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  • December 25, 2014: A VERY Merry Christmas One and All –  
    • NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENT  - Tickets are now available for MiceChat's New Year's Eve extravaganza at Knott's Berry Farm. Amazing buffet dinner, a night of entertainment and wholesome fun on the farm. Pick up your tickets before they sell out - NYE EVENT TICKETS HERE.
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Starbucks opens as Downtown Disney continues its transformation into Disney Springs

June 04, 2014 at 2:42 am | 23 Comments

Welcome again to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at some of the changes and construction at Downtown Disney as it continues its transformation into the new Disney Springs. Big changes are…

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Let’s Talk About Captain EO starring Michael Jackson — Part 3

June 04, 2014 at 2:41 am | 19 Comments

Update I have to say that writing every week does pose its challenges. Last week and as late as yesterday, my week was full of adventure. Do I say that every week? It started with…

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Season Pass Podcast: Documenting Disneyland, Storytelling & Lost Parks

June 04, 2014 at 2:41 am | 1 Comment

The Season Pass Podcast takes a look into special documentary projects based on Theme Parks, creative thinking and Disneyland!  Join us for discussion on The Lost Parks of Northern California with Kris Rowberry of Great American Thrills, the…

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Gnashers and Foamers

June 03, 2014 at 2:12 am | 56 Comments

There’s a longstanding divide in the world of Disney fandom, especially in the online realms. The point of contention is a fundamental one: are the Disney parks on the right road, or the wrong one?…

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Universal Orlando Update: Dragons on Buildings and Jurassic Park Suites

June 03, 2014 at 2:10 am | 14 Comments

We’re back this week with a big Universal Orlando Resort update.  After taking a week off to explore SeaWorld and Aquatica in San Antonio, we have lots of news to share at the Universal Orlando…

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The Sweep Spot — Throwback to Disneyland 1994

June 03, 2014 at 2:05 am | 2 Comments

This week we go back to Disneyland 1994. We welcome past guest and former Custodian Vince and we take a virtual tour of the park as it was in 1994 and rediscover what attractions were…

Communicore Weekly – Magic Skyway Part 1, Deep Blue, Sam McKim, Storytellers

June 03, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Magic Skyway Part 1, Deep Blue, Sam McKim, and the Storytellers statue! WORLD’S FAIR! – Jeff and George return to…

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Summer gets underway as refurbishments and construction continues at Disneyland

June 02, 2014 at 4:28 am | 41 Comments

Disneyland is now in full summer mode with big crowds and late operating hours but refurbishments and construction projects continue in both theme parks. The major Club 33 expansion continues in New Orleans Square while…

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Walt Disney World Odd and Ends from Eyes & Ears

June 02, 2014 at 1:52 am | 11 Comments

As I go through my resources when I’m researching information about Walt Disney World, I find some strange things. A great source is the Eyes & Ears bi-weekly cast member newsletter. Not only will there…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 293: Maleficent ’14/’59, Canemaker on Schultheis

June 02, 2014 at 1:48 am | No Comments

Mousetalgia welcomes Academy Award winning author/historian/filmmaker John Canemaker back to the show to discuss his new book, “The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis & the Secrets of Walt Disney’s Movie Magic.” Schultheis, who worked for the…

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Iconic Giant Dipper Celebrates 90 Years in Santa Cruz

June 01, 2014 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

I’m pleased to announce that Weekend Update contributor Marc Ricketts is back with a series of articles from the San Francisco Bay area. Today we’ll visit the venerable Giant Dipper Roller Coaster on the Boardwalk…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Delivers Christmas in Spring

June 01, 2014 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

Q. What has 600 pounds of chicken, 600 pounds of vegetables, 600 pounds of salad, 4,000 desserts, Shrek, Beetlejuice, Scooby-Doo, and Minions? A. Universal Studios Hollywood’s 23rd annual “Christmas in Spring” celebration. Universal Studios Hollywood is…

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Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 18 – The Stuart Miller Shout Out Show.

June 01, 2014 at 1:31 am | No Comments

Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download. Todays special guest is Derek Burgan, and Craig makes another appearance and talks a bit more this time. We discuss some news, we…

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Space Mountain, The Graphic Novel

May 31, 2014 at 3:00 am | 5 Comments

George: We’ve reviewed a few works of fiction at The Disney Review and the success rate is about 50/50. Usually, the author will sacrifice the layout or feel of the parks to facilitate the plot.…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: Creepy California or Frightening Florida?

May 31, 2014 at 12:35 am | 4 Comments

We all know that there are two Haunted Mansions in two individual Magic Kingdoms. Some say that one is better than the other and visa-versa. So, in this episode, we ask the question: Creepy California…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #93 – News, Rumors and On Location

May 31, 2014 at 12:21 am | No Comments

On this Episode we begin by welcoming Gregory to the Team and wishing Tyler Galinanes a Happy 10th Birthday. We then move on to the news, covering such topics as Mardi Gras, a more in…

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Space Mountain Goes Down Flags Go Up

May 30, 2014 at 3:00 am | 34 Comments

Another week, another refurbishment. With the long holiday weekend behind us, Space Mountain has finally gone down for its refurb. We see some interesting progress over at Alice In Wonderland as swarms of hardhats descend…

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A Look Inside the Refurbished Knott’s Berry Farm Calico Mine Ride

May 30, 2014 at 12:18 am | 34 Comments

Situated in the heart of Knott’s Berry Farm is a remarkable piece of theme park history. The 54 year old dark ride masterpiece, the Calico Mine Ride.  Designed by Wendell “Bud” Hurlbut and opened in…

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The Walt Disney Story at Yesterland

May 29, 2014 at 7:31 pm | 6 Comments

Step into the Main Street Opera House at Yesterland for a tribute to a truly great American… Abraham Lincoln? No. Walt Disney!   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Walt Disney Story   When…

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This Could be the Start of Something Big: The Story of Arrow Development Part 2

May 29, 2014 at 3:00 am | 1 Comment

Dexter Francis returns with part 2 of his series on Arrow Development, the company behind so many great Disney attractions. For part one, CLICK HERE. The four years between 1946 and 1950 were very busy…