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Mousetalgia: Halloween Time, Anaheim’s Halloween Parade

October 01, 2013 at 12:04 am | No Comments

Halloween Time has come to Disneyland, and Team Mousetalgia reports on the arrival of this popular villainous season. But first, we welcome Kevin Kidney back to the show to give some history of the upcoming…

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Tour of Busch Gardens Tampa Death Water Bayou, Howl-O-Scream

September 30, 2013 at 1:48 pm | 3 Comments

We have a mini Busch Gardens update for you today with a little treat from Howl-O-Scream. Let’s strap our columnist into he “Scream Cam” and see what happens! Howl-O-Scream “Scream Cam” My fellow MiceChat colleague…

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Starbucks opens on Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A. as Club 33 gets ready for expansion

September 30, 2013 at 5:05 am | 72 Comments

Disneyland‘s newly expanded Market House reopened on Main Street, U.S.A. last week, officially marking the controversial debut of Starbucks in Disneyland. The addition of the coffee giant brought significant changes to Main Street’s classic Market…

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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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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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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)…

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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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Wakefield Report : 9 Theme Park News Nuggets You Need to Know

September 23, 2013 at 12:01 am | 5 Comments

How can I possibly contain myself? As I type this I have only 3 days to go until I land in California. I am on Cloud 9 and can not wait for my first visits…

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MiceChat Sip and Nibble: The best way to experience Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival

September 22, 2013 at 3:00 am | 5 Comments

I can’t believe it has been six years since we dreamed up the concept of “Sip and Nibble” as we strolled around Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival during the very first MiceChat Walt Disney World…

Street Drum Corps Presents Blood Drums

September 22, 2013 at 2:30 am | No Comments

With the opening of Knott’s Scary Farm upon us it seems appropriate to cover one of HAUNT’s most exciting offerings; Blood Drums, presented by Street Drum Corps. This high-energy street drum ensemble has been exciting…