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Visiting John Muir’s Home

May 16, 2015 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Visiting John Muir’s Home By Marc Ricketts Alert readers may have noticed by now that since the Bay Area theme parks don’t have as much news as the ones to the south, I like to…


Fab Disney News – Iron, Diamonds and D23

May 15, 2015 at 8:53 am | No Comments

Happy Weekend! Mine started off with a bang as my car was rear-ended by a huge pickup truck Wednesday morning, so it hasn’t been Thursday news day until today. Tonight at 5PM, we’re meeting up…


Voyage to the Iron Reef opens at Knotts Berry Farm!

May 15, 2015 at 3:03 am | No Comments

After waiting years for a new attraction to fill the abandoned, upstairs space in Knott’s Berry Farm’s former dark ride show building (Knott’s Berry Tales and Kingdom of the Dinosaurs), we finally have something new…


Reminders of Disneyland’s Past, Part 2

May 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm | No Comments

The conclusion of this two-parter has more actual remnants of the past, tributes by Disney’s Imagineers, and examples of creative recycling. The research and text are from Chris Strodder. Werner Weiss added photos.   Read…


Springfield U.S.A. Officially Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood

May 14, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Tuesday night a block party was held to officially open Springfield U.S.A. at Universal Studios Hollywood.  That’s right, America’s most yellow family now has a full land where fans can explore the sights, sounds, and foods…


Deluxe Villa Resorts at Walt Disney World

May 14, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Last time we ran through the quick and dirty version of the deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World.  Big WDW fans may already know, there’s another set of deluxe resorts – the villas!  These options…


Wonderful Refurbishments at the Magic Kingdom

May 13, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we are at the Magic Kingdom, and we are focusing on some of the great work Disney has been doing to keep their #1 park in…

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Season Pass Podcast – Universal’s Diagon Alley is Much More Than Butter Beer

May 13, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

This muggle hasn’t had the pleasure, yet, of experiencing Harry Potter Diagon Alley, but maybe you have? In preparation for summer theme park season (I can’t believe it’s basically already here! What happened to winter…


This Week’s News with The Fabulous Disney Babe

May 12, 2015 at 3:01 am | No Comments

Just returned from The Camping Trip From Hell and oh-so-glad to be back to civilization. So why am I rambling? Let’s get to the news! Get a Dark Helmet (or a light one) Disney and…

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Merlin’s Growing Power in Central Florida

May 12, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

What is the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the name Merlin? For many of you, medieval mythology, you might think of a powerful wizard who helped out King Arthur in…

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Disneyland Diamonds and Hatbox Ghosts

May 11, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

The Hatbox Ghost has returned to the Haunted Mansion! It’s true!  We have that story and more in today’s Disneyland Resort edition of In The Parks.  While we aren’t getting a new attraction to celebrate…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 342: You asked, we answered

May 11, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Heigh ho – it’s time for Mousetalgia to dig, dig, dig into the mailbag! Topics include: tips for traveling with a child; what to expect from 24-hour day and Disneyland’s 60th anniversary launch; picky eaters…


Tim Grassey – Addicted To The Easy Money

May 10, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

On June 18th 2010, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter changed the way that people think about theme parks. J.K. Rowling created a world that was all encompassing and Universal Creative reproduced it as an…

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The Sweep Spot 153 Disneyland Book of Lists with Chris Strodder

May 10, 2015 at 1:01 am | No Comments

In this episode we talk with author Chris Strodder about his newest book Disneyland Book of Lists. Chris is the author also of The Disneyland Encyclopedia. We discuss his book, Disneyland history and more. Plus…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #136 – Disney vs Universal

May 10, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

On this episode we delve in to the mailbag to discuss what we would like to see for Halloween Horror Nights 25, we get into the Selfie Stick debate, some Diagon Alley tips and answer…


Frozen Franchise Invades Disneyland Paris

May 09, 2015 at 3:30 am | No Comments

Frozen Franchise Invades Disneyland Paris by Max Fan, DLPWelcome Hi everybody, it’s under a threatening sky that we offer our latest Disneyland Paris update. The floral Mickey features the colors of Spring! The entrance paving…


Explore Our Wild World at the Brevard Zoo

May 09, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Located less than an hour east of the land of the mouse lies the small town of Melbourne, Florida. Located only a few miles north of Patrick Air Force Base and just south of the…


Disafterdark Series 3, Episode 13 – Walts Frozen Head.

May 09, 2015 at 12:02 am | No Comments

Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download. Joining us in the bar today is the director and filmmaker Ben Lancaster. Ben is currently producing a feature-length comedy shot on location…

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A Wizarding Update from Universal Studios Hollywood

May 08, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

It’s a gigantic update today from Universal Studios Hollywood, the entertainment capital of Los Angeles.  It’s all about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as we bring you a huge photo update from the construction…


Reminders of Disneyland’s Past, Part 1

May 07, 2015 at 7:22 pm | No Comments

This article includes actual remnants of the past, tributes by Disney’s Imagineers, and examples of creative recycling. The research and text are from Chris Strodder. Werner Weiss added a photo in front of each list…