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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Weekend Update

The San Francisco Dungeon: A Walk On The Dark Side

Just in time for the Halloween season, a new attraction has opened at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. Marc Ricketts takes us on a tour of The San Francisco Dungeon: Take a Walk on the...

Ears & Bubbles: The Story of Mouseketeer Bobby Burgess

Can you believe that the Mickey Mouse Club will be 60 years old next year? Scarlett Stahl has a great interview with Mouseketeer Bobby Burgess plus news (rumor) of a special honor for the...

New Gift Shop Displaces Disneyland Paris Photo Shop

The Disney merchandising team has made some very sad changes to an iconic Main Street U.S.A. shop – this time in Disneyland Paris. Alain Littaye has the heartbreaking story of the transformation of legendary...

Moss Grows on Neglected Star Tours Attraction at Disneyland Paris

A walking tour of the Disneyland Paris Resort reveals some new additions, some refurbishment projects in process and a couple of refurbishments that need to start immediately. Alain Littaye from the Disney and more...

Disneyana Fan Club Honors Disney Legends at Luncheon

The Disneyana Fan Club has once again honored Disney Legends and celebrities at their renown Celebrity Luncheon. Scarlett Stahl brings us a report from the festivities. ~~Rick The Disneyana Fan Club Disney Legend Luncheon by Scarlett...

An In-depth Look at Ratatouille Land

Alain Littaye has some great photos of the theming in the area surrounding the new Ratatouille attraction in Walt Disney Studios at the Disneyland Paris Resort. ~~Rick Ratatouille Land: An In-Depth Look! by Alain Littaye ...

Visitors Scream and Splash at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Part Two

Here's Part Two of Marc Ricketts photo essay on the enigmatic Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Park in Vallejo, California. You can get caught up on Part One of this report HERE. ~~Rick Before we carry...

South Korea’s Lotte World Celebrates 25 Years With SPECTACULAR New Parade

South Korea's Lotte World theme park celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The park is the 14th most visited theme park in the world, with 7,300,000 guests in 2013. The anniversary celebrations include a...

Visitors Scream and Splash at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Continuing his series on San Francisco Bay area parks, Marc Ricketts brings us a two-part photo essay on Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. This park has weathered economic ups and downs as well as a...

Gilroy Gardens: One Man Dreamed of Trees (Part 2)

Here's part two of Marc Rickett's visit to Gilroy Gardens including some photos of the world famous Circus Trees. If you didn't catch part one yesterday, you can get caught up HERE. ~~Rick Gilroy Gardens:...

Gilroy Gardens: One Man Dreamed of Trees

Marc Ricketts has been traveling around the Bay Area and again shares one of his awesome photo essays. Join us as we visit Gilroy Gardens (formerly Bonfante Gardens). We have part one for you...

Europa Park Challenges Ratatouille Ride with New E-Ticket Attraction

After the flurry of coverage of the opening of Disneyland Paris' Ratatouille attraction, we turn our attention this week to Disneyland Paris' biggest competitor: Europa Park. Not coincidentally, the German park has just opened...

Ratatouille Attraction Soft Opens and First Ride Videos

Things are moving quickly since we first posted this report on Sunday morning. Disneyland Paris Resort management staged a press opening for the new Ratatouille attraction in the Walt Disney Studios park on Sunday...

California’s Great America Struggles Against Mediocrity, Part Two

Marc Ricketts continues his visit to California's Great America. You can read part one . ~~Rick California's Great America by Marc Ricketts Water and boats are a necessary component of every park. Behind that splash above is...

California’s Great America Struggles Against Mediocrity

Weekend Update contributor Marc Ricketts takes us to California's Great America amusement park located in Santa Clara, California. A product of the Marriott Company's ill-fated foray into the theme park business and now operated...

Musee Mechanique Endures on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf

The Zelinksy family's collection of coin operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines, known as the Musee Mechanique, is one of the largest in the world. Most of the items in the collection...

It’s Official! Disneyland Paris’ Ratatouille Ride to Open July 10th

Disneyland Paris officials have now made it official. The Ratatouille Ride at Walt Disney Studios will open this summer on July 10th. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us the official...

Disneyland Paris Prepares for Busy Summer Season

Workers at Disneyland Paris' Magic Kingdom are rushing to finish various refurbishment projects prior to the busy summer season. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us a new update with photos....

Workers Race Against the Clock to Complete Ratatouille Ride

The clock is ticking on the completion of Disneyland Paris' Ratatouille Ride. In this latest update, Alain Littaye brings us photos showing just how close the ride is to completion. Park managers are fine...

Disneyland Paris Refurbishment Updates

Disneyland Paris is preparing for the busy season and refurbishments can be seen all over the park. Alain Littaye of the Disneyandmore blog brings us his latest report. ~~Rick Refurbishments as Disneyland Paris Prepares for...