Editor’s Note:
  • October 30, 2014: Let the freezing begin - MuppetVision at DCA will be closing this Sunday. The attraction will then begin a seven week transformation into the Frozen stage show opening with the rest of the Frozen offerings that should debut on Saturday, December 20th. TDA is in no rush to announce their Frozen plans, and they're now planning to wait until after Thanksgiving before they say anything. But the Frozen related closures around Hollywood Land will soon be very noticeable. ×0
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Keeping Score between Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort

June 09, 2013 at 3:01 am | 39 Comments

The bar has been raised. The new level is: Gigantic fire breathing dragon on top of a tower. No word yet on whether or not said fire breathing dragon’s wing flap has a thrust equivalent…

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Unofficial SeaWorld Orlando Podcast, Designer of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins, Brian Morrow

June 09, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

In the last episode of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast, we brought you lots of news about the upcoming grand opening of SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. We follow up on that by bringing…

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Dateline Disney World: New Artisan Ice Cream Parlor at EPCOT

June 09, 2013 at 12:01 am | 8 Comments

Hello, and welcome to a weekend edition of Dateline Disney World! We had a tropical storm on my normal photo days, so I stopped by Epcot on my way home from work Friday to get…

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Catching up with Universal Studios Hollywood

June 08, 2013 at 4:00 am | 16 Comments

Universal Studios Hollywood is a park that is never afraid to re-invent its image (or layout, for that matter).  The park is embarking on a multi-year overhaul of its upper lot area that will include…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast 58 – Duff, Donuts and Dining

June 08, 2013 at 1:06 am | 1 Comment

Episode 58 of the Universal Orlando Podcast is here already people! Listen in as we give you the latest news from Orlando & Hollywood, including an in-depth speculative look at the new Simpson’s Expansion of…

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Oz the Great and Powerful

June 08, 2013 at 1:00 am | 11 Comments

George: Oz the Great and Powerful was released to theaters on March 8 of this year. It always surprises me when a film is released on Blu-ray so quickly, but it’s an easier and more…

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In The Parks: Disneyland Resort Now With Extra Magic Prices

June 07, 2013 at 4:00 am | 21 Comments

As of last Sunday, all of the continental Disney Parks have raised their prices.  But, as of this week, there is very little to show for it. Minor refurbishments are going on throughout the parks,…

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Marvel World Grab Bag: Iron Man at Disneyland, “Big Hero 6″ Movie and “Once Upon a Time” Graphic Novel

June 07, 2013 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

For your geeky enjoyment, I present to you a grab bag of Marvel-related news. Let’s start at Disneyland. STARK INDUSTRIES INVADES TOMORROWLAND Although it has taken me some time to post this, I was there…

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Full Throttle Testing Begins at Magic Mountain

June 07, 2013 at 1:02 am | 11 Comments

Six Flags Magic Mountain is about to go Full Throttle for summer! Testing on their newest coaster began this week. We got a good look at work going on in the Special Effects tunnel, as…

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WDW Monorail System Expansion?

June 06, 2013 at 8:50 pm | 13 Comments

Disney fans love to spread information—and sometimes misinformation—about the Walt Disney World Monorail system and the possibility that it will be expanded. Today Yesterland has three updated and expanded Monorail stories and the truth behind…

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Accountaneering Disney Disneyland Resort Attractions and Entertainment Part 2

June 06, 2013 at 4:01 am | 44 Comments

Before there was a Cars Land, Disney floated all sorts of ideas for new attractions at Disneyland. Last week, we brought you part one of this two part story. You can get caught up HERE.…

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Should You Stay On-Site or Off-Site at Disney

June 06, 2013 at 3:01 am | 40 Comments

One of the most important factors in planning your Disney vacation is choosing your resort.  You don’t want to end up in Barbie’s Dream Projects, like we did when I traveled with my high school…

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The Orlando Fun Spot Goes BIG

June 06, 2013 at 1:02 am | 20 Comments

The summer of 2013 is turning into a banner year for Orlando. From SeaWorld’s Antarctica, to Universal’s Transformers and Springfield, and even Disney’s Tangled Toilets, Orlando has created an aura of anticipation and excitement for…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.11 – 1969 Walt Disney World Tram Design

June 05, 2013 at 4:01 am | 17 Comments

Disney legend Bob Gurr is famous for making things move. He invented the Autopia, Monorail, Main Street Vehicles, and at least one behemoth . Today, he has spun the Wheel of Years and landed on a topic…

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Dueling Disney: Best Resorts

June 05, 2013 at 2:00 am | 31 Comments

So, you decided to come to a Disney resort, but now the ultimate question hangs in the balance: where will you rest your weary head after a long day of Park-hopping? Well, luckily, both Walt…

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Disney News Round up: Winners and losers in the Theme Park Wars

June 05, 2013 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments

Summertime is here and bringing news of rising attendance numbers with it. 2012 theme park attendance figures have been released, and they are pretty significant for Disney California Adventure. Plus, ticket prices for the Disney…

Communicore Weekly – Monstrous Summer, Theme Park, Studio Ghibli Blu Rays, Gertie

June 04, 2013 at 11:35 am | 3 Comments

Welcome to this weeks Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Monstrous Summer, Theme Park, Studio Ghibli Blu Rays, and Gertie! Download on iTunes here! | http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/communicore-weekly/id496333443 Direct download here! | http://www.bamferproductions.com/communicore/0073-CommunicoreWeekly.mp3 TRIP REPORT! –  Jeff spent 12…

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MiceAge Disneyland Update: Mickey’s Boomtown

June 04, 2013 at 4:05 am | 78 Comments

With a predictable increase in ticket prices, Anaheim’s first price hike since the re-launch of California Adventure last June, the Disneyland Resort heads into the busy summer vacation months ready to tackle the growing crowds.…

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Universal Orlando Resort Guide to Springfield

June 04, 2013 at 2:01 am | 25 Comments

This week, two of the new major summer offerings at the Universal Orlando Resort began technical rehearsals (what Disney calls “soft openings”) and gave park guests the first glimpse of what Universal Creative has been…

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Send in the Clones – A Closer Look at Universal Orlando’s Transformers

June 04, 2013 at 1:00 am | 11 Comments

It was a big weekend for Universal fans, as they opened not one but two new areas in their Orlando park. Both are high-level experiences and welcome additions to the lineup. Transformers faithfully reproduces its…