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Mousestalgia

Mousetalgia 264: Tony Baxter, Danny Elfman, Peter Pan

November 11, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

In this week’s Mousetalgia Emporium, the team reports from Disneyland’s Main Street, from Halloween Town, and even from Neverland! Jeff reports from Tony Baxter’s Main Street Window Ceremony, held November 1 at Disneyland Park, and…

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Richard Williams: Master of Animation

November 10, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES presents RICHARD WILLIAMS By Scarlett Stahl Famed animator and three time Oscar winner, Richard Williams gave a crash course in Animation on the evening of October 4, 2013 at…

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Dis After Dark: Screen to Theme, Fantasyland to Pub

November 10, 2013 at 12:00 am | No Comments

Disafterdark Disney Podcast , Series 2 Episode 4 Welcome back and thank you all for your support out there in MiceChat land. It’s been a fantastic trip getting to know you and we thank you…

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Disney’s Aulani Resort Celebrates Two Years

November 09, 2013 at 3:00 am | 10 Comments

Disney’s Aulani, the company’s Hawaiian resort, recently celebrated its second anniversary. Weekend Update reader igrules shared this report from her recent visit. ~~Rick Just after its two year anniversary, I finally made it to Aulani,…

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SeaWorld San Diego Getting Ready to Chill

November 09, 2013 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

Ahoy land lubbers!  It’s time to dive back into SeaWorld San Diego and see what is happening. The park will be turning 50 years old this spring and there are preparations being made including a…

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Disneyland Frozen and Ready for Christmas

November 08, 2013 at 3:00 am | 32 Comments

It’s the holiday season, almost, at the Disneyland Resort. Two new princesses, Anna and Elsa from Disney Picture’s upcoming animated feature (Frozen), have taken up residence in Fantasyland.  King Arthur Carousel has re-opened and looks…

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Holiday Arrival at the Magic Kingdom!

November 08, 2013 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

The holidays have landed at Walt Disney World and this week we’ll be looking at Magic Kingdom’s offerings. Shake those jingle bells and lets go! If you’d like to support the column and shop on…

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House of the Future Resort

November 07, 2013 at 11:47 pm | 11 Comments

Werner Weiss drove by what had been a big vacant lot south of Universal’s Island of Adventure. Now it’s a massive construction site for Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: House of…

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What Not to Wear to Disney

November 07, 2013 at 3:00 am | 34 Comments

There’s a distinct possibility that you will be photographed more on your Disney Parks vacation than you have been on any other trip you’ve taken.  With that in mind, some park goers make some not-so-smart…

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Samland: The Disneyland Story

November 07, 2013 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

As many of you know by now, Sam Gennawey is set to release his next book, The Disneyland Story: The unofficial guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream in the coming weeks.  Today we share the…

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WindowtotheMagic #394 – Disney Club of UCLA and ORL Present: Disney Legend Marty Sklar

November 07, 2013 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Paul and Jeff were honored to be guests of the Disney Club of UCLA last week when UCLA Alumnus Marty Sklar came to visit and talk to club members.  It was a fun event, it…

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Disney News Round Up: Holiday Hoopla is here!

November 06, 2013 at 2:00 am | No Comments

This week’s round up is packed full of fun trip reports, news and interesting rumors. Kevin Yee and Tim Grassey weigh in on the billion dollar MyMagic+ project at Walt Disney World. Have you tried…

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9 Theme Park News Nuggets: Mickey Speaks

November 06, 2013 at 1:00 am | 1 Comment

What an amazing week in theme park news! From Mine Train’s to Potter trains, things are really heating up in the Orlando theme park wars. It seems that Disney may be getting the message as…

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FASTPASS+ Limits Options

November 05, 2013 at 3:00 am | 59 Comments

In November and December, Disney is changing the way FASTPASS+ (FP+) is being distributed at Epcot. Previously, those staying at Disney hotels could make three reservations–any three for a given park (no parkhopping concept is…

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Universal Orlando Update: Jurassic Park Games Open and Opening Date for Potter 2.0

November 05, 2013 at 2:00 am | 23 Comments

We are back.  This week we say RIP to Halloween Horror Nights 23, as spooky decorations are removed and Christmas decorations pop up throughout the Universal Orlando parks.  We also take a look at all…

Mousestalgia

Mousetalgia 263: Disneyland VIP tours

November 05, 2013 at 12:01 am | 5 Comments

Is a Disneyland VIP tour right for you? Mousetalgia reports from a full day of VIP touring around the resort and offers tips and advice regarding VIP tours, some of which may surprise you. The…

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Disneyland Update: Racers Fix, Frozen, Christmas Rush

November 04, 2013 at 3:00 am | 36 Comments

Welcome to the Monday edition of In the Parks and the Disneyland Update. Andy Castro and Dateline Disneyland are taking a much deserved break this week and In the parks is stepping in. We’ll check…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast Episode 68. The HHN Audio Experience.

November 04, 2013 at 1:00 am | 2 Comments

Hello and welcome to episode 68 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. We begin with the latest news from Orlando, including What’s Newniversal. We share with you the Mardi Gras bands, the new disability guide,…

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What’s the Plus Side: Leveraging Next Gen

November 03, 2013 at 3:07 am | 63 Comments

“We have known for a really long time that getting our visitors to Walt Disney World to make decisions about where they spend their time before they leave home is a powerful driver of visits…

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Mickey’s Halloween Celebration Parade Wows Disneyland Paris Crowds

November 03, 2013 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

Mickey’s Halloween Celebration Parade at Disneyland Paris is considered one of the best offerings during the Fall season. We have some great photos and a video from Max Fan, D&M contributor and Dlrp Welcome webmaster.…