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Disney & Railroads – The Ward Kimball Connection Continues

  When the subject of railroads and Walt Disney is discussed, one name that frequently makes its own way into the conversation is that of animator, musician and all around genius, Ward Kimball. For it...

Yesterland: Magic Kingdom 1996 & 2016 Part 2: Frontierland & Liberty Square

When first-time Walt Disney World visitor Chris Bales took these photos in March 1996, he had no idea Yesterland would match his photos almost exactly 20 years later. This is part 2 of a...

Dateline Disney World: Nighttime Fun Approaches at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World. We're very close to a huge change in the daily operation of Disney's Animal Kingdom as the park begins offering regular nighttime hours to accommodate the new...

The Walking Dead Attraction is Coming to Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood has announced the addition of a brand new, state of the art, horror walkthrough based on AMC's popular series, "The Walking Dead".  The attraction brings the most popular show in cable...

Editorial: Squeezed Out of Disneyland

The recent changes in Disneyland pricing had a lot of people talking all over the internet.  Disney announced that they will be charging more for peak periods, and less for less crowded times.  For...

Disneyland Paris Spring Entertainment and Refurbishments

We have some great news for you from Disneyland Paris, where Spring entertainment has launched even as major refurbishments continue. At Walt Disney Studios Park the Mickey fountain still has its winter plantings. The park was...

Six Flags Magic Mountain Revolution Goes Virtual

Six Flags Magic Mountain is a park of firsts.  The first ride to go over 100mph (Superman). The first suspended coaster on the west coast (Ninja). The first 360 degree loop (The Great American...

Disney Cruise Line Set to Expand Fleet and Season Palo Menu

Big news is afoot at the Disney Cruise Line as it recently announced the expansion of its fleet from four to six ships as well as new menu items at its signature Italian specialty...

Yesterland: Magic Kingdom 1996 & 2016 Part 1: Tomorrowland and Fantasyland

Yesterland photographer Chris Bales took his first trip to Walt Disney World in March 1996. He recently shared his photos from that trip with Werner Weiss, who went back to the same spots almost...

MiceChat Podcast – Magic, Pirates & the Force

You know you're in theme park nirvana when Dusty and Doug discuss new Star Wars and Harry Potter lands in the same show. Universal Studios Hollywood's new Wizarding World of Harry Potter has finally...

Dateline Disney World – Flowers & The Dark Side

We have a double feature for you today on Dateline Disney World! We'll bring you photos from both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, where all sorts of things are in bloom.     Now, let's journey to...

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters dance into Cars Land as Star Wars prepares to break ground...

Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters, the replacement for the much-maligned Luigi's Flying Tires soft-opened over the weekend. The new attraction brings Disney's highly-lauded trackless ride system to the United States for the first time in...

10 Reasons To Go To Harry Potter Celebration at Universal Orlando

Let's pedal all the way back to the year 2000. I know some of you remember it, and some of you were just being born, or not even born yet! My best friend at...

Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #19 – Interview with Two WDW Cast Members from...

Welcome to another exciting episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast. For our very first show of 2016, we are joined by R.J. and Suzanne Ogren who are two former Walt Disney World cast members....

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Shakespeare on Disney

You've Got To Be Kidding is parody. Sit back, relax, and allow yourself to have a bit of fun! Few people have noted the hidden connections that exist between Shakespeare and Disney.  However, a close...

Art Directing The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Designing a set for a film is a very precise art, as described by Alan Gilmore (Art Director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). Façades are...

Yesterland: Flowers & Food

Werner Weiss reports from the opening day of the 2016 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. With all the food and beverage kiosks around World Showcase Lagoon, it has become like a “Spring Edition of...

Your Guide to Disney Character Dining

Ahh, the Disney character meal. A rite of passage for many a Disney fan, but it can be a bit of a challenge for newbies planning their first Disney vacation. Here are my quick...

Demolition and Construction at Universal Orlando

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week, we'll take a look at both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios, and the many changes at both parks. Wow! Lots of things happening all over...

A closer look at Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter plus Disneyland’s new demand...

Today we take a break from Disneyland's off-season refurbishments and construction and take you back up to Universal Studios Hollywood for a closer look at the park's spectacular new Wizarding World of Harry Potter....