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Some brilliant things are afoot in balmy Orlando. Harry Potter's London extension at Universal Studios is really beginning to take a recognizable shape along the waterfront. And the Hogwarts Express is still rolling forward through a land prep phase...
Knott's Berry Farm is slowly transforming from Summertime fun to frightful Fall festivities. But this year is extra special.  The Farm's annual Halloween event, Halloween Haunt, is celebrating its 40th Anniversary.  Our sources tell us that they are really...
After much delay, we are bringing you the third and final installment of Teresa Cory's Adventures By Disney Safari to South Africa. She was excited to experience this tour so she could get a firsthand look at how amazing an Adventures...
Universal’s Islands of Adventure opened May 28, 1999. Werner Weiss took his first visit in early 2000. He snapped some photos with a disposable camera. Eleven years later, he took new photos of the same subjects. In this photo comparison,...
Universal Studios Orlando is a resort that continually surprises us with the increased amount of effort they are putting towards guest experience.  Not one's to sit on their laurels, they are continually adding to the park.  Recently, they added...
S.S. rustworthy… what an odd name for a boat. “Paradise Pier’s fire boat, the S.S. Trustworthy, ran aground awhile back and has since been rechristened the S.S. rustworthy and transformed into a hands-on playzone. Here firefighters of all ages can...
Join Werner Weiss on a tour of the Walt Disney Family Museum. The museum’s exhibit galleries are designed so that they can be taken in quickly or slowly, at a high level or a detailed level, depending on how...
There are just two weekends of fun left at the Orange County Fair, so we thought we'd drop by and show you around a bit. The security tents General admission is a bargain at just $11 The Super Pass gives you unlimited...
After years of nonstop Disney California Adventure coverage, the tables are starting to turn back to Disneyland. Today, we have a wonderful potpourri of Disneyland news for you. The impending demise of Innoventions (and what of the PeopleMover), to...
Are you Ready to go back in time to the most X-Treme event at Yester California Adventure? X marks the spot. It’s the X Games Xperience at YCA! Be immersed in a fast-paced array of activities inspired by ESPN’s...
Remember, a time not long ago, when there was a book store in Anaheim's DownTown Disney?  You won't need directions, but you will need a Compass.  You see, Compass book store is long gone to make way for the...
As summer presses on, Knott's Berry Farm continues to make improvements which add value and substance to the park. Management has been investing in infrastructure, landscaping and set decoration which has truly improved the overall park experience.  But, the...
It was a milestone week for Disneyland, which turned 57 years old on Tuesday.  The little park which Walt was told would never work has only grown more popular over the years. And it honestly looks better today than...
It’s almost show time at Grandmother Willow’s Grove. Find a spot on a bench in this 350-seat outdoor theater for Pocahontas and Forest Friends. The first four rows are reserved for children. Oh, you can’t bring food into the theater;...
Monster crowds, monster Halloween maze construction, and a reboot of television's Munsters. With the juggernaut of Transformers driving visitors into the park, it is shaping up to be another record breaking year.  Today, we stroll the park and offer...
As summer broils along, we'd like to introduce you to our insider tip for a delightful locals getaway. . .  Knotts Berry Farm.  With a Season pass to Knott's costing only $64.99 per person for the rest of the...
Yester California Adventure has a street with blue plywood constructions walls on both sides. It doesn’t have an offical name. So let’s call it Wall Street Street, U.S.A. This Wall Street has nothing to do with the Lower Manhatten street...
The new Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Library, a walking tour of Disney California Adventure, and breakfast at Disneyland are just some of the interesting discussions we have for you this week. Is...
There's a lot of construction going on in the Orlando theme parks these days and very little of it is at Disney. Harry Potter has been a huge hit at Universal's Islands of Adventure, so much so that a...
All babies are beautiful, but certain animals have cuter babies than others. This week, Starkey the dolphin delivered a happy new little calf. For the park dedicated to sea life, this is big news indeed. NEW BABY DOLPHIN AT SEAWORLD...