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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…

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The Daily Life of a College Program CP

November 25, 2012 at 5:02 am | 14 Comments

Ahoy me hearties!!  I’ve got a treasure trove of goodies about the Disney College Program to share with you today. If you’ve been following this column, I’m a recent College Program cast member and have…

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WONDERful Cruise on the Disney Wonder, Day Four

November 24, 2012 at 5:02 am | 6 Comments

Every cruise on the Disney Cruise Line is special, but day four of the MiceChat cruise on the Disney Wonder stands out because of the activities that were planned by MiceChat and Fairy Godmother Travel.…

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Christmas Treats From Around the Disney World

November 24, 2012 at 5:02 am | 4 Comments

Happy Holidays MiceChatters! I hope the season is off to a wonderful start full of amazing food. Disney Chefs have already been working their magic across the Walt Disney World Resort.  Lucky for us –…

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Disneyland Update: Candy Canes, Classics and Cars

November 23, 2012 at 5:02 am | 42 Comments

Have you recovered from your tryptophan coma?  Because we have a lovely update from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure for you today.  This week saw the return of the classic attractions Storybook Land Canal Boats…

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New Fantasyland Opens at the Magic Kingdom while the Holidays Jingle at the Resorts

November 23, 2012 at 5:01 am | 9 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! Today, we’ll take a look at the news from the Magic Kingdom, where the Fantasyland Expansion has essentially opened for regular operation (the official opening date is December…

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The Original Ariel’s Grotto

November 22, 2012 at 8:30 pm | 8 Comments

Get your autograph book and PhotoPass card ready. Ariel, the star of The Little Mermaid (1989), invites you and your family to visit her in her very own Grotto — the original version at Magic…

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Visiting Disney World at Christmas – Prepare Your Battle Plans

November 22, 2012 at 5:02 am | 5 Comments

So, you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World for the Christmas holidays. Oh, it’s a lovely time of year, filled with holiday decorations, special music, cooler weather, and massive crowds that close the park…

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Construction Going Full Throttle at Six Flags Magic Mountain

November 22, 2012 at 5:01 am | 5 Comments

Six Flags Magic Mountain is moving full steam ahead on the construction of their newest coaster and newest up-charge thrill ride. No track for Full Throttle is on-site yet but ground preparation has been moving…

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Disney News Update: Storybook Land Reopens, MiceAge 10 Year Anniversary and More!

November 21, 2012 at 5:02 am | No Comments

The MiceChat Round Up is here with all the Disney, theme park, and entertainment news you need, all in one spot.  Have you been to Disneyland this week?  Many of our members apparently were and…

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Disneyland’s Main Street Christmas Music Loop

November 20, 2012 at 5:03 am | 12 Comments

As we get into high gear for the holiday season, here’s a short, but much requested past column (updated last year, with an out-of-print LP now finally released on CD) about Disneyland’s Main Street Christmas…

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Universal Studios Orlando In Full Expansion Mode

November 20, 2012 at 5:01 am | 18 Comments

Is Blue Man Group really on the ropes? Is Wicked still coming to the Universal Studios Orlando Resort?  How is Transformers The Ride 3D coming along?  We have all the answers.  But that isn’t all.…

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Casey Jr Circus Train returns at Disneyland with new safety additions plus a closer look at holiday offerings in both parks

November 19, 2012 at 5:05 am | 238 Comments

Casey Jr Circus Train and Storybook Land Canal Boats reopened at Disneyland last week after a closure that saw the addition of new safety enhancements for Disney employees. While not major, the changes do alter…

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Christmas Treats at the Hollywood Studios

November 19, 2012 at 5:01 am | 3 Comments

Holiday festivities are in full swing at the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is hosting The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. The lights are available nightly from dusk until one hour after…

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