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Universal Studios Hollywood Bringing Harry, Halloween, Hogwarts

Here we are at Universal Studios Hollywood!  This evolving theme park is busier than ever with more to come.  We begin today's update with a look at the construction of the new Entry Plaza...

Yesterland: Food Rocks

The entertainers of Food Rocks are fruits, vegetables, dairy products, a basket of treats, a fish, a sandwich, kitchen tools, bags of junk food—and even food packaging.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Food Rocks   When you...

Magic Kingdom News and Photos

This week, Dateline Disney World is taking you on a tour of the Magic Kingdom and reporting on the latest news. Let's go! That's it for this week! Make sure to let us know your...

Fab News: Rotation Sensation

Doing a quick flyby, MiceChatters and Fabbers...hm, never warmed up to that name. We'll think of something. in time, I'm sure. While we're waiting, let's get an eyeful of today's news: Can You Fathom This? Fathom...

My Country Bears Story: One More Thing

As you know, I just finished meeting and greeting a lot of you at Disneyland’s 60th Birthday event the Friday before last and doing sculpting demos at the Disneyana Fan Club show and sale...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #154 – Jurassic Park River Adventure with Gary Goddard

  On this very special episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast we welcome Gary Goddard, CEO of The Goddard Group, on to the show to talk about the conception of the Jurassic Park River...

Fab News: Juicy Rumors, 3rd Park, Hotel Changes and New Parking

Enjoying the calm before the storm, MiceChatters? Only a few weeks until the D23 Expo! While we wait, let's see what's going on in the news AND rumors. You asked for dirt and I...

Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration continues through a warm summer

Disneyland continues through its big 60th Anniversary summer with hot temperatures and fairly moderate crowds. With the theme parks running at peak performance, there's not much news as Disneyland gets ready to host...

Disneyland Paris Space Mountain Celebrates 20 Years

Hello everyone! We recently celebrated 20 years of Space Mountain in the Disneyland Paris. Indeed, after a six month refurb, shareholders of Euro Disney and fan websites were invited to rediscover the attraction and...

A Trip To Heartlake City Legoland

 We have a very special column for you today which was written by little Laura Hamand, who's just 7 years old. She and her friend Shaylee Osborne visited the new Heartlake City land at Legoland...

Disney Notes: The Dumbo Irony

Time for another addition of "Disney Notes" - a look at the music and sounds of Disney. One wonders whether the mass of humanity waiting in a line line for the “Dumbo” attraction at a...

Knotts Berry Farm Host Special Olympics Torch, Park Update

We have a delightful little update from Knott's Berry Farm for you today.  Summer is rolling along and the visitors are flocking to the new Voyage to the Iron Reef attraction.  In the meantime,...

Yesterland: Taste Pilots’ Grill

Grab a table inside this airfield hangar repurposed as an eatery. Pretend you’re at a hangout for test pilots, with mementos of their accomplishment decorating this utilitarian space.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Taste Pilots’...

Pick the Best Disneyland Resort Hotel

Over the past several columns, we've run down the many resorts Walt Disney World has to offer. While Disneyland features just three resorts, they're not any less fun and Disney-infused than their East coast...

Dateline Disney World: Captain EO Returns to Epcot

We've recently visited Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios. It's time to check up on Epcot. Let's see what's new . . .   Well, that does it for us for this week....

Disneyland celebrates 60 years with philanthropy, cupcakes, Disney Legends and more

Disneyland marked its big 60th anniversary on Friday with a small but nostalgic celebration that included a rededication ceremony featuring a performance by Disney Legend Richard Sherman, retro photo spots, and a pre-parade honoring...

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Debuts New Coaster(?)

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Debuts New Ride and Show By Marc Ricketts While many of us were spending all or some of a 24 hour day in Disneyland or the Magic Kingdom, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom...

You’ve Got to be Kidding: A Neighborhood Celebrates Disneyland’s 60th

You've Got to be Kidding is parody. Pull up a chair, relax and have a great time. Welcome to the day after.  (And if you have to ask "The day after what?" then you've forgotten...

Why Disneyland Thrives at 60 — Part 5 of 5— Entertain

Today is Disneyland's 60th Anniversary. It's a momentous achievement for a park which is more popular today than it's ever been. Doug Lipp wraps up his five part series on the training fundamentals which...

Universal Studios Hollywood Heats and Up Preps for Potter

Ladies and gents, we are here at Universal Studios Hollywood, the entertainment capital of Los Angeles. The park is bustling with activity  - both onstage and backstage - as crowds flock to the park...