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Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #9 – Christmas Special with Jim Korkis

December 16, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

The Disney Avenue Podcast returns with a wonderful Christmas Special that is sure to get you in the Holiday spirit. Disney historian and author Jim Korkis joins host Keith Michael Mahne for a wonderful interview on Walt Disney featuring some…

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Fantasmic! Fastpass arrives at Disneyland as Frozen continues to move in

December 15, 2014 at 5:05 am | 56 Comments

More than twenty years later and Disneyland’s popular Fantasmic! nighttime water-and-light show has finally added a new Fastpass-based reservation system. The new Fantasmic! Fastpass eliminates the need to camp out hours before the show and…

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Mousetalgia Episode 321: Alice Davis on the ’64 World’s Fair

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

Disney and the World’s Fair – Disney Legend Alice Davis talks to Mousetalgia about attending the 1964 World’s Fair, and she shares some personal recollections of her time visiting the Fair with Walt Disney and…

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Ratatouille Shop Opens in Walt Disney Studios Paris

December 14, 2014 at 3:00 am | 3 Comments

Good news. . . The new souvenir shop in the Ratatouille area of Disneyland Paris’ Walt Disney Studios looks first class and the merchandise selection appears to be top notch. Here’s Alain Littaye’s latest DLP…

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Holiday Lights Sparkle at Gilroy Gardens

December 14, 2014 at 2:00 am | 11 Comments

I was surprised to learn that the charming little park know as Gilroy Gardens is open during the winter season. Marc Ricketts reports on their holiday light show. ~~Rick Holiday Lights Bring a Sparkle to…

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The Sweep Spot Ep. 143 Disneyland Trip Report

December 14, 2014 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments

In this episode Lynn talks about his most recent family vacation to Disneyland Resort. As someone who has been to Disneyland probably hundreds of times, and worked there for 12 years, Disneyland never gets old,…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #120 – The Top 10 CREEPY Things at Universal Orlando Resort

December 13, 2014 at 12:29 am | No Comments

There are many Disney podcasts out there, that I’m sure many of you listen to, but there is one that is very different from all the rest and that is Creepy Kingdom. James over at…

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In The Parks – Disneyland Resort Launches Fantasmic FastPass, Announces Frozen Fun

December 12, 2014 at 3:00 am | 82 Comments

The Disneyland Resort is about to experience an ice age unlike anything ever seen before.  That’s right, Anna and Elsa are taking over the resort.  With activities and highlights mainly centered in Disney California Adventure, Frozen…

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Yesterland: Dinosaur Jack’s Sunglass Shack

December 11, 2014 at 11:46 pm | 4 Comments

It’s a good idea to protect your eyes from the intense sunshine. So head over to Dinosaur Jack’s Sunglass Shack. Look for the smiling, 33-foot-tall, pink Apatosaurus with the yellow spots.   Read the full…

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Samland – Disney’s Burbank Adventure in the 80′s

December 11, 2014 at 3:00 am | 6 Comments

For 12 years, Burbank had been looking for someone to build a regional shopping center on a significant piece of vacant property on Third and Magnolia, right in the heart of “Beautiful Downtown Burbank,” as…

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Noe Valladolid – Marvel Series 5

December 11, 2014 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Noe is back with part 5 of his epic look at Marvel and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. You can get caught up on parts One, Two, Three, and Four  before jumping into today’s article. Warner…

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Oceaneering: Creating the Ride Systems that Changed Theme Parks

December 11, 2014 at 12:01 am | 5 Comments

In 2013, SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin introduced a ride system that has changed everything we know about motion based entertainment.  The Revolution Ride System finally showed the world that there are no…

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Peace on Earth Fireworks and Christmas Parade

December 10, 2014 at 3:00 am | 13 Comments

This week, we’re taking a look at the Peace on Earth holiday fireworks at Epcot and the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade that happens during the Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom.  …

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Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.18 WONDER-Full Christmas

December 10, 2014 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

Where to go for the Holidays? Take a cruise with me on the Disney Wonder. This time of year the Wonder is…well, WONDER-Full as she’s all decked out in her Christmas finery and filled with…

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Disney News Round Up: Candy Canes Everywhere!

December 10, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

What has two sticks for arms, a carrot for a nose, and coal for eyes? The MiceChat Round up of course!  Olaf the snowman will begin meet and greets at Disney California Adventure and Samland…

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Candlelight lights up the holidays as Frozen Fun takes over the Disneyland Resort

December 09, 2014 at 5:05 am | 72 Comments

Winter is coming! Frozen is a year old and Disneyland is finally giving into guest demand with a lineup of new entertainment and attraction additions based on the hit animated film. Starting December 20, Frozen…

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The WEDway PeopleMover Story

December 08, 2014 at 3:01 am | 58 Comments

A while back, we wandered through the Monsanto House of the Future with Samland. That demonstration home lasted until 1967, when a whole new Tomorrowland based on the “World on the Move” theme was unleashed.…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 320: Walt’s trains, Frozen’s Spencer Lacey Ganus

December 08, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Spencer Lacey Ganus, the voice of Teen Elsa from Frozen, joins Mousetalgia to bring some holiday cheer to the show. Also this week, Jeff discusses two new exhibitions being hosted at the Walt Disney Family…

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Tour of Twisted Colossus Construction at Six Flags Magic Mountain

December 07, 2014 at 3:00 am | 18 Comments

Six Flags Magic Mountain is currently in the process of reinventing one of their classic coasters for another generation.  Once the world’s tallest, fastest coaster, the classic wooden coaster, Colossus, is being transformed into one…

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Hong Kong Disneyland Trip Part 3: Main Street

December 07, 2014 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

Micechatter Toby Johnson shares his photos and report on his holiday to Hong Kong Disneyland. Part one looked at the hotels of the resort, part two focused on Mystic Manor and Halloween. Today, we’ll look…