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On the Upswing

March 18, 2014 at 3:00 am | 49 Comments

By and large, things are looking up at Walt Disney World. Prices may continue rising every year, but the crowds keep coming back. Disney COULD look at the crowd levels and decide to leave well…

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Universal Orlando Update – Hogwarts Express details and Starbucks Opens at CityWalk

March 18, 2014 at 2:00 am | 25 Comments

It’s a big update from Universal Orlando Resort this week as details have been released about the upcoming Hogwarts Express attraction. Plus, Starbucks has opened at CityWalk and other venues are getting closer as construction…

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News of the Weird: Aquarium Bursts at Downtown Disney’s T-Rex Restaurant

March 18, 2014 at 12:17 am | 10 Comments

A large aquarium suddenly burst yesterday at the popular Downtown Disney Orlando restaurant, T-Rex. It was a wet mess. Those poor fish! Much thanks to our friends at the EdgesOfTheEarth blog who were there to…

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad explodes from refurbishment as Starbucks opens in Downtown Disney

March 17, 2014 at 5:05 am | 53 Comments

Disneyland‘s classic Big Thunder Mountain Railroad emerged from its extended 14-month refurbishment project over the weekend with Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club previews that showed off the ride’s impressively smooth new track and explosive…

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The Wildest Micechatter in the Wilderness

March 16, 2014 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

The lovely Sarah Snitch returns with a brand new MiceChatter.  In this episode Sarah highlights the latest happening in the Disney universe including the return of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to the Disneyland Resort.  Sarah…

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History and Stories of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

March 16, 2014 at 12:30 am | 2 Comments

In this episode we take a look at the attraction Big Thunder Mt. We discuss its history, Origins, and stories working in custodial around the attraction. A podcast with former Disneyland custodial cast members talking…

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Wait for Ratatouille Attraction is Almost Over

March 15, 2014 at 3:00 am | 21 Comments

Favorable weather is smiling upon the contractors for Disneyland Paris’ new Ratatouille attraction. Record temperatures in Paris will help Disney deliver this new ride in mid-July. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog has…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #82 – Universal Studios Singapore

March 15, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Hello and welcome to episode 82 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. Find a comfy spot and tune in to Lee, Tracey, Darren & Hunter as they chat with Dis After Dark’s Paul Boniface about…

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Starbucks Perks Up Downtown Disney, Big Thunder Previews and More at the Disneyland Resort

March 14, 2014 at 3:00 am | 28 Comments

Welcome to a fully caffeinated edition of In the Parks!  The big news this week is the opening of the new Starbucks in Downtown Disney Anaheim. Heading into Disneyland, we see that Space is still…

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Festival of Fantasy Parade Debuts at the Magic Kingdom

March 14, 2014 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

Something new has rolled into the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, the delightful new Festival of Fantasy parade!  We’ve got over 100 photos to share with you today. Let’s take a look. Before we…

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Window to the Magic #42: Soundsational and Festival of Fantasy Parades

March 14, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

“A Few Firsts Recorded by Jeremiah” On this show, Jeremiah visits Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and brings you a first that he recorded there, and another he recorded at Disneyland in 2011.  First up,…

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Mary Blair Tile Murals, Tomorrowland

March 13, 2014 at 8:03 pm | 6 Comments

Walt Disney personally chose to have Mary Blair’s art bring optimism and joy to the New Tomorrowland of 1967. Yesterland takes another look.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Mary Blair Tile Murals, Tomorrowland.…

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What Shoes Should You Wear to Disney World?

March 13, 2014 at 3:00 am | 46 Comments

Nothing can make or break a long day in the parks faster than your chosen pair of kicks. After all, Cinderella is proof that the right pair of shoes makes all the difference. First, let’s…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: The Mistress of All Evil

March 13, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

In tonight’s episode of “The Haunted Mansion Show,” the Ghost Phone has been brought onto the Ghost Host’s desk again for a very special occasion. The Mistress of All Evil herself, Maleficent, has been asked to…

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Disney News Round Up: Big Thunder Walls are down and more!

March 12, 2014 at 3:00 am | 1 Comment

The new Festival of Fantasy parade debuted this week at Walt Disney World.  Was it good? Read todays MiceChat Round Up for the latest Disney and theme park news and information from the past week.…

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An Interview with Bindi Irwin, SeaWorld’s New Youth Ambassador

March 12, 2014 at 1:00 am | 9 Comments

On March 6th, SeaWorld Parks announced that the Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Steve Irwin “Crocodile Hunter” would become SeaWorld’s first Youth Ambassador.  Bindy will world with SeaWorld Kids and Generation Nature, two different programs…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #81 – Antojito’s, News and more

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

It’s time for another Unofficial Universal Orlando podcast and on this weeks show we answer a listener question about Universal Studios Hollywood, thanks to our USH correspondent Norm. Everyone loves a good Butterbeer at the…

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Ten Conversations Disney Cruise Line Executives Have Apparently Never Had

March 11, 2014 at 3:00 am | 30 Comments

I’ve just returned from a delightful three-day cruise aboard the Disney Magic (which received new enhancements late in 2013). For the privilege, we paid almost as much for those three days as we do for…

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Universal Orlando Update – Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Resort Update

March 11, 2014 at 2:00 am | 27 Comments

Here we are back at the Universal Orlando Resort for a check on their progress as they prepare to open massive new projects in time for summer. In this update, we take you to the…

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DoomBuggies Spook Show #7: Fear on film; camera operator Craig Fikse

March 11, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

As the start of an intermittent series on the nature of fear, this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show deals with the nature of fear, and how and why we, as human beings, enjoy and/or…