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  • 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!
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9 Theme Park News Nuggets: Mickey Speaks

November 06, 2013 at 1:00 am | 1 Comment

What an amazing week in theme park news! From Mine Train’s to Potter trains, things are really heating up in the Orlando theme park wars. It seems that Disney may be getting the message as…

Communicore Weekly – Spaceship Earth, Amber Earns Her Ears, Monsters U, Astronauts

November 05, 2013 at 9:00 am | No Comments

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Spaceship Earth, Amber Earns Her Ears, Monsters U, and Astronauts! DISNEY HISTORY! – Travel through time and the history of…

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FASTPASS+ Limits Options

November 05, 2013 at 3:00 am | 59 Comments

In November and December, Disney is changing the way FASTPASS+ (FP+) is being distributed at Epcot. Previously, those staying at Disney hotels could make three reservations–any three for a given park (no parkhopping concept is…

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Universal Orlando Update: Jurassic Park Games Open and Opening Date for Potter 2.0

November 05, 2013 at 2:00 am | 23 Comments

We are back.  This week we say RIP to Halloween Horror Nights 23, as spooky decorations are removed and Christmas decorations pop up throughout the Universal Orlando parks.  We also take a look at all…

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Mousetalgia 263: Disneyland VIP tours

November 05, 2013 at 12:01 am | 5 Comments

Is a Disneyland VIP tour right for you? Mousetalgia reports from a full day of VIP touring around the resort and offers tips and advice regarding VIP tours, some of which may surprise you. The…

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Disneyland Update: Racers Fix, Frozen, Christmas Rush

November 04, 2013 at 3:00 am | 36 Comments

Welcome to the Monday edition of In the Parks and the Disneyland Update. Andy Castro and Dateline Disneyland are taking a much deserved break this week and In the parks is stepping in. We’ll check…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast Episode 68. The HHN Audio Experience.

November 04, 2013 at 1:00 am | 2 Comments

Hello and welcome to episode 68 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. We begin with the latest news from Orlando, including What’s Newniversal. We share with you the Mardi Gras bands, the new disability guide,…

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Join Us on the CommuniTOUR!

November 04, 2013 at 12:08 am | 3 Comments

Are you ready for the nerdiest trip ever?  Join me and Jeff Heimbuch, my co-host on Communicore Weekly (the Greatest Online Show™), as we take part in the Backstage Magic Adventures By Disney in Southern…

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What’s the Plus Side: Leveraging Next Gen

November 03, 2013 at 3:07 am | 63 Comments

“We have known for a really long time that getting our visitors to Walt Disney World to make decisions about where they spend their time before they leave home is a powerful driver of visits…

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Mickey’s Halloween Celebration Parade Wows Disneyland Paris Crowds

November 03, 2013 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

Mickey’s Halloween Celebration Parade at Disneyland Paris is considered one of the best offerings during the Fall season. We have some great photos and a video from Max Fan, D&M contributor and Dlrp Welcome webmaster.…

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Disafterdark, Series 2 Episode 3 – The Piano Man and the Pub Singer

November 03, 2013 at 1:15 am | No Comments

Welcome back to our humble podcast and thank you for listening. We are joined again, by Tom Ameen. This week, Paul B is drinking Brothers Cider, and Paul D is drinking ‘Hobgoblin’, while Nick is…

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Hong Kong Disneyland Celebrates Halloween!

November 02, 2013 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

Hong Kong Disneyland put on a spectacular Halloween this year. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog put this report together for us. Let us know your thoughts, do you see anything below that…

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Universal Studios Japan Update: Harry Potter and Halloween

November 02, 2013 at 2:00 am | 10 Comments

We are thrilled to introduce you to our new Universal Studios Osaka correspondent, Katie Fujihara, who will be covering Universal Studios Osaka for MiceChat.com. She has lots of fun things to share with us. Hello…

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Amber Earns Her Ears: My Secret Walt Disney World Cast Member Diary

November 02, 2013 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments

George: One driving force for Jeff and I has always been a steadfast honesty. Whether we’re reviewing a blu-ray or discussing a change at a theme park, we want to make sure that we present…

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Disney Legend Tony Baxter receives his Window on Main Street

November 01, 2013 at 11:59 am | 33 Comments

Who could have guessed in 1965 that Disneyland ice cream scooper Tony Baxter would one day have his own window on Main Street U.S.A.   A window is an honor only bestowed upon the most…

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Walt Disney World Pop Swap and Frozen

November 01, 2013 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’ll be looking at some news and construction at both the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. We have something fizzy for you today and something Frozen! Keep…

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Thor Meet and Greet Lands in Tomorrowland

November 01, 2013 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

Today we offer an an abbreviated version of In the Parks as we focus on the new Marvel exhibit inside Disneyland’s Innoventions.  Thor: Treasures of Asgard welcomes the first Marvel meet and greet inside a…

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2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Photos – Double Feature

November 01, 2013 at 1:10 am | 6 Comments

There are two Yesterland articles today. Most of the 2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival is over. The final day this year is Monday, November 11. Whether you were there or you missed it, take…

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Blackout Haunted house 2013, BLACKOUT Elements

November 01, 2013 at 12:30 am | 9 Comments

Heads up, this isn’t a theme park story, it’s a haunt thing. A very, very scary, probably one of the scariest haunted houses which is still terrifying guests this season in Downtown LA. For those…

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Get Park Wise – Celebrating Halloween at the Disney Parks

October 31, 2013 at 3:00 am | 6 Comments

While Disney fairytales might evoke images of flying elephants and sparkle-clad princesses, there’s no shortage of creepy fun to be had when visiting the parks. Here are a few fun ways to celebrate one of…