MiceChat Podcast 7 - This Animatronic Life

April turned into a huge news month for Disney and theme park fans. With the opening of Mystic Manor in Hong Kong Disneyland, pending attractions at Knott’s Berry Farm, SeaWorld and Universal Orlando, there’s almost too much good news to share. If only we had an industry insider to help us sort it all out . . . wait a minute . . . We do! Animatronics super genius, Garner Holt, stops by to discuss his involvement with new projects opening at Disney and Knott’s Berry Farm. Topics include:

  • Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland. The magical new attraction which will leave your chin on the floor.
  • Knott’s Berry Farm’s completely reinvented Timber Mountain Log Ride. It is one of the first log rides ever built. Now, through the magic of animatronics and Garner Holt, the ride has been completely rebuilt with all new thrills and effects.
  • Sudden Disneyland attraction closings. It was a shock when several of Disneyland’s major attractions were all closed at the same time for safety reasons. We investigate the reasons why.
  • Universal Hollywood’s massive 25 year evolution plan has been approved. What does that mean? Major new attractions and expansion.
  • Plus, MiceChat News, Gumball Rally, Reader questions, and the scoop on where’s Al.

Hosts:

Special guests: Garner Holt & Bill Butler of Garner Holt Productions Surprise guests:

  • John Waite (of Hurbut Amusement Company)
  • Norman Gidney of MiceChat.com

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MiceChat Podcast 6 - Disney Fantasy!

Welcome to the sixth edition of the MiceChat theme park podcast with Dusty Sage, Fishbulb, Eric Davis & Doug Barnes. This month:

  • We discuss “Fantasy!” A comparison between the New Fantasyland expansion in the Magic Kingdom at WDW & the Newer Fantasy Faire in Disneyland.
  • Then Eric Davis previews the future of Universal Studios Florida with Transformers, the Simpsons expansion and more Harry Potter--Plus a review of the SeaWorld hard hat tour of Antarctica.
  • And we wrap things up with the big MiceChat.com event: Gumball Rally 2013!!  May the 4th be with you.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:02pm PDT

MiceChat Podcast 5 - Disney's Orwellian Adventure

Al Lutz, Doug Barnes and Dusty Sage discuss the latest from the Disney and Universal theme parks. It's a big start to the new year:

Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World have new Presidents. We'll tell you what we know.

- George Orwell could have predicted Disney's multi-billion dollar rollout of "MyMagic+," their attempt to control every aspect of your vacation.

Universal may be on the verge of acquiring the rights to bring the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit to a theme park near you. Excited? So are we.

Plus, we'll tell you about our amazing MiceAge 10th Anniversary events at the Disneyland Resort February 1st through 3rd, 2013. We'd love for you to com join us!

Aside from our namesake MiceChat Podcast, we also host Communicore Weekly, MiceChatter with Sarah, the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, the Unofficial SeaWorld Orlando Podcast with even more shows on the way. Find all of our featured Podcasts at http://MicePod.com

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MiceChat Podcast 4: Disney Synergy -December

Synergy. No, it isn't a pavilion in Epcot, it isn't a high octane gasoline, it isn't an energy drink (though that might be a great name for one), it's the opportunity to make more money by combining efforts of two or more distinct things. In the case of Disney, there's been a lot of unique synergy going on recently. We'll be talking about a lot of that in today's Podcase. Join Al Lutz, Dusty Sage and Doug Barnes as we explore:

- Disney's owership of Marvel Comics and how that may influence Tomorrowland

- Disney's purchase of Lucas Films and what that means for the theme parks, merchandise and so much more.

- How Disney California Adventure's Cars Land has been so successful that it may soon be cloned in Florida and Japan.

Plus, lots of news, rumors and gossip that is sure to make you smile.

Direct download: Micechat.com_Podcast_4.mp3
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MiceChat podcast 3- Cars Land, Liberty & Lex's Drop of Doom!

Welcome to the first edition of the MiceChat theme park podcast. This month:

  • We turn our eyes to the Disneyland Resort, where Cars Land is NOW OPEN. What we think of the new land and its attractions - Reviews and Thoughts. 
  • Then we turn to the Voices of Liberty, Now in the Disneyland Park. 
  • And we wrap things up with a HUGE Drop in Six Flags Magic Mountain that makes MONORAIL MAN Viral!!

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Submit your questions to the MiceChat Podcast hotline, call 609-935-2147 (by leaving a message you agree to let us use your recorded message in a future podcast) or write to podcast@micechat.com.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:13pm PDT

MiceChat Podcast 2- Fantasy, Robots, Mantas & Tea Parties!!

Welcome to the second edition of the MiceChat theme park podcast. This month:

  • We start with discussion on the new Fantasyland expansion in the Magic Kingdom in WDW.
  • Then we review the openings of both Transformers in Universal Studios Hollywood and Manta in SeaWorld San Diego.
  • There's also plenty of discussion on the soon-to-open Mad Tea Party in DCA.
  • And we wrap things up with your questions and MiceChat Events!!

Discuss this podcast on the MicePod: http://www.MicePod.com

Submit your questions to the MiceChat Podcast hotline, call 609-935-2147 (by leaving a message you agree to let us use your recorded message in a future podcast) or write to podcast@micechat.com.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:20pm PDT

Micechat.com Podcast 1 - Disneyland's Cars Land & Universal's Transformers Prepare For Battle

Welcome to the first edition of the MiceChat theme park podcast. This month:

  • We turn our eyes to the Disneyland Resort, where Cars Land is preparing for its first summer race. What we think of the new land and its attractions - with just a little extra gossip thrown in for good measure.
  • Then we turn to Universal Studios Hollywood where a very different sort of attraction is preparing for battle. Transformers sets a new high standard for theme park attractions in Southern California.
  • And we wrap things up with a competition in Disneyland that you can participate in. The MiceChat Gumball Rally challenges you to ride as many attractions in the park as you can in a single day. Winning teams get funtastic prizes.

Discuss this podcast on the MicePod: http://www.MicePod.com

Submit your questions to the MiceChat Podcast hotline, call 609-935-2147 (by leaving a message you agree to let us use your recorded message in a future podcast) or write to podcast@micechat.com.

For more information about Disney and other theme parks worldwide, please visit http://micechat.com

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:17pm PDT