Editor’s Note:
  • January 23, 2015: Diamonds and Measles –
    Anaheim and Burbank execs are now in a mild panic over the Disneyland Measles outbreak, mainly because it's a news story that won't die. Next Wednesday invited media arrives to cover the 60th Anniversary announcements, and the suits will be furious if the Measles crashes the party for the Diamond Celebration roll out. TDA probably should have stuck with their original plan to announce the 60th offerings last July. Have your plans to visit Disneyland changed due to the Measles outbreak? Vote in our poll HERE. 
    • MICECHAT 10th ANNIVERSARY INFORMATION AND TICKETS POSTED (February 6, 7, 8 at the Disneyland Resort): Space is VERY limited for the three ticketed events.  Don't miss out, read all about it on the MiceChat Meets and Events Page - HERE.
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Busch Gardens Says Goodbye Gwazi

January 24, 2015 at 3:00 am | 6 Comments

We’re back with another Busch Gardens Tampa update! We have news regarding Gwazi’s closing date as well as information on some ongoing and upcoming events at the park. Goodbye Gwazi The park has announced that…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #125 – News & Disney Versus Universal

January 24, 2015 at 12:20 am | No Comments

Welcome to our first regular show of 2015. We begin by playing the last of the Butterbeer preferences from last year and then play one from Darren and Nina as they try the new HOT…

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Universal Hollywood Construction Update – Springfield, Fast and Furious, and Harry Potter

January 23, 2015 at 3:00 am | 21 Comments

There is a ton of stuff happening at Universal Studios Hollywood right now.  Claiming to be the entertainment capital of Los Angeles will be an understatement once all of the projects for 2015 and 2016…

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Yesterland: Storybook Land from the Skyway

January 22, 2015 at 5:45 pm | 8 Comments

Here at Yesterland, there’s a ride that provides an overhead view of the intricate miniature buildings and landscapes of Storybook Land—not the water-level view from the Storybook Land Canal Boats or the slightly elevated view…

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Four Great Places To Relax At Walt Disney World

January 22, 2015 at 3:00 am | 13 Comments

While there is no shortage of activity in Walt Disney World’s four park offerings, sometimes it’s just nice to find a spot to relax and take in the magic.  Here are four of my favorite…

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Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #10 – Ron Schneider Interview

January 22, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

The Disney Avenue Podcast returns with a fantastic interview with the original Dreamfinder, Ron Schneider! Born in Southern California in 1952, Ron was born to be a performer.  He was a puppeteer, ventriloquist, magician and…

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Central Hub Changes at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios

January 21, 2015 at 3:00 am | 37 Comments

This week, we’re looking at the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where big changes are underway.     Let’s head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios!   Coming Soon . . . That’s going to wrap…

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Behind the Scenes or What Lies Behind the Curtain

January 21, 2015 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

As I looked over the feedback from my Country Bear articles (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), I realized that I left a few things unexplained. Plus, there were a lot of specific questions about…

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Disney News Round Up: Royals, Rebels, and Refurbs

January 21, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Today we time travel to the 90′s, bounce back to the future of Sleeping Beauty Castle, and view the recently reopened Royal Courtyard at Disneyland. The Star Wars Half Marathon took Disneyland by storm and…

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The Future of Disneyland Paris

January 20, 2015 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

We have a bittersweet post today from Alain Littaye of Disney and More. He is hanging up his writing hat for now and this is his very last column. Fortunately for all of us, this…

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Disney Review – Rogue Wave by Jennifer Donnelly

January 20, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Rogue Wave is the second book in the Waterfire Saga. (You can read my review of Deep Blue, here.) The Waterfire Saga is about six mermaids that find themselves on a journey to save their…

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Disneyland gets ready for its 60th Anniversary with refurbishments throughout both theme parks

January 19, 2015 at 5:05 am | 45 Comments

Disneyland is quickly becoming a park full of construction walls as more and more closes for refurbishment as the park gets ready for its big 60th Anniversary celebration this summer. Today, Sleeping Beauty Castle begins…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 326: Email show – Club 33, Disneyland tips

January 19, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

It’s back to the email inbox, as Team Mousetalgia answers your questions. The topics include a list of our favorite exhibits at the Walt Disney Family Museum; Disneyland dining with a baby; sharing a love…

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The Sweep Spot Episode 145: Disneyland in 1985

January 18, 2015 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in 1985. We learn about what attractions were there at that time, which were not yet, and some that went away. We talk about some of…

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Knotts Berry Farm is Pretty in Pink

January 17, 2015 at 3:00 am | 8 Comments

Today we bring news from Knotts Berry Farm. As the Christmas elements are removed from the park, maintenance and plans for the upcoming year move in.  To start the year off, Knott’s has again partnered…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #124 – Islands of Adventure Orientation Part 3

January 17, 2015 at 12:07 am | No Comments

Welcome travellers, to this third and final part of your Islands of Adventure Orientation. So far we have covered the Island as a whole, Seuss Landing, The Lost Continent and Jurassic Park. To conclude your…

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Yesterland: Unknotting the Treehouse Legend

January 15, 2015 at 6:13 pm | No Comments

What’s the real story of the connection between Disneyland’s Swiss Family Treehouse and an impressive Moreton Bay fig tree in an Anaheim city park?  Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Unknotting the Treehouse Legend   When…

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A Delightful Dollop of Dole Whip

January 15, 2015 at 3:00 am | 26 Comments

Erin takes us on a journey into the world of one of the most beloved Disney treats . . . the Dole Whip. A day spent at the Disneyland Resort, for many of us, induces…

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Disafterdark Podcast Series 3, Episode 5 – The New Years Show

January 15, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

You wait ages for new shows from us, then two come along at once. Just the three of us again We start the news chatting about Avatar, before it degenerates into a “what films were released in…

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CityWalk Changes and Islands of Adventure Construction

January 14, 2015 at 3:00 am | 61 Comments

Dateline Disney World is growing. For 2015, I decided that I wanted to have more of a finger on the pulse of the theme park industry in Orlando, so I reached out to Dusty and…