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Disney Avenue Podcast – A Chat with Jack Lindquist, Disneyland’s First President

Join host Keith Michael Mahne for a wonderful conversation with Disney Legend Jack Lindquist. Jack talks about his childhood, joining the Walt Disney Company, meeting Walt Disney, working with Card Walker and Michael Eisner, becoming...

Adventure Trading Company brings “gnu” fun to Disneyland as summer continues

Disneyland's new pay-per-play Adventure Trading Company interactive game opened over the weekend, sending players on expeditions to find coveted Juju. The new game is fun and doesn't require a huge time investment unlike...

Moss Grows on Neglected Star Tours Attraction at Disneyland Paris

A walking tour of the Disneyland Paris Resort reveals some new additions, some refurbishment projects in process and a couple of refurbishments that need to start immediately. Alain Littaye from the Disney and more...

The Sweep Spot Episode 134 – Disneyland In 1964

In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in 1964. As we take a tour of the park we discover some attractions that are not there anymore, and some that haven't been built...

Disneyana Fan Club Honors Disney Legends at Luncheon

The Disneyana Fan Club has once again honored Disney Legends and celebrities at their renown Celebrity Luncheon. Scarlett Stahl brings us a report from the festivities. ~~Rick The Disneyana Fan Club Disney Legend Luncheon by Scarlett...

Universal Studios Hollywood Changes the Scenery

Universal Studios Hollywood is abuzz with exciting construction projects. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is on track for a 2016 opening. Coming next year is the Fast and Furious Supercharged addition to the...

ScareLA 2014 Brings Halloween and Theme Park Fans Together – August 9th & 10th

  Don’t be alarmed next weekend if you see demons or zombies in downtown Los Angeles; it’s not the Apocalypse – it’s ScareLA! Now in its second year, ScareLA is a large-scale convention held each...

Season Pass Podcast: The Unbelievable Europa Park with Fred Pastuszak

This week Nick Hutson takes the helm and visits Europa Park in Germany.  Nick and Lee Conway join Europa Park’s Project Architect, Frederic Pastuszak, to discuss the world famous resort as well as creative process and the...

Castle Rock Ridge at Yesterland

It’s 1957. You’ve just set foot on Tom Sawyer Island after a ride on a Tom Sawyer Island Raft across the Rivers of America. You spent a “D” ticket for this attraction. That’s the...

Pirate Plundering at Walt Disney World

Last week we waxed poetically about all plots princessy, but this week is a pirate's paradise! There's no shortage of adventures for the scallywag in your life at the Most Magical (turned Miscevious!) Place...

Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: Rapunzel Untangled

Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy is an unofficial guide to the world beyond Disney, exploring the original stories and sources of beloved films and attractions. This week, from Fantasyland: Rapunzel Untangled - Cory The adjective used to title Walt...

Window to the Magic – Season 10 Begins with Patrick Warburton

This week, Season 10 begins with some listener voicemails, a contest winner announcement, and a talk with Kronk... Patrick Warburton, thanks to the Disney Club of UCLA. Much thanks to Matt and the entire...

Star Wars: The Film That Changed My Life

UPDATE: Wow, these last two weeks have been action packed. Disneyland’s Birthday week was full of excitement and surprises.  It started on Tuesday when I enjoyed a few hours with my new friends Kelly and James...

Dateline Disney World – New Hub Growing and Magic Kingdom Photos

It's time for Dateline Disney World and a trip through the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World! This week, we take a long hard look at the projects happening throughout this sprawling park.  Construction...

The MiceChat Walt Disney World Invasion and Gumball Rally – October 22-29

Every year MiceChat holds some wildly entertaining and amazingly fun events across the country and around the world. The MiceChat Anniversary celebration, the amazing Disneyland Resort Gumball Rally, Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt Meet,...

The Arrow Development Story Part 4 – Inevitable

There is an old saying that hindsight is 20/20, but when it comes to the rise and fall of companies, the view isn’t always so clear. Organizations are led by people and understanding their...

E Ticket Report: Diagon Alley, Club 33, Guardians of the Galaxy and more!

It’s time for episode 8 of The E-Ticket Report where hosts Tim, Chris, and Derek take a look at all the goings on in the theme parks we all love. Subjects include: the opening...

Adventure Trading Company gets ready to open at Disneyland as summer continues

Disneyland is getting ready to debut another new interactive game later this week as the ongoing Legends of Frontierland game continues to draw a big following from enthusiastic park guests. The new Adventure...

An In-depth Look at Ratatouille Land

Alain Littaye has some great photos of the theming in the area surrounding the new Ratatouille attraction in Walt Disney Studios at the Disneyland Paris Resort. ~~Rick Ratatouille Land: An In-Depth Look! by Alain Littaye ...

Visitors Scream and Splash at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Part Two

Here's Part Two of Marc Ricketts photo essay on the enigmatic Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Park in Vallejo, California. You can get caught up on Part One of this report HERE. ~~Rick Before we carry...