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Test Track Rebooted at Epcot

December 04, 2012 at 5:05 am | 34 Comments

Color me impressed. The new Test Track is no mere reboot from a tired industrial setting to a multi-hued digital world that would look right at home in the movie Tron, a concept that struck…

Posted in Walt Disney World

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Unique Christmas Fun Universal Orlando Resort Style

December 04, 2012 at 5:02 am | 8 Comments

December 1st marked the beginning of the Holiday Season for the Universal Orlando resort. Even with large parts of the resort behind construction walls, this isn’t stopping Universal Orlando from showcasing some of the most unique Holiday…

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Busch Gardens Tampa Opens Christmas Town

December 04, 2012 at 5:01 am | 4 Comments

Busch Gardens Tampa held their first ever Christmas Town event this past weekend and all was merry and bright!  This special event runs select nights (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) through December 23. The entire park is decked…

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Photo Album of the New Test Track

December 03, 2012 at 11:30 pm | 8 Comments

Test Track, Presented by Chevrolet, will have its official grand opening on Thursday, December 6, 2012. Guests who were lucky enough to be at Epcot on Monday, December 3, had an early opportunity to experience…

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Rain washes out the first nights of Candlelight at Disneyland

December 03, 2012 at 5:05 am | 225 Comments

Rain washed away just about all of the first two nights of Disneyland’s newly-expanded 20-night run of Candlelight over the weekend. Still, the extended run of the popular event will continue as planned, with seating…

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Disneyland Paris and Ratatouille Attraction Update

December 02, 2012 at 5:02 am | 5 Comments

MiceChat’s Alain Littaye shares a rare look at Disneyland Paris during “early entry” hours with very few guests. We also get a look at the progress being made on the Ratatouille attraction now under construction at…

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Disney Cruise Line Without Kids

December 02, 2012 at 5:01 am | 6 Comments

Are you mad at your kids? Why on Earth would you go on a Disney Cruise without your kids? Isn’t Disney for kids only? You can imagine the reactions we got when we booked a Disney Cruise…

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Disney’s Finest Remember Jeannette Thomas

December 01, 2012 at 5:02 am | 6 Comments

Scarlett Stahl remembers Jeannette Thomas as a beautiful and unique lady, so it isn’t a surprise that her memorial at Pasadena’s Gamble House was also beautiful and unique. Here’s Scarlett’s wonderful tribute to Jeannette as…

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Disneyland Prepares for Twenty Nights of Candlelight and More Wretched Merchandise

November 30, 2012 at 6:09 am | 22 Comments

According to Disney, more is more.  Tomorrow, the first of 20 nights of Candlelight begin and Disneyland is all staged and ready for the big, unprecedented run.  Meanwhile Indiana Jones enters its final week of…

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Magic Kingdom Construction and News Update

November 30, 2012 at 5:02 am | 6 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’ll be taking a look at some construction and holiday happenings at the Magic Kingdom! Before we start, we would just like to let you know…

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Leave a Legacy at Epcot

November 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm | 8 Comments

Would you like to be at Walt Disney World every day of the year, for at least 20 years? You—or at least your face—could be! But your ability to Leave a Legacy at Epcot has…

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The Scoop On When To Book A Disney World Vacation

November 29, 2012 at 5:20 am | 6 Comments

You’ve probably heard that you should book your Walt Disney World vacation as far in advance as possible. In some situations, that’s great advice . . . but that’s not always the case. In fact,…

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What’s New In The Amusement Industry – IAAPA 2012

November 29, 2012 at 5:01 am | 1 Comment

From the trade show IAAPA to SeaWorld Christmas and Antarctica updates, there’s a lot to talk about. Do note this post was delayed a bit due to the holiday. We’ll get back to Disney updates…

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The Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

November 28, 2012 at 5:03 am | 8 Comments

Can you believe that the Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian is celebrating its 14th anniversary? This bakery gem was first introduced at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in 1999.  Nestled inside the house…

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Disney News Update: Club 33, Audio Animatronics and Carsland in Tokyo?

November 28, 2012 at 5:02 am | 5 Comments

Disneyland merriment and holiday cheer are in abundance in this week’s MiceChat Round Up.  But all is not perfect this year, as it’s a small world’s projection show is a shadow of its former self,…

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Cars Land in Tokyo

November 27, 2012 at 8:20 am | 58 Comments

With the early arrival of Thanksgiving this year, Disneyland and DCA have already gone through some of the year’s busiest days last week and now get a short two week breather before huge crowds descend…

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Universal Studios Orlando Prepares for the Future

November 27, 2012 at 8:09 am | 7 Comments

Universal Studios Orlando Resort has its eyes squarely focused on the future. With so many projects going on it is clear that they intend to hold on to their share of the Orlando tourism market…

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SeaWorld Orlando Gets Icy for Antarctica

November 27, 2012 at 8:09 am | 5 Comments

SeaWorld Orlando is swimming right through the Winter season.  While they are currently in the middle of construction on next Summer’s major attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins, they are also in the midst of…

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Candy canes and Candlelight return to Disneyland as the busy holiday season continues

November 26, 2012 at 5:05 am | 230 Comments

Two popular holiday traditions return to Disneyland as the Resort wraps up the Thanksgiving week rush. First up, the popular hand-made candy canes are now being made on select days at Disneyland’s Candy Palace and,…

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More Enchanted Christmas at Disneyland Paris

November 25, 2012 at 5:03 am | 2 Comments

Alain Littaye brings us more of the Enchanted Christmas at Disneyland Paris. As we rejoin our reporters, they are enjoying the Disney Christmas Wishes show followed by a scrumptious buffet. The photos of the buffet…