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1974 Vintage Walt Disney World Parade

May 06, 2013 at 12:01 am | 6 Comments

What time is the 3:00 parade? More likely, what year is the 3:00 parade? I’ve got some more photos from 1974 courtesy of Tim Hollis, co-author of Mice Tracks (check out the post from last…


Frontierland Construction at Disneyland Paris

May 05, 2013 at 12:02 am | 4 Comments

Here’s another Disneyland Paris resort update, thanks to Allain Littaye of the Disney and more blog. New construction has begun on Big Thunder Mountain and the new Ratatouille attraction at Walt Disney Studios is progressing…


Shanghai Noon and Knights

May 04, 2013 at 2:01 am | 1 Comment

Released under the Touchstone label, Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights are finally getting the Blu-ray treatment. But is it worth it? George: Originally released in 2000, Shangahi Noon turns out to be your typical fish out…


The Kellogg House: Corn Flake King’s Summer Palace

May 04, 2013 at 2:01 am | 12 Comments

Join us as we travel with MiceChatter, Wendygirl, to the campus of Cal State Pomona, about 30 minutes north of Disneyland. This is the site of the Kellogg family (think corn flakes) summer home and…


Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast – Episode 55 – A Mixed Bag

May 04, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Hello again, wow, it’s time for another episode of the show already! Episode 55 is a corker, jam-packed with the latest news and reviews from Universal Orlando and Hollywood, listener emails, of which there are…


In The Parks: Disneyland Resort and the Sinking Road to Cars Land

May 03, 2013 at 3:00 am | 46 Comments

It was a slower week for Disneyland Resort news, but there is still plenty for us to share with you. We have exclusive news for you on the reopening of Space Mountain which should make…


Dateline Disney World: Epcot News and Photos

May 03, 2013 at 2:00 am | 16 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at Epcot news and projects as the Flower and Garden Festival starts to wind down. Taking these photos was an adventure due…


Yesterland: Ken-L Land Pet Motel

May 02, 2013 at 10:46 pm | 9 Comments

Sorry. You can’t take your pet into Yesterland. So let your pet stay at the Ken-L Land Pet Motel. Look for the wide building with Dutch doors at both ends. The doors are yellow—just like…


Disneyland and the Exceptional, Acceptable, or Regrettable – Part 3

May 02, 2013 at 3:00 am | 36 Comments

It was not my intention to milk this topic for a third installment, but everybody seemed to be having so much fun with it that I threw caution to the wind and here we are…


Great America Gold Striker Update

May 02, 2013 at 1:01 am | 13 Comments

Howdy Micechatters, time for another Designed to Thrill! This week I’ll be covering recent construction on Gold Striker at California’s Great America. Enjoy . . . As many Bay Area amusement park goers know, Gold…

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Park Wise: Vacationing with a Reluctant Disney Traveler

May 02, 2013 at 12:01 am | 18 Comments

If you’re hanging around this site, chances are you’re a mega Disney fan. Weirdly, though, not everyone is.  Crazy, right?  Even weirder, sometimes those people end up on a Disney vacation with you.  Maybe it’s…


Mystic Manor: An Original E-Ticket Attraction in the Classic Sense

May 01, 2013 at 3:00 am | 57 Comments

Though it technically isn’t open until May 1st, guests visiting Hong Kong Disneyland have begun to experience the original creative environment that is Mystic Manor. Luckily for us, videos of the ride have already appeared…


MiceChat News Round up: Too Many Monsters, Give Kids the World, Disney Dish

May 01, 2013 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

Take a dash of Disneyland, a monstrous dose of Walt Disney World, and you have the start of a great MiceChat News Round up.  Even as we gear up for the annual Gumball Rally event…

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SeaWorld San Diego is Construction Central

May 01, 2013 at 12:01 am | 7 Comments

June gloom has hit us early in San Diego, but we still have a lot to share with you from SeaWorld.  The main entrance construction is rumbling along as the 50th anniversary of this seaside…

Communicore Weekly – Monsanto, Lots To Do In Line, Theme Park Studio, Mighty Microscope

April 30, 2013 at 11:33 am | 5 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Monsanto At Disney, Lots To Do In Line, Theme Park Studio, and the Mighty Microscope! Download on iTunes here! | http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/communicore-weekly/id496333443 Direct download here! | http://www.bamferproductions.com/communicore/0068-CommunicoreWeekly.mp3 DISNEY…


Accountaneering Disney: The Calculus of Defining a Child at Disneyland

April 30, 2013 at 4:00 am | 48 Comments

Hello again MiceChat!  First of all, thank you all for the many kind words left in the comments!  I was overwhelmed by the response to my first article.  While I had assumed that the pictures…


Farewell SpectroMagic and Fort Langhorn Escape Tunnel at the Magic Kingdom

April 30, 2013 at 3:00 am | 22 Comments

Apparently, about a month ago the “escape tunnel” from Fort Langhorn, in the Magic Kindom’s Tom Sawyer Island, was unceremoniously closed. I couldn’t get any confirmation from the front line Cast Members (who may indeed…


Universal Orlando Resort UH-OH Down Below Parade Woes

April 30, 2013 at 12:01 am | 15 Comments

We are back this week with news and photos from all around the dynamic Universal Orlando Resort. With updates at Transformers, Springfield USA, Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley and the troubled Superstar Parade.  We also have…


Monstrous Summer to scare up 24-hour party at Disneyland as ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ prepares to debut

April 29, 2013 at 5:05 am | 24 Comments

Disneyland will kick off its 2013 summer season with a 24-hour “all-nighter” this Memorial Day holiday weekend. The 24-hour party will launch the Disney Parks “Monstrous Summer” marketing campaign, based on Disney-Pixar‘s upcoming animated film…


MiceChat Podcast 7 – Getting Geeky for Summer 2013

April 29, 2013 at 1:00 am | 7 Comments

The MiceChat Podcast is back with a very special episode featuring lots of great news and surprises. April turned into a huge news month for Disney and theme park fans. With the opening of Mystic…