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The Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, Episode 71 – CityWalk the Walk

December 14, 2013 at 12:54 am | 1 Comment

Hello and welcome to episode 71 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. For your listening pleasure, we have the latest news which includes the annual pass benefits at Universal Orlando during the holiday season; Harry…

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Disneyland Resort Holiday Frolic and Flowers

December 13, 2013 at 3:00 am | 17 Comments

Happy Friday folks!  Today’s update is choc full of fun news and information from the Disneyland Resort.  To begin with, the Flower Market has returned to Main Street U.S.A. in what we are hoping is…

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Discovery Science Center: Science of Gingerbread

December 13, 2013 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

The holidays are usually associated with visions of sugar plums, candy and old St. Nick. But for the 8th year in a row, Discovery Science Center is presenting an inquisitive take on Christmas with, The…

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DCA Then & Now, Part 4: More Paradise Pier

December 12, 2013 at 9:01 pm | 4 Comments

Welcome to part 4 of Yesterland’s “then and now” series about Disney California Adventure. Part 3, featuring Paradise Pier, promised a follow-up article with more Paradise Pier comparisons. Here it is! Today, Yesterland looks at…

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Universal Orlando CityWalk Expansion to Add 8 New Venues in 2014

December 12, 2013 at 7:30 am | 32 Comments

For fans of the Universal Orlando Resort, it has been a crazy few years.  The world changed in June 2010, when the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened at Islands of Adventure.  In the following…

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How to Celebrate Your Birthday at Disney

December 12, 2013 at 3:00 am | 20 Comments

Yours truly is having a birthday next Thursday (and, I really can’t fathom how I didn’t plan to be at a Disney Park on my 30th!!), so I thought I’d share some of the fun…

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Samland – DISNEY FOR SALE?

December 12, 2013 at 2:00 am | 19 Comments

Like many entertainment enterprises, sometimes the events taking place backstage are more interesting than what the audience was meant to see. That was certainly the case at Walt Disney Productions. By 1984, long time cracks…

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The Ghosts of Disney Holidays Past

December 12, 2013 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments

This week, Jeremiah shares with you several forgotten or little known audio files from Disney Parks Holiday celebrations.  The Ghosts of Disney Holidays Past are: The Main Street Electrical Parade – Christmas Version Luminaria Holiday…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.24 1943 Movie Stars and Paper Routes

December 11, 2013 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

Today’s Wheel of Years has stopped at 1943, so here we go. In the movie, Saving Mr. Banks, Walt Disney, played by Tom Hanks, tries to convince author P.L.Travers to allow Disney to make her…

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Disney News Round Up: Walt’s Birthplace, Holiday Processions and more!

December 11, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Does the Disneyland resort Jingle Cruise sink or swim?  Is the Five and Dime wardrobe change at Disney California Adventure a step in the right direction or just loose change? Walt Disney World and the…

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Season Pass Podcast: Walt Disney Birthplace – Restore and Preserve

December 11, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

TSPP reveals the historic restoration project that is driven by Brent Young and Dina Benadon of Super 78 and Season Pass Podcast: The Walt Disney Birthplace Historical Preservation Project! The team discusses the motivation and acquisition…

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Kevin Yee – A Christmas Town Lesson for Disney

December 10, 2013 at 3:00 am | 8 Comments

I’ve not previously been to Busch Gardens Tampa for their Christmas decorations. It’s a private party with an upcharge ticket you have to buy, mimicking the Magic Kingdom’s model, and it seems on almost every…

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Universal Orlando Grinchmas and Macy’s Parade

December 10, 2013 at 2:00 am | 11 Comments

We kick off a busy week at the Universal Orlando Resort with Christmas celebrations at both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.  This update will put a spotlight on the current Christmas offerings, and this…

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Mousetalgia 268: MyMagic+, Frozen

December 10, 2013 at 12:01 am | 7 Comments

In today’s Mousetalgia, we discuss the benefits and perils of the new MyMagic+ experience at Walt Disney World and review Disney’s Frozen. First, we talk about dining at Walt Disney World, and the resort’s newest…

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Candlelight lights up Disneyland with holiday magic and Main Street gets festive with flowers

December 09, 2013 at 5:05 am | 36 Comments

Disneyland‘s annual Candlelight Processional and Ceremony was held over the weekend, narrowly missing rain that could have otherwise washed the show out. The popular event packs in thousands and brings Town Square to life with…

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Christmas Town Sparkles at Busch Gardens Tampa

December 09, 2013 at 1:15 am | 5 Comments

Christmas Town is in full swing at Busch Gardens Tampa and I had the opportunity to check out this year’s version of this wonderful nighttime holiday event, which runs select nights through December 23. This…

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Christmas Cheer at Disneyland Paris plus Ratatouille Ride Update

December 08, 2013 at 3:00 am | 11 Comments

Christmas cheer has broken out at the Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris and it looks like the Ratatouille Ride construction is coming right along. Alain Littaye of the Disney and More blog shares photos…

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Disney Cast Blast: Animals on First

December 08, 2013 at 2:00 am | 9 Comments

This week we take a look at how challenging communication can be at any Disney theme park. Enjoy the first story exclusive to MiceChat, all the way from Disneyland Paris. After you make your way back…

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Disafterdark Disney Podcast , SE02E06 A Feminine Touch.

December 08, 2013 at 1:00 am | 1 Comment

Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download. Our guest this week is Michelle, ex of the Minnie Minxes and now a Disney Dream Girl. Here’s what the crew is drinking…

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Marvel World at Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2013

December 07, 2013 at 1:48 am | 9 Comments

Hello, readers!  I’ve been hard at work editing my husband’s new graphic novel, Monster Elementary.  I have had to balance my time more frugally lately.  But, your patience is rewarded!  Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo was…