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Lowbrow Disney Art Exhibit plus a Trip to Silverado Winery with Diane Disney Miller

May 26, 2013 at 4:00 am | 9 Comments

Scarlett Stahl recently took a trip to the Bay Area to visit her friend Maggie Richardson, the niece of Mary Blair. As usual, Scarlett’s trip had a wonderful Disney flair. She visited an exhibit of…

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Will The New Paramount Park in Spain Jeopardize Disneyland Paris’ Future?

May 26, 2013 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

Alain Littaye, of the Disney and more blog, brings us part two of our virtual tour of Paramount Parks Europe’s new proposed theme park in Alhama de Murcia, Spain. He also shares his analysis of…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast 57 – Diagon Alley and Engineering IoA

May 25, 2013 at 11:51 pm | 1 Comment

We begin this episode of the podcast by delving in to the Diagon Alley announcement made by Universal Orlando a couple of weeks ago. What are we to expect from this new area? Who knows,…

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Knotts Berry Farm Open Three New Family Attractions In Boardwalk

May 25, 2013 at 1:57 pm | 27 Comments

We were up bright and early this morning, May 25th, for the opening of three new family attractions at Knotts Berry Farm. More thrills will come next week, as Knott’s reopens the classic Timber Mountain…

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Paramount Parks Europe Reveals Plans for Spanish Park

May 25, 2013 at 3:00 am | 13 Comments

In the United States, Paramount theme parks suffered lackluster performance and multiple changes of ownership. Paramount Parks Europe, however, has lofty plans to build two theme parks in the next few years. In back-to-back announcements,…

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My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle

May 25, 2013 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments

Disney has just released My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle on Blu-ray. With these releases, the only major films left are Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, which have not seen the hi-definition treatment. Do Totoro…

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SeaWorld Orlando Antarctica Empire of the Penguin Opens

May 24, 2013 at 11:42 am | 20 Comments

Over the past 2 years, MiceChat has been covering the construction of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins. At long last, this icy spectacular of an attraction has opened to guests.  It’s truly an amazing experience…

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Monstrous Summer Puts Mickey Back on the Map at Disneyland

May 24, 2013 at 4:00 am | 11 Comments

A monstrous Disneyland Resort update is here for you today, filled with all of the information you will need to survive the upcoming weekend.  With the 24-hour madness event underway at Disneyland today (May 24th),…

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Flower and Garden Removal at Epcot

May 24, 2013 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World, where we are getting ready to visit the Magic Kingdom for the 24 hour day! However, today’s update is dedicated to Epcot, where the bloom is finally off…

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Toy Story Midway Mania Times Three

May 23, 2013 at 11:11 pm | 15 Comments

Most Yesterland articles are about things that are gone—but not today. We’ll look at a very popular attraction that’s been “cloned” for three parks, but has been “packaged” differently at each location. Let’s compare how…

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Mickey and the Magical Map opens

May 23, 2013 at 8:23 pm | 27 Comments

This is an early look at our review of the new Mickey and the Magical Map stage show at Disneyland. Additional information and photos are coming soon, so please check back later this evening for…

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Why the Monorail Failed in Los Angeles

May 23, 2013 at 3:00 am | 25 Comments

I realize that most people associate early Monorails with Walt Disney. It is well-known that one of the earliest drawings of Tomorrowland by Herb Ryman had one crossing over the entrance. The Disneyland Monorail was…

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X Marks The Spot: Animal Kingdom 1999 Park Map

May 23, 2013 at 2:01 am | 15 Comments

X Marks the Spot explores the history of Disney park maps. In today’s article, we will venture back to the year 1999 to explore Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Animal Kingdom was Walt Disney World’s fourth venture…

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Beyond Park Wise: Helping Oklahoma Heal

May 23, 2013 at 12:01 am | 9 Comments

My home is hurting, MiceChatters.  You may or may not know that I live about five miles South of Moore, OK, where a devastating tornado has taken the homes and lives of so many. I’m…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.10 – 1956 Herb Ryman

May 22, 2013 at 4:00 am | 20 Comments

We have a very special article from famed Disney Imagineer, Bob Gurr, today.  He has spun the Wheel of Years and landed on 1956 and his time with legendary Disney artist, Herb Ryman. You are…

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Dueling Disney: Square-off

May 22, 2013 at 3:00 am | 29 Comments

Ye come seeking adventure and salty old pirates, aye? Well don’t close your eyes, and don’t try to hide. For my fellow Americans, we have ourselves a good old-fashioned Square-off! We can smell the pundit’s…

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Disney News Round Up: Limited Time 24 Hour Magic

May 22, 2013 at 1:00 am | No Comments

It’s Christmas in May!  Well, at the Disneyland Resort, it is anyway.  We hear big news from the Anaheim property as a Holiday World of Color is used to mitigate problems that may arise from…

Communicore Weekly – Marceline, Midlife Mouse, 1901, John Hench

May 21, 2013 at 11:41 am | 4 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Marceline, Midlife Mouse, 1901, and John Hench! Download on iTunes here! | http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/communicore-weekly/id496333443 Direct download here! | http://www.bamferproductions.com/communicore/0071-CommunicoreWeekly.mp3 TRIP REPORT! – Jeff drove out to California, and…

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MiceAge Update: Disneyland Scrooged At Last

May 21, 2013 at 4:00 am | 73 Comments

With the last few days of the spring off-season slipping away before the summer crowds arrive, the Disneyland Resort is rushing to finalize details for the upcoming 24-hour party to try and prevent the night…

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Star Wars Weekends: What’s all the Hoopla?

May 21, 2013 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

Star Wars Weekends are back, and the event feels much like it always does. There has been no major shake-up to the roster of panels, meets, shows, parades, and merchandise tents. For indeed, nothing is…