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Posts about non-Disney destinations.

Disneyland Resort Update: New Hotel & Parking Structure Announced

Downtown Disney and the Disneyland Hotel are going to feel a lot more crowded soon. A new hotel is being plopped down on the Western end - or should we say ON TOP OF...

MiceChat Knott’s Scary Farm Recap from the MiceChat Meetup

As September drew to a close, over one hundred and fifty MiceChatters met up at Knott's Scary Farm to partake in another year of the haunt. I'd like to apologize in advance, this re-cap took...

Disneyland Photo Update: Halloween Crowd Crush & Splash in the Dark

Welcome back to the beautiful Disneyland Resort, where Halloween makes the parks spooky in expected and unexpected ways. Let's take a look around Disneyland and see what it looks like as they prepare to...

Fall Events Illuminate the Night at Gilroy Gardens

With little warning Gilroy Gardens announced a new [email protected] event to take place weekends through October. Clearly inspired by the success of last year's Lumination display of Chinese artistry of light and color, the...

Lucky 13 at Winchester Mystery House

Last year the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA premiered a new candlelight tour for Halloween (link), and MiceChat returned to take a look at this year's version of the tour. But our...

Yesterland: Neighbors of Aulani – Past, Present, and Future

Aulani—officially Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i—opened August 2011 at the Ko Olina Resort on the western coast of O‘ahu. Disney’s island extravaganza stood between the oldest resort at Ko...

Hypnotic Fright Fest at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Fright Fest 2017 made its debut at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on September 23, and with the discounted Haunted House Pass purchased during the annual Labor Day Flash Sale lurking in my phone I...

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27 Review and Photos

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week, we are taking a look at three different nights spent at Halloween Horror Nights 27, one of which was the media party that Universal was...

California’s Great America Celebrates 10 Years of Haunt

Theme parks have been raising a ruckus about anniversaries since the Disneyland Tencennial in 1965; and speaking of ten year milestones, the Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America hits that mark this very year...

Knott’s Scary Farm 2017 – Masters of the Dark

We just returned from opening night of Knott's Scary Farm and it was an unbelievably entertaining evening. There are 9 mazes this year, 10 if you include the Log Ride overlay, and almost every...

Knott’s Berry Farm Update: Scary Farm & Spooky Farm

Welcome back to Knott's Berry Spooky Farm. The Farm's busy season is here, the Fan favorite hard-ticketed begins tonight, Knott's Scary Farm. Although I am far too chicken of the "Scary" Farm myself, Dusty and company will...

Universal Studios Hollywood Kicks Off Halloween Horror Nights 2017

Halloween has arrived in Southern California and it's never been more twisted. The savage minds at Universal Studios Hollywood have crafted another Halloween Horror night filled with hit mazes based upon killer movie franchises,...

Six Flags and Great America Announce New Rides in California

Tis the season when regional parks let us know what will be opening the following year; here's what to expect in the Golden State. (MiceChat previously covered the new dive-coaster coming to Knott's Berry...

Knott’s Scary Farm Reveals 13 Haunted Experiences for its 45th Halloween Season

This season for Knott's Scary Farm's Halloween Haunt has been brewing for 45 years. The park will feature 13 haunted mazes and attractions, including the farewell performance of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Knott’s...

DCA Photo Update: More Than Just Monsters After Dark

Yesterday's Disneyland Update focused on the upcoming Halloween activities and merchandise in that park. It turns out that there is even more big Halloween news to share from Disney California Adventure! We'll also take...

Disneyland Photo Update – It’s Almost Halloween Time Again

Disneyland is preparing to show its "not-so-scary" face as summer comes to an end and Halloween creeps in. Major attractions have closed to prepare holiday overlays and new merchandise is now on store shelves....

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Promises #NowhereToHide

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s iconic Halloween event, Howl-O-Scream, returns for it's 18th year with 19 menacing nights and two brand-new haunted houses (and five returning houses), five terrifying scare zones and thrill rides in the...

Efteling’s Symbolica – an Incredible, Immersive Dark Ride

On July 1 of this year, de Efteling—a world-class theme park south of Amsterdam, the Netherlands—opened Symbolica: the Palace of Fantasy right at the heart of the beautiful park. De Efteling’s core theme is...

First Dive Coaster on the West Coast Coming to Knott’s Berry Farm Summer 2018

Cowabunga dudes! Knott's Berry Farm has just announced a monster new coaster for summer 2018. The tallest, fastest, twistiest dive coaster in the West is now under construction on the Boardwalk, in the same...

DCA Photo Update: Park Somewhere Else!

Welcome back to the Disneyland Resort. Today we look at changes coming soon to Downtown Disney and California Adventure. If you missed our Disneyland Update Monday you can check it out HERE. No More Free...