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Season Pass Podcast: 10 Best Roller Coasters…Wood Coasters!

February 12, 2014 at 1:44 am | 2 Comments

Seasoned Pros List Show RETURNS to the Season Pass Podcast after a year long hiatus.  Doug Barnes (Season  Pass Podcast), Arthur Levine (Theme Parks Guide for About.com) and Joel Bullock (The Coaster Critic) rate the…

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Minor characters discontinued; Frozen characters extended

February 11, 2014 at 3:00 am | 12 Comments

The talking trashcan, PUSH, has been discontinued at the Magic Kingdom. At least, that’s true as of this writing; I wouldn’t be too surprised if this changes yet again after this story is published. Why?…

Posted in Walt Disney World

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Universal Orlando – Antojitos Review, Mardi Gras, Beetlejuice and More

February 11, 2014 at 2:00 am | 9 Comments

It’s time to journey back to Universal Orlando Resort for a full construction and news update! Antojitos Restaurant has finally opened and we bring you our official review. We then take our first look at…

Communicore Weekly – 1964-65 World’s Fair, Designing Disney, The Jungle Book, Skyway

February 11, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about 1964-65 World’s Fair, Designing Disney, The Jungle Book, and the Skyway! DISNEY HISTORY! – Jeff and George return to the…

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Disneyland Update and MiceChat Anniversary Recap

February 10, 2014 at 3:00 am | 30 Comments

This is the MiceChat column you are looking for…  Today, In the Parks again takes over Dateline Disneyland’s spot in the MiceChat schedule. Andy is in the middle of a big move and wasn’t able to produce…

Posted in In the Parks

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Busch Gardens Tampa: Falcon’s Fury & Pantopia Hard Hat Tour

February 10, 2014 at 2:02 am | 3 Comments

We are back with another Busch Gardens Tampa update! We have lots of news and photos for you, so let’s get started! Falcon’s Fury & Pantopia Hard Hat Tour MiceChat was invited by Busch Gardens…

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Magic From Across Orlando: the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

February 10, 2014 at 1:00 am | 55 Comments

I know. Harry Potter and Universal are not Disney properties! What in the world am I doing writing about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in my weekly column dedicated to the nerdiest of Disney? Well,…

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Mousetalgia 277: Disneyland Records, Jimmy Johnson

February 10, 2014 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments

Disney producer and author Greg Ehrbar joins Team Mousetalgia this week to discuss the history of Disneyland Records and the new book “Inside the Whimsy Works,” an autobiography of Disney Legend Jimmy Johnson which Ehrbar…

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A Look inside Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Hollywood

February 09, 2014 at 3:00 am | 22 Comments

Gru has summoned MiceChat to Universal Studios Hollywood for a tour of his new lair.  Who were we to say no?  Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem is set to open in spring 2014 and we got…

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Animation’s Highest Honor – The Annie Awards

February 09, 2014 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

The Annie Award is considered by many to be the animation industry’s highest accomplishment. Presented since 1972 by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood, the Annie Award celebrates lifetime or…

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Cast Blast: Back in the Saddle

February 09, 2014 at 1:00 am | 5 Comments

Back in the Saddle! Glad to be back after the flu got the best of us here at Disney Cast Blast! We are putting the finishing touches on our celebrity edition and should have that…

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Paramount Park in Spain Finally Gets The Green Light

February 08, 2014 at 3:18 am | 15 Comments

It looks like the Paramount theme park proposed for Murcia, Spain has received the green light from the money guys and will immediately begin construction. This park is thought by some to be a credible…

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Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 10 – Weekend at Dolans

February 08, 2014 at 1:17 am | No Comments

Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download. Joining us in the pub this week is Bart Scott from Ears of Steel, the podcast and the book of the same name. We…

Posted in Dis After Dark

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #77 – Potter Celebration and News

February 08, 2014 at 12:03 am | No Comments

Time for another dose of UUOP. Join us on this show as we hear a quick wrap up of A Celebration of Harry Potter event by Eric and Darren. It’s then time for the latest…

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In The Parks: California Adventure Turns 13, Tomorrowland Films, Disneyland Refurbs A-Plenty

February 07, 2014 at 3:00 am | 17 Comments

Happy Birthday Disney California Adventure!  This weekend, as MiceChat celebrates its 11th anniversary,  DCA turns 13 years old. We’ll hold a scavenger hunt in the park to mark the occasion (see below). The park has…

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Magic Kingdom News and Construction

February 07, 2014 at 1:00 am | 42 Comments

Dateline Disney World takes you to the Magic Kingdom this week where off season refurbishments are underway, the dwarf coaster continues to rapidly move toward opening day. Lots of photos to share today. If you’d…

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Fountain View Ice Cream at Yester Future World

February 06, 2014 at 9:17 pm | 2 Comments

The columns of water blasting skyward from the Fountain of Nations capture your attention—making it easy to overlook the ice cream fountain nearby. It’s Fountain View Ice Cream, the ice cream fountain with—you guessed it—a…

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Walt Disney World Water Park Fun and More Option

February 06, 2014 at 3:00 am | 12 Comments

With so many ticket options and configurations at Walt Disney World, it can get a little overwhelming.  We all have a pretty good handle on the Park Hopping upgrade (if you don’t, it’s the ability…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: Walt and the Happy Haunts

February 06, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

How did the 999 happy haunts ever end up in this Magic Kingdom anyway? We resurrected- I mean contacted daring reporter, Gaylord Ghoul, to visit the Haunted Mansion once more to have a spook-to-spook talk…

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Window to the Magic: Struck, Twisted and Summed Up

February 06, 2014 at 1:00 am | 1 Comment

This week, Jeremiah takes you to Walt Disney Worls and to USF to enjoy a few weather themed attractions and ends with a custom thrill ride.  Included in this show are complete ride-throughs on StormStruck…