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Disney Cruise Line, Cruising For The First Time

Are you an avid cruiser? If you are anything like I was, odds are you’ve never really considered Disney Cruise Line as an option to take before. In fact, I never thought about cruising...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No. 12 – 1991 Fast Wireframe Design

Want to know how Disney Imagineering works? Disney legend, Bob Gurr, takes us back to his days working at Disneyland. He has spun the Wheel of Years and landed on 1991 to talk about...

Universal Orlando Resort Update: The Mad Dash to the Transformers Grand Opening

Transformers the Ride: 3-D officially opens this Thursday, June 20th.  While all the focus will be on the newest addition to the Universal Orlando Resort, last minute projects are being completed elsewhere in the...

Magic Kingdom Starbucks Main Street Bakery Opens Today

Tuesday, June 18th marks the official re-opening of the iconic Main Street Bakery at the Magic Kingdom.  This classic Magic Kingdom location for sweet treats and drinks has been closed for the last few...

Disney D23 Launches All New Website and Free Memberships

There are hundreds of fan sites dedicated to covering Disney and the Disney Universe that are run and operated by Disney fans. In 2009, Disney themselves jumped into the online fan space with D23,...

Long-time Disneyland traditions return as California Adventure celebrates first anniversaries

A couple great long-time Disneyland traditions returned over the weekend for the busy summer season. For music fans, the big news was the triumphant return of the evening swing parties at what is...

SeaWorld San Diego Welcomes Summer

Welcome to this week's SeaWorld San Diego update! We’ve got quite a lengthy update this week, covering the new entrance, Cirque ’13, and much more! Let's dive right into it! New Entrance / Explorer’s Reef Remember...

Knotts Your Typical Summer Fun

Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, is a park in transition. Since the Knott family sold the park to Cedar Fair in 1997, the focus had moved steadily from family attractions to high...

Spring Blooms at Disneyland Paris

Here's a spring update from Disneyland Paris brought to us by Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog. Alain tells the story of how the Big Thunder Mountain trains almost lost their locomotives...

Disneyland Summer Swarm

The Disneyland Resort is in the middle of an average summer season. The crowds are swelling, schools are shuttering for the season, and the parks are becoming packed with locals and visitors alike. There...

Magic Kingdom Starbucks Windows and Mine Train Track

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're taking a look at the Magic Kingdom and the two big projects there. Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, it's off to Starbucks we go . . . If...

Ben Hair & Dial M for Muscle

Walk up to the window at Ben Hair, an Epic Salon. The artwork on the glass shows a Roman soldier with the most amazing pompadour... Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Ben Hair & Dial M for...

Is the Disney Dining Plan Right for You?

Time and time again, whether I'm planning vacations for clients, friends, or family, as soon as we decide on a resort, the very next question is almost always “Is the Disney Dining Plan worth...

A Look Back At Six Flags Full Throttle Construction at Magic Mountain

As we approach opening day for Full Throttle at Magic Mountain (June 22, 2013), we wanted to take a look back at the last 20 months, starting with the Log Jammer closure all the...

Universal Hollywood Officially Announces Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem

Even though MiceChat readers have known about it for quite some time, Universal Studios Hollywood has just officially announced this afternoon that “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” is taking over the building vacated by the...

Busch Gardens Tampa Announces Falcon’s Fury Drop Tower

Busch Gardens Tampa “dropped” some big news today announcing the addition of the Falcon's Fury drop tower attraction to their line-up of world class thrill rides. The ride will be the tallest free-standing drop tower...

SeaWorld Announces 50th Anniversary Celebration for 3 Parks

SeaWorld hopes to make a splash with plans for its 50th anniversary in 2014. Promising a "Sea of Surprises," all three SeaWorld parks (Orlando, San Diego, and San Antonio) will be celebrating an 18 month...

Universal Orlando Resort Transformers Preview

Since the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in 2010, Islands of Adventure has seen a dramatic 72% increase in attendance.  Over that same time period, its next door neighbor, Universal Studios, saw a...

Summer at Disneyland is here as Big Thunder Mountain refurbishment continues

Summer at Disneyland is now in full swing, with most attractions open and the parks open late every night. Summer typically means a ramp up in crowd levels and a slow-down on major...

Understanding Digital Domain and Digital Domes in Theme Parks

In a previous piece, I wrote about how visual effects company Rhythm & Hues, whose work includes “It’s Tough to Be a Bug” at DCA and Animal Kingdom, filed for bankruptcy a week before...