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Disney Cast Blast: This Post Presented by KODAK

February 16, 2014 at 2:36 am | 7 Comments

This week we have a few stories involving film. Film you ask? If you are under the age of 30, you may not realize just how important a role this now antiquated consumable played not…

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Season Pass Podcast: IAAPA 2013-Marty Sklar, Lee Cockerell, Paul Noland and More!

February 16, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

In Novemeber 2013, the Season Pass team traveled down to Orlando Florida to cover the biggest theme park exposition in the world–IAAPA (aka: The International Association of Amusement Parks).  Here’s Part 1 of multiple covering the massive event: Interviews…

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Walt Disney’s Grand Tour of Europe

February 15, 2014 at 3:00 am | 4 Comments

Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us an interview with Didier Ghez, author of the book Disney’s Grand Tour. This new book is the result of Ghez’ exhaustive research into this little…

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The Jungle Book Rocks on Blu-ray!

February 15, 2014 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

George: The Jungle Book really doesn’t need a review. It’s truly a classic Disney animated film and the last film that Walt personally supervised. It has amazing songs by the Sherman Brothers (of course, The…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: Freaky Fanmail

February 15, 2014 at 12:36 am | No Comments

The air is deathly still, candlelights are flickering, and all of the tenants of Gracey Manor are asleep….except for the Ghost Host. Rather than attempt to conjure spine-tingling eye candy, he will instead read frightening…

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In the Parks: Disneyland Refurb Tango

February 14, 2014 at 7:00 am | 29 Comments

The 60th anniversary of Disneyland Park is fast approaching and the clock is tick, tick, ticking down toward Summer 2015. There is currently a mad scramble to refurbish all of the major attractions so that…

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Walls Coming Down at the Mine Train

February 14, 2014 at 2:00 am | 34 Comments

It was another gloomy photo day at the Magic Kingdom, but we had to head there as there has been some significant movement at the Mine Train that you are going to want to see.…

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Avalon Cove by Wolfgang Puck

February 13, 2014 at 8:30 pm | 13 Comments

It’s Valentines Day at Yesterland, so invite someone you love to a romantic dinner at this “yestaurant” on Paradise Pier. Avalon Cove is operated by Wolfgang Puck, chef to Hollywood’s rich and famous celebrities.  …

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Three Romantic Walt Disney World Resorts for Couples

February 13, 2014 at 3:00 am | 6 Comments

With the day of love quickly approaching, I thought it would be the perfect time to daydream about a few of the resorts perfect for you googly-eyed romancers out there.  Believe it or not, there…

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SeaWorld Orlando – Record January Crowds and Bands Brews and BBQ

February 13, 2014 at 2:00 am | 10 Comments

The off season has turned busy at SeaWorld Orlando. We have a full update on record January crowds, the start of Bands Brews & BBQ festival, and some rumors. Plus, we have an all new…

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A Twitter Follower Suggestion Show

February 13, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

WindowtotheMagic Podcast Episode #408: “A Twitter Follower Suggestion Show” On this show, Paul is at Disneyland Resort fulfilling the requests of two of our twitter followers.  Find out what was requested and enjoy a VERY…

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Disney News Round Up: Long Gone Characters, Meet a Disney Star and More

February 12, 2014 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Dapper Days, Sing-alongs under the stars, and your favorite mountains are all part of our Disney and theme park news this week.  The round up also brings a special MiceChat Anniversary recap, a hard hat…

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Exploring the wilds of Adventureland with SAMLAND

February 12, 2014 at 2:00 am | 6 Comments

Today we journey back to Adventureland with Sam Gennawey in this classic Samland article. Over the next couple of weeks I will be exploring one of my favorite spots within Disneyland – Adventureland. Once you…

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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?…

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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…

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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,…