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Changes coming to Knotts Mine Train and Camp Snoopy

November 20, 2013 at 3:00 am | 34 Comments

Welcome back to Knotts Berry Farm!  We last left them in the soupy fog of Halloween.  But now, the park is transforming from scary to merry as they prepare the park for their annual Christmas…

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Disney News Round Up: Winter dreams to defunct rides.

November 20, 2013 at 1:00 am | 2 Comments

Today the Disney and Theme Park News Roundup arrives with a very sad bit of news.  Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney’s daughter, has died at the age of 79 due to complications from a fall…

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Disafterdark Disney Podcast , SE02E04 Colin Farrell Cross Dressing

November 20, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Welcome back to the Mouses Head Pub and thank you for the download. This week, we chat about some news.. Nick and Paul have seen Saving Mr Banks and Blackfish, and share their views on…

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Osborne Lights Return-For the Last Time?

November 19, 2013 at 3:00 am | 31 Comments

I was out of town last week when it opened, but the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights returned recently to Disney Hollywood Studios, and it’s as impressive as ever. There is speculation (based on…

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Orlando Parkhopper – Grinchmas arrives and Red Oven Pizza Bakery Opens

November 19, 2013 at 2:00 am | 11 Comments

We are back with a big update from Universal Orlando Resort. Grinchmas has popped up at Islands of Adventure and a brand new restaurant has opened in CityWalk, plus we have a resort-wide photo update…

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Mousetalgia 265: From Indian Village to Critter Country

November 19, 2013 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

Along the edge of Disneyland’s Rivers of America, Critter Country and Splash Mountain welcome guests into a wilderness of friendly fauna. But before Critter Country, there was Bear Country and its Jamboree, and before Bear…

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Viva Navidad brings cultural holiday fun as Winter Dreams light up the night at Disney California Adventure

November 18, 2013 at 5:17 am | 30 Comments

Disney California Adventure has ramped up its offerings for the holidays this year with a dazzling new holiday version of its hugely popular “World of Color” water-and-light show. In addition to the new “World of…

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Welcome to the DoomBuggies Spook Show

November 18, 2013 at 12:30 am | 8 Comments

Welcome, Mortals, to the DoomBuggies Spook Show, a new podcast from DoomBuggies.com. The DoomBuggies Spook Show is dead-icated to bringing you a bit of Haunted Mansion news, haunting theme park happenings, and Haunted Mansion history…

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9 Theme Park News Nuggets and Wakefield Report Episode 54

November 18, 2013 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

Hello Nuggeteers and MiceChatters! Another week in the books, and another week of great theme park news stories. The haunt season has come to a close and the smaller, regional theme parks have moved to…

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Hoopla Review and Fruitcake Follies

November 17, 2013 at 3:00 am | 5 Comments

It was a crisp hazy morning in Anaheim when the MiceChat Holiday Hoopla kicked off at the ESPN Zone yesterday. What’s a Hoopla, you may ask? Well, it’s a festive breakfast celebrating Disney legends and…

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SeaWorld – New Nighttime Shows, New Rides and a Sea of Surprises

November 17, 2013 at 2:00 am | 17 Comments

We have a special SeaWorld article for you today featuring an interview with the Corporate Vice President of Entertainment for SeaWorld Parks, Dennis Wirzman. He’ll give us a glimpse of what’s in store for the…

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The Making of Harry Potter: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

November 16, 2013 at 3:00 am | 10 Comments

Ian Parkinson made a trip to The Making of Harry Potter: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and shares these great photos. As a fan of both the books and the movies, I never get tired…

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Winter Dreams hits World of Color and Holidays at the Disneyland Resort.

November 15, 2013 at 3:00 am | 18 Comments

What a HUGE week it has been for the Disneyland Resort.  The holidays kicked off on Tuesday November 12th and the action has been non-stop since.  In fact, last night, the world premier of World…

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Bright Nights for Osborne Lights at Disney Hollywood Studios

November 15, 2013 at 2:00 am | 14 Comments

Today, we’ll be taking a look at the Osborne Lights at Disney Hollywood Studios! We have over 40 photos as well as some video to share with you. So let’s see what’s twinkling at Walt…

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Window to the Magic #394.5 – Author Sam Gennawey Interview

November 15, 2013 at 1:00 am | 1 Comment

Paul and author Sam Gennawey sit down at Steakhouse 55 to discuss Sam’s new book, The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream, which is now available at all fine…

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Review: The Disneyland Story

November 14, 2013 at 11:24 pm | 6 Comments

The reality is that nobody has ever written such a book about Disneyland before Sam Gennawey. There have been other excellent books about the park, but they’ve all been picture books that have not sought…

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How Long to Stay at Disney World

November 14, 2013 at 3:00 am | 37 Comments

After “Where to stay?”, “How long to stay at Disney World?” is one of the most popular questions I receive from guests and friends planning a trip to Orlando.  While there is no magical answer,…

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Introduction to The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream

November 14, 2013 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

As many of you know by now, Sam Gennawey has released his new book, The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream.  Today we share the introduction of this book as…

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Season Pass Podcast: Brian Morrow of SeaWorld and Busch Gardens

November 14, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

TSPP Interviews Brian Morrow, the Creative Director of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, in this episode of the Podcast.  Brian looks back to the beginning of his career, from an intern at Six Flags, to food safety, to…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.22 – Disney Fantasy Secret Tour

November 13, 2013 at 3:00 am | 14 Comments

Today’s Wheel of Years has stopped at 2013, so here we go. MiceChat and Fairy Godmother Travel hosted a recent Caribbean Cruise on Disney Cruise Lines fabulous cruise ship, Fantasy. By far the most beautiful…