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The Haunted Mansion Show: Freaky Fanmail

February 15, 2014 at 12:36 am | No Comments

The air is deathly still, candlelights are flickering, and all of the tenants of Gracey Manor are asleep….except for the Ghost Host. Rather than attempt to conjure spine-tingling eye candy, he will instead read frightening…


In the Parks: Disneyland Refurb Tango

February 14, 2014 at 7:00 am | 29 Comments

The 60th anniversary of Disneyland Park is fast approaching and the clock is tick, tick, ticking down toward Summer 2015. There is currently a mad scramble to refurbish all of the major attractions so that…

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Walls Coming Down at the Mine Train

February 14, 2014 at 2:00 am | 34 Comments

It was another gloomy photo day at the Magic Kingdom, but we had to head there as there has been some significant movement at the Mine Train that you are going to want to see.…


Avalon Cove by Wolfgang Puck

February 13, 2014 at 8:30 pm | 13 Comments

It’s Valentines Day at Yesterland, so invite someone you love to a romantic dinner at this “yestaurant” on Paradise Pier. Avalon Cove is operated by Wolfgang Puck, chef to Hollywood’s rich and famous celebrities.  …


Three Romantic Walt Disney World Resorts for Couples

February 13, 2014 at 3:00 am | 6 Comments

With the day of love quickly approaching, I thought it would be the perfect time to daydream about a few of the resorts perfect for you googly-eyed romancers out there.  Believe it or not, there…


SeaWorld Orlando – Record January Crowds and Bands Brews and BBQ

February 13, 2014 at 2:00 am | 10 Comments

The off season has turned busy at SeaWorld Orlando. We have a full update on record January crowds, the start of Bands Brews & BBQ festival, and some rumors. Plus, we have an all new…


A Twitter Follower Suggestion Show

February 13, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

WindowtotheMagic Podcast Episode #408: “A Twitter Follower Suggestion Show” On this show, Paul is at Disneyland Resort fulfilling the requests of two of our twitter followers.  Find out what was requested and enjoy a VERY…


Disney News Round Up: Long Gone Characters, Meet a Disney Star and More

February 12, 2014 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Dapper Days, Sing-alongs under the stars, and your favorite mountains are all part of our Disney and theme park news this week.  The round up also brings a special MiceChat Anniversary recap, a hard hat…


Exploring the wilds of Adventureland with SAMLAND

February 12, 2014 at 2:00 am | 6 Comments

Today we journey back to Adventureland with Sam Gennawey in this classic Samland article. Over the next couple of weeks I will be exploring one of my favorite spots within Disneyland – Adventureland. Once you…

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Season Pass Podcast: 10 Best Roller Coasters…Wood Coasters!

February 12, 2014 at 1:44 am | 2 Comments

Seasoned Pros List Show RETURNS to the Season Pass Podcast after a year long hiatus.  Doug Barnes (Season  Pass Podcast), Arthur Levine (Theme Parks Guide for About.com) and Joel Bullock (The Coaster Critic) rate the…


Minor characters discontinued; Frozen characters extended

February 11, 2014 at 3:00 am | 12 Comments

The talking trashcan, PUSH, has been discontinued at the Magic Kingdom. At least, that’s true as of this writing; I wouldn’t be too surprised if this changes yet again after this story is published. Why?…

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Universal Orlando – Antojitos Review, Mardi Gras, Beetlejuice and More

February 11, 2014 at 2:00 am | 9 Comments

It’s time to journey back to Universal Orlando Resort for a full construction and news update! Antojitos Restaurant has finally opened and we bring you our official review. We then take our first look at…


Disneyland Update and MiceChat Anniversary Recap

February 10, 2014 at 3:00 am | 30 Comments

This is the MiceChat column you are looking for…  Today, In the Parks again takes over Dateline Disneyland’s spot in the MiceChat schedule. Andy is in the middle of a big move and wasn’t able to produce…

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Busch Gardens Tampa: Falcon’s Fury & Pantopia Hard Hat Tour

February 10, 2014 at 2:02 am | 3 Comments

We are back with another Busch Gardens Tampa update! We have lots of news and photos for you, so let’s get started! Falcon’s Fury & Pantopia Hard Hat Tour MiceChat was invited by Busch Gardens…


Mousetalgia 277: Disneyland Records, Jimmy Johnson

February 10, 2014 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments

Disney producer and author Greg Ehrbar joins Team Mousetalgia this week to discuss the history of Disneyland Records and the new book “Inside the Whimsy Works,” an autobiography of Disney Legend Jimmy Johnson which Ehrbar…

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A Look inside Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Hollywood

February 09, 2014 at 3:00 am | 22 Comments

Gru has summoned MiceChat to Universal Studios Hollywood for a tour of his new lair.  Who were we to say no?  Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem is set to open in spring 2014 and we got…


Animation’s Highest Honor – The Annie Awards

February 09, 2014 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

The Annie Award is considered by many to be the animation industry’s highest accomplishment. Presented since 1972 by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood, the Annie Award celebrates lifetime or…


Cast Blast: Back in the Saddle

February 09, 2014 at 1:00 am | 5 Comments

Back in the Saddle! Glad to be back after the flu got the best of us here at Disney Cast Blast! We are putting the finishing touches on our celebrity edition and should have that…


Paramount Park in Spain Finally Gets The Green Light

February 08, 2014 at 3:18 am | 15 Comments

It looks like the Paramount theme park proposed for Murcia, Spain has received the green light from the money guys and will immediately begin construction. This park is thought by some to be a credible…


Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 10 – Weekend at Dolans

February 08, 2014 at 1:17 am | No Comments

Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download. Joining us in the pub this week is Bart Scott from Ears of Steel, the podcast and the book of the same name. We…

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