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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Your Guide to Getting in the Disney Parks Faster

Ok, so you've been planning for months. The day has finally arrived. You've risen and shone, inhaled your breakfast, and now you're ready to hit the park! You're skipping toward the entrance only to...

A Tale of Two Fridays – Part 7 of 8

A Tale of Two Fridays - A Bi-Coastal Adventure Part 7 of an 8 part series... On a Friday morning in March 2014, Jeremiah went to WDW while Paul and Calvin went to Disneyland. Both adventures...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.29: Parallel Genius – Walt Disney and Kelly Johnson

Today's Wheel of Years stopped at 2014, so here we go. While folding newspapers for my Studio City California Hollywood Citizens-News paper route in 1944, a screaming roar approached me. A jet plane, the...

Dateline Disney World – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Gets Ready To Roll

Construction walls were removed from around the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, so we are headed to the Magic Kingdom to bring you the photos. Plus, Welcome to the Magic Kingdom! Hi Mary! Just a quick update of...

Disneyland Executive Shuffle

The busy spring break period has ended and the Anaheim parks get a few short weeks of relatively light crowds before Grad Nights and summer crowds return. But late last week the Anaheim parks...

Universal Orlando Update – Honeydukes Expands and Resort Update

We are one week closer to the opening of Phase 2 of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  We will take you into both parks today to look at how each one is rapidly...

Springtime refurbishments and merchandise mishaps at Disneyland

Welcome back to Dateline Disneyland! This week we take a look at Disneyland's various springtime refurbishments as the parks continue through the busy spring break season. Major projects underway include a major...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #88 – Back To The Future : The Ride

Join us as we jump in the podcast time machine and get it up to 88 miles per hour to talk about one of Universal's classic attractions, Back to the Future: The Ride. We begin...

Walt Disney Studios Ratatouille Ride to Officially Open July 10th

We have been bringing you regular progress reports on the Disneyland Paris Resort's newest attraction – Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy (Ratatouille: the Totally Zany Adventure of Remy). Today it's Disney's turn to...

The Haunted Mansion Show: Hopping Mad

Easter at Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom, and a decree has been passed that every area of the Kingdom must celebrate. This includes the old Haunted Mansion at New Orleans Square, which is Hopping Mad...

Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 15 – A Blustery Day

Joining us on Disafterdark this week is Rob Foster from the Dibbcast. Along with the news, we chat with Rob about the Dibb and the Dibbcast, we then challenge him to the next round of...

Earth Day and More Ride Closures at the Disneyland Resort

Who knew that so much could happen in a single off-season week at Disneyland? To begin with, Earth Day took place Tuesday, April 22nd and was celebrated, to a degree, in Downtown Disney.  Moving...

Friday in the Parks – Part 5 of 8

Part 5 of an 8 part series... On a Friday morning in March 2014, Jeremiah went to WDW while Paul and Calvin went to Disneyland.  Both adventures were recorded and will be presented in 1...

Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage!

When you visit the Hollywood Pictures Backlot at Yester California Adventure, your family might want to see famous television celebrities. If it’s 2003 and your children are between two and six years old, Bear,...

Yesterday, Tomorrow and Fantasy: Château d’Ussé, the Real Sleeping Beauty Castle

A version of the following article was the first to be published to the original Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy blog and was one of our most popular. It is only fitting that it should become...

Samland Grab Bag

Welcome to another NEW episode of Samland. This week will be a grab bag of things that have crossed my desk and sparked my curiosity. Perhaps it will inspire some of you as well....

Making the Most of Extra Magic Hours at Disney World

Often touted as one of the biggest perks of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, extra magic hours can be a blessing or a curse depending on which side of the magic...

La Taniere du Dragon – Dragon’s Lair Part 2

First of all, I want to thank all of you who came out to Walt Disney’s Barn on Easter to share your day with Tony Baxter and I. It was truly magical as many...

Dateline Disney World: Epcot Blooms and Magic Kingdom Construction

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're taking a look at both EPCOT and the Magic Kingdom, and we have over 100 photos, so let's get started!! Welcome to EPCOT!! Flower and Garden...

Velociraptor Entertainment Added to DAK – But It’s Not What You Think

I'm pleased to report that Walt Disney World started, this past weekend, testing a new atmosphere entertainment show in Dinoland U.S.A., in the form of a human scientist interacting with a velociraptor. There were...