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Disney California Adventure wraps up Cars Land as Disneyland celebrates its 58th anniversary

Disney California Adventure's new 12-acre Cars Land is getting a final finishing touch over a year after opening but guests inside the park won't be seeing it. The massive Cars Land mountain range...

Marvel World: Are You Ready for San Diego Comic-Con?

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 is just around the corner, July 17 -21, and announcements about the event are coming fast and furious. Are you a Disney, Marvel, or Star Wars fan headed to Comic-Con? I’ve...

Welcome to the Wakefield Report

Welcome to the Wakefield Report, from Chris Wakefield, the newest member of the MicePod. We think you'll agree that this show is a very fresh take on the Disney parks. Give the show a...

SeaWorld Orlando Summer Update and Antarctica Changes

Summer crowds have descended on the SeaWorld Orlando resort, with Aquatica closing at capacity most days during the busy 4th of July holiday week. Lines for Antarctica hovered around the 2 hour mark during...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #60 – HHN, Cabana Bay and Springfield

On the newest episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, we have all the recent Halloween Horror Nights news, as well as more information from behind the scenes at the new Cabana Bay Hotel...

Maurice Sendak Exhibit at Disney Family Museum Highlights Walt Connection

The Walt Disney Family Museum is really working hard to present some interesting and thought-provoking programming. Along these lines, the Museum recently presented "The Maurice Sendak Exhibit: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons". Of...

Disneyland Resort Anniversary, Splash Troubles, and Updates

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure survived the 4th of July holiday mega-week and came out just fine.  The lighter than normal crowds were helped, in part, by annual passholder block-out dates, and made for...

Dateline Disney World: Epcot News and Photos

This week, we'll look at what's going on over at Epcot. Construction, obstructions and refurbishments! About 50 photos for you, so let's get started! If you'd like to support the column and shop on Amazon.com...

Two Myths about World Showcase at Epcot

Disney hasn’t added any countries to World Showcase at Epcot since Norway in 1988—that was 25 years ago. On the Internet, two...

Knotts Berry Farm Announces Halloween Haunt 2013 Details

Last night, Knott's Berry Farm held a huge announcement event in the Charles Schultz Theatre to reveal all of their dastardly plans for the 41st Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt. Heralding the oldest and...

Sam Compares Parks, Disney, Universal, Knotts, Magic Mountain

Let's face it: Tickets for theme parks are expensive. Every year, we have come to expect price increases that exceed inflation, and every year, we somehow find a way to pony up the extra...

Walt Disney World for Grownups

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I hopped a plane from the Sooner State for a week of kid-free fun at the Most Magical Place on Earth?  Well, it turned out to be...

Season Pass Podcast: SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Designers PGAV

Please welcome back the Season Pass Podcast. This time around, the team speaks with a theme park design firm who has worked closely with SeaWorld and Busch Gardens on a number of high profile...

Design: Those were the Times No. 13 – 1955 Surviving Toxic Living

Disney legend, Bob Gurr, proves the point that what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Or does it? Journey back to the toxic 1950's with a survivor of better living through chemistry. Today's Wheel of...

MiceAge Disney Rumor Update: Cars, Conventions and Cashholders

Summer is in full swing at the Disneyland Resort! The attendance numbers are still very healthy and continue to reflect the new reality that DCA now pulls in over 40% of the attendance between...

Universal Orlando Gets Soggy, Resort Updates and MiceChat Meet Ups

Welcome to a busy week for Orlando ParkHopper! With Independence Day celebrations, Cabana Bay Beach Resort construction, Diagon Alley rising magically in the former JAWS lagoon, the completion of Springfield USA, and MiceChat meet-ups...

Disneyland celebrates Independence Week as Big Thunder Mountain continues refurbishment

Disneyland celebrated America's Independence all last week with special fireworks shows, desserts and character meet-and-greets. The Independence Week offerings were part of Disney's continuing Limited Time Magic promotion, which expanded the traditional four-day...

Fixing Fastpass at Walt Disney World

Fastpass+ is coming whether we like it or not. There are those among us that have embraced our new Type A overlords. I am not one of them. I look at the current Fastpass system...

Full Throttle added to Coaster Mural at Magic Mountain

This week's Magic Mountain update is a little different than some of our recent articles. We'll have some Full Throttle photos for you as work continues to be done around the ride. But, the...

Rhinos and Big Cats Featured at Irwin Family’s Australia Zoo

Our Australian theme park reporter, Rya86n, has been busy with work responsibilities, but found the time to send us this fun update from the Australia Zoo. ~~Rick Amongst months and months of busy work in...