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A Tale of Two Fridays – Part 7 of 8

May 01, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

A Tale of Two Fridays – A Bi-Coastal Adventure Part 7 of an 8 part series… On a Friday morning in March 2014, Jeremiah went to WDW while Paul and Calvin went to Disneyland. Both…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.29: Parallel Genius – Walt Disney and Kelly Johnson

April 30, 2014 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

Today’s Wheel of Years stopped at 2014, so here we go. While folding newspapers for my Studio City California Hollywood Citizens-News paper route in 1944, a screaming roar approached me. A jet plane, the first…

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Dateline Disney World – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Gets Ready To Roll

April 30, 2014 at 2:00 am | 33 Comments

Construction walls were removed from around the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, so we are headed to the Magic Kingdom to bring you the photos. Plus, Welcome to the Magic Kingdom! Hi Mary! Just a quick…

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MiceChat Disney News Round Up: The Disneyland Shuffle

April 30, 2014 at 12:03 am | No Comments

Disney news, rumors, photos and more are yours in today’s MiceChat Round Up.  What’s the latest news from Disneyland? The MiceAge team have a brand new update for you. And after a little over a…

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Disneyland Executive Shuffle

April 29, 2014 at 3:00 am | 74 Comments

The busy spring break period has ended and the Anaheim parks get a few short weeks of relatively light crowds before Grad Nights and summer crowds return. But late last week the Anaheim parks had…

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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Walls Come Down

April 29, 2014 at 2:00 am | 49 Comments

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has been under construction for so long, we could be forgiven for almost accepting that it’s never coming. But that day is almost upon us. Last weekend, the construction walls…

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Universal Orlando Update – Honeydukes Expands and Resort Update

April 29, 2014 at 1:00 am | 5 Comments

We are one week closer to the opening of Phase 2 of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  We will take you into both parks today to look at how each one is rapidly reaching…

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Springtime refurbishments and merchandise mishaps at Disneyland

April 28, 2014 at 5:38 am | 65 Comments

Welcome back to Dateline Disneyland! This week we take a look at Disneyland‘s various springtime refurbishments as the parks continue through the busy spring break season. Major projects underway include a major rethinking of the…

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Mousetalgia 288: Marc Davis, Wondercon, Frozen

April 28, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

The talent and legacy of Disney Legend Marc Davis is on display in this week’s episode of Mousetalgia. In honor of the upcoming exhibit titled “Leading Ladies and Femme Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis”…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #88 – Back To The Future : The Ride

April 27, 2014 at 11:27 pm | 2 Comments

Join us as we jump in the podcast time machine and get it up to 88 miles per hour to talk about one of Universal’s classic attractions, Back to the Future: The Ride. We begin…

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Walt Disney Studios Ratatouille Ride to Officially Open July 10th

April 27, 2014 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

We have been bringing you regular progress reports on the Disneyland Paris Resort’s newest attraction – Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy (Ratatouille: the Totally Zany Adventure of Remy). Today it’s Disney’s turn to reveal…

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The Sweep Spot: It’s a Small World

April 27, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Our show this week is on the attraction It’s a Small World. In this episode we discuss the history of the attraction everyone loves, though some don’t want to admit it, it’s a small world.…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: Hopping Mad

April 26, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Easter at Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom, and a decree has been passed that every area of the Kingdom must celebrate. This includes the old Haunted Mansion at New Orleans Square, which is Hopping Mad from…

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Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 15 – A Blustery Day

April 25, 2014 at 11:02 pm | 1 Comment

Joining us on Disafterdark this week is Rob Foster from the Dibbcast. Along with the news, we chat with Rob about the Dibb and the Dibbcast, we then challenge him to the next round of…

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Earth Day and More Ride Closures at the Disneyland Resort

April 25, 2014 at 3:00 am | 52 Comments

Who knew that so much could happen in a single off-season week at Disneyland? To begin with, Earth Day took place Tuesday, April 22nd and was celebrated, to a degree, in Downtown Disney.  Moving into…

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Friday in the Parks – Part 5 of 8

April 25, 2014 at 12:11 am | No Comments

Part 5 of an 8 part series… On a Friday morning in March 2014, Jeremiah went to WDW while Paul and Calvin went to Disneyland.  Both adventures were recorded and will be presented in 1…

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Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage!

April 24, 2014 at 9:01 pm | 3 Comments

When you visit the Hollywood Pictures Backlot at Yester California Adventure, your family might want to see famous television celebrities. If it’s 2003 and your children are between two and six years old, Bear, Olie,…

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Yesterday, Tomorrow and Fantasy: Château d’Ussé, the Real Sleeping Beauty Castle

April 24, 2014 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

A version of the following article was the first to be published to the original Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy blog and was one of our most popular. It is only fitting that it should become our…

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Samland Grab Bag

April 24, 2014 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

Welcome to another NEW episode of Samland. This week will be a grab bag of things that have crossed my desk and sparked my curiosity. Perhaps it will inspire some of you as well. Don’t…

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Making the Most of Extra Magic Hours at Disney World

April 24, 2014 at 1:00 am | 13 Comments

Often touted as one of the biggest perks of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, extra magic hours can be a blessing or a curse depending on which side of the magic you’re…

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