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Disney News Update: Star Wars Comes To Disney, Halloween & Fantasyland Expansion

October 31, 2012 at 5:02 am | 1 Comment

All of us at MiceChat wish you a frightening and safe Halloween! This week’s Disney News Round-Up is double double toil and trouble! With lots of news from the parks. But there’s one item which…

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Disneyland Dining Plan a Ridiculous Ripoff?

October 31, 2012 at 5:01 am | 34 Comments

Everyone has heard of Disney World’s famous Dining Plan. Some hate it but most love it. You can even save money if you know how to order. But no one should confuse Disney World’s plan with the Disneyland Dining Plan, which is nothing short of a scam. This is a lesson learned the hard way.

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Disney To Buy Lucasfilm, Are Theme Park Attractions Far Behind?

October 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm | 77 Comments

In an oddly timed announcement in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, Disney has announced that they’ll be acquiring Lucasfilm for just over $4 billion. This brings Star Wars, Indiana Jones and an empire of…

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Communicore Weekly – Halloween! – Museum of the Weird, Haunted Mansion, George’s Ghost, Tower of Terror

October 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm | 3 Comments

Welcome to the latest Communicore Weekly… It’s our Halloween episode – OOOOOOH, SPOOKY! It’s another action packed, history infused, romp into the Disney nerd-o-sphere. Here’s what you can expect to find: IT’S TIME FOR DISNEY…

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Pop Century Review

October 30, 2012 at 5:05 am | 25 Comments

I’ve admitted previously online that my visits to official Disney hotels have been international in character until now. I’ve spent nights in Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland hotels, but none at Walt Disney World (I…

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Universal Orlando on the Verge of a Big Announcement

October 30, 2012 at 5:01 am | 16 Comments

Universal Orlando is preparing what they call a “Huge announcement,” set for November 1st. We’ll be there to bring you word as it happens. Meanwhile, Universal continues to operate as if nobody knows a thing.…

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Sinister Pointe Haunted Attraction Is A Scream This Halloween

October 30, 2012 at 5:00 am | 5 Comments

Last year, Sinister Pointe hit the Southern California Haunt scene with a brand new facility that offered haunts not just at Halloween, but also at Christmas and for a few other weekends throughout the year.…

Posted in Features, In the Parks

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Wreck-It Ralph comes to Tomorrowland as Christmas hits Disneyland

October 29, 2012 at 5:05 am | 25 Comments

Happy Halloween! Disneyland will host its final Mickey’s Halloween Party of 2012 on Halloween this Wednesday night, but guests trick-or-treating in the park will find much of it already decorated for the next big holiday…

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Epcot Origins: Part I – The Garden City of To-Morrow

October 29, 2012 at 5:01 am | 11 Comments

“EPCOT will take its cue from the new ideas and new technologies that are emerging from the forefront of American industry. It will be a community of tomorrow that will never be completed. It will…

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The Fancy Pumpkins of Disney World’s Main Street, USA

October 29, 2012 at 5:00 am | 6 Comments

The Magic Kingdom goes all out when decorating for the holidays. One of my favorite times to visit is the Halloween season. Not only is the park decorated to the hilt, but you get one…

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A Brief History of the WEDWay PeopleMover

October 28, 2012 at 12:34 am | 25 Comments

”Tomorrow’s transportation . . . today!” That’s the slogan that once graced the PeopleMover’s attraction poster at Disneyland. Debuting July 2nd, 1967 with the newly remodeled Tomorrowland, the PeopleMover was one of the most visible…

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MiceChat’s WONDERful Disney Cruise

October 28, 2012 at 12:29 am | 13 Comments

A group from MiceChat recently took a cruise together on the Disney Wonder, traveling from Vancouver, B.C. to Los Angeles. BC_DisneyGeek has prepared a multi-part photographic report on their adventure. Our report starts on the…

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Full Review of Walt Disney World’s New Be Our Guest Restaurant

October 27, 2012 at 5:04 am | 19 Comments

Be Our Guest is the newest Walt Disney World restaurant and is located in the newly expanded Fantasyland. Guests experience a unique, immersive, and innovative restaurant, but does the food live up to the environment?…

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Disney Voice Artist Mark Silverman Tours the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Reagan Library

October 27, 2012 at 5:01 am | 6 Comments

Scarlett Stahl recently gave Disney voice artist Mark Silverman a special tour of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, including the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives. Her photos and narrative describing the day are fascinating.…

Real Buildings that Inspired Disney-MGM Studios, Part 5

Echos at Echo Lake, Disney’s Hollywood Studios Inspirations

October 26, 2012 at 5:03 am | 5 Comments

It’s now Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but it was Disney-MGM Studios when it opened in 1989. Today, we’ll head into the Echo Park section of the park. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Real Buildings that Inspired Disney-MGM…

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Be Our Guest Tour, Magic Kingdom, and Disney Hollywood Studios News

October 26, 2012 at 5:02 am | 14 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we have more coverage of the New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom, as well as some other Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios news. Welcome to the…

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Disneyland Hallow-Christmas

October 26, 2012 at 5:01 am | 35 Comments

The Disneyland Resort is celebrating refurbishmas.  No, perhaps Halloween. Wait, there are lights and Christmas decorations up. I’ve got it, it must be that beloved holiday . . . Christmaween.  We are now in that…

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How to Lodge a Complaint or Give Praise at Disney World

October 25, 2012 at 5:01 am | 8 Comments

It’s a subtle thing, perhaps something that the average guest doesn’t notice, but part of what makes your experience in a Disney park so good is the cast members who go out of their way…

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The Empty Grave in Anaheim Thrills with New Chills

October 25, 2012 at 5:00 am | 23 Comments

The Empty Grave in Anaheim’s Garden Walk has always been one of MiceChat’s favorite haunts.  Built new, from the ground up, every year, this independent haunted attraction has returned bigger and better tan ever for…

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Disney’s America Part 5 – The Story Comes To An End

October 25, 2012 at 5:00 am | 9 Comments

[Editor's Note] We have spent 4 weeks discovering the history behind the never built Disney’s America theme park in Virginia. Michael Eisner was determined to keep his dream alive through a barrage of hurdles, but…