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Disney with a Z!

April 01, 2014 at 3:00 am | 43 Comments

The Walt Disney Company celebrates the billion-dollar “Frozen” franchise with a new motion picture and several theme park attractions. Expanding upon the success of the newest princesses to join Disney’s Royal court, a series of…

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Cabana Bay Beach Resort Opens – Orlando’s Most Luxurious Value Resort

April 01, 2014 at 2:00 am | 54 Comments

On Monday March 31st Universal Orlando opened their newest hotel, the retro mid-century style Cabana Bay Beach Resort. MiceChat takes you for a tour of the new hotel. We then head off for a mini…

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Free Scavenger Hunt This Sunday in Epcot

April 01, 2014 at 1:00 am | 5 Comments

If you’ve followed my writing for a while, you know that I have written and hosted many scavenger hunts held inside Disney theme parks over the years. And the newest one is coming this Sunday,…

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Disneyland Update: Mother Nature Shakes Things Up

March 31, 2014 at 3:00 am | 25 Comments

A lot can happen over a weekend.  Rides get refurbished, crowds amass, and earthquakes strike without warning.  Yes, today we bring you a Monday edition of In the Parks. Andy is taking the week off…

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Which Disney Park Has The Most Rides?

March 31, 2014 at 2:00 am | 46 Comments

MiceChat Moderator David Yeh rekindles an old debate between Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Folks often assume that the much larger Walt Disney World offers more rides. But, as David shows us, that’s not really…

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Mousetalgia 284: Inside Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge

March 31, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Disney Legend Jim Henson founded a “Creature Shop” in 1979 to create mechanical creatures and whimsical beasts for various productions. That shop, now led by Henson’s son Brian, is the basis for a new reality…

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Disney’s MyMagic Failure

March 30, 2014 at 3:00 am | 96 Comments

Tim Grassey returns with his thoughts on Disney World’s MyMagic+. As you can gather from the title, this isn’t a column the Disney suits are going to like. However, it’s an important discussion as the…

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Bubblefest Takes Flight at Discovery Science Center

March 30, 2014 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Our favorite time of year at the Discovery Science Center has returned! Bubblefest is back now through April 20th to teach kids and adults the fun science behind these spherical wonders. Presented by Scholarshare, the…

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Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 13 – DisAfterMind.

March 30, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Joining us this week on the Disafterdark podcast is our fan and friend, Kaitlyn Albone. Kaitlyn is a current Disney cast member in Orlando, but for the record she doesn’t speak on behalf of the…

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Disneyland Paris Update: Ratatouille Ride Progress Report

March 29, 2014 at 10:00 am | 10 Comments

The Ratatouille Ride is quickly moving into the home stretch as Disney Imagineers add the final touches to their latest creation. Alain Littaye brings us a pictorial progress report. ~~Rick Ratatouille Ride Progress Report by…

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Sarah the MiceChatter: New Club 33 logo and Disney Buys Maker

March 29, 2014 at 2:00 am | 11 Comments

Lots of stuff going on this week! What do you think of the (horrible) new Club 33 logo? Interesting that Disney has bought YouTube channel Maker Studios, no? Have you been on the newly reopened…

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DoomBuggies Spook Show #8: Knight tales and the Corridor of Doors

March 29, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion briefly used live characters to portray a knight inside of a suit of armor inside of its dank halls in the 1980s, and in this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show we…

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Disneyland Resort Upkeep and Keep Ups

March 28, 2014 at 3:00 am | 45 Comments

It was a lovely, albeit erratically weathered, week at the Disneyland Resort.  Despite the on again, off again sunny weather, the Spring Break crowds remained heavy. We’ll catch you up with what’s happening at Disneyland,…

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Walt Disney World News and Updates

March 28, 2014 at 2:00 am | 22 Comments

It’s a big photo update from Walt Disney World for you this week. We hit three parks and have over 80 photos for you to enjoy. Let’s see what’s going on in the parks! Welcome…

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The Sweep Spot Takes On The Muppets

March 28, 2014 at 1:00 am | 6 Comments

In this episode we talk with Chris Lyndon from disneychris.com He has a huge collection of Disneyland audio and loves sharing it with everyone from his website. Then we have our main topic of the…

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Walt Disney Hometown Museum

March 27, 2014 at 11:00 pm | 9 Comments

Just a few days from now, on April 1, the Walt Disney Hometown Museum will open for its 2014 season. Today, Yesterland takes you to the museum about Walt Disney in his boyhood hometown, Marceline,…

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SAMLAND: Did You Know Universal Studios Tried To Buy SeaWorld?

March 27, 2014 at 3:00 am | 12 Comments

Did you know that Universal Studios tried to buy SeaWorld? Of course! In Hollywood anything is possible. However, this is not current news. This is Samland. About the same time as MCA Universal was finalizing…

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Get Park Wise: Familiarizing Your Children with Disney Characters

March 27, 2014 at 2:00 am | 21 Comments

If you’re like most families with young children, characters will be a big part of your Disney vacation. Who doesn’t dream of the day they watch as their sweet child runs up to Mickey with…

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The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular – A Headphones Only Adventure

March 27, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

WTTM WDW 044: “A LONG Time Wish is Finally Granted” Jeremiah visits Disney Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort to grant the request of one of the Friends of the Magic… The Indiana…

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Meet Disney Imagineer Terri Hardin

March 26, 2014 at 3:00 am | 18 Comments

We’d like to introduce you to our newest columnist, the amazing Terri Hardin. Terri is an award-winning Disney artist and was a Walt Disney Imagineer for over ten years. She has designed attractions in France,…

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