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Monday, June 26, 2017

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Keeping Score between Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort

The bar has been raised. The new level is: Gigantic fire breathing dragon on top of a tower. No word yet on whether or not said fire breathing dragon’s wing flap has a thrust...

Unofficial SeaWorld Orlando Podcast, Designer of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins, Brian Morrow

In the last episode of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast, we brought you lots of news about the upcoming grand opening of SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. We follow up on that by...

Dateline Disney World: New Artisan Ice Cream Parlor at EPCOT

Hello, and welcome to a weekend edition of Dateline Disney World! We had a tropical storm on my normal photo days, so I stopped by Epcot on my way home from work Friday to...

Catching up with Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood is a park that is never afraid to re-invent its image (or layout, for that matter).  The park is embarking on a multi-year overhaul of its upper lot area that will...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast 58 – Duff, Donuts and Dining

Episode 58 of the Universal Orlando Podcast is here already people! Listen in as we give you the latest news from Orlando & Hollywood, including an in-depth speculative look at the new Simpson's Expansion of...

In The Parks: Disneyland Resort Now With Extra Magic Prices

As of last Sunday, all of the continental Disney Parks have raised their prices.  But, as of this week, there is very little to show for it. Minor refurbishments are going on throughout the...

Marvel World Grab Bag: Iron Man at Disneyland, “Big Hero 6” Movie and...

For your geeky enjoyment, I present to you a grab bag of Marvel-related news. Let's start at Disneyland. STARK INDUSTRIES INVADES TOMORROWLAND Although it has taken me some time to post this, I was there for...

Full Throttle Testing Begins at Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain is about to go Full Throttle for summer! Testing on their newest coaster began this week. We got a good look at work going on in the Special Effects tunnel,...

WDW Monorail System Expansion?

Disney fans love to spread information—and sometimes misinformation—about the Walt Disney World Monorail system and the possibility that it will be expanded. Today Yesterland has three updated and expanded Monorail stories and the truth...

Accountaneering Disney Disneyland Resort Attractions and Entertainment Part 2

Before there was a Cars Land, Disney floated all sorts of ideas for new attractions at Disneyland. Last week, we brought you part one of this two part story. You can get caught up...

Should You Stay On-Site or Off-Site at Disney

One of the most important factors in planning your Disney vacation is choosing your resort.  You don't want to end up in Barbie’s Dream Projects, like we did when I traveled with my high...

The Orlando Fun Spot Goes BIG

The summer of 2013 is turning into a banner year for Orlando. From SeaWorld’s Antarctica, to Universal’s Transformers and Springfield, and even Disney’s Tangled Toilets, Orlando has created an aura of anticipation and excitement...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.11 – 1969 Walt Disney World Tram Design

Disney legend Bob Gurr is famous for making things move. He invented the Autopia, Monorail, Main Street Vehicles, and at least one behemoth . Today, he has spun the Wheel of Years and landed on a...

MiceAge Disneyland Update: Mickey’s Boomtown

With a predictable increase in ticket prices, Anaheim’s first price hike since the re-launch of California Adventure last June, the Disneyland Resort heads into the busy summer vacation months ready to tackle the growing...

Universal Orlando Resort Guide to Springfield

This week, two of the new major summer offerings at the Universal Orlando Resort began technical rehearsals (what Disney calls "soft openings") and gave park guests the first glimpse of what Universal Creative has...

Disneyland prices climb as ‘The Lone Ranger’ comes to California Adventure

Disneyland prices got their annual increase over the weekend, bumping a one-day ticket to Disneyland above the $90 mark. The increases affect admission, Annual Passports and parking prices across the board, but the...

SeaWorld Aquatica San Diego Opens

On Saturday, June 1st, Aquatica San Diego opened its doors to guests. The park was previously a Knott's Soak City and required six months of extensive renovation to make the conversion. MiceChat was on...

Flying Over The Disneyland Resort with Apple Maps

Alain Littaye goes on a digital flyover of the Disneyland Resort this week as we explore some of the new content that exists in the Apple Maps app. Join us and explore my favorite...

Four Easy Steps to Princess Practicality at Walt Disney World

It’s every little girl’s dream: being a princess for a day. In 2006, Disney introduced a service to help guests achieve this. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, described by the company as “a magical beauty salon...

In The Parks: Bad week for Disneyland ToonTown

It was a wild week at the Disneyland resort. Tuesday brought a frightening little incident in Mickey's ToonTown that was masterfully handled by Disney's in park security team. There has also been a sudden...