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The Sweep Spot: Jungle Cruising

May 04, 2014 at 9:21 am | 22 Comments

In this episode we talk with former Disneyland Jungle Cruise skipper. His name is Kyle and he also has a podcast called: Tales From the Jungle Crews. On this episode we talk about his times…

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Disneyland History Through Postcards: Anaheim Motels

May 04, 2014 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

We have some Disneyland-related postcards for you this week, but this time there’s a twist. What follows are images of postcards from the Anaheim motels that surrounded Disneyland (not yet the Disneyland Resort). For each…

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Michael-Leon Wooley Invites you to Triple Threat

May 04, 2014 at 2:01 am | 2 Comments

Last year, we invited you to a live Disney concert by Michael-Leon Wooley and friends in LA. It was an amazing evening of Disney song featuring some of Broadways brightest upcoming stars. The event was…

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May The 4th Be With Your – Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

May 04, 2014 at 12:39 am | No Comments

In honor of Star Wars day, the Season Pass Podcast looks into the creation of Star Tours: The Adventure Continues. Interviews on this show are with Anthony Daniels, Tom Fitzgerald and Rick Rothschild. Yes, it’s…

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The NEW Disney Magic Fully Reviewed

May 03, 2014 at 3:00 am | 23 Comments

My name is Jason Leppert, and I’ve been an avid reader of MiceChat for years. As a professional cruise travel journalist and unabashed Disney fanboy, I’m thrilled to now be contributing to my favorite go-to…

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The Art of The Wind Rises by Hayao Miyazaki

May 03, 2014 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli (jee-bli) have created some of our favorite animated films here at the Disney Review, if not the favorite films period. I reviewed the theatrical release of The Wind Rises and…

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Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 16 – Mad Tea Party With Michelle

May 02, 2014 at 11:16 pm | 1 Comment

Joining us in the pub this week is Michelle from the Disney Dream Girls and quietly in the background, Craig who is nursing the Liverpool loss to Chelsea. We chat with Michelle about her recent…

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A Blustery Week at the Disneyland Resort

May 02, 2014 at 3:00 am | 26 Comments

Winds in the east, mist coming in. Like somethin’ is brewin’ and bout to begin. Can’t put me finger on what lies in store, but I fear what’s to happen all happened before. The Disneyland…

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MiceChat Podcast 16 – The Disney Dudes Take a Walk in the Park

May 02, 2014 at 2:00 am | 6 Comments

The MiceChat crew takes a field trip to Disneyland and takes you with them. As we walk through Frontierland, New Orleans Square and Critter Country, we chat about what’s new, what’s coming, history, trivia and…

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Cars, East and West

May 01, 2014 at 9:01 pm | 8 Comments

Yesterland usually looks at things that are gone, but not today. This photo essay looks at how some of the same landmarks of Radiator Springs are represented at the delightful Cars wing of Disney’s Art…

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Full Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride Video

May 01, 2014 at 12:18 pm | 129 Comments

Previews have begun of the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster at Walt Disney World. Situated in the Magic Kingdom this final piece to the New Fantasyland was 4 years in the making, finishing off a…

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Reopening Date for the Historic Calico Mine Ride Announced by Knotts

May 01, 2014 at 11:50 am | 106 Comments

Knott’s has just announced Saturday June 14th as the reopening of the completely refurbished Calico Mine Train and revitalized Camp Snoopy.  This is great news and will mark the return of two iconic and important…

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Your Guide to Getting in the Disney Parks Faster

May 01, 2014 at 3:00 am | 23 Comments

Ok, so you’ve been planning for months. The day has finally arrived. You’ve risen and shone, inhaled your breakfast, and now you’re ready to hit the park! You’re skipping toward the entrance only to be…

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A Tale of Two Fridays – Part 7 of 8

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

A Tale of Two Fridays – A Bi-Coastal Adventure Part 7 of an 8 part series… On a Friday morning in March 2014, Jeremiah went to WDW while Paul and Calvin went to Disneyland. Both…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.29: Parallel Genius – Walt Disney and Kelly Johnson

April 30, 2014 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

Today’s Wheel of Years stopped at 2014, so here we go. While folding newspapers for my Studio City California Hollywood Citizens-News paper route in 1944, a screaming roar approached me. A jet plane, the first…

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Dateline Disney World – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Gets Ready To Roll

April 30, 2014 at 2:00 am | 33 Comments

Construction walls were removed from around the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, so we are headed to the Magic Kingdom to bring you the photos. Plus, Welcome to the Magic Kingdom! Hi Mary! Just a quick…

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MiceChat Disney News Round Up: The Disneyland Shuffle

April 30, 2014 at 12:03 am | No Comments

Disney news, rumors, photos and more are yours in today’s MiceChat Round Up.  What’s the latest news from Disneyland? The MiceAge team have a brand new update for you. And after a little over a…

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Disneyland Executive Shuffle

April 29, 2014 at 3:00 am | 78 Comments

The busy spring break period has ended and the Anaheim parks get a few short weeks of relatively light crowds before Grad Nights and summer crowds return. But late last week the Anaheim parks had…

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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Walls Come Down

April 29, 2014 at 2:00 am | 49 Comments

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has been under construction for so long, we could be forgiven for almost accepting that it’s never coming. But that day is almost upon us. Last weekend, the construction walls…

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Universal Orlando Update – Honeydukes Expands and Resort Update

April 29, 2014 at 1:00 am | 5 Comments

We are one week closer to the opening of Phase 2 of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  We will take you into both parks today to look at how each one is rapidly reaching…