Editor’s Note:
  • January 26, 2015: Walt for Disneyland’s 60th –
    The 60th Anniversary media party and announcement is Wednesday night, even if TDA suits are still under strict orders to not talk about it and pretend it's only a Frozen Fun media event. Walt Disney will be used very purposely for the Diamond Celebration, in a way that will even surpass his use for the 50th Anniversary. Much will be revealed on Wednesday!
    • MICECHAT 10th ANNIVERSARY INFORMATION AND TICKETS POSTED (February 6, 7, 8 at the Disneyland Resort): Space is VERY limited for the three ticketed events.  Don't miss out, read all about it on the MiceChat Meets and Events Page - HERE.
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Disney News Round Up: A Night To Remember

February 19, 2014 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Walls down around Walt Disney World’s dwarf coaster, fairytale wedding plans, and Aladdin returns to Disney California Adventure.  Yes, the MiceChat Round is here to scratch that itch for the latest Disney news and theme…

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Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.2 2009 Alaska

February 19, 2014 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

From time to time, Bob Gurr shares a past adventure with us. The destination and the year is up to fate. Today’s Wheel of Adventures has stopped at 2009 in Alaska . . . and…

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DoomBuggies Spook Show #6: Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House

February 19, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Disney producer and author Greg Ehrbar joins us on this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show to discuss the seminal spooky sound effects record “Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House” released by Disneyland Records…

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Lost Weekend and This Weekend

February 18, 2014 at 9:10 pm | 3 Comments

More the 60 years separate September 26, 1953 and February 23, 2014. The common factor is Disney Legend Herb Ryman (1910-1989). The 1953 date was the beginning of Walt Disney’s and Herb Ryman’s “lost weekend.”…

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Universal Orlando Update – CityWalk Refurbs and Diagon Alley

February 18, 2014 at 2:00 am | 24 Comments

Time for a another stroll around the Universal Orlando resort with a full update of what is happening with the big CityWalk changes, and we look at all the other large projects happening around the…

Communicore Weekly – Disneyland Paris, Moose, and The Little Mermaid!

February 18, 2014 at 1:30 am | 3 Comments

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Disneyland Paris, Moose, and The Little Mermaid! DISNEY HISTORY! – Jeff and George take a trip to the past as…

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Season Pass Podcast: Inside Knott’s Trapped and Skeleton Key Rooms ’13

February 18, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

It’s 2014.  So in typical TSPP fashion we yell “Let’s continue Knott’s Haunt coverage!”  It is time to finally reveal Knott’s Scary Farm’s 2013 VIP experiences, audio, discussion, and dissection of the 5 new Skeleton Key Rooms…

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Holiday crowds hit Disneyland as the parks celebrate Valentine’s Day, Gospel and more

February 17, 2014 at 5:05 am | 50 Comments

Disneyland‘s various off-season refurbishments and construction projects didn’t slow down the Presidents Weekend holiday crowds from arriving in big numbers. Today we update you on the current construction and refurbishment projects in both theme parks…

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Walt Disney World Pleasure Island in the Glory Days of 1991

February 17, 2014 at 2:00 am | 13 Comments

Let’s take a look back at 1991 Pleasure Island! I ran across a great YouTube video and captured some screen shots of some pretty amazing details. I covered the Disney Village Marketplace earlier from the…

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Mousetalgia 278: Make Mine Music

February 17, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Team Mousetalgia reports on “Disney Goes to the Opera” at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and takes an in depth look at “Make Mine Music,” Walt Disney’s post-war animated anthology. As part of a rebuilding…

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You are invited to the Ryman Arts Spectacular Charity Gala

February 16, 2014 at 3:00 am | 1 Comment

Next Sunday, February 23rd, MiceChat will host an evening of entertainment, gourmet dining, Disney legends, and unique auction items all in benefit of charity. With five Disney legends, six Broadway performers, artists and voice actors,…

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Disney Cast Blast: This Post Presented by KODAK

February 16, 2014 at 2:36 am | 7 Comments

This week we have a few stories involving film. Film you ask? If you are under the age of 30, you may not realize just how important a role this now antiquated consumable played not…

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Season Pass Podcast: IAAPA 2013-Marty Sklar, Lee Cockerell, Paul Noland and More!

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

In Novemeber 2013, the Season Pass team traveled down to Orlando Florida to cover the biggest theme park exposition in the world–IAAPA (aka: The International Association of Amusement Parks).  Here’s Part 1 of multiple covering the massive event: Interviews…

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Walt Disney’s Grand Tour of Europe

February 15, 2014 at 3:00 am | 4 Comments

Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us an interview with Didier Ghez, author of the book Disney’s Grand Tour. This new book is the result of Ghez’ exhaustive research into this little…

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The Jungle Book Rocks on Blu-ray!

February 15, 2014 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

George: The Jungle Book really doesn’t need a review. It’s truly a classic Disney animated film and the last film that Walt personally supervised. It has amazing songs by the Sherman Brothers (of course, The…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: Freaky Fanmail

February 15, 2014 at 12:36 am | No Comments

The air is deathly still, candlelights are flickering, and all of the tenants of Gracey Manor are asleep….except for the Ghost Host. Rather than attempt to conjure spine-tingling eye candy, he will instead read frightening…

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In the Parks: Disneyland Refurb Tango

February 14, 2014 at 7:00 am | 29 Comments

The 60th anniversary of Disneyland Park is fast approaching and the clock is tick, tick, ticking down toward Summer 2015. There is currently a mad scramble to refurbish all of the major attractions so that…

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Walls Coming Down at the Mine Train

February 14, 2014 at 2:00 am | 34 Comments

It was another gloomy photo day at the Magic Kingdom, but we had to head there as there has been some significant movement at the Mine Train that you are going to want to see.…

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Avalon Cove by Wolfgang Puck

February 13, 2014 at 8:30 pm | 13 Comments

It’s Valentines Day at Yesterland, so invite someone you love to a romantic dinner at this “yestaurant” on Paradise Pier. Avalon Cove is operated by Wolfgang Puck, chef to Hollywood’s rich and famous celebrities.  …

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Three Romantic Walt Disney World Resorts for Couples

February 13, 2014 at 3:00 am | 6 Comments

With the day of love quickly approaching, I thought it would be the perfect time to daydream about a few of the resorts perfect for you googly-eyed romancers out there.  Believe it or not, there…