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New Gift Shop Displaces Disneyland Paris Photo Shop

The Disney merchandising team has made some very sad changes to an iconic Main Street U.S.A. shop – this time in Disneyland Paris. Alain Littaye has the heartbreaking story of the transformation of legendary Disney Imagineer Eddie Sotto's photo shop into "Flora's Unique Boutique". Perhaps her name was Flora Walton? ~~Rick New Century Notions - Flora's Unique Boutique Opens at Disneyland...

Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 22 – An Exhibition of Soapdishlessness.

In this week's DisAfterDark, the Paul's discuss the latest from the Disney parks. They drink some beer and talk some news as usual In the company of Seth Kubersky. All neat and pretty? Then on with the show. We would really appreciate it if you would head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show and leave us a review. Even...

The Disneyland Resort Celebrates The Haunted Mansion and More

Refurbishments on Main Street, new arcades, turnstiles and more as we begin this In The Parks Disneyland update. The Haunted Mansion is celebrating 45th years of scares and we'll fill you in on what's in store for you (or should we say "What's in STORES for you").  We then glide over the empty Finding Nemo lagoon to check the...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #102 – Diagon Alley Roundtable

On this Episode of UUOP, Darren, Tracey and Lee are joined by our On Location host Gregory and listener Nina Thompson. Darren, Gregory and Nina discuss their thoughts on entering Diagon Alley for the first time and passing through platform 9 & 3/4's to the Hogwarts Express. They then tell us what they thought of the queue and the ride itself,...

Cranium Command at The Wonders of Life

A recruiting sign beckons you to enter a golden domed structure. You could be a pilot—a brain pilot! Posters advise you, “Use your head. Don’t miss the show that’s on everyone’s mind.”   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Cranium Command   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Exciting Knott’s Scary Farm 2014 Haunt Announcements

Do you hear that faint noise in the distance? The sound of fog machines hissing, filling the air thick with a murky haze. The deep growl of monsters and the shrill screams of their victims. Halloween Season is coming and the grand daddy of all theme park haunt events returns in 2014 as Knott's Scary Farm begins its 42nd...

The Five Most Awesome Things at Walt Disney World

Jessica is joined today by her mini-Disney aficionado, Stitchy-poo. Jessica asked him to come up with his top five most awesome things at Walt Disney World. It's quite the list. See if you agree and share your own list with us in the comments below. Sometimes as grown-ups, we get caught up in all of the planning that goes into...

A Walk in Animal Kingdom – Part Two

This week, Jeremiah returns with the second half of his recent walk in the Animal Kingdom Theme Park... If you are interested in hearing part one of this walk, become a recurring supporter and ask us to send you the first part of this show. Enjoy! HEADPHONES STRONGLY RECOMMENDED Direct Link | iTunes Link ********************************* THE WTTM PODCAST APPLICATIONS for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch & now for...

Marketplace Co-Op and Diagon Alley at the Universal Orlando Resort

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World, or should we say Dateline Universal Orlando Resort? This week we explore the exciting addition of a new retail spot, the Marketplace Co-Op store in Downtown Disney.  So much shopping, and merchandise. Next we finally wander down the I-4 to Universal Orlando Resort's new Diagon Alley.  Yes, it has been covered before...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.9 2014 Amalfi and Pompeii

MiceChat's June 2014 Mediterranean Magic Cruise organized by Teresa Cory of Fairy Godmother Travel set sail from the fabulous port of Barcelona in the autonomous Catalonia community of Spain. After a relaxing first day at sea, the first stop was the port of Villefranche to visit the storybook village of Eze and the tiny principality of Monaco. Continuing the cruise, Florence and Rome were the...

Disney News Round Up: A Walt Disney World Renaissance?

Adventure Trading Company hits Disneyland and the traffic on the Jungle Cruise is seeing a fair share of trash.  In Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom you can see cracks in the Fantasy…Land. With the success of Guardians of the Galaxy, fans are already begging for an attraction based on the film.  We also hear the sad news that the...

A Season Pass to Scare LA Halloween Convention

The Season Pass Podcast looks into the Scare LA Halloween convention, August 9-10, 2014, in Downtown Los Angeles. Doug Barnes and Robert Coker had the chance to sit down with the creative team behind Scare LA, David Markland, Lora Ivanova, Rick West, and Johanna Atilano, who shared the inspiration behind the event, and what makes it quintessentially LA. Co-founder, Lora...

This Animatronic Life: Finding Gold in the Calico Mine Ride Part II

Howdy—and welcome to part two of the story of Garner Holt Productions, Inc.’s (GHP) work in revitalizing Knott’s Berry Farm’s incredible Calico Mine Ride attraction. In part one, I recounted GHP’s previous involvement with the attraction and the lead-up to our work on the recent renovation. This time, we’ll take a scene-by-scene look at the attraction and the new...

Disney Avenue Podcast – A Chat with Jack Lindquist, Disneyland’s First President

Join host Keith Michael Mahne for a wonderful conversation with Disney Legend Jack Lindquist. Jack talks about his childhood, joining the Walt Disney Company, meeting Walt Disney, working with Card Walker and Michael Eisner, becoming Disneyland's very first president and so much more. Jack Lindquist was hired by Walt Disney as Disneyland’s first advertising manager, and eventually played a key role...

It’s Time for a Walt Disney World Renaissance

As fans of Walt Disney World, we have been among its many problems. While there is no shortage of complaining amongst us, that complaining doesn’t have the same leverage when we continue to support Walt Disney World with our tourist dollars. Record numbers are visiting the parks. We complain that the parks have never been worse, yet we continue to...

Adventure Trading Company brings “gnu” fun to Disneyland as summer continues

Disneyland's new pay-per-play Adventure Trading Company interactive game opened over the weekend, sending players on expeditions to find coveted Juju. The new game is fun and doesn't require a huge time investment unlike the nearby Legends of Frontierland game... but is it worth the price to pay? We take a look at Adventure Trading Company today as...

Mousetalgia Podcast 302: Comic Con, Legends of Frontierland

A galactic emporium! From the wild frontiers of space to the wilds of Disneyland's Frontierland, Team Mousetalgia take you on a fun journey through time as we look at Comic Con, Disneyland's Frontierland game, and San Francisco's Golden Gate Exposition. First, Jeff takes a quick trip to Comic Con, meets Baymax, and just misses seeing Zachary "Flynn Rider" Levi...

Moss Grows on Neglected Star Tours Attraction at Disneyland Paris

A walking tour of the Disneyland Paris Resort reveals some new additions, some refurbishment projects in process and a couple of refurbishments that need to start immediately. Alain Littaye from the Disney and more blog has an update. ~~Rick Moss Grows on Neglected Star Tours Attraction at Disneyland Paris by Alain Littaye This week we're visiting Disneyland Paris. Max, D&M contributor...

The Sweep Spot Episode 134 – Disneyland In 1964

In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in 1964. As we take a tour of the park we discover some attractions that are not there anymore, and some that haven't been built yet. It is odd to visualize a park without New Orleans Square, Critter Country or Toontown. It is a fun look at how things used...

Disneyana Fan Club Honors Disney Legends at Luncheon

The Disneyana Fan Club has once again honored Disney Legends and celebrities at their renown Celebrity Luncheon. Scarlett Stahl brings us a report from the festivities. ~~Rick The Disneyana Fan Club Disney Legend Luncheon by Scarlett Stahl The Disneyana Fan Club (formerly known as the NFFC or National Fantasy Fan Club) is a club for Disney fan enthusiasts and each year hosts...