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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Cirque Dreams Splashtastic – A thoroughly entertaining show at Discovery Kingdom

This past Memorial Day Weekend, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom opened up their new show for this summer: Cirque Dreams Splashtastic. We finally got a chance to head out to the park to see the...

A Stroll Through Southwick Zoo

You all know Tim Grassey from his well researched editorial articles on MiceChat, today's we've got something very different from him, a trip report from the Southwick Zoo. Cute animal alert! - Rick Southwick’z Zoo...

The Amazing Legacy of Concept Artist Eric Heschong

Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog shares a very personal tribute to the late, great concept artist Eric Heschong. Eric started his amazing career painting scenery for CBS and animation backgrounds at...

California’s Great America Strikes Gold with new Wooden Rollercoaster

Earlier this spring, Calfornia's Great America in Santa Clara opened Gold Striker, the "Tallest and Fastest Wooden Coaster in Northern California". Not only is it the fastest in Northern California, but in our opinion...

EXCLUSIVE Behind The Scenes Interview With D23 and Disney Parks And Resorts About The...

The D23 Expo is a massive event which reaches into all corners of the Disney empire. Just think about all the things that Disney is involved with: Movies, television, radio, books, consumer products, theme...

Disneyland Red, White, and Blue

We have a patriotic update for you today from the Disneyland Resort. As part of Limited Time Magic, July 4th has been spread across the full week. We offer our suggestions for fireworks viewing...

Dateline Disney World: Tidbits from Around the World

Dateline Disney World brings tidbits from all over the World this week, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the photos! If you'd like to support the column and shop on Amazon.com at the same time,...

Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations

It’s early 2005, and it’s easy to pose with Mickey because there are 75 of him. But don’t expect a hug. Each Mickey is made of polyurethane with an internal steel frame, weighs approximately...

Magic Kingdom: Exceptional, Acceptable, and Regrettable

Last time, I took at look at my recent trip to Epcot. This week, the focus is on the Magic Kingdom. As we now know, the Magic Kingdom is Disney World's premier park, with...

Daring to do Disney Without Your Kids

I’m currently sitting at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, watching families walk by with toddlers babbling in their Mickey-balloon decorated strollers and brothers racing each other to each lamp post. Parents are scolding their teenagers and...

Walt Disney World in the Rain Preparedness Guide

Rainy season has come to Orlando, and the amount of moisture coming down in the afternoons continues to increase. This mixture of hot temperatures and extra humidity in the air can make an afternoon...

SeaWorld Summer Nights Kickoff and Explosive New Shamu Rocks

As summer kicks off in Orlando, it is time once again to experience SeaWorld Summer Nights. And this year, with Antarctica, and an explosive new ending to Shamu Rocks, we have a lot to...

Walt Disney Studios Dedicates Soundstage to Annette Funicello

Yesterday, in a small ceremony inside the Walt Disney Studios, Soundstage 1 was rededicated as the Annette Funicello Stage. Arguably the most popular Mouskateer, Annette commanded a sizable crowd of fellow Mousketeers, Disney dignitaries,...

Universal Orlando Goes Old School with Cabana Bay Beach Resort

With Transformers now open and thrilling N.E.S.T. recruits, Universal is moving furiously to complete its Springfield expansion. And, we take our first look at what the family suites at Cabana Bay Beach Resort will...

Disney California Adventure rolls out the red carpet for “The Lone Ranger” world premiere...

Disney California Adventure rolled out the red carpet over the weekend for the World Premiere of Disney's new action-adventure film, The Lone Ranger. Saturday's star-studded event included the likes of film stars Johnny...

Podcast – Transformers The Ride Grand Opening Special

As we're sure you know, Universal Orlando officially opened their new Transformers The Ride 3D attraction to the public on Thursday the 20th of June. As part of the event, they had a gala event...

SeaWorld San Diego Aquatica Makes A Splash

Welcome to the second part of our Aquatica San Diego update, the first being coverage of the opening ceremony. In this update, we’ll be taking an in-depth look around the park, including all of...

Local Authorities Cause Headaches for Disneyland Paris

The local authorities near Disneyland Paris have been causing some issues for the park recently. Apparently they have set up a radar speed trap on the main road leading into the park. Other officials...

Busch Gardens Tampa Summer Nights

Summer is here and Busch Gardens' annual Summer Nights promotion is in full swing. Now through August 18, the park is open until 9:00pm Sunday though Thursday, and until 10:00pm Friday and Saturday. The...

Updated: Full Throttle Grand Opening Celebration at Six Flags Magic Mountain

On June 21st, Six Flags Magic Mountain held its Media Day for Full Throttle. After a few hiccups in the morning, (as media days can often have) the ride launched with a great opening...