Editor’s Note:
  • November 27, 2014: Happy Thanksgiving One and All – As you celebrate your turkey day, we'd like you to know that what we are most thankful for around here is YOU. Thank you for your continual support, we couldn't do this without you!  -  Here's something fun, we have two special edition magic bands from this past weekend's Destination D event in Orlando to give away. The bands are brand new and never used (nor have they been associated with any Disney Experience account).  Enter the sweepstakes HERE. -   Also, we invite you to save the date for the MiceChat 10th anniversary weekend - February 6th through 8th at the Disneyland Resort. This is shaping up to be an amazing extravaganza of Disney goodness you won't want to miss. ×0
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The Disney Avenue Podcast Joins the MiceChat Family

July 15, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

The Disney Avenue Podcast is honored and thrilled to join the MiceChat family. The podcast is brand new and will feature intriguing insights, interviews and opinions with top Imagineers and other popular figures in the Disney stratosphere on…

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Club 33 brings major change to Disneyland’s New Orleans Square as Frontierland gets its game on

July 14, 2014 at 5:15 am | 111 Comments

Disneyland‘s newly renovated and expanded Club 33 began testing for special guests over the weekend as more scaffolding and walls began to come down from the New Orleans Square buildings that were affected during club’s…

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EPCOT Center and the Future

July 14, 2014 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

“Where is EPCOT Center?,” was the oft-heard cry in the early 1970s around Walt Disney World. Guests, media, government officials and cast members constantly asked about the city of tomorrow. Walt’s pervasive dream of a…

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Mousetalgia Podcast Episode 299: Producer Don Hahn, Imagineer Glenn Barker

July 14, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

This week, Team Mousetalgia speaks with legendary producer Don Hahn (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Who Framed Roger Rabbit) at the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet. Hahn shares some thoughts on producing, creating documentaries…

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Disneyland History Through Post Cards: Anaheim Motels Part 3

July 13, 2014 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

Here’s part three of our “Disneyland History Through Post Cards” series. This time we’re taking a look at the motels of West Katella Avenue. ~~Rick Islander Motel 424 West Katella Avenue Too bad the awesome…

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The Sweep Spot Episode 133 – Interview with Former Disneyland Cast Member Who Was Hired in 1969

July 13, 2014 at 12:01 am | 5 Comments

In this Episode we welcome former Disneyland cast member Vern Hoiland. Vern was hired into Disneyland in 1969 and retired in 2006. Vern saw a lot fo changes over the years from managment, park changes,…

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Book Review: Once Upon a Dream: From Perrault’s Sleeping Beauty to Disney’s Maleficent by Charles Solomon

July 12, 2014 at 3:00 am | 8 Comments

George: Disney Publishing just released Once Upon a Dream: From Perrault’s Sleeping Beauty to Disney’s Maleficent by Charles Solomon. Similar to Tinker Bell: An Evolution that was released last year (and was one of the…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: Magic Resurrected

July 12, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

In this week’s installment of this ghostly gallery of episodes, The Hatbox Ghost has come back from his cavernous hatbox with another magic trick to mystify your senses. He then details more on his trip…

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Frontierland Games and Summertime Fun at Disneyland Resort

July 11, 2014 at 3:00 am | 27 Comments

The Disneyland Resort survived the 4th of July with ease as low crowd levels made the holiday weekend an absolute dream for those with access to the park. Meanwhile, a brand new type of interactive…

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Pier Review: Pacific Ocean Park

July 10, 2014 at 11:04 pm | 4 Comments

For the price of this book, you can now go back in time. You can visit the park that tried to bring together the best aspects of a traditional seaside amusement pier and the kind…

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Disneyland Legends of Frontierland – A First Look

July 10, 2014 at 3:00 am | 35 Comments

As you may have seen from our In The Parks updates – a new type of interactive experience has been brewing at Disneyland. Called Legends of Fronterland, the goal of this experience is to allow…

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PhotoPass+ vs Disney Memory Maker

July 10, 2014 at 2:00 am | 11 Comments

Having just returned from a vacation fully immersed in Walt Disney World’s MyMagic+, I was finally able to experience all of the new components firsthand.  Our last trip to the World was October 2013 when…

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Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: The Wilderness Lodges of Glacier National Park – Part II

July 10, 2014 at 1:00 am | 3 Comments

In this two-part article, we continue our exploration of those far-flung wilderness regions of the United States whose rustic lodges have inspired some of Disney’s grandest hotels, from the Wilderness Lodge in Florida to the Grand Californian Hotel in…

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The Disney EAR in Review – A Look Back at the First HALF of 2014

July 10, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

This week, Ricky Brigante (Inside the Magic) joins Paul Barrie (WindowtotheMagic) for our twice yearly discussion of EVERYTHING (literally) that has happened in the world of Disney.  This 3-HOUR LONG yap-a-thon shows just how much…

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Frozen Summer Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

July 09, 2014 at 4:00 am | 64 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Frozen Summer Fun that has just started. Let’s go!         More mercy and…

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Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.7 2014 Eze and Monaco

July 09, 2014 at 3:00 am | 6 Comments

MiceChat’s June 2014 Mediterranean Magic Cruise organized by Teresa Cory of Fairy Godmother Travel set sail from the fabulous port of Barcelona (which I covered in my last article) in the autonomous Catalonia community of…

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Accident at Six Flags Magic Mountain Bushwhacks Ninja

July 09, 2014 at 12:28 am | 12 Comments

On Monday, July 7th, the Ninja coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain partially derailed when the suspended coaster struck a tree that had fallen against the track.  The first car, containing 4 passengers, was derailed…

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Disney News Round Up: Harry Potter officially opens and more!

July 09, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

The MiceChat Roundup of Disney and theme park news and discussion is back and full of newsy, parky goodness.  Disney Hollywood Studios has ‘frozen over,’ as all manner of merchandise, characters and interactions inundate the…

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Diagon Alley Officially Opens and CityWalk Update at the Universal Orlando Resort

July 08, 2014 at 3:00 am | 19 Comments

July 8th, 2014 marks the official public grand opening of The Wizarding World: Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort. Diagon Alley Opens In the days leading up to the grand opening, Universal was soft opening…

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Progress at Shanghai Disneyland

July 08, 2014 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

We have a very special treat for your today. Stefan Zwanzger, world traveling “Theme Park Guy”, has been tracking the progress of Shanghai Disneyland for years on his own site thethemeparkguy.com. We now share his latest…