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Alaska Cruise: Icy Strait Point

September 08, 2013 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

Here’s part four of BC_DisneyGeek’s report on his Alaska Cruise on the Celebrity Century. I’d like a pineapple fritter please. ~~Rick Part four of the trip has us heading to our first port, Icy Strait…

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MiceChat Urgently Needs Your Help to Give Kids The World

September 07, 2013 at 3:00 am | 1 Comment

MiceChat needs your support. Next week (Sept 12th), we’ll participate in a fundraiser for one of our favorite charities, GIVE KIDS THE WORLD. The Blogger Bowl will feature writers and staff of some of your…

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Port Aventura Spain: One of Europe’s Best Theme Parks

September 07, 2013 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

Originally built by Busch Entertainment Corp. and the Tussaud Group, the Spanish theme park, Port Aventura, was purchased by Universal in 1997 and renamed Universal Port Aventura. After Universal added a water park and two…

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SeaWorld Teases Expansion to Aquatica Orlando

September 06, 2013 at 11:29 am | No Comments

On Friday the 6th, SeaWorld Parks and Resorts teased an expansion to their flagship water park, Aquatica in Orlando. When Aquatica first opened in 2008, Kevin Yee reviewed Aquatica for MiceChat and said, “They need…

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Oswald Moves in for a limited Time at Disneyland Resort

September 06, 2013 at 3:00 am | 33 Comments

Lads and lassies, we have a nice update for you today from the Disneyland Resort.  Disney California Adventure and Disneyland are both experiencing a wonderful lull in attendance.  So, if you can get out of…

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Epcot Starbucks Now OPEN!

September 06, 2013 at 2:00 am | 15 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’ll take a look at the newly open Starbucks location in Epcot as well as preparation for this year’s Food and Wine Festival. Let’s head to…

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Rainbow Ridge Pack Mules

September 05, 2013 at 11:01 pm | 17 Comments

There’s a ride that’s so low-tech that it keeps operating even if there’s a power failure. However, that doesn’t mean it’s always reliable. It can stop for no apparent reason—or for reasons known only to…

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Five Ways To Save Money At Disney When Traveling With Kids

September 05, 2013 at 3:00 am | 31 Comments

We all know that a Disney vacation can be a hefty financial commitment, but here are a few ways to cut costs when traveling with little ones. 1. Pack Enough Essential Supplies Pack a week’s…

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Terminator 2: 3D Battle Across Time

September 05, 2013 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

Director James Cameron may be best known for his use of cutting edge technology in telling monumental stories. When Terminator 2: Judgement Day debuted on July 3, 1991, people could not believe how a computer…

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Season Pass Podcast: Jon Binkowski – Creating Hard Rock Park

September 05, 2013 at 1:00 am | 11 Comments

On today’s Season Pass Podcast we have the CEO of Renaissance Entertainment, Jon Binkowski. He discusses the start of his career at SeaWorld, starting Renaissance Entertainment, becoming the CCO of the most famous “Unfortunate” Theme…

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Hayao Miyazaki Retires From Filmmaking, Fans Shocked

September 04, 2013 at 4:00 am | 19 Comments

We have some major but very sad news out of Japan where Hayao Miyazaki, the animation genius, has announced that he is set to retire. His upcoming film, The Wind Rises, will be his last…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.17 1961 Soaring With the Birds

September 04, 2013 at 3:00 am | 10 Comments

We have a treat for you today as Disney Imagineering Legend, Bob Gurr, takes to the clouds. Who says man can’t fly, Bob can! Today’s Wheel of Years stopped at 1961, so here we go.…

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MiceAge Disney News Round Up: More Mara, C33 Date, Holiday Shift

September 04, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Welcome to another installment of the MiceAge Disney News Round-up! Mara’s voice was changed AGAIN in the Indiana Jones attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim and we get some great announcements from Six Flags for ALL…

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STANDING ROOM ONLY – A Night Of Disney Fun – You’re Invited

September 04, 2013 at 1:00 am | 10 Comments

UPDATED: This amazing event just keeps getting better. In addition to the wonderful names listed below, the LIBERTY VOICES featuring singers from THE VOICES OF LIBERTY show at Disneyland will be performing in this amazing…

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Extensive Changes Coming to Exclusive Club 33 at Disneyland

September 03, 2013 at 3:00 pm | 79 Comments

We first ran this article on July 30th, 2013, at the time we heard that construction on Club 33 would start at some point after the beginning of the Fiscal year (which starts in the…

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Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights Decorations and Park Update

September 03, 2013 at 3:00 am | 12 Comments

As the Labor Day weekend comes to a close, summer officially ends for the Orlando parks. Crowds quickly disappear and Universal begins gearing up for its seasonal fall events and major expansion plans for 2014…

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SeaWorld Orlando Phased Openings

September 03, 2013 at 2:00 am | 11 Comments

After last week’s article about SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment’s tough summer, we have a follow up article about changes being made at SeaWorld Orlando, and some updates around the park, along with some new babies.…

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Summer comes to an end as Halloween continues to creep in at Disneyland

September 02, 2013 at 4:11 am | 38 Comments

Happy Labor Day! The holiday brought Disneyland‘s busy summer season to an end over the weekend with high temperatures and events and changes across the resort. Despite the heat, over 25,000 runners turned out for…

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9 Theme Park News Nuggets and Wakefield Report – Episode 45

September 02, 2013 at 12:26 am | No Comments

It’s getting downright difficult now, counting down the days to my next Southern California trip. There is so much to look forward to on this 8 day trip. Knotts Berry Farm, Universal Hollywood and of…

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Breakdown Mountains – Disneyland Paris Suffers in Summer Heat

September 01, 2013 at 1:01 am | 12 Comments

It seems that Disneyland Paris is suffering from a spate of mechanical breakdowns recently. What was supposed to be an uneventful day for Disney and More blog reporter “Max” turned out to be a day…