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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie Review

October 09, 2014 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

Last weekend, MiceChat was invited to a screening of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Here are Scott Syme Jr’s thoughts on this family friendly film. I arrived to the amazing…

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A Galaxy Runs Amok in Tomorrowland

October 09, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

It’s October… and that means its time for a month full of Halloween fun! On this first public show, Calvin and Paul visit Disneyland for a trip to Tomorrowland… which, oddly enough, features one of…

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Imagineering Pumpkins

October 08, 2014 at 3:00 am | 5 Comments

UPDATE: It’s Pumpkin season and I’m hip deep on my east coast tour. October 3rd. was the kick off as I was a featured guest at a fundraiser for the NO Bull Music Gala Charity…

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Epcot Says Goodbye to Maelstrom

October 08, 2014 at 2:00 am | 91 Comments

This week, we’re taking a look at the last day of operation of Maelstrom in Norway at World Showcase. The attraction will undergo a year of Imagineering to turn it into a Frozen ride. I’ve…

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Disney News Round Up: Too Safe?

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

Disneyland Paris in peril again, the Fun Wheel trapped passengers for an hour at DCA, and Pinks Hot Dogs has left Knott’s Berry Farm and Halloween is scaring up business everywhere.  That is just some…

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Uh-Oa and Aloha at Trader Sam’s First Mahaloween

October 07, 2014 at 3:00 am | 10 Comments

A week ago, I attended Trader Sam’s Mahaloween Luau. I was pretty delighted to see the announcement pop up on the Disney Parks Blog a few weeks ago: Here’s what it said: It’s one day…

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The Top Five Haunted Attractions in Palm Beach

October 07, 2014 at 2:03 am | No Comments

With the popularity of gory horror movies and TV shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Face Off” combined with the high demand of horror-based video games, it looks as though mainstream America is embracing the…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #110 – First Timer Mistakes + Hints and Tips

October 07, 2014 at 12:30 am | No Comments

Welcome to another feast of UUOP goodness. We recently received an email from listener Tom Stidman.  His email said, “ Dear Lee, Tracey, Darren and the gang, I Really enjoy the show even though I’ve only…

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Disneyland’s iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle gets safer as the first sign of the holidays arrives

October 06, 2014 at 5:05 am | 107 Comments

It’s not quite Halloween yet but Disneyland has already quietly started its preparations for the holiday season. Christmas lights are going up around Sleeping Beauty Castle and at “it’s a small world,” as part of…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 311: Haunted Mansion origins, New Orleans Square

October 06, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Team Mousetalgia examines Kansas City’s haunted Sauer Castle as a possible influence on a young Walt Disney in today’s episode. Might Walt’s personal connection to the Sauer descendants have had an effect on his perception…

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An Afternoon Visit To The Hearthstone Lounge

October 05, 2014 at 2:00 am | 17 Comments

“So, what did you bring me?” One of the male bartenders inquired as I sat myself down at the bar one August afternoon. His bubbly, yet sincere personality resonated in his voice and in his…

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A Closer Look at Universal Orlando Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

October 05, 2014 at 1:00 am | 19 Comments

If you have been reading about the newest Harry Potter attractions at Universal Orlando Resort and wondering if this might be the trip to see it from an on-site hotel. Well take a look at…

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Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 25 – The one that was in the bag.

October 05, 2014 at 12:47 am | No Comments

Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download. Okay, as I write the notes for this one I realise we recorded it months ago, then went on holiday. and now I…

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Disney Decay: Mark Twain Disintegrates in Disneyland Paris

October 04, 2014 at 3:04 am | 13 Comments

After the sad story we ran last weekend about the horrid condition of Disneyland Paris’ Mark Twain, Alain Littaye has more information about the decaying park icon, plus some information about how the Rivers of…

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TEA SATE – Spotlight on Technology

October 04, 2014 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

SATE (Storytelling, Architecture, Technology, Experience) is an annual, international gathering of themed entertainment and experience design creators, producers, owners and operators, organized by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). SATE ’14 took place Oct 2-3 at…

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In The Parks – Disneyland Treats and Tricks

October 03, 2014 at 4:00 am | 74 Comments

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to a Disneyland Resort edition of In The Parks!  There is plenty to see around the resort this week as Disneyland prepares for the upcoming 60th anniversary while simultaneously celebrating…

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Disney Big Hero 6 – XPRIZE Challenge

October 03, 2014 at 3:21 am | 1 Comment

Sometimes, things in life are simply meant to go perfectly together. When unique and separate elements are combined in the right way, the result is a truly unique experience, and everything just makes sense. Peanut…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #109 – News, Rumors and Lombards

October 03, 2014 at 12:30 am | No Comments

Welcome to another Episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast . On this episode we start with Lee and Tracey sharing their experience of trying Butterbeer at the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London. Following…

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Yesterland: Backstage Studio Tour

October 02, 2014 at 9:08 pm | 13 Comments

When Disney-MGM Studios opened, its biggest—and certainly its longest—attraction was the Backstage Studio Tour. Over the years, its importance, popularity, and length diminished. The final day of the attraction—called the Studio Backlot Tour in its…

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Polynesian Village Resort and Magic Kingdom Updates

October 02, 2014 at 3:30 am | 9 Comments

Walt Disney World celebrated its 43rd birthday this week. We were there and have some news and photos from the Polynesian Village Resort and Magic Kingdom for you. Get ready, lots for you to see…