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Season Pass Podcast: Phil Hettema-From Disneyland to Universal to the World!

October 12, 2013 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments

This week the TSPP team travels to Pasadena to talk with Phil Hettema (President/Creative Executive of the Hettema Group).  Phil discusses his beginnings in the Themed Entertainment World.   His career starts at Disneyland designing costumes, then to creating…

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DASneyland struggles with new Disabled Program

October 11, 2013 at 3:00 am | 92 Comments

Disneyland’s Halloween Time continues, but the big scare this week was the introduction of the new Disability Access Service (DAS), the replacement for Disneyland’s much abused Guest Assistance Card program. Disney prepared for big lines…

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Disney Hollywood Studios News and Photos

October 11, 2013 at 2:00 am | 22 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World. This week, we’re taking a look at what’s happening at Disney Hollywood Studios. We have close to 50 photos from the park, so let’s dive right in! If…

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Blumhouse of Horrors presents The Purge Fear the Night

October 11, 2013 at 1:00 am | 11 Comments

Last Year Jason Blum, producer of such horror films as Insidious, Paranormal Activity, and The Purge, burst onto the haunt scene in Los Angeles with the fully immersive haunted house attraction called the Blumhouse of…

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The Peabody Ducks of Orlando

October 10, 2013 at 10:19 pm | 5 Comments

An Orlando institution recently ended a beloved tradition involving five celebrity ducks. No. It wasn’t Walt Disney World. The five celebrity ducks are not Donald, Daisy, Hewey, Louie, and Dewey. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The…

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Diary of a runDisney Virgin

October 10, 2013 at 3:00 am | 18 Comments

So, not many of you readers know me personally, but I’ve made an appearance in my column pictures every now and then.  If you need a refresher, this is me: Totally your idea of a…

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The Court of Angels – New Orleans Square Disneyland

October 10, 2013 at 2:00 am | 76 Comments

The removal of the Court of Angels in New Orleans Square to make room for an expanded Club 33 has become the latest polarizing issue between traditionalists and those who are apathetic about change. How…

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Secrets of the Wooden Door – An Old-Time Radio Halloween Audio Drama

October 10, 2013 at 1:01 am | 6 Comments

Today’s Window To The Magic podcast is not to be missed. This is the sort of creative endeavor that you’ll want to share with your friends. – Dusty A HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR MIND’S EYE!…

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Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest Test

October 10, 2013 at 12:01 am | 13 Comments

Six Flags Magic Mountain has kicked off Fright Fest 2013 in the hopes of scaring up some fun this Halloween season.  With an ambitious line up and a multi-year plan to enhance the event, they…

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Dueling Disney: The Holidays

October 09, 2013 at 3:00 am | 16 Comments

This is Halloween, this is Halloween–Pumpkins scream in the dead of night. This is Halloween, everybody make a scene–Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright. Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa…

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Wakefield Report: Theme Park News

October 09, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Well I am finally home from a very special trip to Southern California. I had a blast and I really enjoyed meeting many of you MiceChatters and Nuggeteers. It was an eventful week and I…

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Disney News Round Up: Angels Out, DAS In

October 09, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

More Star Wars on the way to a Tomorrowland near you? How does the Magic Band stack up? Pirates and chalk at the Disneyland Resort.  What happens when night falls at Ghost Galaxy?  It’s all…

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MiceAge Update: DAS is the New GAC

October 08, 2013 at 3:00 am | 173 Comments

Today is the last day to use the Guest Assistance Card, a de facto Unlimited Front Of Line pass that Disneyland has been using since 2004. While Disney finally released some basic information around the…

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Disney Gridlock

October 08, 2013 at 2:00 am | 42 Comments

The gridlock in Congress (still no budget, as of this writing) seems like a strange topic to bring up on a Disney fan site, but I think there are parallels to the online world of…

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Universal Orlando Update – Hogwarts Express Trains and Resort Update

October 08, 2013 at 1:05 am | 46 Comments

It’s a big news week at Universal Orlando. Trains have arrived for the Hogwart’s Express, which will transport guests between the Studios and Islands of Adventure, and they are now being stored in plain sight.…

Communicore Weekly – Knotts Scary Farm, Disney Mountains, Little Mermaid, Firehouse

October 08, 2013 at 1:00 am | 2 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Knott’s Scary Farm, Disney Mountains, Little Mermaid, and the Firehouse! TRIP REPORT! – Do you like being scared? Jeff does! Listen as he talks about…

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Disneyland gets ready to launch new Disability Access Service as Gay Days comes to Anaheim

October 07, 2013 at 5:17 am | 31 Comments

Disneyland will implement its new Disability Access Service this week, bringing an end to the popular but highly abused Guest Assistance Card program. The new system will function similarly to the Disney’s FASTPASS service, issuing…

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Magic Kingdom Main Street USA 1972

October 07, 2013 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

Piecing together a full look at the Magic Kingdom is one of my obsessions. Unlike the prodigious amount of information about Disneyland from the early days, there isn’t much about 1970s Walt Disney World. I…

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Welcome Dis After Dark to the MicePod

October 07, 2013 at 1:00 am | 6 Comments

One small step for man, one giant leap for a podcast with three Disdiots drinking beer and talking Disney. It’s Dis After Dark, a podcast with a unique look at the Disney parks worldwide. In…

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Dark Harbor Returns to Port for Scares and Fun

October 07, 2013 at 12:13 am | 9 Comments

The spectacular Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor returns this Halloween season to scare up more fun by the sea.   Last year, Dark Harbor introduced characters inspired by actual hauntings that have occurred on the ship. …