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  • January 31, 2016: Thank you for an AMAZING MiceChat Anniversary Weekend – It was an epic weekend with Disney Legends Dick Van Dyke and Marty Sklar, Mike Peraza, Terri Hardin, Amy Mebberson, David Koenig, a trip to Medieval Times, games, quests, meet-ups and even a rare rainy day at Disneyland. Whether you were able to join us in person or just wished us a happy anniversary on Facebook or Twitter, we appreciate you!!! Thank you for 11 AMAZING years!!! We have much more planned for you in the near future. We have photos for you in our MiceChat Round Up and Fab News. ×0
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Dateline Disney World: Avatar Breaks Ground and Spice Road Opens

January 17, 2014 at 2:00 am | 34 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’ll be visiting both Animal Kingdom, where Avatar Land has finally broken ground and Epcot, where the new Spice Road restaurant has opened. There’s a lot…

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DCA Then & Now, Part 7: More Hollywood Land

January 16, 2014 at 8:30 pm | 2 Comments

This is the seventh (and final, for the time being) installment of Yesterland’s Disney California Adventure Then & Now series. Last time, we looked at Hollywood Blvd. Today we’ll look at more of what was…

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What to Do on Your Down Day at Walt Disney World

January 16, 2014 at 3:01 am | 28 Comments

If you’ve been reading over the last year, you know I’m a fan of taking a day off from the hustle and bustle of the parks during your Disney World trip.  After all, this is…

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Efteling Dream Flight

January 16, 2014 at 2:00 am | 15 Comments

We’d like to introduce you to Bernice Hobson, a Disney fan who is also madly in love with Efteling, the oldest park in the Netherlands (located in the municipality of Loon op Zand). Today, Bernice…

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Billy Hill and the Hillbillies – The Final Curtain Call

January 16, 2014 at 12:01 am | 5 Comments

In Part 2 of this series, Paul visits the Disneyland Resort and experiences the final 3 performances of Disneyland favorites… Billy Hill and the Hillbillies.  This show features a compilation of the 3 last performances,…

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Disney News Round Up: Blackfish and Blue Avatars

January 15, 2014 at 3:00 am | No Comments

There’s a huge amount of Disney and Theme Park news and information for you this week.  We begin with round two of the Blackfish controversy as yet another orca trainer comes forward. We then enjoy…

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Walt Disney – EPCOT and the Heart of Our Cities

January 15, 2014 at 1:00 am | 7 Comments

Sam Gennawey revisits Walt Disney’s original plans for EPCOT.  Since its initial publication several years ago, Sam has rewritten segments of the article with new information that he has gleaned through research.  Please enjoy this…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #73 – The News

January 15, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the first UUOP of 2014.This is the first of our new “weekly” shows and our first dedicated news episode. On this show we discuss an interesting survey that…

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Universal Orlando Update – Antojitos Preview and Park Updates

January 14, 2014 at 3:00 am | 20 Comments

We’ve survived the “Orlando blizzard” of 2014.  Even with record lows, strong winds and rain, construction at Universal continues forward on projects inside and outside the parks. CityWalk is gearing up for another record summer…

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Busch Gardens Tampa Falcons Fury Construction

January 14, 2014 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

We’re back with a new update from Busch Gardens Tampa! There’s plenty of news and photos to share today, including the news that the popular Critter Castaways show is closing. Plus, we’ve got Falcon’s Fury…

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DoomBuggies Spook Show #4: Top 10 Haunted Mansion-related questions

January 14, 2014 at 12:01 am | 5 Comments

Welcome to episode number four of the DoomBuggies Spook Show, a podcast “dead-icated” to fans of Disney’s Haunted Mansion attractions, and other spooky things. In this episode, we discuss a listener’s “Top Ten Questions About…

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More Blackfish Backlash – Tilikum’s Trainer Dives In

January 13, 2014 at 5:15 am | 187 Comments

Last week, we brought you the story of Bridgette Pirtle, a former SeaWorld trainer who regrets her involvement with the film Blackfish. We follow up on Bridgette’s story with Mark Simmons, a noted orca expert…

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Billy Hill and the Hillbillies say good bye as Disneyland dives into refurbishment season

January 13, 2014 at 5:10 am | 33 Comments

With the busy holiday season over Disneyland has now jumped into the winter off-season by taking care of refurbishment and construction projects around the parks. At Disneyland, the exclusive Club 33 has taken over New…

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Mousetalgia 273: Robert Sherman

January 13, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

Robert J. Sherman talks about his father, Robert B. Sherman of the Sherman Brothers, on this week’s episode of Mousetalgia. In honor of “Moose,” the recently published autobiography by Robert B. Sherman, his son Robbie…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Gearing Up For Harry Potter And Springfield

January 12, 2014 at 3:00 am | 51 Comments

Hooray for Hollywood folks! While Disneyland has no major attraction projects under construction down in Anaheim, Universal Studios is wasting no time lining up projects for the next few years.  Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, Harry…

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Cast Blast: Nature Calls of the Wild

January 12, 2014 at 2:00 am | 6 Comments

Nature Calls of the Wild – Sometimes you just have to go. This week we have three great new stories to share from the jungles of Disneyland to old frontiers at Walt Disney World. If…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: The Hatbox Ghost’s Magic and Mischief!

January 12, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

This post may seem rather innocent; just another webshow on MiceChat. But there’s a twist: This webshow is Haunted! Inspired by Walt Disney’s classic attraction, “The Haunted Mansion,” join the Ghost Host as he brings…

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It’s a Yo Ho Ho Christmas Party

January 11, 2014 at 3:00 am | 3 Comments

What could be more fun than a pirate-themed Christmas party with a group of Disney celebs? Scarlett Stahl reports from the home of Mark McKim, Disney Imagineer and consummate party host. ~~Rick A CALIFORNIA CHRISTMAS…

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Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 8 – Welcome Back

January 11, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download. Appearing on the show this week are Jonathan Lewis-Jones from salonmickey.com, his wife, and our social media expert Craig Lucas. The Lewis-Jones are…

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Disneyland Can Breathe Again

January 10, 2014 at 3:00 am | 62 Comments

Disneyland resort has moved into the off-season between New Years and Spring Break. This is a rare opportunity for you to enjoy the resort without oppressive crowds (mostly), but you’ll also find it without quite…