Editor’s Note:
  • August 27, 2014: MiceChat Knott’s Haunt Tickets Nearly Sold Out . . . HURRY: Don't miss out on these great upcoming MiceChat events:
    • MICECHAT WDW INVASION (Oct 22 - 29):  Find out more about the WDW Gumball Rally, Epcot Food and Wine Festival Sip and Nibble, MiceChat Wizarding World and Horror Nights events as well as Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, dinners, meets, Cirque and more here: MiceChat Invasion and Gumball Rally Info
    • -  MICECHAT HALLOWEEN HAUNT @ KNOTT'S SCARY FARM will be held on September 27th. Don't miss out, this event is about to sell out! MiceChat Haunt Tickets and Information HERE 
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Universal Orlando Update – Taking Market Share from Disney

April 22, 2014 at 2:00 am | 52 Comments

This week we take you to Universal Orlando, where we look at the exciting projects all around the resort. Then we examine the market share that Universal has been stealing away from both Disney and…

Communicore Weekly – Carowinds, The Art of The Wind Rises, SW Pipe

April 22, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Carowinds, The Art of The Wind Rises, and a Pipe in Star Wars! TRIP REPORT! –George tells us all about…

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Maleficent moves in to Disney California Adventure and Small World turns 50

April 21, 2014 at 6:24 am | 47 Comments

It was a rather quiet Easter week at the Disneyland Resort. The popular EGG-Straveganza maps that led guests on an easter egg hunt through the happiest place on earth sold out quickly. But guests could…

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Top Ten Disneyland Books

April 21, 2014 at 2:00 am | 14 Comments

I’ll be spending a few days in Disneyland next week as part of the CommuniTOUR and as a general tourist. I was checking over my book collection for some Disneyland titles and wanted to share…

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Mousetalgia 287: Disney’s Aulani Resort

April 21, 2014 at 12:05 am | No Comments

Everything Aulani! Catch the aloha spirit with Kristen via her extensive review of Disney’s Aulani Resort in the Hawai’ian islands. With explanations of food and dining options, entertainment offerings, pools, and the various opportunities offered…

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Magic of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum

April 20, 2014 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

MAGIC COLOR FLAIR the world of MARY BLAIR by Scarlett Stahl Tuesday, March 11, 2014, was the date for the invitation-only dedication of the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall at the Walt Disney Family Museum…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: Sinister Superstitions

April 20, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Everyone is afraid of something. It could be spiders, ghosts, or even the darkness. Several superstitions have evolved around these fears; legends that are sure to make you think twice before your luck is at…

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Carowinds In Bloom Festival

April 19, 2014 at 3:00 am | 3 Comments

I was recently invited to spend the day at Carowinds to experience the park during the brief Carowinds In Bloom weeklong festival. This is the first time that they’ve held their Bloom event and I…

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Kevin Yee’s Unofficial Earbook 2013

April 19, 2014 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

George: I’ve often bemoaned that there needs to be an annual look at Walt Disney World. Something that recounts the changes throughout the entire property over the year, including parades, attraction refurbishments and special festivals.…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #87 – News, Rumours and Cabana Bay

April 19, 2014 at 12:10 am | No Comments

A lot is going on in the world of Universal Studios theme parks at the moment. We invite you to join us for another podcast bringing you a plethora of news, rumors and coverage. We…

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Knotts Berry Farm Calico Mine Ride and Camp Snoopy Hardhat Tour

April 18, 2014 at 3:00 am | 39 Comments

We took a sneak peek at Knott’s Berry Farm’s Calico Mine Ride and Camp Snoop yesterday. What we found was a very good sign for things to come this summer. Last year, instead of adding…

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Season Pass Podcast: Atlantis and the Kennedy Space Center

April 18, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

The Kennedy Space Center in Florida is a prime tourist location to bring the family, to educate, to entertain, and to be inspired.  It is also an astounding example of what the themed entertainment industry can…

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The End of “Let the Memories Begin”

April 17, 2014 at 6:04 pm | 8 Comments

It officially began January 2011—a brand new slogan—“Let the Memories Begin!” Your memory of “Let the Memories Begin” might be that there were many “Let the Memories Begin” banners and signs. Now they’ve gone to…

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Baby on Board: Walt Disney World With a Diaper Bag

April 17, 2014 at 3:00 am | 28 Comments

If you’ve read past the title, let’s assume you’ve decided to brave the parks with your mini-mouseketeer.  There are definitely some pros and cons to weigh when deciding whether or not to take a baby…

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Window to the Magic: Friday in the Parks, Part 3

April 17, 2014 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Welcome to Window to the Magic. We bring the magic Kingdom to you in stunning 3D stereophonic sound. This week, Paul rounds things out with the grand circle tour of Disneyland aboard the Disneyland Railroad.…

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Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 14 – Mr Piano Man is Back

April 17, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Joining us in the Mouses Head pup this week is Tom Ameen. You know who he is right? If not, where have you been? Paul D is on cough medicine and San Miguel, Nick is…

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Magic Kingdom Moat filled and Mine Train Prepares for Soft Opening

April 16, 2014 at 3:00 am | 104 Comments

Welcome to our first Wednesday edition of Dateline Disney World! Thanks to everyone who is adjusting to the switch in schedule for this column. It means a lot to me to have your support. For…

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Bob’s True-Life Adventures No.4, 2009 – Galapagos Islands

April 16, 2014 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

Of all the spectacular natural locations on planet earth, the Galapagos Islands are the most fascinating, mysterious, and educational. In May 2009 I enjoyed a week of exploring sea, land, and air filled with some…

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MiceChat Disney News Round Up: Easter Fun In The Disney Parks

April 16, 2014 at 1:00 am | 2 Comments

We have a full collection of Disney and theme park news and information to share with you today. Iconic Disney attraction, it’s a small world, celebrated its 50th anniversary last week.  Did you see the…

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Knight Bus Revealed In Diagon Alley At Universal Studios Orlando

April 15, 2014 at 3:00 am | 32 Comments

There are some neat new details to share about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley project today.  Plus, we’ll take a look at the big CityWalk changes, and share a new episode of…

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