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You’ve Got To Be Kidding: 34 Things To Do In The Disney Parks...

Do you have a Disney Bucket List? Mike does . . . and a sick sense of humor to go with it. Take a look at this roster of things to do before you...

Yesterland: The Mickey Head on California Screamin’

Would you like to take a roller coaster ride with a loop around this silhouette of Mickey Mouse’s head? Don’t worry. It’s a single loop. You don’t loop around Mickey’s ears too. (Now that would...

The Birth of Secret Stories of Disneyland by Jim Korkis

I recently wrote a book entitled Secret Stories of Disneyland:  Trivia Notes, Quotes and Anecdotes that is now available at Amazon.com. How many secrets are really left to be discovered about Disneyland? It is important...

Dateline Universal Orlando – Islands of Adventure Photo Update

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week we're taking a look at Islands of Adventure. Harry Potter, Spiderman, Kong, Jurassic Park, the Hulk, the Toon Lagoon water rides and Seuss Landing make...

Capturing the Magic: Photographing Disney Dark Rides

If you're like me, you like a good challenge. As a photographer, the most difficult subject is one without enough light on it! There are workarounds, though, so it IS possible to photograph dark rides...

Disneyland Photo Update: A River Runs Through It . . . Again

After nearly a year and a half of major work, Disneyland's Rivers of America were refilled with water these past few days. Construction scrims should begin coming down soon. In addition, the Sailing Ship...

Star Wars Land News: Revenge of the Fifth

As many of you have probably heard…or are now tired of hearing…yesterday was May 4th, also know as Star Wars Day. . . and that makes today "Revenge of the Fifth!" But perhaps Disneyland...

Yesterland: Little Patch of Heaven at Big Thunder Ranch

Okay, this place doesn’t look like the ranch from Home on the Range, at least not in the way that Cars Land at California Adventure looks like Radiator Springs from Cars. Essentially, Little Patch...

Marvel Land News Extra: Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout! No Previews, Just Upcharge

While The Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout is nearing completion at Disney California Adventure, we are getting word that instead of the customary Annual Passholder previews, the night before the public opening the...

Dateline Disney World – Refurbishment Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're heading to the Magic Kingdom to take in the sights and see what is happening in the park. Let's go! amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id...

DCA Photo Update – Dropping In and Dropping Out

Things are about to drop into a new dimension at Disney California Adventure. Walls around Guardians of the Galaxy are set to come down any minute now. Summer of Heroes begins installation next week....

Disneyland Photo Update: The Real Jack Sparrow

A new lounge for Tomorrowland, more of the River revealed, and the real Captain Jack Sparrow makes an appearance at Disneyland. Lots to see today . . . and don't forget that the Gumball...

So, You Think You Know Disneyland . . .

We have something special for you today, the Introduction to the Third Edition of The Disneyland Encyclopedia. PLUS, you'll find four of the entries from the book (with photos from the book in glamorous...

Star Wars Land News: Year One

A year ago this week, Star Wars Land News posted it’s first stand-alone article dedicated to documenting the progress of Star Wars Land Construction and the cultural influence of Star Wars at Disneyland. So...

Yesterland: Mailboxes at Disneyland

These days, Disneyland guests use smartphones to text photos and greetings to their friends and families back home. But for most of Disneyland’s existence, guests mailed postcards from the park’s mailboxes. Read the YESTERLAND article...

Knott’s Berry Farm Photo Update- Spring Turns To Summer

Welcome back to the Farm! We are taking a look at this happy little park just as spring break ends and they prepare for Summer. One thing is for sure, the Boysenberry Festival was...

Dateline Disney World – Star Wars Land going vertical at Hollywood Studios

You can almost hear the Imperial March playing already. We've got some exciting photos to share with you this week of real progress at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Let's take a look at this rapidly...

MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – Schedule Struggle

Spring Break has ended and TDA has been very happy with the attendance and strong response to DCA’s expanded Food & Wine Festival. Despite the ongoing financial success of the Anaheim property, things are...

Disneyland Photo Update – You Are Clear For Launch

Strike up the band, it's time for a quick tour of Disneyland to see what's new and what's news. A classic is set to return as Space Mountain gives up on the popular Hyperspace...

Photographing Disneyland: What’s in My Camera Bag?

Welcome to "What's in My Camera Bag?" where you'll learn what kind of gear I use to shoot at the parks. This feature will be the first in a photography-focused column "Photographing Disneyland" for...