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  • January 26, 2015: Walt for Disneyland’s 60th –
    The 60th Anniversary media party and announcement is Wednesday night, even if TDA suits are still under strict orders to not talk about it and pretend it's only a Frozen Fun media event. Walt Disney will be used very purposely for the Diamond Celebration, in a way that will even surpass his use for the 50th Anniversary. Much will be revealed on Wednesday!
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Long Lost Friends

January 29, 2013 at 4:04 am | 25 Comments

Disney World has really gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to the national promotion called limited time magic. Disney considers the program to be part of its one Disney initiative, meaning…

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Universal Orlando Resort Refurbs and Construction Update

January 29, 2013 at 4:02 am | 26 Comments

January used to be ‘off season’ in Orlando, but thanks to an increase in international visitors, and growth in domestic travel, all the parks in Orlando have been experiencing record January crowds.  Even with the…

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Disneyland continues through the winter off-season with refurbishments, construction

January 28, 2013 at 5:39 am | 30 Comments

Seasonal rain washed out what could have been big crowds visiting the Anaheim area for various convention and special events. Despite the rain, Disneyland refurbishments and construction projects continue through the winter months. Guests visiting…

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Theme Park Studio, a First Look

January 28, 2013 at 5:37 am | 21 Comments

Raise your hand if you’re a Roller Coaster Tycoon fan! Did you spend months crafting your theme park, taking care of guests, hiring maintenance workers and janitors? How many garbage cans did you strategically place?…

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Record Snowfall Turns Disneyland Paris into a Winter Wonderland

January 27, 2013 at 4:03 am | 26 Comments

Record snowfall blanketed Disneyland Paris, turning this already beautiful park into a winter wonderland. The snow paralyzed public transportation and air flights. Even the Eiffel Tower was closed. One weather station in Paris measured 4.5 inches…

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Kevin In Wonderland: Walt Disney World’s Enchanted College Program

January 27, 2013 at 4:02 am | 9 Comments

Well, it’s all said and done; my first college program is over. I’ve made some of the most amazing memories and I’ll never forget the experiences that I had and those I’ve met. Now that…

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Welcome to the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast

January 27, 2013 at 4:01 am | 8 Comments

Welcome to MiceChat’s very first Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast. Hot on the heals of our successful Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, we’ve been inspired to share news and views from the parks Shamu built! Join hosts Eric…

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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…

Posted in IPM on MiceChat

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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…