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TWA and the Moonliner: Rocket to 1986—from 1955

January 10, 2013 at 9:27 pm | 4 Comments

One original 1955 Tomorrowland attraction gave guests the kind of experience that Walt Disney’s Tomorrowland dedication promised—Rocket to the Moon, presented by a major airline, TWA. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: TWA and the Moonliner.  …

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DisneyWhirl – New Top Execs in Orlando and Anaheim

January 10, 2013 at 4:44 am | 31 Comments

Just a short note on yesterday’s news… We knew this executive shuffle was coming, and as before we see both the expected and the unexpected taking place. First and foremost the good news is that…

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Stagnation at DisneyQuest

January 10, 2013 at 4:44 am | 16 Comments

New President at Walt Disney World George Kalogridis, currently in charge of Disneyland, will move to take the top spot at Walt Disney World on February 1. Michael Colglazier, currently the vice-president in charge of…

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Samland Grab Bag – Disneylanders, Retlaw, Dart and More

January 10, 2013 at 4:02 am | 8 Comments

Sam returns with a wonderful grab bag of Disney delights. Some fun and perhaps even surprising facts about Disneyland are shared below. DISNEYLANDERS In 1958, the Disneyland public relations department produced an annual report describing…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.2 – Meet Roger Broggie Sr.

January 09, 2013 at 4:03 am | 38 Comments

Today’s Wheel of Years stopped at 1954, so here we go. Shortly after I began making design sketches at home for Disneyland’s Autopia Car, I received an early Saturday morning call; “Gurr, do you draft?” – sleepily…

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Disney News Round up: Next Gen Official, Bob Gurr Joins the Team, Big Thunder Closes and more

January 09, 2013 at 4:02 am | No Comments

The MiceChat round up is back with the latest Disney and theme park news and discussions.  Mickey and the Magical Lamp is set for the Fantasyland Theatre at Disneyland. Should there be a Wreck it…

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Stories From The Graveyard Shift At Disneyland

January 09, 2013 at 4:01 am | 16 Comments

After a brief break for the holidays, I’m back with a really interesting new cast member interview in today’s From The Mouth Of The Mouse. We chat with Garrett, who worked 3rd shift at Disneyland…

Communicore Weekly – Communicore, Disneyland Lies, Odyssey, Daleks – SEASON ONE FINALE

January 08, 2013 at 4:10 pm | 4 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, the epic SEASON ONE FINALE! We talk about Communicore, Disneyland Lies, Odyssey Bathrooms, and Daleks! Also, CLIFFHANGER! DISNEY HISTORY! – After 52 weeks, we finally get around to talking…

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Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Barcode

January 08, 2013 at 4:08 am | 89 Comments

With the flip of the calendar from 2012 to 2013, the Disneyland Resort has just closed the history book on one of the most successful years in the 58 year history of the Anaheim property.…

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Progress at the Universal Orlando Resort and Mardi Gras Concerts Revealed

January 08, 2013 at 4:02 am | 8 Comments

2012 ended up being an amazing year for the Universal Orlando Resort, with some great additions: Re-animated Spiderman, Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, Hollywood Drive in Mini Golf, Universal Super Star Parade, Universal Cinematic Spectacular, Sponge…

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Introducing Bob Gurr’s DESIGN: Those Were The Times

January 07, 2013 at 5:05 am | 50 Comments

EDITORS NOTE: We are delighted to introduce you to a new MiceChat column from a name that almost all of you know, Bob Gurr. And if you aren’t familiar with the name, you’ve absolutely experienced…

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Disneyland kicks off 2013 with new projects and Limited Time Magic

January 07, 2013 at 5:05 am | 22 Comments

The Disneyland Resort kicked off the new year with festivities in both theme parks including new entertainment options at the recently-relaunched Disney California Adventure. But the New Year’s Eve festivities weren’t the end of new…

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Theme Parkeology with Vintage Walt Disney World Photos

January 07, 2013 at 4:01 am | 13 Comments

I was glancing through the 1974 A pictorial souvenir of Walt Disney World, looking for some inspiration, when I ran across a specific photo that helped confirm a detail I’d been trying to corroborate for…

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The SeaWorld San Diego Post-Holiday Round Up

January 06, 2013 at 4:02 am | 9 Comments

After a winter break, we’re back at SeaWorld San Diego for a construction update.  There’s a lot of work in progress and we’ll show you what will be coming for the Summer 2013 season.  We…

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Walt Disney World Be Our Guest Restaurant Dinner Review

January 06, 2013 at 4:01 am | 19 Comments

We’ve had a few reviews of the new Be Our Guest restaurant located inside New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park. I’ve previously shared my initial thoughts of lunch at the restaurant during previews. Today, I’d…

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Dorney Park in 90 Minutes

January 05, 2013 at 4:02 am | 8 Comments

Those of us who are local to Southern California’s amusement parks are lucky enough to “drop in” to the parks for just a few hours. Last weekend, MickeyMaxx and I stopped by SeaWorld San Diego…

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Since the World Began, Walt Disney World the First 25 Years by Jeff Kurtti

January 05, 2013 at 4:01 am | 7 Comments

I get a lot of questions about Disney history from MiceChat readers. Sometimes it’s a straightforward question about an attraction or a land that I can answer offhand; sometimes I have to dig into my vast archives…

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Universal Orlando Podcast, A Chat with Chris Wakefield, Listener Q&A, more

January 04, 2013 at 4:44 pm | 7 Comments

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to what we feel is the first of many great episodes of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast for 2013. Many people have asked us why, when we decided to…

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In The Parks: Last Ride on Big Thunder at Disneyland

January 04, 2013 at 4:03 am | 41 Comments

Get to Disneyland now if you want one final holiday fix.  Starting Monday morning, Haunted Mansion and it’s a small world will be going down for the removal of their popular holiday overlays and you only…

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Dateline Disney World: Magic Kingdom Construction and Epcot Odds and Ends

January 04, 2013 at 4:02 am | 10 Comments

Hello, and welcome to the first Dateline Disney World of 2013! This week, we’re covering news and construction updates from both Magic Kingdom and Epcot at Walt Disney World! If you’d like to support the…