland celebrated the Independence Day holiday over the weekend with special performances from visiting U.S. military groups and, of course, fireworks. The holiday festivities came along with the reopening of the classic Peter Pan’s Flight…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 350: Planning for the D23 Expo

July 06, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Everything D23 Expo: This week, Mousetalgia talks to Kristin Rodack, a director with D23, to learn more about the upcoming D23 Expo to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center August 14-16. Get tips and…

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Remembering Disney Legend Blaine Gibson

July 05, 2015 at 10:17 pm | No Comments

It is often said that life is a game. If so, what defines winning that game? How about living practically an entire century, spending your life doing what you love and sharing that passion with…

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Summer Arrives at Disneyland Paris

July 05, 2015 at 1:13 am | No Comments

Summer Arrives at Disneyland Paris by Max Fan, DLPWelcome Hello everyone! Welcome back to beautiful Disneyland Paris. Let’s take a tour and see what the status of the park is. The renovation of the Fantasia…

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The Sweep Spot 157 History of Tomorrowland at Disneyland part 3

July 05, 2015 at 12:44 am | No Comments

In this episode we continue our series on the history of Tomorrowland. In part 3 of this series we talk about the years 1986 to 1998. We see many loved and missed attractions leave during…

Posted in The Sweep Spot

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A Musical Magic Kingdom Fourth of July

July 04, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

A Special July 4th Edition of Disney Notes – a look at the music and sounds of Disney. Not too many years ago, my wife and I decided to do something that we had always…

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DisAfterDark Podcast Season 3 Episode 19 – Happy 4th July

July 04, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Happy Independence Day.  Please enjoy this bonus episode of DisAfterDark.  In this Lock in Episode we are joined by 2 American Legends.  James H Carter II host of the Awesome Creepy Kingdom Podcast & the 1 & only Logan…

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Knotts Berry Farm Fireworks and Fun for 4th of July

July 03, 2015 at 10:08 am | No Comments

Happy 4th of July weekend everyone!  This week we deliver a small pictorial from Knotts Berry Farm and share what they have planned for Independence Day weekend.  The park is bustling with summer crowds.  While…

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Navigate the Night – Surviving Disneyland’s 60th After Dark

July 03, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Hi, I’m Hastin – and I admit it, I love to visit Disneyland after a long day at work. Especially this summer, when the park is open late every night. But, all those dazzling new…

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Yesterland: America on Parade

July 02, 2015 at 7:01 pm | No Comments

Happy Birthday to the United States of America! At Yesterland, it’s been 200 years since the nation’s founding in 1776. Happy 4th of July from Yesterland. Enjoy this updated article.   Read the YESTERLAND article…

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Fab News: D23 Expo, MAPO@MTOC and More

July 02, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Greetings, MiceChateers! Convention season is in full swing, and almost everyone I know is either prepping for a convention, at a convention or recovering from a convention, and over here, we’re no different. Those most…

Posted in D23Expo, Disney, Features

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Samland: Tomorrowland is Another Day

July 02, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

I am awestruck by the Disney fan’s loyalty to the brand. This is virtually unparalleled. Why does this media company hold such power? I would offer that part of the reason is a legacy promoting…

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