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Knotts Berry Farm Announces Halloween Haunt 2013 Details

July 11, 2013 at 4:00 am | 28 Comments

Last night, Knott’s Berry Farm held a huge announcement event in the Charles Schultz Theatre to reveal all of their dastardly plans for the 41st Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt. Heralding the oldest and biggest…

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Sam Compares Parks, Disney, Universal, Knotts, Magic Mountain

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

Let’s face it: Tickets for theme parks are expensive. Every year, we have come to expect price increases that exceed inflation, and every year, we somehow find a way to pony up the extra bucks. …

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Walt Disney World for Grownups

July 11, 2013 at 2:00 am | 23 Comments

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I hopped a plane from the Sooner State for a week of kid-free fun at the Most Magical Place on Earth?  Well, it turned out to be a…

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Season Pass Podcast: SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Designers PGAV

July 11, 2013 at 1:00 am | 2 Comments

Please welcome back the Season Pass Podcast. This time around, the team speaks with a theme park design firm who has worked closely with SeaWorld and Busch Gardens on a number of high profile attractions.…

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Disney to Honor Tony Baxter and 7 Others with Legend Award

July 10, 2013 at 6:00 am | 23 Comments

We talk about Disney Legends all the time on MiceChat, but do you know how they are minted? At the Disney Legends Awards of course! You are invited to this year’s ceremony, which will take…

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Design: Those were the Times No. 13 – 1955 Surviving Toxic Living

July 10, 2013 at 4:00 am | 23 Comments

Disney legend, Bob Gurr, proves the point that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Or does it? Journey back to the toxic 1950′s with a survivor of better living through chemistry. Today’s Wheel of…

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Disney News Round Up: D23 Expo, Guest Assistance Cards Restriction and more!

July 10, 2013 at 2:00 am | No Comments

In this week’s Disney News Round Up, we bring you some great information about upcoming D23 Expo, trip photo reports and more! We have a juicy MiceAge update about changes to the Guest Assistance Card…

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Danielle Becomes Friends With Some Real Characters

July 10, 2013 at 12:01 am | 6 Comments

In today’s Mouth Of The Mouse, we talk to Danielle, who was friends with quite a few characters during her time at Disneyland! Let’s hear her stories of great character!   JEFF: So tell me…

Communicore Weekly – Tiki Room Event, Thinking Fan’s Guide, UK Phone Booth, Joe

July 09, 2013 at 11:38 am | 4 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Tiki Room Event, Thinking Fan’s Guide, UK Phone Booth, and Joe! Download on iTunes here! | http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/communicore-weekly/id496333443 Direct download here! | http://www.bamferproductions.com/communicore/0078-CommunicoreWeekly.mp3 TRIP REPORT! –  The Enchanted…

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MiceAge Disney Rumor Update: Cars, Conventions and Cashholders

July 09, 2013 at 4:00 am | 151 Comments

Summer is in full swing at the Disneyland Resort! The attendance numbers are still very healthy and continue to reflect the new reality that DCA now pulls in over 40% of the attendance between the…

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Universal Orlando Gets Soggy, Resort Updates and MiceChat Meet Ups

July 09, 2013 at 1:00 am | 10 Comments

Welcome to a busy week for Orlando ParkHopper! With Independence Day celebrations, Cabana Bay Beach Resort construction, Diagon Alley rising magically in the former JAWS lagoon, the completion of Springfield USA, and MiceChat meet-ups scheduled,…

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Disneyland celebrates Independence Week as Big Thunder Mountain continues refurbishment

July 08, 2013 at 5:05 am | 36 Comments

Disneyland celebrated America’s Independence all last week with special fireworks shows, desserts and character meet-and-greets. The Independence Week offerings were part of Disney’s continuing Limited Time Magic promotion, which expanded the traditional four-day run of…

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Walt Disney World 1984 Vacation Guide

July 08, 2013 at 1:00 am | 5 Comments

In my last column (you can read it, here) we looked at the basics of a 1984 Walt Disney Travel Company vacation package. It really surprised a lot of the readers that Disney was so…

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Fixing Fastpass at Walt Disney World

July 07, 2013 at 3:00 am | 60 Comments

Fastpass+ is coming whether we like it or not. There are those among us that have embraced our new Type A overlords. I am not one of them. I look at the current Fastpass system as…

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Full Throttle added to Coaster Mural at Magic Mountain

July 07, 2013 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

This week’s Magic Mountain update is a little different than some of our recent articles. We’ll have some Full Throttle photos for you as work continues to be done around the ride. But, the biggest…

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Building a Better Mouse by Steve Alcorn

July 06, 2013 at 2:00 am | 14 Comments

Building A Better Mouse relates the story of two Imagineers, Steve Alcorn and David Green, and their work during the three years of designing and building Epcot. Steve begins the story at the end when…

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Rhinos and Big Cats Featured at Irwin Family’s Australia Zoo

July 06, 2013 at 1:00 am | 3 Comments

Our Australian theme park reporter, Rya86n, has been busy with work responsibilities, but found the time to send us this fun update from the Australia Zoo. ~~Rick Amongst months and months of busy work in…

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Independence Day Weekend Continues at the Disneyland Resort

July 05, 2013 at 2:03 am | 17 Comments

We hope you had a safe and happy 4th of July!  Here in the United States, we celebrate our independence with fireworks, red, white, and blue decorations, and festive food.  Disneyland is known for its…

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Magic Kingdom Fireworks and Refurbs

July 05, 2013 at 2:01 am | 10 Comments

4th of July festivities at the Magic Kingdom went off with a big bang. We’ll show you what’s going on in the park, as well as many of the refurbishments wrapping up. If you’d like…

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Skyway at Magic Kingdom Park

July 04, 2013 at 9:39 pm | 9 Comments

Who says every attraction has to tell a story? Sometimes it’s just about the experience—and flying like a bird above the Yester Magic Kingdom is a delighful experience. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Skyway at Magic…