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Park Wise: 5 Ways to Cut Costs on a Disney Vacation

April 11, 2013 at 3:00 am | 36 Comments

Most travelers keep their fingers crossed for the next great promotion and discounts to be released in time for their vacation.  While these offers can often save guests big bucks, there are a few little…

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A Window on Main Street for Buzz Price – Part II

April 11, 2013 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

Harrison “Buzz” Price was a visionary business man who profoundly influenced Walt Disney and many decisions regarding the theme parks and how and where they should be built. Two years ago, Sam Gennawey made it…

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X Marks The Spot: 1996 Magic Kingdom Park Map

April 11, 2013 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

Let’s reach into the magical treasure chest of maps and pull out a real winner. Ah, yes, a classic, a 1996 Magic Kingdom park map. Let’s see what we find when we take a look…

MiceChatter with Sarah: Lost Friends Week

April 10, 2013 at 9:39 pm | 5 Comments

Sarah, the MiceChatter, is excited, very excited, about Long Lost Friends Week (a part of Limited Time Magic at Disneyland Resort). Which characters are you most excited to meet?  Links for this video: Dateline Disneyland…

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Welcome to Accountaneering Disney

April 10, 2013 at 4:01 am | 72 Comments

It doesn’t take much effort to search Micechat and find the many references to me and my former co-workers…”Accountaneers,” “sharp pencil boys,” “bean counters”…the list goes on and on. Unfortunately those shout-outs are not typically…

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Dueling Disney: Mountain Vs. Mountain – Part Two

April 10, 2013 at 3:00 am | 28 Comments

After our last duel on Disney Mountains, we left you in a bit of a cliffhanger. You know…because we were talking about mountains. You see what we did there? Cliffhanger? Mountains? Anyway… We didn’t get…

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Disney News Round up: Vintage Films in Walt’s Footsteps

April 10, 2013 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Where can see Walt Disney playing in his backyard, an Easter trip report to Disneyland, and new Dumbo popcorn buckets all in one place? The MiceChat Round up of Disney, theme park and travel news…

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SeaWorld San Diego: Putting It Together

April 10, 2013 at 1:00 am | 8 Comments

Change is coming to SeaWorld San Diego, so we’re back with another update. We’ve got a lot to cover this week, including major developments on the new entrance, the new temporary entrance, Cirque 2013, and…

Communicore Weekly – Bob Gurr on the Monorail, Windows On Main Street, Benjamin Silver, Animation Courtyard

April 09, 2013 at 11:59 am | 5 Comments

Welcome to this weeks Communicore Weekly, where we talk to Bob Gurr about the Monorail, Windows On Main Street, Benjamin Silver, and the Animation Courtyard! Download on iTunes here! | http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/communicore-weekly/id496333443 Direct download here! | http://www.bamferproductions.com/communicore/0065-CommunicoreWeekly.mp3 DISNEY…

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MiceAge Update: Tron-morrowland and Monsters Backlot

April 09, 2013 at 4:00 am | 101 Comments

Spring break crowds are beginning to wane, and the Anaheim parks will soon begin a few brief weeks of slow off-season through early May. The past few weeks of busy crowds only cemented the new…

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Avatar Moves Forward at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

April 09, 2013 at 3:55 am | 26 Comments

Kevin Yee is on a roll today. He takes us from Animal Kingdom to Epcot and beyond. He’s got an eagle’s eye on what’s going on at the Walt Disney World Resort and he’s worried…

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ipm on MiceChat: The Thea Awards Honor the Best Themed Attractions of 2012

April 09, 2013 at 3:50 am | 4 Comments

This past Saturday, members of the themed entertainment design community met at the Disneyland Hotel to honor their peers for the best themed attractions of last year at the 2013 Thea Awards.  Presented by the Themed…

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Universal Orlando Resort Preparing for Massive Summer

April 09, 2013 at 3:00 am | 11 Comments

Fast cars, big queues, new apps, hiring news, and more walls coming down around Transformers. Yes, the Orlando Parkhopper is running around the Universal Orlando Resort again this week, with news from nearly every corner…

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Spring break winds down as construction projects continue at Disneyland

April 08, 2013 at 5:05 am | 31 Comments

Big crowds continued through the final week of Disneyland‘s busy spring break season. As the final crowds of spring break hit the parks, work continued on Disneyland’s various on-going projects. In Fantasyland, work continues on…

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How the New LEGOLAND Hotel San Diego Stacks Up

April 08, 2013 at 3:05 am | 25 Comments

The new LEGOLAND Hotel, San Diego, opened its doors to guests this week and invited MiceChat to stay for a night.  We decided to send the Hamand’s, long time MiceChat readers, and family of four,…

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ImagiNERDing: Walt Disney World Eastern Winds

April 08, 2013 at 3:00 am | 14 Comments

I’m obsessed with 1970s Walt Disney World. I think a lot of it boils down to the simple fact that people didn’t document their vacations the same way they did at Disneyland in the 1950s…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #53: Limited Time Magic

April 07, 2013 at 10:32 pm | 1 Comment

The Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast is back and with more of the Uni news you’ve been waiting for. For our main discussion this show, we discuss what we would like to see if Universal Orlando…

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Cold weather has a chilling effect on Disneyland Paris attendance

April 07, 2013 at 3:04 am | 10 Comments

The weather in Paris has been painfully cold this year, and it seems to have had an effect on the attendance at Disneyland Paris. The lack of guests at the park during the chilly early…

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Marvel World: WONDERCON 2013 Part 2

April 07, 2013 at 3:00 am | 13 Comments

Yesterday we brought you part 1 of our WonderCon Anaheim coverage. Today, Gwen takes us into the heart of the event and what makes it tick. As my husband and I walked towards the convention…

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In The Hot Seat: MiceChat Gumball Rally with Entourage Of Oz

April 07, 2013 at 12:14 am | 1 Comment

Gumball Rally Fun. In this episode of IN THE HOT SEAT with Communicore Weekly, we put Entourage of Oz on the spot. They won the coveted 17th Place in the 2012 MiceChat Gumball Rally. We…