Editor’s Note:
  • December 17, 2014: Frozen Fun Delays – DCA's Frozen Fun offerings are in a mad rush to be completed by the 20th. The weather isn't helping, but the construction timetable was already too tight for a realistic Saturday opening, much less the planned soft openings on the 19th. The full debut of Frozen Fun may be delayed, but that's due to the very thorough (and expensive) work that has gone in to the Frozen Fun venues in DCA. When it does open entirely, DCA's Frozen offerings will noticeably outdo the WDW offerings from this past summer.
    • EVENT NOTICE - Tomorrow, we hope to make tickets available for our New Year's Eve extravaganza at Knott's Berry Farm. Keep your eyes on the site and sign up quickly as last year's event sold out in just a few hours. Also, we'd like you to save the date for the MiceChat 10th anniversary weekend, which will be held February 6th through 8th at the Disneyland Resort. We have lots of amazing things planned for you! Let us know if you are planning to attend the anniversary and find out about the FANTASTIC Anabella Hotel rate on our MiceChat Facebook Events Page HERE
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Disneyland French Market Review: Value Dining Options

January 23, 2014 at 2:00 am | 17 Comments

Please give a warm MiceChat welcome to our newest columnist, Steven Johnson, who is a proud value traveler. He has to be, he’s a starving student! There’s a lot we all can learn from Steven,…

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Final Disney Channel Rocks! Performance

January 23, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

In this listener request show, Jeremiah is on hand for the final performance of Disney Channel Rocks! at Disney Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. The sister of one of our listeners was in the…

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Bob’s True-Life Adventures No.1 – 2013 Catalina Island

January 22, 2014 at 3:00 am | 21 Comments

We have something really exciting for you today from Disney legend Bob Gurr. He’s starting a new series of articles for you which focus on his amazing travels. You knew Bob was a brilliant designer,…

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EPCOT and the Heart of Our Cities – Part Two

January 22, 2014 at 2:00 am | 9 Comments

Join us for Part Two of SAMLAND’s look at Walt Disney’s original plans for an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow or EPCOT for short. Before continuing on to Part Two below, please read Part One…

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Disney News Round Up: Everything New Is Blue Again

January 22, 2014 at 12:10 am | No Comments

January is almost over folks and the Disney news and theme park information is coming in fast.  Today, Kevin Yee takes stock of the rumors swirling around Walt Disney World.  With Avatar finally breaking ground…

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Taking Stock: WDW Rumor Roundup

January 21, 2014 at 3:00 am | 30 Comments

It’s been a while since we’ve glanced at the current state of construction, renovation, and rumors at the WDW theme parks and resorts, so it’s high time to see what’s cooking–some of which is necessarily…

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Universal Update – Diagon Alley Scaffolding Comes down and Harry Potter Celebration

January 21, 2014 at 2:00 am | 15 Comments

We are back this week with a jam packed look at Universal Orlando Resort. Scaffolding has finally come down from around the new Harry Potter London facades. This year’s Mardi Gras Concert lineup has been…

Communicore Weekly – World’s Fairs, Walt’s People, Mickey Watch

January 21, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s episode of Communicore Weekly, where we talk about World’s Fairs, Walt’s People, and a big Mickey Watch! DISNEY HISTORY! – Jeff and George kick off a…

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Big Thunder Mountain lights up, Mark Twain sets sail into the night and pixies race through Disneyland

January 20, 2014 at 5:05 am | 31 Comments

Disneyland‘s off-season continues with winter refurbishments continuing in both theme parks. In Disneyland, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad has debuted a gorgeous and dramatic new lighting package as that attraction wraps up its year-long refurbishment. Nearby,…

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SeaWorld Orlando Wild Days and OSHA Conflict

January 20, 2014 at 2:00 am | 37 Comments

SeaWorld Orlando is launching a new annual event called “Wild Weekends” and we’ve got the details for you today. Plus, we’ll share photos of the brand new “Shamu Up Close Experience” as well as park…

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Monorail Red Lives

January 20, 2014 at 1:00 am | 8 Comments

After my trip to Walt Disney World in early December, I stopped in Atlanta on the way home to spend the evening with my nephew and his family. My nephew had been telling me for…

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Mousetalgia 274: Book reviews, author Adam Berger

January 20, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Welcome back to Mousetalgia. This week, we review some recent Disney books, including Sam Gennawey’s ”The Disneyland Story” The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream; Jim Korkis’ “The Book of Mouse: A Celebration…

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Knotts Berry Farm: One Last Ride on the Calico Mine Train

January 19, 2014 at 3:00 am | 23 Comments

A few weeks ago a very special event was held at Knott’s Berry Farm.  You see, the famous Calico Mine Ride was scheduled close on January 5th, 2014 for the most extensive refurbishment in its…

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Disney Cast Blast Quick Bites

January 19, 2014 at 2:00 am | 5 Comments

Today’s Cast Blast is sort of a grab bag. We are sent small bits of info and stories from time to time that do not warrant an entire entry, so we thought we would put…

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Micechat Podcast 14 – Looking into Disney’s Crystal Ball

January 19, 2014 at 12:48 am | 3 Comments

January is a great time to reflect on the year past and the year ahead. On this episode, we share our favorite and biggest theme park moments of 2013 and our predictions for 2014 and…

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Disney Imagineer Tom “Thor” Thordarson Journeys to the Center of the Earth

January 18, 2014 at 3:00 am | 13 Comments

Here is an amazing article and tribute to Tom “Thor” Thordarson and his artwork for the Tokyo DisneySea Mysterious Island rides. After being Director of Attraction Development at MCA Universal Studios, Hollywood, Tom became a…

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The Disney Review: The Original Grimms by Kevin Yee

January 18, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

George: Kevin Yee is a very well-known name in Disney circles, especially as one of the original columnists at MiceAge. Kevin’s also one of the most prolific Disney-related authors and has published some of the…

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The Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, Episode 74: News, Review, Photoconnect and You

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

Well, hello dear friends and welcome to episode 74 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. This week Tracey, Lee, Darren, Hunter and Eric have a news update and audio from the last performance of the…

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In The Parks: Disneyland Resort Off Season is Blissfully Uncrowded

January 17, 2014 at 3:00 am | 20 Comments

What a difference a week makes.  The holiday crowds have vanished, making this a wonderful period to visit the Disneyland Resort. Attractions like Space Mountain and Indy rarely crest over a 30 minute wait during…

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Dateline Disney World: Avatar Breaks Ground and Spice Road Opens

January 17, 2014 at 2:00 am | 34 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’ll be visiting both Animal Kingdom, where Avatar Land has finally broken ground and Epcot, where the new Spice Road restaurant has opened. There’s a lot…