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Starbright Holidays: Christmas at Disney Springs

Disney Springs is finally settled enough that it's getting Christmas offerings. I excitedly met up with some friends, as I had heard THINGS about the new drone show and the Christmas Tree Trail! Come...

Knotts Merry Farm Delivers Authentic Christmas Cheer

Southern Californians are lucky folks, especially at the holidays. We may not have snow, but we sure do have a lot of choices for where to find some amazing holiday cheer. Disneyland has the...

Yesterland: The Missions Return to Knott’s Berry Farm

As the 20th century came to a close, Knott’s Berry Farm was reinventing itself as a thrill ride park. Its original focus on California heritage took a backseat. Slowly, over many years, the dioramas...

Universal Studios Hollywood Grinchmas

Oh Grinchmas tree, oh Grinchmas tree, you are so bright and lovely. Oh Grinchmas tree, oh Grinchmas tree, shine your light and bring us glee. It's Grinchmas time in Hollywood as Universal Studios pulls out...

Dateline Disney World – Rogue One Arrives at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

It's Star Wars week at Dateline Walt Disney World, so we're naturally heading to Disney's Hollywood Studios park. Let's jump to hyperspace.   More News From Around Walt Disney World Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is offering a...

Kevin Yee: Universal vs. Disney – The Theme Park Deathmatch

If you can find time to pause your 12,758th replay of the song "We Know the Way" (is it just me, or is the Moana soundtrack the most catchy thing ever?!), you only need...

Stroll Through Disneyland – Rolly Crump And The Impostor Syndrome – Part 1

If you've visited Disneyland in the last 57 years, then you have been touched, and very likely moved, by the artistic genius of Roland Fargo (Rolly) Crump. He first worked for Disney as an...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update: The Holiday Crush

Holiday insanity has returned to the Disneyland Resort. The happiest season of all is also the most crowded at Disneyland, and this week drove that point home with packed conditions at the resort. There's...

Amazing Things at Universal Orlando for the Holiday Season

"What does Universal Orlando do for the holidays?" This was the question I asked myself as I realized that as a lifelong Floridian, I'd never been to Universal Orlando around Christmastime. I mean sure...

Star Wars Land News: Rogue One Is Here!!!!

It’s Rogue One week!!!! OMG! OMG! In six days we get a new Star Wars movie. Yayyyyyy!!!! The premiere is in Hollywood Saturday and Screenings in the U.S. start Thursday evening. I can't wait!...

Yesterland: Walt Disney Birthplace – 115 Years Later

On December 5, 2016, it was once again the anniversary of Walt Disney’s birth—the 115th this time. Looking at the Walt Disney Birthplace house from the outside, you might think that the restoration is...

David Koenig: The Last Original Disneylander

I’ll admit it—I’m one lucky guy. I get to make a living telling stories. What makes me even more fortunate is that, for the most part, these aren’t my stories. They’re on loan, shared with...

Dateline Disney World – Storytellers, Fireworks, and Death Star at Epcot for the Holidays

Dateline Disney World travels to Epcot this week for a look at the charming holiday offerings in World Showcase. There's also a Star Wars twist . . . yes, Star Wars . . ....

Kevin Yee – The Big Disney World Upsell

Last week, Disney announced a new upcoming service: you can parkhop from Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom straight to, say, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at DHS. Since the bus service would use backstage areas and...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update: Holiday Chills, The Best Day Ever!

Happy Holidays! It’s the best time of year at Disneyland. The park is filled with decorations, delicious scents and magical lights. This weekend the park hosted the annual Candlelight Processional and it couldn’t have...

The Measure of a Man – Remembering Walt Disney

Today marks the 115th birthday of the great Walt Disney. While he passed in December of 1966, his loss still elicits sadness for what might have been. . . a creative genius cut short....

Welcome to Disnerland

Sometimes we need a little something random and wacky in our lives. My friends at Disnerland are that way every day. Somehow they bribed convinced me to share their special brand of insanity. Be...

Star Wars Land News: Tomorrowland, Tickets and Tikis

It’s holiday time at the Disneyland Resort and nowhere is it less evident than Tomorrowland, where Star Wars has pulled up a seat in the Cantina while it’s room is being prepared. We’re going...

Yesterland: L’ Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante at Epcot

Welcome to L’ Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante—or simply Alfredo’s, as almost everyone calls it. It’s quite a coup for a theme park to have a branch of restaurant that was made famous by globetrotting...

Dateline Disney World: Deluxe Resorts During the Holidays

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we are heading to the Deluxe Resorts in the Magic Kingdom area to check out all of their holiday decor. Before we take you on our...