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Wakefield Report : 9 Theme Park News Nuggets You Need to Know

September 23, 2013 at 12:01 am | 5 Comments

How can I possibly contain myself? As I type this I have only 3 days to go until I land in California. I am on Cloud 9 and can not wait for my first visits…


MiceChat Sip and Nibble: The best way to experience Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival

September 22, 2013 at 3:00 am | 5 Comments

I can’t believe it has been six years since we dreamed up the concept of “Sip and Nibble” as we strolled around Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival during the very first MiceChat Walt Disney World…

Street Drum Corps Presents Blood Drums

September 22, 2013 at 2:30 am | No Comments

With the opening of Knott’s Scary Farm upon us it seems appropriate to cover one of HAUNT’s most exciting offerings; Blood Drums, presented by Street Drum Corps. This high-energy street drum ensemble has been exciting…


Disneyland Paris Spruces Up Before Winter Arrives

September 22, 2013 at 2:08 am | 10 Comments

The management of Disneyland Paris is taking advantage of smaller crowds and temperate weather to attend to a number of small projects throughout the park. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog takes us…


Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #65 – The EPIC Trip Report

September 21, 2013 at 1:00 am | 9 Comments

Hello Micechatters and UUOP listeners, welcome to episode 65 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. This episode is Lee and Tracey’s report from their recent three week trip to Orlando, on which they made nine…


In The Parks: Pumpkins, Bumpkins, and a Little Starbucks Somthin’

September 20, 2013 at 3:00 am | 29 Comments

It’s Halloweentime at the Disneyland resort and the season is just about ready to kick into high gear.  The first Mickey’s Halloween Party will stroll into Disneyland park a week from today (on September 27th)…


Knotts Scary Farm Exclusive Preview of the Gunslinger’s Grave

September 20, 2013 at 2:00 am | 5 Comments

The idea of a western-themed maze for Halloween Haunt is a no-brainer for the theme park that built its reputation on a western ghost town aesthetic.  In fact, up-and-coming maze designer, Gus Kreuger, explains, “It’s…


DCA Then & Now, Part 2: Around Condor Flats

September 20, 2013 at 1:40 am | 17 Comments

In the second of a series of Disney California Adventure “then and now” comparisons, Yesterland looks at Condor Flats, “a high-desert airfield dedicated to the wonder and ingenuity that helped spawn California’s legendary aviation industry—from…


Ten Things to Pack in Your Disney Carry On

September 19, 2013 at 3:00 am | 37 Comments

Whether you’re headed East and using Disney’s Magical Express (and won’t see your checked bags until a few hours after you arrive) or you’re going out West, there are a few important things you should…


This is WindowtotheMagic Part 2 – Main Street USA 2012 Loop

September 19, 2013 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

This is Part 2 of our WindowtotheMagic Podcast introduction for MiceChat MicePod Listeners! On this show, we introduce you to our Background Music Loop shows, with our most popular loop show ever, the Disneyland Main…


SeaWorld Exclusive: Killer Whale Treadmill and Jungle Jack Hanna

September 19, 2013 at 1:00 am | 29 Comments

It’s an interesting update for you today from SeaWorld Orlando, which is testing out some new technology to keep their whales happy and healthy. Also, Jungle Jack Hanna appeared in the park this week as…


DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.18 1946 Futuristic Cars Arrive

September 18, 2013 at 3:00 am | 18 Comments

Bob Gurr was hired by Walt Disney to design the Autopia. It remains a Disney classic to this very day. We have a special treat today as Disney Legend, Bob Gurr, shares the story of…

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Season Pass Podcast: Prepare for Horror and Haunts

September 18, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

For the last five years, the Season Pass Podcast has recorded a plethora of in-park podcasts devoted to the people, haunts and screams of Halloween in theme parks, and over the last two years TSPP has taken…


Disney News Round up: Boos, Clues, and Pumpkins Too

September 18, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

The MiceChat Disney News Round Up is back with your weekly summary of theme park goodness.  It seems that Disney is finally getting rid of the much-abused Guest Assistance Card system (GAC).  What will they…

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MiceAge Disneyland Update: Parties, Parking, and Planned Projects

September 17, 2013 at 3:00 am | 260 Comments

The post-summer off season of low crowds at Disneyland Resort lasted only two weeks, and after the crazy Friday the 13th Villains event Disneyland has crashed into its wildly popular HalloweenTime season before it shifts…


Mousetalgia Hits The MicePod!

September 17, 2013 at 2:00 am | 6 Comments

The hits just keep coming. Please put your hands together for the newest stars of the MicePod, Mousetalgia! If you are a podcasting nut, then you’ve no doubt already run across this EXCELLENT show. And…


Universal Orlando Resort Attendance Up 20 Percent and New Attraction Plans

September 17, 2013 at 12:01 am | 36 Comments

We have news from all around the Universal Orlando Resort, with updates for Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios and CityWalk.  And we also look into the future for both Orlando and Hollywood as we get…


Disneyland kicks off Halloween Time with a very busy Friday the 13th party

September 16, 2013 at 5:05 am | 47 Comments

Disneyland kicked off its popular Halloween Time season with a bizarre and insanely busy Friday the 13th event that brought out villains, special dance parties, special food and huge crowds until 1 a.m. on Friday…


Bowling for Dollars and the 9 Theme Park News Nuggets You Need to Know from the Wakefield Report

September 16, 2013 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

Wow! What a busy week for me! Bowling, villains, and more. First off, let me give a HUGE thanks to all who supported Team MiceChat at the 2013 Blogger Bowl! I am so grateful and…


Six Flags Magic Mountain – Fright Fest Preview

September 15, 2013 at 3:00 am | 5 Comments

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2013 is just around the corner and we’ve got the scoop for you. With 2 all new mazes and one re-theme of the stand-out maze from last year as…