Editor’s Note:
  • August 20, 2014: The long awaited MiceChat Knott's Scary Farm event tickets are now available. And don't miss out on the upcoming MiceChat Invasion, coming to Orlando October 22nd through 29th (which includes a Walt Disney World Gumball Rally!).
    • MICECHAT WDW INVASION:  Find out more about the WDW Gumball Rally, Epcot Food and Wine Festival Sip and Nibble, MiceChat Wizarding World and Horror Nights events as well as Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, dinners, meets, Cirque and more here: MiceChat Invasion and Gumball Rally Info
    • -  MICECHAT HALLOWEEN HAUNT @ KNOTT'S SCARY FARM will be held on September 27th. Don't miss out, this event sells out rapidly every year! MiceChat Haunt Tickets and Information HERE 
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Accountineering, Disneyland Resort Attractions and Entertainment

May 30, 2013 at 4:00 am | 59 Comments

Hello readers!  I apologize for the long time between articles. Family comes first…now let’s get back to some Accountaneering!  I’m excited to share a story about a trip to WDI, in which I was able…

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From the Crazy Mixed Up Files of Samland

May 30, 2013 at 3:02 am | 5 Comments

I’m constantly working on all kinds of stories, research and ideas. Some become full blown articles here on MiceChat, others make it into books. Often, however, there are bits and pieces of ideas left on…

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Park Wise: Walt Disney World Special Events

May 30, 2013 at 1:00 am | 15 Comments

Any trip to Walt Disney World is special in itself, but there are certain times of the year that really make you say WOW!  In fact, I’d be willing to say that some Walt Disney…

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Marvel World: Agents of “S.H.I.E.L.D” Rumors, Videos and Websites, Oh My!

May 29, 2013 at 3:01 am | 16 Comments

My first article for MiceChat, back in March, was a recap of everything that’s been announced regarding the upcoming “S.H.I.E.L.D.” television show from Joss Whedon. Since then, there has been quite a bit of news,…

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Disney News Round Up: Penguins, Boardwalks, Magical Maps

May 29, 2013 at 1:00 am | No Comments

There was a TON of Disney and theme park news and information this week!  There was breaking news from Disneyland yesterday of a very small explosion in ToonTown. We also enjoyed the new show, Mickey…

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Jeff Rides The Skyway!

May 29, 2013 at 12:01 am | 9 Comments

In today’s From The Mouth Of The Mouse, we begin another multi-part series, talking to Jeff (who is already awesome in my book!) about working at Disneyland during the late 1980s. He goes from Skyway…and…

Communicore Weekly – Disney-MGM Studios, The Wonderful World Of Disney TV, IBSAD, Superstar TV

May 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm | 2 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Disney-MGM Studios, The Wonderful World Of Disney TV, IBSAD, and Superstar TV! Download on iTunes here! | http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/communicore-weekly/id496333443 Direct download here! | http://www.bamferproductions.com/communicore/0072-CommunicoreWeekly.mp3 DISNEY HISTORY! – This…

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Kevin Yee: Wild Antarctica

May 28, 2013 at 3:02 am | 11 Comments

SeaWorld Orlando premiered a new attraction this weekend in the form of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. It’s very much a lush Disney-style production with high-end design values and the big budget for theming. Some…

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Orlando Parkhopper: Springfield USA Revealed at the Universal Orlando Resort

May 28, 2013 at 2:01 am | 17 Comments

While Orlando’s attention this past Friday was on the grand opening of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins at SeaWorld, Universal finally unveiled an extra treat for people planning to visit the parks this summer…SPRINGFIELD USA! …

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The Walt Disney Family Museum Presents Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 works, 50 reasons

May 28, 2013 at 12:01 am | 11 Comments

Today I have a treat for all you MiceChatters; I was recently invited to preview the new Maurice Sendak exhibition at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. For those of you with fond…

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Disneyland scares up a Monstrous Summer with big events and new offerings

May 27, 2013 at 5:05 am | 13 Comments

Disneyland kicked off its big Monstrous Summer with a big line-up of events over the long Memorial Day Weekend including a 24-hour party, a Greek festival and the debut of a major new stage musical.…

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Walt Disney World Vintage Main Street USA Postcards

May 27, 2013 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

We’re always on the lookout for collectibles, ephemera and other Walt Disney World oddities at ImagiNERDing. Postcards are a lot of fun, especially when they’re presented in a slightly different way. I queried Big-Brian (Walt…

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Six Flags Magic Mountain Update: Slow to Full Throttle

May 27, 2013 at 12:01 am | 14 Comments

It’s been a few weeks since our last Magic Mountain update and while it may seem like progress has been slow for Full Throttle (it has) the ride is coming together. Elsewhere around the park,…

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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…