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Six Flags Magic Mountain – Fright Fest Preview

September 15, 2013 at 3:00 am | 5 Comments

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2013 is just around the corner and we’ve got the scoop for you. With 2 all new mazes and one re-theme of the stand-out maze from last year as…


Season Pass Podcast: The Origins of NoLimits Video Games

September 15, 2013 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

NoLimits Rollercoaster Simulator became a great source of entertainment for the video game and theme park fan at home, but it also turned into a useful tool for the professionals in the amusement industry.  Doug…


Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #64 – Live from Mythos

September 15, 2013 at 12:37 am | No Comments

This episode was recorded on location in Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure, in their signature restaurant, Mythos. As anyone who has listened to the podcast for any length of time will know, Tracey and Lee…

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Review of Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom

September 14, 2013 at 11:22 am | 50 Comments

The new meet and greet in Fantasyland, Princess Fairytale Hall, opens on September 18. I was given access Friday night as part of the DisneyParks blog “Treat-Up” (meet up with treats), which was free to…


Your Survival Guide to Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 23

September 14, 2013 at 1:30 am | 11 Comments

Twelve years ago, I was right where you might find yourself now.  I had never attended Halloween Horror Nights before, but I was incredibly excited to be preparing for a night of terror.  At that…


Alaska Cruise Day Four: Hubbard Glacier

September 14, 2013 at 1:00 am | 1 Comment

It’s day four on BC_DisneyGeek’s fantastic Alaska cruise on the Celebrity Century. This “day at sea” is devoted to viewing (and cruising through) the spectacular Hubbard Glacier. Apparently the glacier bits that are floating in…


Castle: Season 5 DVD Review

September 14, 2013 at 12:01 am | 5 Comments

This week, I’ll be looking at Castle: The Complete Fifth Season. You probably read the headline to this review and thought “Castle? Why the heck is he reviewing Castle?!” And if I were you, I’d…


Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort Begins Today

September 13, 2013 at 3:00 am | 37 Comments

Happy Friday the 13th everyone!  Today marks the beginning of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. What does that mean?  Frankly, not much for Disney California Adventure.  But it means a lot of fun for…


Magic Kingdom News and Happenings

September 13, 2013 at 2:00 am | 30 Comments

Dateline Disney World dives headlong into the Magic Kingdom this week.  We have plenty of fun for everyone today including an in-depth look at the Mine Train construction and surrounding areas as the New Fantasyland…


DCA Then & Now, Part 1: Around Grizzly Peak

September 12, 2013 at 9:33 pm | 13 Comments

In the first of a series of Disney California Adventure “then and now” comparisons, Yesterland looks at some spots around Grizzly Peak. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: DCA Then & Now, Part 1: Around Grizzly Peak.…


Window to the Magic to the MicePod

September 12, 2013 at 4:00 am | 23 Comments

The Window to the Magic Podcast is the longest running Disneyland-centered podcast on the Internet, and has been releasing shows since July 2005, Disneyland’s 50th anniversary. AND NOW, we are the newest podcast to join…


A Sneak Peek at Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Orlando Resort

September 12, 2013 at 3:05 am | 16 Comments

Universal Orlando is pulling out all the stops for Halloween Horror Nights 23, with new technologies, a park wide “Walking Dead” theme, and a vomit room.  So get out your chainsaw, because this update is…


Samland visits the new Universal Plaza

September 12, 2013 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

Universal Studios Hollywood’s greatest strength has also been its greatest weakness. Since 1964, the old chicken ranch had always been a working production studio first with a studio tour, theme park , and shopping mall…


When Should You Use an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner?

September 12, 2013 at 2:00 am | 27 Comments

A trip to any Disney resort can be a big undertaking.  Lots of decisions to make, deadlines to remember and tricks and tips to memorize.  This is where an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner agent comes…


Universal Hollywood Harry Potter Update with Exclusive Halloween Horror Nights Artwork

September 11, 2013 at 3:00 am | 21 Comments

We have something sinister from Universal Studios Hollywood to share, exclusive artwork from one of their terrifying scare zones for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights.  But that’s not all.  We also breeze through the park…


Dueling Disney: Which Adventureland Is Best?

September 11, 2013 at 2:00 am | 37 Comments

Welcome to this tropical hideaway, you lucky people, you. If we weren’t writing this column, right away, we’d be in the audience too! Whether your pleasure is exploring treehouses, being serenaded by birds, or navigating…

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Disney News Round Up: California Grill Review, Halloween Villains and more

September 11, 2013 at 12:30 am | No Comments

Welcome to another installment of the MiceAge Disney News Round-up! The California Grill at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort held a preview and we’ve got a review for you. The newest MiceChat Podcast is up,…


MiceChat Podcast 11 – The Geeky Side of Disney

September 11, 2013 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

Did you hear the Disney angels singing hallelujah? For a long weekend in August, all the Disney stars aligned during Disney’s big Comic-Con like event, the D23 Expo. Of course, MiceChat was there. We set…

Communicore Weekly – Empress Lilly, Florida Theme Parks, Whiz Quiz, Fire Plaques

September 10, 2013 at 11:03 am | No Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Empress Lilly, Florida Theme Parks, Whiz Quiz, and Fire Plaques! DISNEY HISTORY! – Have you ever been on the Empress Lilly? Learn all about this…


California Grill Re-Imagined

September 10, 2013 at 12:56 am | 21 Comments

After seven months of refurbishment, the California Grill is back with a new menu, subtle decor enhancements, and one Mother of All Parties to kick off the re-launch. I was fortunate enough to be selected…

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