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  • January 31, 2016: Thank you for an AMAZING MiceChat Anniversary Weekend – It was an epic weekend with Disney Legends Dick Van Dyke and Marty Sklar, Mike Peraza, Terri Hardin, Amy Mebberson, David Koenig, a trip to Medieval Times, games, quests, meet-ups and even a rare rainy day at Disneyland. Whether you were able to join us in person or just wished us a happy anniversary on Facebook or Twitter, we appreciate you!!! Thank you for 11 AMAZING years!!! We have much more planned for you in the near future. We have photos for you in our MiceChat Round Up and Fab News. ×0
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Mousetalgia Podcast 343: Hat Box Ghost’s return, Tomorrowland premiere

May 18, 2015 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Team Mousetalgia takes you to the blue carpet and the world premiere of Tomorrowland in this week’s episode! Join Jeff and Dave as they watch the celebrities descend on Downtown Disney’s AMC multiplex to watch…

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Efteling Fairy Tale Forest – Part One

May 17, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Efteling is a fantasy theme park located in the Neatherlands. It was opened in 1952 and continues to delight European travelers to this very day.  We begin a two part series on the heart of…

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Gator Spot takes a bite out of International Drive

May 17, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

On Monday, May 11, the world of attractions along International Drive in Orlando went from big to “HUGE,” as the newest member of the ever expanding and changing group of attractions on the iconic street…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #137 – News, Autism at the Parks, Butterbeer and Emails

May 17, 2015 at 12:48 am | No Comments

We then bring you a new segment to the podcast from Maureen at Autism at the Parks, in which she aims to help people with disabilities, ailments and kids get more from the Universal Orlando…

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You’ve Got to be Kidding: The Most Interesting Disneyland Fan in the World

May 16, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

“You’ve Got To Be Kidding” is parody. Allow yourself the opportunity to have a little fun . . . Many of us like to think we are Disneyland’s number one fan.  And many more like…

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Back to the…. Coonskin Hat?

May 16, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Please welcome Karl Beaudry to MiceChat. Karl’s interest is in Disney music. We think you’ll enjoy these little notes. Greetings Disney music lovers and welcome to Disney Notes – a regular visit to the world…

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Visiting John Muir’s Home

May 16, 2015 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Visiting John Muir’s Home By Marc Ricketts Alert readers may have noticed by now that since the Bay Area theme parks don’t have as much news as the ones to the south, I like to…

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Fab Disney News – Iron, Diamonds and D23

May 15, 2015 at 8:53 am | No Comments

Happy Weekend! Mine started off with a bang as my car was rear-ended by a huge pickup truck Wednesday morning, so it hasn’t been Thursday news day until today. Tonight at 5PM, we’re meeting up…

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Voyage to the Iron Reef opens at Knotts Berry Farm!

May 15, 2015 at 3:03 am | No Comments

After waiting years for a new attraction to fill the abandoned, upstairs space in Knott’s Berry Farm’s former dark ride show building (Knott’s Berry Tales and Kingdom of the Dinosaurs), we finally have something new…

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Reminders of Disneyland’s Past, Part 2

May 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm | No Comments

The conclusion of this two-parter has more actual remnants of the past, tributes by Disney’s Imagineers, and examples of creative recycling. The research and text are from Chris Strodder. Werner Weiss added photos.   Read…

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Springfield U.S.A. Officially Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood

May 14, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Tuesday night a block party was held to officially open Springfield U.S.A. at Universal Studios Hollywood.  That’s right, America’s most yellow family now has a full land where fans can explore the sights, sounds, and foods…

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Deluxe Villa Resorts at Walt Disney World

May 14, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Last time we ran through the quick and dirty version of the deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World.  Big WDW fans may already know, there’s another set of deluxe resorts – the villas!  These options…

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Wonderful Refurbishments at the Magic Kingdom

May 13, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we are at the Magic Kingdom, and we are focusing on some of the great work Disney has been doing to keep their #1 park in…

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Season Pass Podcast – Universal’s Diagon Alley is Much More Than Butter Beer

May 13, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

This muggle hasn’t had the pleasure, yet, of experiencing Harry Potter Diagon Alley, but maybe you have? In preparation for summer theme park season (I can’t believe it’s basically already here! What happened to winter…

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This Week’s News with The Fabulous Disney Babe

May 12, 2015 at 3:01 am | No Comments

Just returned from The Camping Trip From Hell and oh-so-glad to be back to civilization. So why am I rambling? Let’s get to the news! Get a Dark Helmet (or a light one) Disney and…

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Merlin’s Growing Power in Central Florida

May 12, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

What is the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the name Merlin? For many of you, medieval mythology, you might think of a powerful wizard who helped out King Arthur in…

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Disneyland Diamonds and Hatbox Ghosts

May 11, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

The Hatbox Ghost has returned to the Haunted Mansion! It’s true!  We have that story and more in today’s Disneyland Resort edition of In The Parks.  While we aren’t getting a new attraction to celebrate…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 342: You asked, we answered

May 11, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Heigh ho – it’s time for Mousetalgia to dig, dig, dig into the mailbag! Topics include: tips for traveling with a child; what to expect from 24-hour day and Disneyland’s 60th anniversary launch; picky eaters…

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Tim Grassey – Addicted To The Easy Money

May 10, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

On June 18th 2010, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter changed the way that people think about theme parks. J.K. Rowling created a world that was all encompassing and Universal Creative reproduced it as an…

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The Sweep Spot 153 Disneyland Book of Lists with Chris Strodder

May 10, 2015 at 1:01 am | No Comments

In this episode we talk with author Chris Strodder about his newest book Disneyland Book of Lists. Chris is the author also of The Disneyland Encyclopedia. We discuss his book, Disneyland history and more. Plus…

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