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  • July 8, 2014: LAST CHANCE:  Pacific Ocean Park Breakfast, Panel & Book Signing - July 13 at ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney. Join us as we take a look back at one of the most fascinating theme parks ever built in Los Angeles. For a time, Pacific Ocean Park outsold even Disneyland. Let's explore this fantastic park together as the authors of a new book about this amazing destination take us on a audio/visual adventure. Discounted books available at the link. PLEASE NOTE - Book Package is nearly sold out, hurry to secure your book and admission to the event while you still can! ×0
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Opa!, All-Nighters and Magical Maps: Your Guide to a Monstrous Summer Memorial Day Weekend

May 20, 2013 at 5:05 am | 20 Comments

Disneyland is just about ready to kick off its big summer season with a variety of big events that will draw plenty of guests during the already-popular Memorial Day Weekend. The weekend will kick-off with…

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Remembering Disney’s Magic Kingdom Club

May 20, 2013 at 1:00 am | 13 Comments

I was perusing a 1972 Disney News researching another MiceChat article when I ran across this great ad for Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom Club Family Shopper. When you’re used to seeing the Walt Disney Company taking advantage…

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Madagascar Live at Busch Gardens Tampa

May 19, 2013 at 11:53 pm | 9 Comments

Busch Gardens in Tampa has some amazing new developments coming your way this month. From two great new stage shows, to a visit from Jack Hanna, Busch Gardens is really showing off some fun new…

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The Stage that Walt Built

May 19, 2013 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

It was the longest, continuous running swing dancing venue in the United States and possibly the world. Louis Armstrong played there. Walt Disney danced there. It was located in California’s most iconic location, Disneyland. It…

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Disneyland Paris By Air – Part Two

May 19, 2013 at 1:01 am | 4 Comments

Join us as we sail over the Disneyland Paris Resort from the comfort of our home. In the second part of this two part series, Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog shares more…

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Knotts Berry Farm Prepping for a Bumper Crop of Summer Fun

May 19, 2013 at 12:18 am | 19 Comments

Knott’s Berry Farm is just about to finish up four major projects for summer 2013.  Three new rides will be added to the back of the park which are aimed at appealing to a broader…

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Disneyland Paris By Air – Part One

May 18, 2013 at 2:00 am | 5 Comments

Apple’s latest version of its Maps application allows us to take an aerial trip over Disneyland Paris from the comfort of an easychair. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog shares some tips on…

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Midlife Mouse

May 18, 2013 at 1:15 am | 2 Comments

Jeff and George review Midlife Mouse, a work of fiction that will likely resonate with readers of MiceChat. Read the review and let us know your thoughts, especially if you’ve also read this novel. George:…

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In The Parks: Counting Down to Disneyland Resort’s Monstrous Summer

May 17, 2013 at 3:00 am | 20 Comments

Disneyland Resort has been busy putting all the finishing touches on the parks in time for a monstrous summer season. The Mickey and the Magic Map show is getting ready to debut in the newly…

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Star Wars Weekends and Magic Kingdom News

May 17, 2013 at 2:00 am | 13 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we take a look at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Star Wars Weekends as well as the Magic Kingdom. Almost 70 photos, so let’s get started! If you’d…

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The Power of Blast!

May 16, 2013 at 7:23 pm | 11 Comments

Before Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular at the Hyperion Theatre, there was The Power of Blast!—an abbreviated version of the high-energy Broadway show Blast! Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Power of Blast!   When you…

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Disney 1975: The Year That Wasn’t

May 16, 2013 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

In another look at yesterday’s tomorrows, let’s turn the clock back to 1975 and see what Walt Disney Productions (WDP) was up to with regards to their theme parks. Both Walt and Roy were gone…

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Park Wise: Best Disney World Pools

May 16, 2013 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

The end of the school year is upon our household, and that can only mean one thing…SUMMER!!!  When I think of summer here in the middle of the country, I immediately start sweating.  With temperatures…

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Disney News Round Up: Up Up And Away!

May 15, 2013 at 3:01 am | 1 Comment

It’s time for the MiceChat Round up of Disney and theme park news and information. This week, Eric Davis dissects the newly announced Diagon Alley expansion of Universal Orlando Resort and has it all mapped…

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Walt Disney World Vintage 1980

May 15, 2013 at 1:01 am | 10 Comments

In today’s From The Mouth Of The Mouse, we talk to Scott, who worked Custodial at Walt Disney World in the 1980s. He has some unique experiences with how third shift folks worked, and how…

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SeaWorld San Diego Stroll around the Park

May 15, 2013 at 12:01 am | 9 Comments

Busy season and the return of Summer Nights is rapidly approaching. In this update we’ll be taking a look at construction and refurbishments around the park, as well as some new happenings. Construction Central: Explorer’s…

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Communicore Weekly – Theme Park History, Disney Villains, Greg Emmer, Big Wheel

May 14, 2013 at 11:59 am | 1 Comment

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Theme Park History, Disney Villains, Greg Emmer, and a Big Wheel! Download on iTunes here! | http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/communicore-weekly/id496333443 Direct download here! | http://www.bamferproductions.com/communicore/0070-CommunicoreWeekly.mp3 DISNEY HISTORY! – We all…

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Universal Orlando Resort: Diagon Alley Dissected a Wizarding World Expansion Update

May 14, 2013 at 3:00 am | 48 Comments

Detailed artwork has been released for the new Harry Potter expansion, Diagon Alley, that is currently under construction inside Universal Studios Orlando. Included in the new land will be a major new attraction, brand new…

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Pirate’s Adventure Testing at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

May 14, 2013 at 2:00 am | 17 Comments

The new interactive game “A Pirate’s Adventure–Treasures of the Seven Seas” has begun testing at the Magic Kingdom. This game is closer to Kim Possible/Agent P than Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, since the latter…

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Behind the Scenes at SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica

May 14, 2013 at 1:00 am | 5 Comments

Today, we take you behind the scenes at SeaWorld Orlando as we interview VP of Culinary Operations Cathy Valariano on the challenges in creating food experiences for the new Antarctica area of the park. We’ve…