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Garner Holt Sends Feathered Gift To Walt Disney Family Museum

July 02, 2014 at 2:00 am | 10 Comments

The Walt Disney Family Museum has received a fantastic gift from the master of mechanical movement. Founded by Dianne Disney Miller, the Museum opened in San Francisco’s Presido district in 2009. The museum is beloved…

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Disney News Round Up: Marvel Mania, Disneyland Gossip, and POP

July 02, 2014 at 1:00 am | 1 Comment

Marvel fandom, feisty feminism, and outspoken Mousketeers are just some of the subjects highlighted this week in the MiceChat Round Up of Disney and Theme Park news and information. Have you heard that a small…

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Chris Merrit on the Legendary Pacific Ocean Park

July 02, 2014 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments

Theme Park Designer and Co-Author of Knott’s Preserved, Chris Merritt, returns to The Season Pass Podcast to disuss Pacific Ocean Park…it’s one of the greatest theme parks in California’s history that you may have never heard about!  Chris…

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MiceAge Update: Marvel-ous Plans for DCA, Diamonds Ahead for Disneyland

July 01, 2014 at 3:00 am | 135 Comments

Disneyland Resort heads into its 59th full summer season, and the pace of planning and preparation for the 60th anniversary and beyond has become noticeably more intense in the last month. In this update we’ll…

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Feminism and Disney Princesses

July 01, 2014 at 2:00 am | 18 Comments

As such a significant cultural force, Disney and their Princesses franchise serve as a touchstone for gender issues that more often than not reach far beyond the actual content of the films upon which the…

Communicore Weekly – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Birnbaum, Jim Henson Studios Bathroom

July 01, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Birnbaum, and the Jim Henson Studios Bathroom! DISNEY HISTORY! – Learn about the wildest ride in…

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Power Surge – Never a Dull Moment at the Disneyland Resort

June 30, 2014 at 3:00 am | 40 Comments

Summer is officially underway at the Disneyland Resort. The SoCal annual passes are now blocked out until the end of August. 4th of July festivities are about to ignite park attendance. And a power surge…

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Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour Celebrates 75 Years of Batman with New Exhibit

June 30, 2014 at 2:00 am | 5 Comments

On a dark soundstage deep inside the Warner Bros. Studio lot a lone Bat signal sat waiting in the dark.  It would soon shine its beacon to signal the caped crusader to the to open…

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The Lagoon of Nations at the 1939 New York World’s Fair

June 30, 2014 at 12:01 am | 4 Comments

I love running across items while researching topics that lead you in different directions. It’s easy to argue that every single World’s Fair or Exposition held in the United States influenced EPCOT Center in some…

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Tim Grassey: DAS Good – Another Look at the New Disney Disability Card

June 29, 2014 at 3:00 am | 40 Comments

Back in April of 2013 I wrote an article defending Disney’s now defunct Guest Assistant Card program. The program was met with significant (and justifiable) criticism because of abuse. Disney saw the writing on the…

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Summer Nights Heats Up Without Falcon’s Fury At Busch Gardens Tampa

June 29, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Time to check in on what’s happening at Busch Gardens Tampa. The popular Summer Nights event returns to the park and we’ll take a look at the still in progress Falcon’s Fury. Falcon’s Fury Closer…

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The Sweep Spot # 132 America Sings

June 29, 2014 at 12:01 am | 7 Comments

In this episode Ken and Lynn look at the history of the beloved former attraction, America Sings. The show was housed in the current Innoventions (Carousel of Progress) building at Disneyland. It was a musical…

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Europa Park Challenges Ratatouille Ride with New E-Ticket Attraction

June 28, 2014 at 3:00 am | 12 Comments

After the flurry of coverage of the opening of Disneyland Paris’ Ratatouille attraction, we turn our attention this week to Disneyland Paris’ biggest competitor: Europa Park. Not coincidentally, the German park has just opened its…

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Imagineering Field Guide to Disney California

June 28, 2014 at 1:00 am | 21 Comments

George: I’ve been a huge fan of the Imagineering Field Guide series since their inception in 2005 with the first Magic Kingdom title. I own all of them and consult them regularly for various projects…

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Season Pass Podcast: Remembering The Season Pass, A New Era?

June 28, 2014 at 12:32 am | 2 Comments

The Season Pass has been pushing the envelope on theme park creative coverage for over six years with over 300 Creators, Directors, Leaders, Writers, Designers, Analyst, Imagineers, Content Providers, Cast Members, and Theme Park Fans.  The wind…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Construction Update: Harry Potter, Springfield, Horror Nights

June 27, 2014 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

It’s a big update from Universal Studios Hollywood where we find thrills, chills, and the promise of greater things to come. There has been quite a bit of progress at the three major construction projects…

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Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 19 – Shoot the Valet

June 27, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Today’s guest was scheduled to be Chef BigFatPanda, but due to unforeseen circumstances he couldn’t make it. We’ll have him on soon. But no worries, Nick is back with a Soapdish’s Soabbox. And without a guest…

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Mike Fink Keel Boats

June 26, 2014 at 9:37 pm | 7 Comments

Davy Crockett and Mike Fink raced their keel boats down the river to New Orleans. Davy Crockett may have won the race, but Mike Fink has the honor of having his name on this Yesterland…

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Universal’s Destination Dining

June 26, 2014 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

Ever since MCA bought Universal Studios in 1958, the owners wanted Universal City to become a gathering place for the San Fernando Valley the same way Disneyland served Orange County. Albert Dorskind was the man…

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Magic Mountain Debuts 19th Coaster in Bugs Bunny World

June 26, 2014 at 2:00 am | 37 Comments

Six Flags Magic Mountain has jumped back into the record books, unveiling a renovated Bugs Bunny World in the process. Speedy Gonzales Hot Rod Racers puts Magic Mountain into the Guinness Book of World Records…