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Frontierland Games and Summertime Fun at Disneyland Resort

July 11, 2014 at 3:00 am | 27 Comments

The Disneyland Resort survived the 4th of July with ease as low crowd levels made the holiday weekend an absolute dream for those with access to the park. Meanwhile, a brand new type of interactive…

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Pier Review: Pacific Ocean Park

July 10, 2014 at 11:04 pm | 4 Comments

For the price of this book, you can now go back in time. You can visit the park that tried to bring together the best aspects of a traditional seaside amusement pier and the kind…

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Disneyland Legends of Frontierland – A First Look

July 10, 2014 at 3:00 am | 35 Comments

As you may have seen from our In The Parks updates – a new type of interactive experience has been brewing at Disneyland. Called Legends of Fronterland, the goal of this experience is to allow…

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PhotoPass+ vs Disney Memory Maker

July 10, 2014 at 2:00 am | 11 Comments

Having just returned from a vacation fully immersed in Walt Disney World’s MyMagic+, I was finally able to experience all of the new components firsthand.  Our last trip to the World was October 2013 when…

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Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: The Wilderness Lodges of Glacier National Park – Part II

July 10, 2014 at 1:00 am | 3 Comments

In this two-part article, we continue our exploration of those far-flung wilderness regions of the United States whose rustic lodges have inspired some of Disney’s grandest hotels, from the Wilderness Lodge in Florida to the Grand Californian Hotel in…

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The Disney EAR in Review – A Look Back at the First HALF of 2014

July 10, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

This week, Ricky Brigante (Inside the Magic) joins Paul Barrie (WindowtotheMagic) for our twice yearly discussion of EVERYTHING (literally) that has happened in the world of Disney.  This 3-HOUR LONG yap-a-thon shows just how much…

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Frozen Summer Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

July 09, 2014 at 4:00 am | 64 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Frozen Summer Fun that has just started. Let’s go!         More mercy and…

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Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.7 2014 Eze and Monaco

July 09, 2014 at 3:00 am | 6 Comments

MiceChat’s June 2014 Mediterranean Magic Cruise organized by Teresa Cory of Fairy Godmother Travel set sail from the fabulous port of Barcelona (which I covered in my last article) in the autonomous Catalonia community of…

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Accident at Six Flags Magic Mountain Bushwhacks Ninja

July 09, 2014 at 12:28 am | 12 Comments

On Monday, July 7th, the Ninja coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain partially derailed when the suspended coaster struck a tree that had fallen against the track.  The first car, containing 4 passengers, was derailed…

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Disney News Round Up: Harry Potter officially opens and more!

July 09, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

The MiceChat Roundup of Disney and theme park news and discussion is back and full of newsy, parky goodness.  Disney Hollywood Studios has ‘frozen over,’ as all manner of merchandise, characters and interactions inundate the…

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Diagon Alley Officially Opens and CityWalk Update at the Universal Orlando Resort

July 08, 2014 at 3:00 am | 19 Comments

July 8th, 2014 marks the official public grand opening of The Wizarding World: Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort. Diagon Alley Opens In the days leading up to the grand opening, Universal was soft opening…

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Progress at Shanghai Disneyland

July 08, 2014 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

We have a very special treat for your today. Stefan Zwanzger, world traveling “Theme Park Guy”, has been tracking the progress of Shanghai Disneyland for years on his own site thethemeparkguy.com. We now share his latest…

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Disafterdark Podcast – Series 2, Episode 20 – Drop the Zombie Donkey

July 08, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

We don’t have a guest this week, so it’s just the three of us. Which gives us an opportunity to ask each other questions such as: Where would you hide on Disney Property in the event…

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Disneyland celebrates the Fourth of July with new Wonders, Marvels and Frontiers

July 07, 2014 at 5:07 am | 40 Comments

Disneyland celebrated the Fourth of July holiday with special fireworks and live entertainment but the holiday weekend brought some new magic and marvelous sneak peeks to the park. In Fantasyland, the classic Alice in Wonderland…

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Mousetalgia 298: Disney Legend Tony Baxter, Chris Merritt on Pacific Ocean Park

July 07, 2014 at 12:01 am | 6 Comments

Recorded live from the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet, Mousetalgia presents part one of our coverage from this popular Disney fan event. Returning special guest Tony Baxter talks about his mentor, Claude Coats; what he likes…

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The Amazing Pacific Ocean Park

July 06, 2014 at 3:00 am | 10 Comments

A long time ago, near Venice Beach California, a fascinating theme park rose from the water.  Its name was Pacific Ocean Park.  “POP” (pronounced “pee-oh-pee”), as it was soon nicknamed, was a joint venture between…

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Gilroy Gardens: One Man Dreamed of Trees (Part 2)

July 06, 2014 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

Here’s part two of Marc Rickett’s visit to Gilroy Gardens including some photos of the world famous Circus Trees. If you didn’t catch part one yesterday, you can get caught up HERE. ~~Rick Gilroy Gardens:…

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Dedicated to DLP Podcast #40: Ratatouille The Adventure Fan Event

July 06, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

Just back from Disneyland Paris, Mark tells us all about the new Ratatouille: The Attraction, Bistrot Chez Rémy & La Place de Rémy which was opened up for the press and a special group of…

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Gilroy Gardens: One Man Dreamed of Trees

July 05, 2014 at 3:00 am | 6 Comments

Marc Ricketts has been traveling around the Bay Area and again shares one of his awesome photo essays. Join us as we visit Gilroy Gardens (formerly Bonfante Gardens). We have part one for you today…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #97 AND Diagon Alley Special Edition

July 05, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

We have TWO UUOP podcasts for you today. Both feature the brand new Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley. Lots of magical goodness for you to enjoy this holiday weekend! On this episode we…