Editor’s Note:
  • January 26, 2015: Walt for Disneyland’s 60th –
    The 60th Anniversary media party and announcement is Wednesday night, even if TDA suits are still under strict orders to not talk about it and pretend it's only a Frozen Fun media event. Walt Disney will be used very purposely for the Diamond Celebration, in a way that will even surpass his use for the 50th Anniversary. Much will be revealed on Wednesday!
    • MICECHAT 10th ANNIVERSARY INFORMATION AND TICKETS POSTED (February 6, 7, 8 at the Disneyland Resort): Space is VERY limited for the three ticketed events.  Don't miss out, read all about it on the MiceChat Meets and Events Page - HERE.
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Art of Disney Princesses

June 07, 2014 at 12:35 am | 12 Comments

George: The Art of Disney Princesses has been on my radar for a while, but it never really made any headlines when it was released. We both received review copies of the title and took…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #94 – Gregory and the Potterheads

June 07, 2014 at 12:30 am | No Comments

Welcome to another session of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast! We begin by bringing you up to date, briefly, with the latest news, such as the new food offerings and the entertainment spectacles that will…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Lining Up the Big Projects

June 06, 2014 at 12:40 am | 16 Comments

Today we offer a construction tour of Universal Studios Hollywood. The multiple projects going on at this park are literally transforming the face of this once humble little movie studio.  Fast and Furious: Supercharged is…

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Form and Content in Disneyland

June 06, 2014 at 12:30 am | 42 Comments

It likely goes without saying that an overabundant love of Disney and its parks are incomprehensible to most people. The majority of us have experiences of being looked at from down someone’s nose as they…

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Aulani Guests: Will Walk for Food

June 05, 2014 at 8:38 pm | 6 Comments

Usually, Yesterland is about things that are gone from Disney parks. But not always. Today, Yesterland looks at 15 restaurants in walking distance from Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai‘i.   Read…

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Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: Disney Runs Away With the Circus

June 05, 2014 at 12:35 am | 8 Comments

Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy is an unofficial guide to the world beyond Disney, exploring the original stories and sources of beloved films and attractions. This week, from Fantasyland: Disney Runs Away With the Circus. - Cory On the…

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A few questions with Disney Legend Jack Lindquist

June 05, 2014 at 12:32 am | 4 Comments

Editor’s Note: Please give a warm MiceChat welcome to Keith Mahne with his new “A Few Questions With…” series. You may know Keith from elsewhere in the Disney online community where he has his own…

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DJ LOBOT & Star Wars Weekends Fireworks

June 05, 2014 at 12:30 am | No Comments

This week Jeremiah visits Disney’s Hollywood Studios to share with you the final hour of Star Wars Weekends, and featuring DJ Lobot’s Galactic Dance Party, a bit of STAR WARS Character fun and then the…

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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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