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Inside the Walt Disney World Empress Lilly

September 30, 2013 at 1:00 am | 3 Comments

I’ve heard the same story from so many people: “When my mom took pictures of us at Disney, she took pictures of us and not of the parks or restaurants!” Before the era of digital…

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Disneyland Paris Managers Reveal Official Name of New Ratatouille Ride

September 29, 2013 at 2:53 am | 8 Comments

Thanks to Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog, we have some announcements from Disneyland Paris. Park management revealed plans for the Halloween and Christmas seasons plus they announced the official name of the…

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Disney Mountains by Jason Surrell

September 29, 2013 at 2:48 am | 3 Comments

Wearing your lederhosen? We’re going to do some Disney Mountain climbing this week! The Disney Mountains: Imagineering at Its Peak was published in September 2007 and has 128 pages. Jason Surrell might be a familiar name…

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Spanish Theme Park Port Aventura Part 2

September 28, 2013 at 3:00 am | 3 Comments

Today, Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog finishes up our trip to Spain’s Port Aventura theme park. This European theme park has an American heritage and, according to Alain, the quality is quite…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast – The Meet

September 28, 2013 at 1:18 am | 2 Comments

August 23rd 2013 marked the date of the very first Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast Meet. Lee, Tracey, Darren and Eric were joined by 20 or so listeners and friends to firstly take part in a…

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In The Parks: Starbucks on Main Street at Disneyland

September 27, 2013 at 3:00 am | 51 Comments

This Wednesday Starbucks finally opened on Main Street U.S.A. after years of rumors and speculation.  Many are happy with the change and many others are not. We’ll take you on a tour and let you…

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Dateline Disney World: Epcot Food and Wine Festival Starts Today

September 27, 2013 at 2:00 am | 5 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, which starts today! We have almost 50 photos for you, so let’s go! If you’d…

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An Urban Legend about Walt Disney and Disney Theme Parks

September 26, 2013 at 11:38 pm | 11 Comments

In a few days, it will be October 1. It’s the biggest anniversary date at Walt Disney World. Back in the days when Walt Disney World bus drivers often provided their own commentary to passengers,…

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Dressing Up for Mickey: Disney Halloween Party Tips

September 26, 2013 at 3:00 am | 29 Comments

Fall in is full swing at the Disney Parks, and the Halloween parties are one of the most fun events of the season!  While guests can show up sans costume, I think part of the…

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J.B. Kaufman and Russell Merritt – Pinocchio Part 1

September 26, 2013 at 2:00 am | No Comments

A WindowtotheMagic Podcast introduction for MiceChat MicePod Listeners: Part 3 – Conversations & Interviews: J.B. Kaufman and Russell Merritt – Pinocchio Part 1 On this show, we introduce you to our Disney luminary conversation/interview shows,…

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Hadden Spaces Out In Tomorrowland!

September 26, 2013 at 1:00 am | 5 Comments

In today’s From The Mouth Of The Mouse, we talk to Hadden, who worked all over Tomorrowland! He got into Disney VERY young…just a few days after he was born! He has some great stories…

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Dueling Disney: Similar Attractions

September 25, 2013 at 3:00 am | 25 Comments

Sometimes, the attractions at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts are the same. Sure, they may have a few subtle differences, such as being longer, shorter, better, worse, and so on and so forth.…

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Disney News Round Up: Perking Up For Fall Fun

September 25, 2013 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

The Gac Card is going away at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, The Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom is giving up the ghost, Starbucks opens today on Main Street and Bob Gurr…

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Season Pass Podcast: Inside the TEA’s SATE w/ Disney, Bezark and PGAV

September 25, 2013 at 1:00 am | No Comments

The Ultimate Themed Entertainment Conference!  The Season Pass take a look into the TEA’s SATE, taking place at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), on October 3-4!  Doug Barnes and SATE Co-Chair Stefan Lawrence (StefanRules.com)…

Communicore Weekly – If You Had Wings, Small World, Iron Man 3, Banjo Lessons

September 24, 2013 at 11:44 am | 2 Comments

Welcome to this weeks Communicore Weekly, where we talk about If You Had Wings, Small World, Iron Man 3, and Banjo Lessons! DISNEY HISTORY! – Can you fly? Well, Eastern Airlines thinks you can! And…

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Declining by Degrees: Magic Kingdom Not So Magical Halloween Party

September 24, 2013 at 3:00 am | 55 Comments

The 2013 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom is unfortunately the weakest yet. The party is slowly being watered down, with cutbacks over the years from the slight to the not-so-slight.…

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Universal Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2013 Review

September 24, 2013 at 2:00 am | 6 Comments

Universal Studios Hollywood kicked off the 2013 Halloween season in a fantastic way this weekend.  Starting one weekend ahead of most haunts in the area, they have opened their celebrated Halloween Horror Nights with 6…

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Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 23 Review

September 24, 2013 at 12:24 am | 3 Comments

The spooky season is upon us and we’ve got an update and review of Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 23. There’s a lot to share from the event and we are going to provide you…

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Halloween Time scares up fun treats at Disneyland as Thor moves into Tomorrowland

September 23, 2013 at 5:05 am | 26 Comments

Thor is joining Tony Stark in Tomorrowland as a new meet-and-greet and movie prop exhibit moves into an underutilized portion of the huge Innoventions builing. The meet-and-greet will open in November to promote the upcoming…

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1970s Walt Disney World Resort Treasures

September 23, 2013 at 1:00 am | 7 Comments

After my article last week requesting research help, I received a lot of great comments and emails offering anecdotes, images and original source material. One of my longtime readers contributed many photos from the 1970s.…