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Gumball Rally 2013 Results and Photos

May 09, 2013 at 8:25 pm | 35 Comments

May the 4th has come and gone, but it left behind Gumball Rally memories to last a lifetime. Whether you were with us for our three day extravaganza or just following along online, we hope…


SAMLAND: The Port Disney Story

May 09, 2013 at 4:00 am | 31 Comments

Back in the late 1980s, Walt Disney Productions management was becoming increasingly concerned with the public realm surrounding Disneyland. The area had been deteriorating for years due to the laissez-faire attitude toward planning within the…


The Pros and Cons of Solo Disney Travel

May 09, 2013 at 3:00 am | 36 Comments

In August 2012, I embarked on my first solo trip to Walt Disney World.  My little Disney geek was also headed to the World, but with his grandparents, so I was able to take my…


DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.9 – 1943 WWII Middle School Goat Farmer

May 08, 2013 at 3:00 am | 19 Comments

Bob Gurr, Disney Imagineering legend behind such attractions as the Monorail and Autopia, is back to spin the Wheel of Years for us once again. This time he takes us way back to his days…


Disney News Round Up: An Inside Eye On The Magic

May 08, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

The MiceChat Round up is back with a flurry of Disney news and Theme Park information. Have you ever been to Disney California Adventure’s exclusive club, 1901?  We’ll share a trip report of this exclusive…


May the Fourth Be With You

May 07, 2013 at 3:00 am | 13 Comments

Disney World got another one of its Limited Time Magic events correct this past weekend. On the surface of things, much of the celebration of May 4th — the so-called Star Wars day — was…


Orlando Parkhopper: Transformers Prepare for Battle at Universal Orlando Resort June 20th

May 07, 2013 at 1:00 am | 13 Comments

Prepare for battle! This week, Megatron attacks downtown Orlando with a spectacular billboard and viral video. The Hogwarts Express train tracks are now visible and a train ride to the school of magic becomes even…


Cars Land gets repaved as Disneyland goes to Fullerton Railroad Days

May 06, 2013 at 5:05 am | 31 Comments

Disney California Adventure‘s new Cars Land area is getting some major work done as its version of Route 66 gets repaved less than a year after opening. The repaving work was needed after the incredibly…


Universal Studios Hollywood Construction and Harry Potter news

May 06, 2013 at 2:00 am | 13 Comments

We have big news and photo update for you from Universal Studios Hollywood.  The Wizarding World of Harry Potter finally has a place to call home, but the Gibson Amphitheater and Curious George will be…


Frontierland Construction at Disneyland Paris

May 05, 2013 at 12:02 am | 4 Comments

Here’s another Disneyland Paris resort update, thanks to Allain Littaye of the Disney and more blog. New construction has begun on Big Thunder Mountain and the new Ratatouille attraction at Walt Disney Studios is progressing…


The Kellogg House: Corn Flake King’s Summer Palace

May 04, 2013 at 2:01 am | 12 Comments

Join us as we travel with MiceChatter, Wendygirl, to the campus of Cal State Pomona, about 30 minutes north of Disneyland. This is the site of the Kellogg family (think corn flakes) summer home and…


Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast – Episode 55 – A Mixed Bag

May 04, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Hello again, wow, it’s time for another episode of the show already! Episode 55 is a corker, jam-packed with the latest news and reviews from Universal Orlando and Hollywood, listener emails, of which there are…


In The Parks: Disneyland Resort and the Sinking Road to Cars Land

May 03, 2013 at 3:00 am | 46 Comments

It was a slower week for Disneyland Resort news, but there is still plenty for us to share with you. We have exclusive news for you on the reopening of Space Mountain which should make…


Dateline Disney World: Epcot News and Photos

May 03, 2013 at 2:00 am | 16 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at Epcot news and projects as the Flower and Garden Festival starts to wind down. Taking these photos was an adventure due…


Yesterland: Ken-L Land Pet Motel

May 02, 2013 at 10:46 pm | 9 Comments

Sorry. You can’t take your pet into Yesterland. So let your pet stay at the Ken-L Land Pet Motel. Look for the wide building with Dutch doors at both ends. The doors are yellow—just like…


Disneyland and the Exceptional, Acceptable, or Regrettable – Part 3

May 02, 2013 at 3:00 am | 36 Comments

It was not my intention to milk this topic for a third installment, but everybody seemed to be having so much fun with it that I threw caution to the wind and here we are…


Great America Gold Striker Update

May 02, 2013 at 1:01 am | 13 Comments

Howdy Micechatters, time for another Designed to Thrill! This week I’ll be covering recent construction on Gold Striker at California’s Great America. Enjoy . . . As many Bay Area amusement park goers know, Gold…

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Park Wise: Vacationing with a Reluctant Disney Traveler

May 02, 2013 at 12:01 am | 18 Comments

If you’re hanging around this site, chances are you’re a mega Disney fan. Weirdly, though, not everyone is.  Crazy, right?  Even weirder, sometimes those people end up on a Disney vacation with you.  Maybe it’s…


MiceChat News Round up: Too Many Monsters, Give Kids the World, Disney Dish

May 01, 2013 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

Take a dash of Disneyland, a monstrous dose of Walt Disney World, and you have the start of a great MiceChat News Round up.  Even as we gear up for the annual Gumball Rally event…

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SeaWorld San Diego is Construction Central

May 01, 2013 at 12:01 am | 7 Comments

June gloom has hit us early in San Diego, but we still have a lot to share with you from SeaWorld.  The main entrance construction is rumbling along as the 50th anniversary of this seaside…