Editor’s Note:
  • December 19, 2014: MiceChat New Year’s Eve Event Now On Sale!!!
    • NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENT  - Tickets are now available for our New Year's Eve extravaganza at Knott's Berry Farm. Amazing buffet dinner, a night of entertainment and wholesome fun on the farm. Last year we sold out this event in just a few hours, so be sure to pick up your tickets right away - NYE EVENT TICKETS HERE.
    • MC ANNIVERSARY EVENTS NOTICE - Also, we'd like you to save the date for the MiceChat 10th anniversary weekend, which will be held February 6th through 8th at the Disneyland Resort. We have lots of amazing things planned for you! Let us know if you are planning to attend the anniversary and find out about the FANTASTIC Anabella Hotel rate on our MiceChat Facebook Events Page HERE
    • FROZEN FUN DELAYS AT DISNEYLAND - All previews on the 18th and 19th appear to have now been cancelled. Freeze The Night and the Animation meet n' greet will try to open on the 20th. The stage show in MuppetVision and Olaf's Snow Fest won't open until at least the 23rd. Olaf's will operate in limited capacity until January as the Merchandise and Foods teams setting up shop in Stage 17 are the most behind schedule. Storybook Land should re-open on schedule this weekend with a new Arendelle scene.
     
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MiceAge News Round Up: Tony Baxter Moves On, Vintage Pictures and Construction Updates

February 06, 2013 at 4:02 am | No Comments

The recipe for a good MiceChat Round up is simple. Take one part Disney and theme park news and place into a browser.  Mix in information about a Big Thunder Mountain Railroad television show from…

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Walt Disney World Memories – Part 1

February 06, 2013 at 4:01 am | 5 Comments

In today’s From The Mouth Of The Mouse, we begin a multi-part series where we talk to Stan, who worked all over the Walt Disney World Resort! Today, we chat a bit about how he…

Communicore Weekly – Disneyland Trip Report, Disney’s Dream Weavers, Mrs. Potts & Chip

February 05, 2013 at 3:15 pm | 9 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Jeff’s Disneyland Trip Report, Disney’s Dream Weavers, and Mrs. Potts & Chip! TRIP REPORT! – Jeff just came back from an epic 8 day trip…

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Hello and Goodbye at Disneyland

February 05, 2013 at 4:07 am | 109 Comments

Like clockwork, every three years Disneyland gets a new Resort president, and the new guy just arrived to take over in Anaheim. In this update we’ll fill you in on a few of the changes…

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Orlando Parkhopper: Universal Orlando Resort Gets Extra Exciting

February 05, 2013 at 1:04 am | 12 Comments

Construction continues at a rapid pace at the Universal Orlando Resort. Today, we’ll show you what’s new and hypothesize on a potential new lagoon show for Islands of Adventure. Cabana Beach Resort Construction Universal Orlando…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. Episode 49, The Jeff Heimbuch Interview

February 05, 2013 at 1:00 am | 10 Comments

Join us, the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast gang, for episode 49. In addition to the latest Universal Studios Resort news and a listener email,  this edition sees us invite fellow MicePod and MiceChat.com contributor Jeff…

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Disneyland’s Fantasy Faire officially set to open March 12 as Tony Baxter leaves Walt Disney Imagineering

February 04, 2013 at 5:05 am | 36 Comments

Disneyland officially announced the grand opening date of its newest attraction last week. The new Fantasy Faire princess meet-and-greet village next to Sleeping Beauty Castle is scheduled to open its gates March 12, just in…

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Walt Disney World History Books

February 04, 2013 at 4:01 am | 11 Comments

I’ve been collecting Walt Disney World books since 1994. My current count of Disney-related titles puts me at 661 books. I field a lot of questions about books specific to Walt Disney World history, especially…

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

February 03, 2013 at 4:03 am | 20 Comments

One of the best attractions ever created for the Disney theme parks, at least in my opinion, was 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Debuting slightly after Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom first opened its doors…

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Disneyland Paris After the Storm, Part Deux

February 02, 2013 at 4:05 am | 8 Comments

There was a lot of interest in last week’s photos of Disneyland Paris after the record snow storm. This week the resort is starting to dig out from under its dusting of white pixie dust.…

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Disney’s Dream Weavers: The Visionaries Who Shaped Disneyland, Freedomland, the New York World’s Fair and Walt Disney World-and the ties that bind them by Chuck Schmidt

February 02, 2013 at 4:02 am | 1 Comment

Disneyland, Freedomland, the New York World’s Fair and Walt Disney World are all names that make any Disney historian pay attention. When a new book comes out that purports to cover all four, well, that’s…

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In The Parks: Disneyland News and Refurbishments – No Tea For You

February 01, 2013 at 4:03 am | 14 Comments

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure both enjoyed light crowds this week during one of the resort’s last “slow” periods of the season. During this winter hibernation, there are many projects that are quietly tinkered away…

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Dateline Disney World: Magic Kingdom News and Construction

February 01, 2013 at 4:02 am | 12 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World. We were on limited time (fun reference there) this week, so we only have for you what’s going on at the Magic Kingdom, but it still comes out…

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Retro Space Mountain

February 01, 2013 at 12:51 am | 18 Comments

Space Mountain lets you travel through space inside a structure that futurists H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and Leonardo da Vinci might have imagined. This giant copper kettle with a green patina represents an ingenious relic…

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Walt’s City of Tomorrow, Palm Beach Disneyland

January 31, 2013 at 4:03 am | 9 Comments

It’s a Samland double feature today. First up is the story of how Palm Beach almost became home to Disneyland East. Then we find out more about the legendary science fiction author, Ray Bradbury, and…

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Park Wise: Fun with Characters

January 31, 2013 at 4:02 am | 28 Comments

I remember romping through Disneyland as a child. One of my fondest memories was running into the characters. To be honest, it’s no different now. I love seeing the kids’ faces light up when Mickey…

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Dueling Disney – Main Street versus Main Street

January 30, 2013 at 4:03 am | 35 Comments

Welcome to the second installment of Dueling Disney. In our first column, we got a lot of good responses to our initial topic of RESORT SIZE. We asked to know how you felt, and you…

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MiceChat Round up, 10 Years of MiceAge, Trip Reports and Pictures galore!

January 30, 2013 at 4:02 am | No Comments

The MiceAge 10 year Anniversary is almost upon us and we have an amazing amount of Disney and theme park news and discussions to share today in the MiceChat Round Up! Will Dancing return to…

Communicore Weekly – Bob-A-Rounds with Bob Gurr, Totoro, France, Pig Cafe

January 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm | 4 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Bob-A-Rounds & Bob-A-Longs with Bob Gurr, My Neighbor Totoro, France Bathrooms, and the Fiddler, Fifer, and Practical Cafe! DISNEY HISTORY! – Because it’s in our…

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Long Lost Friends

January 29, 2013 at 4:04 am | 25 Comments

Disney World has really gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to the national promotion called limited time magic. Disney considers the program to be part of its one Disney initiative, meaning…

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