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  • August 27, 2014: FOUR NEW ARTICLES TODAY! Including a quick MiceAge Update, Terri Hardin's Star Wars saga, Dateline Disney World AND a new Round Up! Plus, don't miss out on these great upcoming MiceChat events:
    • MICECHAT WDW INVASION (Oct 22 - 29):  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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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…

Posted in Features, Park Wise

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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…

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MiceChat SeaWorld Orlando Exclusive: The Birds of Antarctica

May 21, 2013 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

SeaWorld Orlando will debut their largest expansion in park history this week.  We have the final construction update today, along with park updates, and a MiceChat exclusive interview with the Assistant Curator of Birds, Anita…

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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…