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  • November 18, 2014: Join us in Celebration, Fl, this Friday – We invite you to join us at a very special event in Disney's master planned community of Celebratio, Fl. The event is a benefit for the Walt Disney Birthplace restoration project:
    • - November 21st in Celebration, Florida - Walt Disney Birthplace benefit with Bob Gurr. Enjoy a fun filled cocktail reception with a true Disney Legend. Tickets and details here
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Vintage Walt Disney World Photos from 1972 and 1973

December 10, 2012 at 5:01 am | 20 Comments

If you’ve looked online for vintage photos (who can define vintage anyway) of Walt Disney World, you’ll find the interwebs sorely lacking. There are numerous sites dedicated to Disneyland photos and there isn’t much about…

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Disney’s Beach Club Resort features Gingerbread Carousel

December 09, 2012 at 5:03 am | 2 Comments

Denise Preskitt shares this close-up look at the charming gingerbread carousel at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. ~~Rick One of the things I enjoy most about Christmas at Walt Disney World is the various decorations and…

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Candlelight Procession Dining Package and New Holiday Treats!

December 09, 2012 at 5:03 am | 1 Comment

One of the long-standing traditions at Epcot is the Candlelight Procession.  It’s become so popular that Disney has added dining packages that include priority seating for the event. The Candlelight Procession started at Disneyland in…

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WONDERful MiceChat Cruise on the Disney Wonder, Day Five

December 09, 2012 at 5:02 am | 5 Comments

BC_DisneyGeek continues his trip report with day five of the MiceChat Cruise on the Disney Wonder. If this looks like fun to you, check out the information about the 2013 MiceChat Cruise at the end…

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Hong Kong Disneyland Celebrates A Sparkling Christmas

December 08, 2012 at 5:02 am | 9 Comments

We have a great Hong Kong Disneyland update from Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog. As we have seen over the years, Disney has brought the American-style Christmas tradition to the other countries…

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Fairest One of Them All, The Making of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

December 08, 2012 at 4:01 am | 3 Comments

December 21, 2012 marks the 75th anniversary of the release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This was a monumental film for the Disney Company and is arguably one of the single most important…

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Grand Openings – Test Track and New Fantasyland Now Officially Open at Walt Disney World

December 07, 2012 at 5:03 am | 13 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This was a big news week with the grand opening of New Fantasyland and the reopening and complete re-imagining of Test Track over at Epcot! Before we start,…

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Refurbished Magic at the Disneyland Resort – Indy Reopens!

December 07, 2012 at 5:02 am | 30 Comments

Refurbishments, ride closures, and upkeep are all part of the life of any well-maintained theme park.  Disneyland has been maintaining things nicely ever since the 50th anniversary and it is to be commended.  It’s all…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Bestows Whomanitarian Award Upon Betty White

December 07, 2012 at 5:01 am | 8 Comments

On Thursday, December 6th, the estimable Betty White was awarded the Whomanitarian award for her lifelong dedication to animal welfare. Ms. White graciously accepted the honor and kicked off Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood. The…

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The Original Carnation Ice Cream Parlor

December 06, 2012 at 9:00 pm | 8 Comments

Whether you’re looking for a meal, dessert, or both, you’ll enjoy the atmosphere and nostalgia at the Carnation Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Original Carnation Ice Cream Parlor.   When…

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Universal Studios Hollywood – The Show Must Go On – Rain or Shine

December 06, 2012 at 5:03 am | 14 Comments

The old saying, “The show must go on,” is taken seriously at Universal Studios Hollywood. We visited the park last week during a rain storm and found that when bad weather rolls through, their gates…

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Coffee with Kurtti: MiceChat’s Newest Column and Podcast

December 06, 2012 at 5:02 am | 5 Comments

For the few Disney fans who don’t know who Jeff Kurtti is, his body of work spans many mediums. He’s authored such books as: Walt Disney’s Imagineering Legends, Disneyland Through the Decades, and Since the…

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Should You Add Insurance to Your Disney Vacation

December 06, 2012 at 5:01 am | 7 Comments

For a lot of guests, adding insurance to their Disney vacation package makes perfect sense.  Maybe your job situation is iffy or planning a trip far in advance makes you nervous.  Maybe you’re just worried…

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Disney Newsletter: Candlelight Snuffed, Test Track 2.0 Opens, Celebrations and more!

December 05, 2012 at 5:03 am | No Comments

An all new version of Test Track has finally reopened at Epcot in Walt Disney World and we have several reports that that should have Disney smiling.  Meanwhile, in Anaheim, the Disneyland resort plows through…

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What’s Happening at the Walt Disney Family Museum in December – and Free Admission on December 5th

December 05, 2012 at 5:02 am | 7 Comments

Snow White was a huge hit for the Walt Disney Family Museum in November, much like she was for Walt himself when the film was first released. The special exhibition Snow White and the Seven…

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Valerie is a Disney All Star

December 05, 2012 at 5:01 am | 1 Comment

In this week’s From The Mouth Of The Mouse, I chat with Valerie, who worked at the Walt Disney World resort hotels. I find that a lot of the folks from the resorts have much…

Communicore Weekly – Royal Street Bachelors, Snow White, MK Parties, Gaston’s Tavern

December 04, 2012 at 3:01 pm | 4 Comments

Welcome to the latest Communicore Weekly, where we talk about the Royal Street Bachelors, Snow White, MK Parties, and Gaston’s Tavern! DISNEY HISTORY! – Learn all about the Royal Street Bachelors in this week’s History…

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Test Track Rebooted at Epcot

December 04, 2012 at 5:05 am | 34 Comments

Color me impressed. The new Test Track is no mere reboot from a tired industrial setting to a multi-hued digital world that would look right at home in the movie Tron, a concept that struck…

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Unique Christmas Fun Universal Orlando Resort Style

December 04, 2012 at 5:02 am | 8 Comments

December 1st marked the beginning of the Holiday Season for the Universal Orlando resort. Even with large parts of the resort behind construction walls, this isn’t stopping Universal Orlando from showcasing some of the most unique Holiday…

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Busch Gardens Tampa Opens Christmas Town

December 04, 2012 at 5:01 am | 4 Comments

Busch Gardens Tampa held their first ever Christmas Town event this past weekend and all was merry and bright!  This special event runs select nights (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) through December 23. The entire park is decked…