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The Disney EAR in Review – A Look Back at the First HALF of...

This week, Ricky Brigante (Inside the Magic) joins Paul Barrie (WindowtotheMagic) for our twice yearly discussion of EVERYTHING (literally) that has happened in the world of Disney.  This 3-HOUR LONG yap-a-thon shows just how...

Universal Studios Hollywood Construction Update: Harry Potter, Springfield, Horror Nights

It's a big update from Universal Studios Hollywood where we find thrills, chills, and the promise of greater things to come. There has been quite a bit of progress at the three major construction...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #95 – News, Rumors and Menchies

Welcome back to the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast! It's time for another news show. We start by letting you know the announcements that Universal Orlando made about the new food offerings that will be available...

Universal Studios Hollywood Lining Up the Big Projects

Today we offer a construction tour of Universal Studios Hollywood. The multiple projects going on at this park are literally transforming the face of this once humble little movie studio.  Fast and Furious: Supercharged...

Universal Studios Hollywood Fast and Furious and Harry Potter

With Andy Castro delivering your guide to the 24 hour madness at Disneyland this weekend, we switch gears and bring you an In The Parks from Universal Studios Hollywood.  There is an astounding amount...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #91 – News, Rumors and Escape from Gringotts

Thanks for taking a look at our latest episode. We begin with the news which this episode includes the announcements that Universal Orlando made about the NEW Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringott's attraction...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #89 – News, Rumors and Hollywood VIP Tour

Join us for another Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. We begin this show with a couple of shout outs which includes Kolby's Minion Mayhem model, which you can see HERE and then share another Listener...

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Super Silly Fun Land Officially Open at Universal Studios...

The long-awaited Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride has officially opened to the public at Universal Studios Hollywood.  While enjoying a short soft opening period since mid-March, the attraction has settled into steady reliable operation...

News: Universal Studios Hollywood Expansion Plans Finally Announced

Yesterday, in a series of anticipated announcements, Universal Studios Hollywood confirmed an impressive series of additions to their original park in Los Angeles, California.  Starting with Transformers: The Ride in 2012 the creative forces...

Universal Studios Hollywood and the Harry Potter Project

Universal Studios Hollywood is a flurry of activity as a new attraction opens and another is under major construction. Today, we stroll through SoCal's busiest theme park construction project since DCA 2.0 and see...

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...

Universal Studios Hollywood Wizarding World and Simpsons Update

Late Thursday night we posted our early review of the brand new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood (review here). In short, it is wonderful sugar-coated confection of a family ride...

Universal Studios Hollywood Brings Despicable Me Minion Mayhem to Life

Earlier today MiceChat was invited to take a sneak peek at the brand new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood.  The California version of the ride is brimming with interactive elements,...

A Look inside Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Hollywood

Gru has summoned MiceChat to Universal Studios Hollywood for a tour of his new lair.  Who were we to say no?  Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem is set to open in spring 2014 and we...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #73 – The News

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the first UUOP of 2014.This is the first of our new "weekly" shows and our first dedicated news episode. On this show we discuss an interesting survey that...

2013 Disney HALF Ear in Review – Part 2

Paul Barrie and Ricky Brigante (from Inside the Magic) talk your ear off with the second half of their annual discussion of everything that happened throughout the wonderful world of Disney during 2013. Here's the...

The Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, Episode 71 – CityWalk the Walk

Hello and welcome to episode 71 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. For your listening pleasure, we have the latest news which includes the annual pass benefits at Universal Orlando during the holiday season;...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast: Episode 70 – Armchair Themepark Creating & A Short Story

Welcome to episode 70 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast with Lee, Tracey, Darren and Hunter! For your listening pleasure, we'll bring you a live report from Jessie in her own inimitable way; a...

Designed to Thrill: IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013

The typical theme park goer has probably never heard of IAAPA, the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, let alone the annual IAAPA Attractions Expo. I recently visited the IAAPA Expo in Orlando...

Universal Studios Hollywood Launches Grinchmas with Whomanitarian Award

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Did you know that today is not only Thanksgiving but the start of Hanukkah as well? Oh, and one more holiday kicks off today . . . Grinchmas! Yes, Universal's Grinch...