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  1. Weekend Update: Terminator Salvation Debut, SeaWorld Double Dip, Tokyo Time, Venice

    by , 05-22-2009 at 08:08 PM

    Weekend Update goes aquatical this week with a bicoastal report from the Sea World parks, courtesy of SummerInFL and CaptPhoebus. Then TDLFAN shares a whimsical look at the clocks of Tokyo Disneyland. Last week I asked Ian Parkinson where he was taking us next. His answer? A Venice vacation, of course. This time around Ian's report also includes photos by Richard Williams ...

    Updated 05-23-2009 at 08:52 AM by Weekend Update

  2. Memorial Day weekend - Lots to See and Do in the SoCal area, but where to park?

    by , 05-22-2009 at 04:19 AM
    Memorial Day Weekend has been traditionally the big "Theme/Amusement" Parks kick-off weekend. Well, this year, not too many new rides, and much of the new entertainment starts in a few weeks.

    But we will look at some of the new offerings, plus a few other fun things to do in the upcoming few days.

    Last chance to sign up for Gumball Rally 3.

    MiceChat will be hosting the third version of the Gumball Rally a week from Saturday, May 30th.

    And the ...
  3. DCA's new restrooms, Harbour Galley's new menu, Grand Californian expansion, +MORE!

    by , 05-17-2009 at 08:46 PM
    Fancy new restrooms opened in Disney's California Adventure this week, as the park gears up to demolish restrooms in the same area to make room for the upcoiming Little Mermaid dark ride. Nearby, construction continues on the big new World of Color night show in Paradise Bay. Over in Disneyland, the Harbour Galley quick service dining location is finally getting a new menu and should reopen by the end of the month, and work continues on the Astro Orbitor and Cosmic Waves projects in Tomorrowland. ...

    Updated 05-18-2009 at 01:41 AM by Dateline Disneyland

  4. With Summer Events Schedule, D23 Delivers On Its Promise

    by , 05-17-2009 at 07:17 AM (The Mouse Castle)
    Wow, Disney really got it.

    This week, to the delight of mousegeeks everywhere (well, in selected markets anyway), Disney's pay-for-play fan community D23 announced its first summer lineup of events, and it's a knockout.

    From Disney's press release:
    [INDENT][B]May 28 - D23 “Up All Night” at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre (FREE)[/B]
    (Los Angeles, CA) -- Theatergoers across the country will soon meet the unlikely duo of 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen and 8-year-old ...
  5. charitable crafting

    by , 05-15-2009 at 10:10 PM
    I was just thinking of how much I miss the hand embroidery on the mouse ears at Disneyland. One of those small touches that really made things magical.


    It's probably because I'm a crafter myself, so I appreciate the skill and artistry that it took to make these! Look at how beautiful the scroll work is! *sigh* We got these at the preview day on May 4, 2005, before Disneyland unveiled it's 50th anniversary ...