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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Destinations

Posts about non-Disney destinations.

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...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update: Ringing In The Season

Welcome to your Cyber Monday Disneyland Photo Update. With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season is now in full swing. I'd like to take you with me on a journey through the resort as we...

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...

DCA & Disneyland Resort Area Photo Update: A Holiday Transition

Welcome back to Disneyland Photo Update. This is our second half of this week's article. The Disneyland half had so much, we thought we should give everyone a break.  You can check out our Disneyland...

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...

Disneyland Photo Update: It’s Halloween-lo-ween Everybody!

As we light up the Jack-o'lanterns for tonight's festivities, we'd like to welcome you to MiceChat's weekly Disneyland news and photo update. Let's dive one last time into spookiest season of them all with...

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...

DCA Update – What Holiday?

The Disneyland Update yesterday centered on the collision of two holidays, Halloween and Christmas. At DCA it's really the lack of Halloween that is most significant. DCA just doesn't bother with Halloween decorations and...

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...

Disneyland Photo Update: As Halloween Approaches Christmas is Already on the Way

The spooky season is packing the parks at the Disneyland Resort and the past week has seen some very busy days, especially in the hours leading up to Mickey's Halloween Party. This update will...

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...

Winchester Mystery House by Candlelight

From the beginning of this column I've been aware that the parks here by the Bay would not have the never ending stream of news of the level that Disneyland provides, so other options...

Virtual Reality Halloween by The Bay

Note: Almost the moment I finished writing this, Cedar Fair announced the permanent closure of Fear VR at Knott's Berry Farm and California's Great America due to complaints from mental health activists. The Insanatorium...

First Two Weekends of Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Sell Out

Universal Studios Hollywood is off to an amazing start for their 2016 Halloween Horror Nights event. The first two weekends completely sold out. If you are thinking about attending for an upcoming weekend, know...