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In The Parks: Disneyland and Honest Abe

May 10, 2013 at 4:00 am | 29 Comments

Something quite rare and very special happened at the Disneyland Resort this week. . . off-season crowds. That, along with cooler weather made this a great week for the parks, aside from a bit of…

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Magic Kingdom News and Photos

May 10, 2013 at 2:00 am | 22 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’ll be taking a look at the news, construction, and photos from the Magic Kingdom. We’ve got over 60 photos for you this week, I hope…

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Private Entrance to DCA — Exclusively for Paradise Pier Hotel Guests

May 09, 2013 at 9:01 pm | 22 Comments

If you’re staying at the Yester Paradise Pier Hotel, you can enter and exit Yester California Adventure through a private entrance. This hidden gate is exclusively for Paradise Pier Hotel guests. Read the full YESTERLAND…

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Gumball Rally 2013 Results and Photos

May 09, 2013 at 8:25 pm | 35 Comments

May the 4th has come and gone, but it left behind Gumball Rally memories to last a lifetime. Whether you were with us for our three day extravaganza or just following along online, we hope…

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SAMLAND: The Port Disney Story

May 09, 2013 at 4:00 am | 31 Comments

Back in the late 1980s, Walt Disney Productions management was becoming increasingly concerned with the public realm surrounding Disneyland. The area had been deteriorating for years due to the laissez-faire attitude toward planning within the…

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The Pros and Cons of Solo Disney Travel

May 09, 2013 at 3:00 am | 36 Comments

In August 2012, I embarked on my first solo trip to Walt Disney World.  My little Disney geek was also headed to the World, but with his grandparents, so I was able to take my…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.9 – 1943 WWII Middle School Goat Farmer

May 08, 2013 at 3:00 am | 19 Comments

Bob Gurr, Disney Imagineering legend behind such attractions as the Monorail and Autopia, is back to spin the Wheel of Years for us once again. This time he takes us way back to his days…

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Dueling Disney: Best Vacation Destination

May 08, 2013 at 1:00 am | 33 Comments

This time on Dueling Disney, we thought we’d take a look outside of the theme parks, and cast an eye on the surrounding state. “What’s that?” you cry. “There’s more to a Disney vacation than…

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Disney News Round Up: An Inside Eye On The Magic

May 08, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

The MiceChat Round up is back with a flurry of Disney news and Theme Park information. Have you ever been to Disney California Adventure’s exclusive club, 1901?  We’ll share a trip report of this exclusive…

Communicore Weekly – Typhoon Lagoon, Story Of WDW, Trader Sam’s, Nautical Flags

May 07, 2013 at 12:00 pm | 5 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Typhoon Lagoon, The Story Of WDW, Trader Sam’s, and Flags! Download on iTunes here! | http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/communicore-weekly/id496333443 Direct download here! | http://www.bamferproductions.com/communicore/0069-CommunicoreWeekly.mp3 DISNEY HISTORY! – Typhoon Lagoon is…

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May the Fourth Be With You

May 07, 2013 at 3:00 am | 13 Comments

Disney World got another one of its Limited Time Magic events correct this past weekend. On the surface of things, much of the celebration of May 4th — the so-called Star Wars day — was…

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Orlando Parkhopper: Transformers Prepare for Battle at Universal Orlando Resort June 20th

May 07, 2013 at 1:00 am | 13 Comments

Prepare for battle! This week, Megatron attacks downtown Orlando with a spectacular billboard and viral video. The Hogwarts Express train tracks are now visible and a train ride to the school of magic becomes even…

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Coffee with Kurtti: The Art of Walt Disney World

May 07, 2013 at 12:00 am | No Comments

Last time on Coffee with Kurtti, Jeff talked about his book The Art of Disneyland. In this episode, he picks up right where he left off, and talks about a few of the obstacles he…

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Cars Land gets repaved as Disneyland goes to Fullerton Railroad Days

May 06, 2013 at 5:05 am | 31 Comments

Disney California Adventure‘s new Cars Land area is getting some major work done as its version of Route 66 gets repaved less than a year after opening. The repaving work was needed after the incredibly…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Construction and Harry Potter news

May 06, 2013 at 2:00 am | 13 Comments

We have big news and photo update for you from Universal Studios Hollywood.  The Wizarding World of Harry Potter finally has a place to call home, but the Gibson Amphitheater and Curious George will be…

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1974 Vintage Walt Disney World Parade

May 06, 2013 at 12:01 am | 6 Comments

What time is the 3:00 parade? More likely, what year is the 3:00 parade? I’ve got some more photos from 1974 courtesy of Tim Hollis, co-author of Mice Tracks (check out the post from last…

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Frontierland Construction at Disneyland Paris

May 05, 2013 at 12:02 am | 4 Comments

Here’s another Disneyland Paris resort update, thanks to Allain Littaye of the Disney and more blog. New construction has begun on Big Thunder Mountain and the new Ratatouille attraction at Walt Disney Studios is progressing…

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Shanghai Noon and Knights

May 04, 2013 at 2:01 am | 1 Comment

Released under the Touchstone label, Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights are finally getting the Blu-ray treatment. But is it worth it? George: Originally released in 2000, Shangahi Noon turns out to be your typical fish out…

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The Kellogg House: Corn Flake King’s Summer Palace

May 04, 2013 at 2:01 am | 12 Comments

Join us as we travel with MiceChatter, Wendygirl, to the campus of Cal State Pomona, about 30 minutes north of Disneyland. This is the site of the Kellogg family (think corn flakes) summer home and…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast – Episode 55 – A Mixed Bag

May 04, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Hello again, wow, it’s time for another episode of the show already! Episode 55 is a corker, jam-packed with the latest news and reviews from Universal Orlando and Hollywood, listener emails, of which there are…