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Disney College Program: The First Week

Hey, everyone, glad to be back, and boy do I have some stories. First of all I just wanted to thank everyone who commented on my last article. I love hearing the feedback and...

New Fantasyland construction continues as Halloween arrives at the Magic Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we'll take a look at the Magic Kingdom as it celebrates the Halloween season as New Fantasyland construction continues. We'll also hop over to...

New Fantasyland Castle Wall: A Closer Look

New Fantasyland is gearing up at Walt Disney World, with unannounced random test previews now occurring daily for the Beauty and the Beast meet and greet. These aren't "soft openings" where you can reasonably...

Merchandise takes over Buena Vista Street and Disneyland food gets less magical

The good views along Buena Vista Street were bombarded with Disney merchandise this week as Disneyland's merchandise department went into the beautiful period-specific window displays and added mannequins and piles of theme park merchandise...

Tokyo DisneySea Celebrates 11 Years of Theme Park Excellence

Alain Littaye is infamous for collecting gorgeous images from Disney theme parks in Europe and Asia. In honor of Tokyo DisneySea's 11th anniversary, he presents this collection of signs and posters from this first...

Magic Kingdom construction and Epcot Food & Wine preparation

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! Today, we will have some news on Magic Kingdom construction in New Fantasyland and a look at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival preparation. Let's get started! http://datelinedisneyland.smugmug.com/Other/DDW/i-tgSgFTp/0/O/magickingdom-5.png Welcome to...

Disneyland under refurbishment as Halloween Time nears

Disneyland is your land, if you are into rides under refurbishment that is.  No, not really, but there are a number of refurbishments happening at once inside the berm.  The park is still enjoyable...

Preview of Enchanted Tales with Belle at Walt Disney World

Hello, and welcome to a special edition of Dateline Disney World! This week, I go to go behind the construction walls at the Magic Kingdom and the New Fantasyland to experience the Enchanted Tales...

The Samland Grabbag of Disneyland Stories

One of the great things about Disneyland is pulling back the various layers of history concentrated in such a small site. Disney historian Jeff Kurtti noted that if you are able to frequently visit...

Resort Review: Disney’s Art of Animation

Even though it only opened in late May of this year, Disney's Art of Animation resort is fast becoming one of the most popular resorts on property, and with good reason! Excellent theming, rooms...

Cars Land Rumored for DisneyWorld?

There have been whispers for some time now that Disney's Hollywood Studios (DHS) at Disney World would get its own Cars Land, and rumors erupted anew last week. There was a different intensity this...

Fantasmic! glows with the show as construction continues at Disneyland

The Rivers of America lit up with a colorful glow last week as Disneyland premiered the new "Glow with the Show" addition to the popular Fantasmic! nighttime spectacular. Fantasmic's "Glow with the Show"...

Hong Kong Disneyland Replaces Center Street With A Shop

Alain Littaye of the Disney and More blog shares these photos of the newest shop on Main Street, USA at Hong Kong Disneyland. This one might be controversial with our readers. We ask you...

Major Walt Disney World rumors and Magic Kingdom News

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World!! This week, we have a massive Walt Disney World update from the Magic Kingdom, with both New Fantasyland news and believe it or not, Halloween decorations!! We...

Disneyland Halloween Grows, Fantasmic Glows and DCA Slows

Annual passholders got to see something new at Disneyland this week. A new Glow-With-The-Show version of Fantasmic was presented at a special after-hours party. We have lots of video and photos to share from...

Best and Worst Buffets of Walt Disney World

In the real world (i.e., places where five-foot tall mice don't roam around with handlers), I'm not a big fan of buffets. The food is often bland and of questionable quality and the surroundings...

Disneyland Paris From Above

In my previous articles about Disneyland Paris, I've shown you the great renderings of the DLP that never was which are included in my book, Disneyland Paris From Sketch To Reality. Today, I'll share...

A chat with Imagineer Vanessa Hunt, co-author of “Poster Art of the Disney Parks”

Today's special edition of Dateline Disneyland takes a look at the spectacular new Poster Art of Disney Parks art book now available at Disney theme parks. Written by Imagineers Danny Handke and...

Disneyland gets ready for Halloween Time as the busy summer season fades away

Disneyland is getting ready for the launch of its popular Halloween Time season with new merchandise hitting store shelves and decorations going up in shop windows. The park is also now readying two...

Disney World Fantasyland Construction and other Magic Kingdom News!

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we have a very large Magic Kingdom update with lots of things happening around the park, including progress on the major Fantasyland expansion project. Let's...