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Posts about non-Disney destinations.

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #119 – News and Emails

Welcome back to UUOP. On this show we begin with a Butterbeer taste test from Micechat's very own Dusty Sage and Fishbulb. Which do they like best, the frozen or non-frozen? Following that we get...

Universal Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2016 A Monster Success

Halloween has arrived! The scariest of all the major theme park haunts launched its 2016 season last night (September 16th).  Dusty Sage (your author) and Anthony Hays (your photographer) braved their darkest fears to...

Construction Going Full Throttle at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain is moving full steam ahead on the construction of their newest coaster and newest up-charge thrill ride. No track for Full Throttle is on-site yet but ground preparation has been...

Season Pass Podcast: The Making of Carthay Circle and Harry Potter Tour

Walt Disney Imagineering and Harry Potter!  What more could you ask for? The TSPP team discusses Carthay Circle Restaurant with Ray Spencer (Creative Director at Walt Disney Imagineering).  Also a conversation with Sarah Roots...

Diagon Alley and the Real London

Werner Weiss recently visited some of the real London landmarks that inspired Diagon Alley Universal Studios Florida. Enjoy the pairs of comparison photos this week at Yesterland. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Diagon Alley and...

Five Tips For Surviving a Theme Park Haunt for the Complete Chicken

Amy has updated her Haunt Tips for the 2016 season. Please be sure to share your tips for helping those who are afraid to enjoy their local haunt. I’m really an odd duck. I love...

Blackfish Exposed by Former SeaWorld Trainer

We recently sat down with former SeaWorld Trainer Bridgette M. Pirtle to talk about her involvement with the production of the film BlackFish. We were amazed by what we learned, and we think you...

Yesterland: Independence Hall at Knott’s Berry Farm

Hardly anyone noticed a significant milestone in theme park history earlier this month, on July 4, 2016—the Quinquagenary (50th anniversary) of Independence Hall at Knott’s Berry Farm. This isn’t a “Yester” article about something that’s...

SeaWorld Announces 50th Anniversary Celebration for 3 Parks

SeaWorld hopes to make a splash with plans for its 50th anniversary in 2014. Promising a "Sea of Surprises," all three SeaWorld parks (Orlando, San Diego, and San Antonio) will be celebrating an 18 month...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #135 – News & Orlando On Location

On this show we catch up on the news from Universal Orlando Resort, which includes some Halloween Horror Nights information, upcoming entertainment, what 's been going on with harry Potter and the Escape from...

Busch Gardens Tampa Announces Falcon’s Fury Drop Tower

Busch Gardens Tampa “dropped” some big news today announcing the addition of the Falcon's Fury drop tower attraction to their line-up of world class thrill rides. The ride will be the tallest free-standing drop tower...

Fab News: Reasons to Celebrate

I saw a peanut stand, heard a rubber band and seen a needle wink its eye. But I be done seen about everything, when I see an elephant fly. A part of the current restorations...

SAMLAND: Did You Know Universal Studios Tried To Buy SeaWorld?

Did you know that Universal Studios tried to buy SeaWorld? Of course! In Hollywood anything is possible. However, this is not current news. This is Samland. About the same time as MCA Universal was finalizing...

Fast and the Furious Zooms into Universal Studios Hollywood with Movie Marathon and New...

The AMC theater at Universal Studios Hollywood's CityWalk is holding a special event to celebrate the arrival of the new Furious 7 movie. Advance screenings of Furious 7 will be held starting every seven minutes after the...

A Flamboyance Of Fancy Flamingos At SeaWorld Orlando

We breeze through SeaWorld Orlando this week for a splash of news from around the park.  The Happy Harbor area is behind walls for construction.  Meanwhile, Antarctica: Empire opt the penguin, is going vertical....

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,...

Visitors Scream and Splash at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Continuing his series on San Francisco Bay area parks, Marc Ricketts brings us a two-part photo essay on Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. This park has weathered economic ups and downs as well as a...

Universal Orlando Resort, Harry Potter, Transformers, and Screen Play

We have a big update from Universal Orlando Resort for you today. Universal’s brand new package deal gives new meaning to their slogan "Vacation like you Mean it.” Signage goes up at Transformers, Rip...

Universal Studios Hollywood Bestows Whomanitarian Award Upon Betty White

On Thursday, December 6th, the estimable Betty White was awarded the Whomanitarian award for her lifelong dedication to animal welfare. Ms. White graciously accepted the honor and kicked off Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood....

Universal Studios Orlando Unveils Diagon Alley Animatronics and more

We are back this week with a massive Universal Orlando update, where some amazing new details have been revealed about the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, Gringotts Bank and more....