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An Afternoon Visit To The Hearthstone Lounge

“So, what did you bring me?” One of the male bartenders inquired as I sat myself down at the bar one August afternoon. His bubbly, yet sincere personality resonated in his voice and in...

A Closer Look at Universal Orlando Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

If you have been reading about the newest Harry Potter attractions at Universal Orlando Resort and wondering if this might be the trip to see it from an on-site hotel. Well take a look...

Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 25 – The one that was in the bag.

Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download. Okay, as I write the notes for this one I realise we recorded it months ago, then went on holiday. and now I can’t...

Disney Decay: Mark Twain Disintegrates in Disneyland Paris

After the sad story we ran last weekend about the horrid condition of Disneyland Paris' Mark Twain, Alain Littaye has more information about the decaying park icon, plus some information about how the Rivers...

TEA SATE – Spotlight on Technology

SATE (Storytelling, Architecture, Technology, Experience) is an annual, international gathering of themed entertainment and experience design creators, producers, owners and operators, organized by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). SATE '14 took place Oct 2-3...

In The Parks – Disneyland Treats and Tricks

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to a Disneyland Resort edition of In The Parks!  There is plenty to see around the resort this week as Disneyland prepares for the upcoming 60th anniversary while simultaneously...

Disney Big Hero 6 – XPRIZE Challenge

Sometimes, things in life are simply meant to go perfectly together. When unique and separate elements are combined in the right way, the result is a truly unique experience, and everything just makes sense....

Yesterland: Backstage Studio Tour

When Disney-MGM Studios opened, its biggest—and certainly its longest—attraction was the Backstage Studio Tour. Over the years, its importance, popularity, and length diminished. The final day of the attraction—called the Studio Backlot Tour in...

Polynesian Village Resort and Magic Kingdom Updates

Walt Disney World celebrated its 43rd birthday this week. We were there and have some news and photos from the Polynesian Village Resort and Magic Kingdom for you. Get ready, lots for you to...

Costume Ideas for Mickey’s Halloween Party

My favorite time of year is finally here! Not much I don't love about fall. Crisp air, jeans and boots, hot chocolate and HALLOWEEN!! Luckily, the Disney Parks love the spooky holiday as much...

How Disney Legend Van France Changed a Life – Disneylander Jerry’s story

October 3rd marks the birthday of Disney Legend Van France. Van was an icon – a genius in sharing Walt’s vision of training and hiring “The Disney Way.” We hope you'll enjoy this touching...

A Window into Princess Fantasy Faire

This week, new WTTM co-host (and super sweetie) Bryn MacKinnon takes you into the Royal Theatre inside the still new Princess Fantasy Faire at Disneyland to enjoy a vaudeville-style performance by Mr Smythe &...

Bob Gurr’s True-Life Adventures – No.13 Safari – Duma Tau

Today's Wheel of Adventures has stopped at 2014, so here we go. This is the last in a four part series about my recent African safari. Part one introduced Camp Banoka and described what a typical...

MiceAge Update – Enhancements for Disneyland, Tire Replacement for DCA

The first week in October begins the new fiscal year for the Walt Disney Company, and for Disneyland Resort that almost always means projects either kick off or wrap up in order to satisfy...

Explore the Watery World at Marineland Florida

If you’ve ever driven along A1A between Daytona Beach and St. Augustine, you’ve probably gone through the small town of Marineland. It is in this sleepy Florida town where the world of modern aquariums,...

Knotts Scary Farm Review: Monsters Unleashed

Knott's Scary Farm has been in the business of haunted themed event entertainment longer than any other theme park in the business.  With 41 years of Halloween Haunts under their belt, the original has...

Disneyland’s Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage resurfaces as Big Hero 6 lands in Tomorrowland

Disneyland's iconic Submarine Voyage reopened over the weekend after a lengthy refurbishment that included repainting sections of the outdoor lagoon. The Finding Nemo-themed attraction closed earlier in January amidst rumors that it might...

Icon Abuse: Mark Twain Crumbles Due to Neglect at Disneyland Paris

The iconic Mark Twain riverboat is suffering from heartbreaking neglect at Disneyland Paris. It is literally crumbling before our eyes. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog has the story... ~~Rick Mark Twain Crumbles,...

Disney Cruise Line Sets Sail for Frozen Norway

There is no shortage of Frozen news in the Disney blogosphere these days, and the Disney Cruise Line is getting in on the act by deploying the Disney Magic to Norway next summer. Disney Magic (Copyright...

Disney Avenue Podcast – A Wonderful Interview with Disney Historian Jim Korkis

On this episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast, host Keith Michael Mahne has a wonderful conversation with famous author, Disney historian and the "go to" guy on Walt and all things Disney for that matter,...