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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Kevin Yee – The REAL “Disney Decade” is Happening Right Now!

In 1990, then-CEO of Disney Michael Eisner announced the start of the "Disney Decade," a marketing campaign designed to usher in new theme park expansions and tentpole movies. In many ways, he was right....

Disneyland Photo Update – It’s All In The Details

Welcome back to another hot and sticky week at the Disneyland Resort. This was the final weekend of Saturday blockout dates for Deluxe passes as the summer winds down. But it should still feel...

This Animatronic Life – Our Pal Marty

Howdy everyone—two weeks ago, the themed entertainment industry and Disney fans worldwide lost an important and beloved friend, Marty Sklar.  Any fan engaged with the history and culture of Disney theme parks around the...

Yesterland: S.S. rustworthy

P.P.F.D. is the Paradise Pier Fire Department. The department has a fire boat, the S.S. rustworthy. Let’s hope this boat isn’t needed to douse a fire on the amusement pier. The boat is a...

DCA Photo Update: Park Somewhere Else!

Welcome back to the Disneyland Resort. Today we look at changes coming soon to Downtown Disney and California Adventure. If you missed our Disneyland Update Monday you can check it out HERE. No More Free...

Dateline Universal Orlando – Dragon Challenge Getting the Axe

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week, we're at Islands of Adventure. There are a few surprises ahead . . . let's take a look! ...

MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – Paradise Reborn Pixar Takes The Pier

Disneyland is heading into the dog days of summer with typically modest summertime crowds (don’t tell the lower level AP’ers that!) and a growing frenzy of planning as TDA execs plot out Fiscal 2018...

Disneyland Photo Update: Giving New Meaning to “Dark” Ride

Welcome back to a hot and humid Anaheim, where we take a look at Disneyland as it begins to wrap its summer offerings. Crowds have been unpredictable but tend to show up on Weekdays....

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Would You Rather…

Time for a quick game of “Would You Rather”. Disney style. Would you rather always see the world as a black-and-white Mickey Mouse cartoon or have everyone else in the world sound like Captain Rex...

Blurring the Mechanical Line: GHP’s New Animatronic Head Offers a Glimpse Into the Future...

Howdy everyone—July was an exciting month for us at Garner Holt Productions, Inc. (GHP): in the middle of the month, GHP was on hand at the D23 Expo to share some of our work...

Yesterland: Maliboomer

At Yester California Adventure: “What goes up, must come down! These three 180 foot high towers will launch true thrill seekers straight up at a dizzying rate.” Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Maliboomer When you are...

DCA Update – Shaved Ice, Hopeless Heroes and New Animation

DCA may have the big new ride, Guardians of the Galaxy, but all the buzz is across the Esplanade at Disneyland for the return of the railroad and river. Still, there's quit a bit...

Dateline Disney World – Tron Coming to Magic Kingdom and More

Big changes are on the way to the Magic Kingdom. While not much new is happening right now, let's take a stroll through the park and imagine a Tomorrowland with a Tron coaster in...

Disneyland Classics – The Circle of the Past to the Future

Friday, July 28th was the culmination of efforts by many people to bring back a series of Disneyland attractions that had been on hiatus during the construction of the new area, Star Wars: Galaxy's...

Disneyland Special Update – Disneyland Classic River and Railroad Return

Hello, folks! Welcome aboard the Disneyland Railroad! We’re now embarking on a grand circle tour of the Magic Kingdom, with stops at New Orleans Square, Mickey’s Toontown, and Tomorrowland—followed by a visit to the...

Knott’s Berry Farm Update: Boardwalk Starts A New Beat

Welcome back to America's First Theme Park, where the townsfolk are just waiting to take you on an adventure. Knott's has cooked up some great entertainment this year that can compete with any of...

Yesterland: Studio Catering Co. and High Octane Refreshments

It’s fun when a theme park restaurant has a view into an attraction. Just think of Blue Bayou Restaurant at Disneyland, with a late twilight view of the bayou, boats, and fireflies of Pirates...

DCA Photo Update – Farewell to Bugs

Disneyland may be getting all the attention this week with the return of the River and the roll out of MaxPass, but there's a lot going on at DCA as well. The recent D23...

Dateline Disney World – Great Movie Ride Tribute and Galaxy’s Edge Update

It's a very special Dateline Disney World this week as we take one last look at the Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios park before it closes in August. We'll also show you...

Garner Holt Productions: 40 Years of Incredible Imagination

Today, July 25, 2017, is the 40th anniversary of the world’s largest, most productive, and, with not a little pride, most ambitiously creative animatronics producer: Garner Holt Productions, Inc. (GHP).  Four decades ago today,...