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  • March 28, 2015: UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD SPRINGFIELD NOW SOFT OPENED – The new Simpsons Springfield area began technical rehearsals (soft openings) yesterday. MiceChat was first in line to get our Lard Lad Donuts, Flamin' Moe, and Chicken Thumbs. Get the full report on the new Simpson's themed land HERE.
    • The MiceChat Gumball Rally is a race through Disneyland Resort to see who can ride the most attractions in a single day. It's the most fun you'll ever have in the parks. Don't delay, sign your team up today. Tickets are VERY limited.  GUMBALL RALLY TICKETS HERE
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Shanghai Disneyland Construction Update

March 08, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Our good friend Stefan Zwanzger of TheThemeParkGuy.com recently shared some photos of Shanghai Disneyland construction. They show a very large castle and a completely new design for Tomorrowland. The Castle What’s that big thing looming…

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Beyond the Coast on California’s Channel Islands

March 07, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Beyond the Coast on California’s Channel Islands By Marc Ricketts As the cold of winter starts seeping into one’s very bones, the mind can’t help but picture far away isles filled with the scent of…

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Checking in at Disneyland

March 06, 2015 at 3:39 am | No Comments

Spring is in the air at the Disneyland Resort.  Today we take a look at the park and what is going on in preparation for the 60th anniversary.  Sleeping Beauty Castle came out from behind construction scrims …

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Yesterland: Condor Flats Air Tours and the “Bear Left” Billboard

March 05, 2015 at 10:10 pm | No Comments

The airplane is here to let guests know that Condor Flats is an airfield. The billboard is another opportunity for a pun. After all, Yester California Adventure is the Punniest Place on Earth.   Read…

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Parkwise: Five Tips for Planning a Girls’ Trip

March 04, 2015 at 11:27 pm | No Comments

You may have noticed that Park Wise was MIA for its last column. That’s because yours truly was hard at work researching for this very article. Believe it or not, I just took my very…

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New Magic Kingdom Hub Opens Making Lots of New Room

March 04, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Rub a dub, dub, Magic Kingdom’s got a new hub.  This week on Dateline Disneyland, we’re looking at the newly opened and completely reimagined central hub of the Magic Kingdom. We have a lot of…

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Disney News Round Up: Small World Fire, Castle Uncovered, Hub a-Hubba

March 04, 2015 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Welcome to March! Spring is in the air and the MiceChat round up is here to bring you all things Disney and Theme Park news! This week we have big news about a recent fire…

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The Disney World Operating Committee Versus the Hourlies

March 03, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

It’s hard to imagine Michael Eisner or Bob Iger taking to the softball field to play against hourly employees in a championship game. Or in anything, really. In the early 1970s, this was frequent scene…

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Sleeping Beauty Castle emerges from refurbishment as Disneyland continues to prepare for its Diamond Celebration

March 02, 2015 at 3:40 am | No Comments

Sleeping Beauty Castle emerged from refurbishment last week, revealing a refreshed paint scheme that toned down some of the more saturated tones leftover from Disneyland‘s 50th Anniversary overlay. The Castle’s new look will get sparkly…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 332: Three-day trips to Disneyland

March 02, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

The Mousetalgia 3-day Disneyland trip: our own methods, secrets, and ideas for making the most of the standard 3-day trip to Disneyland Resort. When is it better to spend a little more, and where can…

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Swing Into Spring at Disneyland Paris

March 01, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Spring is in the air at Disneyland Paris, and Max from DLP Welcome has news and a behind-the-scenes look at the Swing Into Spring celebration. –Rick Disneyland Paris Swings Into Spring by Max, DLP Welcome…

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The Sweep Spot # 148 The Golden Horseshoe Saloon at Disneyland

March 01, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

In this episode we take a look at the history of The Golden Horseshoe Saloon at Disneyland. We look at the building, shows, performers and more. This place is a great place filled with Disneyland…

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Disneyland Paris Photo Update

February 28, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Here’s another great photo update from Disneyland Paris Resort, courtesy of Max and DLPWelcome. ~~Rick At Discoveryland, scaffoldings have covered Videopolis and Nautilus. The trees around Space Mountain Mission 2 were cut. The dome is…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #129 – News and Tchoup Chop On Location

February 28, 2015 at 12:19 am | No Comments

On this episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast.we begin with a Butterbeer preference from Listener Travis Terrell. We then head to the news, which includes the announcement of the last two Mardi Gras acts,…

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Construction is Universal: Harry Potter, Springfield, Fast and Furious

February 27, 2015 at 3:00 am | 1 Comment

Change is coming at a rapid pace for Universal Studios Hollywood, the entertainment capital of Los Angeles. The park is in the middle of unprecedented growth and expansion that has not been seen by a…

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Disneyland Long Ago, Not-So-Long Ago, and Now: Adventureland, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland

February 26, 2015 at 9:40 pm | No Comments

Back in 2009, Yesterland ran a series of “Disneyland Then and Now” articles comparing Disneyland photos from the 1950s to similar photos in 2009. This month, Werner Weiss went back to the same locations to…

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Samland: Disneyland Parking

February 26, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Parking. It seems that parking has always been an issue at Disneyland and having an adequate supply has been critical to the success of the park. Now, once again, parking has become an issue. Some…

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Disney Cruise Line Frozen Port Adventures in Norway

February 26, 2015 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

As previously announced, the Disney Cruise Line will be deploying the Disney Magic to the land of all things Frozen in Norway and Iceland this summer from June to August 2015. Disney has now detailed what…

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Podcast Double Feature – The Wakefield Report Episode 60 and E Ticket Report Episode 13

February 26, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

I am very pleased to announce the return of the Wakefield Report! Each week I will run down the top 9 news stories in theme park news from across the country. Known as the 9…

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Flower and Garden Festival Coming Soon to Epcot as Prices Rise

February 25, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

On this week’s Dateline Disneyland we’re taking a look at the installation of the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. It’s a very pretty time of the year for this park and we have lots…