Editor’s Note:
  • December 19, 2014: MiceChat New Year’s Eve Event Now On Sale!!!
    • NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENT  - Tickets are now available for our New Year's Eve extravaganza at Knott's Berry Farm. Amazing buffet dinner, a night of entertainment and wholesome fun on the farm. Last year we sold out this event in just a few hours, so be sure to pick up your tickets right away - NYE EVENT TICKETS HERE.
    • MC ANNIVERSARY EVENTS NOTICE - Also, we'd like you to save the date for the MiceChat 10th anniversary weekend, which will be held February 6th through 8th at the Disneyland Resort. We have lots of amazing things planned for you! Let us know if you are planning to attend the anniversary and find out about the FANTASTIC Anabella Hotel rate on our MiceChat Facebook Events Page HERE
    • FROZEN FUN DELAYS AT DISNEYLAND - All previews on the 18th and 19th appear to have now been cancelled. Freeze The Night and the Animation meet n' greet will try to open on the 20th. The stage show in MuppetVision and Olaf's Snow Fest won't open until at least the 23rd. Olaf's will operate in limited capacity until January as the Merchandise and Foods teams setting up shop in Stage 17 are the most behind schedule. Storybook Land should re-open on schedule this weekend with a new Arendelle scene.
     
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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #120 – The Top 10 CREEPY Things at Universal Orlando Resort

December 13, 2014 at 12:29 am | No Comments

There are many Disney podcasts out there, that I’m sure many of you listen to, but there is one that is very different from all the rest and that is Creepy Kingdom. James over at…

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In The Parks – Disneyland Resort Launches Fantasmic FastPass, Announces Frozen Fun

December 12, 2014 at 3:00 am | 83 Comments

The Disneyland Resort is about to experience an ice age unlike anything ever seen before.  That’s right, Anna and Elsa are taking over the resort.  With activities and highlights mainly centered in Disney California Adventure, Frozen…

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Yesterland: Dinosaur Jack’s Sunglass Shack

December 11, 2014 at 11:46 pm | 4 Comments

It’s a good idea to protect your eyes from the intense sunshine. So head over to Dinosaur Jack’s Sunglass Shack. Look for the smiling, 33-foot-tall, pink Apatosaurus with the yellow spots.   Read the full…

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Samland – Disney’s Burbank Adventure in the 80′s

December 11, 2014 at 3:00 am | 6 Comments

For 12 years, Burbank had been looking for someone to build a regional shopping center on a significant piece of vacant property on Third and Magnolia, right in the heart of “Beautiful Downtown Burbank,” as…

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Noe Valladolid – Marvel Series 5

December 11, 2014 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Noe is back with part 5 of his epic look at Marvel and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. You can get caught up on parts One, Two, Three, and Four  before jumping into today’s article. Warner…

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Oceaneering: Creating the Ride Systems that Changed Theme Parks

December 11, 2014 at 12:01 am | 5 Comments

In 2013, SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin introduced a ride system that has changed everything we know about motion based entertainment.  The Revolution Ride System finally showed the world that there are no…

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Peace on Earth Fireworks and Christmas Parade

December 10, 2014 at 3:00 am | 13 Comments

This week, we’re taking a look at the Peace on Earth holiday fireworks at Epcot and the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade that happens during the Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom.  …

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Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.18 WONDER-Full Christmas

December 10, 2014 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

Where to go for the Holidays? Take a cruise with me on the Disney Wonder. This time of year the Wonder is…well, WONDER-Full as she’s all decked out in her Christmas finery and filled with…

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Disney News Round Up: Candy Canes Everywhere!

December 10, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

What has two sticks for arms, a carrot for a nose, and coal for eyes? The MiceChat Round up of course!  Olaf the snowman will begin meet and greets at Disney California Adventure and Samland…

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Candlelight lights up the holidays as Frozen Fun takes over the Disneyland Resort

December 09, 2014 at 5:05 am | 73 Comments

Winter is coming! Frozen is a year old and Disneyland is finally giving into guest demand with a lineup of new entertainment and attraction additions based on the hit animated film. Starting December 20, Frozen…

Communicore Weekly – D23 Trip Report Part 1, Disney During WW2, Fantasia Music Evolved, Queen Mary

December 09, 2014 at 5:00 am | 1 Comment

Direct Link l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, we talk about D23 Trip Report Part 1, Disney During WW2, Fantasia Music Evolved, and the Queen Mary! TRIP REPORT! – Jeff and George…

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The WEDway PeopleMover Story

December 08, 2014 at 3:01 am | 58 Comments

A while back, we wandered through the Monsanto House of the Future with Samland. That demonstration home lasted until 1967, when a whole new Tomorrowland based on the “World on the Move” theme was unleashed.…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 320: Walt’s trains, Frozen’s Spencer Lacey Ganus

December 08, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Spencer Lacey Ganus, the voice of Teen Elsa from Frozen, joins Mousetalgia to bring some holiday cheer to the show. Also this week, Jeff discusses two new exhibitions being hosted at the Walt Disney Family…

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Tour of Twisted Colossus Construction at Six Flags Magic Mountain

December 07, 2014 at 3:00 am | 18 Comments

Six Flags Magic Mountain is currently in the process of reinventing one of their classic coasters for another generation.  Once the world’s tallest, fastest coaster, the classic wooden coaster, Colossus, is being transformed into one…

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Hong Kong Disneyland Trip Part 3: Main Street

December 07, 2014 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

Micechatter Toby Johnson shares his photos and report on his holiday to Hong Kong Disneyland. Part one looked at the hotels of the resort, part two focused on Mystic Manor and Halloween. Today, we’ll look…

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Celebrate the Holidays in Central Florida

December 07, 2014 at 1:00 am | 1 Comment

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Cooler weather has returned, and the Florida theme parks are all decked out for the holiday season. It’s hard not to be in the Christmas spirit in…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #119 – News and Emails

December 07, 2014 at 12:37 am | No Comments

Welcome back to UUOP. On this show we begin with a Butterbeer taste test from Micechat’s very own Dusty Sage and Fishbulb. Which do they like best, the frozen or non-frozen? Following that we get…

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Disney Avenue Podcast – The Alice Davis Interview

December 06, 2014 at 3:00 am | 3 Comments

The Disney Avenue Podcast returns with a fantastic interview with Walt Disney Imagineering’s original “designing woman” Alice Davis. Married to Disney Legend Marc Davis, she enjoyed a fashionable Disney career of her own, designing and dressing…

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Fantasia Music Evolved and Baymax Blast

December 06, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

We’ve had a review copy of Disney Fantasia Music Evolved for a few weeks and it’s quickly become a favorite of my eleven year-old. It’s a game for the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One…

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Discovery Cove Immerses Visitors in a Wild World

December 06, 2014 at 12:01 am | 5 Comments

Let’s face it; ecotourism is a major moneymaker, and theme parks all over Orlando have taken full advantage of this fast growing market. Destinations such as Disney’s Animal Kingdom, SeaWorld, and Busch Gardens have tried…