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A Season Pass to Scare LA Halloween Convention

August 06, 2014 at 12:30 am | No Comments

The Season Pass Podcast looks into the Scare LA Halloween convention, August 9-10, 2014, in Downtown Los Angeles. Doug Barnes and Robert Coker had the chance to sit down with the creative team behind Scare…


This Animatronic Life: Finding Gold in the Calico Mine Ride Part II

August 05, 2014 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

Howdy—and welcome to part two of the story of Garner Holt Productions, Inc.’s (GHP) work in revitalizing Knott’s Berry Farm’s incredible Calico Mine Ride attraction. In part one, I recounted GHP’s previous involvement with the…


Disney Avenue Podcast – A Chat with Jack Lindquist, Disneyland’s First President

August 05, 2014 at 2:30 am | 3 Comments

Join host Keith Michael Mahne for a wonderful conversation with Disney Legend Jack Lindquist. Jack talks about his childhood, joining the Walt Disney Company, meeting Walt Disney, working with Card Walker and Michael Eisner, becoming Disneyland’s…


It’s Time for a Walt Disney World Renaissance

August 05, 2014 at 2:00 am | 143 Comments

As fans of Walt Disney World, we have been among its many problems. While there is no shortage of complaining amongst us, that complaining doesn’t have the same leverage when we continue to support Walt…

Communicore Weekly – Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln Part 1, The Beast Within, Ben Franklin

August 05, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

Direct Link l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln Part 1, The Beast Within, and Ben Franklin! DISNEY HISTORY! – Jeff and George return…


Adventure Trading Company brings “gnu” fun to Disneyland as summer continues

August 04, 2014 at 5:45 am | 93 Comments

Disneyland‘s new pay-per-play Adventure Trading Company interactive game opened over the weekend, sending players on expeditions to find coveted Juju. The new game is fun and doesn’t require a huge time investment unlike the nearby…


Walt Disney World Research Distractions

August 04, 2014 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

I’ve run across some more interesting bits and pieces from Walt Disney World’s history as I’ve been researching topics in the Eyes & Ears cast member newsletter. There are some great images from a September,…


Mousetalgia Podcast 302: Comic Con, Legends of Frontierland

August 04, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

A galactic emporium! From the wild frontiers of space to the wilds of Disneyland’s Frontierland, Team Mousetalgia take you on a fun journey through time as we look at Comic Con, Disneyland’s Frontierland game, and…


Moss Grows on Neglected Star Tours Attraction at Disneyland Paris

August 03, 2014 at 2:00 am | 6 Comments

A walking tour of the Disneyland Paris Resort reveals some new additions, some refurbishment projects in process and a couple of refurbishments that need to start immediately. Alain Littaye from the Disney and more blog…


The Sweep Spot Episode 134 – Disneyland In 1964

August 03, 2014 at 12:42 am | No Comments

In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in 1964. As we take a tour of the park we discover some attractions that are not there anymore, and some that haven’t been built yet.…

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Disneyana Fan Club Honors Disney Legends at Luncheon

August 02, 2014 at 3:00 am | 1 Comment

The Disneyana Fan Club has once again honored Disney Legends and celebrities at their renown Celebrity Luncheon. Scarlett Stahl brings us a report from the festivities. ~~Rick The Disneyana Fan Club Disney Legend Luncheon by…


The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty’s Prince

August 02, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

George: The Beast Within: A Tale Of Beauty’s Prince, by Serena Valentino, is not your regular Disney book. (It almost sounds like the latest Disney exercise regime–Unleash your own personal Beast!) It’s a teen book…


Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #101 – News, Rumors and Dead Man’s Die-Gest

August 02, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Thank you for joining us as we step in to our next 100 shows! Today’s podcast is jam packed for your listening pleasure. On this show we begin with the news, on which we discuss…


Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 21 – The one with Mr Panda Sir.

August 02, 2014 at 12:10 am | No Comments

Welcome back to DisAfterDark. This week in the pub, we talk about the news Big Fat Panda. All neat and pretty, then on with the show. iTunes Download the iTunes Podcast App direct to your iDevice. or if…


Universal Studios Hollywood Changes the Scenery

August 01, 2014 at 3:00 am | 23 Comments

Universal Studios Hollywood is abuzz with exciting construction projects. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is on track for a 2016 opening. Coming next year is the Fast and Furious Supercharged addition to the World…


ScareLA 2014 Brings Halloween and Theme Park Fans Together – August 9th & 10th

August 01, 2014 at 1:37 am | 4 Comments

  Don’t be alarmed next weekend if you see demons or zombies in downtown Los Angeles; it’s not the Apocalypse – it’s ScareLA! Now in its second year, ScareLA is a large-scale convention held each…

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Season Pass Podcast: The Unbelievable Europa Park with Fred Pastuszak

August 01, 2014 at 12:41 am | 1 Comment

This week Nick Hutson takes the helm and visits Europa Park in Germany.  Nick and Lee Conway join Europa Park’s Project Architect, Frederic Pastuszak, to discuss the world famous resort as well as creative process and the newest…


Castle Rock Ridge at Yesterland

July 31, 2014 at 10:36 pm | 6 Comments

It’s 1957. You’ve just set foot on Tom Sawyer Island after a ride on a Tom Sawyer Island Raft across the Rivers of America. You spent a “D” ticket for this attraction. That’s the highest…


Pirate Plundering at Walt Disney World

July 31, 2014 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

Last week we waxed poetically about all plots princessy, but this week is a pirate’s paradise! There’s no shortage of adventures for the scallywag in your life at the Most Magical (turned Miscevious!) Place on…

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Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: Rapunzel Untangled

July 31, 2014 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy is an unofficial guide to the world beyond Disney, exploring the original stories and sources of beloved films and attractions. This week, from Fantasyland: Rapunzel Untangled - Cory The adjective used to title Walt…