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Friday, August 18, 2017

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Destination D at the Disneyland Hotel Packs plenty Into a Weekend of Fun

This past Monday, Dateline Disneyland brought you a glimpse of last weekend’s DestinationD and I’d like to touch on that subject again today with a little closer look at the event. I was there...

Disney World Fantasyland Construction and Changes to Epcot’s France

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we have continued coverage of New Fantasyland along with news from both the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Lots to talk about, so let's get started! http://datelinedisneyland.smugmug.com/Other/DDW/i-tgSgFTp/0/O/magickingdom-5.png Welcome...

Disneyland Resort More Candlelight Less Balls

With Disney, things change all the time. Imagineers and management are kept in a constant state of flux by competing ideas and changing conditions in the park. It's an ongoing test and adjust to...

Yesterland and the S.S. Rustworthy, Presented by McDonald’s

S.S. rustworthy… what an odd name for a boat. “Paradise Pier’s fire boat, the S.S. Trustworthy, ran aground awhile back and has since been rechristened the S.S. rustworthy and transformed into a hands-on playzone. Here...

Everyone Loves a Parade

Howdy everybody, and welcome to the third installment of This Animatronic Life. Since my last column, the dynamic at the Disneyland Resort and Disney California Adventure (DCA) in particular has changed in ways I’m...

Five Things You Need for Your Disney World Trip and One Thing You Can...

You've got your packing list and you've read all the books, but what do you really need for your Walt Disney World trip? Well, good shoes, of course. And all the basics—you don't want...

Disney News Round Up: Walt’s Apartment, Starcade Conjecture and Disney Deals

Love Disney news, rumors and gossip? So do we! This week's Disney Round Up is packed with fun stuff for you. What should be done with the Starcade at Disneyland?  Are traces of Walt...

Hogwarts Express is Arriving at Universal Orlando

Robots and trains and wizards, OH MY!  In any other place this would seem outlandish.  But, for the folks at Universal Studios Orlando, it's all in a days work. This week, we track the...

Fantasy Faire construction goes vertical as D23 celebrates 75 years of Disney Animation

Construction ramped up at Disneyland's new Fantasy Faire princess meet-and-greet village next to Sleeping Beauty Castle last week. A crane and steel framework now peeks over construction walls next to the Castle as...

World of Color Lights Up Honeymoon

We have traveled from one side of the U.S. to the other, following Rya86n around on his dream honeymoon. As their spectacular trip draws to a close, the World of Color show in Disney...

SeaWorld San Diego Swelters

The August heat has caught up with SeaWorld San Diego. But we've found a few ways to beat the heat. And while we're at it, we'll show you a few little bits of news...

Disneyana Fan Club Gathers for 2012 Convention

MiceChat's Scarlett Stahl gets to do a lot of amazing things and meet some of the most incredible people. Today, she takes it up a notch. Warning Disney fans, you are about to be...

Disney World Fantasyland Progress Plus Hollywood Studios news

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we have a HUGE New Fantasyland update along with some other news items from both the Magic Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios. http://datelinedisneyland.smugmug.com/Other/DDW/i-tgSgFTp/0/O/magickingdom-5.png Welcome to the Magic...

Disneyland and California Adventure Sizzling in the Summer Sun

Mother nature did her very best to stymie the fun at the Disneyland resort this week, but to no avail. Despite the mercury spiking at the high end of the thermometer, crowds continued to...

Werner Weiss, The Walt Disney Family Museum

Join Werner Weiss on a tour of the Walt Disney Family Museum. The museum’s exhibit galleries are designed so that they can be taken in quickly or slowly, at a high level or a...

Save Money at the Disney World Resorts With a Split Stay!

Breaking up your Walt Disney World vacation into more than one reservation can save you money (by staying at least part of your trip at a less expensive resort) and satisfy your curiosity about other...

Walt Disney on the 10th Anniversary of Disneyland

The Disneyland tenth anniversary, what the Park called the "Tencennial," was a high watermark. Walt Disney was certainly proud of his Park and he was filled with confidence after the success of the World's...

Disney News: Subs, PeopleMover, Free WiFi and More

It's good news and bad news this week.  Are the subs staying at Disneyland?  Is the Peoplemover ever going to return to Walt's original Magic Kingdom?  Are the Matterhorn bobsleds still excruciatingly painful?  All...

SeaWorld Empire of the Penguins

We have two bits of fun news for you today from SeaWorld Orlando.  Actually, we have one tiny (but very cute) game the trainers are playing with the Dolphin and a very exciting look...

Knott’s Hires Monsters and Preserves More of Ghost Town

Every year, Knott's Berry farm puts on the biggest, longest running special ticketed Halloween party ever. Knott's Scary farm will celebrate its 40th anniversary this Fall and they are preparing to knock it out...