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Oceaneering: Creating the Ride Systems that Changed Theme Parks

In 2013, SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin introduced a ride system that has changed everything we know about motion based entertainment.  The Revolution Ride System finally showed the world that there are...

Peace on Earth Fireworks and Christmas Parade

This week, we're taking a look at the Peace on Earth holiday fireworks at Epcot and the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade that happens during the Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom.   Well,...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.18 WONDER-Full Christmas

Where to go for the Holidays? Take a cruise with me on the Disney Wonder. This time of year the Wonder is…well, WONDER-Full as she's all decked out in her Christmas finery and filled...

Candlelight lights up the holidays as Frozen Fun takes over the Disneyland Resort

Winter is coming! Frozen is a year old and Disneyland is finally giving into guest demand with a lineup of new entertainment and attraction additions based on the hit animated film. Starting December 20,...

The WEDway PeopleMover Story

A while back, we wandered through the Monsanto House of the Future with Samland. That demonstration home lasted until 1967, when a whole new Tomorrowland based on the “World on the Move” theme was...

Tour of Twisted Colossus Construction at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain is currently in the process of reinventing one of their classic coasters for another generation.  Once the world's tallest, fastest coaster, the classic wooden coaster, Colossus, is being transformed into...

Hong Kong Disneyland Trip Part 3: Main Street

Micechatter Toby Johnson shares his photos and report on his holiday to Hong Kong Disneyland. Part one looked at the hotels of the resort, part two focused on Mystic Manor and Halloween. Today, we'll...

Celebrate the Holidays in Central Florida

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Cooler weather has returned, and the Florida theme parks are all decked out for the holiday season. It's hard not to be in the Christmas spirit in...

Disney Avenue Podcast – The Alice Davis Interview

The Disney Avenue Podcast returns with a fantastic interview with Walt Disney Imagineering's original “designing woman” Alice Davis. Married to Disney Legend Marc Davis, she enjoyed a fashionable Disney career of her own, designing and...

Discovery Cove Immerses Visitors in a Wild World

Let’s face it; ecotourism is a major moneymaker, and theme parks all over Orlando have taken full advantage of this fast growing market. Destinations such as Disney’s Animal Kingdom, SeaWorld, and Busch Gardens have...

Grinchmas hits Universal Studios Hollywood

Welcome to Universal Studios Hollywood!  Today we jump right in to the Christmas cheer with a report on the beginning of Grinchmas.  Yes, the Grinch has returned, but we hear he's nice now. We...

An Excursion to the Walt Disney Family Museum – by Train

To many people, Walt Disney included, a trip by train was the way to travel. Enjoy the sights along the way, meet new friends, sample beverages and meals served in the dining car... A...

The Demise of the O-Zell Company

Although born in Chicago, Walt spent less than six years living there—his first four and a half years and then one intensely busy year as a teenager. The O-Zell Company was part of Walt’s...

What is the Best Place to Stay at Walt Disney World in December?

December at Disney World is truly a sight to behold. Lights, glitter and gingerbread around every corner. Parks boast larger than life Christmas trees and carols waft through the air as the atmosphere takes...

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're taking a look at the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Let's see what all the buzz is about ....

Terri’s World – Country Bears Story – Part 1

I had been working with the Henson team for some time when the opportunity to work on the Country Bears film came about. Disney had contacted The Jim Henson Company to create the bears for...

MiceAge Update – The Force Awakens For Disneyland Resort

Since this past summer we’ve been telling you in these updates all about the new attractions and entertainment coming to Anaheim for 2015, and this Thursday morning Disneyland Resort President Michael Colglazier will address...

The Great Movie Ride and TCM

With this past Wednesday’s announcement revealing a partnership between Disney and TCM, I thought it would an ideal time to reflect briefly on the history, as well as take a somewhat detailed look at...

Rain Rain Rain at the Disneyland Resort

Thanksgiving Day crowds enjoyed a healthy dose of holiday cheer at the Disneyland Resort despite the rain that moved in on Sunday night.  Many argue that Disneyland is far more magical in the rain...

Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks’ Greatest Rivalry

Sam is back, and this time it's really personal. Today, we run the prologue of his new book which releases on Tuesday of this week! Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks'...