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  • January 26, 2015: Walt for Disneyland’s 60th –
    The 60th Anniversary media party and announcement is Wednesday night, even if TDA suits are still under strict orders to not talk about it and pretend it's only a Frozen Fun media event. Walt Disney will be used very purposely for the Diamond Celebration, in a way that will even surpass his use for the 50th Anniversary. Much will be revealed on Wednesday!
    • MICECHAT 10th ANNIVERSARY INFORMATION AND TICKETS POSTED (February 6, 7, 8 at the Disneyland Resort): Space is VERY limited for the three ticketed events.  Don't miss out, read all about it on the MiceChat Meets and Events Page - HERE.
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Should You Stay On-Site or Off-Site at Disney

June 06, 2013 at 3:01 am | 40 Comments

One of the most important factors in planning your Disney vacation is choosing your resort.  You don’t want to end up in Barbie’s Dream Projects, like we did when I traveled with my high school…

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The Orlando Fun Spot Goes BIG

June 06, 2013 at 1:02 am | 20 Comments

The summer of 2013 is turning into a banner year for Orlando. From SeaWorld’s Antarctica, to Universal’s Transformers and Springfield, and even Disney’s Tangled Toilets, Orlando has created an aura of anticipation and excitement for…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.11 – 1969 Walt Disney World Tram Design

June 05, 2013 at 4:01 am | 17 Comments

Disney legend Bob Gurr is famous for making things move. He invented the Autopia, Monorail, Main Street Vehicles, and at least one behemoth . Today, he has spun the Wheel of Years and landed on a topic…

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Dueling Disney: Best Resorts

June 05, 2013 at 2:00 am | 31 Comments

So, you decided to come to a Disney resort, but now the ultimate question hangs in the balance: where will you rest your weary head after a long day of Park-hopping? Well, luckily, both Walt…

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Disney News Round up: Winners and losers in the Theme Park Wars

June 05, 2013 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments

Summertime is here and bringing news of rising attendance numbers with it. 2012 theme park attendance figures have been released, and they are pretty significant for Disney California Adventure. Plus, ticket prices for the Disney…

Communicore Weekly – Monstrous Summer, Theme Park, Studio Ghibli Blu Rays, Gertie

June 04, 2013 at 11:35 am | 3 Comments

Welcome to this weeks Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Monstrous Summer, Theme Park, Studio Ghibli Blu Rays, and Gertie! Download on iTunes here! | http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/communicore-weekly/id496333443 Direct download here! | http://www.bamferproductions.com/communicore/0073-CommunicoreWeekly.mp3 TRIP REPORT! –  Jeff spent 12…

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MiceAge Disneyland Update: Mickey’s Boomtown

June 04, 2013 at 4:05 am | 78 Comments

With a predictable increase in ticket prices, Anaheim’s first price hike since the re-launch of California Adventure last June, the Disneyland Resort heads into the busy summer vacation months ready to tackle the growing crowds.…

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Universal Orlando Resort Guide to Springfield

June 04, 2013 at 2:01 am | 25 Comments

This week, two of the new major summer offerings at the Universal Orlando Resort began technical rehearsals (what Disney calls “soft openings”) and gave park guests the first glimpse of what Universal Creative has been…

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Send in the Clones – A Closer Look at Universal Orlando’s Transformers

June 04, 2013 at 1:00 am | 11 Comments

It was a big weekend for Universal fans, as they opened not one but two new areas in their Orlando park. Both are high-level experiences and welcome additions to the lineup. Transformers faithfully reproduces its…

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Disneyland prices climb as ‘The Lone Ranger’ comes to California Adventure

June 03, 2013 at 5:05 am | 42 Comments

Disneyland prices got their annual increase over the weekend, bumping a one-day ticket to Disneyland above the $90 mark. The increases affect admission, Annual Passports and parking prices across the board, but the quiet weekend…

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Where Have All the Magic Kingdom Fountains Gone

June 03, 2013 at 2:01 am | 29 Comments

Walt Disney World has always had a lot of water. Whether it was used as transportation, decoration or inspirational ambiance, you’d often find yourself on a boat or strolling past an inviting and bubbling fountain.…

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SeaWorld Aquatica San Diego Opens

June 03, 2013 at 1:00 am | 12 Comments

On Saturday, June 1st, Aquatica San Diego opened its doors to guests. The park was previously a Knott’s Soak City and required six months of extensive renovation to make the conversion. MiceChat was on hand…

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MiceChat Podcast 8: Your Guide to Theme Parks Summer 2013

June 02, 2013 at 5:01 am | 4 Comments

What’s the best new attraction of summer 2013? You be the judge. Theme parks all across the country are preparing their offerings for summer 2013. This month’s show is your guide to the best of…

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Flying Over The Disneyland Resort with Apple Maps

June 02, 2013 at 12:01 am | 15 Comments

Alain Littaye goes on a digital flyover of the Disneyland Resort this week as we explore some of the new content that exists in the Apple Maps app. Join us and explore my favorite park…

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Four Easy Steps to Princess Practicality at Walt Disney World

June 01, 2013 at 1:02 am | 5 Comments

It’s every little girl’s dream: being a princess for a day. In 2006, Disney introduced a service to help guests achieve this. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, described by the company as “a magical beauty salon where…

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Walt Disney World Then, Now, and Forever

June 01, 2013 at 1:01 am | 2 Comments

George looks at a 2008 release from Jeff Kurtti and Bruce Gordon about the Walt Disney World resort. Stylized after the Disneyland Then, Now, and Forever title, this book takes an endearing look at Walt…

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Knotts Berry Farm Log Ride Now Open – Complete Report With Photos And Video

May 31, 2013 at 3:52 am | 42 Comments

NOW UPDATED WITH VIDEO RIDE THROUGH AND PHOTOS! SCROLL TO THE END OF THE COLUMN! Please follow our Facebook and Twitter pages  Thursday was an eventful one at Knott’s Berry Farm, where they held two opening…

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In The Parks: Bad week for Disneyland ToonTown

May 31, 2013 at 3:30 am | 20 Comments

It was a wild week at the Disneyland resort. Tuesday brought a frightening little incident in Mickey’s ToonTown that was masterfully handled by Disney’s in park security team. There has also been a sudden addition…

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Walt Disney World Starbucks Arriving and Mine Train Growing at Magic Kingdom

May 31, 2013 at 2:00 am | 21 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at the movement of lots of projects going in at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World! Let’s go! If you’d like…

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Original Billboards of Paradise Pier

May 30, 2013 at 9:51 pm | 3 Comments

It’s 2001. You’re walking around the lagoon at Paradise Pier to experience “the ultimate beachfront amusement zone, filled with thrilling attractions and vibrant graphics associated with the heyday of the great seaside amusement park piers.”…