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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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The Court of Angels – New Orleans Square Disneyland

The removal of the Court of Angels in New Orleans Square to make room for an expanded Club 33 has become the latest polarizing issue between traditionalists and those who are apathetic about change....

Secrets of the Wooden Door – An Old-Time Radio Halloween Audio Drama

Today's Window To The Magic podcast is not to be missed. This is the sort of creative endeavor that you'll want to share with your friends. - Dusty A HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR MIND'S EYE! ...

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest Test

Six Flags Magic Mountain has kicked off Fright Fest 2013 in the hopes of scaring up some fun this Halloween season.  With an ambitious line up and a multi-year plan to enhance the event,...

Wakefield Report: Theme Park News

Well I am finally home from a very special trip to Southern California. I had a blast and I really enjoyed meeting many of you MiceChatters and Nuggeteers. It was an eventful week and...

MiceAge Update: DAS is the New GAC

Today is the last day to use the Guest Assistance Card, a de facto Unlimited Front Of Line pass that Disneyland has been using since 2004. While Disney finally released some basic information around...

Disney Gridlock

The gridlock in Congress (still no budget, as of this writing) seems like a strange topic to bring up on a Disney fan site, but I think there are parallels to the online world...

Universal Orlando Update – Hogwarts Express Trains and Resort Update

It's a big news week at Universal Orlando. Trains have arrived for the Hogwart's Express, which will transport guests between the Studios and Islands of Adventure, and they are now being stored in plain...

Disneyland gets ready to launch new Disability Access Service as Gay Days comes to...

Disneyland will implement its new Disability Access Service this week, bringing an end to the popular but highly abused Guest Assistance Card program. The new system will function similarly to the Disney's FASTPASS...

Dark Harbor Returns to Port for Scares and Fun

The spectacular Queen Mary's Dark Harbor returns this Halloween season to scare up more fun by the sea.   Last year, Dark Harbor introduced characters inspired by actual hauntings that have occurred on the...

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...