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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.
Six Flags Magic Mountain has seen its share of ups and downs, and we're not just talking about the record setting coasters.  Over the years the park has struggled to maintain a family friendly atmosphere while still promoting ever...
No other park offers a Christmas celebration quite like Knott's Berry Merry Farm. Their particular mix of down-home charm, mouthwatering munchies, and live entertainment remains a unique Southern California gem that must be experienced.  Today we share what's happening...
Howdy Disney Lovers!  In The Parks is filling in today for Dateline Disneyland today as Andy Castro enjoys D23's Destination D in Orlando.  There is plenty to take in this week as we traverse the Disneyland Resort in search...
Christmas has come ashore in Long Beach as the California-style holiday event, CHILL, returns for a third year at The Queen Mary.  Gilded with twinkling lights, the iconic smoke stacks of the luxury ocean liner sparkle like diamonds. A...
It's time to dive into movie magic today as we explore Universal Studios Hollywood.  There is an insane amount of information to cover this week, not the least of which is the construction of The Wizarding World of Harry...
On Thursday, November 14th, Universal Studios Hollywood hosted its 10th annual Day of Giving at 6 different locations throughout southern California.  Teaming with Operation School Bell, Universal's Discover a Star Foundation donated education essentials to young folks in need and...
Please join MiceChat and hundreds of Disney and industry insiders as we StartSomeGood for the Walt Disney Birthplace. There are a couple of big upcoming events that YOU are invited to, so check out the whole article below. You have...
The holiday season officially begins today at the Disneyland Resort.  Both parks are filled to the brim with more Christmas cheer than can be covered in a single update.  In a companion piece to Andy Castro's wonderful coverage of...
The news is out. That construction in the old Berry Tales/Kingdom of the Dinosaurs building at Knott's Berry Farm is for a 4D dark-ride called Voyage To The Iron Reef, which will Submerge Guests Under The Boardwalk In An...
Suspension of disbelief is a necessary element for any theatrical experience.  More to the point, it is invaluable to have when trying to create something scary. If an audience does not feel fully invested in whatever they are watching,...
The scariest time of year has suddenly become the merriest at Knott's Berry Farm.  Yes, all of the monsters have gone home for the season and now Santa's elves are getting everything ready for a fun-filled Christmas time hoedown...
Happy Halloween everyone!  The Disneyland Resort is in the middle of a major holiday identity crisis as we reach All Hallows' Eve today, October 31st.   Yes, there are still oodles of orange bunting on Main Street and pumpkins...
The wonderful independent haunt, The Empty Grave, is back to make Halloween lovers scream with delight once more. Celebrating their 10th year, they are back with twisted new sets, diabolical scares and, of course, eager monsters waiting for your...
Jeff Schiefelbein, the creative mind behind Sinister Pointe, is a sick man.  In his many maniacal mazes, haunted houses, and horror events he has concocted endless ways to make visitors cringe.  We have been shoved into claustrophobia tunnels, forced...
It's Friday  and time for a brand new update from the Disneyland Resort from In The Parks.  Between the last time that we covered the park on Monday and now there has been plenty to update you on.  Of...
Happy Monday Morning folks! Andy Castro and Dateline Disneyland are on vacation today, but In The Parks is here to deliver the week in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure news. It's a small world is getting its holiday overlay.  The park isn't...
Knott's Berry Farm is in full haunt swing.  But that isn't all that is going on at this classic Southern California Theme park.  There is the kid-friendly Camp Spooky that children can enjoy during the day.  And, for more...
With a great amount of anticipation and build up, Six Flags Magic Mountain began its 2014 season of Fright Fest last weekend.  Running every weekend in October, Fright Fest is a Halloween themed, night time event that promises to...
The Disneyland Resort is in auto pilot mode as the Halloween Time celebration rolls on. This week we update you on the ever-evolving refurbishment timelines including some that have not been officially announced by Disney yet.  The Mark Twain...
Since 2010, The Queen Mary has been producing the brilliant Dark Harbor Halloween haunt, filled with nautically themed nightmares and strange goings on. The team behind the event has worked very hard over the years to build Dark Harbor...