Editor’s Note:
  • July 8, 2014: LAST CHANCE:  Pacific Ocean Park Breakfast, Panel & Book Signing - July 13 at ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney. Join us as we take a look back at one of the most fascinating theme parks ever built in Los Angeles. For a time, Pacific Ocean Park outsold even Disneyland. Let's explore this fantastic park together as the authors of a new book about this amazing destination take us on a audio/visual adventure. Discounted books available at the link. PLEASE NOTE - Book Package is nearly sold out, hurry to secure your book and admission to the event while you still can! ×0
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Disney News Round Up: Happy New Year!

January 08, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Happy new year everyone and welcome to the first MiceChat Round Up of 2014.  As we embark on a new year of Disney and theme park news, rumors, and information, there are big things in…

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MiceAge Disneyland Update: Goat Hijinks, Jedi Mind Tricks and Rabbit Holes

January 07, 2014 at 3:00 am | 129 Comments

The Disneyland Resort has just finished one of the most consistently busy Christmas seasons in its history, and you can practically hear the Cast Members breathe a sigh of relief this week. But now the…

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FastPass+ Midterm Report

January 07, 2014 at 2:00 am | 42 Comments

In the early days of FP+ and MagicBands, there was a lot of speculation (and more than a little hand wringing) because we didn’t know a lot of details. Now that the tests are several…

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Universal Orlando Update – Harry Potter Painted, Beetle Juice Revamp, Farewell Christmas

January 07, 2014 at 1:00 am | 19 Comments

Alright folks, it is 2014, and we have a busy year ahead of us!  With projects big and small at Universal Orlando Resort, it is going to be an exciting year ahead. We will soon…

Communicore Weekly – Season Two Finale – Michael Eisner, Work In Progress, Main Street Marching Band

January 07, 2014 at 12:20 am | 1 Comment

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to the Season Two Finale of Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Michael Eisner, Work In Progress, and the Main Street Marching Band! This is the moment you’ve all…

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Kickstarter Results for Walt Disney’s Birthplace

January 07, 2014 at 12:17 am | 4 Comments

The Walt Disney Birthplace Preservation Project just completed an ambitious Kickstarter campaign. How did they do? What’s next?   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Kickstarter Results for Walt Disney’s Birthplace.   When you are done reading,…

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New Year’s Eve and Three Kings Day wrap up Disneyland’s busy holiday season

January 06, 2014 at 6:22 am | 46 Comments

Disneyland‘s busy holiday season officially comes to an end today after a huge New Year’s Eve celebration in both parks followed by a festive Three Kings Day celebration and the final holiday crowds visiting the…

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Perry of the Caribbean

January 06, 2014 at 2:00 am | 6 Comments

I ran into a new area outside of Pirates of the Caribbean on my most recent trip (it’s been here for a while, but it’s the first time I’ve seen it). It’s to the right…

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Mousetalgia 272: ILM’s Lorne Peterson, and an Emporium

January 06, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

It’s a Mousetalgia Emporium this week! Jeff reports from a presentation by Lorne Peterson who spoke at The Tech Museum of Innovation about his history as a model maker for Industrial Light and Magic, working…

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My Special Mary Blair Connection

January 05, 2014 at 3:00 am | 5 Comments

Today, Scarlett Stahl shares a very special visit she had with Maggie Richardson, legendary Imagineer Mary Blair’s niece.  ~~Rick My Special Mary Blair Connection By Scarlett Stahl At Disney Legend Alice Davis’ 80th Birthday Party,…

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Free Cake in My Purse – Cast Member Stories from Walt Disney World

January 05, 2014 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

Welcome to 2014! We have a couple of new stories for you today in a post we like to call “Free Cake in My Purse.” People like free stuff and will do just about anything…

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Catching Up With The Haunted Mansion Show

January 05, 2014 at 1:01 am | 3 Comments

We have a bit of catching up to do with MiceChat’s Haunted Mansion show today. There are two videos that we lost track of over the holidays and we want to get them out to…

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Dateline Disney World: Crowds and Cold at Magic Kingdom

January 04, 2014 at 3:00 am | 18 Comments

Hello, and welcome to a Saturday edition of Dateline Disney World! This week, it was cold and crowded at the Magic Kingdom. Let’s take a look at the tail end of Christmastime at Disney World.…

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Disney Review: Great Muppet Caper / Muppet Treasure Island

January 04, 2014 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

I’ve always loved the Muppets. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve watched them, be it on TV for Muppet Show re-runs or in the theaters for their latest round of movies. There is a…

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Disneyland Paris Update

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

I apologize that we’re a little late with our Weekend Update articles. I decided to do a close-up (really, really close-up) inspection of the sidewalks in downtown Oceanside on the day after Christmas – in…

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So Long Subs – A Farewell Update from the Disneyland Resort

January 03, 2014 at 3:00 am | 106 Comments

All good things must come to an end.  It was a wildly successful season that saw insane crowd levels in both parks.  While Holidays at the Disneyland Resort ends Monday night, this weekend will be…

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DCA Then & Now, Part 6: Hollywood Land

January 02, 2014 at 8:37 pm | 7 Comments

This is part 6 of Yesterland’s DCA “then and now” series comparing the same spots in 2002 and 2013. Originally, it was the Hollywood Pictures Backlot at Disney’s California Adventure. Now it’s Hollywood Land at…

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Disney Resolutions for 2014

January 02, 2014 at 3:00 am | 12 Comments

Happy New Year, MiceChatters!!  2013 was fantastic for yours truly, and I have nothing but high hopes for the gift of another year.  If you read last week’s column, you know I had some great…

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There is Still Time to have a SeaWorld San Diego Style Christmas

January 02, 2014 at 2:00 am | 36 Comments

We’re back with an all-new update from SeaWorld San Diego! Today we’ll be taking a look at the extravagant SeaWorld Christmas Celebration event that runs through January 4th. This event is by far the one I…

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2013 Disney HALF Ear in Review – Part 2

January 02, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

Paul Barrie and Ricky Brigante (from Inside the Magic) talk your ear off with the second half of their annual discussion of everything that happened throughout the wonderful world of Disney during 2013. Here’s the…