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  • 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!
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WONDERful Cruise on the Disney Wonder, Day Four

November 24, 2012 at 5:02 am | 6 Comments

Every cruise on the Disney Cruise Line is special, but day four of the MiceChat cruise on the Disney Wonder stands out because of the activities that were planned by MiceChat and Fairy Godmother Travel.…

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Christmas Treats From Around the Disney World

November 24, 2012 at 5:02 am | 4 Comments

Happy Holidays MiceChatters! I hope the season is off to a wonderful start full of amazing food. Disney Chefs have already been working their magic across the Walt Disney World Resort.  Lucky for us –…

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Pixar Short Films and Prep and Landing Collection

November 24, 2012 at 5:01 am | No Comments

Disney is releasing two Blu-ray sets that are sure to get a lot of attention with Holiday shoppers this year. Are these great stocking stuffers or will they make our naughty list? We also have…

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Disneyland Update: Candy Canes, Classics and Cars

November 23, 2012 at 5:02 am | 42 Comments

Have you recovered from your tryptophan coma?  Because we have a lovely update from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure for you today.  This week saw the return of the classic attractions Storybook Land Canal Boats…

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New Fantasyland Opens at the Magic Kingdom while the Holidays Jingle at the Resorts

November 23, 2012 at 5:01 am | 9 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! Today, we’ll take a look at the news from the Magic Kingdom, where the Fantasyland Expansion has essentially opened for regular operation (the official opening date is December…

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The Original Ariel’s Grotto

November 22, 2012 at 8:30 pm | 8 Comments

Get your autograph book and PhotoPass card ready. Ariel, the star of The Little Mermaid (1989), invites you and your family to visit her in her very own Grotto — the original version at Magic…

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Visiting Disney World at Christmas – Prepare Your Battle Plans

November 22, 2012 at 5:02 am | 5 Comments

So, you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World for the Christmas holidays. Oh, it’s a lovely time of year, filled with holiday decorations, special music, cooler weather, and massive crowds that close the park…

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Construction Going Full Throttle at Six Flags Magic Mountain

November 22, 2012 at 5:01 am | 5 Comments

Six Flags Magic Mountain is moving full steam ahead on the construction of their newest coaster and newest up-charge thrill ride. No track for Full Throttle is on-site yet but ground preparation has been moving…

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Disney News Update: Storybook Land Reopens, MiceAge 10 Year Anniversary and More!

November 21, 2012 at 5:02 am | No Comments

The MiceChat Round Up is here with all the Disney, theme park, and entertainment news you need, all in one spot.  Have you been to Disneyland this week?  Many of our members apparently were and…

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From the Mouth of the Mouse: Meet Rolly Crump

November 21, 2012 at 5:01 am | 10 Comments

Today’s edition of From The Mouth Of The Mouse is very special to me. Just in case I didn’t gush about it enough yesterday, my book, It’s Kind Of A Cute Story, with Rolly Crump…

Communicore Weekly – Rolly Crump – Enchanted Tiki Room, It’s Kind Of A Cute Story, Haunted Mansion

November 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm | 1 Comment

Welcome to the latest Communicore Weekly, where we are Rolly Crump themed this week to help celebrate the release of Rolly and Jeff’s new book “It’s Kind Of A Cute Story.” IT’S TIME FOR DISNEY…

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Disneyland’s Main Street Christmas Music Loop

November 20, 2012 at 5:03 am | 12 Comments

As we get into high gear for the holiday season, here’s a short, but much requested past column (updated last year, with an out-of-print LP now finally released on CD) about Disneyland’s Main Street Christmas…

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It’s Kind Of A Cute Story – Rolly Crump Legendary Disney Imagineer

November 20, 2012 at 5:02 am | 23 Comments

For me, today is a very special day. You see, aside from writing a multitude of columns right here on MiceChat every week and doing Communicore Weekly, I’ve been quietly toiling away on another project.…

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Universal Studios Orlando In Full Expansion Mode

November 20, 2012 at 5:01 am | 18 Comments

Is Blue Man Group really on the ropes? Is Wicked still coming to the Universal Studios Orlando Resort?  How is Transformers The Ride 3D coming along?  We have all the answers.  But that isn’t all.…

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Casey Jr Circus Train returns at Disneyland with new safety additions plus a closer look at holiday offerings in both parks

November 19, 2012 at 5:05 am | 238 Comments

Casey Jr Circus Train and Storybook Land Canal Boats reopened at Disneyland last week after a closure that saw the addition of new safety enhancements for Disney employees. While not major, the changes do alter…

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Christmas Treats at the Hollywood Studios

November 19, 2012 at 5:01 am | 3 Comments

Holiday festivities are in full swing at the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is hosting The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. The lights are available nightly from dusk until one hour after…

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Getting Nerdy with the Disney Dream

November 19, 2012 at 5:01 am | 8 Comments

I had the opportunity to tour the Disney Dream last week and I was blown away by the amazing details and tributes to Disney theme parks and animated films. It seemed like there was a…

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Haunted Play, Delusion The Blood Rite, is TERRORific

November 18, 2012 at 9:07 am | 3 Comments

On rare occasion a Halloween attraction is so good that it gets extended into the first few days of November.  In the case of Delusion, The Blood Rite they just announced yet another extension that…

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Happy Birthday Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse

November 18, 2012 at 5:03 am | 13 Comments

Today, Sunday November 18th, is the birthday of the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse. Or, rather, it would have been if it was still at Disneyland today. What had been a landmark Johann Wyss novel in…

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An Enchanted Christmas at Disneyland Paris

November 17, 2012 at 5:02 am | 6 Comments

Alain Littaye of the Disney and More blog shares these wonderful photos of the private Disney Enchanted Christmas event at Disneyland Paris. In Part One, we get to see the decorations at the park entrance…