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Samland Visits Orlando – Exceptional, Acceptable or Regrettable

Some may view this as the latest Samland column. Others will simply say that he has provided a trip report as a cheap way to bang out a bunch of content really, really fast....

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.21 – Bob Spaced Out with Virgin Galactic

Up, up, and away! Bob visits Virgin Galactic and learns what it's like to reach for the stars.  He gets the royal treatment and tours their top secret facility. Today's Wheel of Years stopped at...

Walt Disney Pictures Frozen About To Thaw

The project of The Snow Queen has been kicking around the Disney studios since the golden age of Walt Disney himself.  Legendary Imagineer Marc Davis had even developed concepts for a boat ride at...

Universal Orlando Update: All aboard the Hogwarts Express

All aboard!  It is time for another Universal Orlando update, and this week brings you updates from both parks in the Universal Orlando Resort, along with a peek at the Hogwarts Express train, now...

WTTM 392 – Hillbilly Galaxy and Splash Follow-Up

Paul and Calvin visit the Disneyland Resort and find a little Halloween-time Fun.  First, we enjoy the Hillbilly Halloween hijinks of Billy Hill & the Hillbillies and then we journey into outer space, as...

Thor arrives at Disneyland as Halloween Time comes to an end

Disneyland Annual Passholders were treated to a sneak peek of the new Thor: The Dark World movie over the weekend along with a preview of the new Thor: Treasures of Asgard experience inside Tomrorowland's...

Great News About Disneyland Paris from Sketch to Reality

We have great news for those of you who still don't own a copy of Disneyland Paris: From Sketch to Reality. While the collectors edition of the book is now sold out, a new "Regular...

Snowfall and Christmas lights come to Disneyland as Halloween Time winds down

Halloween is still a week away but snow has already fallen on Sleeping Beauty Castle as Disneyland continues to prepare for the upcoming holiday season. This week we'll fill you in on the...

Season Pass Podcast: Halloween’13 at Universal, Discovery Kingdom and Great America!

TSPP is in FULL HAUNT MODE!  The Season Pass wants to take you behind the scenes of three major theme park Halloween celebration from the Golden State!  Starting with Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror...

Spooky Science and The Science of Ripley’s Believe it or Not

The Discovery Science Center in Orange, Ca is probably one of our favorite local places to go and go have family fun.  There is never a dull moment at this interactive hive of learning. ...

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian — Great inside! Outside… Well, take a look.

The villas themselves are spectacular—exceeding even the high standards of the other DVC resorts at Walt Disney World. But the outside of the building could have been better. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Villas at...

Three Great Quick Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World

With a plethora of restaurant choices at Walt Disney World, there is something to suit every palate.  If you’re a fan of the typical burger and fries fare one normally finds at a theme...

SAMLAND: How the Court of Angels Got Its Name

One of the best things about Samland are the readers. You folks are great. I recently posted an article about the Court of Angels that used to be in Disneyland's New Orleans Square. One...

Busch Gardens Tampa Is Ready For Halloween!

We’re back with another Busch Gardens Tampa update! Lots of news and photos, so let’s get right to it, shall we? Howl-O-Scream Howl-O-Scream is in its final week, terrorizing guests select nights through October 26. The Sahara Trading...

Universal Orlando Update – Diagon Alley and big CityWalk changes

We are back this week with a resort wide update! Big changes are happening in CityWalk, there are some beautiful new Diagon Alley details, along with some fun photos from the MiceChat Halloween Horror...

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare Lives Up to its Name

Rob Zombie, musician and film maker, is no stranger to horror.  His special brand of macabre metal and theatrical staging are an iconic element of the rock and roll landscape.  It makes perfect sense...

The holidays move in on Halloween Time as off-season refurbishments continue at Disneyland

Halloween Time is still in full swing at Disneyland but that isn't stopping the holidays from moving in early. The first signs of the holidays are now popping up around both theme parks,...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #67 – Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood

The one where we talk Halloween Horror Nights...again! Not only do we chat Orlando, but we have our Hollywood correspondent, Norm Fishbulb, joining us as part of this episode's 'Dead Man's Digest, to tell us...

Disneyland refurbishments continue before the holidays arrive as toys find a new home in...

Disneyland refurbishments continue as the popular Halloween Time season starts to wind down and the theme parks approach the ever-popular holiday season. This week we'll fill you in on various refurbishments in both...

Magic Kingdom Construction and Photos!

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're covering the Magic Kingdom. Over 50 photos, so let's go! If you'd like to support the column and shop on Amazon.com at the same time,...