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Universal Orlando – Harry Potter Kingscross Station, Starbucks and Winter Refurbs

February 04, 2014 at 2:00 am | 25 Comments

Wizarding World of Harry Potter projects are getting pretty exciting with signage going up on Kingscross Station and London facades finishing up their final details. But that’s certainly not all that’s new at the Universal…

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Imagineer Tim Delaney: Architect of Hong Kong Disneyland’s Tomorrowland

February 04, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

We’re looking forward to the special MiceChat event with Disney Imagineer Tim Delaney in just a few days (see details at the end of this column).  On Saturday, we showed you Tim’s amazing work on…

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Disney California Adventure celebrates the Lunar New Year as Hollywood comes to “it’s a small world”

February 03, 2014 at 5:05 am | 40 Comments

Disney California Adventure celebrated the Year of the Horse over the weekend with a special three-day Lunar New Year celebration. The Lunar New Year festivities included plenty of live entertainment, characters, arts and crafts and…

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Mousetalgia 276: Disneyland’s Mine Train, Disney music

February 03, 2014 at 12:01 am | 4 Comments

Mousetalgia welcomes Mine Train expert James Keeline to the show to help us reminisce about the history of Frontierland’s trains in anticipation of the newly renovated Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction. James discusses the history…

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Knotts Berry Farm Update: Refurbishments and the Fight Against Breast Cancer

February 02, 2014 at 3:00 am | 28 Comments

Yesterday, Knotts Berry Farm joined the fight agains breast cancer by teaming up with the Susan G. Komen foundation.  A wonderful event was held to mark the beginning of the relationship.  We’ll also take you…

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Year of the Horse: Chinese New Year in Bangkok

February 02, 2014 at 1:00 am | 2 Comments

Several of our MiceChat columnists have shown us how Disney is celebrating the Chinese New Year in the parks this week. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog shows us how the Year of…

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Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 9 – Not A Zoo

February 02, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Welcome back to the Mouse’s Head and thank you for the download. Pull up a bar stool, because appearing in the pub this week is Eric Davis from MiceChat’s unofficial Seaworld Podcast. We’ll chat about…

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Meet the Amazing Tim Delaney, Disney Imagineer

February 01, 2014 at 3:00 am | 1 Comment

On Saturday, February 8th, celebrated Disney Imagineer Tim Delaney will be giving a fascinating MiceChat exclusive presentation about the conception and construction of Disneyland Paris. There are just a few tickets left to this event…

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UUOP #76 – Universal Haunt Legend Mike Aiello

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

This week, we interview Mr Halloween Horror Nights Orlando himself, Mike Aiello. When we first began the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast nearly three years ago, I dreamed of the day that I would get the…

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In The Parks – Chinese New Year and Disneyland Resort Update

January 31, 2014 at 3:00 am | 20 Comments

It’s time to say goodbye to January and hello the Chinese New Year this week at the Disneyland Resort.  The Year of the Horse bringing all sorts of multi-cultural fun to Disney California Adventure. If…

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Dateline Disney World – Epcot Photos and News

January 31, 2014 at 2:00 am | 28 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This was a pretty slow news week, and I almost got rained out. This week, we’ll take a quick look at Epcot, where FastPass+ has taken over. Welcome…

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Erasing Wonders of Life, 2014 Edition

January 30, 2014 at 8:34 pm | 12 Comments

Although Wonders of Life at Epcot closed forever on New Years Day 2007—over seven years ago—the golden domed pavilion has had a new life since then as the Festival Center. Yesterland looks at how the…

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Tips for Tipping at Disney

January 30, 2014 at 3:00 am | 56 Comments

When visiting Disney resorts, many travelers aren’t quite sure who can accept tips, how much to tip and whether or not there’s a need to tip.  Despite what some insistent internet users may proclaim, tipping…

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Disneyland Resort Official Albums: Souvenirs to Last a Lifetime

January 30, 2014 at 2:00 am | 29 Comments

It’s no question the Disneyland Resort is the Happiest Place on Earth. You wouldn’t be going there and you wouldn’t be on MiceChat if you didn’t know that to be true. One gamble, however, is…

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Saturday at Disneyland Resort – Part 2 of 3

January 30, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

WTTM #406 “Saturday at Disneyland Resort – Part 2 of 3″ Part 2 of 3 of Paul’s afternoon in the park.  This audio adventure series, recorded live at Disneyland resort contains lunch, a few rides…

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Disney News Round Up: Diagon Alley Revealed and Disney World’s Future

January 29, 2014 at 3:00 am | 1 Comment

What a wild and whacky week it was in the world of Disney and Theme Park news.  The Universal Orlando Resort finally divulged all of the magical details for the new Harry Potter expansion, Diagon…

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DoomBuggies Spook Show #5: A conversation with Rolly Crump

January 29, 2014 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

In this episode, DoomBuggies talks to WED Imagineer Rolly Crump in an exclusive interview. Crump, who worked directly with Walt Disney in the conceptualization and design of Disneyland, was assigned to the development of the…

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Season Pass Podcast: Tales from the (Alton) Towers with Nick Sim

January 29, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

This week, TSPP brings in 2014 with Nick Sim, the author of the new book “Tales from the Towers,” based on the history of Alton Towers.  He discusses his love for the industry, the influence of theme…

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Future WDW – A Vision of WDW’s 100th Anniversary

January 28, 2014 at 3:00 am | 22 Comments

2071 is a long ways off. We are closer to WDW’s birth in 1971 than to its 100th anniversary, and yet I’m struck by a desire to imagine the resort at that century mark. Possibly…

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Harry Potter Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort

January 28, 2014 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

Last week Universal Orlando revealed the exciting details of what we can expect to find this summer at the new The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley expansion. The press event was followed by…