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The Haunted Mansion Show: Let’s Get Weird!

Step right up! Don't be afraid! On second thought, be very afraid! This week, the Ghost Host takes you on a trip to the "Museum of the Weird" as we pay tribute to legendary...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #75 – Diagon Alley and the News

Greeting Universal fans and welcome to another Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. On this episode we bring you Universal Orlando's announcement about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley and all the other news from...

Marvel World: Seekers of the Weird

“Seekers of the Weird” is the first time we’ve seen a Disney Parks and Resorts property turned into a Marvel comic book series. Marvel has been creeping into the parks with comic book properties...

Disneyland Paris Temple of Peril Rebuilt in Stone

There are lots of projects, big and small, going on at Disneyland Paris. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog updates us on the new stone temple rising at the Indiana Jones attraction,...

Disneyland Update – Big Thunder Mountain Delay

Welcome back to the Disneyland Resort folks!  Last weekend was fairly busy in the parks for the holiday weekend and Tinker Bell half marathon. However, if you were lucky enough to stop by the...

Magic Kingdom Update – Dwarfs, FastPass+, and Refurbs

FastPass+ and Mine Train progress dominate today's Magic Kingdom update. Refurbishments are to be found all over the park, but overall, things look really good at the moment. We have lots of photos for...

Radiator Springs Racers FASTPASS Distribution

A masterfully designed “vintage” neon sign reads “FASTPASS” horizontally across the top and “Distribution” vertically. Perfect! This must be the right place. And this must be the most elaborately themed FASTPASS distribution location anywhere.   Read...

Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Diagon Alley Details

Universal Studios Florida's long awaited announcement regarding the second phase of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was made a short time ago via webcast, a muggle technology. The Diagon Alley expansion was first...

What’s Your Perfect Disney Parks Bag?

Sometimes packing for a day in the Disney parks isn't, well, a walk in the park.  If touring with littles, you may be traveling with a pack full of diapers, snacks, bottles, etc.  If...

Disneyland French Market Review: Value Dining Options

Please give a warm MiceChat welcome to our newest columnist, Steven Johnson, who is a proud value traveler. He has to be, he's a starving student! There's a lot we all can learn from...

Final Disney Channel Rocks! Performance

In this listener request show, Jeremiah is on hand for the final performance of Disney Channel Rocks! at Disney Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. The sister of one of our listeners was in the...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures No.1 – 2013 Catalina Island

We have something really exciting for you today from Disney legend Bob Gurr. He's starting a new series of articles for you which focus on his amazing travels. You knew Bob was a brilliant...

EPCOT and the Heart of Our Cities – Part Two

Join us for Part Two of SAMLAND's look at Walt Disney's original plans for an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow or EPCOT for short. Before continuing on to Part Two below, please read Part...

Universal Update – Diagon Alley Scaffolding Comes down and Harry Potter Celebration

We are back this week with a jam packed look at Universal Orlando Resort. Scaffolding has finally come down from around the new Harry Potter London facades. This year's Mardi Gras Concert lineup has...

Big Thunder Mountain lights up, Mark Twain sets sail into the night and pixies...

Disneyland's off-season continues with winter refurbishments continuing in both theme parks. In Disneyland, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad has debuted a gorgeous and dramatic new lighting package as that attraction wraps up its year-long...

SeaWorld Orlando Wild Days and OSHA Conflict

SeaWorld Orlando is launching a new annual event called "Wild Weekends" and we've got the details for you today. Plus, we'll share photos of the brand new "Shamu Up Close Experience" as well as...

Knotts Berry Farm: One Last Ride on the Calico Mine Train

A few weeks ago a very special event was held at Knott's Berry Farm.  You see, the famous Calico Mine Ride was scheduled close on January 5th, 2014 for the most extensive refurbishment in...

Disney Cast Blast Quick Bites

Today's Cast Blast is sort of a grab bag. We are sent small bits of info and stories from time to time that do not warrant an entire entry, so we thought we would...

Disney Imagineer Tom “Thor” Thordarson Journeys to the Center of the Earth

Here is an amazing article and tribute to Tom "Thor" Thordarson and his artwork for the Tokyo DisneySea Mysterious Island rides. After being Director of Attraction Development at MCA Universal Studios, Hollywood, Tom became...

The Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, Episode 74: News, Review, Photoconnect and You

Well, hello dear friends and welcome to episode 74 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. This week Tracey, Lee, Darren, Hunter and Eric have a news update and audio from the last performance of the...