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Stars Celebrate Peter Pan 60th Anniversary Celebration at El Capitan Theatre

January 19, 2013 at 4:04 am | 7 Comments

The stars came out to the El Capitan Theatre to mark the 60th anniversary of Disney’s beloved animated film, Peter Pan. Kathryn Beaumont (Wendy), Margaret Kerry (Tinker Bell) and Ted Thomas (director, writer and musician.)…

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Dateline Disney World: New French Bakery at Epcot and Magic Kingdom News

January 18, 2013 at 4:05 am | 29 Comments

This week, we’ll take a look at the new bakery in the France pavilion at Epcot, as well as news and construction at the Magic Kingdom. We have almost 80 photos for you this week,…

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Disneyland Big Thunder Under a Crane, Mansion reopened, Grizzly Down

January 18, 2013 at 4:03 am | 46 Comments

Quite a bit is happening at the Disneyland Resort this week.  Today marks the return of the classic version of The Haunted Mansion since Jack Skellington moved in last September.  We also get another dose…

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Blue Ribbon Bakery

January 17, 2013 at 9:21 pm | 7 Comments

When it’s morning at Yesterland and you want coffee and a buttery pastry or melt-in-your-mouth muffin, just head halfway up Yester Main Street, U.S.A. to the Blue Ribbon Bakery. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Blue Ribbon…

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Sam Examines the Small Print Behind the My Disney Experience Program

January 17, 2013 at 4:02 am | 60 Comments

As the battles between Disney and the other theme park operators is notched up another level with the introduction of the My Disney Experience program (MyMagic+), it is instructive to see how two of the…

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Checking up on Busch Gardens Tampa

January 17, 2013 at 4:01 am | 9 Comments

Today we venture through Busch Gardens Tampa  for the latest news from this great alternative to the Orlando parks.  While the last bits of holiday decorations are still being shed, preparations are being made for…

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MiceChat Podcast #5: Disney’s Orwellian Adventure?

January 16, 2013 at 4:02 am | 10 Comments

Al Lutz, Doug Barnes and Dusty Sage discuss the latest from the Disney and Universal theme parks. It’s a big start to the new year: Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World have new Presidents. We’ll tell you what…

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Disney News Round Up: To Disney Infinity and Beyond

January 16, 2013 at 4:01 am | 2 Comments

Disneyland News, Walt Disney World happenings, snow in Tokyo and Oscar nominations are just some of the absorbing topics in this weeks MiceChat Round Up. We also have stunning photography from the Disneyland resort from…

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The Season Pass Bob Gurr Podcast Collection

January 15, 2013 at 11:11 pm | 2 Comments

If you listened to the last MiceChat Podcast, you heard us talk a lot about legendary Disney Imagineer, Bob Gurr, who recently started a new column on MiceChat. Doug informed us that he has recorded…

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January 15, 2013 at 4:05 am | 11 Comments

Enough happens in O-Town that it’s impossible for a single person to see everything, especially if trying to cram it all in on weekends. So it happens sometimes that I’m very late to the party,…

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SeaWorld Orlando Antarctica Progress

January 15, 2013 at 4:01 am | 3 Comments

Here at MiceChat, we’re big fans of SeaWorld Orlando. The freedom that this park has to develop new attractions, compared to their other U.S. properties, has resulted in a nice mix of education and entertainment.…

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Golden Horseshoe Revue returns as Big Thunder Mountain closes for refurbishment at Disneyland

January 14, 2013 at 5:05 am | 38 Comments

Disneyland‘s busy holiday season faded away last week as both parks entered the off-season with various refurbishment projects. In Disneyland, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is now closed for an extensive 10-month overhaul that will bring…

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In The Parks – Knotts Revitalizes Log Ride

January 13, 2013 at 4:01 am | 14 Comments

With the back to back Halloween and Christmas crowds now a memory, Knott’s Berry Farm is gearing up for a banner summer with three new attractions and a major refurbishment.  The world famous Timber Mountain…

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Walt Disney World’s Main Street Bakery

January 13, 2013 at 12:52 am | 10 Comments

Main Street Bakery The simple and classic Main Street Bakery has been a staple of the Magic Kingdom park since its opening in 1971.  Although offerings have continued to change and evolve throughout the years,…

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Disney Songstress Eden Espinosa Releases New Album

January 12, 2013 at 4:02 am | 5 Comments

MiceChatters igrules and MicCheshire were lucky enough to attend the recent release party for Disney songstress Eden Espinosa’s first album. Eden is well known locally for her perforrnances as Elphaba in the Los Angeles and…

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In The Parks: Disneyland Golden Horseshoe Revue Returns

January 11, 2013 at 4:04 am | 35 Comments

The new year has begun and changes are a’plenty at the Disneyland Resort.  Yesterday saw the return of a beloved show  to Frontierland in the form of the Salute to the Disneyland Golden Horseshoe Revue.…

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Lots of Walls and Construction at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World

January 11, 2013 at 4:02 am | 18 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World. There was big news in the Disney universe this week as we learned that Meg Crofton would finally be leaving as head of the Walt Disney World Resort…

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TWA and the Moonliner: Rocket to 1986—from 1955

January 10, 2013 at 9:27 pm | 4 Comments

One original 1955 Tomorrowland attraction gave guests the kind of experience that Walt Disney’s Tomorrowland dedication promised—Rocket to the Moon, presented by a major airline, TWA. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: TWA and the Moonliner.  …

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DisneyWhirl – New Top Execs in Orlando and Anaheim

January 10, 2013 at 4:44 am | 31 Comments

Just a short note on yesterday’s news… We knew this executive shuffle was coming, and as before we see both the expected and the unexpected taking place. First and foremost the good news is that…

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Stagnation at DisneyQuest

January 10, 2013 at 4:44 am | 16 Comments

New President at Walt Disney World George Kalogridis, currently in charge of Disneyland, will move to take the top spot at Walt Disney World on February 1. Michael Colglazier, currently the vice-president in charge of…

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