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Summer comes to a close as Halloween Time moves in at Disneyland

August 31, 2015 at 2:09 am | No Comments

Disneyland is enjoying what’s left of its brief off-season between the end of summer and the start of the popular Halloween Time season. Guests should dial back their Halloween Time expectations this year as the…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 358: D23 Expo 2015 – Panels & Presentations

August 31, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Join Team Mousetalgia on another in-depth look at the 2015 D23 Expo, including a closer look at the Walt Disney Archives exhibition and a few of the panels and presentations. First, we talk about “Disneyland:…

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You’ve Got to be Kidding: The D19 Expo – A Less Expensive Alternative

August 29, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

You’ve Got to be Kidding is parody. Allow yourself to have a little fun. Enjoy the Expo you never heard about . . . I have really enjoyed reading the reports on this year’s D23…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #150 – Planning Universal Studios Florida with Sam Gennawey

August 29, 2015 at 12:28 am | No Comments

On this episode we welcome Sam author Sam Gennawey back on to the show to talk about the story behind the creation of Universal Studios Florida and how the park is designed and laid out.…

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Labor Day Fun Coming to Knotts Berry Farm

August 28, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

It was a big news-filled week at Knotts Berry Farm as the park shifts from the summer season and gears up for the mega Halloween season.  Knotts held a major announcement event in the Charles Schultz…

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Yesterland: 60 Closings in 60 Years — Part 2: 1985 to 2015

August 27, 2015 at 7:32 pm | No Comments

In honor of the 60th anniversary of Disneyland, I made a Yesterland list. For each year that Disneyland has been open, I would find something—just one thing—that CLOSED that year. There are 31 entries this…

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Knotts Scary Farm Announces Full Line Up

August 27, 2015 at 9:06 am | No Comments

Last night, Knotts Berry Farm invited haunt fans and season pass holders to the Knotts Scary Farm Announcement event.  Here we would find out what was in store for us when Knotts Scary Farm opens its…

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Dateline Universal Orlando: Horror Nights, Farewell to Lucy, and Something FAST

August 27, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Welcome back to Dateline Universal Orlando! This time around the block we’re taking a look at all the happenings at Universal Studios Florida. There are lots of signs of change yet to come. We think…

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4 Things to Leave at Home on a Trip to Walt Disney World

August 27, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

With post upon post and list upon list about all the things to take to the parks, it’s really easy to over pack.  I’ll admit it, I’m guilty as charged.  Back in our stroller days,…

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Disney News Round Up: Star Wars, Halloween, and Fun Events

August 26, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Welcome to this week’s Disney News Round-Up! We have lots to entertain you this time around. Our top stories include complete coverage of the D23 Expo and news and photos from the parks. We also…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: Creepy Conventions

August 26, 2015 at 12:07 am | No Comments

With all the recent hustle and bustle at the many conventions these past couple of months (obviously including the D23 Exposition), this definitely caught the Ghost Host’s attention. Thanks to the reports sent from the…

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Fab Knows: Fun in the Center of D23 EXPO 2015

August 25, 2015 at 7:11 am | No Comments

Many people think that the D23 EXPO is sessions, pavilions and shopping. Well, yes, of course, but it’s a lot more. When chatting with someone who said she could not stand waiting in all of…

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Six Flags Magic Mountain: Now’s the time to go

August 25, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

If you haven’t been to Six Flags Magic Mountain yet this summer, NOW is the time to go. With SoCal schools back in session, the park is practically empty right now. With all of the…

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The Little Man of Disneyland returns and Halloween Time creeps in, plus thoughts on D23 Expo

August 24, 2015 at 4:50 am | No Comments

D23 Expo has come and gone and Disneyland is now enjoying the last weeks of its busy summer season before jumping head first into its popular Halloween Time. Jack-o-lanterns and seasonal decorations are popping up…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 357: D23 Expo 2015, Part 1

August 24, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Join Team Mousetalgia on a tour of the floor of the 2015 D23 Expo, where we’ll examine the various pavilions and attractions scattered throughout the enormous biannual Disney fan convention. We take a look at…

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MiceMoms – Disney’s Hollywood Studios Ice Palace Boutique

August 23, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

 Please welcome MiceMom, Amy Bashor, as she shares her family’s experience with Disney’s new Ice Palace Boutique. It’s a cool summer makeover for her daughter. Like so many other young girls, my daughter is a…

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The Sweep Spot Podcast #162 Disney and Star Wars

August 23, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

In this episode we take a look at the history of the Disney Company and Star Wars. We go back to when Michael Eisner came to the company in 1984 and wanted to do some…

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No Roar, No More – Discovery Kingdom Closes Classic Woodie

August 22, 2015 at 5:35 am | No Comments

No Roar No More, Bay Area Briefs By Marc Ricketts August 16 was National Roller Coaster Day, and at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom it was also the last day for Roar, the park’s woodie since…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #147 – News and Rumors

August 22, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

On this show we tackle some of the big news items that have come out at Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Singapore and Universal Studios Japan, including Volcano Bay, The Annual theme park attendance figures,…

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D23 Expo In-Depth: The Walt Disney Archives celebrates 60 years of Disneyland

August 21, 2015 at 4:18 am | No Comments

One of the absolute highlights of this year’s D23 Expo was the Walt Disney Archive’s exhibit on the show floor. For the first time, the Walt Disney Archives moved to the Expo’s main show floor…