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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Destinations

Posts about non-Disney destinations.

Kevin Yee: Whale of a Tale

It's been ages since I've taken up the theme of SeaWorld here in this space, so an update is long overdue. Where do we stand? What's the State of the Oceanic Union? Turns out,...

Black Canyon of the Gunnison: Colorado Clockwise Part 3

Like many readers here at MiceChat, we take a lot of park centric vacations. In 2016 that was certainly true, but our objectives weren’t theme parks, but National Parks, specifically, the four park’s of...

Knott’s Berry Farm Photo Update – Pretty In Pink

The red and green of the holiday decor is coming down at a leisurely pace, and the park is looking pretty in pink before it starts turning purple with the return of the smash...

Mesa Verde: Colorado Clockwise Part 2

Like many readers here at MiceChat, we take a lot of park centric vacations. In 2016 that was certainly true, but our objectives weren’t theme parks, but National Parks, specifically, the four park’s of...

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...

Dateline Universal Florida: Fallon, Furious, and Volcano Bay Rise at Universal

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Studios Florida! This week, we're taking a look at the updates around Studios park which include Race through New York with Jimmy Fallon and the Fast and Furious...

Great Sand Dunes: Colorado Clockwise Part 1

Like many readers here at MiceChat, we take a lot of park centric vacations. In 2016 that was certainly true, but our objectives weren't theme parks, but National Parks, specifically, the four park's of...

Yesterland: California Missions, Real and Knott’s

Knott’s calls its missions “scale models.” But is that really what they are? They are works of art—a collaboration between two artists working almost 60 years apart. Let’s look at how these artists represented the...

Knotts Merry Farm Delivers Authentic Christmas Cheer

Southern Californians are lucky folks, especially at the holidays. We may not have snow, but we sure do have a lot of choices for where to find some amazing holiday cheer. Disneyland has the...

Yesterland: The Missions Return to Knott’s Berry Farm

As the 20th century came to a close, Knott’s Berry Farm was reinventing itself as a thrill ride park. Its original focus on California heritage took a backseat. Slowly, over many years, the dioramas...

Universal Studios Hollywood Grinchmas

Oh Grinchmas tree, oh Grinchmas tree, you are so bright and lovely. Oh Grinchmas tree, oh Grinchmas tree, shine your light and bring us glee. It's Grinchmas time in Hollywood as Universal Studios pulls out...

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...

Amazing Things at Universal Orlando for the Holiday Season

"What does Universal Orlando do for the holidays?" This was the question I asked myself as I realized that as a lifelong Floridian, I'd never been to Universal Orlando around Christmastime. I mean sure...

The Worlds of Nintendo at Universal Studios

Universal Studios has released initial information on immersive new lands and attractions themed around Nintendo's rich characters and environments. While no specific information was given on exactly where or when these new lands would...

SeaWorld San Diego – A Look at the Christmas Celebration!

SeaWorld San Diego kicked off its incredibly popular and enchanting Christmas Celebration on Nov. 19 and we're here to give you a look at what to expect! Plus, we'll take a look at progress...

Winterfest Debuts at California’s Great America.

Normally, this time of year at California's Great America means the gates are locked tight, seasonal workers are filling out job applications elsewhere and the mechanics are ensuring that the coasters are ready for...

Lots of Construction at Universal Orlando Resort

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! It's been a while since we last visited the resort, and there's a lot happening! Let's head out there and see what it is. Universal Studios Welcomes You There...

SeaWorld San Diego is Spooktacular

It's been a while since our last visit, but we're back at SeaWorld San Diego with a "Spooktacular" update of the park and their popular Halloween event. Plus, we'll take a look at what's...

SAMLAND – The JayBangs Story

MiceChat favorite, Sam Gennawey, returns today with a peek into his brand new book, the JayBangs Story.  The book tells the fascinating tale of how Jay Stein built Universal Orlando and his run-ins with...

5 Tips for Your Visit to Knott’s Scary Farm

This article comes to you from Steve Rosolio, a theme park designer with Super78 Studios. He recently visited Knott's Scary Farm and wanted to share some tips and tricks with you. We'd like to...