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Cast Member Interview: Jay at Pop Century!

November 27, 2013 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

In today’s From The Mouth Of The Mouse, we talk to Jay, who works in merchandise at Disney’s Pop Century resort. He’s been a life-long Walt Disney World fan, and it has always been his dream…

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MiceAge Disney Parks Update: Iger’s Ire

November 26, 2013 at 3:00 am | 225 Comments

The holiday season is in full swing, and huge crowds have descended on the Disneyland Resort this week. Both parks have never looked better with Christmas decorations covering nearly every land and corner of the…

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MagicBands and More – Kevin’s Review

November 26, 2013 at 2:20 am | 16 Comments

I have seen them on the wrists of other visitors for many weeks now, but I finally got a chance this past weekend to try MagicBands for myself (courtesy of a stay at Pop Century).…

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Universal Orlando Resort Update – Christmas and Diagon Alley Details

November 26, 2013 at 12:30 am | 5 Comments

Universal Orlando Resort is looking jolly. Christmas decorations are now up around the resort, CityWalk construction is pressing ahead at full steam, Diagon Alley gets more details by the day, and we have an extra…

Communicore Weekly – World of Color, Before The Animation Begins, Little Mermaid, Orange Light

November 26, 2013 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about World of Color, Before The Animation Begins, Little Mermaid, and the Orange Light! DISNEY HISTORY! – Color! Color! Learn all…

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Holiday treats bring seasonal tastes to Disneyland Resort theme parks

November 25, 2013 at 5:05 am | 25 Comments

The holidays are in full swing at Disneyland as the busy Thanksgiving holiday week gets underway. Big crowds will hit the parks this week, with levels hitting their peak over the weekend. As holiday crowds…

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More Cute Stories, Vol 2: Animators and Imagineers by Rolly Crump

November 25, 2013 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

We’re at a very interesting point in time for Disney fans and historians. We find ourselves at an age where you can research almost anything without leaving your keyboard. That being said, anytime we can…

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Mousetalgia 266: The true story of Mary Poppins

November 25, 2013 at 1:00 am | 3 Comments

Disney Legend Dave Smith, Disney Archivist Emeritus, joins Mousetalgia this week to tell the true story of Walt Disney’s pursuit of P. L. Travers to bring her book Mary Poppins to the screen. In anticipation…

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Disney’s Frozen is Red Hot

November 24, 2013 at 3:00 am | 39 Comments

Halfway through Disney’s new animated feature film, Frozen, I realized I had no idea what was going to happen next.  That was about the same time I realized that what I was watching was something…

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The Disneyland Paris that never was

November 24, 2013 at 2:00 am | 5 Comments

It’s always fun to hear about the Disney attractions that were never built – “the ones that got away” as it were. Only rarely do we get to see the actual renderings and concept art.…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast: Episode 69 – Retro Trippy

November 24, 2013 at 12:32 am | No Comments

In episode 69, we offer you live audio from Lee and Tracey’s August trip, the latest news from Orlando, Hollywood and now Singapore, including the defection of a Disney exec to NBCUniversal! We also discuss…

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Welcome to the Disney Cast Blast

November 23, 2013 at 3:00 am | 14 Comments

Please join us in welcoming a new column to MiceChat, Disney Cast Blast. We think you’ll agree that this column is a bit like eating popcorn. Once you start reading, you won’t want to stop.…

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Disneyland Paris Transforms into Christmas Wonderland

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

Disneyland Paris has achieved another one of those Disney miracles and has transformed the resort from Halloween to Christmas in record time. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog shares a photo and video…

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Grounded! A Disney Pixar Planes Review

November 23, 2013 at 12:01 am | 12 Comments

George: The initial announcement for the direct-to-home release of Planes was met with some derision and snickering among the Disney faithful. The Cars line of merchandise has been the most popular brand for Disney/Pixar and…

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A Holiday for Happy Play at the Disneyland Resort

November 22, 2013 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

The Holidays at the resort are in full swing and they are firing on all cylinders.  Disneyland is offering Haunted Mansion Holiday, it’s a small world holiday, believe in Holiday Magic, A Christmas Fantasy Parade,…

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Jingle Cruise and Magic Kingdom News

November 22, 2013 at 2:00 am | 15 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we have an update from around the Magic Kingdom area, and have over 70 photos! Let’s get started! If you’d like to support the column and…

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Yesterland: The Book of Mouse

November 21, 2013 at 10:00 pm | 1 Comment

The Book of Mouse is not structured as a chronological narrative. It’s collection of stories, anecdotes, quotations, and FAQ-like question-and-answer sections, with a complete Mickey Mouse annotated filmography somewhere in the middle. Read the full…

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Samland: The Motion Simulator Ride

November 21, 2013 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

When Star Tours opened at Disneyland in 1987, little did the Imagineers know that they would create a new industry. The breakthrough attraction combined a motion simulation base with a film and a story to…

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How Long Should We Stay at Disneyland

November 21, 2013 at 2:00 am | 34 Comments

Last week we chatted about length of stay at Walt Disney World.  What works at Disney World doesn’t always match what you should do at Disneyland. . . so I gabbed with some Disney geek…

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WTTM #396 – 2013 Disneyland All American College Band

November 21, 2013 at 1:00 am | 2 Comments

Magic Joe is back… and he’s brought the non-stop musical collection from the 2013 Disneyland All American College Band with him.  Enjoy the band’s entire final day of performances from the Disneyland Resort, recorded LIVE during…