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Dateline Disney World – Flower and Garden Festival Blooms at Epcot

It's a truly beautiful time to visit Epcot as the Flower and Garden Festival once again blooms throughout the park. There's a lot to see from this year's event, let's take a look. . Spike's Pollen-Nation Exploration is like an easter egg hunt. We'll check back in...

Fab News: March Has Come In, and I’m not Lyin!

Spring is almost ready to...er, spring, and we'll be springing forward on our clocks and getting that extra hour of sleep around the end of the month, California is finally experiencing extended winter weather with bouts of June busting up all over, and there are four-leaf clovers and pink bunnies everywhere, meaning beer and candy, and almost nothing whatsoever...

Mousetalgia Podcast 489: Travels with Walt Disney

This week, Disney historian and author Jeff Kurtti joins Mousetalgia to talk about his new book, "Travels with Walt Disney: A Photographic Voyage Around the World." Kurtti talks about his inspiration for the book, what Walt Disney means to him, and the stories behind the stories and photographs in the book. Learn about Walt's travels to movie locations, family...

Disneyland Photo Update – Walls Come Crumbling Down

It was a gloomy week in Southern California, but we got some much-needed rain. You'd think that the cool temperatures and uncharacteristic wet stuff might wash the crowds out of the park, but it was still busy, particularly with all those walls constricting traffic on Main Street. Happily, many of those walls are beginning to come down. Wall-E World Walls...

California Regional Parks – Winter Bits and Pieces

Winter after the holidays is typically a slow time for theme parks, even more so for the regional parks with greatly reduced hours if not complete shutdowns. California’s Great America is in the latter category, but the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom have weekend hours, and Six Flags Magic Mountain has gone to 365 day...

Disney Cruise Line Unveils Summer 2019 Itineraries

Our cruise ship expert, Jason Leppert, returns with enticing news about Disney Cruise Line's 2019 excursions. Some interesting new ports of call. Disney Cruise Line is pulling out all the stops for summer 2019 with seven new ports in Europe, a return to Alaska and updated cruise durations for the Disney Fantasy. Highlighted along the way will be the likes...

Yesterland: Block Party Bash

It’s 2005 at Yester California Adventure. The “Happiest Homecoming On Earth,” celebrating the 50th anniversary of the park across the esplanade, isn’t limited to the older park. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Block Party Bash When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update – Food and Wine, Star Wars, and New Parking Structure

We have a delicious update for you today as Disney California Adventure launches the Food and Wine Festival a bit early. Plus, park updates, Downtown Disney, and Star Wars land construction. This is a fun one. California Adventure Food and Wine Festival 2018 Earlier this week we visited the parade corridor for signs of the upcoming Food and Wine festival, which...

Dateline Universal Visits Mardi Gras

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week we're checking out Mardi Gras, as well as the progress on the upcoming mega-attraction, Fast and Furious: Supercharged. Let's go! That does it for this week! Are you excited for Fast and Furious? Plan to visit Mardi Gras...

2.5 BILLION Expansion for Disneyland Paris – Star Wars, Frozen & Marvel to the Rescue

Bob Iger and French President Emmanuel Macron have announced a 2.5 BILLION dollar expansion for the Disneyland Paris Resort.  It's a big one folks . . . but is it enough? The plan will be rolled out in phases beginning in 2021. We've been expecting something to be announced since Disney took over the operations and finances of DLP in...

Fab News: The Art and The Deals

March is certainly coming in like a lion, if these cold breezes keep up. Thank goodness we all look so fetching in sweaters, right Dusty? It'll be worth it to brave the frigid 50 and 60 degree weather to get to Disneyland and Disney Californa Adventure this coming weekend! You'll have Mother's Day wrapped up nice and early! PLUS...

Disneyland Update – The Rose Gold Rush of ’18

Grab your rose gold colored glasses and let's take a look at the many current projects at Disneyland. Before the new droids roll off the assembly line next year, lots of little changes will be made to the park to support the expected increase in crowds (read more from David Koenig HERE). Among those enhancements will be the Tropical...

The Sweep Spot Podcast 229 – Former Disneyland Attractions and Guest Relations Cast Member

In this episode we talk with former Disneyland Attractions and Guest Relations Cast Member Austin Carroll. We speak with her about her time working Fantasyland Attractions and Toontown, as well as her time working in Guest Relations. She has some great stories you wont want to miss. Plus the latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book Cleaning the...

Yesterland: Enchanted Tiki Room—Under New Management

Does anyone miss (or even remember) the “Under New Management” version of Florida’s Tiki Room? Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Enchanted Tiki Room—Under New Management When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

David Koenig: LogisticsLand

It won't open until next year, but Star Wars Land is already having a profound effect on everything that’s happening in every corner of the Disneyland Resort. This week’s announcements of the repurposing of restaurants in Adventureland at Disneyland and at Pixar Pier in DCA? Yup. Last week’s price hike? Definitely. The recent elimination of the lowest level of Southern...

Star Wars News: Last Jedi, We’re Home!

The Last Jedi is Coming Home It's been a great week to be a Star Wars Fan. The Last Jedi has a Coming Home Date. Dates. Multiple, because who buys just one format anymore? Plus, there's the first of the in-home trailers, and that means a whole bunch of podcasts, vlogs and blog postings discussing the trailers (Why does Kylo...

SURPRISE! YOU Get a Preview! And YOU Get a Preview! And YOU Get a Preview!

Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon, the stars of Disney’s upcoming “A Wrinkle in Time,” made a surprise appearance on stage at Disney California Adventure Park’s Sneak Peek Theatre following an exclusive preview of the studio’s upcoming Ava DuVernay-directed epic adventure. They later posed with “A Wrinkle in Time” fans in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle...

Knott’s Berry Farm Update: Sky High

Welcome back to the Farm. This is the final weekend for the Peanuts Celebration, so be sure to swing by the park and check it out...But if you can't make it, we've got you covered, you can check out our recent article Here. Lots of things happening on the Farm, let's take a look... Take To The Skies!   High Again The Sky Cabin has...

Universal Studios – Lunar New Year and Things to Come

It's been a while since we've brought you an update from Universal Studios Hollywood. This one has a bit of news, rumor and conjecture. The big story this week is Universal's Lunar New Year celebration.  All the parks seem to be attempting this holiday these days, we'll show you Universal's effort.  Plus, construction on two big projects on the...

Disneyland Resort Update: Hub Revealed and Black Panther

Welcome back to the Disneyland Resort where today we will look at all the changes happening to Downtown Disney and California Adventure, PLUS a little update from Disneyland where the Hub has JUST come out from behind wraps. You can see yesterday's Disneyland and the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure update Here. Hubba Hubba While it takes time to shoot and write...