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Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Yesterland: C A L I F O R N I A

The letters have the magical ability to accept promotional and seasonal overlays. They were gold with a crackle pattern when the park opened, but could be any color and pattern when you visit. Read the...

Dateline Disney World – The Bioluminescence of Pandora at Night

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! It's been a busy few weeks for us here with both Pandora previewing and Volcano Bay opening at Universal, so this week, we have a short update...

Disneyland Photo Update – You Are Clear For Launch

Guardians taking over the Tower may be the big news this week, but Disneyland had a very interesting weekend as well. After weeks of horrible overcrowding, you might have expected this past holiday weekend...

Pandora at night sparkles and amazes, but mostly in photos

Much digital ink has been spilled about Pandora and its two rides. Let me be the first to reiterate what I said last week: Avatar--Flight of Passage is not only good, it's transcendent. It...

DCA Photo & Rumor Update – Guardians and Heroes

We generally lead with Disneyland on Monday, but today is different. With the huge new Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! finally open to guests, we have a lot to see and discuss....

Bay Area Parks Update – Wonder Woman and Red, White and Brews

It seems that big things are happening in theme parks all over the country this weekend, and amidst these feasts of Volcano Bays, Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakouts and Pandoras, a few crumbs...

Mission Complete – Guardians Breakout at Disney California Adventure

How long does it take to remove a beloved attraction and turn it into something else? Five months. That's the length of time it took Imagineers to strip the Tower of Terror of its...

Yesterland: America the Beautiful in Circarama

This presentation puts you “in the middle of everything.” Eleven movie screens form a circle above your head. Eleven perfectly synchronized projectors show eleven 16mm films, surrounding you with a 360-degree travelogue. Read the YESTERLAND...

Volcano Bay – New Water Theme Park Now Open at Universal Orlando Resort

Welcome to a special edition of Dateline Universal Orlando. We were lucky enough to be invited to a preview of Volcano Bay, Universal's brand new water theme park, yesterday. It grand opens to the...

David Koenig: Disneyland Resort News Bites

Disneyland cast members have been dropping me bits and pieces of news this week, on the return of the steam trains, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, and WiFi finally coming to Disneyland. D23 weekend,...

Disneyland Update – Mission: GRIDLOCKED!

We are on the cusp of insanity at Disneyland. The coming week brings the first public previews of Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout to the Disneyland Resort. That, in turn, will bring...

Star Wars Land News: Seasons Change

As we say goodbye to the Season Of The Force in Tomorrowland (again) we’ll take a look at what’s leaving, the idea behind The Grey Jedi and some photos of the newest developments in...
the Tparty in front of the Castle at Walt Disney World

Welcome To The Tparty! A Journey Through The Disney College Program

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls... Walt Disney once said, “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” There is no truer statement for my daughter, Taylor, and me. We have...

Yesterland: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Procession

Guests have lined the parade route. Floats with characters from The Hunchback of Notre Dame emerge from backstage. And parade music fills the air. Only this isn’t really a parade, in the traditional sense. <h2Read...

Disneyland Photo Update: Eat the Force & Towers of Light

Disneyland Resort is on the cusp of catching fire for summer. Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout is about to, well . . . break out! Fantasmic will return this summer with new...

Dateline Disney World: More Photos from The World of Avatar

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! You may have seen the great articles earlier this week on MiceChat, Pandora has opened to AP previews at Animal Kingdom. This land is one of the...

Pandora – The World of Avatar Impresses But Still Comes Up Short

Disney's Animal Kingdom's newest land has already had some public previews, and photos and opinions are starting to be published everywhere. The question many folks have been asking since the project was announced (three...

Visiting Pandora: Avatar Comes to Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Like most of the Disney fans I’ve talked to, I have been anticipating Pandora at Animal Kingdom with trepidation. I remember seeing the movie when it first came out. We saw it in 3D...

New Fireworks At Magic Kingdom – Happily Ever After Debuts!

For many people, saying goodbye to wishes on Thursday was hard. For me, the hardest part was camping out in the hub for three hours. I was ready to usher it out and bring...

Editorial: Mission BREAKOUT and the De-evolution of DCA

While, as a huge Marvel fan, I’m excited about the new Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT, it feels like a real step back for the park, both architecturally and thematically. And it’s...