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Monday, September 25, 2017

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The Ganachery at Disney Springs: Your Cure for the Common Chocolate

Oh, the powers of chocolate. The mere mention of that wonderful confection invokes a smile on my face, so when I discovered the removal of the tarps and fencing around The Ganachery Chocolate Shoppe...

Yesterland: McDonald’s at WDW & McDonald’s Dinoland U.S.A.

Two all-beef patties? No. Two Yesterland articles about the Golden Arches years at Walt Disney World. Take a photo tour. Do you remember a whole land presented by McDonald’s? (DOUBLE FEATURE based on articles originally...

Dateline Disney World – Skipper Canteen and Magic Kingdom Projects

The holidays are officially over at the Magic Kingdom, and that means refurb season is in full swing. Let's take a look at what is happening at the park, including a look at the...

Many closures coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Big changes are on the way to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Let's take a look at many of the things that will be closing soon. That does it for this week! How ready are you...

Fab News: Good News for Walt Disney Imagineering

This is the week, for a decade or so, that me and my family would pack up and make the long, long flight from Honolulu to (usually) Chicago and then to Florida for ten...

Yesterland: Future World, Then, and Then and Now, Part 2

Yesterland presents part 2 of a 2-part article comparing photos of Future World in the early 2000s, 2008, and 2015 (based on a Yesterland article from 2008). Do you like the changes? Read the YESTERLAND...

Yesterland: Future World, Then and Then and Now, Part 1

Yesterland presents part 1 of a 2-part article comparing photos of Future World in the early 2000s, 2008, and 2015 (based on a Yesterland article from 2008). Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Yesterland: Future World,...

Epcot Rings In 2016 With Changes and Challenges

Dateline Disney World kicks off 2016 at Epcot! There are some big changes coming to Walt Disney World's 2nd park. Let's go! That does it for this week's column. How do you feel about Soarin'...

Fab News: New Year, New Choices

2016 (thanks Jason) is here, and so far it's okay. We have packing and moving in our near future, closer to Noe's work, Alice's schools and two of the three theme parks I most...

Yesterland: Off Kilter at Epcot

Welcome to the Yester-Epcot Canada pavilion. Your park guidemap indicates that the attraction here is O’ Canada in Circle-Vision 360, but the real attraction is on your show schedule. It’s Off Kilter—playing high-energy Celtic...

Walt Disney World Year in Review 2015

Hello, and welcome to a special edition of Dateline Disney World! This week, we're looking back at 2015 to review all changes and happenings that took place at WDW. What were the hits and...

Fab News: Disney Happy Holiday Hangover

Fab News delivers a jam packed end of year Disney news update from Disneyland, Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland. Arendelle delayed at Tokyo DisneySea, New Years Eve options at Disney World, and a MiceChat interview with the Force Behind Lucasfilm, President/Producer Kathleen Kennedy!

Crowds and Construction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Welcome to Disney's Animal Kingdom during one of the busiest weeks of the year. This park is rapidly evolving and we are excited to take you for a quick photo tour of all the...

Yesterland: Captain EO replaced by Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival

Unfortunately, Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival was not ready to open its doors on December 18—but guests were told it would open “any day.” The signs were up on the outside. The standing...

Fab News: Merry Christmas, May The Force Be With You

First of all, Hau'oli la hanau (happy birthday) to one of my best pals, Roger Colton, one of the best bad influences a Disney Babe could ever ask for. Kungaloosh!   Star Wars She Who is Never...

Yesterland: Disappearing Reminders of Defunct Magic Kingdom Attractions

Yesterland has a 2915 update to a photo essay about reminders of defunct attractions at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park—places that used to be attractions, were still visible to guests, but were no...

Dateline Disney World – Holiday Storytellers at Epcot

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're looking at the Holiday Storytellers at Epcot. It's a magical time of year for Disney World's 2nd park.   That wraps things up for this week!...

Fab News: I’m Not Lion – The Skipper Canteen’s Great

Is everyone getting ready for the holiday rush? I have one more day with my daughter until I put her on a plane; she'll be on the East Coast until February. I'll have a...

Fab News: A Jolly Birthday, More Fabulous Things and Robot Murder Cake

This hectic week is starting to wind down. I have yet to see Season of the Force at Disneyland, and I'd better get over there before the holiday crowds really get going (and get...

Walt Disney World Park Capacity Closures

Well, magical friends, we are right smack in the middle of the holiday season, my favorite time of year!  With this festive season upon us, the parks are brimming with cheer, sparkle and crowds. ...