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SAMLAND: Selections from the Library

October 17, 2013 at 3:03 am | 1 Comment

Sam Gennawey reviews two interesting books for Disney fans today.  First up King of the Jesters, the Danny Kaye biography from David Koenig.  And after that is New Media For Designers + Builders by Stephen…

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WTTM WDW 022 “Boo to You and a Perfect Mansion Ride”

October 17, 2013 at 3:00 am | No Comments

This week, Jeremiah takes you to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom for a few adventures captured during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2013.  You will hear the wonderful and very fun Boo to You…


DESIGN: Those Were The Times No. 20 – 1950 Sports Car Racing

October 16, 2013 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

Bob Gurr, race car fanatic?  That’s right.  This Disney Legend was a speed racer way back in the day.  In fact today we set our time machine to 1950 and try to keep up with…

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Disney News Round Up: Avatar Animal Kingdom, Halloween Time and More

October 16, 2013 at 12:29 am | No Comments

It has been a rough week for Disneyland as they re-launch their disabled access program. How is it holding up with the many upset guests that do not like the changes? We also have big…


Disney Animal Kingdom Avatarland in Context

October 15, 2013 at 3:00 am | 81 Comments

The Avatarland project at Disney’s Animal Kingdom got a sudden and unexpected boost Friday night (United States’ time) when details and concept art were unveiled at the D23 Expo taking place in Tokyo, several time…

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Knott’s Scary Farm Shows Scare and Entertain

October 15, 2013 at 2:14 am | 9 Comments

When most folks think of Knott’s Scary Farm, haunted mazes immediately come to mind.  Foggy alleyways with sinister monsters around every corner are the quintesential image from the world’s biggest, longest running, theme park Halloween…


SeaWorld Orlando Spooktacular is a Kid Friendly Halloween Treat

October 15, 2013 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

October in Orlando is Halloween Season, with each resort offering their own holiday event to guests.  At SeaWorld Orlando, their ‘Spooktacular’ Halloween event caters to families with kids and is included with your daily park…


Wakefield Report: Daydreaming About The SoCal Parks

October 15, 2013 at 1:23 am | 1 Comment

Join Chris Wakefield and the MiceChat crew this Friday at Epcot for the MiceChat Sip and Nibble around the World Showcase Lagoon for Food and Wine festival. Event information HERE. The first week home after…


Disability Access Service brings change to Disneyland as the holidays continue to quietly move in

October 14, 2013 at 5:05 am | 55 Comments

Disney’s new Disability Access Service (DAS) at its domestic theme parks debuted last week and brought big changes to how disabled guests will experience Disney’s theme parks. The debut of the new system brought long…


Delusion: Masque of Mortality is a Must See!

October 14, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Last year was our first experience with the “Haunted play,” Delusion. Not knowing what to expect, or what the heck a “Haunted play” was, we approached a stately old mansion in a residential neighborhood near…

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Mousetalgia 259 and 260: Halloween Double Feature

October 14, 2013 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

It’s a Halloween double feature from Mousetalgia. Save some time to listen to two great episodes to one of our favorite podcasts. There’s no turning back now . . . Knott’s Halloween Haunt and Mickey’s…


Hong Kong Disneyland Previews New Iron Man Experience

October 13, 2013 at 3:00 am | 18 Comments

Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced that Hong Kong Disneyland will receive the Iron Man Experience in 2016. This will be the first Marvel ride to open in a Disney theme…


Frozen – A Look at Frozen, the Upcoming Disney Animated Film

October 13, 2013 at 1:30 am | 13 Comments

It is a rare treat indeed to get a chance to peek into the future.  But that’s exactly what happened when MiceChat was invited to visit the hallowed halls of Walt Disney Animation for a…

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Soaptanian and the three Muskerpauls

October 13, 2013 at 12:30 am | No Comments

The Blokes at Dis After Dark are back in the Mouse’s Head Pub recording the latest show. Paul B and Paul D are drinking ‘Old Speckled Hen’ and ‘Magners Cider’ respectively, Nick is on Pepsi…

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Ghosts and Ghoulies Invade Disneyland Paris

October 12, 2013 at 3:00 am | 17 Comments

The Halloween decorations at Disneyland Paris are abundant, and the ghosts and ghoulies have a whimsical style – perfect for a Disney park! Here’s a photo report from Alain Littaye of the Disney and more…


Themed Entertainment Association SATE’13 Conference

October 12, 2013 at 12:44 am | 8 Comments

This past weekend the beautiful and historic city of Savannah, Georgia played host to the Themed Entertainment Association’s (TEA) annual SATE Conference. Hosted this year by the Savannah College of Art & Design, SATE is…


Season Pass Podcast: Phil Hettema-From Disneyland to Universal to the World!

October 12, 2013 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments

This week the TSPP team travels to Pasadena to talk with Phil Hettema (President/Creative Executive of the Hettema Group).  Phil discusses his beginnings in the Themed Entertainment World.   His career starts at Disneyland designing costumes, then to creating…


DASneyland struggles with new Disabled Program

October 11, 2013 at 3:00 am | 92 Comments

Disneyland’s Halloween Time continues, but the big scare this week was the introduction of the new Disability Access Service (DAS), the replacement for Disneyland’s much abused Guest Assistance Card program. Disney prepared for big lines…


Disney Hollywood Studios News and Photos

October 11, 2013 at 2:00 am | 22 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World. This week, we’re taking a look at what’s happening at Disney Hollywood Studios. We have close to 50 photos from the park, so let’s dive right in! If…


Blumhouse of Horrors presents The Purge Fear the Night

October 11, 2013 at 1:00 am | 11 Comments

Last Year Jason Blum, producer of such horror films as Insidious, Paranormal Activity, and The Purge, burst onto the haunt scene in Los Angeles with the fully immersive haunted house attraction called the Blumhouse of…

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