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Friday, July 28, 2017

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Universal Orlando Update: Dragons on Buildings and Jurassic Park Suites

We're back this week with a big Universal Orlando Resort update.  After taking a week off to explore SeaWorld and Aquatica in San Antonio, we have lots of news to share at the Universal...

The Sweep Spot — Throwback to Disneyland 1994

This week we go back to Disneyland 1994. We welcome past guest and former Custodian Vince and we take a virtual tour of the park as it was in 1994 and rediscover what attractions...

Summer gets underway as refurbishments and construction continues at Disneyland

Disneyland is now in full summer mode with big crowds and late operating hours but refurbishments and construction projects continue in both theme parks. The major Club 33 expansion continues in New Orleans...

Iconic Giant Dipper Celebrates 90 Years in Santa Cruz

I'm pleased to announce that Weekend Update contributor Marc Ricketts is back with a series of articles from the San Francisco Bay area. Today we'll visit the venerable Giant Dipper Roller Coaster on the...

Universal Studios Hollywood Delivers Christmas in Spring

Q. What has 600 pounds of chicken, 600 pounds of vegetables, 600 pounds of salad, 4,000 desserts, Shrek, Beetlejuice, Scooby-Doo, and Minions? A. Universal Studios Hollywood’s 23rd annual “Christmas in Spring” celebration. Universal Studios Hollywood is actively...

Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 18 – The Stuart Miller Shout Out Show.

Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download. Todays special guest is Derek Burgan, and Craig makes another appearance and talks a bit more this time. We discuss some news, we fail...

The Haunted Mansion Show: Creepy California or Frightening Florida?

We all know that there are two Haunted Mansions in two individual Magic Kingdoms. Some say that one is better than the other and visa-versa. So, in this episode, we ask the question: Creepy...

Space Mountain Goes Down Flags Go Up

Another week, another refurbishment. With the long holiday weekend behind us, Space Mountain has finally gone down for its refurb. We see some interesting progress over at Alice In Wonderland as swarms of hardhats...

A Look Inside the Refurbished Knott’s Berry Farm Calico Mine Ride

Situated in the heart of Knott's Berry Farm is a remarkable piece of theme park history. The 54 year old dark ride masterpiece, the Calico Mine Ride.  Designed by Wendell "Bud" Hurlbut and opened...

The Walt Disney Story at Yesterland

Step into the Main Street Opera House at Yesterland for a tribute to a truly great American… Abraham Lincoln? No. Walt Disney!   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Walt Disney Story   When you are done...

This Could be the Start of Something Big: The Story of Arrow Development Part...

Dexter Francis returns with part 2 of his series on Arrow Development, the company behind so many great Disney attractions. For part one, CLICK HERE. The four years between 1946 and 1950 were very busy...

Rats in the Kitchen – Ratatouille Restaurant to Open at Walt Disney Studios Paris...

Disneyland Paris released this new concept-art showing the inside of Bistro Chez Remy, a new table service restaurant set to open the same day of the WDS Ratatouille ride, on July 10. They've also...

My Disneyland Memories – AMERICA SINGS!

This week, Magic Joe continues "Music Month" with another recording from his personal audio library that perfectly “revolves” around music – America Sings!  Enjoy! Direct Link THE WTTM PODCAST APPLICATIONS for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch &...

Lets Talk About Captain EO Starring Michael Jackson- Part 2

UPDATE- Last week I discovered that my dear friend Bob Gurr is going on an adventure for a few weeks, so I’ve been invited to fill in for him with my articles while he’s away. ...

Glorious Magic Kingdom Sunrise and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Opens

It was a big week at Walt Disney World! Let's take a look at the 24 hour "Rock Your Disney Side" day as well as the now open Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at the...

The Haunted Mansion Show: The Haunted Mansion That Never Was

At this point, every mortal guest of the Magic Kingdom knows what happens in that creaky, old house on the hill. They have spent years reporting that they’ve been taken into the boundless ream...

Disneyland 60 Hour Diamond Anniversary Celebration Takes Shape

Disneyland Resort kicked off its 59th summer season with not just a 24 hour party cooked up by the marketing department, but also by a ticket price increase and restrictions on Annual Passes approved...

Aquatica at SeaWorld San Antonio Opens Roa’s Aviary and Aquatica Suite

Howdy folks, today we are traveling to the Lone Star State as we look at the brand new attraction added at SeaWorld San Antonio's Aquatica. We'll also show you the brand new Aquatica Suite...

Rock Your Disney Side 24 hour party kicks off busy summer season at Disneyland

Disneyland kicked off its busy summer season with another 24-hour party that encouraged guests to rock their "Disney Sides" by "Disney Bounding" and wearing costumes to the parks. The popular 24-hour event included special...

E Ticket Report Episode 5: Magic Kingdom’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Harambe Nights and...

It’s time for episode 5 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 Magic...