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Mousetalgia Podcast Episode 292: Hacking Disneyland – tips and tricks

Enjoy Disneyland like an insider - from fireworks viewing areas to photo ops and more. Learn the places to sit and relax even on busy days. Make the most of the parades. Relive your childhood with Pooh, enjoy little-known experiences and search for hidden Walts. At DCA, Team Mousetalgia explores the nighttime entertainment, find more places to escape the...

Mouseaddicts in Mathmagic Land: Mapping Disneyland Crowds

Mouseaddicts in Mathmagic Land
Our partners at MouseAddict have an update for us today that Disneyland fans are going to love. The app doesn't support Android yet, but with your support, that may be on the way soon. Since we first released Mouseaddict featuring MiceChat, the app has exploded in popularity. We thank all of our loyal Disneyland addicts for helping us create what...

E Ticket Report Episode 5: Magic Kingdom’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Harambe Nights and Rivers of LIght

It’s time for episode 5 of The E-Ticket Report where hosts Tim, Chris, and Derek take a look at all the goings on in the theme parks we all love. Subjects include: the Magic Kingdom’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Harambe Nights and Rivers of LIght at Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Polynesian Village, Downtown Disney and even a little Universal discussion...

Disneyland Paris Prepares for Busy Summer Season

Workers at Disneyland Paris' Magic Kingdom are rushing to finish various refurbishment projects prior to the busy summer season. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us a new update with photos. ~~Rick Disneyland Paris Prepares for Busy Summer Season by Alain Littaye Disney and more blog Here's another Disneyland Paris update and this time we'll have a look...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #92 – Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

  Join us on episode 92 as we join Harry Potter on a Forbidden Journey. We begin the show, in the usual fashion, by bringing you the News Update which includes news about Mardi Gras,the new Universal Orlando blog and Diagon Alley. We then begin the main topic of the show. The Wizarding world of Harry Potter Hogsmeade opened in Universal Orlando's Islands...

Universal Studios Hollywood Fast and Furious and Harry Potter

With Andy Castro delivering your guide to the 24 hour madness at Disneyland this weekend, we switch gears and bring you an In The Parks from Universal Studios Hollywood.  There is an astounding amount of construction taking place at this park both on and offstage, promising a full lineup of major additions for the next several years. Slated for...

Preserving a Masterpiece…The Battle to Save the Polynesian Resort Waterfall

The Polynesian Resort is one of two Disney World hotels that began operation on October 1, 1971. It is here that guests find themselves immersed in a tropical paradise. The resort originally opened with 492 rooms and has a South Seas theme reminiscent of 1950s style Polynesian hotels that Walt Disney and his wife Lillian often enjoyed. Welton Becket and...

“This Week at WDW” in Summer 1972 at Yesterland

It’s summer of 1972. Walt Disney World has been open less than a year. Walt Disney World wants you to know that there’s a lot more than just the Magic Kingdom. You’re given a handy horizontal fanfold brochure with Mickey Mouse on a bright green cover. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: “This Week at WDW” in Summer 1972 When you...

Your Guide to Disneyland’s Rock Your Disney Side 24-Hour Party

Disneyland will officially kick off the summer season with another 24-hour party on Friday. Luckily it seems like Disney is taking the lessons learned from the wildly-popular 24-hour events from the last two years and is working hard to ensure the third outing will be the smoothest yet. From carpooling incentives to lots of entertainment and food...

Get Swept Away at Typhoon Lagoon

Last week we were chillin' at Blizzard Beach, but now it's time to get swept away!  Typhoon Lagoon is the second Walt Disney World water park, and it's every bit as packed as its sister park. Child's Play As I mentioned last week, Blizzard Beach would be my pick for most family friendly, but Typhoon Lagoon doesn't leave out the kiddies. ...

Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: Walt Disney and the Triumph of Corporate Synergy

Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy is an unofficial guide to the world beyond Disney, exploring the original stories and sources of beloved films and attractions. Sometimes, the inspirations for Disney's theme parks are Disney's own films and cartoons. In this article, we're going to take a look at how Disney parks have always been part of Disney's larger corporate strategies, even...

Jeremiah Isn’t Feeling Good – The Musical!

WTTM WDW 052: Jeremiah Isn't Feeling Good - The Musical! Jeremiah is sick... but the show must go on.  "May is Music Month" continues with music from the Disney Studios. DIRECT LINK THE WTTM PODCAST APPLICATIONS for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch & now for Android & Kindle Fire Mobile access to the shows, and MUCH more! The WindowtotheMagic Podcast App: Apple:  http://tinyurl.com/wttmapp Android: http://tinyurl.com/wttmapp3 Get the App, and...

Lets Talk About Captain EO Starring Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's new album XSCAPE was just released . . . So, let's talk about Captain EO today. UPDATE: Last week was full of book signing and appearances in my father’s hometown of Hanford, CA.  For those of you who have absolutely NO idea where Hanford is, its between Bakersfield and Fresno. I was scheduled to do a lot more book signings, but due to...

Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios

Dateline Disney World takes you to the first of six Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios today. This is one of Disney World's most popular festivals. Let's take a look . . . Welcome to the Studios! The map for SWW is interactive this year through an augmented reality smartphone app. Nikon represented here now. Darth’s Mall used to be behind Rock...

Disney Cruise Line headed to Hawaii, Mexico, and Texas

West coast and gulf coast residents can rejoice with the news that the Disney Cruise Line will once again deploy the Disney Wonder to Hawaii, Mexico, and Texas for a series of select sailings in 2015. Hawaii To or from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on two 10-night voyages, the Wonder will stop at Hilo, Hawaii; Nawiliwili, Kauai; Kahului, Maui and Honolulu,...

Disney News Round Up: Showing your Disney Side

It's a big ol' heapin' helpin' of Disney and theme park news for you today in the MiceChat Round Up.  Did you hear that Disneyland is getting its 60th back?  Yes it seems a new parade is back on track for the big anniversary. Star Wars Weekends has returned to Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando.  That's not all that...

Serious Star Wars

Star Wars Weekends have begun, and the signature finale to the event is now the Symphony in the Stars fireworks show. The name is not new, and in fact using the show name with just Star Wars music has been done before (on a previous year's May the Fourth celebration), but it is new to use the show as...

Universal Orlando Despicable Me Family Suites and Diagon Alley Update

We are back this week with another big update from Universal Orlando Resort, where we take a look at the progress that has been made on the Diagon Alley project, CityWalk, Hogsmeade, and we take a special look at the Despicable Me Family Suites at Universal's Portofino Bay Hotel. Despicable Me Family Suites This past year, Universal Orlando quietly opened new...

Season Pass Podcast: Antarctica at SeaWorld Orlando with Brian Morrow!

TSPP is at SeaWorld Orlando with Brian Morrow (Creative Director of SeaWorld Parks) for the newest attraction of the park, Antarctica.  This time around, you'll hear discussion on SeaWorld’s mission, creative process, introducing new technologies, as well as the newest family ride and exhibit in the park, Antarctica’s Empire of the Penguin.  Fans of SeaWorld, Orlando, Penguins, Theme Parks, etc, will...

Disneyland gets ready to Rock Your Disney Side with another 24 Hour Party as ticket prices go up again

Disneyland quietly rolled out new theme park admission price increases Sunday morning, raising prices across the board. The biggest price hikes were a $13 increase for One-Day Park Hopper tickets and a $50 jump for the Premiere Annual Passport. The price jumps come as Disney prepares to kick off the busy summer season with another one of...