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Disneyland Paris After The Guests Go Home

One can only imagine how much maintenance work takes place in a Disney park after the guests go home. Alain Littaye and the Disney and more blog team had access to Disneyland Paris after...

Disneyland is 58 years old, Starbucks loses variety in Disney California Adventure

Disneyland is 58 years old this week and we were there to help the gracefully aging park celebrate with an event held in Town Square on Wednesday.  We also stop by Big Thunder Mountain...

Dateline Disney World: Magic Kingdom On A Rainy Day

Let's take a soggy trip through a rain soaked Magic Kingdom to find the latest news and construction in the park. Along the way, we'll see what's going on with FastPass+, what's new with...

Yester Aulani & Future Aulani

Today’s article takes a look at the current construction at Aulani and what it replaced. Who would have thought that there would already be a Yester Aulani? Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Yester Aulani & Future...

Animal Kingdom and Disney Hollywood Studios Exceptional, Acceptable, Regrettable

Over the last couple of months, I have been making observations of things that have struck my fancy in the Disney Parks. The goal is to provoke a discussion. Thank you for playing along....

Disney Extracurriculars

After a few trips to visit the Mouse, you might want to throw something new into the mix to shake up your trips a bit.  From trading to scavenger hunts, there are many different...

Walt Disney: Theme Park Character

WALT DISNEY: THEME PARK CHARACTER With the “new” Disney California Adventure now a year old, I thought it would be interesting to take a look back on my original thoughts on the California theme, the...

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights, Springfield and Diagon Alley

Universal Orlando is moving forward on their 2014 plans and beyond, even as summer crowds swarm the parks.  Let's take a stroll around Universal Orlando Resort and see what's on tap in Springfield, Diagon...

Season Pass Podcast: The Tony Baxter Interview – Part 1

Everyone knows that we wouldn't have the moments and memories of the most amazing attractions in the world if it wasn't for Walt Disney Imagineering.  There are only few Imagineers that will be epitomized...

Universal Confirms EVIL DEAD Maze Coming to Halloween Horror Nights

UPDATE:  Universal has finally confirmed that a maze based on the 2013 film Evil Dead will be walk through attractions at both Universal Hollywood and Universal Studios Orlando as part of Universal Halloween Horror...

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...