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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...

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...