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Disney World Port Orleans French Quarter Review

August 10, 2014 at 2:00 am | 21 Comments

First, a little history:  I grew up in the San Francisco area, visiting Disneyland often (the first time in 1959). I moved down to Orange County to work at Disneyland in 1976 (a couple of…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #103 – News, Cabana Bay, Diagon Alley and HHN

August 10, 2014 at 12:30 am | No Comments

On this episode of the unofficial universal Orlando podcast we begin news which includes a new ride in Singapore, New restaurants added to the dining plan and some info learned from Comic Con. We then…

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Adventures of Ichabod And Mr. Toad/Fun And Fancy Free, Three Musketeers

August 09, 2014 at 3:00 am | 4 Comments

George: So, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is releasing no less than nine Blu-rays on August 12. We’ve got our hands on most of them, so we’ve got a lot of reviews coming your way!…

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New Gift Shop Displaces Disneyland Paris Photo Shop

August 09, 2014 at 2:00 am | 5 Comments

The Disney merchandising team has made some very sad changes to an iconic Main Street U.S.A. shop – this time in Disneyland Paris. Alain Littaye has the heartbreaking story of the transformation of legendary Disney…

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Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 22 – An Exhibition of Soapdishlessness.

August 09, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

In this week’s DisAfterDark, the Paul’s discuss the latest from the Disney parks. They drink some beer and talk some news as usual In the company of Seth Kubersky. All neat and pretty? Then on…

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The Disneyland Resort Celebrates The Haunted Mansion and More

August 08, 2014 at 3:00 am | 40 Comments

Refurbishments on Main Street, new arcades, turnstiles and more as we begin this In The Parks Disneyland update. The Haunted Mansion is celebrating 45th years of scares and we’ll fill you in on what’s in…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #102 – Diagon Alley Roundtable

August 08, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

On this Episode of UUOP, Darren, Tracey and Lee are joined by our On Location host Gregory and listener Nina Thompson. Darren, Gregory and Nina discuss their thoughts on entering Diagon Alley for the first…

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Cranium Command at The Wonders of Life

August 07, 2014 at 8:52 pm | 10 Comments

A recruiting sign beckons you to enter a golden domed structure. You could be a pilot—a brain pilot! Posters advise you, “Use your head. Don’t miss the show that’s on everyone’s mind.”   Read the…

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Exciting Knott’s Scary Farm 2014 Haunt Announcements

August 07, 2014 at 3:30 am | 24 Comments

Do you hear that faint noise in the distance? The sound of fog machines hissing, filling the air thick with a murky haze. The deep growl of monsters and the shrill screams of their victims.…

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The Five Most Awesome Things at Walt Disney World

August 07, 2014 at 2:00 am | 19 Comments

Jessica is joined today by her mini-Disney aficionado, Stitchy-poo. Jessica asked him to come up with his top five most awesome things at Walt Disney World. It’s quite the list. See if you agree and…

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A Walk in Animal Kingdom – Part Two

August 07, 2014 at 12:06 am | No Comments

This week, Jeremiah returns with the second half of his recent walk in the Animal Kingdom Theme Park… If you are interested in hearing part one of this walk, become a recurring supporter and ask us to…

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Marketplace Co-Op and Diagon Alley at the Universal Orlando Resort

August 06, 2014 at 3:00 am | 89 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World, or should we say Dateline Universal Orlando Resort? This week we explore the exciting addition of a new retail spot, the Marketplace Co-Op store in Downtown Disney.  So…

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Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.9 2014 Amalfi and Pompeii

August 06, 2014 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

MiceChat’s June 2014 Mediterranean Magic Cruise organized by Teresa Cory of Fairy Godmother Travel set sail from the fabulous port of Barcelona in the autonomous Catalonia community of Spain. After a relaxing first day at sea, the first…

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Disney News Round Up: A Walt Disney World Renaissance?

August 06, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Adventure Trading Company hits Disneyland and the traffic on the Jungle Cruise is seeing a fair share of trash.  In Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom you can see cracks in the Fantasy…Land. With the success…

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A Season Pass to Scare LA Halloween Convention

August 06, 2014 at 12:30 am | No Comments

The Season Pass Podcast looks into the Scare LA Halloween convention, August 9-10, 2014, in Downtown Los Angeles. Doug Barnes and Robert Coker had the chance to sit down with the creative team behind Scare…

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This Animatronic Life: Finding Gold in the Calico Mine Ride Part II

August 05, 2014 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

Howdy—and welcome to part two of the story of Garner Holt Productions, Inc.’s (GHP) work in revitalizing Knott’s Berry Farm’s incredible Calico Mine Ride attraction. In part one, I recounted GHP’s previous involvement with the…

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Disney Avenue Podcast – A Chat with Jack Lindquist, Disneyland’s First President

August 05, 2014 at 2:30 am | 3 Comments

Join host Keith Michael Mahne for a wonderful conversation with Disney Legend Jack Lindquist. Jack talks about his childhood, joining the Walt Disney Company, meeting Walt Disney, working with Card Walker and Michael Eisner, becoming Disneyland’s…

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It’s Time for a Walt Disney World Renaissance

August 05, 2014 at 2:00 am | 143 Comments

As fans of Walt Disney World, we have been among its many problems. While there is no shortage of complaining amongst us, that complaining doesn’t have the same leverage when we continue to support Walt…

Communicore Weekly – Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln Part 1, The Beast Within, Ben Franklin

August 05, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

Direct Link l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln Part 1, The Beast Within, and Ben Franklin! DISNEY HISTORY! – Jeff and George return…

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Adventure Trading Company brings “gnu” fun to Disneyland as summer continues

August 04, 2014 at 5:45 am | 93 Comments

Disneyland‘s new pay-per-play Adventure Trading Company interactive game opened over the weekend, sending players on expeditions to find coveted Juju. The new game is fun and doesn’t require a huge time investment unlike the nearby…