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Yesterland: DCA Then & Then & Now – Grizzly Peak Airfield

Two years ago, Yesterland ran comparison photos of Condor Flats in its early years and 2013. Condor Flats is now Grizzly Peak Airfield—so Yesterland added a third photo for each subject. It’s a dramatic...

Halloween Arrives at the Magic Kingdom – News and Photos

Welcome back to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're taking a trip to the Magic Kingdom, where Halloween bunting has already been hung on Main Street. Let's scare up a quick update! And that wraps...

Summer comes to a close as Halloween Time moves in at Disneyland

Disneyland is enjoying what's left of its brief off-season between the end of summer and the start of the popular Halloween Time season. Guests should dial back their Halloween Time expectations this year...

You’ve Got to be Kidding: The D19 Expo – A Less Expensive Alternative

You've Got to be Kidding is parody. Allow yourself to have a little fun. Enjoy the Expo you never heard about . . . I have really enjoyed reading the reports on this year's D23...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #150 – Planning Universal Studios Florida with Sam Gennawey

On this episode we welcome Sam author Sam Gennawey back on to the show to talk about the story behind the creation of Universal Studios Florida and how the park is designed and laid...

Labor Day Fun Coming to Knotts Berry Farm

It was a big news-filled week at Knotts Berry Farm as the park shifts from the summer season and gears up for the mega Halloween season.  Knotts held a major announcement event in the Charles...

Yesterland: 60 Closings in 60 Years — Part 2: 1985 to 2015

In honor of the 60th anniversary of Disneyland, I made a Yesterland list. For each year that Disneyland has been open, I would find something—just one thing—that CLOSED that year. There are 31 entries...

Knotts Scary Farm Announces Full Line Up

Last night, Knotts Berry Farm invited haunt fans and season pass holders to the Knotts Scary Farm Announcement event.  Here we would find out what was in store for us when Knotts Scary Farm opens...

Dateline Universal Orlando: Horror Nights, Farewell to Lucy, and Something FAST

Welcome back to Dateline Universal Orlando! This time around the block we're taking a look at all the happenings at Universal Studios Florida. There are lots of signs of change yet to come. We...

4 Things to Leave at Home on a Trip to Walt Disney World

With post upon post and list upon list about all the things to take to the parks, it’s really easy to over pack.  I’ll admit it, I’m guilty as charged.  Back in our stroller...

The Haunted Mansion Show: Creepy Conventions

With all the recent hustle and bustle at the many conventions these past couple of months (obviously including the D23 Exposition), this definitely caught the Ghost Host’s attention. Thanks to the reports sent from...

Six Flags Magic Mountain: Now’s the time to go

If you haven't been to Six Flags Magic Mountain yet this summer, NOW is the time to go. With SoCal schools back in session, the park is practically empty right now. With all of the...

The Little Man of Disneyland returns and Halloween Time creeps in, plus thoughts on...

D23 Expo has come and gone and Disneyland is now enjoying the last weeks of its busy summer season before jumping head first into its popular Halloween Time. Jack-o-lanterns and seasonal decorations are popping...

MiceMoms – Disney’s Hollywood Studios Ice Palace Boutique

 Please welcome MiceMom, Amy Bashor, as she shares her family's experience with Disney's new Ice Palace Boutique. It's a cool summer makeover for her daughter. Like so many other young girls, my daughter is a...

No Roar, No More – Discovery Kingdom Closes Classic Woodie

No Roar No More, Bay Area Briefs By Marc Ricketts August 16 was National Roller Coaster Day, and at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom it was also the last day for Roar, the park’s woodie since...

D23 Expo In-Depth: The Walt Disney Archives celebrates 60 years of Disneyland

One of the absolute highlights of this year's D23 Expo was the Walt Disney Archive's exhibit on the show floor. For the first time, the Walt Disney Archives moved to the Expo's main...

Disneyland Sparkles as Disney California Adventure Gets Spooky

Ladies and gentlemen it's an all-new Disneyland Resort update from In The Parks. Have you fully recovered from your D23 hangover by now? Ready for some Disneyland Resort goodness? News is light and breezy...

Tony Baxter on Harry Potter Diagon Alley, Frozen and More!

The Season Pass Podcast returns to the Baxter residence for another deep conversation on Themed Entertainment with Disney Legend and Imagineering Genius, Tony Baxter.  Tony discusses the back story of many great Disney Park...

Yesterland Goes to D23 Expo

Werner Weiss shares his experience, impressions, and opinions from the 2015 D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Yesterland Goes to D23 Expo   When you are done reading, please leave your...

D23 Expo In-Depth: George Lucas, Johnny Depp and more named Disney Legends

Disney kicked off is big D23 Expo last weekend with the special Disney Legends Awards ceremony. The biennial award ceremony honors Disney employees that have made a lasting impact on the company in...