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Welcome to the Wakefield Report

July 15, 2013 at 12:01 am | 6 Comments

Welcome to the Wakefield Report, from Chris Wakefield, the newest member of the MicePod. We think you’ll agree that this show is a very fresh take on the Disney parks. Give the show a listen…

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SeaWorld Orlando Summer Update and Antarctica Changes

July 14, 2013 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

Summer crowds have descended on the SeaWorld Orlando resort, with Aquatica closing at capacity most days during the busy 4th of July holiday week. Lines for Antarctica hovered around the 2 hour mark during day…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #60 – HHN, Cabana Bay and Springfield

July 14, 2013 at 12:41 am | 5 Comments

On the newest episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, we have all the recent Halloween Horror Nights news, as well as more information from behind the scenes at the new Cabana Bay Hotel and…

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Maurice Sendak Exhibit at Disney Family Museum Highlights Walt Connection

July 13, 2013 at 3:00 am | 4 Comments

The Walt Disney Family Museum is really working hard to present some interesting and thought-provoking programming. Along these lines, the Museum recently presented “The Maurice Sendak Exhibit: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons”. Of course,…

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Disneyland Resort Anniversary, Splash Troubles, and Updates

July 12, 2013 at 3:00 am | 51 Comments

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure survived the 4th of July holiday mega-week and came out just fine.  The lighter than normal crowds were helped, in part, by annual passholder block-out dates, and made for a…

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Dateline Disney World: Epcot News and Photos

July 12, 2013 at 2:00 am | 15 Comments

This week, we’ll look at what’s going on over at Epcot. Construction, obstructions and refurbishments! About 50 photos for you, so let’s get started! If you’d like to support the column and shop on Amazon.com…

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Two Myths about World Showcase at Epcot

July 11, 2013 at 9:18 pm | 17 Comments

Disney hasn’t added any countries to World Showcase at Epcot since Norway in 1988—that was 25 years ago. On the Internet, two reasons are mentioned over and over. What’s the real story? This is an…

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Knotts Berry Farm Announces Halloween Haunt 2013 Details

July 11, 2013 at 4:00 am | 28 Comments

Last night, Knott’s Berry Farm held a huge announcement event in the Charles Schultz Theatre to reveal all of their dastardly plans for the 41st Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt. Heralding the oldest and biggest…

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Sam Compares Parks, Disney, Universal, Knotts, Magic Mountain

July 11, 2013 at 3:00 am | 21 Comments

Let’s face it: Tickets for theme parks are expensive. Every year, we have come to expect price increases that exceed inflation, and every year, we somehow find a way to pony up the extra bucks. …

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Walt Disney World for Grownups

July 11, 2013 at 2:00 am | 23 Comments

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I hopped a plane from the Sooner State for a week of kid-free fun at the Most Magical Place on Earth?  Well, it turned out to be a…

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Season Pass Podcast: SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Designers PGAV

July 11, 2013 at 1:00 am | 2 Comments

Please welcome back the Season Pass Podcast. This time around, the team speaks with a theme park design firm who has worked closely with SeaWorld and Busch Gardens on a number of high profile attractions.…

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Disney to Honor Tony Baxter and 7 Others with Legend Award

July 10, 2013 at 6:00 am | 23 Comments

We talk about Disney Legends all the time on MiceChat, but do you know how they are minted? At the Disney Legends Awards of course! You are invited to this year’s ceremony, which will take…

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Design: Those were the Times No. 13 – 1955 Surviving Toxic Living

July 10, 2013 at 4:00 am | 23 Comments

Disney legend, Bob Gurr, proves the point that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Or does it? Journey back to the toxic 1950′s with a survivor of better living through chemistry. Today’s Wheel of…

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Disney News Round Up: D23 Expo, Guest Assistance Cards Restriction and more!

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

In this week’s Disney News Round Up, we bring you some great information about upcoming D23 Expo, trip photo reports and more! We have a juicy MiceAge update about changes to the Guest Assistance Card…

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MiceAge Disney Rumor Update: Cars, Conventions and Cashholders

July 09, 2013 at 4:00 am | 151 Comments

Summer is in full swing at the Disneyland Resort! The attendance numbers are still very healthy and continue to reflect the new reality that DCA now pulls in over 40% of the attendance between the…

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Universal Orlando Gets Soggy, Resort Updates and MiceChat Meet Ups

July 09, 2013 at 1:00 am | 10 Comments

Welcome to a busy week for Orlando ParkHopper! With Independence Day celebrations, Cabana Bay Beach Resort construction, Diagon Alley rising magically in the former JAWS lagoon, the completion of Springfield USA, and MiceChat meet-ups scheduled,…

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Disneyland celebrates Independence Week as Big Thunder Mountain continues refurbishment

July 08, 2013 at 5:05 am | 36 Comments

Disneyland celebrated America’s Independence all last week with special fireworks shows, desserts and character meet-and-greets. The Independence Week offerings were part of Disney’s continuing Limited Time Magic promotion, which expanded the traditional four-day run of…

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Fixing Fastpass at Walt Disney World

July 07, 2013 at 3:00 am | 60 Comments

Fastpass+ is coming whether we like it or not. There are those among us that have embraced our new Type A overlords. I am not one of them. I look at the current Fastpass system as…

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Full Throttle added to Coaster Mural at Magic Mountain

July 07, 2013 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

This week’s Magic Mountain update is a little different than some of our recent articles. We’ll have some Full Throttle photos for you as work continues to be done around the ride. But, the biggest…

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Rhinos and Big Cats Featured at Irwin Family’s Australia Zoo

July 06, 2013 at 1:00 am | 3 Comments

Our Australian theme park reporter, Rya86n, has been busy with work responsibilities, but found the time to send us this fun update from the Australia Zoo. ~~Rick Amongst months and months of busy work in…