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Bob’s True-Life Adventures No.5 2005 – Tahiti Moorea

Tahiti is one of those far off south seas places that evokes dreams of paradise. So in June 2001, flying to Papeetee, I traveled with my mountain biking buddy, Fred, on Renaissance Cruises locally...

MiceChat Gumball Rally 2014 Results

The MiceChat Gumball Rally was held on Saturday, May 3rd.  It was a race to see how many attractions teams could ride in a single day at Disneyland.  Players were divided into teams of...

Universal Studios Orlando Unveils Diagon Alley Animatronics and more

We are back this week with a massive Universal Orlando update, where some amazing new details have been revealed about the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, Gringotts Bank and more....

Season Pass Podcast: The Ultimate Turn-Point for WDW?

Chad Emerson returns to the Season Pass Podcast for the 6th episode of EMERSON’S DISNEY FILES.  This episode we talk the BIG battle between Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida.  Conversation on immersive...

The Little Mermaid gets a makeover as new Main Street, U.S.A. construction begins at...

Disney California Adventure's Little Mermaid dark ride reopened over the weekend with significant enhancements including a really great black-light re-imagining of the attraction's big "Under the Sea" scene. Across the esplanade, Disneyland has...

Disneyland Paris Refurbishment Updates

Disneyland Paris is preparing for the busy season and refurbishments can be seen all over the park. Alain Littaye of the Disneyandmore blog brings us his latest report. ~~Rick Refurbishments as Disneyland Paris Prepares for...

Falcon’s Fury Delayed at Busch Gardens Tampa, Pantopia Opens

We've got lots of news and photos for you from Busch Gardens Tampa, where Pantopia has opened but the big new ride has been delayed. Pantopia Officially Open Pantopia officially opened to the public...

SeaWorld Orlando Aquatica Opens Ihu’s Breakaway Falls

Summer Season has kicked off for SeaWorld Orlando with the opening of Ihu's Breakaway Falls at Aquatica. Let's take a look at Ihu's Breakaway Falls Grand Opening, and how this attraction is expanding the...

Disneyland History Through Postcards: Anaheim Motels #2

I had some nice feedback last week for my first article on the history of Anaheim motels surrounding the Disneyland Resort by using postcard images and Google Street View. Today we continue to investigate...

In The Parks: Disneyland Refurbishment Round Up

It was a rare off-season week at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. With crowds away, the refurbs rolled on. In this update we will be sharing the progress at Alice in Wonderland and finding...

Indian War Canoes

Most Yesterland ride vehicles run on electricity. A few, such as the Pack Mules and the Conestoga Wagons, are animal-powered. Others involve a diesel engine or steam engine. One attraction has human-powered vessels. Welcome...

Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: The Original Maleficent “Sleeping Beauty in the Wood”

With the excitement over the upcoming revisionist fairy tale Maleficent, I thought it might be interesting to revisit the original story published by Charles Perrault in 1697, with just a bit of commentary at...

Your Quick Guide to General Walt Disney World Discounts

One of the ways to save the most money when traveling to Walt Disney World is to be on the lookout for promotions and discounts during your travel dates.  Here's a quick rundown on...

An Evening at EPCOT – IllumiNations

Jeremiah has now produced 50 shows from WDW in Florida... and on show #50, he shares with us the story of his introduction to WindowtotheMagic and then provides us an updated recording of the...

Magic Kingdom News and Photos

Hello, and welcome back to Dateline Disney World. We are in the Magic Kingdom this week to look at the Mine Train, curb removal, Hub construction and hot princesses. Let’s get started! Welcome to the...

MALEFICENT: The Film is Coming Soon – Are You Excited?

Last week was action packed as I had a book tour that took me across Ohio and Indiana. On May 3rd I was lucky enough to do a book signing at Brian’s Bookstore and Coffee...

SeaWorld Parks Summer 2014 Attraction and Show Preview

This year, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment are opening new shows and attractions at 11 of the their 12 parks, with great new offerings and a whole 'Sea of Surprises' that goes along with the...

Splashy Walt Disney World Future Projects Announced

Last week, Disney released plans for several upcoming attractions at Walt Disney World which were previously shrouded in the mists of rumor: Rivers of Light water fountain show at DAK, Trader Sam's Grog Grotto...

High temperatures hit as crowds maneuver closures at Disneyland

Strong winds and high temperatures hit the parks over the last week as guests continued to maneuver the on-going construction and refurbishment projects around the parks. Today we take a look at the...

Disneyland History Through Postcards: Anaheim Motels

We have some Disneyland-related postcards for you this week, but this time there's a twist. What follows are images of postcards from the Anaheim motels that surrounded Disneyland (not yet the Disneyland Resort). For...