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Thursday, October 19, 2017

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The Sweep Spot – Disneyland Past and Future Anniversary Celebrations

In this episode of The Sweep Spot, we take a look at some of the past anniversary celebrations Disneyland has had. These normally would come every 5 to 10 years and most of the...

Mythbusters at the Discovery Science Center

We love the Discover Science Center. Not too far from Disneyland on I-5, the Discovery Science Center has all kinds of great kid and family friendly ways to play with science and spend a...

California’s Great America Struggles Against Mediocrity

Weekend Update contributor Marc Ricketts takes us to California's Great America amusement park located in Santa Clara, California. A product of the Marriott Company's ill-fated foray into the theme park business and now operated...

Grand opening of a Knott’s Berry Farm classic: The Reimagined Calico Mine Ride

On Thursday, Knott's Berry Farm officially reopened its classic Calico Mine Train after a major six-month renovation, restoration, and enhancement project. The top-to-bottom refurbishment included the addition of 46 new Audio-Animatronics figures along...

Knott’s Berry Farm celebrates Camp Snoopy’s 30th Anniversary with a ton of fresh charm

Knott's Berry Farm's family-favorite Camp Snoopy area officially reopened Thursday following a multi-part renovation project that brought three new attractions to the land. The project also included a complete aesthetic overhaul, giving the land...

Aulani and the “Disney Presence”

Aloha! Yesterland once again visits the 50th state in a article that’s not about something that’s gone. What does it mean to have a “Disney presence,” and does Aulani have it?   Read the full YESTERLAND...

The Haunted Mansion Show: A Disquieting Queue

Welcome, Foolish Mortals, to the Summer house of the 999 grim, grinning ghosts. Much like the original abode in California, every location on the property is as creepy as can be… save for one....

Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: The Wilderness Lodges of Glacier National Park – Part I

In this two-part article, we're going to start an exploration of those far-flung wilderness regions of the United States whose rustic lodges have inspired some of Disney's grandest hotels, from the Wilderness Lodge in Florida to...

A Podcast Audio Contest – Where in the Park?

This week, SUPER-Adorable Guest Host Bryn Mackinnon brings you a classic Where in the Park game... and this show has PRIZES! Listen to the show for all the details on how to enter and win... ...

Big changes and construction at Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Resort

Welcome back to Dateline Disney World! This week, we look at the growing construction at Disney's Polynesian Resort as the classic hotel goes under the knife for major — and controversial — renovations. ...

Season Pass Podcast: Q & A with the Designers of NoLimits 2!

This week the NoLimits 2 coaster simulator team is back on the Season Pass Podcast. Tom Zeliff (3-D Modeler) and Kevin “Crayola” Stone (Graphic Designer) discuss the functions and future of NoLimits 2...

SeaWorld San Antonio Review: Three Days in Texas

The SeaWorld Podcast team was invited to attend the opening of Roa's Aviary at Aquatica at SeaWorld San Antonio, and while at the opening, they were invited to experience the park, meet the animals,...

Spectatorship and Experientialism in Disneyland: Rethinking “Story”

The bread-and-butter of much discussion throughout the Disneysphere is the perceived decline of Imagineering and the attractions it creates. Many of these focus on the question of licensed works as opposed to original concepts, having observed...

Changes continue in New Orleans Square as summer heats up at Disneyland

Construction continues on the major Club 33 expansion in Disneyland but most guests facing the project's significant impact on the streets of New Orleans Square won't event be able to enjoy the final product...

Summer Sizzles at Busch Gardens Tampa

We’re back with another Busch Gardens Tampa update. We have a few new things to share with you, including an update on the delayed Falcon’s Fury drop tower ride, some changes and additions, and...

Musee Mechanique Endures on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf

The Zelinksy family's collection of coin operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines, known as the Musee Mechanique, is one of the largest in the world. Most of the items in the collection...

E Ticket Report Episode 6: Diagon Alley, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, World of AVATAR...

It’s time for episode 6 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: Diagon Alley...

It’s Official! Disneyland Paris’ Ratatouille Ride to Open July 10th

Disneyland Paris officials have now made it official. The Ratatouille Ride at Walt Disney Studios will open this summer on July 10th. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us the official...

Universal Studios Hollywood Lining Up the Big Projects

Today we offer a construction tour of Universal Studios Hollywood. The multiple projects going on at this park are literally transforming the face of this once humble little movie studio.  Fast and Furious: Supercharged...

Form and Content in Disneyland

It likely goes without saying that an overabundant love of Disney and its parks are incomprehensible to most people. The majority of us have experiences of being looked at from down someone’s nose as...