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The End of “Let the Memories Begin”

It officially began January 2011—a brand new slogan—“Let the Memories Begin!” Your memory of “Let the Memories Begin” might be that there were many “Let the Memories Begin” banners and signs. Now they’ve gone to Yesterland.  Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The End of “Let the Memories Begin”    When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Baby on Board: Walt Disney World With a Diaper Bag

If you've read past the title, let's assume you've decided to brave the parks with your mini-mouseketeer.  There are definitely some pros and cons to weigh when deciding whether or not to take a baby to Disney, but this week's article is all about what to do after you've voted YES! Be Flexible If you can't get on board with this...

Window to the Magic: Friday in the Parks, Part 3

Welcome to Window to the Magic. We bring the magic Kingdom to you in stunning 3D stereophonic sound. This week, Paul rounds things out with the grand circle tour of Disneyland aboard the Disneyland Railroad. We then drift to the center of the park and through the Snow White's Scary Adventures dark ride. If you haven't been to the...

Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 14 – Mr Piano Man is Back

Joining us in the Mouses Head pup this week is Tom Ameen. You know who he is right? If not, where have you been? Paul D is on cough medicine and San Miguel, Nick is on chateauneuf du pape, Paul B is on a glass of Pamplemousse Rose (a pint Glass) and we forgot to ask Tom what he was...

Magic Kingdom Moat filled and Mine Train Prepares for Soft Opening

Welcome to our first Wednesday edition of Dateline Disney World! Thanks to everyone who is adjusting to the switch in schedule for this column. It means a lot to me to have your support. For this week, we head again to the Magic Kingdom, since that's where the most news is going on. Let’s take a look. Welcome to the Magic...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures No.4, 2009 – Galapagos Islands

Of all the spectacular natural locations on planet earth, the Galapagos Islands are the most fascinating, mysterious, and educational. In May 2009 I enjoyed a week of exploring sea, land, and air filled with some of the most unique creatures in the world. The same world that Charles Darwin explored in 1835 during a long voyage on the English...

MiceChat Disney News Round Up: Easter Fun In The Disney Parks

We have a full collection of Disney and theme park news and information to share with you today. Iconic Disney attraction, it's a small world, celebrated its 50th anniversary last week.  Did you see the new MiceChat column, Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy? Have you read Imagineer Terri Hardin's story on how she built the famous dragon at Disneyland Paris?...

Knight Bus Revealed In Diagon Alley At Universal Studios Orlando

There are some neat new details to share about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley project today.  Plus, we'll take a look at the big CityWalk changes, and share a new episode of the Unofficial Universal Podcast. Diagon Alley We are beginning to see some amazing details pop up at Diagon Alley.  In front of the London Facade, guests...

Dedicated to Disneyland Paris Welcomes Spring

Let's have a discussion about the wonderful Spring Festival in Disneyland Paris. Lots of flowers, some bees, and Spring-ish things. Mark and Steve discuss it in depth, as well as the new name for the Ratatouille ride, the newly opened LEGO Store, St Patrick’s Day and much more. There’s lots of feedback for the question of the week and...

Disneyland Update: Celebrating Small World and Easter Egg Fun

The past week brought a fair amount of fun, pomp and pageantry to the Disneyland Resort. On Friday, the Disneyland resort celebrated the 50th anniversary of it's a small world complete with a Richard Sherman sing-along. But it left many scratching their heads. There is also a resort-wide egg hunt being held which appears to be a big hit...

Mousetalgia 286: Healthy Disney dining; working with Walt

With topics covering everything from the latest Marvel film to the earliest days of working for Walt - it's an Easter Emporium on Mousetalgia! We have a plethora of fun Disney discussions for you this week, including our review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier; book reviews of the latest from Charles Solomon ("The Art of the Disney Golden...

Knotts Berry Bloom Brings Bites and Blossoms

Knotts Berry Farm kicked off their second annual Berry Bloom Festival on April 12th (running through April 27th).  It is evident that management knows they have a good idea on their hands as they've made some nice enhancements to the event. More decorations, more food, more shows, just more of everything that made Berry Bloom such a success last...

Pocahontas Wedding Reenactment in Jamestowne

Beautiful spring weather set the stage for an outdoor wedding as Pocahontas wed John Rolfe in the 400th anniversary reenactment of the historic Jamestowne nuptials. Scarlett Stahl takes us there and reveals her very special connection to this important era in American history. ~~Rick THE 400TH COMMEMORATION OF THE MARRIAGE OF POCAHONTAS AND JOHN ROLFE By Scarlett Stahl At Jamestowne, Virginia...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #86 – Former Senior VP, Skip Sherman

Join us for our 3 year anniversary show as we are joined by former Senior Vice President of Entertainment at Universal Orlando, Skip Sherman. Skip began his Universal Orlando career back in 1991 as Director of Entertainment and his track record at the parks is second to none. Not only did Skip help establish the live entertainment offerings at the park,...

Swing into Spring at Disneyland Paris Resort

Spring has sprung at the Disneyland Resort Paris and park managers have mounted quite an impressive ode to the season with their Swing into Spring entertainment. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us wonderful photos and video. ~~Rick "Swing into Spring" season started last Saturday at the Disneyland Paris Resort and Max Fan, D&M contributor and DLPWelcome...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #85 – News, Rumours and Weezer

It's time for another UUOP and on this show we bring you another Butterbeer preference from listener Abiram. If you would like to let us know which Butterbeer you prefer record us a message or go to www.speakpipe.com/uuopodcast and let us know who you are, where you're from and which you prefer. We then delve in to the news, which...

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Super Silly Fun Land Officially Open at Universal Studios Hollywood

The long-awaited Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride has officially opened to the public at Universal Studios Hollywood.  While enjoying a short soft opening period since mid-March, the attraction has settled into steady reliable operation and is ready for visitors. In addition, the adjacent Super Silly Fun Land is open now as well! Stars, dignitaries, politicians and minions made their way...

Knott’s Berry Bloom

Today, In the Parks visits Knott's Berry Farm as they get ready to kick off the wonderful Berry Bloom event.  What is the Berry Bloom?  It's a springtime festival of food, crafts and music that has become one of our favorite events of the year.  We will tell you all about Berry Bloom, which opens Saturday, April 12th.  We'll...

Easter Eggs and Magic Kingdom News

We have an egg-citing Dateline Disney World for you this week. We'll take a look at something new that the Grand Floridian has cooked up and take you to the Magic Kingdom, where the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is just about to open. We have an important scheduling note for you about this column. Due to a change in work...

Samland: The Mickey and Friends Parking Structure Story

Sam has something new for us today that he learned when researching The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide. He's headed off to Central California this weekend to make two very special appearances. Today I will be talking about a really sexy topic, parking structures. Specifically, the Mickey and Friends structure at the Disneyland Resort. On my most recent visit, I was...