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Norman Gidney

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Norman Gidney, also known as Fishbulb, has produced and edited many of the articles on MiceChat over the years.
The holidays are usually associated with visions of sugar plums, candy and old St. Nick. But for the 8th year in a row, Discovery Science Center is presenting an inquisitive take on Christmas with, The Science of Gingerbread. This exhibit,...
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort.  This is the time of  pageantry, spectacle and this weekend it will also be a time of reverence.  The Candlelight Processional returns for 2013, for this one weekend...
Welcome to Knotts Berry Farm! Which at this time of year is a MERRY Farm loaded with yule-tide cheer.  We've got all the details on the Christmas time festivities and what will be coming for New Years Eve.  But...
The Queen Mary in Long Beach California is certainly becoming an interesting destination to visit. Throughout the year it is an historic destination offering tours, restaurants, shopping and world-class hotel.  But now, they have begun to add seasonal events...
It was a rather busy week at the Disneyland Resort.  The holidays are in full swing with hoards of guests clogging the parks, but it was also business as usual for a resort accustomed to the big holiday rush....
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Did you know that today is not only Thanksgiving but the start of Hanukkah as well? Oh, and one more holiday kicks off today . . . Grinchmas! Yes, Universal's Grinch themed Christmas festivities officially start...
Halfway through Disney's new animated feature film, Frozen, I realized I had no idea what was going to happen next.  That was about the same time I realized that what I was watching was something pretty special.  This is...
The Holidays at the resort are in full swing and they are firing on all cylinders.  Disneyland is offering Haunted Mansion Holiday, it's a small world holiday, believe in Holiday Magic, A Christmas Fantasy Parade, Jingle Cruise, The Jingle...
Welcome back to Knotts Berry Farm!  We last left them in the soupy fog of Halloween.  But now, the park is transforming from scary to merry as they prepare the park for their annual Christmas celebrations.  What's more, Knott's...
What a HUGE week it has been for the Disneyland Resort.  The holidays kicked off on Tuesday November 12th and the action has been non-stop since.  In fact, last night, the world premier of World of Color: Winter Dreams...
It's the holiday season, almost, at the Disneyland Resort. Two new princesses, Anna and Elsa from Disney Picture's upcoming animated feature (Frozen), have taken up residence in Fantasyland.  King Arthur Carousel has re-opened and looks simply wonderful. While Holidays...
Welcome to the Monday edition of In the Parks and the Disneyland Update. Andy Castro and Dateline Disneyland are taking a much deserved break this week and In the parks is stepping in. We'll check up on the progression...
Who could have guessed in 1965 that Disneyland ice cream scooper Tony Baxter would one day have his own window on Main Street U.S.A.   A window is an honor only bestowed upon the most notable and influential of...
Today we offer an an abbreviated version of In the Parks as we focus on the new Marvel exhibit inside Disneyland's Innoventions.  Thor: Treasures of Asgard welcomes the first Marvel meet and greet inside a Disney theme park.  It...
Heads up, this isn't a theme park story, it's a haunt thing. A very, very scary, probably one of the scariest haunted houses which is still terrifying guests this season in Downtown LA. For those who dare . ....
The project of The Snow Queen has been kicking around the Disney studios since the golden age of Walt Disney himself.  Legendary Imagineer Marc Davis had even developed concepts for a boat ride at Disneyland which would have taken...
The Discovery Science Center in Orange, Ca is probably one of our favorite local places to go and go have family fun.  There is never a dull moment at this interactive hive of learning.  Each season they bring something...
Rob Zombie, musician and film maker, is no stranger to horror.  His special brand of macabre metal and theatrical staging are an iconic element of the rock and roll landscape.  It makes perfect sense that Zombie, with such an...
When most folks think of Knott's Scary Farm, haunted mazes immediately come to mind.  Foggy alleyways with sinister monsters around every corner are the quintesential image from the world's biggest, longest running, theme park Halloween celebration. We previously reviewed all...
Last year was our first experience with the "Haunted play," Delusion. Not knowing what to expect, or what the heck a "Haunted play" was, we approached a stately old mansion in a residential neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles and...