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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,...

DCA Then & Now, Part 3: Paradise Pier

Today, in the third of a series of Disney California Adventure “then and now” comparisons, Yesterland looks at some parts of Paradise Pier. More of Paradise Pier will follow in a future article. Read the...

SAMLAND: Selections from the Library

Sam Gennawey reviews two interesting books for Disney fans today.  First up King of the Jesters, the Danny Kaye biography from David Koenig.  And after that is New Media For Designers + Builders by...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No. 20 – 1950 Sports Car Racing

Bob Gurr, race car fanatic?  That's right.  This Disney Legend was a speed racer way back in the day.  In fact today we set our time machine to 1950 and try to keep up...

Disney Animal Kingdom Avatarland in Context

The Avatarland project at Disney's Animal Kingdom got a sudden and unexpected boost Friday night (United States' time) when details and concept art were unveiled at the D23 Expo taking place in Tokyo, several...

Knott’s Scary Farm Shows Scare and Entertain

When most folks think of Knott's Scary Farm, haunted mazes immediately come to mind.  Foggy alleyways with sinister monsters around every corner are the quintesential image from the world's biggest, longest running, theme park...

SeaWorld Orlando Spooktacular is a Kid Friendly Halloween Treat

October in Orlando is Halloween Season, with each resort offering their own holiday event to guests.  At SeaWorld Orlando, their 'Spooktacular' Halloween event caters to families with kids and is included with your daily...

Wakefield Report: Daydreaming About The SoCal Parks

Join Chris Wakefield and the MiceChat crew this Friday at Epcot for the MiceChat Sip and Nibble around the World Showcase Lagoon for Food and Wine festival. Event information HERE. The first week home after...

Disability Access Service brings change to Disneyland as the holidays continue to quietly move...

Disney's new Disability Access Service (DAS) at its domestic theme parks debuted last week and brought big changes to how disabled guests will experience Disney's theme parks. The debut of the new system...

Delusion: Masque of Mortality is a Must See!

Last year was our first experience with the "Haunted play," Delusion. Not knowing what to expect, or what the heck a "Haunted play" was, we approached a stately old mansion in a residential neighborhood...

Hong Kong Disneyland Previews New Iron Man Experience

Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced that Hong Kong Disneyland will receive the Iron Man Experience in 2016. This will be the first Marvel ride to open in a Disney...

Ghosts and Ghoulies Invade Disneyland Paris

The Halloween decorations at Disneyland Paris are abundant, and the ghosts and ghoulies have a whimsical style – perfect for a Disney park! Here's a photo report from Alain Littaye of the Disney and...

Themed Entertainment Association SATE’13 Conference

This past weekend the beautiful and historic city of Savannah, Georgia played host to the Themed Entertainment Association’s (TEA) annual SATE Conference. Hosted this year by the Savannah College of Art & Design, SATE...

DASneyland struggles with new Disabled Program

Disneyland's Halloween Time continues, but the big scare this week was the introduction of the new Disability Access Service (DAS), the replacement for Disneyland's much abused Guest Assistance Card program. Disney prepared for big...

Disney Hollywood Studios News and Photos

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World. This week, we're taking a look at what's happening at Disney Hollywood Studios. We have close to 50 photos from the park, so let's dive right in! If...