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Rick has been a long term MiceChat author and co-founder of the Weekend Update. You will often find Rick in the position of "Greeter" at official events due to his warm and welcoming spirit. If you've got photos, news or trip reports to share, Rick would love to hear from you: [email protected]
Ian Parkinson made a trip to The Making of Harry Potter: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and shares these great photos. As a fan of both the books and the movies, I never get tired of seeing the sets...
THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES presents RICHARD WILLIAMS By Scarlett Stahl Famed animator and three time Oscar winner, Richard Williams gave a crash course in Animation on the evening of October 4, 2013 at the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and...
Disney's Aulani, the company's Hawaiian resort, recently celebrated its second anniversary. Weekend Update reader igrules shared this report from her recent visit. ~~Rick Just after its two year anniversary, I finally made it to Aulani, Disney's Hawaiian resort in Ko...
Mickey's Halloween Celebration Parade at Disneyland Paris is considered one of the best offerings during the Fall season. We have some great photos and a video from Max Fan, D&M contributor and Dlrp Welcome webmaster.   http://youtu.be/cFWFd1mt0QE The sights and sounds of...
Hong Kong Disneyland put on a spectacular Halloween this year. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog put this report together for us. Let us know your thoughts, do you see anything below that you'd like the US...
Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced that Hong Kong Disneyland will receive the Iron Man Experience in 2016. This will be the first Marvel ride to open in a Disney theme park! Alain Littaye of...
The Halloween decorations at Disneyland Paris are abundant, and the ghosts and ghoulies have a whimsical style – perfect for a Disney park! Here's a photo report from Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog. ~~Rick Halloween Invades the...
It looks like the styrofoam and concrete construction methods used to balance the budget at Disneyland Paris may have caused some problems twenty years later. Disney and more blogger Alain Littaye brings us the story. ~~Rick Indiana Jones Temple of...
Thanks to Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog, we have some announcements from Disneyland Paris. Park management revealed plans for the Halloween and Christmas seasons plus they announced the official name of the Ratatouille ride. PLEASE NOTE: P&P...
Today, Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog finishes up our trip to Spain's Port Aventura theme park. This European theme park has an American heritage and, according to Alain, the quality is quite apparent. Interestingly enough, the...
I can't believe it has been six years since we dreamed up the concept of "Sip and Nibble" as we strolled around Epcot's Food and Wine Festival during the very first MiceChat Walt Disney World Invasion. We have refined...
The management of Disneyland Paris is taking advantage of smaller crowds and temperate weather to attend to a number of small projects throughout the park. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog takes us on a guided tour....
It's day four on BC_DisneyGeek's fantastic Alaska cruise on the Celebrity Century. This "day at sea" is devoted to viewing (and cruising through) the spectacular Hubbard Glacier. Apparently the glacier bits that are floating in the ocean have actually...
Here's part four of BC_DisneyGeek's report on his Alaska Cruise on the Celebrity Century. I'd like a pineapple fritter please. ~~Rick Part four of the trip has us heading to our first port, Icy Strait Point. The Icy Strait is a...
Originally built by Busch Entertainment Corp. and the Tussaud Group, the Spanish theme park, Port Aventura, was purchased by Universal in 1997 and renamed Universal Port Aventura. After Universal added a water park and two hotels, the resort was...
It seems that Disneyland Paris is suffering from a spate of mechanical breakdowns recently. What was supposed to be an uneventful day for Disney and More blog reporter "Max" turned out to be a day full of ride closures....
Here's Part Two of Scarlett Stahl's madcap Adventures in Russia! You can check out Part One (the one with a CSI connection) . ~~Rick Scarlett Stahl's Adventures in Russia Part Two As we continued our adventure in Russia, our car was right...
Scarlett Stahl has regaled us with stories about her many Disney friends. Today's story about a recent weekend in Hollywood is no exception! Imagine spending a weekend with such amazing Disney celebrities and legends. Frankly, Scarlett, I'm green with...
For those of you who can never get enough of Disney reports and Andy Castro's photography, here's a D23 Expo recap with photos from Andy and commentary from  Alain Littaye. ~~Rick D23 Expo Recap: Journey into Imagineering Pavilion The highly anticipated...
We've been sailing to Alaska with BC_DisneyGeek on the Celebrity Century cruise ship. Today we take a tour of the galley. One little warning: there are photos of frog legs ahead. If you are catching this series in the...