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You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Why I’m Late

It’s been quite a while since my last “You’ve Got To Be Kidding” post.  I want you to know that I’ve got a lot of really good excuses, and I was prepared to share each and every one of them with you.  However, this reminded me that we need to add a little Disney magic to all aspects of...

A Review of Disney Cruise Line’s Newly Reimagined Disney Wonder

I had the recent pleasure of previewing Disney Cruise Line's newly refurbished Disney Wonder fresh out of dry-dock, and from the experience I produced another one of my signature video reviews, hosted at my Popular Cruising YouTube channel and embedded below. Come along with us as we take a look at new and retooled spaces like Concierge Outdoor Seating, Concierge Lounge, Twist...

Star Wars Land News: Princess or Legend?

Josh Gad continues his search for Jedi news, the Millennium Falcon building is going up in Star Wars Land, the riverbed tracks are sticking out, and the cockpit is getting very cramped. And a big question . . . Should Leia be an official Disney Princess?

Yesterland: Norway at Epcot – Before & After Frozen

Werner Weiss picked a dozen photos of the Norway pavilion from around ten years ago—before Disney’s megahit Frozen (2013) moved in. He went back to the same spots recently. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Norway at Epcot - Before & After Frozen   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Summer 2018 Itineraries Revealed by Disney Cruise Line

For summer 2018, the Disney Cruise Line will return to favorite destinations like Alaska and the Caribbean as well as head to some new ports such as Milan, Italy and Cork, Ireland in Europe. The Disney Wonder will be in Alaska and the Disney Magic will be in Europe while the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy will remain in the Caribbean. Reservations...

Dateline Disney World – Rivers of Light & Avatar

Disney's Animal Kingdom comes alive at night with the new Rivers of Light. We'll show you what to expect from Disney's newest nighttime spectacular as well as other happenings in the park. Let's take a look. // // Rivers of Light Opens While I wasn't able to get into the show, a friend of the column, Ben...

Walt Disney World – Gondolas, Guardians, and Goodies, Oh My

Things are moving and shaking at Walt Disney World. You've got Rivers of Light that just opened (see below), and a continuing stream of new tenants in the bustling Disney Springs. The Hall of Presidents will reopen after six months with a new show. Upcoming you've also got Pandora this year, and Star Wars Land in 2019. So it...

Disneyland Photo Update: Fire, Flooding, and Valentines

It was Valentine's Day this week, but you wouldn't have known it if you were at Disneyland! I visited on Wednesday, it was the perfect time of year/the week for a trip to the park, with low wait times, sunny weather, and another week of AP Days. Well, that is, unless you parked at Mickey and Friends on Monday. Getting...

The Sweep Spot #202 Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

In this episode we celebrate presidents Day by talking about an attraction at Disneyland that is dedicated to our former president Abraham Lincoln, Great Moments. We discuss the start of this historic attraction at the New York Worlds Fair in 1964/1965, to all of its versions at Disneyland, Ca. Plus we have the latest in  Disneyland Resort current events. Get...

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Scores with Galactic Attack

Last Fall Six Flags Discovery Kingdom made its first foray into the world of roller coaster virtual reality by adding Rage of the Gargoyles to Kong, with a result that was not entirely satisfactory, at least on my visit (Review HERE). After a brief return to normal operations, Kong is now featuring The New Revolution Galactic Attack (also being...

Disneyland Paris Star Tours, Illuminations & More

Disneyland Paris is a resort on the upswing. Let's take a look at the renovations and additions and a couple things that need further attention. // On Main Street USA, the Gazebo is behind walls in preparation for the 25th anniversary decorations. The celebration begin in one month! The refurbishment of Ribbons & Bows Hat Shop facade...

Angela Lansbury Joins Cast of Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns is shaping to be practically perfect in every way. First came the news that Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt were cast as the leads with Meryl Streep in a supporting role. Then came word that Dick Van Dyke had signed on to the picture. Now Angela Lansbury has joined the cast. The only big name missing...

Star Wars Land News: I’ve Got A Bad Feeling About This…

The only line spoken more than, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this,” in the Star Wars Universe is, “May The Force Be With You.” And the Force is telling me that dark times may be looming for Star Wars Land News. More on that later. But first… Disneyland Let’s take a look at Temporary Star Wars Land at Disneyland. Part of...

Yesterland: ABC Soap Opera Bistro

Get ready to dine dramatically! Step into ABC’s hot daytime dramas—Port Charles, All My Children, One Life to Live, and General Hospital. This table-service restaurant is just past the Hollywood Pictures Backlot Elephants. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: ABC Soap Opera Bistro   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Beauty and the Beast Set to Come Alive on Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Dream

There are not yet any preview images to be seen, but Disney Cruise Line is hard at work to bring "Beauty and the Beast" to its floating stage aboard the Disney Dream. Following the release of the new live-action film on March 17, 2017, the new production show will debut at sea on November 6, 2017, incorporating elements from both the...

MiceChat Podcast – Star Wars and Marvel in the Disney Worlds

Doug and Dusty take a look at Star Wars and Marvel lands planned for the parks and some rumors as well. Plus, the scoop on the new lands and attractions coming to Disney World. Disney, news, rumors and more. It's another zany MiceChat Podcast. Direct Download  |  MiceChat Podcast On iTunes   SPONSOR: Today's show is brought to you by AWAY, first class...

Knott’s Glows Pink Through March 5th

You may have noticed Knott's Supreme Scream and some other famous park attractions glowing a different hue this week. In support of the Susan G. Komen foundation's efforts to find a cure for breast cancer, some of Knott's iconic attractions have been lit in bright pink lights. In addition, Knott's is providing free clinical mammography screenings for women in...

Dateline Disney World – Star Wars and Toy Story

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're taking a look at Hollywood Studios and the juicy new rumor. Let's go! //   More News From the Disney World This coming Friday thru Monday, Epcot International Festival of the Arts will host a special musical showcase at the America Gardens theater. This special program will celebrate favorite Disney music sung...

Disney News Round Up: From Fires to Price Changes

  Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! It's been a very busy news week! Theme Park Price increases, Fire inside the Disneyland Resort's Mickey & Friends parking garage, Tom Sawyers Island and Guardians of the Galaxy ride exterior come out from under tarps. And lots of Disney photos and news. The Roundup has all the latest theme park updates, so let's get...

DCA Photos & News – Heartbreaker

Welcome to Disney California Adventure, a park on the verge of another round of massive changes. On this Valentine's Day, we'll look at where Disney is applying the love and where they are just plain being mean spirited. // Disney Junior Drama I began receiving messages from upset puppeteers at Disney Junior Live a few weeks ago....