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  • November 24, 2014: Win a Special Edition D23 Destination D Magic Band – Here's something fun, we have two special edition magic bands from this past weekend's Destination D event in Orlando to give away. The bands are brand new and never used (nor have they been associated with any Disney Experience account).  Enter the sweepstakes HERE. -   Also, we invite you to save the date for the MiceChat 10th anniversary weekend - February 6th through 8th at the Disneyland Resort. This is shaping up to be an amazing extravaganza of Disney goodness you won't want to miss.     ×0
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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #91 – News, Rumors and Escape from Gringotts

May 17, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Thanks for taking a look at our latest episode. We begin with the news which this episode includes the announcements that Universal Orlando made about the NEW Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringott’s attraction…

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Disneyland 60th Parade Back On Track

May 16, 2014 at 6:45 am | 42 Comments

We’re trying something new with our MiceAge Updates today. Rather than save up a bunch of small items over the course of 4 or 5 weeks, we’d like to bring you more frequent individual news…

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New things Under the Sea in Disney California Adventure and Resort Update

May 16, 2014 at 2:00 am | 42 Comments

This was an interesting week at the Disneyland Resort. While many projects continued along on their refurbishment path inside Disneyland Park, a highly anticipated refurbishment wrapped up. Yes, the long-rumored retooling of the Little Mermaid…

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Season Pass Podcast: A Talk with Jim Seay, President of Premier Rides

May 16, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

It’s the final report from the IAAPA Expo 2013 floor for the Season Pass and to close it out, we bring you the President of Premier Rides, Jim Seay.  Jim shares his beginnings in the…

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Swiss Family Treehouse at Yesterland

May 15, 2014 at 8:54 pm | 9 Comments

Father, Mother, Fritz, Ernst, and little Francis invite you to visit their home. You may have seen this family at your local movie theater in 1960. You probably thought their treehouse was on a far-off-tropical…

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Chillin’ at Blizzard Beach

May 15, 2014 at 2:00 am | 16 Comments

So, you’ve hit the middle of your vacation and are looking for something a little tamer than the theme parks but aren’t quite ready to spend the day lazing around your hotel.  Why not consider…

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Samland: Tivoli Gardens of Los Angeles

May 15, 2014 at 1:00 am | 6 Comments

Peel back the layers of time and it is amazing what one can find. Take Universal Studios Hollywood as an example. Today we know the upper lot as a hodgepodge of unrelated intellectual properties shoved…

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Radiator Springs Racers Interior Queue Background Music Loop

May 15, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Close your eyes and let your engines rev as we take a trip to Radiator Springs. Window to the Magic is the binaural journey into all things Disney.  Paul’s continues “May is Music Month”  or…

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Animal Kingdom News and Photos

May 14, 2014 at 6:38 am | 41 Comments

Dateline Disney World is headed on safari today. It’s been a while since we visited Animal Kingdom, so that’s where this week’s news and photos are coming from. Let’s take a look. Welcome to Animal…

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Bob’s True-Life Adventures No.5 2005 – Tahiti Moorea

May 14, 2014 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

Tahiti is one of those far off south seas places that evokes dreams of paradise. So in June 2001, flying to Papeetee, I traveled with my mountain biking buddy, Fred, on Renaissance Cruises locally to…

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MiceChat Gumball Rally 2014 Results

May 14, 2014 at 1:00 am | 11 Comments

The MiceChat Gumball Rally was held on Saturday, May 3rd.  It was a race to see how many attractions teams could ride in a single day at Disneyland.  Players were divided into teams of two,…

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Disney News Round Up: Big Fix For DCA Under The Sea

May 14, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

There’s a whole new world awaiting you in the MiceChat Round Up today.  Not only do we have the latest in Disney and Theme Park news and information, but we have a full collection of…

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Universal Studios Orlando Unveils Diagon Alley Animatronics and more

May 13, 2014 at 5:00 am | 92 Comments

We are back this week with a massive Universal Orlando update, where some amazing new details have been revealed about the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, Gringotts Bank and more.  The…

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Singles and Doubles

May 13, 2014 at 3:00 am | 49 Comments

There’s an old-time baseball tradition of discussing team strategies as either being “singles and doubles” or “home runs,” with the first strategy being about slow, methodical progress and the latter about big, lurching mini-victories that…

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Communicore Weekly – Knott’s Berry Farm, Habst, Bear-y Tales

May 13, 2014 at 1:00 am | 3 Comments

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Knott’s Berry Farm, Habst, and Bear-y Tales! TRIP REPORT! – Jeff took George to Knott’s Berry Farm for the first…

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Season Pass Podcast: The Ultimate Turn-Point for WDW?

May 13, 2014 at 12:01 am | 9 Comments

Chad Emerson returns to the Season Pass Podcast for the 6th episode of EMERSON’S DISNEY FILES.  This episode we talk the BIG battle between Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida.  Conversation on immersive environment,…

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The Little Mermaid gets a makeover as new Main Street, U.S.A. construction begins at Disneyland

May 12, 2014 at 5:05 am | 112 Comments

Disney California Adventure‘s Little Mermaid dark ride reopened over the weekend with significant enhancements including a really great black-light re-imagining of the attraction’s big “Under the Sea” scene. Across the esplanade, Disneyland has begun work…

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More Cute Stories, Volume 4: 1964/65 New York World’s Fair

May 12, 2014 at 2:00 am | 5 Comments

Any time that you can listen to a Disney Legend talk about what it was like to work at the Disney Studios, with Walt on Disneyland projects or reminisce about other Disney Legends, it’s an…

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Mousetalgia 290: Disneyland, Million Dollar Arm, Marc Davis

May 12, 2014 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments

Mousetalgia presents an Emporium of topics this week as we review Disney’s latest film “Million Dollar Arm,” visit Disneyland, and discover the stories behind art of Marc Davis. First, Kristen reviews “Million Dollar Arm,” and…

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Disneyland Paris Refurbishment Updates

May 11, 2014 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Disneyland Paris is preparing for the busy season and refurbishments can be seen all over the park. Alain Littaye of the Disneyandmore blog brings us his latest report. ~~Rick Refurbishments as Disneyland Paris Prepares for…