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Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort Begins Today

September 13, 2013 at 3:00 am | 37 Comments

Happy Friday the 13th everyone!  Today marks the beginning of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. What does that mean?  Frankly, not much for Disney California Adventure.  But it means a lot of fun for…


Magic Kingdom News and Happenings

September 13, 2013 at 2:00 am | 30 Comments

Dateline Disney World dives headlong into the Magic Kingdom this week.  We have plenty of fun for everyone today including an in-depth look at the Mine Train construction and surrounding areas as the New Fantasyland…


DCA Then & Now, Part 1: Around Grizzly Peak

September 12, 2013 at 9:33 pm | 13 Comments

In the first of a series of Disney California Adventure “then and now” comparisons, Yesterland looks at some spots around Grizzly Peak. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: DCA Then & Now, Part 1: Around Grizzly Peak.…


Window to the Magic to the MicePod

September 12, 2013 at 4:00 am | 23 Comments

The Window to the Magic Podcast is the longest running Disneyland-centered podcast on the Internet, and has been releasing shows since July 2005, Disneyland’s 50th anniversary. AND NOW, we are the newest podcast to join…


A Sneak Peek at Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Orlando Resort

September 12, 2013 at 3:05 am | 16 Comments

Universal Orlando is pulling out all the stops for Halloween Horror Nights 23, with new technologies, a park wide “Walking Dead” theme, and a vomit room.  So get out your chainsaw, because this update is…


Samland visits the new Universal Plaza

September 12, 2013 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

Universal Studios Hollywood’s greatest strength has also been its greatest weakness. Since 1964, the old chicken ranch had always been a working production studio first with a studio tour, theme park , and shopping mall…


When Should You Use an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner?

September 12, 2013 at 2:00 am | 27 Comments

A trip to any Disney resort can be a big undertaking.  Lots of decisions to make, deadlines to remember and tricks and tips to memorize.  This is where an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner agent comes…


Universal Hollywood Harry Potter Update with Exclusive Halloween Horror Nights Artwork

September 11, 2013 at 3:00 am | 21 Comments

We have something sinister from Universal Studios Hollywood to share, exclusive artwork from one of their terrifying scare zones for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights.  But that’s not all.  We also breeze through the park…


Dueling Disney: Which Adventureland Is Best?

September 11, 2013 at 2:00 am | 37 Comments

Welcome to this tropical hideaway, you lucky people, you. If we weren’t writing this column, right away, we’d be in the audience too! Whether your pleasure is exploring treehouses, being serenaded by birds, or navigating…

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Disney News Round Up: California Grill Review, Halloween Villains and more

September 11, 2013 at 12:30 am | No Comments

Welcome to another installment of the MiceAge Disney News Round-up! The California Grill at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort held a preview and we’ve got a review for you. The newest MiceChat Podcast is up,…


MiceChat Podcast 11 – The Geeky Side of Disney

September 11, 2013 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

Did you hear the Disney angels singing hallelujah? For a long weekend in August, all the Disney stars aligned during Disney’s big Comic-Con like event, the D23 Expo. Of course, MiceChat was there. We set…

Communicore Weekly – Empress Lilly, Florida Theme Parks, Whiz Quiz, Fire Plaques

September 10, 2013 at 11:03 am | No Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Empress Lilly, Florida Theme Parks, Whiz Quiz, and Fire Plaques! DISNEY HISTORY! – Have you ever been on the Empress Lilly? Learn all about this…


California Grill Re-Imagined

September 10, 2013 at 12:56 am | 21 Comments

After seven months of refurbishment, the California Grill is back with a new menu, subtle decor enhancements, and one Mother of All Parties to kick off the re-launch. I was fortunate enough to be selected…

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Universal Orlando Update – New Lorax Ride for Islands of Adventure

September 10, 2013 at 12:39 am | 21 Comments

We have a huge update for you this week from Universal Orlando Resort. Big crowds at Rock the Universe, a new attraction rumor for Islands of Adventure, and updates all around the Universal Resort in…


9 Theme Park News Nuggets and Wakefield Report Episode 46

September 10, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

It has been 1 year since Episode 1 of the Wakefield Report Podcast hit the air, and boy have I learned a lot in the last 12 months! 46 episodes later, I find myself with…


Disneyland gets ready for Friday the 13th and Halloween Time during the brief off-season

September 09, 2013 at 5:05 am | 19 Comments

Disneyland guests enjoyed light crowds as the park entered a short post-summer off-season last week. Various projects around Disneyland continue, including Starbucks nearing completion on Main Street, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad‘s refurbishment moving along and…


Marvel World: Marvel Was Everywhere at D23

September 09, 2013 at 2:00 am | 23 Comments

Hello, dear readers!  D23 was certainly a different convention experience for me after covering Wondercon and San Diego Comic-Con for Micechat previously.  At those general pop culture conventions, I spend much of my time hunting…


1972 Walt Disney World Facts

September 09, 2013 at 12:00 am | 10 Comments

I’m always surprised when I run across articles from Disney publications that promote statistics or behind-the-scenes information. It was a lot more prevalent in the 1970s as Disney was still trying to figure out how…


Final Thoughts on the 2013 D23 Expo

September 08, 2013 at 3:00 am | 19 Comments

For many people, the takeaway from the 2013 D23 Expo was the lack of real takeaways. There were no substantial announcements from the Studios or the Parks and Resorts which left some people underwhelmed. However,…

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SeaWorld San Diego Gets Curvy

September 08, 2013 at 1:00 am | 13 Comments

SeaWorld San Diego is preparing for the big 50th anniversary coming up in March. The main attraction of the celebration will be the new interactive entrance facilities. At the moment, construction has the entire front…