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Disney World Parks for Guests with Physical Disabilities

August 01, 2012 at 9:32 pm | 14 Comments

Disney World can be a very physical vacation. If you tour the parks like most people, you want to see and do everything, which means you’ll spend most of your day walking and standing in…

Just Ask Alex – Surprise Marriage Proposal Edition

August 01, 2012 at 3:27 pm | 4 Comments

In this very special edition of Just Ask Alex, I ask Alex’s mom, my wonderful girlfriend Martina, to marry me. Seriously! I enlist his help, and with the aid of a fake Just Ask Alex…

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Disney News and Theme Park Round Up – It’s Getting Hot Out There

August 01, 2012 at 12:27 am | 4 Comments

Today’s Disney news Round Up brings information about protests being held in front of the Disneyland Resort in California,  fantastic photo trip reports, news about Halloween time offerings, and a debate on the recent changes…

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Hitting the Sweep Spot with Disneyland Custodial

August 01, 2012 at 12:02 am | 4 Comments

In today’s From the Mouth of the Mouse, we talk to Lynn, a former custodial worker at Disneyland. For the last few months, Lynn has been the host of The Sweep Spot, a podcast on…

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Take the Plunge with a Special Disney Cruise offer!

July 31, 2012 at 9:44 pm | No Comments

Have you been thinking about taking a Disney Cruise? Fairy Godmother Travel has a sweet deal that offers an additional onboard credit of $50.00 – $100.00 when a verandah stateroom is booked between 7/31/2012 and 8/12/2012 on…

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Disney In Stone Artwork – Contest Now Closed

July 31, 2012 at 6:42 pm | No Comments

THIS CONTEST HAS NOW CONCLUDED CONGRATULATIONS TO ROSEANN PEREZ, WINNER OF SANDERS ART’S DISNEY IN STONE PIECE!   Our friends at Sanders Art Studios are giving away a very special Disney art piece (valued at…

Communicore Weekly – Main Street Electrical Parade, 15th Anniversary Book, Norway Bathrooms, Joe Rohde

July 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm | 1 Comment

This week on Communicore Weekly, we talk about the Main Street Electrical Parade, 15th Anniversary Book, Norway Bathrooms, and Joe Rohde!   This week on Communicore Weekly… IT’S TIME FOR DISNEY HISTORY! – Prepare yourselves…

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Universal Studios Orlando Begins Construction on Hogwarts Express Between Parks

July 30, 2012 at 5:44 pm | 12 Comments

All aboard for the Orlando Parkhopper’s Universal Studios Orlando Update.  Today, we have the first pictures of what appears to be initial work on the Hogwart’s Express Train.  The long rumored attraction will connect the…

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Bidding princesses faire-well as Anaheim protests move to Disneyland

July 30, 2012 at 1:19 am | 24 Comments

Protestors upset with recent Anaheim Police-involved shootings marched at Disneyland‘s doorstep this weekend in an effort to call attention to their cause. The protests prompted increased police presence around Disneyland’s Harbor Boulevard pedestrian entrance but…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Park Update

July 29, 2012 at 10:49 pm | 14 Comments

Universal Studios Hollywood continues to handle record crowds with clever crowd control and creative hours. Today, we stroll through the studios and observe some of the preparations already happening to get ready for the Halloween…

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Secrets of the Walt Disney World Empress Lilly

July 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm | 15 Comments

In the mid-1970s, Walt Disney World was working to come out of the slumps that paralyzed the travel industry. Various Phase II hotels were scrapped and new ideas were brought to the table. In line…

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Honeymoon at Disney California Adventure

July 28, 2012 at 11:18 pm | 3 Comments

We’ve been following Ryan’s epic honeymoon for weeks. Now, with his Disneyland visit all done, next up is Disney California Adventure. -Rick These photos were taken before the new Cars Land and Buena Vista Street…

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A Carefree Day in Victoria British Columbia

July 28, 2012 at 11:09 pm | 8 Comments

Last week, we soared over Canada in a seaplane with British Columbia_DisneyGeek. This week, we’ll see what he found upon landing.                            …

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Disney Review: Walt Disney Imagineering

July 27, 2012 at 11:33 pm | 7 Comments

Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at Making the Magic Real was released in 1996 and was, truly, one of the first books to take us inside the hallowed halls of Imagineering. It’s not…

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Saying Goodbye to The Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

July 27, 2012 at 11:32 pm | 6 Comments

MiceChatter and longtime Weekend Update contributor, CaptPhoebus, recently took a quick trip to San Antonio, Texas. As is typical of my MiceChat friends, he visited multiple theme parks while he was in the area. His…

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Photos in Wonderland – The Disneyland Difference

July 27, 2012 at 11:00 pm | 7 Comments

Welcome once more to Photos in Wonderland, your digital photographic trip through the realms of the theme park! For this installment, the topic at hand revolves around Disneyland. Everyone knows the big photographic opportunities within…

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Extra Magic Hours and Country Bear Jamboree Cutbacks at Disney World

July 26, 2012 at 11:50 pm | 10 Comments

Hello, and welcome to This week, brings news of some unfortunate cutbacks. The popular Magic Kingdom Extra Magic Hours and Country Bear Jamboree may be suffering changes which won’t be popular among fans. We will…

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Disneyland and the Jungles of Anaheim

July 26, 2012 at 11:45 pm | 39 Comments

With the recent news of civil unrest in Anaheim, many potential guests are concerned, debating whether or not a visit to the happiest place on Earth is also a safe place. We answer those questions…

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Compass Books & Café in Downtown Disney

July 26, 2012 at 9:42 pm | 1 Comment

Remember, a time not long ago, when there was a book store in Anaheim’s DownTown Disney?  You won’t need directions, but you will need a Compass.  You see, Compass book store is long gone to…

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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…