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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

In the Parks

A Look Back At Six Flags Full Throttle Construction at Magic Mountain

As we approach opening day for Full Throttle at Magic Mountain (June 22, 2013), we wanted to take a look back at the last 20 months, starting with the Log Jammer closure all the...

Universal Hollywood Officially Announces Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem

Even though MiceChat readers have known about it for quite some time, Universal Studios Hollywood has just officially announced this afternoon that “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” is taking over the building vacated by the...

Catching up with Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood is a park that is never afraid to re-invent its image (or layout, for that matter).  The park is embarking on a multi-year overhaul of its upper lot area that will...

In The Parks: Disneyland Resort Now With Extra Magic Prices

As of last Sunday, all of the continental Disney Parks have raised their prices.  But, as of this week, there is very little to show for it. Minor refurbishments are going on throughout the...

SeaWorld Aquatica San Diego Opens

On Saturday, June 1st, Aquatica San Diego opened its doors to guests. The park was previously a Knott's Soak City and required six months of extensive renovation to make the conversion. MiceChat was on...

In The Parks: Bad week for Disneyland ToonTown

It was a wild week at the Disneyland resort. Tuesday brought a frightening little incident in Mickey's ToonTown that was masterfully handled by Disney's in park security team. There has also been a sudden...

Six Flags Magic Mountain Update: Slow to Full Throttle

It's been a few weeks since our last Magic Mountain update and while it may seem like progress has been slow for Full Throttle (it has) the ride is coming together. Elsewhere around the...

Monstrous Summer Puts Mickey Back on the Map at Disneyland

A monstrous Disneyland Resort update is here for you today, filled with all of the information you will need to survive the upcoming weekend.  With the 24-hour madness event underway at Disneyland today (May...

Mickey and the Magical Map opens

This is an early look at our review of the new Mickey and the Magical Map stage show at Disneyland. Additional information and photos are coming soon, so please check back later this evening...

Knotts Berry Farm Prepping for a Bumper Crop of Summer Fun

Knott's Berry Farm is just about to finish up four major projects for summer 2013.  Three new rides will be added to the back of the park which are aimed at appealing to a...

In The Parks: Counting Down to Disneyland Resort’s Monstrous Summer

Disneyland Resort has been busy putting all the finishing touches on the parks in time for a monstrous summer season. The Mickey and the Magic Map show is getting ready to debut in the...

In The Parks: Disneyland and Honest Abe

Something quite rare and very special happened at the Disneyland Resort this week. . . off-season crowds. That, along with cooler weather made this a great week for the parks, aside from a bit...

Universal Studios Hollywood Construction and Harry Potter news

We have big news and photo update for you from Universal Studios Hollywood.  The Wizarding World of Harry Potter finally has a place to call home, but the Gibson Amphitheater and Curious George will...

In The Parks: Disneyland Resort and the Sinking Road to Cars Land

It was a slower week for Disneyland Resort news, but there is still plenty for us to share with you. We have exclusive news for you on the reopening of Space Mountain which should...

SeaWorld San Diego is Construction Central

June gloom has hit us early in San Diego, but we still have a lot to share with you from SeaWorld.  The main entrance construction is rumbling along as the 50th anniversary of this...

Magic Mountain: Full Throttle Construction and Jet Stream Issues

Full Throttle is the big new attraction for Six Flags Magic Mountain this summer. With track now installed, attention has moved to electrical work and landscaping. We've noticed a few things going on at...

In The Parks: Disneyland Resort Goes to the Monsters

Disneyland resort is going to the Monsters as new merchandise for the upcoming Pixar film is added to stores. But that's just the start. As we told you in our last MiceAge Update, Disney...

Hard Hat Tour of Knotts Berry Farm Log Ride Refurbishment and New Boardwalk Rides

Knotts Berry Farm is currently hard at work on two major projects. What will likely get the most media attention is an expansion to the Boardwalk area of the park with three new family...

In The Parks: Fairies, Ride Closures and Springtime Fun at Disneyland

Uh-oh!  Disneyland and Disney California Adventure both suffered ride closures this week, with more occurring yesterday, as the government safety agency, Cal/OSHA, descended upon the parks and forced action. Meanwhile the shuffle of collectables...

In The Parks: Iron Man for Disneyland

This week we have more magical news for you from the Disneyland resort.  For starters, we have news that the Iron Man exhibit will be previewing today for a short period, to annual passholders...