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Epic Tokyo Disneyland Trip Report

March 30, 2013 at 3:59 am | 23 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from a MiceChat member who had just returned from a trip to the Tokyo Disney Resort. “Hi. I’ve been a regular reader of your incredible site…

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Remembering Alfred Hitchcock at the Universal Orlando Resort

March 30, 2013 at 3:55 am | 4 Comments

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. During a 1987 press conference announcing the opening of Universal Studios Florida, a video of Back to the Future’s Doc Brown, who was time traveling to the opening of the…

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Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men: The Flipbooks

March 30, 2013 at 3:05 am | 9 Comments

Disney has released a very heavy, tiny and expensive book set about the Nine Old Men, the famous animators that ruled the Disney Studios. It’s also a different type of book than we’ve seen before.…

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In The Parks: Easter Fun and Warnings at the Disneyland Resort

March 29, 2013 at 3:59 am | 25 Comments

Limited time magic continues to impress at the Disneyland Resort this week with special Easter offerings.  You’ll find furry fun in both Disneyland’s Bunny Hop and Disney California Adventure’s Easter egg hunt.  But the news…

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Dateline Disney World: Is Disneys Hollywood Studios Prepping Cars Land Expansion?

March 29, 2013 at 3:55 am | 27 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World. This week, we will take in the sights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, sharing some news, rumors, and photos. Is the Studios park prepping for an expansion on par…

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Hyperion Wharf

March 29, 2013 at 12:40 am | 7 Comments

On November 18, 2010, The Walt Disney Company announced that Pleasure Island would become Hyperion Wharf. It would involve more than just renaming the former nightclub area. Concept art showed a vibrant “electric wonderland” at…

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Who’s afraid of Song of the South and other titles, Selections from the Samland Library,

March 28, 2013 at 4:03 am | 9 Comments

Sam Gennawey reviews three interesting pieces for Disney fans today.  First up is the fascinating book, Who’s afraid of Song of the South? by Jim Korkis.  Next is information for the Disney geeks that are…

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Park Wise: Top Five Disney Places to Cool Off

March 28, 2013 at 4:02 am | 19 Comments

Although it’s still a little chilly in my part of the country, the temperatures are slowly creeping up on the coasts, and summer vacations will be here before you know it!  When walking miles a…

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X Marks The Spot: Disney World Water Adventures

March 28, 2013 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

Welcome to another round of theme park map adventures with X marks the Spot. This week, as promised, we take a look at some Disney water park material as well as hear about the long…

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It’s Tough to be a Bust: The Rhythm and Hues Bankruptcy

March 27, 2013 at 3:59 am | 13 Comments

With the movie awards season now behind us, one film secured its place in the pantheon of great visual effects films by winning the Annie for Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation in a Live Action…

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Dueling Disney: Disney Mountain Range – Part One

March 27, 2013 at 3:55 am | 25 Comments

Yodelayheehoo! After a recent viewing of Third Man on the Mountain, we here at Dueling Disney feel it may be time to scale a few mountains of our own. And what better place to do…

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Disney News Round Up: Starbucks, Greece, Bunnies and more!

March 27, 2013 at 3:07 am | 3 Comments

Starbucks on Main Street, bunnies hopping in Disneyland and a new Iron Man Monorail wrap in Walt Disney World are some of the major highlights of today’s MiceChat round up. Disney and theme park news…

Communicore Weekly – Downtown Disney, First 100 Years, Chuck Boyajian, Imagination

March 26, 2013 at 11:59 am | 2 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where this week we talk about Downtown Disney, First 100 Years, Chuck Boyajian, and the Imagination Institute! Download on iTunes here! | http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/communicore-weekly/id496333443 Direct download here! | http://www.bamferproductions.com/communicore/0063-CommunicoreWeekly.mp3 DISNEY HISTORY! –…

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Limited Time Magic Vinylmation Easter Egg Hunt

March 26, 2013 at 3:04 am | 14 Comments

For a while there, I completely forgot about Limited Time Magic. This was mostly due to Disney not offering much at Disney World in recent weeks. Not to mention that the program was never particularly…

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Universal Orlando Resort Preps Springfield, Potter, Transformers

March 26, 2013 at 3:03 am | 21 Comments

This week we take a dragon’s eye view of construction on the upcoming Hogwarts Express and follow up on the major projects across the Universal Orlando Resort. Springfield’s skyline continues to evolve.  The Transformers building…

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Seaworld Orlando, Flamingos, Dolphins and Penguins

March 26, 2013 at 3:02 am | 8 Comments

Flamingos, Dolphins and Penguins populate the news in today’s Seaworld Orlando Update.  Did you know there is a little known parade of Flamingoes at Seaworld?  Read on and we’ll tell you more.  The Blue Horizons…

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Starbucks Coffee to bring big changes to Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A. as spring brings Limited Time Magic to both parks

March 25, 2013 at 5:05 am | 31 Comments

Disneyland announced that its long-anticipated Starbucks Coffee location will begin construction next month in Main Street, U.S.A.‘s Market House. The project will take over the Disneyana art and collectibles shop next door, bringing some notable…

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Coffee with Kurtti: The Art of Disneyland

March 25, 2013 at 4:02 am | 5 Comments

Episode 5 of Coffee with Kurtti features Jeff talking about what has become one of his most beloved books, The Art of Disneyland. A few fans of the book had been tweeting about it lately,…

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ImagiNERDing: More Bob-A-Round and Miscellaneous Disneyana

March 25, 2013 at 4:01 am | 6 Comments

Over the past year of writing for the fantastic Mice Chat audience, I’ve made lots of new friends, answered lots of theme park mysteries and shared my love of theme park ephemera. I’ve had a…

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Disneyland Paris Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

March 24, 2013 at 4:04 am | 6 Comments

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in grand style at Disneyland Paris with characters in green costumes, a special parade pre-show and a unique fireworks show. The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction also re-opened this past…