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Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Aulani Guests: Will Walk for Food

Usually, Yesterland is about things that are gone from Disney parks. But not always. Today, Yesterland looks at 15 restaurants in walking distance from Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai‘i.   Read the...

Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: Disney Runs Away With the Circus

Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy is an unofficial guide to the world beyond Disney, exploring the original stories and sources of beloved films and attractions. This week, from Fantasyland: Disney Runs Away With the Circus. - Cory On the...

A few questions with Disney Legend Jack Lindquist

Editor's Note: Please give a warm MiceChat welcome to Keith Mahne with his new "A Few Questions With..." series. You may know Keith from elsewhere in the Disney online community where he has...

DJ LOBOT & Star Wars Weekends Fireworks

This week Jeremiah visits Disney's Hollywood Studios to share with you the final hour of Star Wars Weekends, and featuring DJ Lobot's Galactic Dance Party, a bit of STAR WARS Character fun and then...

Starbucks opens as Downtown Disney continues its transformation into Disney Springs

Welcome again to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at some of the changes and construction at Downtown Disney as it continues its transformation into the new Disney Springs. Big...

Let’s Talk About Captain EO starring Michael Jackson — Part 3

Update I have to say that writing every week does pose its challenges. Last week and as late as yesterday, my week was full of adventure. Do I say that every week? It started with me...

Season Pass Podcast: Documenting Disneyland, Storytelling & Lost Parks

The Season Pass Podcast takes a look into special documentary projects based on Theme Parks, creative thinking and Disneyland!  Join us for discussion on The Lost Parks of Northern California with Kris Rowberry of Great American Thrills,...

Gnashers and Foamers

There's a longstanding divide in the world of Disney fandom, especially in the online realms. The point of contention is a fundamental one: are the Disney parks on the right road, or the wrong...

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...