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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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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....

Remembering Our Friend, Disneylander Jack Lindquist

This morning, we learned that our friend, Jack Lindquist, died. And by "our", I don't mean just those of us who were lucky enough to have been able to meet him, talk with him,...

Huge Disneyland Price Increase or Not

Are you ready to pay up to $20 more for a one day ticket to the Disney Parks? Beginning Sunday, February 28th, a brand new pricing scheme will hit the parks in Anaheim and...

The Best Animated Feature Oscar Goes To . . .

The red carpet has already been laid out on Hollywood Blvd as Tinseltown prepares for its biggest night of the year. And while this isn't the most exciting year for many awards, there is...

Yesterland: Flying Saucers

If you’ve never looked at this ride closely, you might think it’s just a colossal air hockey table with a fleet of ride vehicles that can scoot above it. But it’s much more complicated—and...

The Lego Movie 4D: A New Adventure at LEGOLAND

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! I was recently invited to preview the new LEGO Movie 4D: A New Adventure at LEGOLAND Florida in Winter Haven, FL. I'm sure you're eagerly awaiting my review, but first let's talk about...

Dateline Disney World – More Flowers, Star Wars and Fireworks

Epcot is beginning to bloom for Flower and Garden Festival. We'll take a quick look at the colorful happenings as well as news from Hollywood Studios, where Star Wars is taking over the park....

Demolition clears the way for Star Wars at Disneyland as Universal Studios previews Harry...

Sunday night's big two-hour TV special on Disneyland's 60th Anniversary may have disappointed audiences with embarrassingly little real Disneyland-related content but the actual parks continue through the winter off-season with big changes underway. ...

Disney Zootopia: An Adventuous Ride On The Wild Side (Film Review)

When it comes to animated films, it seems like the past decade has had it's fill of animal characters. From cuddly hamsters to smart alecky birds, there has been no shortage of these family...

Yesterland: Epcot Wish List – Part 3, World Showcase

It was the 1970s. If national governments were willing to build pavilions at temporary world’s fairs, surely they would jump at the chance to promote their culture, commerce, and tourism using Disney showmanship at...

Busch Gardens Cobra’s Curse Construction Tour

Busch Gardens Tampa invited us to a behind-the-scenes hard hat tour of their newest coaster that is currently under construction, Cobra's Curse. We have to applaud Busch Gardens for adding a bit of a backstory...

Tips for Driving at Walt Disney World

I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a brat when it comes to transportation at Walt Disney World. While the transportation options are typically more than adequate, I tend to want to stick to my...

Dateline Disney World – Heavy Crowds and Fastpass Problems at Magic Kingdom

We return to the Magic Kingdom, where it was busy for President's Day weekend. And big crowds bring big problems with them. Fastpass+ seems to struggle under holiday crowding. We'd love to hear your...

Peyton Manning celebrates Super Bowl win at Disneyland as off-season projects continue

Disneyland celebrated the Denver Bronco's Super Bowl victory last week with a special parade featuring Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Meanwhile, work continues to get underway on Disneyland's massive new Star Wars-themed expansion, as...

Animation Matters at the 43rd Annie Awards

Disney*Pixar’s 'Inside Out’ and ‘Boy and the World’ Win Top Prizes at 43rd Annie Awards The filmmakers behind Disney*Pixar's Inside Out had a lot to cheer about last weekend, when their film "Inside Out" picked...

Disneyland Paris Forest of Enchantment

Hello everyone, today we'll take a quick visit to Disneyland Paris, where spring is already in bloom.  - Max DLP Welcome Banners promoting the Disneyland Paris mobile application have been installed.   At the entrance of...

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood Begins Tech Rehearsals

FINALLY! The Butterbeer is flowing on the west coast!  Yes, Universal Studios surprised park guests and more than a few persistent Potter fans to a peek inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood....

Theme Park Studio: Live Parks and Walt Disney World

It's been a while since we've looked at the world of Theme Park Simulation games, so please join me for another visit to The Simulation Station! Today, we're checking out the latest improvements to Theme...