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Saying No To Cars Land – Fixing the Disney Hollywood Studios

April 14, 2013 at 12:01 am | 59 Comments

Rumors about additions and changes to Hollywood Studios have existed for years. While many are figments of fan boys’ imaginations, usually where there’s smoke, there’s fire. A few months ago, Al Lutz reported that a…

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Epic Tokyo Disneyland Trip Report Part Three: DisneySea

April 13, 2013 at 3:59 am | 28 Comments

I’m pleased to present Part Three of ChrisNJ’s incredible report on his trip to the Tokyo Disney Resort. In case you missed the first two parts, I suggest that you read them in order. Part…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast – TheTwo Year Anniversary

April 13, 2013 at 3:15 am | 2 Comments

It’s time for another visit to the podcasting world of Universal Orlando and a little bit of Universal Hollywood. I still can’t believe that we have been putting out a twice a month podcast talking…

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In The Parks: Iron Man for Disneyland

April 12, 2013 at 4:00 am | 33 Comments

This week we have more magical news for you from the Disneyland resort.  For starters, we have news that the Iron Man exhibit will be previewing today for a short period, to annual passholders only.…

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Worlds Tallest Vertical Loop Completed at Six Flags Magic Mountain

April 12, 2013 at 3:58 am | 29 Comments

We were invited up to Six Flags Magic Mountain yesterday to see the topping off of Full Throttle’s Loop. We were able to take a great behind the scenes look at this enormous bit of…

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Happy Hollow Crooked House Returns

April 12, 2013 at 3:45 am | 5 Comments

I recently had the pleasure of taking a backstage tour of Happy Hollow’s famous Puppet Theater and I must say, it was a dream come true. I grew up watching Happy Hollow’s puppet shows from…

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Dateline Disney World: New Epcot Restaurant, Flower and Garden, and Photos

April 12, 2013 at 3:40 am | 13 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’ll be taking a look at the latest news out of Epcot. With Flower and Garden in full force, a new restaurant being announced, and lots…

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Bountiful Valley Farm Mural

April 11, 2013 at 11:40 pm | 8 Comments

An idyllic farm is nestled in rolling hills. A farmhouse is mostly hidden by a cluster of trees. A bounty of crops surrounds an old fashioned red barn. It’s harvest time here. Some foliage has…

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Park Wise: 5 Ways to Cut Costs on a Disney Vacation

April 11, 2013 at 3:00 am | 36 Comments

Most travelers keep their fingers crossed for the next great promotion and discounts to be released in time for their vacation.  While these offers can often save guests big bucks, there are a few little…

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A Window on Main Street for Buzz Price – Part II

April 11, 2013 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

Harrison “Buzz” Price was a visionary business man who profoundly influenced Walt Disney and many decisions regarding the theme parks and how and where they should be built. Two years ago, Sam Gennawey made it…

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X Marks The Spot: 1996 Magic Kingdom Park Map

April 11, 2013 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

Let’s reach into the magical treasure chest of maps and pull out a real winner. Ah, yes, a classic, a 1996 Magic Kingdom park map. Let’s see what we find when we take a look…

MiceChatter with Sarah: Lost Friends Week

April 10, 2013 at 9:39 pm | 5 Comments

Sarah, the MiceChatter, is excited, very excited, about Long Lost Friends Week (a part of Limited Time Magic at Disneyland Resort). Which characters are you most excited to meet?  Links for this video: Dateline Disneyland…

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Welcome to Accountaneering Disney

April 10, 2013 at 4:01 am | 72 Comments

It doesn’t take much effort to search Micechat and find the many references to me and my former co-workers…”Accountaneers,” “sharp pencil boys,” “bean counters”…the list goes on and on. Unfortunately those shout-outs are not typically…

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Disney News Round up: Vintage Films in Walt’s Footsteps

April 10, 2013 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Where can see Walt Disney playing in his backyard, an Easter trip report to Disneyland, and new Dumbo popcorn buckets all in one place? The MiceChat Round up of Disney, theme park and travel news…

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SeaWorld San Diego: Putting It Together

April 10, 2013 at 1:00 am | 8 Comments

Change is coming to SeaWorld San Diego, so we’re back with another update. We’ve got a lot to cover this week, including major developments on the new entrance, the new temporary entrance, Cirque 2013, and…

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MiceAge Update: Tron-morrowland and Monsters Backlot

April 09, 2013 at 4:00 am | 101 Comments

Spring break crowds are beginning to wane, and the Anaheim parks will soon begin a few brief weeks of slow off-season through early May. The past few weeks of busy crowds only cemented the new…

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Avatar Moves Forward at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

April 09, 2013 at 3:55 am | 26 Comments

Kevin Yee is on a roll today. He takes us from Animal Kingdom to Epcot and beyond. He’s got an eagle’s eye on what’s going on at the Walt Disney World Resort and he’s worried…

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ipm on MiceChat: The Thea Awards Honor the Best Themed Attractions of 2012

April 09, 2013 at 3:50 am | 4 Comments

This past Saturday, members of the themed entertainment design community met at the Disneyland Hotel to honor their peers for the best themed attractions of last year at the 2013 Thea Awards.  Presented by the Themed…

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Universal Orlando Resort Preparing for Massive Summer

April 09, 2013 at 3:00 am | 11 Comments

Fast cars, big queues, new apps, hiring news, and more walls coming down around Transformers. Yes, the Orlando Parkhopper is running around the Universal Orlando Resort again this week, with news from nearly every corner…

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Spring break winds down as construction projects continue at Disneyland

April 08, 2013 at 5:05 am | 31 Comments

Big crowds continued through the final week of Disneyland‘s busy spring break season. As the final crowds of spring break hit the parks, work continued on Disneyland’s various on-going projects. In Fantasyland, work continues on…