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Getting to Know Imagineer Steve Davison

Imagineers do the things that we, the fans, can only dream of.  They are paid to devise immersive new shows and attractions designed to delight us. They travel the world on research trips to...

Disneyland Paris’ Indiana Jones Attraction to be Rebuilt in Stone

It looks like the styrofoam and concrete construction methods used to balance the budget at Disneyland Paris may have caused some problems twenty years later. Disney and more blogger Alain Littaye brings us the...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #66 – Halloween Horror Nights 23 Review

OoowwOoooooooooooo! Episode #66(6) is here! Join us on our journey towards Halloween as we discuss the recent announcement that NBC Universal will be pumping $500 million annually into it's U.S. parks, and hear Darren's review...

In The Parks: Surprise Behind Disneyland’s Door Number Two

Halloween Time is in the air at the Disneyland Resort. This week we'll look at the renovation of the Candy Palace on Main Street and the continued reaction to the new Starbucks.  We'll also...

Dateline Disney World: Jungle Cruise Reopens and Magic Kingdom Construction

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we have a ton of photos and items to show you from the Magic Kingdom, including the reopening of the world famous Jungle Cruise after...

The Vault of Walt: Volume 2

President Dwight D. Eisnenhower’s Audio-Animatronic twin plays the lute on Spaceship Earth. That’s just one of the many, many amazing details in this new book. Volume 2 offers 28 stories, evenly spread across four...

Knott’s Scary Farm 2013 Maze review

Knott's Scary Farm opened its 41st Halloween Haunt season this past weekend with a full line-up of shows and mazes to firghten and delight. The have unveiled 5 new mazes this year which really...

Disney Park Hopping: Do or Don’t?

Both coasts offer the Park Hopper upgrade to their base tickets.  For an additional cost, you’ll have the flexibility to visit more than one park in a single day, but is it right for...

Samland: Thoughts on Starbucks on Main Street at Disneyland

It seems that everybody has an opinion on the inclusion of a Starbucks on Main Street at Disneyland. I went to the park this week and was inspired to toss my two cents into...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.19 – 1954 Cars, Clubs and Concours

Today's Wheel of Years stopped at 1954, so here we go. Starting in 1951 I wrote and illustrated a few books with Dan Post, a close friend of Walt Disney's zany animator Ward Kimball. Both were...

New Meet Minnie at Disney Hollywood Studios Delivers

The newest addition to The Magic of Disney Animation - a Meet Minnie character interaction - is a success on every level. It certainly satisfies on the character interaction level, but what really caught...

Universal Orlando Update – Diagon Alley Details and the Simpson Couch Gag

Construction is happening at a fever pitch at Universal Orlando where we find something new in Jurassic Park and Springfield as well as updates on Harry Potter, Citywalk and the new family hotel being...

Mousetalgia: Halloween Time, Anaheim’s Halloween Parade

Halloween Time has come to Disneyland, and Team Mousetalgia reports on the arrival of this popular villainous season. But first, we welcome Kevin Kidney back to the show to give some history of the...

Tour of Busch Gardens Tampa Death Water Bayou, Howl-O-Scream

We have a mini Busch Gardens update for you today with a little treat from Howl-O-Scream. Let's strap our columnist into he "Scream Cam" and see what happens! Howl-O-Scream “Scream Cam” My fellow MiceChat colleague (and...

Starbucks opens on Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A. as Club 33 gets ready for expansion

Disneyland's newly expanded Market House reopened on Main Street, U.S.A. last week, officially marking the controversial debut of Starbucks in Disneyland. The addition of the coffee giant brought significant changes to Main Street's...

Disneyland Paris Managers Reveal Official Name of New Ratatouille Ride

Thanks to Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog, we have some announcements from Disneyland Paris. Park management revealed plans for the Halloween and Christmas seasons plus they announced the official name of...

Spanish Theme Park Port Aventura Part 2

Today, Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog finishes up our trip to Spain's Port Aventura theme park. This European theme park has an American heritage and, according to Alain, the quality is...

In The Parks: Starbucks on Main Street at Disneyland

This Wednesday Starbucks finally opened on Main Street U.S.A. after years of rumors and speculation.  Many are happy with the change and many others are not. We'll take you on a tour and let...

Dateline Disney World: Epcot Food and Wine Festival Starts Today

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're taking a look at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, which starts today! We have almost 50 photos for you, so let's go! If you'd...

An Urban Legend about Walt Disney and Disney Theme Parks

In a few days, it will be October 1. It’s the biggest anniversary date at Walt Disney World. Back in the days when Walt Disney World bus drivers often provided their own commentary to...