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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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Gilroy Gardens: One Man Dreamed of Trees (Part 2)

Here's part two of Marc Rickett's visit to Gilroy Gardens including some photos of the world famous Circus Trees. If you didn't catch part one yesterday, you can get caught up HERE. ~~Rick Gilroy Gardens:...

Dedicated to DLP Podcast #40: Ratatouille The Adventure Fan Event

Just back from Disneyland Paris, Mark tells us all about the new Ratatouille: The Attraction, Bistrot Chez Rémy & La Place de Rémy which was opened up for the press and a special group...

Gilroy Gardens: One Man Dreamed of Trees

Marc Ricketts has been traveling around the Bay Area and again shares one of his awesome photo essays. Join us as we visit Gilroy Gardens (formerly Bonfante Gardens). We have part one for you...

Disneyland Gets New Guardians And Returns To The Rabbit Hole

It's a big, bold and patriotic weekend at the Disneyland Resort.  Alice in Wonderland, the classic Fantasyland dark ride, finally reopened after a long 6 month refurbishment.  Is it as good or better than...

Knotts Berry Farm Grows Great Entertainment and More

I've just returned from the Farm and boy are they pulling out all the stops this summer.  As you know, they have recently renovated another one of their major classic attractions, the Calico Mine...

America Sings

Every year, on the 4th of July, Americans celebrate the anniversary of the country’s founding. At Yesterland, America Sings is a nostalgic and patriotic salute to American music.  Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: America...

Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk, A Complete Living Environment

It was rewarding to see so many comments regarding my look at an early proposal to turn Universal City into the Tivoli Gardens of Los Angeles by 1970. Instead, the studio tour would become...

How to Beat the Heat in the Disney Parks

It's officially summer, and the crowds are headed to the Disney Parks to enjoy their well-earned vacations.  Although summer vacation and Disney Parks go hand in hand, the heat can get the best of...

Star Wars Stars of the Saga: Ray Park & Billy Dee Williams

This week, Jeremiah takes you to Walt Disney World for STAR WARS Weekends, and the Stars of the Saga conversation with Ray Park (Darth Maul) and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian).  The conversation is...

My Love Hate Relationship with Angela Jolie’s Maleficent

Just last Saturday I had a birthday. I love birthdays. Mentally, I have to say I’m always excited like a 5-year-old child. I still love getting up early and seeing the sunrise as I...

Garner Holt Sends Feathered Gift To Walt Disney Family Museum

The Walt Disney Family Museum has received a fantastic gift from the master of mechanical movement. Founded by Dianne Disney Miller, the Museum opened in San Francisco's Presido district in 2009. The museum is...

Chris Merrit on the Legendary Pacific Ocean Park

Theme Park Designer and Co-Author of Knott's Preserved, Chris Merritt, returns to The Season Pass Podcast to disuss Pacific Ocean Park...it's one of the greatest theme parks in California’s history that you may have never heard about! ...

MiceAge Update: Marvel-ous Plans for DCA, Diamonds Ahead for Disneyland

Disneyland Resort heads into its 59th full summer season, and the pace of planning and preparation for the 60th anniversary and beyond has become noticeably more intense in the last month. In this update...

Feminism and Disney Princesses

As such a significant cultural force, Disney and their Princesses franchise serve as a touchstone for gender issues that more often than not reach far beyond the actual content of the films upon which...

Power Surge – Never a Dull Moment at the Disneyland Resort

Summer is officially underway at the Disneyland Resort. The SoCal annual passes are now blocked out until the end of August. 4th of July festivities are about to ignite park attendance. And a power...

Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour Celebrates 75 Years of Batman with New Exhibit

On a dark soundstage deep inside the Warner Bros. Studio lot a lone Bat signal sat waiting in the dark.  It would soon shine its beacon to signal the caped crusader to the to...

Tim Grassey: DAS Good – Another Look at the New Disney Disability Card

Back in April of 2013 I wrote an article defending Disney's now defunct Guest Assistant Card program. The program was met with significant (and justifiable) criticism because of abuse. Disney saw the writing on...

Summer Nights Heats Up Without Falcon’s Fury At Busch Gardens Tampa

Time to check in on what’s happening at Busch Gardens Tampa. The popular Summer Nights event returns to the park and we'll take a look at the still in progress Falcon's Fury. Falcon’s Fury Closer...

The Sweep Spot # 132 America Sings

In this episode Ken and Lynn look at the history of the beloved former attraction, America Sings. The show was housed in the current Innoventions (Carousel of Progress) building at Disneyland. It was a...

Europa Park Challenges Ratatouille Ride with New E-Ticket Attraction

After the flurry of coverage of the opening of Disneyland Paris' Ratatouille attraction, we turn our attention this week to Disneyland Paris' biggest competitor: Europa Park. Not coincidentally, the German park has just opened...