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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...

Yesterland: Epcot Wish List – Part 2, Future World Pavilions

By the late 1970s, planning for EPCOT, Walt Disney’s grandest vision, was seriously underway—sort of. It would no longer be Walt’s actual city where innovative companies would showcase ways to improve how people live. With... Read...

Dateline Disney World – Blooms Prepped for Epcot Flower and Garden Fest

Things are about to bloom at Epcot as the park prepares for the annual Flower and Garden Festival. Black History month is being celebrated throughout the month of February at the American Adventure Pavilion at...

Disneyland Resort celebrates Lunar New Year and Annual Passholders

Disney California Adventure turns 15 today and Disney will commemorate the occasion with a special ceremony at the opening of the park this morning. Meanwhile, the park celebrated the Lunar New Year over...

A Final Curtain for Animagique at Disneyland Paris

Hello everyone, today's article is dedicated to the the recently departed and well loved Disneyland Paris show, Animagique. Animagique was a unique black light spectacle which ran approximately 17 minutes in length. To give you...

Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Year of the Monkey

It's that time of year again!  Universal Studios Hollywood brings the Lunar New Year to life inside the Universal Plaza. In the new central hub for the park, guests can walk under a curtain...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Ask the Old Disney Guy

You've Got To Be Kidding is parody. Pull up a chair, sit back and allow yourself to enjoy a moment of humor. . . Today I am proud to introduce a new and more than...

Universal Studios Hollywood Wizarding World Nearly Ready for Magic

Universal Studios Hollywood has been going through quite the metamorphosis.  Since the announcement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter way back in 2012, the park has been building up to its opening with...

Yesterland: Epcot Wish List – Part 1, Innoventions Plaza

Future World was meant to inspire. The magnificent sphere of Spaceship Earth set the stage for the grandeur that carried through to all of Future World. In the center of Future World, the CommuniCore...

Four Fun Disney World Date Nights

Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, here are a few fun date night ideas for you and your sweetie at Walt Disney World. Disney’s Boardwalk Plenty of dining options and...

Dateline Disney World – Change is Roaring at Animal Kingdom

Since our last visit, there have been tons of changes to Disney's Animal Kingdom. The park is rapidly transforming from a day park into a full day (and NIGHT) experience. Avatar Land and Rivers...

The Ganachery at Disney Springs: Your Cure for the Common Chocolate

Oh, the powers of chocolate. The mere mention of that wonderful confection invokes a smile on my face, so when I discovered the removal of the tarps and fencing around The Ganachery Chocolate Shoppe...

Disneyland honors its history as Star Wars construction gets underway

Disneyland has decorated construction walls along the Rivers of America with posters honoring the park's history as construction gets underway on the major 14-acre Star Wars project. With Star Wars popularity at an...

Three Free Quests This Weekend At The Disneyland Resort

MiceChat Anniversary weekend stars TODAY. We'd like to point you toward several events which you won't want to miss out on.  Tonight kicks off the celebration at Medieval Times dinner theater. On Saturday, we...

Yesterland: McDonald’s at WDW & McDonald’s Dinoland U.S.A.

Two all-beef patties? No. Two Yesterland articles about the Golden Arches years at Walt Disney World. Take a photo tour. Do you remember a whole land presented by McDonald’s? (DOUBLE FEATURE based on articles originally...

Dateline Disney World – Skipper Canteen and Magic Kingdom Projects

The holidays are officially over at the Magic Kingdom, and that means refurb season is in full swing. Let's take a look at what is happening at the park, including a look at the...

Step into Disneyland Railroad history as Star Wars Land construction gets underway

Walls have gone up in Critter Country and Frontierland as Disneyland gets started in earnest on its new 14-acre Star Wars-themed expansion. The first major step, besides reshuffling and moving backstage facilities, is...

Dining at the Parks – Steakhouse 55

Recently, Dining in the Parks has visited several popular quick service / grab & go restaurants. Though it's also a treat to walk thru Downtown Disney, enjoying the atmosphere, great shopping and dining and just steps...

Star Wars Boards Disney Cruise Line with Full Force

As a cruise travel journalist, I've had the recent pleasure of covering Disney Cruise Line's latest Star Wars offerings onboard both the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy. The Dream now sports the wonderfully...