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Communicore Weekly – Character Breakfast, Nickel Tour, Secret Tour, Rock & Roller Coaster

January 01, 2013 at 1:30 pm | No Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Character Breakfasts, The Nickel Tour, Secret Tour of Disneyland, and Rock and Roller Coaster ! DISNEY HISTORY! – Eating breakfast with characters? It wasn’t always…

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Giggle Gang and Wowzer

January 01, 2013 at 3:50 am | 13 Comments

A bit more than a week ago, clowns invaded Storybook Circus at the Magic Kingdom. My wife hates clowns with a passion. I’ve always been cautiously indifferent about them. There’s something creepy about them on…

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Six Flags Magic Mountain Construction Goes Full Throttle

January 01, 2013 at 2:04 am | 8 Comments

We’ve got a Six Flags Magic Mountain Full Throttle construction update for you today. Preparation for the new coaster had some parts of the park closed off during our visit. There’s also news of a…

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2012 — The Year in Review: Disney California Adventure’s adventurous new beginnings

December 31, 2012 at 6:25 am | 14 Comments

Happy New Year! The Disneyland Resort will ring in 2013 tonight in both theme parks but it’s been a spectacular 2012 at the Resort, with big changes in both parks and throughout Downtown Disney. Disney…

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Best Disney Books of 2012

December 31, 2012 at 4:01 am | 11 Comments

2012 was a great year for Disney-related books. In addition to Disney Publishing and D23 titles, we saw a large number of small press and self-published books hit the market. Some were good, some were…

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A Great Big Broken Down Tomorrow

December 30, 2012 at 4:03 am | 71 Comments

For years now, there has been a definite decline in the maintenance and upkeep for show elements at Walt Disney World. One of the most noticeable, as fellow MiceChat columnist Kevin Yee has pointed out…

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Disney Hollywood Studios Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special

December 30, 2012 at 4:01 am | 8 Comments

The Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special has returned for a second year at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  This year, due to increased popularity, the show has been moved to the larger Premier Theater.  Premier Theater is located…

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Automata-mericana, the Disneyland Paris Attraction That Never Was

December 29, 2012 at 4:02 am | 6 Comments

As we learned last week in Alain Littaye’s Mystic Manor article, sometimes the stories behind the attractions can be as interesting as the attractions themselves. It turns out that the stories behind the attractions that…

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The Secret Tour of Disneyland

December 29, 2012 at 4:00 am | 10 Comments

George: I’ve seen the ads on various websites for the Secret Tour of Disneyland and I always wondered how good it was. The weird thing is that I’ve never talked to anyone that had ordered…

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In The Parks: Ring in New Year 2013 at the Disneyland Resort

December 28, 2012 at 4:03 am | 12 Comments

It has been an a truly remarkable year at the Disneyland Resort.  Disney California Adventure finally came into its own and can now handle half the daily traffic at the resort.  Disneyland has been able…

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Dateline Disney World: Holiday Crowds and Construction at the Magic Kingdom

December 28, 2012 at 4:02 am | 18 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’ll take a look at the busy holiday crowds, construction at the Magic Kingdom, and the status of a classic attraction. Lots to talk about. Welcome…

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Mickey’s Toontown Fair Train Station, Departed

December 27, 2012 at 10:53 pm | 4 Comments

For the most part, this park is all about putting you into detailed environments that immerse you in another place and time. Sorry, folks. Mickey’s Toontown Fair Train Station is an exception to that rule.…

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Disney New Year’s Resolutions

December 27, 2012 at 4:04 am | 16 Comments

Every year millions of people make New Year’s resolutions. Statistically, these resolutions last until around February because, let’s be honest, how fun is it to starve yourself or give up enjoyable but “bad” habits?  The…

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SeaWorld Orlando Getting Ready for a Chilly Summer with Antarctica Expansion

December 27, 2012 at 4:03 am | 12 Comments

Construction for SeaWorld Orlando’s new blockbuster attraction, Antarctica, continues at breakneck speed as it prepares for a late Spring 2013 opening. Exterior theming and rock-work is taking shape and we are really beginning to see this…

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Samland: Latest Selections For A Disney Fan’s Library

December 27, 2012 at 4:01 am | 4 Comments

Sam returns after a week of heavy reading to let us know which books are worth adding to your shelves. Find out what Sam thinks of IT’S KIND OF A CUTE STORY,  EPCOT: THE FIRST…

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Soarin Over Disneyland: Remembering the Skyway

December 26, 2012 at 4:02 am | 24 Comments

If you were to ask me what one thing I like the most about Disneyland, you would be waiting a while. The answer would either take several minutes for me to formulate as I expanded…

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MiceChat Post-Holiday Disney News Round Up

December 26, 2012 at 4:01 am | No Comments

We sent the Round Up crew home for the holidays. We hope that they and you had a wonderful Christmas. Today, you’ll find a mini news update with lots of great bits you likely missed…

Communicore Weekly – Candlelight Processional, Christmas Carol & Story, Carousel of Progress

December 25, 2012 at 7:47 am | 2 Comments

Merry Christmas! Welcome to our holiday themed Communicore Weekly, where we talk about the Candlelight Processional, Christmas Carol, Christmas Story, and the Carousel of Progress! DISNEY HISTORY! – Bring in the holiday cheer and learn…

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Merry Grinchmas From Universal Studios Hollywood

December 25, 2012 at 4:03 am | 8 Comments

Merry Grinchmas and Happy Wholadays everyone!  Today, as a special Christmas treat, we share the festivities taking place at Universal Studios Hollywood and drop a little news on you too!  Grinchmas is in full swing…

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Universal Orlando Resort Wraps Up 2012 With Huge Crowds

December 25, 2012 at 4:02 am | 18 Comments

We’ve got quite the Universal Orlando Resort update for you here on Christmas day.  Universal continues with the rapid progress of Transformers ride construction, still aiming for a Summer 2013 opening.  Massive crowds have also…