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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Dining Around the Walt Disney World in 1984

August 19, 2013 at 12:01 am | 6 Comments

I frequently bemoan the fact that early Walt Disney World is not very well documented. Unlike her older sister, Disneyland, the cultural phenomenon of Walt Disney World seemed to be born old hat and always…

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D23 Expo Imagineering Pavilion, a Deeper Look

August 18, 2013 at 3:00 am | 13 Comments

For those of you who can never get enough of Disney reports and Andy Castro’s photography, here’s a D23 Expo recap with photos from Andy and commentary from  Alain Littaye. ~~Rick D23 Expo Recap: Journey…

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Spectacular Disneyland Time Lapse

August 18, 2013 at 2:00 am | 27 Comments

We were recently contacted by Matt Givot, who has created a gorgeous Disneyland time lapse video with his friend Dan Douglas. We are thrilled to share this with you today. If you folks enjoy it…

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Alaska Cruise Galley Tour

August 18, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

We’ve been sailing to Alaska with BC_DisneyGeek on the Celebrity Century cruise ship. Today we take a tour of the galley. One little warning: there are photos of frog legs ahead. If you are catching…

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The Disney Review: Once Upon A Time Season 2 Blu Ray and Grey’s Anatomy DVD

August 17, 2013 at 12:33 am | 5 Comments

I will admit it: when Once Upon A Time first starting airing last year, I became a massive fan. It was one of the shows I was excited to watch every week, and couldn’t wait…

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Scarlett Stahl’s Adventures in Russia

August 17, 2013 at 12:23 am | 1 Comment

We have another epic travel report from Scarlett Stahl. We’re calling it “Adventures in Russia” because Scarlett seems to make every trip into an adventure. Read on to hear about lost luggage, a lost purse,…

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In The Parks: Indiana Jones Updated at Disneyland

August 16, 2013 at 3:00 am | 51 Comments

There is a lot of news for us to share this week from the Disneyland resort. First and foremost, there has been a major show scene change at Indiana Jones and the Temple of the…

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Dateline Disney World – Magic Kingdom Refurbishments

August 16, 2013 at 1:00 am | 13 Comments

Hello, and welcome back to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re looking at the news and construction around the Magic Kingdom park. Almost 50 photos for you, so let’s get started! If you’d like to…

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Disney Vacation Club Villa Views

August 15, 2013 at 8:27 pm | 3 Comments

In the context of this article, a villa is not a luxurious country residence high on a hill somewhere; it’s a term that timeshare developers use because it sounds better than small apartment. Read the…

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A Walt Disney World Transportation Fairytale

August 15, 2013 at 3:00 am | 18 Comments

Once upon a time the planners at Walt Disney World really did want to follow Walt’s vision and create a place that would show off on how proper urban design can create places that are…

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When is the Best Time to Visit Walt Disney World?

August 15, 2013 at 1:00 am | 41 Comments

With 365 days, 52 weeks, 12 months and four seasons to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down the best time to visit the Most Magical Place on Earth.  Best, of course, is…

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MiceChat Podcast #10 – Tomorrowland, Horror Nights, Monstropolis

August 15, 2013 at 1:00 am | 2 Comments

Join us for MiceChat Podcast #10. Yes, that’s right, we’re nearly teenagers. Star Wars rules the galaxy, the box-office, and now Disney Park Discussion. Is the famous sci-fi franchise taking over Disney Hollywood Studios and…

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Dueling Disney: War of the Watercraft

August 14, 2013 at 3:00 am | 30 Comments

It’s no secret that water plays a huge part in the aesthetic of Disney Parks. Whether you’re passing through New Orleans Square and gazing upon the Rivers of America, or admiring the World Showcase Lagoon…

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MiceChat Disney News Round Up: At the D23 Expo and more

August 14, 2013 at 2:01 am | No Comments

Welcome to another installment of the MiceAge Disney News Round-up! This week we have many reports from D23 Expo, as well as news from around the globe. The fabled Haunted Mansion Hatbox Ghost has returned. …

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San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Wrap Up: Where for art thou, Lucasfilm?

August 14, 2013 at 12:30 am | 13 Comments

Wow. Two big Expos back to back, Comic-Con and D23. Have you recovered yet?  I’m just barely here, holding on with espresso.  Before we can get to the D23 stuff, that I can’t wait to…

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Communicore Weekly – Buena Vista Street, More Cute Stories, The Muppets, The Land

August 13, 2013 at 11:21 am | 2 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Buena Vista Street, More Cute Stories, The Muppets, and The Land! DISNEY HISTORY! –  Have you been to California Adventure since their grand reopening? If…

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D23 Expo 2013 takes fans inside Disney Imagineering, animation and movies

August 13, 2013 at 5:37 am | 28 Comments

Disney’s big 2013 D23 Expo took the Anaheim Convention Center by storm over the weekend, bringing three days of everything Disney underneath one roof. Expo attendees were invited to step through the doors of Walt…

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Kang and Kodos Opens and Big Universal Orlando Update

August 13, 2013 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

Springfield is finally complete with the grand opening of the Kang and Kodos’ Twirl N’ Hurl spinner attraction. We’ll take you for a look along with an update of the Universal Resort and big changes…

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East Of Kensington: The Darker Side of Peter Pan

August 13, 2013 at 12:01 am | 9 Comments

There is no question that it has become a popular trend in the film and television industry to adapt and modernize classic fairy tales. Films like Snow White & The Huntsman and the hit series…

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Blank: A Vinylmation love Story

August 12, 2013 at 3:00 am | 2 Comments

I was recently invited to Disney Interactive, which is housed in a small and unassuming business park  nestled between neighborhoods, schools and a freeway, Inside, it is a hive of frenetic creativity. This surprisingly intimate…

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