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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…

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Grinchmas hits Universal Studios Hollywood

December 05, 2014 at 3:01 am | 11 Comments

Welcome to Universal Studios Hollywood!  Today we jump right in to the Christmas cheer with a report on the beginning of Grinchmas.  Yes, the Grinch has returned, but we hear he’s nice now. We shall…

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An Excursion to the Walt Disney Family Museum – by Train

December 05, 2014 at 2:00 am | 6 Comments

To many people, Walt Disney included, a trip by train was the way to travel. Enjoy the sights along the way, meet new friends, sample beverages and meals served in the dining car… A very…

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The Demise of the O-Zell Company

December 05, 2014 at 12:23 am | 2 Comments

Although born in Chicago, Walt spent less than six years living there—his first four and a half years and then one intensely busy year as a teenager. The O-Zell Company was part of Walt’s teenage…

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What is the Best Place to Stay at Walt Disney World in December?

December 04, 2014 at 3:00 am | 3 Comments

December at Disney World is truly a sight to behold. Lights, glitter and gingerbread around every corner. Parks boast larger than life Christmas trees and carols waft through the air as the atmosphere takes on…

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Marvelous Marvel – The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Part 4

December 04, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

This blog series has given examples of how Marvel has brought in traditional comic book storytelling and character development to television. If you are joning us in the middle, please take a moment to review…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #118 – Disney Hipsters Assumptions of Universal Orlando Resort

December 04, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

Welcome to another episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. On this show we begin helping a listener out by suggesting ways that they could let their kids know that they are going to Orlando…

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Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

December 03, 2014 at 3:00 am | 8 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Let’s see what all the buzz is about . .…

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Terri’s World – Country Bears Story – Part 1

December 03, 2014 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

I had been working with the Henson team for some time when the opportunity to work on the Country Bears film came about. Disney had contacted The Jim Henson Company to create the bears for the…

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Disney News Round Up: Christmas has Frozen Over

December 03, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

The MiceChat Roundup brings you another healthy dose of Theme Park and Disney fun.  We start things off by sharing news about Disneyland’s Candlelight Processional event and Arendelle coming to Storybookland.  Should Space Mountain get…

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MiceAge Update – The Force Awakens For Disneyland Resort

December 02, 2014 at 3:00 am | 96 Comments

Since this past summer we’ve been telling you in these updates all about the new attractions and entertainment coming to Anaheim for 2015, and this Thursday morning Disneyland Resort President Michael Colglazier will address a…

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The Great Movie Ride and TCM

December 02, 2014 at 2:00 am | 17 Comments

With this past Wednesday’s announcement revealing a partnership between Disney and TCM, I thought it would an ideal time to reflect briefly on the history, as well as take a somewhat detailed look at the…

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Rain Rain Rain at the Disneyland Resort

December 01, 2014 at 3:00 am | 51 Comments

Thanksgiving Day crowds enjoyed a healthy dose of holiday cheer at the Disneyland Resort despite the rain that moved in on Sunday night.  Many argue that Disneyland is far more magical in the rain than…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 319: Don Hahn; Walt Disney; holiday gifts

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

Walt Disney’s birthday special edition! This week, Mousetalgia welcomes director/producer Don Hahn back to the show to help us celebrate the 113th anniversary of Walt’s birth. First, Hahn discusses “Christmas with Walt,” his film about…

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Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks’ Greatest Rivalry

November 30, 2014 at 3:01 am | 5 Comments

Sam is back, and this time it’s really personal. Today, we run the prologue of his new book which releases on Tuesday of this week! Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks’…

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Christmas Season Lights Up Disneyland Paris

November 30, 2014 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

Christmas has arrived at the Disneyland Paris Resort. Thanks to Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog, we have front row seats to the Christmas parade and castle show! ~~Rick Christmas Season Lights Up…

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Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk Kicks off the Holiday

November 30, 2014 at 1:00 am | 1 Comment

The holidays are bright, loud, and full of music and fun at Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk.  Monday night marked the beginning of a season-long concert series.  The event was hosted by Carson Daly, fresh off…

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Six Flags Magic Mountain Presents Holiday in the Park

November 29, 2014 at 3:00 am | 6 Comments

Six Flags Magic Mountain has seen its share of ups and downs, and we’re not just talking about the record setting coasters.  Over the years the park has struggled to maintain a family friendly atmosphere…

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Disafterdark Series 3, Episode 2 – The listener phone in show (Finally)

November 29, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Welcome back to DisAfterDark, we thank you for the download. After some delay, we are finally getting back on our podcasting feet. This is the phone in (well, Skype, but it still counts) show. Paul,…

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Knotts Merry Farm Delivers Down Home Christmas Cheer

November 28, 2014 at 3:00 am | 8 Comments

No other park offers a Christmas celebration quite like Knott’s Berry Merry Farm. Their particular mix of down-home charm, mouthwatering munchies, and live entertainment remains a unique Southern California gem that must be experienced.  Today…