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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #95 – News, Rumors and Menchies

June 14, 2014 at 12:05 am | 1 Comment

Welcome back to the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast! It’s time for another news show. We start by letting you know the announcements that Universal Orlando made about the new food offerings that will be available…


Grand opening of a Knott’s Berry Farm classic: The Reimagined Calico Mine Ride

June 13, 2014 at 4:48 am | 23 Comments

On Thursday, Knott’s Berry Farm officially reopened its classic Calico Mine Train after a major six-month renovation, restoration, and enhancement project. The top-to-bottom refurbishment included the addition of 46 new Audio-Animatronics figures along with dozens…


Knott’s Berry Farm celebrates Camp Snoopy’s 30th Anniversary with a ton of fresh charm

June 13, 2014 at 4:47 am | 18 Comments

Knott’s Berry Farm’s family-favorite Camp Snoopy area officially reopened Thursday following a multi-part renovation project that brought three new attractions to the land. The project also included a complete aesthetic overhaul, giving the land a…


Aulani and the “Disney Presence”

June 13, 2014 at 3:36 am | 6 Comments

Aloha! Yesterland once again visits the 50th state in a article that’s not about something that’s gone. What does it mean to have a “Disney presence,” and does Aulani have it?   Read the full…


The Haunted Mansion Show: A Disquieting Queue

June 13, 2014 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

Welcome, Foolish Mortals, to the Summer house of the 999 grim, grinning ghosts. Much like the original abode in California, every location on the property is as creepy as can be… save for one. Due…


MiceChat Podcast #17: Getting Real with Original Mouseketeer Lonnie Burr

June 12, 2014 at 12:50 am | No Comments

It’s another special episode of the MiceChat Podcast. This time around the block, we chat with outspoken original Mouseketeer, Lonnie Burr. He’s lively, funny and full of stories you’ve likely never heard before! A 60-year…


Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: The Wilderness Lodges of Glacier National Park – Part I

June 12, 2014 at 12:30 am | 4 Comments

In this two-part article, we’re going to start an exploration of those far-flung wilderness regions of the United States whose rustic lodges have inspired some of Disney’s grandest hotels, from the Wilderness Lodge in Florida to the…


A Podcast Audio Contest – Where in the Park?

June 12, 2014 at 12:03 am | No Comments

This week, SUPER-Adorable Guest Host Bryn Mackinnon brings you a classic Where in the Park game… and this show has PRIZES! Listen to the show for all the details on how to enter and win… …


Big changes and construction at Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Resort

June 11, 2014 at 12:50 am | 15 Comments

Welcome back to Dateline Disney World! This week, we look at the growing construction at Disney’s Polynesian Resort as the classic hotel goes under the knife for major — and controversial — renovations. In addition…


Season Pass Podcast: Q & A with the Designers of NoLimits 2!

June 11, 2014 at 12:40 am | 1 Comment

This week the NoLimits 2 coaster simulator team is back on the Season Pass Podcast. Tom Zeliff (3-D Modeler) and Kevin “Crayola” Stone (Graphic Designer) discuss the functions and future of NoLimits 2 with NOT…


Disney News Round Up: Summertime Madness!

June 11, 2014 at 12:30 am | No Comments

This week we reflect on ourselves — the fan community — with a couple of introspective pieces on the Disney fan community and our theme park experience. Kevin Yee looks at the difference between “gnashes”…


SeaWorld San Antonio Review: Three Days in Texas

June 10, 2014 at 2:30 am | 18 Comments

The SeaWorld Podcast team was invited to attend the opening of Roa’s Aviary at Aquatica at SeaWorld San Antonio, and while at the opening, they were invited to experience the park, meet the animals, and…


Spectatorship and Experientialism in Disneyland: Rethinking “Story”

June 10, 2014 at 12:40 am | 54 Comments

The bread-and-butter of much discussion throughout the Disneysphere is the perceived decline of Imagineering and the attractions it creates. Many of these focus on the question of licensed works as opposed to original concepts, having observed a…

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Changes continue in New Orleans Square as summer heats up at Disneyland

June 09, 2014 at 4:08 am | 46 Comments

Construction continues on the major Club 33 expansion in Disneyland but most guests facing the project’s significant impact on the streets of New Orleans Square won’t event be able to enjoy the final product when…


Mousetalgia 294: Listener mail, Audio-Animatronics

June 09, 2014 at 12:36 am | No Comments

It’s time to dig into the Mousetalgia mailbag! Topics include Walt Disney World Fastpass+ tips, Adventures by Disney tours, binging on Mousetalgia, seeing Disneyland through a new lens and trip planning tips, an update on…


Summer Sizzles at Busch Gardens Tampa

June 08, 2014 at 12:40 am | 2 Comments

We’re back with another Busch Gardens Tampa update. We have a few new things to share with you, including an update on the delayed Falcon’s Fury drop tower ride, some changes and additions, and information…


Musee Mechanique Endures on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf

June 08, 2014 at 12:35 am | 17 Comments

The Zelinksy family’s collection of coin operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines, known as the Musee Mechanique, is one of the largest in the world. Most of the items in the collection are…


E Ticket Report Episode 6: Diagon Alley, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, World of AVATAR and more!

June 08, 2014 at 12:30 am | No Comments

It’s time for episode 6 of The E-Ticket Report where hosts Tim, Chris, and Derek take a look at all the goings on in the theme parks we all love. Subjects include: Diagon Alley at…


DoomBuggies Spook Show #10: ScareLA’s Haunted Mansion anniversary tribute

June 08, 2014 at 12:25 am | No Comments

This week, the DoomBuggies Spook Show presents an abbreviated news-only show, featuring a variety of topics, including the recent passings of horror artists; a Haunted Mansion pin-up calendar; news about Marvel’s Seekers of the Weird;…


It’s Official! Disneyland Paris’ Ratatouille Ride to Open July 10th

June 07, 2014 at 12:40 am | 24 Comments

Disneyland Paris officials have now made it official. The Ratatouille Ride at Walt Disney Studios will open this summer on July 10th. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us the official press…