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Monday, October 23, 2017

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #84 – Rip, Ride, Rockin’ It

It's time for another UUOP and on this show we take time off, from the usual theme park stuff,  to have a little fun. But, before that we bring you the latest news in the...

Yellow Ponchos of Yester World

When it’s sunny at Yester World, guests are dressed in every imaginable color. But when it rains, the predominant color is yellow.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Yellow Ponchos of Yester World.    When you are...

10 Freebies at Walt Disney World

We all know the Most Magical Place on Earth can leave a not-so-magical dent in your wallet. From resort rates to dining to souvenirs, it seems like we're pulling out the plastic (or, now,...

The DCA Animation Building – A Soundtrack to Magic

WTTM #414: 38 and Counting... The DCA Animation Building contains a wonderful lobby with HUGE images projected on the walls and accompanying those images is a sampling of some of the best movie music that Disney...

Knott’s Timber Mountain Log Ride: Updating Bud’s Masterpiece – Part 1

Greetings, and welcome to a new installment of This Animatronic Life…and you only had to wait a year to read it!  As you may be aware, my company, Garner Holt Productions, Inc. (GHP), has...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.28 – 1956 Disneyland Animals Before Animatronics

Today's Wheel of Years stopped at 1956, so here we go. In the years before Disneyland's attractions were able to use Audio-Animatronic figures, both human and animal, animations were very rudimentary. A few still exist along...

The E Ticket Report Podcast: Episodes 1 and 2

Welcome to the E-Ticket Report! Chris Wakefield has retired his popular Wakefield Report podcast  . . . but never fear, Chris has returned with two co-hosts, Tim Grassey and Derek Burgan! This new show is...

Disney with a Z!

The Walt Disney Company celebrates the billion-dollar “Frozen” franchise with a new motion picture and several theme park attractions. Expanding upon the success of the newest princesses to join Disney’s Royal court, a series...

Cabana Bay Beach Resort Opens – Orlando’s Most Luxurious Value Resort

On Monday March 31st Universal Orlando opened their newest hotel, the retro mid-century style Cabana Bay Beach Resort. MiceChat takes you for a tour of the new hotel. We then head off for a...

Free Scavenger Hunt This Sunday in Epcot

If you've followed my writing for a while, you know that I have written and hosted many scavenger hunts held inside Disney theme parks over the years. And the newest one is coming this...

Disneyland Update: Mother Nature Shakes Things Up

A lot can happen over a weekend.  Rides get refurbished, crowds amass, and earthquakes strike without warning.  Yes, today we bring you a Monday edition of In the Parks. Andy is taking the week...

Which Disney Park Has The Most Rides?

MiceChat Moderator David Yeh rekindles an old debate between Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Folks often assume that the much larger Walt Disney World offers more rides. But, as David shows us, that's not...

Disney’s MyMagic Failure

Tim Grassey returns with his thoughts on Disney World's MyMagic+. As you can gather from the title, this isn't a column the Disney suits are going to like. However, it's an important discussion as...

Bubblefest Takes Flight at Discovery Science Center

Our favorite time of year at the Discovery Science Center has returned! Bubblefest is back now through April 20th to teach kids and adults the fun science behind these spherical wonders. Presented by Scholarshare,...

Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 13 – DisAfterMind.

Joining us this week on the Disafterdark podcast is our fan and friend, Kaitlyn Albone. Kaitlyn is a current Disney cast member in Orlando, but for the record she doesn’t speak on behalf of the...

Disneyland Paris Update: Ratatouille Ride Progress Report

The Ratatouille Ride is quickly moving into the home stretch as Disney Imagineers add the final touches to their latest creation. Alain Littaye brings us a pictorial progress report. ~~Rick Ratatouille Ride Progress Report by...

Disneyland Resort Upkeep and Keep Ups

It was a lovely, albeit erratically weathered, week at the Disneyland Resort.  Despite the on again, off again sunny weather, the Spring Break crowds remained heavy. We'll catch you up with what's happening at...

Walt Disney World News and Updates

It's a big photo update from Walt Disney World for you this week. We hit three parks and have over 80 photos for you to enjoy. Let's see what's going on in the parks! Welcome...

The Sweep Spot Takes On The Muppets

In this episode we talk with Chris Lyndon from disneychris.com He has a huge collection of Disneyland audio and loves sharing it with everyone from his website. Then we have our main topic of...

Walt Disney Hometown Museum

Just a few days from now, on April 1, the Walt Disney Hometown Museum will open for its 2014 season. Today, Yesterland takes you to the museum about Walt Disney in his boyhood hometown,...