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Friday, October 20, 2017

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Mission Complete – Guardians Breakout at Disney California Adventure

How long does it take to remove a beloved attraction and turn it into something else? Five months. That's the length of time it took Imagineers to strip the Tower of Terror of its...

Yesterland: America the Beautiful in Circarama

This presentation puts you “in the middle of everything.” Eleven movie screens form a circle above your head. Eleven perfectly synchronized projectors show eleven 16mm films, surrounding you with a 360-degree travelogue. Read the YESTERLAND...

David Koenig: Disneyland Resort News Bites

Disneyland cast members have been dropping me bits and pieces of news this week, on the return of the steam trains, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, and WiFi finally coming to Disneyland. D23 weekend,...

Disneyland Update – Mission: GRIDLOCKED!

We are on the cusp of insanity at Disneyland. The coming week brings the first public previews of Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout to the Disneyland Resort. That, in turn, will bring...

Yesterland: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Procession

Guests have lined the parade route. Floats with characters from The Hunchback of Notre Dame emerge from backstage. And parade music fills the air. Only this isn’t really a parade, in the traditional sense. <h2Read...

Disneyland Photo Update: Eat the Force & Towers of Light

Disneyland Resort is on the cusp of catching fire for summer. Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout is about to, well . . . break out! Fantasmic will return this summer with new...

Editorial: Mission BREAKOUT and the De-evolution of DCA

While, as a huge Marvel fan, I’m excited about the new Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT, it feels like a real step back for the park, both architecturally and thematically. And it’s...

Yesterland: The Mickey Head on California Screamin’

Would you like to take a roller coaster ride with a loop around this silhouette of Mickey Mouse’s head? Don’t worry. It’s a single loop. You don’t loop around Mickey’s ears too. (Now that would...

The Birth of Secret Stories of Disneyland by Jim Korkis

I recently wrote a book entitled Secret Stories of Disneyland:  Trivia Notes, Quotes and Anecdotes that is now available at Amazon.com. How many secrets are really left to be discovered about Disneyland? It is important...

Disneyland Photo Update: A River Runs Through It . . . Again

After nearly a year and a half of major work, Disneyland's Rivers of America were refilled with water these past few days. Construction scrims should begin coming down soon. In addition, the Sailing Ship...

Star Wars Land News: Revenge of the Fifth

As many of you have probably heard…or are now tired of hearing…yesterday was May 4th, also know as Star Wars Day. . . and that makes today "Revenge of the Fifth!" But perhaps Disneyland...

Yesterland: Little Patch of Heaven at Big Thunder Ranch

Okay, this place doesn’t look like the ranch from Home on the Range, at least not in the way that Cars Land at California Adventure looks like Radiator Springs from Cars. Essentially, Little Patch...

DCA Photo Update – Dropping In and Dropping Out

Things are about to drop into a new dimension at Disney California Adventure. Walls around Guardians of the Galaxy are set to come down any minute now. Summer of Heroes begins installation next week....

Disneyland Photo Update: The Real Jack Sparrow

A new lounge for Tomorrowland, more of the River revealed, and the real Captain Jack Sparrow makes an appearance at Disneyland. Lots to see today . . . and don't forget that the Gumball...

Yesterland: Mailboxes at Disneyland

These days, Disneyland guests use smartphones to text photos and greetings to their friends and families back home. But for most of Disneyland’s existence, guests mailed postcards from the park’s mailboxes. Read the YESTERLAND article...

MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – Schedule Struggle

Spring Break has ended and TDA has been very happy with the attendance and strong response to DCA’s expanded Food & Wine Festival. Despite the ongoing financial success of the Anaheim property, things are...

Disneyland Photo Update – You Are Clear For Launch

Strike up the band, it's time for a quick tour of Disneyland to see what's new and what's news. A classic is set to return as Space Mountain gives up on the popular Hyperspace...

Disney California Adventure Photo Update: Sticking it to the Man

It's Disney California Adventure day on MiceChat. And that means more Tower, Midway, FASTPASS, merchandise, and . . . um . . . something really inappropriate (or not). Plus, lots of photos, which we...

Disneyland Photo Update: Wifi Coming Soon

Did you have a hoppy Easter? It was an amazing day at Disneyland. The weather was perfect, and with many APs and the SoCal 3 day ticket deal folks blocked out, the crowds were...

A Peek into Star Wars Land with the Disney Imagineers

Walt Disney Imagineering has released a video offering a glimpse into the massive Star Wars lands being built at Disneyland and Disney World. While the details of the attractions have not yet been disclosed,...