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Thursday, October 19, 2017

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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...

Independence Day Weekend Continues at the Disneyland Resort

We hope you had a safe and happy 4th of July!  Here in the United States, we celebrate our independence with fireworks, red, white, and blue decorations, and festive food.  Disneyland is known for...

Magic Kingdom Fireworks and Refurbs

4th of July festivities at the Magic Kingdom went off with a big bang. We'll show you what's going on in the park, as well as many of the refurbishments wrapping up. If you'd like...

Skyway at Magic Kingdom Park

Who says every attraction has to tell a story? Sometimes it’s just about the experience—and flying like a bird above the Yester Magic Kingdom is a delighful experience. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Skyway at Magic...

Disney Military-Style

Do you do Disney military-style? No, I don’t mean morphing into a theme park commando. Disney Parks offer some great perks for our women and men currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, as well...

SAMLAND: The Other Places Disneyland Might Have Been Built

Go back to August 1953 with me. The team from the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) were about to present their findings for the ideal location of Disneyland to Walt and Roy Disney. Harrison “Buzz”...

Under The Sea With Ursula the Sea Witch and Bob Gurr

We have a very special MiceChat podcast for you today. Dive under the sea with the voice of Ursula from the Little Mermaid, the amazing Pat Carroll. And as a surprise for Pat, Disney...

Universal Orlando News – HHN, Dining Plan and Attraction updates

We have lots of news to share from all around the Universal Orlando Resort today. Universal has been moving quickly to make Summer 2013 a banner year, but with a watchful eye on 2014...

Disneyana takes over the Disney Gallery as Disneyland kicks off Independence Week festivities

The introduction of Starbucks on Disneyland's Main Street, U.S.A. continues to bring some unexpected changes to the 58-year-old theme park's main entrance. The latest change has pushed The Disney Gallery from its home...