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Walt in Wonderland

January 26, 2013 at 4:03 am | 3 Comments

Before Mickey Mouse, there were characters and films that represented the Disney name. You might be familiar with some of them and a few of them are only known through production notes, stills and roughed-out…

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New Seal Harbour Exhibit debuts at SeaWorld Australia

January 26, 2013 at 4:02 am | 4 Comments

Our theme park reporter from down under, Rya86n, has sent us photos from SeaWorld Australia’s newest exhibit. Although the sea life featured in Seal Harbour are not new to the park, the attraction makes a…

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Full Throttle track appears at Magic Mountain, new Dining Plan, More

January 26, 2013 at 4:01 am | 11 Comments

Over the past few weeks, construction of Six Flags Magic Mountain’s newest coaster has kicked into high gear. Land clearing and digging is well underway as footers are being poured. There is some track and…

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A SeaWorld San Diego Update

January 26, 2013 at 4:00 am | 10 Comments

We’ve got a brief update from SeaWorld San Diego this weekend covering construction on the park’s new entrance and some projects around the property. NEW ENTRANCE New fences have popped up on the left side…

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In The Parks: Yellow Sky Tower Ride at Disneyland, Fantasy Faire, Refurbishments and Celebrations

January 25, 2013 at 4:03 am | 40 Comments

There’s a ray of light at the Disneyland Resort as the Blue Sky Preview Center in Disney California Adventure opens a new exhibit featuring the new Fantasy Faire Village.  But that isn’t all that is…

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Dateline Disney World: Classic Characters Return to Magic Kingdom and Studios News

January 25, 2013 at 4:02 am | 14 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! In this week’s column, we’ll take a look at some Limited Time Magic (or is that Limited Magic Time?), some projects at the Magic Kingdom, and also some…

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Homage to the Moonliner

January 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm | 8 Comments

Two icons of Disneyland’s early Tomorrowland endure, even though the originals were destroyed in the 1960s. One is the House of the Future. The other is the Moonliner, which stood at the entrance to the…

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Before “THE HOBBIT” In HFR, There Was “OKLAHOMA!”

January 24, 2013 at 4:04 am | 16 Comments

EDITOR’S NOTE: We’d like to welcome Joseph Kleiman of InPark Magazine to MiceChat. His new column focuses on the technical aspects of the theme park industry. Please give him a warm MiceChat welcome! Over the…

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Disneyland Main Street: Form Follows Function

January 24, 2013 at 4:03 am | 9 Comments

Looking through my files the other day, I came across an early 1970s Cast Member training manual for Disneyland’s Main Street U.S.A. In this case, Main Street was describe as the area that included the…

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The Challenge Of Traveling With Friends To Disney World

January 24, 2013 at 4:02 am | 14 Comments

Top Tips For Taking On The World With Friends Ahh, the Disney trip.  This is the stuff dreams are made of, my friends.  After years of making these dreams come true for ourselves, our family…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times No. 3 – The Red Car Diaries

January 23, 2013 at 4:03 am | 22 Comments

The Wheel of Years will be sent spinning and when the clicking stops, the red arrow will point to a year – that’s where we’ll start. The tale can flow forward or backward, flow into…

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Disney News Round Up: 10 Years and counting.

January 23, 2013 at 4:03 am | No Comments

Disneyland continues to dazzle with its selections of Limited Time Magic, while Walt Disney World languishes in fake snow and meet and greets. Disney California Adventure’s Hyperion Bridge gets a new coat of paint while…

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A Star Tours Pilot Shares His Disneyland Stories

January 23, 2013 at 4:02 am | 20 Comments

In today’s From The Mouth Of The Mouse, we chat with Bob, who worked attractions in Tomorrowland at Disneyland! Though he dreams of one day becoming a Monorail Pilot, he was happy to share his…

Communicore Weekly – Captain EO, Art of Disney, Frankenweenie, XS 17

January 22, 2013 at 3:10 pm | 1 Comment

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly,  where we talk about Captain EO, Art of Disney, Frankenweenie, and XS 17! DISNEY HISTORY! – Learn how we are here to change the world as we explore the…

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Habit Heroes Fat-Free?

January 22, 2013 at 4:04 am | 11 Comments

When Habit Heroes opened for previews in Innoventions in early 2012, it faced an immediate firestorm for its portrayal of fat people. The story went viral and became national news when the National Association to…

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Hurricane Hanna Waterside Bar and Grill reopens at Walt Disney World Beach Club Resort

January 22, 2013 at 4:03 am | 4 Comments

If you’ve visited Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort over recent months, chances are you’ve learned that Hurricane Hanna’s is closed for refurbishment.  The planned extensive refurbishment was from August 27, 2012 and re-opens today,…

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Universal Orlando Resort Getting Harry-er

January 22, 2013 at 4:02 am | 17 Comments

Things are getting more Harry at the Universal Orlando Resort.  As discernible progress has been made at the Harry Potter construction sites in each park, we are able to make out more and more of what is…

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Disneyland celebrates Mardi Gras as Tinker Bell Half Marathon races through Anaheim

January 21, 2013 at 5:49 am | 16 Comments

Disneyland kicked off its annual Mardi Gras celebration over the weekend with the return of the New Orleans Bayou Bash! celebration. The Mardi Gras-themed live entertainment and food offerings in New Orleans Square return on…

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Disney Imagineers give a sneak peek of the Fantasy Faire at the Blue Sky Cellar

January 21, 2013 at 5:48 am | 37 Comments

The Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar at Disney California Adventure opened a new exhibit last week giving an in-depth preview of the new Fantasy Faire project at Disneyland. The new princess meet-and-greet village expands…

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Theme Parkeology Mystery Solved and Vintage Magic Kingdom Main Street

January 21, 2013 at 4:03 am | 9 Comments

For the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to discover how and when several photographs were taken at Walt Disney World. I’ve had some fantastic comments and some amazing emails with satellite images, Google Earth…