Editor’s Note:
  • July 8, 2014: LAST CHANCE:  Pacific Ocean Park Breakfast, Panel & Book Signing - July 13 at ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney. Join us as we take a look back at one of the most fascinating theme parks ever built in Los Angeles. For a time, Pacific Ocean Park outsold even Disneyland. Let's explore this fantastic park together as the authors of a new book about this amazing destination take us on a audio/visual adventure. Discounted books available at the link. PLEASE NOTE - Book Package is nearly sold out, hurry to secure your book and admission to the event while you still can! ×0
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Serious Star Wars

May 20, 2014 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

Star Wars Weekends have begun, and the signature finale to the event is now the Symphony in the Stars fireworks show. The name is not new, and in fact using the show name with just…

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Universal Orlando Despicable Me Family Suites and Diagon Alley Update

May 20, 2014 at 2:00 am | 69 Comments

We are back this week with another big update from Universal Orlando Resort, where we take a look at the progress that has been made on the Diagon Alley project, CityWalk, Hogsmeade, and we take…

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Season Pass Podcast: Antarctica at SeaWorld Orlando with Brian Morrow!

May 20, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

TSPP is at SeaWorld Orlando with Brian Morrow (Creative Director of SeaWorld Parks) for the newest attraction of the park, Antarctica.  This time around, you’ll hear discussion on SeaWorld’s mission, creative process, introducing new technologies, as…

Communicore Weekly – House of the Future, More Cute Stories 4, Window, Monsanto Block

May 20, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about House of the Future, More Cute Stories 4, Window, and Monsanto Block! DISNEY HISTORY! – We look back at the…

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Disneyland gets ready to Rock Your Disney Side with another 24 Hour Party as ticket prices go up again

May 19, 2014 at 5:44 am | 151 Comments

Disneyland quietly rolled out new theme park admission price increases Sunday morning, raising prices across the board. The biggest price hikes were a $13 increase for One-Day Park Hopper tickets and a $50 jump for…

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Theme Park Studio Phase 2 Set to Stun!

May 19, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Pantera Entertainment has released some new renderings, a new video and some very exciting news about their latest software update to Theme Park Studio. Will Theme Park Studio truly be the successor to Roller Coaster…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 291: Disneyland’s magic shops; the “Yippie Invasion”

May 19, 2014 at 1:01 am | No Comments

Take a trip to Merlin’s in Fantasyland as we travel back in time and marvel at Disneyland’s magic shops. Mousetalgia welcomes Disneyland magic shop cast member Steve Simmons to the show to talk about working…

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The Sweep Spot Podcast: The Old Frontierland

May 19, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

This week we take a journey back to the early days of Frontierland at Disneyland. We look at some attractions, exhibits, shops and restaurants, and some you maybe didn’t know existed. Disneyland opened in July…

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Arrow Development – The Birth of a Dream – Part 1

May 18, 2014 at 10:00 am | 7 Comments

Today, Dexter Francis reaches into his treasure trove of Arrow Development photos and information to bring us the origin story for the company which has created so many beloved roller coasters and attractions over the…

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Knotts Soak City opens for the 2014 Summer Season

May 18, 2014 at 4:00 am | 7 Comments

Knott’s Soak City opened for the 2014 season yesterday, Saturday, May 17th. Reflecting the local theme, water rides and attractions at Knott’s Soak City pay tribute Southern California surfing heritage with names like Malibu Run and Laguna Storm Watch Tower. It’s a…

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Walt Disney Family Museum Presents Leading Ladies and Femmes Fatale

May 18, 2014 at 3:00 am | 2 Comments

The Walt Disney Family Museum has unveiled a wonderful exhibit on Disney Legend Marc Davis and MiceChat’s Scarlett Stahl was there to bring us the news. As always, it’s a delight to be a fly…

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Workers Race Against the Clock to Complete Ratatouille Ride

May 17, 2014 at 3:00 am | 13 Comments

The clock is ticking on the completion of Disneyland Paris’ Ratatouille Ride. In this latest update, Alain Littaye brings us photos showing just how close the ride is to completion. Park managers are fine tuning…

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Art of Disney Golden Books by Charles Solomon

May 17, 2014 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

I remember hours upon hours of of sitting in my room and devouring my collection of Little Golden Books. Like so many others, I have fond and vivid memories of a handful of Little Golden…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #91 – News, Rumors and Escape from Gringotts

May 17, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Thanks for taking a look at our latest episode. We begin with the news which this episode includes the announcements that Universal Orlando made about the NEW Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringott’s attraction…

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Disneyland 60th Parade Back On Track

May 16, 2014 at 6:45 am | 42 Comments

We’re trying something new with our MiceAge Updates today. Rather than save up a bunch of small items over the course of 4 or 5 weeks, we’d like to bring you more frequent individual news…

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New things Under the Sea in Disney California Adventure and Resort Update

May 16, 2014 at 2:00 am | 42 Comments

This was an interesting week at the Disneyland Resort. While many projects continued along on their refurbishment path inside Disneyland Park, a highly anticipated refurbishment wrapped up. Yes, the long-rumored retooling of the Little Mermaid…

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Season Pass Podcast: A Talk with Jim Seay, President of Premier Rides

May 16, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

It’s the final report from the IAAPA Expo 2013 floor for the Season Pass and to close it out, we bring you the President of Premier Rides, Jim Seay.  Jim shares his beginnings in the…

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Swiss Family Treehouse at Yesterland

May 15, 2014 at 8:54 pm | 9 Comments

Father, Mother, Fritz, Ernst, and little Francis invite you to visit their home. You may have seen this family at your local movie theater in 1960. You probably thought their treehouse was on a far-off-tropical…

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Chillin’ at Blizzard Beach

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

So, you’ve hit the middle of your vacation and are looking for something a little tamer than the theme parks but aren’t quite ready to spend the day lazing around your hotel.  Why not consider…

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Samland: Tivoli Gardens of Los Angeles

May 15, 2014 at 1:00 am | 6 Comments

Peel back the layers of time and it is amazing what one can find. Take Universal Studios Hollywood as an example. Today we know the upper lot as a hodgepodge of unrelated intellectual properties shoved…

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