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It’s A Disneyland Christmas As The Resort Gets Frozen Over

November 24, 2014 at 3:00 am | 27 Comments

Howdy Disney Lovers!  In The Parks is filling in today for Dateline Disneyland today as Andy Castro enjoys D23′s Destination D in Orlando.  There is plenty to take in this week as we traverse the…


Magic Kingdom Castmember Costumes from 1977

November 24, 2014 at 2:03 am | 1 Comment

You never know what you’re going to run across during research for a project. While trying to verify a date for a shop on Main Street, I ran across this great article on the cross-utilization…


Mousetalgia Podcast 318: Avengers Half Marathon, Star Wars

November 24, 2014 at 12:03 am | No Comments

Dave and Becky report on the Avengers Half Marathon weekend at Disneyland, and describe the inaugural Marvel runs and the courses, costumes and characters they came across during the races, as well as the Expo…


Queen Mary Improves Chill for Extra Holiday Cheer

November 23, 2014 at 3:00 am | 3 Comments

Christmas has come ashore in Long Beach as the California-style holiday event, CHILL, returns for a third year at The Queen Mary.  Gilded with twinkling lights, the iconic smoke stacks of the luxury ocean liner…


Orlando has its Eye on you

November 23, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

On Halloween, the Orlando Eye celebrated a major construction milestone with the completion of the spoke installation of the inner wheel. This accomplishment cleared the way for work to begin on the outer wheel, eventually…

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The Sweep Spot 142 – Disneyland Main Street Projects That Never Happened With Jim Korkis

November 23, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

IN this episode we welcome author, Disney historian Jim Korkis. We take a look at the Disneyland Main Street that never was. We look at Liberty Street, International Street, and Edison Square, plus more. www.thesweepspot.com

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Living the Low Life in Death Valley

November 22, 2014 at 3:00 am | 4 Comments

Today Marc Ricketts presents a stunning photographic essay on California’s Death Valley, the lowest, hottest and driest area in North America. Marc posits that Death Valley likely inspired Disney Imagineers on many of their projects…


George and Jeff Review The Wind Rises, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke

November 22, 2014 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

George: We’ve got three big blu-ray releases to talk about this week from Studio Ghibli. They’re not Disney films, but they are being distributed by Disney (and Touchstone). All of the voice work was dubbed…


Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #116 – News from Around the Universal Globe

November 22, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Hello everyone, we have a news heavy show this week. You can be on the show, all you have to do is record us a little message telling us who you are, where you’re from and…


Universal Studios Hollywood Who-ing Christmas and Construction Antics

November 21, 2014 at 3:00 am | 28 Comments

It’s time to dive into movie magic today as we explore Universal Studios Hollywood.  There is an insane amount of information to cover this week, not the least of which is the construction of The…


The Haunted Mansion Show: “Scary Tales”

November 20, 2014 at 10:37 pm | No Comments

Even though the scariest time of the year is over, we still have time for a story or two. Tonight, the Ghost Host and Madame Leota will supply you with more stories to make your…


Yesterland: Carnation Plaza Gardens

November 20, 2014 at 10:09 pm | 7 Comments

Nestled between a medieval castle and a frontier stockade, Yesterland has an old-fashioned, open-air dance pavilion with a red-and-white canopy roof.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Carnation Plaza Gardens   When you are…


Samland 2.0 – A BIG Day for the Walt Disney Company

November 20, 2014 at 3:00 am | 3 Comments

While trolling through the archives, I came upon a treasure trove of press releases from April 1969. It was an important time. The passing of Walt Disney in late 1966 was still in the minds…


Holidays in Full Swing at Walt Disney World

November 20, 2014 at 2:16 am | 21 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! ‘Tis the season, and Walt Disney World is all decked out for the holidays, and over the next few weeks, we’ll take a look at all of it,…


Disney News Round Up: More Jingle in the Jungle

November 19, 2014 at 3:00 am | No Comments

We have all sorts of interesting news for you today. The Mad T Party is finally dancing away from DCA at the end of this month.  The final night to catch the party is on…


Holiday Gift Ideas

November 19, 2014 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

As I mentioned last time, the Holidays always seem to be the time that folks give just a bit more to people who need it. Sure, it’s better to give year round, but I love…


Celebrate Marion Knott Montapert

November 18, 2014 at 10:06 pm | 14 Comments

Marion Knott Montapert April 22, 1922 – November 13, 2014 Marion Genevieve Knott was literally born into the amusement park business. As youngest daughter of Walter and Cordelia Knott, founders of Knott’s Berry Farm, Marion…

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Communicore Weekly – Market House, Denmark, Ward Dizzley, Phineas and Ferb, Clone Wars, Memento Mori

November 18, 2014 at 5:17 am | 1 Comment

Direct Link l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Market House, Denmark, Ward Dizzley, Phineas and Ferb, Clone Wars, and Memento Mori! DISNEY HISTORY! – Take a look into the…


Serving Time in “Walt Disney Castle”

November 18, 2014 at 3:03 am | 10 Comments

This doozy comes courtesy of MiceChatter John Stearns. Thanks John! Usually, I cover up the name and photo on these, to protect the innocent. In this case, this is Answers.com’s Disney Supervisor (expert, apparently). Looking…

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Disney Cruise Line Announces Early 2016 Itineraries

November 18, 2014 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

Highlights for early 2016 Disney Cruise Line itineraries include the introduction of Tortola, capitol of the British Virgin Islands, and the French Island of Martinique along with a return to the homeport of San Juan,…