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Yesterland: Cascade Peak

Cascade Peak is not just a show scene on the Mine Train ride. It’s a Frontierland landmark, enjoyed by guests on the Mike Fink Keel Boats, Mark Twain, Sailing Ship Columbia, and Indian War...

The Hotels of Disneyland and New One on the Way

Disney has finally announced that they will build a new luxury hotel to open in 2021. The hotel will be built on a plot of land between the current Disneyland Hotel and the Mickey...

How to Stop and Smell the Roses at a Disney Park

In the midst of tragedy, I'll admit my heart was not in penning Disney tips for this week's Park Wise. My mind kept wandering to the brevity of our time. I'm reminded to be...

The Unknown Engineer of the Disneyland Railroad

Are you the biggest Disneyland Railroad fanatic? You may have all the reference materials and listened to all the historical presentations but you've never heard of the person who saved the Disneyland Railroad. There...

A Theme Park Designer Look at Shanghai Disneyland

Please enjoy some thoughts on Shanghai Disneyland from theme park designers who were able to visit during “Trial Operations” of the newest Disney park. Several attractions were not operating at the time (Roaring Rapids)...

Summer and Star Wars continue at Disneyland

News slows to a trickle as the summer heats up and crowds continue to hit the parks. While most refurbishment projects are done for the season, Disneyland's massive 14-acre Star Wars expansion project...

New Experiences for Knott’s Ghost Town at 75 Years Fun

Knott's Berry Farm is celebrating a very special milestone, the 75th anniversary of Ghost Town. Yes, the very heart of Knott's Berry Farm has been entertaining guests with its rich theme of western life...

California’s Great America Opens Mass Effect: New Earth

Since 1994 the Action Theater at California's Great America has hosted everybody from James Bond to Stan Lee to Sponge Bob. All the while the technology kept falling farther and farther behind. By last...

Magic Kingdom News and Photos – It’s Speak Like a Whale Day

Dateline Disney World returns with more Magic Kingdom news and photos. Summer season is well under way and Speak Like a Whale Day is today. Let's see how the park is looking for the...

The Death of Disney Interactive – You Can’t Top Pigs with Pigs

It's been almost a month since the announcement that Disney Infinity will be shuttered, and to many fans, the shock remains. Yet, to insiders and veteran observers, it was only a matter of time....

Star Wars News: Darkness, Cookies and Dirt

This week we take you to the Dark Side! …well…night. We have a look at The Season of the Force after dark, some Tsum’s, and the latest on the progress of Star Wars land...

Yesterland: Skyway to Fantasyland

Three weeks ago, Yesterland featured the Skyway to Tomorrowland, with its Swiss chalet station in Fantasyland. The response was huge. In a major update to an article first published in 1995, Yesterland is back...

Fab News: UPDATED! NEW DISNEYLAND HOTEL COMING

UPDATED: New Disneyland Luxury Hotel Disneyland has filed a proposal to build a new 700-room 4-diamond luxury hotel on its property adjoining Downtown Disney:   Mark Eades, you are THE BEST. Thank you! Also, I think they...

Star Wars expansion construction continues as summer heats up at Disneyland

Summer has arrived as temperatures rise and crowds hit Disneyland. Behind the scenes, heavy work continues on prepping the site for the upcoming 14-acre Star Wars expansion and rerouting the Rivers of America...

When You Wish – The Musical Story of Walt Disney

We'd like to thank Luis Terrazas for sending us this review of "When you Wish - The Story of Walt Disney." The show was workshoped at UCLA in 2013 and has finally opened to...

An Enhanced Disney Wonder Is On the Way from Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line's Disney Wonder will receive a number of favorite and exclusive features this fall just as the Disney Magic did in 2013, and highlights include Spider-Man and Princess Tiana this time around. Marvel...

Yesterland: Pizza Oom Mow Mow

“At this wacky, beachcomber restaurant next to Reboundo Beach, they serve up great pizza—like the Big Kahuna Hawaiian, Awesome Pepperoni and Wipe Out Cheese—pasta, salad, beverages, and more…and good vibrations at no extra charge....

Aulani: A Honeymoon ‘He Said, She Said’ Review

There’s paradise, and then there’s Disney paradise. In my opinion, both the Disney Cruise Line and Aulani offer the same unparalleled level of tranquility and relaxation, with a touch of magic, of course. When...

Dateline Disney World – Old Soarin’ Returns as Flower and Garden Wraps Up at...

We're headed to Epcot this week to check out the last of the Flower and Garden Festival and to say farewell to the old version of Soarin'. Along the way we'll check out the...

“Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” opens the door to new magic at Disney...

Disney California Adventure kicked off summer this Memorial Day weekend with the debut of its big new Frozen — Live at the Hyperion musical stage show. With limited showtimes and high demand, the...