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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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How I Fell In Love With Disneyland

July 21, 2012 at 11:19 pm | 42 Comments

I recently had the privilege of flying out to California for a few days to work with Disney Legend Rolly Crump on our forth-coming book about his life, It’s Kind Of A Cute Story. While…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Details – Photos In Wonderland

July 21, 2012 at 11:00 pm | 9 Comments

This week, Photos in Wonderland is zipping down to Studio City, CA, for a look around Universal Studios Hollywood. I personally love this park (oddly laid out though it may be) and can find just…

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Disney Trivia from the Vault of Dave Smith

July 20, 2012 at 11:07 pm | 8 Comments

Is an introduction to Dave Smith really necessary? The recently retired Chief Archivist Emeritus of the Walt Disney Archives has been the happy, helpful and cheerful face of the Archives since its inception on June…

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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor A Splashing Option In Los Angeles

July 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm | 6 Comments

We’ve been taking a look at Southern California water parks this summer. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, located next to Magic Mountain offers a great way to cool off in the heat of summer. Whether you…

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Soarin’ Over Canada

July 20, 2012 at 11:00 pm | 7 Comments

Our MiceChat friend BC_DisneyGeek recently took a flight from Vancouver, BC to Victoria, BC in a 14-passenger seaplane. His strategic seating in the co-pilot’s spot allowed him to capture some breathtaking photos.      …

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New Fantasyland construction, Magic Kingdom and Epcot news from Disney World

July 19, 2012 at 11:39 pm | 8 Comments

Hello, and welcome to This week, we have yet another construction update, some other tidbits from around that park, as well as some news from over at . Let’s dive right in! Welcome to the…

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In Spite of Cars Land, Disneyland Attendance Seems Flat

July 19, 2012 at 11:12 pm | 73 Comments

It was a milestone week for Disneyland, which turned 57 years old on Tuesday.  The little park which Walt was told would never work has only grown more popular over the years. And it honestly…