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Cinderella Blu-ray Release, Does The Shoe Still Fit?

October 05, 2012 at 11:59 pm | 3 Comments

Jeff and George share their review of the new Cinderella Blu-Ray. Does it hold up? How are the special features of this classic princess film? GEORGE: Cinderella was Walt Disney’s return to animated features and…

Communicore Weekly – Live Show for EPCOT’s 30th Anniversary in the Norway Pavilion

October 05, 2012 at 2:47 pm | 2 Comments

This week on Communicore Weekly… We are LIVE from the Norway Pavilion for our EPCOT 30th Anniversary Show and our 38 Week-Aversary! EPCOT History, sing-alongs, Five Legged Goats, Bathroom Breaks, Ron Schneider, and much, much…

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Disney World Update: Epcot Celebrates 30 years and Magic Kingdom grows

October 04, 2012 at 11:58 pm | 22 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’ll look back on Epcot’s 30th Anniversary, which was Monday. We’ll also take a gander at the New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, where more areas…

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Disneyland Resort Update: Prices Rising, Buena Vista Maintenance

October 04, 2012 at 11:55 pm | 49 Comments

Disneyland Resort is in full Fall mode. Halloween Time has begun, and there are the usual smattering of refurbishments and maintenance projects that usually crop up prior to the madness that is the Holiday season.…

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River Country Closed by Brain-Eating Amoeba, Part 2

October 04, 2012 at 11:29 pm | 1 Comment

If you use Google to search for the reason that Disney’s River Country closed, you’ll find the same story over and over. The wording varies, but it’s typically something like this: “New Florida laws required waterparks…

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The Top Five Walt Disney World Sins.

October 03, 2012 at 9:56 pm | 35 Comments

You see it in the parks all the time: Yelling parents, grumpy guests, and bad manners. So many Disney World “sins” are really just the result of nice people being hot, tired, and spending too…

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Six Flags Magic Mountain’s biggest Fright Fest Ever

October 03, 2012 at 8:15 pm | 10 Comments

Fright Fest 2012 begins Friday, October 5th at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Today, we have an EXCLUSIVE first look at one of the new mazes this year, Willoughby’s Resurrected, as well as some news on…

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SeaWorld Orlando Antarctica Progress

October 03, 2012 at 8:14 pm | 10 Comments

Let’s take a look at the massive expansion to SeaWorld Oralndo set to open in 2013.  Antrctica: Empire of the Penguins is a new trackless attraction that will whisk riders away to the frigid southern…

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D23’s Epcot’s 30th Celebration

October 02, 2012 at 11:15 pm | 10 Comments

On Sunday, September 30th, the official Disney fan club, D23 posted in early celebration for Epcot’s 30th anniversary (which was on Monday, October 1). Unlike the October 1 celebrations, which were free and open to…

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Disney News and Theme Park Thrills and Chills

October 02, 2012 at 10:55 pm | 1 Comment

It’s a topsy turvy time in the Disney theme parks.  While Disneyland’s private cast Christmas parties may be gone for good, Epcot is riding high on a 30 year celebration.  In the meantime, many are…

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Aaron Dives Into The Living Seas

October 02, 2012 at 10:50 pm | 2 Comments

Being as how EPCOT’s 30th Anniversary was just a few days ago, I thought this interview would be perfect! For those of you who remember The Seas before Nemo & Friends moved in, it used…

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Universal Orlando keeps the Day Show Going, Night Show Scary

October 01, 2012 at 11:10 pm | 10 Comments

Universal Orlando is pulling triple duty at the moment as they are performing two shows at once.  In the day, they are an operating theme park, at night they are a horrifying Halloween experience, and…

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Universal Halloween Horror Nights and EYEGore Awards

October 01, 2012 at 11:04 pm | 4 Comments

Halloween is big business at Universal Studios Hollywood. So big that they play host to an annual horror awards show this time every year. MiceChat stopped by to visit the EYEGore Awards and see the…

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World Showcase at Night in 1983

October 01, 2012 at 11:02 pm | No Comments

Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the opening of EPCOT Center—now simply called Epcot. Of course, Werner was there in January 1983, when the amazing new park was just a few months old. In today’s…

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Happy 30th Anniversary Epcot – Part One

October 01, 2012 at 12:27 am | 6 Comments

Epcot is 30 years old today. When the park opened on October 1st 1982, it was a groundbreaking and ambitious project not unlike a large scale Tomorrowland with a World’s Fair tacked on to the…

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Knotts Scary Farm Celebrates 40 Years of Fear

October 01, 2012 at 12:15 am | 67 Comments

40 years ago, the first Halloween Haunting of a theme park occurred at Knott’s Berry Farm. That event was rather simple by today’s standards when they took their two signature attractions, The Timber Mountain Log…

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Epcot Center by Richard Beard

October 01, 2012 at 12:00 am | 4 Comments

I have over 600 books in my personal library that are dedicated to Walt Disney, animation and the theme parks. One of my most frequent email requests is for books related to the history of…

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SeaWorld San Diego gets into the Halloween Spirit

September 29, 2012 at 10:14 pm | No Comments

After a successful opening of the new coaster, Manta, and the closure of the much loved Cirque de la Mer show, SeaWorld has calmed down into normal Fall traffic patterns. We return to the lovely…

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Hersheypark is Worlds Most Delicious Theme Park

September 29, 2012 at 9:41 pm | 1 Comment

We are proud to bring you part two of our Hersheypark report by SirClinksalot and CaptPhoebus. Chocolate World replaced the Hershey Chocolate Factory Tour in the early 70′s. Starting with the Chocolate Tour, additional attractions…

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Georgia Aquarium is the Biggest on Earth

September 28, 2012 at 11:29 pm | 6 Comments

KingEric recently made a visit to Atlanta, Georgia. Over the next few weeks, we’ll share some photos from his extensive photo album. This week we have images from the Georgia Aquarium – the largest aquarium…