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Thursday, July 27, 2017

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Gingerbread Holidays at the Walt Disney World Resorts

This week, we're taking a look at 4 of the WDW resorts and how they get all spruced up for the holidays. Well, that's gonna wrap things up for this week. We got rained...

Samland 2.0 – A BIG Day for the Walt Disney Company

While trolling through the archives, I came upon a treasure trove of press releases from April 1969. It was an important time. The passing of Walt Disney in late 1966 was still in the...

Holidays in Full Swing at Walt Disney World

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! 'Tis the season, and Walt Disney World is all decked out for the holidays, and over the next few weeks, we'll take a look at all of...

DoomBuggies Spook Show #12: The Attic Bride

In this spook-er-sized Halloween episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show, we discuss the recent "Ghostly Materials" exhibition at Disneyland and speak with one of the artists, Bridget McCarty, about the opening day of this...

The Original O’ Canada!

You’ve just stepped into the Circle-Vision 360 theater at the Canada pavilion of Yestercot. Soon the beauty, pageantry, ice, and snow of Canada will surround you on nine screens in O’ Canada!   Read the full...

Mousetalgia Podcast 316: WDI’s Spirit Photography, Fantasmic reservations

Imagineering develops Spirit Photography for the Magic Kingdom's Haunted Mansion gift shop, and we have an exclusive interview about the project. Mousetalgia welcomes Imagineers Jim Clark, Brian Crosby, and Daniel Joseph to the show...

The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow

Yester Studios has its own state-of-art Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. It’s The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow—the attraction that’s based on a Disney movie franchise that’s based on an attraction.   Read the full YESTERLAND...

Dining with Food Allergies – Olivia’s at Walt Disney World’s Old Key West

Being locals here in Orlando, we are fortunate enough to dine on Disney property quite often.  We go for the food, not the entertainment or characters, and we have our favorite spots that are...

Window To The Magic Podcast: A Summer Stroll at Epcot – Part 1

It's November... and that means its time for a summertime stroll through Epcot with Jeremiah. Recorded back in August, this 2-part stroll through Epcot features several attractions and many of the sounds that you'd...

Dateline Disney World – Christmas Rapidly Arriving at the Magic Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're touring the Magic Kingdom and getting ready for the holiday season. We'd also like to invite you to a very special event in Disney's...

Camp Minnie-Mickey

At Yester Animal Kingdom, there’s Camp Minnie-Mickey. It’s a rustic camp like something in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York. Disney characters hang out here.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Camp Minnie-Mickey   When you...

Your Guide to Club Level at Walt Disney World

One of the questions I come across while chatting with guests, both new and veteran, is whether or not club level is “worth it.” Worthiness is definitely subjective, but if you're considering the splurge,...

Big Changes Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're taking a look at some of the big upcoming changes to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Lights . . . action . . . camera ....

Honey, We’ll Miss You – Remembering Marcia Strassman

Marcia Strassman passed away on October 25, 2014, following a seven-year battle with cancer. She was 66 years old. Strassman carried an important part of the Disney legacy during the 90s and 2000s, starring as...

Dateline Disney World – Magic Kingdom News and Photos

This week, we return to the Magic Kingdom to take a look at what's happening at the park. That's it for this week! If you appreciate what we do here and would like to support Dateline...

Tim Grassey: MyMagic+ and the Myth of Convenience

My wife and I recently returned from a great trip to Central Florida, and while it’s late to the game, I wanted to share my general observations about MyMagic+. We had experienced pieces of...

Netting Comes Down Around the Disney Animal Kingdom Tree of Life

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're taking a look around Disney's Animal Kingdom! Let's go! There were many rumors these past few weeks that some of the netting around the Tree...

Five Tips for Easy Park Hopping at Walt Disney World

One of the great things about a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort is the fact that you don’t just have one theme park to choose from, but four uniquely themed worlds where...

Epcot Says Goodbye to Maelstrom

This week, we're taking a look at the last day of operation of Maelstrom in Norway at World Showcase. The attraction will undergo a year of Imagineering to turn it into a Frozen ride....

Yesterland: Backstage Studio Tour

When Disney-MGM Studios opened, its biggest—and certainly its longest—attraction was the Backstage Studio Tour. Over the years, its importance, popularity, and length diminished. The final day of the attraction—called the Studio Backlot Tour in...