Editor’s Note:
  • December 21, 2014: YOU Are Invited To Join Us For New Year’s Eve –
    • 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. Pick up your tickets before they sell out - 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
    • ANOTHER FROZEN FUN DELAY UPDATE for DISNEYLAND - Freeze The Night and the Animation meet n' greet have opened to guests. A makeshift Olaf meet n' greet has also been set up near Stage 17. The singalong show in the Muppets theater is still slated to open on Tuesday the 23rd, but with only 8 shows per day. They will ramp up as quickly as possible through the week to the planned 12 shows per day. Olaf's Snowfest has been delayed again, and is now planned to open on the 27th, but without most of the food and merchandise offerings planned. Those will be added after New Years, with a goal to be ready by the January 7th official kickoff. A Frozen Fun marketing campaign throughout the western US begins on the 7th.
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Disney to Honor Tony Baxter and 7 Others with Legend Award

July 10, 2013 at 6:00 am | 23 Comments

We talk about Disney Legends all the time on MiceChat, but do you know how they are minted? At the Disney Legends Awards of course! You are invited to this year’s ceremony, which will take…

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Design: Those were the Times No. 13 – 1955 Surviving Toxic Living

July 10, 2013 at 4:00 am | 23 Comments

Disney legend, Bob Gurr, proves the point that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Or does it? Journey back to the toxic 1950′s with a survivor of better living through chemistry. Today’s Wheel of…

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Disney News Round Up: D23 Expo, Guest Assistance Cards Restriction and more!

July 10, 2013 at 2:00 am | No Comments

In this week’s Disney News Round Up, we bring you some great information about upcoming D23 Expo, trip photo reports and more! We have a juicy MiceAge update about changes to the Guest Assistance Card…

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Danielle Becomes Friends With Some Real Characters

July 10, 2013 at 12:01 am | 6 Comments

In today’s Mouth Of The Mouse, we talk to Danielle, who was friends with quite a few characters during her time at Disneyland! Let’s hear her stories of great character!   JEFF: So tell me…

Communicore Weekly – Tiki Room Event, Thinking Fan’s Guide, UK Phone Booth, Joe

July 09, 2013 at 11:38 am | 4 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Tiki Room Event, Thinking Fan’s Guide, UK Phone Booth, and Joe! Download on iTunes here! | http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/communicore-weekly/id496333443 Direct download here! | http://www.bamferproductions.com/communicore/0078-CommunicoreWeekly.mp3 TRIP REPORT! –  The Enchanted…

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MiceAge Disney Rumor Update: Cars, Conventions and Cashholders

July 09, 2013 at 4:00 am | 151 Comments

Summer is in full swing at the Disneyland Resort! The attendance numbers are still very healthy and continue to reflect the new reality that DCA now pulls in over 40% of the attendance between the…

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Universal Orlando Gets Soggy, Resort Updates and MiceChat Meet Ups

July 09, 2013 at 1:00 am | 10 Comments

Welcome to a busy week for Orlando ParkHopper! With Independence Day celebrations, Cabana Bay Beach Resort construction, Diagon Alley rising magically in the former JAWS lagoon, the completion of Springfield USA, and MiceChat meet-ups scheduled,…

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Disneyland celebrates Independence Week as Big Thunder Mountain continues refurbishment

July 08, 2013 at 5:05 am | 36 Comments

Disneyland celebrated America’s Independence all last week with special fireworks shows, desserts and character meet-and-greets. The Independence Week offerings were part of Disney’s continuing Limited Time Magic promotion, which expanded the traditional four-day run of…

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Walt Disney World 1984 Vacation Guide

July 08, 2013 at 1:00 am | 5 Comments

In my last column (you can read it, here) we looked at the basics of a 1984 Walt Disney Travel Company vacation package. It really surprised a lot of the readers that Disney was so…

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Fixing Fastpass at Walt Disney World

July 07, 2013 at 3:00 am | 60 Comments

Fastpass+ is coming whether we like it or not. There are those among us that have embraced our new Type A overlords. I am not one of them. I look at the current Fastpass system as…

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Full Throttle added to Coaster Mural at Magic Mountain

July 07, 2013 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

This week’s Magic Mountain update is a little different than some of our recent articles. We’ll have some Full Throttle photos for you as work continues to be done around the ride. But, the biggest…

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Building a Better Mouse by Steve Alcorn

July 06, 2013 at 2:00 am | 14 Comments

Building A Better Mouse relates the story of two Imagineers, Steve Alcorn and David Green, and their work during the three years of designing and building Epcot. Steve begins the story at the end when…

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Rhinos and Big Cats Featured at Irwin Family’s Australia Zoo

July 06, 2013 at 1:00 am | 3 Comments

Our Australian theme park reporter, Rya86n, has been busy with work responsibilities, but found the time to send us this fun update from the Australia Zoo. ~~Rick Amongst months and months of busy work in…

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Independence Day Weekend Continues at the Disneyland Resort

July 05, 2013 at 2:03 am | 17 Comments

We hope you had a safe and happy 4th of July!  Here in the United States, we celebrate our independence with fireworks, red, white, and blue decorations, and festive food.  Disneyland is known for its…

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Magic Kingdom Fireworks and Refurbs

July 05, 2013 at 2:01 am | 10 Comments

4th of July festivities at the Magic Kingdom went off with a big bang. We’ll show you what’s going on in the park, as well as many of the refurbishments wrapping up. If you’d like…

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Skyway at Magic Kingdom Park

July 04, 2013 at 9:39 pm | 9 Comments

Who says every attraction has to tell a story? Sometimes it’s just about the experience—and flying like a bird above the Yester Magic Kingdom is a delighful experience. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Skyway at Magic…

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Disney Military-Style

July 04, 2013 at 3:15 am | 17 Comments

Do you do Disney military-style? No, I don’t mean morphing into a theme park commando. Disney Parks offer some great perks for our women and men currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, as well…

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SAMLAND: The Other Places Disneyland Might Have Been Built

July 04, 2013 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

Go back to August 1953 with me. The team from the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) were about to present their findings for the ideal location of Disneyland to Walt and Roy Disney. Harrison “Buzz” Price…

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Under The Sea With Ursula the Sea Witch and Bob Gurr

July 04, 2013 at 12:01 am | 19 Comments

We have a very special MiceChat podcast for you today. Dive under the sea with the voice of Ursula from the Little Mermaid, the amazing Pat Carroll. And as a surprise for Pat, Disney Imagineering…

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Dueling Disney: Frontierland Feud

July 03, 2013 at 3:30 am | 30 Comments

Well, howdy there pardners! How are you doing this fine day? Welcome back to Dueling Disney. Now, some of them there duels get a little dicey, yessir. But this here one should be a hoot…