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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Destinations

Posts about non-Disney destinations.

SeaWorld San Diego: Putting It Together

Change is coming to SeaWorld San Diego, so we're back with another update. We’ve got a lot to cover this week, including major developments on the new entrance, the new temporary entrance, Cirque 2013,...

SeaWorld Orlando Antarctica Empire of the Penguin Opens

Over the past 2 years, MiceChat has been covering the construction of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins. At long last, this icy spectacular of an attraction has opened to guests.  It's truly an amazing...

Knotts Scary Farm Exclusive Preview of the Gunslinger’s Grave

The idea of a western-themed maze for Halloween Haunt is a no-brainer for the theme park that built its reputation on a western ghost town aesthetic.  In fact, up-and-coming maze designer, Gus Kreuger, explains,...

SeaWorld Parks Summer 2014 Attraction and Show Preview

This year, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment are opening new shows and attractions at 11 of the their 12 parks, with great new offerings and a whole 'Sea of Surprises' that goes along with 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...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #133 – The Big News Show

On this show we bring you nothing but news, as its been a busy few weeks. We discuss Sharknado 3 filming at Universal Orlando Resort, the announcement of Kong coming to Islands of Adventure, Mardi...

Orlando Parkhopper – Grinchmas arrives and Red Oven Pizza Bakery Opens

We are back with a big update from Universal Orlando Resort. Grinchmas has popped up at Islands of Adventure and a brand new restaurant has opened in CityWalk, plus we have a resort-wide photo...

Checking up on Busch Gardens Tampa

Today we venture through Busch Gardens Tampa  for the latest news from this great alternative to the Orlando parks.  While the last bits of holiday decorations are still being shed, preparations are being made...

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...

The Joker Siezes Discovery Kingdom This Weekend

 "You don't stop playing because you get old. You get old because you stop playing"     (Michael Pritchard) After two days of passholder previews, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will open the Joker to the...

Universal Studios Hollywood Stays Cool In The Heat

We have an easy breezy update from Universal Studios Hollywood for you this week. After the official Press sneak peak of the brand new Walking Dead walk-through attraction, it closed again to allow Universal...

Fab News: Maz-Berries-Chopper Base and Are You Ready to Rally?

Lupita Nyong'o Shares Some Maz Love, Plus Emoji! One of the complaints about The Force Awakens that I heard from someone was: I could tell that Rey wasn't talking to anyone. She was just staring...

Australia Zoo Hosts Movie Premiere

MiceChat's Aussie theme park reporter, Rya86n, attended the red carpet premiere of the Hallmark Channel's movie release, Return to Nim's Island. The event was appropriately staged at the Australia Zoo. The zoo is 100 acres and...

Universal Orlando Resort Refurbs and Construction Update

January used to be 'off season' in Orlando, but thanks to an increase in international visitors, and growth in domestic travel, all the parks in Orlando have been experiencing record January crowds.  Even with...

Kevin Yee Takes On Universal’s Springfield

This past weekend, the Springfield section of Universal Studio Orlando opened up additional new sections, revealing still more food and drink options, amid highly themed decorative elements. Universal has been on something of a streak...

Season Pass Podcast: Documenting Disneyland, Storytelling & Lost Parks

The Season Pass Podcast takes a look into special documentary projects based on Theme Parks, creative thinking and Disneyland!  Join us for discussion on The Lost Parks of Northern California with Kris Rowberry of Great American Thrills,...

Dateline Universal Orlando – Universal Express Added to the Wizarding World

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! There's always so much to see and cover in these parks. Today we're headed to Universal Studios!     Even though it isn't new,...

SeaWorld Orlando Phased Openings

After last week's article about SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment's tough summer, we have a follow up article about changes being made at SeaWorld Orlando, and some updates around the park, along with some new...

Yesterland: Disney Sneaks into Knott’s Berry Farm

A little bit of Disney has snuck into Knott’s Berry Farm. It has nothing to do with Disney character collectables at Virginia’s Gift Shop. The skull and crossbones on Mission San Luis Rey, one of...

Christmas Town Sparkles At Busch Gardens Tampa

I recently had the opportunity to check out this year’s Christmas Town event at Busch Gardens Tampa. Now in its 3rd year, the park includes this special holiday offering with daytime admission this year....