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

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 and spring?!) we take an auditory trip with the guys to talk about their reviews of everything from queue theming to butter beer ice...

This Week’s News with The Fabulous Disney Babe

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 UNICEF's Children's Fund have had a long and happy relationship, starting with their sponsorship of "it's a small world" at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair....

Merlin’s Growing Power in Central Florida

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 his administration of Camelot. However, recent openings in the Orlando area may soon have you thinking of the other connotation of Merlin: Merlin Entertainments. “Merlin...

Disneyland Diamonds and Hatbox Ghosts

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 60 years of Walt's original park, there are still some wonderfully enjoyable things on their way.  With The Hatbox Ghost already mentioned we have...

Mousetalgia Podcast 342: You asked, we answered

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 vs. Disneyland's restaurants; Disney-style wedding vows; traveling to Disneyland and dining with a large group; DCA's Frozen stage show; tips for attending the Pacific...

Tim Grassey – Addicted To The Easy Money

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 entire land devoted to a single intellectual property. It remains a remarkable achievement, but it very well may have been a harbinger for change...

The Sweep Spot 153 Disneyland Book of Lists with Chris Strodder

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 the latest in the Disneyland Current Events.

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #136 – Disney vs Universal

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 a family's question about why they should give Universal Orlando Resort some of their Orlando vacation time instead of Walt Disney World. We then put...

Frozen Franchise Invades Disneyland Paris

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 is complete and is continuing on to the Disneyland Hotel. A very nice result. Welcome to Disneyland Park New speakers have appeared on Central Plaza, facing the center. The Lancelot's...

Explore Our Wild World at the Brevard Zoo

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 Kennedy Space Center, it is one of the gateways to the Space Coast, but the final frontier isn’t the only attraction in this part...

Disafterdark Series 3, Episode 13 – Walts Frozen Head.

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 in Orlando about the head of the world's largest media conglomerate. If you want your name in the credits, have a look here. Enjoy the show,...

A Wizarding Update from Universal Studios Hollywood

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 site.  You will not believe the amazing progress that has been made.  Still, there is plenty to get done before the area opens one...

Reminders of Disneyland’s Past, Part 1

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 item.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Reminders of Disneyland’s Past, Part 1   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Hollywood Studios News and Photos

This week, we're looking at what's been going on at Disney's Hollywood Studios! Let's go! That does it for this week's column. Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below! If you appreciate what we do here and would like to support Dateline Disney World, you can shop at Amazon.com, using my link (please CLICK HERE before you do)....

Disney News with Fab – Dreamers, Doers and Diamonds

Hey there, hi there, ho there! Here's some Disney news to get you through the weekend: Young Dreamers Can Get Creative for Tomorrowland If you're between the ages of 8 and 17 and a creative genius (or just someone with a good idea), check this out: Disney Create Tomorrowland - XPRIZE Challenge. Just tell the nice folks over there about the...

Universal Studios Hollywood Brings Christmas in Spring

Universal Studios Hollywood is back again to help bring a little joy to the under privileged families from their community. Last Saturday, Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Discover a Star” foundation gave back to the community by holding the annual “Christmas in Spring” event at the M.E.N.D. The largest poverty agency in the San Fernando valley, M.E.N.D. provides food, clothing, medical, dental, educational programs and...

Samland: Walt Disney and the Epcot Master Plan – Part 2

Join us for Part 2 of Sam Gennawey's look at Epcot's master plan. If you are catching us in the middle, please find his Part 1 HERE. At a press conference on Nov. 15, 1965, Walt Disney said, “I would like to be a part of building a model community, a city of tomorrow as you might say, because I don’t believe...

Disney News Round Up: Knott’s Berry Farm Giving Free Tickets? What?!

Welcome to this week’s MiceChat Disney Round Up! What a great week we have had and there's much more to come! From the MiceChat Gumball Rally this past weekend, to news on the loop music for the new Grizzley Peak Airfield, we've got you covered! But that’s not all. We have FREE tickets to preview the new Voyage to...

News With The Fabulous Disney Babe – Happy Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is as American as Chop Suey, Pasta Primavera and St. Patrick's Day, but that's no reason to sit it out May 5th. Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort is going to be full of comida, gente y diversión! Crossroads at House of Blues will feature a "Menu Especial" through May 5 with "street tacos", a chorizo...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #135 – News & Orlando On Location

On this show we catch up on the news from Universal Orlando Resort, which includes some Halloween Horror Nights information, upcoming entertainment, what 's been going on with harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts and TNA wrestling. We then have another listener butterbeer preference from Alex in the U.K. When we come back from our break we go On Location...