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Disney News Round Up: SpectroMagic Burns Out, D23 Expo Scoop, 4th of July and More

July 03, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

This week’s Disney Round Up brings a mixed bag of theme park news. It looks like Spectromagic has been permanently unplugged. The first reviews of The Lone Ranger are not looking promising. Disneyana shop has…

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SpectroMagic Destroyed and Other Disney World News

July 02, 2013 at 3:00 am | 45 Comments

Kevin Yee brings another update from Walt Disney World, where there’s good news and shocking news to share. First Test of FASTPASS+ Successful Last weekend, Disney World conducted a test of the MagicBands, that crucial…

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Universal Orlando News – HHN, Dining Plan and Attraction updates

July 02, 2013 at 2:00 am | 13 Comments

We have lots of news to share from all around the Universal Orlando Resort today. Universal has been moving quickly to make Summer 2013 a banner year, but with a watchful eye on 2014 as…

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Disneyana takes over the Disney Gallery as Disneyland kicks off Independence Week festivities

July 01, 2013 at 5:05 am | 35 Comments

The introduction of Starbucks on Disneyland‘s Main Street, U.S.A. continues to bring some unexpected changes to the 58-year-old theme park’s main entrance. The latest change has pushed The Disney Gallery from its home in the…

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Season Pass Podcast: Cars Land with Mangum, Morris, Holt & DCA!

July 01, 2013 at 12:11 am | 11 Comments

Fantastic news to start your week. The Season Pass Podcast, the leading show on all things theme park, has joined the MicePod on MiceChat.com. From now on, you’ll find their show right here. Please help…

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Cirque Dreams Splashtastic – A thoroughly entertaining show at Discovery Kingdom

June 30, 2013 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

This past Memorial Day Weekend, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom opened up their new show for this summer: Cirque Dreams Splashtastic. We finally got a chance to head out to the park to see the show,…

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A Stroll Through Southwick Zoo

June 30, 2013 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

You all know Tim Grassey from his well researched editorial articles on MiceChat, today’s we’ve got something very different from him, a trip report from the Southwick Zoo. Cute animal alert! – Rick Southwick’z Zoo…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #59: Creature Design Competition

June 30, 2013 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

Hello and welcome to episode 59 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, brought to you by MiceChat! In this episode, we discuss some e-mails sent in from listeners like you and news from both Orlando…

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The Amazing Legacy of Concept Artist Eric Heschong

June 29, 2013 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog shares a very personal tribute to the late, great concept artist Eric Heschong. Eric started his amazing career painting scenery for CBS and animation backgrounds at Hanna…

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California’s Great America Strikes Gold with new Wooden Rollercoaster

June 29, 2013 at 2:01 am | 31 Comments

Earlier this spring, Calfornia’s Great America in Santa Clara opened Gold Striker, the “Tallest and Fastest Wooden Coaster in Northern California”. Not only is it the fastest in Northern California, but in our opinion it’s…

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EXCLUSIVE Behind The Scenes Interview With D23 and Disney Parks And Resorts About The Upcoming Expo

June 28, 2013 at 6:00 am | 38 Comments

The D23 Expo is a massive event which reaches into all corners of the Disney empire. Just think about all the things that Disney is involved with: Movies, television, radio, books, consumer products, theme parks,…

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Disneyland Red, White, and Blue

June 28, 2013 at 3:00 am | 21 Comments

We have a patriotic update for you today from the Disneyland Resort. As part of Limited Time Magic, July 4th has been spread across the full week. We offer our suggestions for fireworks viewing and…

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Dateline Disney World: Tidbits from Around the World

June 28, 2013 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

Dateline Disney World brings tidbits from all over the World this week, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the photos! If you’d like to support the column and shop on Amazon.com at the same time,…

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Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations

June 27, 2013 at 9:36 pm | 4 Comments

It’s early 2005, and it’s easy to pose with Mickey because there are 75 of him. But don’t expect a hug. Each Mickey is made of polyurethane with an internal steel frame, weighs approximately 700…

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Magic Kingdom: Exceptional, Acceptable, and Regrettable

June 27, 2013 at 3:00 am | 32 Comments

Last time, I took at look at my recent trip to Epcot. This week, the focus is on the Magic Kingdom. As we now know, the Magic Kingdom is Disney World’s premier park, with a…

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Daring to do Disney Without Your Kids

June 27, 2013 at 2:00 am | 21 Comments

I’m currently sitting at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, watching families walk by with toddlers babbling in their Mickey-balloon decorated strollers and brothers racing each other to each lamp post. Parents are scolding their teenagers and chasing…

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Walt Disney World in the Rain Preparedness Guide

June 27, 2013 at 1:12 am | 14 Comments

Rainy season has come to Orlando, and the amount of moisture coming down in the afternoons continues to increase. This mixture of hot temperatures and extra humidity in the air can make an afternoon at…

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SeaWorld Summer Nights Kickoff and Explosive New Shamu Rocks

June 26, 2013 at 3:00 am | 10 Comments

As summer kicks off in Orlando, it is time once again to experience SeaWorld Summer Nights. And this year, with Antarctica, and an explosive new ending to Shamu Rocks, we have a lot to share. …

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Disney News Round up: Monsters of the Lone Ranger!

June 26, 2013 at 2:15 am | No Comments

This week’s Disney news Round Up we share some excitement regarding movie reviews and premieres! Disney’s The Lone Ranger premiere took over Disney’s California Adventure and Monster’s University made a killing at the box office…

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Walt Disney Studios Dedicates Soundstage to Annette Funicello

June 25, 2013 at 4:00 am | 17 Comments

Yesterday, in a small ceremony inside the Walt Disney Studios, Soundstage 1 was rededicated as the Annette Funicello Stage. Arguably the most popular Mouskateer, Annette commanded a sizable crowd of fellow Mousketeers, Disney dignitaries, studio…