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  • August 27, 2014: MiceChat Knott’s Haunt Tickets Nearly Sold Out . . . HURRY: Don't miss out on these great upcoming MiceChat events:
    • MICECHAT WDW INVASION (Oct 22 - 29):  Find out more about the WDW Gumball Rally, Epcot Food and Wine Festival Sip and Nibble, MiceChat Wizarding World and Horror Nights events as well as Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, dinners, meets, Cirque and more here: MiceChat Invasion and Gumball Rally Info
    • -  MICECHAT HALLOWEEN HAUNT @ KNOTT'S SCARY FARM will be held on September 27th. Don't miss out, this event is about to sell out! MiceChat Haunt Tickets and Information HERE 
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Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest Test

October 10, 2013 at 12:01 am | 13 Comments

Six Flags Magic Mountain has kicked off Fright Fest 2013 in the hopes of scaring up some fun this Halloween season.  With an ambitious line up and a multi-year plan to enhance the event, they…

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Dueling Disney: The Holidays

October 09, 2013 at 3:00 am | 16 Comments

This is Halloween, this is Halloween–Pumpkins scream in the dead of night. This is Halloween, everybody make a scene–Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright. Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa…

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Wakefield Report: Theme Park News

October 09, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Well I am finally home from a very special trip to Southern California. I had a blast and I really enjoyed meeting many of you MiceChatters and Nuggeteers. It was an eventful week and I…

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Disney News Round Up: Angels Out, DAS In

October 09, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

More Star Wars on the way to a Tomorrowland near you? How does the Magic Band stack up? Pirates and chalk at the Disneyland Resort.  What happens when night falls at Ghost Galaxy?  It’s all…

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MiceAge Update: DAS is the New GAC

October 08, 2013 at 3:00 am | 173 Comments

Today is the last day to use the Guest Assistance Card, a de facto Unlimited Front Of Line pass that Disneyland has been using since 2004. While Disney finally released some basic information around the…

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Disney Gridlock

October 08, 2013 at 2:00 am | 42 Comments

The gridlock in Congress (still no budget, as of this writing) seems like a strange topic to bring up on a Disney fan site, but I think there are parallels to the online world of…

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Universal Orlando Update – Hogwarts Express Trains and Resort Update

October 08, 2013 at 1:05 am | 46 Comments

It’s a big news week at Universal Orlando. Trains have arrived for the Hogwart’s Express, which will transport guests between the Studios and Islands of Adventure, and they are now being stored in plain sight.…

Communicore Weekly – Knotts Scary Farm, Disney Mountains, Little Mermaid, Firehouse

October 08, 2013 at 1:00 am | 2 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Knott’s Scary Farm, Disney Mountains, Little Mermaid, and the Firehouse! TRIP REPORT! – Do you like being scared? Jeff does! Listen as he talks about…

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Disneyland gets ready to launch new Disability Access Service as Gay Days comes to Anaheim

October 07, 2013 at 5:17 am | 31 Comments

Disneyland will implement its new Disability Access Service this week, bringing an end to the popular but highly abused Guest Assistance Card program. The new system will function similarly to the Disney’s FASTPASS service, issuing…

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Magic Kingdom Main Street USA 1972

October 07, 2013 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

Piecing together a full look at the Magic Kingdom is one of my obsessions. Unlike the prodigious amount of information about Disneyland from the early days, there isn’t much about 1970s Walt Disney World. I…

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Welcome Dis After Dark to the MicePod

October 07, 2013 at 1:00 am | 6 Comments

One small step for man, one giant leap for a podcast with three Disdiots drinking beer and talking Disney. It’s Dis After Dark, a podcast with a unique look at the Disney parks worldwide. In…

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Dark Harbor Returns to Port for Scares and Fun

October 07, 2013 at 12:13 am | 9 Comments

The spectacular Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor returns this Halloween season to scare up more fun by the sea.   Last year, Dark Harbor introduced characters inspired by actual hauntings that have occurred on the ship. …

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Getting to Know Imagineer Steve Davison

October 06, 2013 at 3:00 am | 13 Comments

Imagineers do the things that we, the fans, can only dream of.  They are paid to devise immersive new shows and attractions designed to delight us. They travel the world on research trips to far…

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Mousetalgia: The Haunted Mansion, the Art of Bambi

October 06, 2013 at 1:00 am | 5 Comments

Jeff dons his “Chef” hat and offers a synopsis of a recent Haunted Mansion presentation he delivered at the fall gathering of the Golden Gate Disneyana Club on this week’s episode of Mousetalgia. From the…

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The Disney Review: Nashville and The Neighbors

October 06, 2013 at 12:01 am | 11 Comments

Nashville: The Complete First Season isn’t the type of show I’d usually watch. In fact, I would stay far, far away from it if a review copy hadn’t shown up at my house a few…

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Little Mermaid Blu-ray Review – This Little Fish Still Makes A Big Splash

October 05, 2013 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

George: The Little Mermaid is a very special movie for me. I’d been out of Disney for a few years (you know, teen angst) and this film brought me back into the fold. It’s also…

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Disneyland Paris’ Indiana Jones Attraction to be Rebuilt in Stone

October 05, 2013 at 2:00 am | 9 Comments

It looks like the styrofoam and concrete construction methods used to balance the budget at Disneyland Paris may have caused some problems twenty years later. Disney and more blogger Alain Littaye brings us the story.…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #66 – Halloween Horror Nights 23 Review

October 05, 2013 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments

OoowwOoooooooooooo! Episode #66(6) is here! Join us on our journey towards Halloween as we discuss the recent announcement that NBC Universal will be pumping $500 million annually into it’s U.S. parks, and hear Darren’s review…

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In The Parks: Surprise Behind Disneyland’s Door Number Two

October 04, 2013 at 3:00 am | 21 Comments

Halloween Time is in the air at the Disneyland Resort. This week we’ll look at the renovation of the Candy Palace on Main Street and the continued reaction to the new Starbucks.  We’ll also observe…

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Dateline Disney World: Jungle Cruise Reopens and Magic Kingdom Construction

October 04, 2013 at 2:00 am | 32 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we have a ton of photos and items to show you from the Magic Kingdom, including the reopening of the world famous Jungle Cruise after its…