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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...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #101 – News, Rumors and Dead Man’s Die-Gest

Thank you for joining us as we step in to our next 100 shows! Today's podcast is jam packed for your listening pleasure. On this show we begin with the news, on which we discuss Diagon Alley, the Universal Hollywood Tram Tour turning 50 and the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan. We then turn...

Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 21 – The one with Mr Panda Sir.

Welcome back to DisAfterDark. This week in the pub, we talk about the news Big Fat Panda. All neat and pretty, then on with the show. iTunes Download the iTunes Podcast App direct to your iDevice. or if you listen on Stitcher Radio, please leave us a review there too. Download Stitcher for your iDevice Download Stitcher for your Android Device We love Pocket Casts for...

Universal Studios Hollywood Changes the Scenery

Universal Studios Hollywood is abuzz with exciting construction projects. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is on track for a 2016 opening. Coming next year is the Fast and Furious Supercharged addition to the World Famous Studio Tour. Plus, the Simpson's Springfield is being constructed on the upper lot. There are also a number of short-term projects under development...

ScareLA 2014 Brings Halloween and Theme Park Fans Together – August 9th & 10th

  Don’t be alarmed next weekend if you see demons or zombies in downtown Los Angeles; it’s not the Apocalypse – it’s ScareLA! Now in its second year, ScareLA is a large-scale convention held each August for Halloween fans, professional haunters, and anyone in between that loves everything associated with the spooky holiday! Producers David Markland, Lora Ivanova, Johanna Atilano and...

Season Pass Podcast: The Unbelievable Europa Park with Fred Pastuszak

This week Nick Hutson takes the helm and visits Europa Park in Germany.  Nick and Lee Conway join Europa Park’s Project Architect, Frederic Pastuszak, to discuss the world famous resort as well as creative process and the newest attraction to the park, the immersive family coaster dark ride experience, Arthur!  Tons of Fun — Enjoy this overseas adventure!

Castle Rock Ridge at Yesterland

It’s 1957. You’ve just set foot on Tom Sawyer Island after a ride on a Tom Sawyer Island Raft across the Rivers of America. You spent a “D” ticket for this attraction. That’s the highest denomination.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Castle Rock Ridge   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Pirate Plundering at Walt Disney World

Last week we waxed poetically about all plots princessy, but this week is a pirate's paradise! There's no shortage of adventures for the scallywag in your life at the Most Magical (turned Miscevious!) Place on Earth! Accommodations What better place for a pirate to lay his head than upon his own ship at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort in a Pirates of...

Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: Rapunzel Untangled

Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy is an unofficial guide to the world beyond Disney, exploring the original stories and sources of beloved films and attractions. This week, from Fantasyland: Rapunzel Untangled - Cory The adjective used to title Walt Disney Animation’s 50th animated feature film could just as easily describe the circuitous route taken by the original story transcribed by the Brothers Grimm before it was...

Window to the Magic – Season 10 Begins with Patrick Warburton

This week, Season 10 begins with some listener voicemails, a contest winner announcement, and a talk with Kronk... Patrick Warburton, thanks to the Disney Club of UCLA. Much thanks to Matt and the entire Disney Club of UCLA team! Enjoy! Direct Link | iTunes Link CONTACT US TODAY! Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 1-307-438-9886 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/wttm Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jeremiahgood Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/magicjoe1 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wttmpodcast ********************************* THE WTTM PODCAST APPLICATIONS for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch...