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Disney News Round Up: To Disney Infinity and Beyond

January 16, 2013 at 4:01 am | 2 Comments

Disneyland News, Walt Disney World happenings, snow in Tokyo and Oscar nominations are just some of the absorbing topics in this weeks MiceChat Round Up. We also have stunning photography from the Disneyland resort from…

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The Season Pass Bob Gurr Podcast Collection

January 15, 2013 at 11:11 pm | 2 Comments

If you listened to the last MiceChat Podcast, you heard us talk a lot about legendary Disney Imagineer, Bob Gurr, who recently started a new column on MiceChat. Doug informed us that he has recorded…

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Communicore Weekly – Matterhorn, Flip Books, Boardwalk, UK Pavilion

January 15, 2013 at 3:44 pm | 6 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly,  where we talk about the Matterhorn, Sketch Books, Boardwalk, and the UK Pavilion! DISNEY HISTORY! – Brave the icy slopes of the Matterhorn as we learn all about it…

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January 15, 2013 at 4:05 am | 11 Comments

Enough happens in O-Town that it’s impossible for a single person to see everything, especially if trying to cram it all in on weekends. So it happens sometimes that I’m very late to the party,…

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SeaWorld Orlando Antarctica Progress

January 15, 2013 at 4:01 am | 3 Comments

Here at MiceChat, we’re big fans of SeaWorld Orlando. The freedom that this park has to develop new attractions, compared to their other U.S. properties, has resulted in a nice mix of education and entertainment.…

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Golden Horseshoe Revue returns as Big Thunder Mountain closes for refurbishment at Disneyland

January 14, 2013 at 5:05 am | 38 Comments

Disneyland‘s busy holiday season faded away last week as both parks entered the off-season with various refurbishment projects. In Disneyland, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is now closed for an extensive 10-month overhaul that will bring…

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Walt Disney World Photo Parkeology

January 14, 2013 at 4:01 am | 20 Comments

In last week’s column, I looked at some vintage images from a 1974 pictorial souvenir of Walt Disney World and got pretty nerdy over a park bench. There must be a lot of WDW nerds out…

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In The Parks – Knotts Revitalizes Log Ride

January 13, 2013 at 4:01 am | 14 Comments

With the back to back Halloween and Christmas crowds now a memory, Knott’s Berry Farm is gearing up for a banner summer with three new attractions and a major refurbishment.  The world famous Timber Mountain…

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Walt Disney World’s Main Street Bakery

January 13, 2013 at 12:52 am | 10 Comments

Main Street Bakery The simple and classic Main Street Bakery has been a staple of the Magic Kingdom park since its opening in 1971.  Although offerings have continued to change and evolve throughout the years,…

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Disney Songstress Eden Espinosa Releases New Album

January 12, 2013 at 4:02 am | 5 Comments

MiceChatters igrules and MicCheshire were lucky enough to attend the recent release party for Disney songstress Eden Espinosa’s first album. Eden is well known locally for her perforrnances as Elphaba in the Los Angeles and…

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Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie

January 12, 2013 at 4:01 am | 15 Comments

Jeff: Earlier this week, George and I both received our review copies of Tim Burton’s latest film, Frankenweenie. I missed out on seeing it in the theaters, and was excited to finally take a look…

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In The Parks: Disneyland Golden Horseshoe Revue Returns

January 11, 2013 at 4:04 am | 35 Comments

The new year has begun and changes are a’plenty at the Disneyland Resort.  Yesterday saw the return of a beloved show  to Frontierland in the form of the Salute to the Disneyland Golden Horseshoe Revue.…

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Lots of Walls and Construction at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World

January 11, 2013 at 4:02 am | 18 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World. There was big news in the Disney universe this week as we learned that Meg Crofton would finally be leaving as head of the Walt Disney World Resort…

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TWA and the Moonliner: Rocket to 1986—from 1955

January 10, 2013 at 9:27 pm | 4 Comments

One original 1955 Tomorrowland attraction gave guests the kind of experience that Walt Disney’s Tomorrowland dedication promised—Rocket to the Moon, presented by a major airline, TWA. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: TWA and the Moonliner.  …

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DisneyWhirl – New Top Execs in Orlando and Anaheim

January 10, 2013 at 4:44 am | 31 Comments

Just a short note on yesterday’s news… We knew this executive shuffle was coming, and as before we see both the expected and the unexpected taking place. First and foremost the good news is that…

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Stagnation at DisneyQuest

January 10, 2013 at 4:44 am | 16 Comments

New President at Walt Disney World George Kalogridis, currently in charge of Disneyland, will move to take the top spot at Walt Disney World on February 1. Michael Colglazier, currently the vice-president in charge of…

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Samland Grab Bag – Disneylanders, Retlaw, Dart and More

January 10, 2013 at 4:02 am | 8 Comments

Sam returns with a wonderful grab bag of Disney delights. Some fun and perhaps even surprising facts about Disneyland are shared below. DISNEYLANDERS In 1958, the Disneyland public relations department produced an annual report describing…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.2 – Meet Roger Broggie Sr.

January 09, 2013 at 4:03 am | 38 Comments

Today’s Wheel of Years stopped at 1954, so here we go. Shortly after I began making design sketches at home for Disneyland’s Autopia Car, I received an early Saturday morning call; “Gurr, do you draft?” – sleepily…

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Disney News Round up: Next Gen Official, Bob Gurr Joins the Team, Big Thunder Closes and more

January 09, 2013 at 4:02 am | No Comments

The MiceChat round up is back with the latest Disney and theme park news and discussions.  Mickey and the Magical Lamp is set for the Fantasyland Theatre at Disneyland. Should there be a Wreck it…

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Stories From The Graveyard Shift At Disneyland

January 09, 2013 at 4:01 am | 16 Comments

After a brief break for the holidays, I’m back with a really interesting new cast member interview in today’s From The Mouth Of The Mouse. We chat with Garrett, who worked 3rd shift at Disneyland…