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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 | 66 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…

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Disney Cast Blast: Time Bandits

March 09, 2014 at 2:00 am | 5 Comments

Time Bandits…you thawing out yet? This week let’s take a trip through time. Some of these stories you may have heard similar versions of, but they still seem to keep repeating themselves. Remember if you have…

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Season Pass Podcast: Fun Spot America – “EFC to Amusement Park!”

March 09, 2014 at 12:12 am | No Comments

TSPP is in the new and improved Fun Spot America Amusement Park in Orlando, Florida.  Doug Barnes and Robert Coker discuss this amazingly transformed family park that just received the IAAPA “Best Family Entertainment Center (FEC)” in…

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SeaWorld San Antonio Update – Aquatica’s New Aviary

March 08, 2014 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Recently, Erin (a Co-host on the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast) was able to travel to San Antonio to visit SeaWorld and check out the progress on the new Aviary being added to the Aquatica park. We…

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The CG Story by Christopher Finch

March 08, 2014 at 1:01 am | 1 Comment

The CG Story: Computer-Generated Animation and Special Effects by Christopher Finch was released in December 2013. Christopher Finch is a familiar name to most Disney fans. He authored the many, many, many editions of the…

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Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 12 – I Kissed JT (And I Liked it)

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

Welcome back to DisAfterDark and thank you for the download. Joining us in the Mouses Head pub this week is Chris Reid from MiceChat’s V24 Radio Paul B is on a beer called Cocker Hoop,…

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In the Parks – Alice, Captain America and Big Thunder

March 07, 2014 at 3:01 am | 27 Comments

Howdy folks, it’s time for In the Parks featuring news from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.  We have plenty to share with you as we take you through the latest happenings at the resort.  Captain…

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