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Destinations

Posts about non-Disney destinations.

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...

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...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #136 – Disney vs Universal

On this episode we delve in to the mailbag to discuss what we would like to see for Halloween Horror Nights 25, we get into the Selfie Stick debate, some Diagon Alley tips and...

SeaWorld San Diego Seven Seas Craft Beer and Food Festival 2017

Spring is here and so are the theme park food festivals. DCA’s Food and Wine, Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, and opening last weekend SeaWorld San Diego’s Seven Seas Craft Beer and Food Festival. I had...

Disneyland Photo Update: Wifi Coming Soon

Did you have a hoppy Easter? It was an amazing day at Disneyland. The weather was perfect, and with many APs and the SoCal 3 day ticket deal folks blocked out, the crowds were...

I Put A Spell On You With Voodoo Doughnuts

It's National Doughnut Day!!! And that calls for something special. Let's cast a spell for some new pastry goodness . . . and presto . . . Voodoo Doughnuts officially opens at Universal CityWalk...

Yesterland: Observations about the Wizarding World in Florida

Dragon Challenge at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Florida is in the news this week. The steel coaster with two interlaced tracks will close forever on September 4, 2017. A new Harry Potter-themed attraction...

Knott’s Berry Farm Update: Peanuts Celebration

Welcome back to the Farm. It may be slow season over at Disney, but not here at Knott's. Today we are going to be running around the park and checking out their weekend Peanuts...

Knotts Berry Farm Goes From Scary to Merry

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...

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...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #111 – News, Rumors and Autism at the Parks

We begin this episode with a Listener Butterbeer preference. If you would like to throw your hat in the ring, all you have to do is record us a message letting us know who you are, where...

Universal Studios Hollywood: Lunar New Year and Park Photos

Welcome to a Lunar New Year edition of Dateline Universal Studios Hollywood. Universal invited me out to cover their Lunar New Year festivities. I used my extra time to get reacquainted with the changes...

Knott’s Berry Farm Update: Boardwalk Starts A New Beat

Welcome back to America's First Theme Park, where the townsfolk are just waiting to take you on an adventure. Knott's has cooked up some great entertainment this year that can compete with any 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...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #140 – Entertainment Designers Forum

On this episode we take you to the recent Entertainment Designers Forum that is held every year in aid of the American Cancer Society Relay for life. The forum included a few people who...

Kevin Yee: Universal vs. Disney – The Theme Park Deathmatch

If you can find time to pause your 12,758th replay of the song "We Know the Way" (is it just me, or is the Moana soundtrack the most catchy thing ever?!), you only need...

Have a Berry Good Time at Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Knott's Berry Farm has launched its popular Boysenberry Festival and it's berry good this year. The flowers are in bloom, the food is a dark purple color, and there's a renewed nostalgia down on...

Fab News is For Lovers

Hello to all of you! I'm on the tail end of a horrific cold, but I've been bundled up, with a bunch of DVDs and games, my attentive daughter making sure I have way...

Despicable Me Minion Madness in Technical Rehearsals At Universal Orlando

Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem has opened at Universal Studios Florida for Technical Rehearsals. This is Universal's term for a soft opening. We were lucky enough to ride and will share our review below (Spoiler...

Dateline Universal Orlando – Dragon Challenge Getting the Axe

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week, we're at Islands of Adventure. There are a few surprises ahead . . . let's take a look! ...