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Universal Hollywood Celebrated the Arrival of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with Red Carpet Gala

April 06, 2016 at 9:23 am | No Comments

Universal Studios Hollywood celebrated the arrival of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter yesterday, complete with red carpet gala and opening ceremony that would make Dumbledore proud. The night began with a who’s who of…

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Dateline Disney World – Major Change at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

April 06, 2016 at 12:33 am | No Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! Lots of things are changing and closing at Hollywood Studios, and we are there to cover it for you. Let’s take a look at what you need to…

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Fab News: Staggs is Out, The Doctor is in

April 05, 2016 at 12:16 am | No Comments

We have a lot of news for you today. First up is the surprise announcement that Tom Staggs is departing Disney. It’s a move that throws everything we thought about who would replace Iger right…

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Tom Staggs Steps Down as Disney COO

April 04, 2016 at 5:08 pm | No Comments

In a shocking bit of news, Tom Staggs is stepping down as Disney COO. Tom was being groomed to take over as Disney CEO when Bob Iger’s contract ends. This leaves succession wide open, perhaps…

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A Letter From Mary Costa, Princess Aurora

April 04, 2016 at 2:00 am | No Comments

We have a little something from one of Walt’s original princesses for you today. Please take a moment to read the attached letter and join us in granting this very special birthday gift to Mary…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 389: Silicon Valley Comic Con

April 04, 2016 at 1:00 am | No Comments

This week, Team Mousetalgia takes you with us to the recently-held Silicon Valley Comic Con, with a focus on the Disney-related aspects of this new pop culture convention including a conversation about the showroom, Stan…

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The Desert Jewel – Joshua Tree National Park

April 03, 2016 at 1:13 am | No Comments

It’s the slow time of year for the parks here by The Bay, with the promise of new things helping the slog through winter (ignoring the fact that mid-February temperatures plunged into the low 80s).…

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LudoBird Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk

April 02, 2016 at 12:04 am | No Comments

World renowned Chef Ludo Lefebvre brings his famous buttermilk Provençal Fried Chicken-inspired menu to Universal CityWalk™ with the debut of LudoBird™, serving up a vibrant and flavorful take on the American classic fried chicken sandwich. CityWalk’s new establishment, LudoBird, which originated…

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MiceAge Update: Star Wars Land Galactic Cash Crunch

April 01, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Al Lutz returns today with a very special MiceAge Star Wars Update which fills us in on the latest news and rumors about a land so big that it doesn’t really need many attractions. But…

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Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2016 Guide

April 01, 2016 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is back! If there were anywhere tailor-made to have a food and wine festival, it’s Disney California Adventure, with it’s Wine Country area and fabulous eateries like Wine…

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Yesterland: Original Ghost Town Gold Mine at Knott’s Berry Farm

March 31, 2016 at 8:21 pm | No Comments

Here at Yester Knott’s Berry Farm, there’s a gold mine in the gully next to the only active volcano in Southern California. You can pan for real gold and take home the results of your…

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Shop Til You Drop: Disney-style!

March 31, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

One of the top questions I hear from Disney guests is how much to budget for souvenirs. Shopping can be a big part of your Disney vacation, so here are a few tips to make…

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Fab News: Aeronautics, Machinations, Expositions and Masterpieces.

March 30, 2016 at 8:53 am | No Comments

Does it seem like everything is coming up Star Wars these days? It’s the movie that ate the universe and I’ve got some fun new Star Wars news for you today. We’ve also got news…

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Disney News Round Up: Budget Cuts, Wizards, and Trip Reports

March 30, 2016 at 2:00 am | No Comments

MiceChat Round Up April will be the beginning of an interesting time period at the Disneyland resort. If you missed the latest MiceAge Update, we learned that due to Shanghai Disneyland’s much talked about delays…

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MiceAge Disneyland Update: Shanghai Surprise

March 29, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Disney’s third fiscal quarter begins next week, and it’s about to wreak major changes on the operation of the Disneyland Resort. In this update we’ll fill you in on why Shanghai Disneyland is driving huge…

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Disneyland Update – Food, Wine and Imperial Walkers

March 28, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

The weather in Anaheim is absolutely beautiful right now, spring flowers are in full bloom and big things are on their way to the little park in Anaheim that Walt Disney built for his daughters.…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 388: Disneyland with a toddler; Canemaker on Wong and Bambi

March 28, 2016 at 12:59 am | No Comments

This week, Team Mousetalgia discusses Bambi, one of Time Magazine’s “Top 25 Horror Films,” and we look at the life of Disney Legend Tyrus Wong. Join us and learn about the animation for the film,…

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Silicon Valley Comic Con

March 27, 2016 at 2:05 am | No Comments

He brought us the personal computer. He brought us the US Festival. And now Steve Wozniak has brought us Silicon Valley Comic Con. Held the weekend of March 18-20 in San Jose’s Convention Center, the…

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The Sweep Spot #179 Date Nite and Dixieland Night at Disneyland

March 27, 2016 at 1:00 am | No Comments

In this episode we take a look at two promotions Disneyland had in the late 50′s. The promos were designed to get younger guests to stay in the park longer. It was very fun to…

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You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Two Policemen Walk into a Bar

March 26, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Welcome to another edition of You’ve Got To Be Kidding. This column is parody. Allow yourself a chuckle or two. We often hear the debate. Which is better – Disney animation or live action movies?…

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