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  • July 8, 2014: LAST CHANCE:  Pacific Ocean Park Breakfast, Panel & Book Signing - July 13 at ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney. Join us as we take a look back at one of the most fascinating theme parks ever built in Los Angeles. For a time, Pacific Ocean Park outsold even Disneyland. Let's explore this fantastic park together as the authors of a new book about this amazing destination take us on a audio/visual adventure. Discounted books available at the link. PLEASE NOTE - Book Package is nearly sold out, hurry to secure your book and admission to the event while you still can!
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Dueling Disney: Tomorrowland

February 27, 2013 at 4:03 am | 48 Comments

Welcome to the fourth edition of Dueling Disney. This time around, we are writing to you from the future! Thankfully, all of our futuristic technology allows us to beam content directly back to your present…

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Disney News Round Up: Trip Reports, Knock-Off Rides and Hong Kong Disneyland Expansion

February 27, 2013 at 4:02 am | No Comments

MiceChat’s Disney and theme park news Round Up is busting at the seams with great information this week.  Here we marvel at the spectacular photography and reports from the Disneyland resort while rumors swirl about…

Communicore Weekly – Wizard of Bras, Earbook, WDW Map, Tom Sawyer

February 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm | 2 Comments

Welcome to this week’s exciting and scandalous episode of Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Wizard of Bras, Kevin Yee’s Earbook, WDW Map, and Tom Sawyer! DISNEY HISTORY! – Have you ever heard of the…

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MiceAge Goes Inside Disney World Park Event Operations

February 26, 2013 at 4:03 am | 6 Comments

The department at Walt Disney World charged with decorating and props for special events, park promotions, press events, conventions, and anything in Orlando of a TEMPORARY nature is called Park Event Operations (PEO). They are…

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Universal Orlando Resort: Super Soap Stars, Potter Going Up, Transformers Wrapping Up

February 26, 2013 at 4:02 am | 14 Comments

It was a busy weekend at the Universal Orlando Resort with Mardi Gras packing in the guests. Plus, Universal took another chunk out of Disney’s business by inviting soap stars from Days of our Lives…

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Fantasy Faire gets finishing touches as Voices of Liberty celebrate Presidents’ Day

February 25, 2013 at 5:05 am | 36 Comments

Disneyland‘s Fantasy Faire continues to get its finishing touches applied as it approaches its grand opening in early March. The new princess meet-and-greet area will provide a much-needed home for several of Disneyland’s popular princess…

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Old Fantasyland Vintage Photos

February 25, 2013 at 3:01 am | 12 Comments

When you think about the development of the different iterations of Fantasyland, it’s difficult to put the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland into perspective since it was so overshadowed by the 1983 Disneyland redo. In 1971, Fantasyland…

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SeaWorld San Diego – Madagascar Live and New Entry Complex

February 24, 2013 at 4:01 am | 13 Comments

We have a lengthy park update from SeaWorld San Diego today – developments on the new entrance, a brand new show for the summer, and we’ll take a look around at some developments around the…

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The Vacation Kingdom of the World Map

February 23, 2013 at 3:00 am | 8 Comments

George Taylor and Jeff Heimbuch rediscover a map that some of you will remember fondly. A Disney World to daydream about. George: When the Contemporary Resort and the Polynesian Village Resort were opened, part of…

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Disneyland Paris To Feature New Star Wars Project?

February 23, 2013 at 2:02 am | 6 Comments

Alain Littaye shares an update with us today with an interesting mix of fact, rumor and personal conjecture about the future of Disneyland Paris. ~~Rick The Future of Disneyland Paris Resort Revealed? by Alain Littaye…

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Dateline Disney World: Magic Kingdom Construction and Epcot Flower and Garden Food Booths

February 22, 2013 at 4:03 am | 11 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World. This week, we take a look at the ongoing construction at the Magic Kingdom as well as the continued installation of the Flower and Garden Festival over at…

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In the Parks: Disneyland and DCA Wrapping Up Refurbs

February 22, 2013 at 4:02 am | 25 Comments

The show never stops at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.  While the delightfully charming True Love week ended on February 17th and numerous refurbishments have rides closed, there is still plenty to see and do.…

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Rolly Crump, Imagineer of the Weird

February 22, 2013 at 1:31 am | 3 Comments

Undoubtedly, most MiceChat readers already know about Rolly Crump’s book, It’s Kind of a Cute Story. After all, the other name on the cover is Jeff Heimbuch, the prolific and erudite MiceChat columnist and podcaster.…

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Disneyland: My Favorite year

February 21, 2013 at 4:04 am | 32 Comments

So what was the most magical year at Disneyland? If you could go back and visit, which year would you choose? Would it be 1959 with a bunch of new attractions? Or 1963? Some would…

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Walt Disney World Touring: Commando vs. Carefree

February 21, 2013 at 4:02 am | 14 Comments

It’s no secret that tackling the Disney Parks can be a big undertaking.  With so many amazing attractions, delicious dining options, cool character experiences and more, it’s impossible to get it all done in one…

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Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast and Park Update

February 21, 2013 at 4:01 am | 3 Comments

Welcome back everyone to episode 2 of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast – plus a mini photo update on the park. Yesterday, we posted a tour of the Antarctica construction site. If you missed it, the…

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Disney News Round Up – Follow the Yellow Brick Road

February 20, 2013 at 4:03 am | 3 Comments

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the MiceChat round up arrived with new Disney and theme park info!  The rumor is that a Marvel land may be planned for Hong Kong…

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Walt Disney World Memories – Part 2

February 20, 2013 at 4:02 am | 1 Comment

In today’s From The Mouth Of The Mouse, we continue with a multi-part series we started two weeks ago where we talk to Stan, who worked all over the Walt Disney World Resort. Be sure…

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MiceChat Takes a Hardhat Tour of Antarctica Construction at SeaWorld Orlando

February 19, 2013 at 10:04 pm | 26 Comments

On Tuesday February 19th, SeaWorld Orlando opened construction wall doors to MiceChat for a sneak peek hardhat tour of their biggest expansion project ever, Antarctica! This expansion is unprecedented in SeaWorld’s history, so the park is…

Communicore Weekly – Toy Story, Jim Henson, Whispering Canyon, Muppets

February 19, 2013 at 11:05 am | 3 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Toy Story, Jim Henson, Whispering Canyon, and Muppets 4D! DISNEY HISTORY! – Toy Story is one of the greatest film series of all time. We…