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A Carefree Day in Victoria British Columbia

July 28, 2012 at 11:09 pm | 8 Comments

Last week, we soared over Canada in a seaplane with British Columbia_DisneyGeek. This week, we’ll see what he found upon landing.                            …

Posted in Weekend Update


Disney Review: Walt Disney Imagineering

July 27, 2012 at 11:33 pm | 7 Comments

Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at Making the Magic Real was released in 1996 and was, truly, one of the first books to take us inside the hallowed halls of Imagineering. It’s not…


Saying Goodbye to The Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

July 27, 2012 at 11:32 pm | 6 Comments

MiceChatter and longtime Weekend Update contributor, CaptPhoebus, recently took a quick trip to San Antonio, Texas. As is typical of my MiceChat friends, he visited multiple theme parks while he was in the area. His…

Posted in Weekend Update


Photos in Wonderland – The Disneyland Difference

July 27, 2012 at 11:00 pm | 7 Comments

Welcome once more to Photos in Wonderland, your digital photographic trip through the realms of the theme park! For this installment, the topic at hand revolves around Disneyland. Everyone knows the big photographic opportunities within…


Extra Magic Hours and Country Bear Jamboree Cutbacks at Disney World

July 26, 2012 at 11:50 pm | 10 Comments

Hello, and welcome to This week, brings news of some unfortunate cutbacks. The popular Magic Kingdom Extra Magic Hours and Country Bear Jamboree may be suffering changes which won’t be popular among fans. We will…


Disneyland and the Jungles of Anaheim

July 26, 2012 at 11:45 pm | 39 Comments

With the recent news of civil unrest in Anaheim, many potential guests are concerned, debating whether or not a visit to the happiest place on Earth is also a safe place. We answer those questions…


Compass Books & Café in Downtown Disney

July 26, 2012 at 9:42 pm | 1 Comment

Remember, a time not long ago, when there was a book store in Anaheim’s DownTown Disney?  You won’t need directions, but you will need a Compass.  You see, Compass book store is long gone to…

Posted in Features, Werner Weiss


Your Guide to Surviving Character Dining at Disney World

July 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm | 14 Comments

I’m about to write something that might seem like sacrilege to some Disney fans: I don’t really care for character dining.  It’s not that I don’t feel a flutter of happiness in my cold little…


The Genesis of Epcot According to Marty Sklar

July 25, 2012 at 10:00 pm | 11 Comments

Sitting Next To Famous People This past weekend, I was invited by the fine people of the Disneyana Fan Club to participate in the Author’s panel at their annual national convention in Garden Grove. There…

Just Ask Alex – Favorite Snack Food

July 25, 2012 at 3:15 pm | 1 Comment

Alex is your typical 9 year old who loves Disney. In “Just Ask Alex,” he answers YOUR burning questions about Disney. In this episode of “Just Ask Alex,” Alex answers the question “What is your…


Summer Fun edition: Disney News and Theme Park Round Up

July 24, 2012 at 8:30 pm | 3 Comments

Brilliant Disney photography and theme park news are the highlights of this weeks MiceChat Round up.  Are the Subs at Disneyland safe now that Finding Nemo may have a sequel in the works?  Why were…


Mauricio’s International Adventures At Walt Disney World

July 24, 2012 at 8:02 pm | 5 Comments

Today’s Disney cast member interview is with Mauricio, who worked in both the International College Program (in Animal Kingdom) and the Cultural Representative Program (in EPCOT). Yes, he is one of those authentic Cast Members…

Communicore Weekly – PeopleMover, Meet Me At The Magic Kingdom, Best Fantasyland Ride, The Land

July 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm | No Comments

This week on Communicore Weekly… IT’S TIME FOR DISNEY HISTORY! – Take trip around Tomorrowland as Jeff and George explore the PeopleMover! GEORGE’S BOOK OF THE WEEK! – George takes a look at Kathy Jakobsen’s…

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Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Review

July 24, 2012 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

Last month Universal Studios Florida unveiled a new attraction called Despicable Me. It wasn’t a brand new building; this was the former home of the simulator movie Jimmy Neutron, so it’s no surprise that the…


Top Ten Ways To Enjoy An Evening In Disneyland

July 23, 2012 at 11:54 pm | 28 Comments

Disneyland is better at night. This isn’t my opinion–it’s an unassailable truth. (Okay, it is my opinion…but it should be a fact!) I am a firm believer that a big part of the appeal of…


Universal Orlando Prepares For Transformers

July 23, 2012 at 11:40 pm | 4 Comments

We return to the Universal Orlando Resort to check on the progress of what we have identified as a new Transformers ride. Since last week, The CBS affiliate in Orlando ran the Transformers story and many…


SeaWorld Orlando Thaws Some Information On Upcoming Antarctica Expansion

July 23, 2012 at 11:34 pm | 7 Comments

This Week, SeaWorld Orlando released a new promotional teaser video advertising Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.  This new mega attraction and land will transport visitor to the frosty southern reaches of Earth for an up-close…


Disneyland celebrates its 57th birthday and U.S.A. Olympic Volleyball teams on parade

July 23, 2012 at 1:43 am | 25 Comments

Disneyland marked its 57th birthday with a cavalcade of characters singing “Happy Birthday To You” and a parade down Main Street celebrating the U.S.A. Volleyball teams headed to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Meanwhile,…


Knott’s Berry Farm Puts A New Focus On Food

July 22, 2012 at 10:51 pm | 24 Comments

As summer presses on, Knott’s Berry Farm continues to make improvements which add value and substance to the park. Management has been investing in infrastructure, landscaping and set decoration which has truly improved the overall…


Chris Strodder Interview: The Disneyland Encyclopedia

July 22, 2012 at 10:51 pm | 5 Comments

Sometimes, a book is released that catches you by surprise. I reviewed the Disneyland Encyclopedia and realized that it was going to be one of my favorite and most important research tools. I emailed the…