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Sunday, June 25, 2017

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What’s the Plus Side: Leveraging Next Gen

"We have known for a really long time that getting our visitors to Walt Disney World to make decisions about where they spend their time before they leave home is a powerful driver of...

Walt Disney World Update: Flower and Garden Continues While Star Wars Land Rises

It's two parks in one this week as we take you to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Flowers, gardens, food, wine and Star Wars. Yep, must be Walt Disney World! Let's see what's new...

Fab News: The Islands Await

Hello, sweet Fabanistas. The weekend approaches, and for us, it's going to be a busy one! Luau, Baby! There's still time to get tickets for the CHOC Ambassador Luau this Saturday night. There will be food,...

One Month to Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're trekking out to Animal Kingdom, where there is only one more month until things change there in a BIG way. Let's take a look!

An Open Letter to Disney Regarding MyMagic Plus

MiceAge contributor, Tim Grassy, shares an open letter to Disney today regarding concerns with MyMagic+. Read along and see if you agree. Dear Disney, The recent announcements of MyMagic+ and Fastpass+ have raised concerns in the...

Dateline Disney World – Star Wars Land going vertical at Hollywood Studios

You can almost hear the Imperial March playing already. We've got some exciting photos to share with you this week of real progress at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Let's take a look at this rapidly...

Disney’s MyMagic Failure

Tim Grassey returns with his thoughts on Disney World's MyMagic+. As you can gather from the title, this isn't a column the Disney suits are going to like. However, it's an important discussion as...

Yesterland: “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” Movie Set Adventure

Do you enjoy being miniaturized by theme park attractions? Toy Story Midway Mania shrinks you to the size of a toy. Honey, I Shrunk the Audience shrinks your entire theater to the size of a...

Dateline Disney World – Pirates Returns and First Signs of Christmas

Aside from Halloween, there are many projects happening around the Magic Kingdom. let's take a look.

Disney Springs Lottery – Who Will Be the First To Leave?

I'm actually a really big supporter of the Disney Springs expansion. You'll find many critics, especially online, but in general I like what they've done with the former Downtown Disney. That said, they've expanded...

Dateline Disney World – Refurbishment Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're heading to the Magic Kingdom to take in the sights and see what is happening in the park. Let's go! amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id...

Serious Star Wars

Star Wars Weekends have begun, and the signature finale to the event is now the Symphony in the Stars fireworks show. The name is not new, and in fact using the show name with...

Tim Grassey Editorial – Fixing Epcot

It’s no secret that Epcot needs help. I visited Disney World and Universal Orlando in January 2016 and Epcot was without question, the worst of the six parks I visited on that trip. At...

Kevin Yee: Declining by Degrees – An Update on the Magic Kingdom

About ten years ago, I wrote an article in this space with an idea called "Declining by Degrees." Since it's been a couple years since I've written about it, a fresh look is warranted...

Dateline Disney World: Epcot Festival of the Arts

Epcot is offering a fun and artistic new festival. We'll take you to the park where every parent comes out tired and show you the creative new offering which has roots in the Food...

Star Wars Launch Bay and Unobstructed Chinese Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we are taking a look at the rapid change over at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Lights . . . Camera . . . ACTION!     MiceChat WDW Invasion...

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: A Fun and Solid “D Ticket” Attraction (Spoilers Only at...

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train finally soft-opened to the public on Friday 5/23, which also happened to be the 24 hour day. While I didn't show up there until the late afternoon, I got...

Yesterland: Real Norway & Epcot’s Norway

Yesterland looks at Norway — the real country and the Epcot World Showcase pavilion — with comparison photos that show surprising similarities. Even the Epcot enhancements of 2016 are grounded in authenticity. Read the YESTERLAND...

Fantasyland Expansion Getting Greener, Art of Animation, and MORE!!

Welcome to Dateline Disney World on the all new and beautiful MiceChat! This week, we saw lots of work going on in the New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, particularly in the Storybook Circus...

Dateline Disney World – Hollywood Studios News and Photos

There is a world of change on the way to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Let's take a look at this sleepy little park which will someday play host to a brand new Star Wars land...