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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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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....

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. ...