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Accident at Six Flags Magic Mountain Bushwhacks Ninja

On Monday, July 7th, the Ninja coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain partially derailed when the suspended coaster struck a tree that had fallen against the track.  The first car, containing 4 passengers, was...

Diagon Alley Officially Opens and CityWalk Update at the Universal Orlando Resort

July 8th, 2014 marks the official public grand opening of The Wizarding World: Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort. Diagon Alley Opens In the days leading up to the grand opening, Universal was soft opening the...

Progress at Shanghai Disneyland

We have a very special treat for your today. Stefan Zwanzger, world traveling "Theme Park Guy", has been tracking the progress of Shanghai Disneyland for years on his own site thethemeparkguy.com. We now share his...

Disafterdark Podcast – Series 2, Episode 20 – Drop the Zombie Donkey

We don't have a guest this week, so it's just the three of us. Which gives us an opportunity to ask each other questions such as: Where would you hide on Disney Property in the...

Disneyland celebrates the Fourth of July with new Wonders, Marvels and Frontiers

Disneyland celebrated the Fourth of July holiday with special fireworks and live entertainment but the holiday weekend brought some new magic and marvelous sneak peeks to the park. In Fantasyland, the classic Alice...

The Amazing Pacific Ocean Park

A long time ago, near Venice Beach California, a fascinating theme park rose from the water.  Its name was Pacific Ocean Park.  "POP" (pronounced "pee-oh-pee"), as it was soon nicknamed, was a joint venture...

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...