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  • November 28, 2014: Holiday Treat – We have two special edition magic bands from D23's Destination D event in Orlando to give away. The bands are brand new and never used (nor have they been associated with any Disney Experience account).  Enter the sweepstakes HERE. -   Also, we invite you to save the date for the MiceChat 10th anniversary weekend - February 6th through 8th at the Disneyland Resort. This is shaping up to be an amazing extravaganza of Disney goodness you won't want to miss. ×0
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In The Parks: Disneyland Resort Unwrapping All Sorts of Projects

March 15, 2013 at 4:04 am | 31 Comments

Friday brings the Disneyland Resort edition of In The Parks with the latest happenings at the happiest place on earth.  The newly opened Fantasy Faire is functioning smoothly with little to report in the way…

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Dateline Disney World: Tangled Toilets and Animal Kingdom

March 15, 2013 at 3:02 am | 16 Comments

This week on Dateline Disney World, we’ll be covering the opening of the new Tangled area at the Magic Kingdom, as well as look at some general park photos and updates over at Disney’s Animal…

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Hollywood Pictures Backlot Elephants

March 14, 2013 at 10:16 pm | 6 Comments

A pair of pachyderms is precariously perched atop pillars on polychromatic pedestals. Passages for pedestrians perforate those pedestals. The portal promises picture production. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Hollywood Pictures Backlot Elephants.   When you are…

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Indiana Jones Archeology Adventure is Not to be Missed

March 14, 2013 at 4:05 am | 14 Comments

The mythos of Indiana Jones and his archaeological adventures needs no introduction.  Nearly everyone knows of the three (four if you count Crystal Skull) adventure films in which Indiana Jones scours the world in search…

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Sam Visits Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

March 14, 2013 at 4:03 am | 9 Comments

I realize that the D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit has been running at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for some time now. In fact, the show is due to close on April…

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Favorite Disney Character Spots

March 14, 2013 at 1:01 am | 7 Comments

It’s Disney Eve!  Actually, by the time you’re reading this, we’ll be traipsing around Epcot on the first full day of our spring Walt Disney World trip.  We’re taking a pair of newbies along with…

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Dueling Disney: Downtown Disney Smackdown

March 13, 2013 at 4:04 am | 21 Comments

Here we are, 5 columns into Dueling Disney! Don’t you think it’s time for a little break? I mean, we’ve been going at it for a while now. I think it’s high time that we…

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X Marks The Spot – Mapping the Parks

March 13, 2013 at 4:02 am | 13 Comments

Please give a warm MiceChat welcome to Frank Fiorinelli, our newest columnist. His new biweekly column, X Marks The Spot, is inspired by theme park maps. He’ll use his vast collection of Disney park maps…

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Disney News Round Up: Fantasy Faire, Flying Carpets, and Oz

March 13, 2013 at 4:01 am | 1 Comment

What happens when you cross the yellow line at the tram stop?  Have you ever been to Club 33?  We have pictures for you. Have you seen Disneyland’s new Fantasy Faire?  We’ve got you covered…

Communicore Weekly – Live From The Interwebz – Norway, Disney A to Z, Tangled

March 12, 2013 at 9:40 am | 1 Comment

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we are Live from the Interwebz! We talk about Norway, Disney A to Z, Tangled, and more! So, we may have had some technical difficulties while broadcasting live.…

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Epcot Flower and Garden and Food and Wine Festival

March 12, 2013 at 4:04 am | 7 Comments

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is back again this year, just in time for spring-like conditions. Except this year they’ve shaken up the status quo, tried new things, spent a bunch of money,…

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Harry Potter Goes Vertical at Universal Orlando Resort

March 12, 2013 at 4:03 am | 23 Comments

Harry Potter goes vertical and Optimus Prime appears for guests in today’s Orlando Parkhopper.  Yes, Universal Orlando Resort has begun meet and greets with the transforming robots and it has proven to be wildly popular. …

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Full Throttle Construction heads over Superman Plaza at Magic Mountain

March 12, 2013 at 4:01 am | 9 Comments

Construction of the new Full Throttle coaster has picked up the pace. The track for the entire back portion of the ride, inside the tunnel and over Superman Plaza has been completed. The large crane…

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Disney Princesses move into their new home at Disneyland’s Fantasy Faire

March 11, 2013 at 5:05 am | 31 Comments

Annual Passholders were invited to preview Disneyland‘s new Fantasy Faire late last week, getting an early glimpse at the park’s rather intimate new princess meet-and-greet area. The new addition to Disneyland’s Fantasyland opens to the…

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Walt Disney World Mysteries Solved

March 11, 2013 at 4:01 am | 19 Comments

With all of this discussion about the new Fantasy Faire opening at Disneyland, I thought we should take a look at the Fantasy Faire area at the Magic Kingdom. Yep, the area where Ariel’s Grotto used…

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More Flowers & Gardens at Epcot

March 10, 2013 at 9:07 pm | 1 Comment

Epcot looks good all year, but it looks its best during the 75-day run of the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. Even the Leave a Legacy monuments—often maligned as Epcot’s “tombstones”—look festive with colorful vertical…

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Seaworld Orlando Aquatica Celebrates 5 Years

March 10, 2013 at 4:03 am | 13 Comments

AQUATICA SeaWorld Orlando resort celebrates a milestone as Aquatica, SeaWorld’s first water park, turns 5 years old.  I was there that cold March day in 2008 when Aquatica opened.  The wind chill alone would have…

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SeaWorld San Diego Update

March 10, 2013 at 4:02 am | 6 Comments

Time for a SeaWorld San Diego update! The park is moving into high gear on the construction of a whole new park entry. And that means a temporary entry into the park has to be…

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Photos In Wonderland – Knott’s Berry Farm After Dark

March 09, 2013 at 10:59 pm | 7 Comments

Welcome back to another of our brief digital photo ‘excursions.’ Let’s have a look where we are off to this time! Knott’s Berry Farm was founded on the back of a ‘wonder berry’ and a…

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Blu-Ray Review: Hunchbacks and Mulan, Oh My!

March 09, 2013 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

The Hunchback of Notre Dame / The Hunchback of Notre Dame II During the middle of their 1990s renaissance, Walt Disney Animation showed no signs of changing up their “Broadway Musical at the Movies” formula.…