Editor’s Note:
  • November 27, 2014: Happy Thanksgiving One and All – As you celebrate your turkey day, we'd like you to know that what we are most thankful for around here is YOU. Thank you for your continual support, we couldn't do this without you!  -  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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Don’t Let It Go: Frozen on Blu-ray

March 15, 2014 at 2:00 am | 13 Comments

Jeff and George take a look at the blockbuster Disney film Frozen, now on Blue-Ray. George: Reviewing one of the most popular films of 2013 sounds like an easy task, right? Especially one that is…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #82 – Universal Studios Singapore

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

Hello and welcome to episode 82 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. Find a comfy spot and tune in to Lee, Tracey, Darren & Hunter as they chat with Dis After Dark’s Paul Boniface about…

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Starbucks Perks Up Downtown Disney, Big Thunder Previews and More at the Disneyland Resort

March 14, 2014 at 3:00 am | 28 Comments

Welcome to a fully caffeinated edition of In the Parks!  The big news this week is the opening of the new Starbucks in Downtown Disney Anaheim. Heading into Disneyland, we see that Space is still…

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Festival of Fantasy Parade Debuts at the Magic Kingdom

March 14, 2014 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

Something new has rolled into the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, the delightful new Festival of Fantasy parade!  We’ve got over 100 photos to share with you today. Let’s take a look. Before we…

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Window to the Magic #42: Soundsational and Festival of Fantasy Parades

March 14, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

“A Few Firsts Recorded by Jeremiah” On this show, Jeremiah visits Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and brings you a first that he recorded there, and another he recorded at Disneyland in 2011.  First up,…

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Mary Blair Tile Murals, Tomorrowland

March 13, 2014 at 8:03 pm | 6 Comments

Walt Disney personally chose to have Mary Blair’s art bring optimism and joy to the New Tomorrowland of 1967. Yesterland takes another look.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Mary Blair Tile Murals, Tomorrowland.…

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What Shoes Should You Wear to Disney World?

March 13, 2014 at 3:00 am | 46 Comments

Nothing can make or break a long day in the parks faster than your chosen pair of kicks. After all, Cinderella is proof that the right pair of shoes makes all the difference. First, let’s…

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Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo and Jungle Book 2

March 13, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Hippity hoppity Roo, we’ve got a blu-ray review for you. Two reviews in fact. Join Jeff Heimbuch as he tells us what to expect from the recent Winnie the Pooh Springtime With Roo and Jungle…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: The Mistress of All Evil

March 13, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

In tonight’s episode of “The Haunted Mansion Show,” the Ghost Phone has been brought onto the Ghost Host’s desk again for a very special occasion. The Mistress of All Evil herself, Maleficent, has been asked to…

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Disney News Round Up: Big Thunder Walls are down and more!

March 12, 2014 at 3:00 am | 1 Comment

The new Festival of Fantasy parade debuted this week at Walt Disney World.  Was it good? Read todays MiceChat Round Up for the latest Disney and theme park news and information from the past week.…

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An Interview with Bindi Irwin, SeaWorld’s New Youth Ambassador

March 12, 2014 at 1:00 am | 9 Comments

On March 6th, SeaWorld Parks announced that the Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Steve Irwin “Crocodile Hunter” would become SeaWorld’s first Youth Ambassador.  Bindy will world with SeaWorld Kids and Generation Nature, two different programs…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #81 – Antojito’s, News and more

March 12, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

It’s time for another Unofficial Universal Orlando podcast and on this weeks show we answer a listener question about Universal Studios Hollywood, thanks to our USH correspondent Norm. Everyone loves a good Butterbeer at the…

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Ten Conversations Disney Cruise Line Executives Have Apparently Never Had

March 11, 2014 at 3:00 am | 30 Comments

I’ve just returned from a delightful three-day cruise aboard the Disney Magic (which received new enhancements late in 2013). For the privilege, we paid almost as much for those three days as we do for…

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Universal Orlando Update – Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Resort Update

March 11, 2014 at 2:00 am | 27 Comments

Here we are back at the Universal Orlando Resort for a check on their progress as they prepare to open massive new projects in time for summer. In this update, we take you to the…

Communicore Weekly – California Alligator Farm, CG Book, The Wind Rises, MGM Studios

March 11, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about California Alligator Farm, CG Book, The Wind Rises, and MGM Studios! DISNEY HISTORY! – Venture to one of the extinct, unique…

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DoomBuggies Spook Show #7: Fear on film; camera operator Craig Fikse

March 11, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

As the start of an intermittent series on the nature of fear, this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show deals with the nature of fear, and how and why we, as human beings, enjoy and/or…

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Set for Explosive Return to Disneyland

March 10, 2014 at 4:11 am | 67 Comments

Today, In the Parks steps in for Dateline Disneyland and boy do we have an update for you.  That big BOOM you hear is the newly refurbished Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, which is in cast member testing…

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A Nerdy Visit to the Top of the World Lounge

March 10, 2014 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

I covered the early history of the Top of the World at the Contemporary Resort in an previous article. It was an example of providing nighttime entertainment at a time when the Magic Kingdom routinely…

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Mousetalgia 281: John Canemaker on Mary Blair, WED’s Paul Saunders

March 10, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Mousetalgia welcomes Academy Award-winning animator, author and historian John Canemaker to the show to talk about Disney Legend Mary Blair and the exhibit opening this week at the Walt Disney Family Museum called “Magic, Color,…

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SeaWorld San Diego Gets Ready to Celebrate 50 Years

March 09, 2014 at 3:00 am | 11 Comments

Welcome to a very special update from SeaWorld San Diego as they head towards their fiftieth anniversary kickoff next week! New Entrance / Explorer’s Reef About half of the new entrance has been opened up…