Editor’s Note:
  • August 27, 2014: MiceChat Knott’s Haunt Tickets Nearly Sold Out . . . HURRY: Don't miss out on these great upcoming MiceChat events:
    • MICECHAT WDW INVASION (Oct 22 - 29):  Find out more about the WDW Gumball Rally, Epcot Food and Wine Festival Sip and Nibble, MiceChat Wizarding World and Horror Nights events as well as Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, dinners, meets, Cirque and more here: MiceChat Invasion and Gumball Rally Info
    • -  MICECHAT HALLOWEEN HAUNT @ KNOTT'S SCARY FARM will be held on September 27th. Don't miss out, this event is about to sell out! MiceChat Haunt Tickets and Information HERE 
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Disneyland Gets New Guardians And Returns To The Rabbit Hole

July 04, 2014 at 3:00 am | 35 Comments

It’s a big, bold and patriotic weekend at the Disneyland Resort.  Alice in Wonderland, the classic Fantasyland dark ride, finally reopened after a long 6 month refurbishment.  Is it as good or better than it…

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Knotts Berry Farm Grows Great Entertainment and More

July 04, 2014 at 2:00 am | 13 Comments

I’ve just returned from the Farm and boy are they pulling out all the stops this summer.  As you know, they have recently renovated another one of their major classic attractions, the Calico Mine Ride.…

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Mousetalgia 297: Walt Disney Family Museum tour, Disneyland and its fans

July 04, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

This week, Jeff reports on a panel talk held recently at the Walt Disney Family Museum called “Disneyland: The Fan Driven Time Machine,” which featured special guests Todd Pierce, Jeff Kurtti, Werner Weiss, and Sam…

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America Sings

July 03, 2014 at 7:39 pm | 15 Comments

Every year, on the 4th of July, Americans celebrate the anniversary of the country’s founding. At Yesterland, America Sings is a nostalgic and patriotic salute to American music.  Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: America…

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Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk, A Complete Living Environment

July 03, 2014 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

It was rewarding to see so many comments regarding my look at an early proposal to turn Universal City into the Tivoli Gardens of Los Angeles by 1970. Instead, the studio tour would become the…

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How to Beat the Heat in the Disney Parks

July 03, 2014 at 2:00 am | 15 Comments

It’s officially summer, and the crowds are headed to the Disney Parks to enjoy their well-earned vacations.  Although summer vacation and Disney Parks go hand in hand, the heat can get the best of those…

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Star Wars Stars of the Saga: Ray Park & Billy Dee Williams

July 03, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

This week, Jeremiah takes you to Walt Disney World for STAR WARS Weekends, and the Stars of the Saga conversation with Ray Park (Darth Maul) and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian).  The conversation is lead…

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My Love Hate Relationship with Angela Jolie’s Maleficent

July 02, 2014 at 3:00 am | 31 Comments

Just last Saturday I had a birthday. I love birthdays. Mentally, I have to say I’m always excited like a 5-year-old child. I still love getting up early and seeing the sunrise as I run…

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Garner Holt Sends Feathered Gift To Walt Disney Family Museum

July 02, 2014 at 2:00 am | 10 Comments

The Walt Disney Family Museum has received a fantastic gift from the master of mechanical movement. Founded by Dianne Disney Miller, the Museum opened in San Francisco’s Presido district in 2009. The museum is beloved…

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Disney News Round Up: Marvel Mania, Disneyland Gossip, and POP

July 02, 2014 at 1:00 am | 1 Comment

Marvel fandom, feisty feminism, and outspoken Mousketeers are just some of the subjects highlighted this week in the MiceChat Round Up of Disney and Theme Park news and information. Have you heard that a small…

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Chris Merrit on the Legendary Pacific Ocean Park

July 02, 2014 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments

Theme Park Designer and Co-Author of Knott’s Preserved, Chris Merritt, returns to The Season Pass Podcast to disuss Pacific Ocean Park…it’s one of the greatest theme parks in California’s history that you may have never heard about!  Chris…

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MiceAge Update: Marvel-ous Plans for DCA, Diamonds Ahead for Disneyland

July 01, 2014 at 3:00 am | 135 Comments

Disneyland Resort heads into its 59th full summer season, and the pace of planning and preparation for the 60th anniversary and beyond has become noticeably more intense in the last month. In this update we’ll…

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Feminism and Disney Princesses

July 01, 2014 at 2:00 am | 18 Comments

As such a significant cultural force, Disney and their Princesses franchise serve as a touchstone for gender issues that more often than not reach far beyond the actual content of the films upon which the…

Communicore Weekly – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Birnbaum, Jim Henson Studios Bathroom

July 01, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Birnbaum, and the Jim Henson Studios Bathroom! DISNEY HISTORY! – Learn about the wildest ride in…

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Power Surge – Never a Dull Moment at the Disneyland Resort

June 30, 2014 at 3:00 am | 40 Comments

Summer is officially underway at the Disneyland Resort. The SoCal annual passes are now blocked out until the end of August. 4th of July festivities are about to ignite park attendance. And a power surge…

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Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour Celebrates 75 Years of Batman with New Exhibit

June 30, 2014 at 2:00 am | 6 Comments

On a dark soundstage deep inside the Warner Bros. Studio lot a lone Bat signal sat waiting in the dark.  It would soon shine its beacon to signal the caped crusader to the to open…

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The Lagoon of Nations at the 1939 New York World’s Fair

June 30, 2014 at 12:01 am | 4 Comments

I love running across items while researching topics that lead you in different directions. It’s easy to argue that every single World’s Fair or Exposition held in the United States influenced EPCOT Center in some…

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Tim Grassey: DAS Good – Another Look at the New Disney Disability Card

June 29, 2014 at 3:00 am | 40 Comments

Back in April of 2013 I wrote an article defending Disney’s now defunct Guest Assistant Card program. The program was met with significant (and justifiable) criticism because of abuse. Disney saw the writing on the…

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Summer Nights Heats Up Without Falcon’s Fury At Busch Gardens Tampa

June 29, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Time to check in on what’s happening at Busch Gardens Tampa. The popular Summer Nights event returns to the park and we’ll take a look at the still in progress Falcon’s Fury. Falcon’s Fury Closer…

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The Sweep Spot # 132 America Sings

June 29, 2014 at 12:01 am | 7 Comments

In this episode Ken and Lynn look at the history of the beloved former attraction, America Sings. The show was housed in the current Innoventions (Carousel of Progress) building at Disneyland. It was a musical…

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