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Monday, January 22, 2018

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An Urban Legend: Swan and Dolphin Reversed?

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels are known for their iconic sculptures. According to legend, the 47-foot-tall swan sculptures and 55-foot-tall dolphin sculptures were installed on the wrong hotel buildings—and the paint...

A Conversation with Mark Hamill

This week, we get the chance to speak with Star Wars Royalty, Mark Hamill.  Talk about magic.  This guy has some wonderful stories to share and you can only hear them here on Window...

Tomorrowland refurbishments and Hub construction continues at the Magic Kingdom

Welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at the Magic Kingdom a few weeks removed from the opening of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. New Fantasyland may now be...

The Haunted Mansion Show: A Disquieting Queue

Welcome, Foolish Mortals, to the Summer house of the 999 grim, grinning ghosts. Much like the original abode in California, every location on the property is as creepy as can be… save for one....

Big changes and construction at Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Resort

Welcome back to Dateline Disney World! This week, we look at the growing construction at Disney's Polynesian Resort as the classic hotel goes under the knife for major — and controversial — renovations. ...

Mousetalgia 294: Listener mail, Audio-Animatronics

It's time to dig into the Mousetalgia mailbag! Topics include Walt Disney World Fastpass+ tips, Adventures by Disney tours, binging on Mousetalgia, seeing Disneyland through a new lens and trip planning tips, an update...

DJ LOBOT & Star Wars Weekends Fireworks

This week Jeremiah visits Disney's Hollywood Studios to share with you the final hour of Star Wars Weekends, and featuring DJ Lobot's Galactic Dance Party, a bit of STAR WARS Character fun and then...

Starbucks opens as Downtown Disney continues its transformation into Disney Springs

Welcome again to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at some of the changes and construction at Downtown Disney as it continues its transformation into the new Disney Springs. Big...

Season Pass Podcast: Documenting Disneyland, Storytelling & Lost Parks

The Season Pass Podcast takes a look into special documentary projects based on Theme Parks, creative thinking and Disneyland!  Join us for discussion on The Lost Parks of Northern California with Kris Rowberry of Great American Thrills,...

Gnashers and Foamers

There's a longstanding divide in the world of Disney fandom, especially in the online realms. The point of contention is a fundamental one: are the Disney parks on the right road, or the wrong...

The Haunted Mansion Show: Creepy California or Frightening Florida?

We all know that there are two Haunted Mansions in two individual Magic Kingdoms. Some say that one is better than the other and visa-versa. So, in this episode, we ask the question: Creepy...

Glorious Magic Kingdom Sunrise and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Opens

It was a big week at Walt Disney World! Let's take a look at the 24 hour "Rock Your Disney Side" day as well as the now open Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at the...

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...

“This Week at WDW” in Summer 1972 at Yesterland

It’s summer of 1972. Walt Disney World has been open less than a year. Walt Disney World wants you to know that there’s a lot more than just the Magic Kingdom. You’re given a...

Get Swept Away at Typhoon Lagoon

Last week we were chillin' at Blizzard Beach, but now it's time to get swept away!  Typhoon Lagoon is the second Walt Disney World water park, and it's every bit as packed as its...

Jeremiah Isn’t Feeling Good – The Musical!

WTTM WDW 052: Jeremiah Isn't Feeling Good - The Musical! Jeremiah is sick... but the show must go on.  "May is Music Month" continues with music from the Disney Studios. DIRECT LINK THE WTTM PODCAST APPLICATIONS for iPhone, iPad...

Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios

Dateline Disney World takes you to the first of six Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios today. This is one of Disney World's most popular festivals. Let's take a look . . . Welcome...

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...

Chillin’ at Blizzard Beach

So, you've hit the middle of your vacation and are looking for something a little tamer than the theme parks but aren't quite ready to spend the day lazing around your hotel.  Why not...

Animal Kingdom News and Photos

Dateline Disney World is headed on safari today. It’s been a while since we visited Animal Kingdom, so that’s where this week’s news and photos are coming from. Let’s take a look. Welcome to Animal...