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  • November 18, 2014: Join us in Celebration, Fl, this Friday – We invite you to join us at a very special event in Disney's master planned community of Celebratio, Fl. The event is a benefit for the Walt Disney Birthplace restoration project:
    • - November 21st in Celebration, Florida - Walt Disney Birthplace benefit with Bob Gurr. Enjoy a fun filled cocktail reception with a true Disney Legend. Tickets and details here
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A Stroll Through Southwick Zoo

June 30, 2013 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

You all know Tim Grassey from his well researched editorial articles on MiceChat, today’s we’ve got something very different from him, a trip report from the Southwick Zoo. Cute animal alert! – Rick Southwick’z Zoo…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #59: Creature Design Competition

June 30, 2013 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

Hello and welcome to episode 59 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, brought to you by MiceChat! In this episode, we discuss some e-mails sent in from listeners like you and news from both Orlando…

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The Amazing Legacy of Concept Artist Eric Heschong

June 29, 2013 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog shares a very personal tribute to the late, great concept artist Eric Heschong. Eric started his amazing career painting scenery for CBS and animation backgrounds at Hanna…

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California’s Great America Strikes Gold with new Wooden Rollercoaster

June 29, 2013 at 2:01 am | 31 Comments

Earlier this spring, Calfornia’s Great America in Santa Clara opened Gold Striker, the “Tallest and Fastest Wooden Coaster in Northern California”. Not only is it the fastest in Northern California, but in our opinion it’s…

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Disneylanders by Kate Abbott

June 29, 2013 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments

George: I’ve read (and reviewed) a few fiction-based titles that take place in a Disney theme park. By and large, most of them seem to fall short of expectations–whether it’s the plot or the characters,…

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EXCLUSIVE Behind The Scenes Interview With D23 and Disney Parks And Resorts About The Upcoming Expo

June 28, 2013 at 6:00 am | 38 Comments

The D23 Expo is a massive event which reaches into all corners of the Disney empire. Just think about all the things that Disney is involved with: Movies, television, radio, books, consumer products, theme parks,…

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Disneyland Red, White, and Blue

June 28, 2013 at 3:00 am | 21 Comments

We have a patriotic update for you today from the Disneyland Resort. As part of Limited Time Magic, July 4th has been spread across the full week. We offer our suggestions for fireworks viewing and…

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Dateline Disney World: Tidbits from Around the World

June 28, 2013 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

Dateline Disney World brings tidbits from all over the World this week, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the photos! If you’d like to support the column and shop on Amazon.com at the same time,…

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Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations

June 27, 2013 at 9:36 pm | 4 Comments

It’s early 2005, and it’s easy to pose with Mickey because there are 75 of him. But don’t expect a hug. Each Mickey is made of polyurethane with an internal steel frame, weighs approximately 700…

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Magic Kingdom: Exceptional, Acceptable, and Regrettable

June 27, 2013 at 3:00 am | 32 Comments

Last time, I took at look at my recent trip to Epcot. This week, the focus is on the Magic Kingdom. As we now know, the Magic Kingdom is Disney World’s premier park, with a…

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Daring to do Disney Without Your Kids

June 27, 2013 at 2:00 am | 21 Comments

I’m currently sitting at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, watching families walk by with toddlers babbling in their Mickey-balloon decorated strollers and brothers racing each other to each lamp post. Parents are scolding their teenagers and chasing…

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Walt Disney World in the Rain Preparedness Guide

June 27, 2013 at 1:12 am | 14 Comments

Rainy season has come to Orlando, and the amount of moisture coming down in the afternoons continues to increase. This mixture of hot temperatures and extra humidity in the air can make an afternoon at…

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SeaWorld Summer Nights Kickoff and Explosive New Shamu Rocks

June 26, 2013 at 3:00 am | 10 Comments

As summer kicks off in Orlando, it is time once again to experience SeaWorld Summer Nights. And this year, with Antarctica, and an explosive new ending to Shamu Rocks, we have a lot to share. …

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Disney News Round up: Monsters of the Lone Ranger!

June 26, 2013 at 2:15 am | No Comments

This week’s Disney news Round Up we share some excitement regarding movie reviews and premieres! Disney’s The Lone Ranger premiere took over Disney’s California Adventure and Monster’s University made a killing at the box office…

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Dave Goes From Epcot To The Magic Kingdom

June 26, 2013 at 1:00 am | 4 Comments

In today’s From The Mouth Of The Mouse, we talk to Dave, we started his career at Disney at EPCOT before moving over to become a Jungle Cruise skipper. He’s even met a few celebrities…

Communicore Weekly – Circarama, Imagineering, Limited Time Magic, Aladdin Camels

June 25, 2013 at 11:06 am | 1 Comment

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Circarama, Imagineering, Limited Time Magic, and the Aladdin Camels! Download on iTunes here! | http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/communicore-weekly/id496333443 Direct download here! | http://www.bamferproductions.com/communicore/0076-CommunicoreWeekly.mp3 DISNEY HISTORY! –  In this week’s History…

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Walt Disney Studios Dedicates Soundstage to Annette Funicello

June 25, 2013 at 4:00 am | 17 Comments

Yesterday, in a small ceremony inside the Walt Disney Studios, Soundstage 1 was rededicated as the Annette Funicello Stage. Arguably the most popular Mouskateer, Annette commanded a sizable crowd of fellow Mousketeers, Disney dignitaries, studio…

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Disney Animal Kingdom Wilderness Explorers

June 25, 2013 at 2:00 am | 9 Comments

The wilderness must be explored! — Russell, PIXAR’s Up Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a new game, open since early June, thus joining Magic Kingdom’s two games and Epcot’s cell phone based game (hmm, will DHS…

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Universal Orlando Goes Old School with Cabana Bay Beach Resort

June 25, 2013 at 12:01 am | 15 Comments

With Transformers now open and thrilling N.E.S.T. recruits, Universal is moving furiously to complete its Springfield expansion. And, we take our first look at what the family suites at Cabana Bay Beach Resort will look…

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Disney California Adventure rolls out the red carpet for “The Lone Ranger” world premiere as the Enchanted Tiki Room turns 50

June 24, 2013 at 5:05 am | 31 Comments

Disney California Adventure rolled out the red carpet over the weekend for the World Premiere of Disney’s new action-adventure film, The Lone Ranger. Saturday’s star-studded event included the likes of film stars Johnny Depp and…