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  • January 31, 2016: Thank you for an AMAZING MiceChat Anniversary Weekend – It was an epic weekend with Disney Legends Dick Van Dyke and Marty Sklar, Mike Peraza, Terri Hardin, Amy Mebberson, David Koenig, a trip to Medieval Times, games, quests, meet-ups and even a rare rainy day at Disneyland. Whether you were able to join us in person or just wished us a happy anniversary on Facebook or Twitter, we appreciate you!!! Thank you for 11 AMAZING years!!! We have much more planned for you in the near future. We have photos for you in our MiceChat Round Up and Fab News. ×0
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The Sweep Spot # 132 America Sings

June 29, 2014 at 12:01 am | 7 Comments

In this episode Ken and Lynn look at the history of the beloved former attraction, America Sings. The show was housed in the current Innoventions (Carousel of Progress) building at Disneyland. It was a musical…

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Europa Park Challenges Ratatouille Ride with New E-Ticket Attraction

June 28, 2014 at 3:00 am | 12 Comments

After the flurry of coverage of the opening of Disneyland Paris’ Ratatouille attraction, we turn our attention this week to Disneyland Paris’ biggest competitor: Europa Park. Not coincidentally, the German park has just opened its…

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Season Pass Podcast: Remembering The Season Pass, A New Era?

June 28, 2014 at 12:32 am | 2 Comments

The Season Pass has been pushing the envelope on theme park creative coverage for over six years with over 300 Creators, Directors, Leaders, Writers, Designers, Analyst, Imagineers, Content Providers, Cast Members, and Theme Park Fans.  The wind…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Construction Update: Harry Potter, Springfield, Horror Nights

June 27, 2014 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

It’s a big update from Universal Studios Hollywood where we find thrills, chills, and the promise of greater things to come. There has been quite a bit of progress at the three major construction projects…

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Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 19 – Shoot the Valet

June 27, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Today’s guest was scheduled to be Chef BigFatPanda, but due to unforeseen circumstances he couldn’t make it. We’ll have him on soon. But no worries, Nick is back with a Soapdish’s Soabbox. And without a guest…

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Mike Fink Keel Boats

June 26, 2014 at 9:37 pm | 7 Comments

Davy Crockett and Mike Fink raced their keel boats down the river to New Orleans. Davy Crockett may have won the race, but Mike Fink has the honor of having his name on this Yesterland…

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Universal’s Destination Dining

June 26, 2014 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

Ever since MCA bought Universal Studios in 1958, the owners wanted Universal City to become a gathering place for the San Fernando Valley the same way Disneyland served Orange County. Albert Dorskind was the man…

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Magic Mountain Debuts 19th Coaster in Bugs Bunny World

June 26, 2014 at 2:00 am | 37 Comments

Six Flags Magic Mountain has jumped back into the record books, unveiling a renovated Bugs Bunny World in the process. Speedy Gonzales Hot Rod Racers puts Magic Mountain into the Guinness Book of World Records…

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All American College Band 2014 Opening Weekend Highlights

June 26, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

This week, summertime fun returns with the 2014 All-American College Band, as we share highlights from their premiere weekend at Disneyland.  This band will change and evolve as the summer progresses, so stay tuned for…

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Epcot News and Photos

June 25, 2014 at 6:50 am | 23 Comments

This week we’re taking a tour through Epcot, photographing the park and checking out the latest news and happenings there. Let the march of nations begin. . . Welcome to Epcot! This is a few…

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Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.6 2014 Barcelona

June 25, 2014 at 2:00 am | 13 Comments

Disney Legend Bob Gurr spins the Wheel of Adventures and lands in Barcelona, Spain.   While joining the recent MiceChat Mediterranean Cruise he explored many corners of the ancient lands we visited and brings back…

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Disney News Round Up: Rats, Wizards, and Dark Beauty

June 25, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Rats are in the kitchen, goblins are in the bank, and the Mistress of the Dark is set to return! The MiceChat Round up of Disney and Theme Park news and information is filled with…

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Knotts Scary Farm Dates and Details Announced

June 24, 2014 at 10:29 am | 7 Comments

A thickening fog is swirling ominously above Buena Park California.  Some say it’s the seasonal June Gloom blowing in from the Pacific.  Others say it’s just nasty fumes from Fountain Valley.  But here at MiceChat…

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SeaWorld Lights Up Summer Nights

June 24, 2014 at 7:07 am | 2 Comments

It is Summer time, which means it is that time of year when SeaWorld kicks off it’s Summer Night offerings, and this year as part of the Sea of Surprises, celebrating 50 years of SeaWorld…

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Summer projects continue at Disneyland

June 23, 2014 at 5:05 am | 38 Comments

Disneyland made headlines Sunday evening after a small fire broke out backstage. Luckily, the blaze was quickly put out by the local fire department and the park operations continued uninterrupted. Meanwhile, projects continue around the…

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Mousetalgia Episode 296: A trip to Pixar, Disneyland price hikes

June 23, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Kristen reports on an “Incredible” visit to Pixar in Emeryville! But first, we discuss the cost of a day at Disneyland – do the recent price hikes change people’s philosophies about visiting the parks, and…

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Ratatouille Attraction Soft Opens and First Ride Videos

June 22, 2014 at 3:00 am | 71 Comments

Things are moving quickly since we first posted this report on Sunday morning. Disneyland Paris Resort management staged a press opening for the new Ratatouille attraction in the Walt Disney Studios park on Sunday morning.…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #96 – Lora Wallace

June 22, 2014 at 1:04 am | No Comments

Welcome to a special Episode of the show. On today’s show we bring you the latest news from the Universal parks, including the Official Opening date for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: Creepy Creations

June 21, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

There is no doubt that The Haunted Mansion has brought inspiration to the minds of many a fan. For several years since the house opened its creaky doors to the public, dozens upon dozens of…

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Preview, Part 3: The Review

June 20, 2014 at 4:00 am | 145 Comments

On July 8th, muggles will get to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Pottter – Diagon Alley at the Universal Orlando Resort. Those who make the trip are in for an astounding treat!  For the…