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Design Those Were The Times #4: 1951 Ward Kimball’s Fire Engine, My Fire Engine Too

February 06, 2013 at 4:04 am | 30 Comments

The Wheel of Years has been sent spinning and when the clicking stops, the red arrow will point to a year – that’s where we’ll start. The tale can flow forward or backward, flow into…


MiceAge News Round Up: Tony Baxter Moves On, Vintage Pictures and Construction Updates

February 06, 2013 at 4:02 am | No Comments

The recipe for a good MiceChat Round up is simple. Take one part Disney and theme park news and place into a browser.  Mix in information about a Big Thunder Mountain Railroad television show from…


Hello and Goodbye at Disneyland

February 05, 2013 at 4:07 am | 109 Comments

Like clockwork, every three years Disneyland gets a new Resort president, and the new guy just arrived to take over in Anaheim. In this update we’ll fill you in on a few of the changes…

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Orlando Parkhopper: Universal Orlando Resort Gets Extra Exciting

February 05, 2013 at 1:04 am | 12 Comments

Construction continues at a rapid pace at the Universal Orlando Resort. Today, we’ll show you what’s new and hypothesize on a potential new lagoon show for Islands of Adventure. Cabana Beach Resort Construction Universal Orlando…


Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. Episode 49, The Jeff Heimbuch Interview

February 05, 2013 at 1:00 am | 10 Comments

Join us, the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast gang, for episode 49. In addition to the latest Universal Studios Resort news and a listener email,  this edition sees us invite fellow MicePod and MiceChat.com contributor Jeff…


Disneyland’s Fantasy Faire officially set to open March 12 as Tony Baxter leaves Walt Disney Imagineering

February 04, 2013 at 5:05 am | 36 Comments

Disneyland officially announced the grand opening date of its newest attraction last week. The new Fantasy Faire princess meet-and-greet village next to Sleeping Beauty Castle is scheduled to open its gates March 12, just in…


Disneyland Paris After the Storm, Part Deux

February 02, 2013 at 4:05 am | 8 Comments

There was a lot of interest in last week’s photos of Disneyland Paris after the record snow storm. This week the resort is starting to dig out from under its dusting of white pixie dust.…


In The Parks: Disneyland News and Refurbishments – No Tea For You

February 01, 2013 at 4:03 am | 14 Comments

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure both enjoyed light crowds this week during one of the resort’s last “slow” periods of the season. During this winter hibernation, there are many projects that are quietly tinkered away…


Dateline Disney World: Magic Kingdom News and Construction

February 01, 2013 at 4:02 am | 12 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World. We were on limited time (fun reference there) this week, so we only have for you what’s going on at the Magic Kingdom, but it still comes out…


Retro Space Mountain

February 01, 2013 at 12:51 am | 18 Comments

Space Mountain lets you travel through space inside a structure that futurists H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and Leonardo da Vinci might have imagined. This giant copper kettle with a green patina represents an ingenious relic…


Walt’s City of Tomorrow, Palm Beach Disneyland

January 31, 2013 at 4:03 am | 9 Comments

It’s a Samland double feature today. First up is the story of how Palm Beach almost became home to Disneyland East. Then we find out more about the legendary science fiction author, Ray Bradbury, and…


Park Wise: Fun with Characters

January 31, 2013 at 4:02 am | 28 Comments

I remember romping through Disneyland as a child. One of my fondest memories was running into the characters. To be honest, it’s no different now. I love seeing the kids’ faces light up when Mickey…


MiceChat Round up, 10 Years of MiceAge, Trip Reports and Pictures galore!

January 30, 2013 at 4:02 am | No Comments

The MiceAge 10 year Anniversary is almost upon us and we have an amazing amount of Disney and theme park news and discussions to share today in the MiceChat Round Up! Will Dancing return to…


Long Lost Friends

January 29, 2013 at 4:04 am | 25 Comments

Disney World has really gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to the national promotion called limited time magic. Disney considers the program to be part of its one Disney initiative, meaning…

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Universal Orlando Resort Refurbs and Construction Update

January 29, 2013 at 4:02 am | 26 Comments

January used to be ‘off season’ in Orlando, but thanks to an increase in international visitors, and growth in domestic travel, all the parks in Orlando have been experiencing record January crowds.  Even with the…


Disneyland continues through the winter off-season with refurbishments, construction

January 28, 2013 at 5:39 am | 30 Comments

Seasonal rain washed out what could have been big crowds visiting the Anaheim area for various convention and special events. Despite the rain, Disneyland refurbishments and construction projects continue through the winter months. Guests visiting…


Record Snowfall Turns Disneyland Paris into a Winter Wonderland

January 27, 2013 at 4:03 am | 26 Comments

Record snowfall blanketed Disneyland Paris, turning this already beautiful park into a winter wonderland. The snow paralyzed public transportation and air flights. Even the Eiffel Tower was closed. One weather station in Paris measured 4.5 inches…


Kevin In Wonderland: Walt Disney World’s Enchanted College Program

January 27, 2013 at 4:02 am | 9 Comments

Well, it’s all said and done; my first college program is over. I’ve made some of the most amazing memories and I’ll never forget the experiences that I had and those I’ve met. Now that…


Welcome to the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast

January 27, 2013 at 4:01 am | 8 Comments

Welcome to MiceChat’s very first Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast. Hot on the heals of our successful Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, we’ve been inspired to share news and views from the parks Shamu built! Join hosts Eric…


New Seal Harbour Exhibit debuts at SeaWorld Australia

January 26, 2013 at 4:02 am | 4 Comments

Our theme park reporter from down under, Rya86n, has sent us photos from SeaWorld Australia’s newest exhibit. Although the sea life featured in Seal Harbour are not new to the park, the attraction makes a…