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Disneyland is 58 years old, Starbucks loses variety in Disney California Adventure

July 19, 2013 at 4:00 am | 60 Comments

Disneyland is 58 years old this week and we were there to help the gracefully aging park celebrate with an event held in Town Square on Wednesday.  We also stop by Big Thunder Mountain Railroad…

Posted in In the Parks


Dateline Disney World: Magic Kingdom On A Rainy Day

July 19, 2013 at 2:00 am | 19 Comments

Let’s take a soggy trip through a rain soaked Magic Kingdom to find the latest news and construction in the park. Along the way, we’ll see what’s going on with FastPass+, what’s new with our…


Yester Aulani & Future Aulani

July 19, 2013 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

Today’s article takes a look at the current construction at Aulani and what it replaced. Who would have thought that there would already be a Yester Aulani? Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Yester Aulani & Future…


Animal Kingdom and Disney Hollywood Studios Exceptional, Acceptable, Regrettable

July 18, 2013 at 3:00 am | 26 Comments

Over the last couple of months, I have been making observations of things that have struck my fancy in the Disney Parks. The goal is to provoke a discussion. Thank you for playing along. Today,…

Posted in Features, Samland


Disney Extracurriculars

July 18, 2013 at 2:00 am | 17 Comments

After a few trips to visit the Mouse, you might want to throw something new into the mix to shake up your trips a bit.  From trading to scavenger hunts, there are many different ways…


Coffee with Kurtti: WD Eye

July 18, 2013 at 12:01 am | 4 Comments

In Episode 8 of Coffee with Kurtti we reflect on our in-person recording failure, how fun the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet was, the Saving Mr. Banks trailer, and a little-known Disney employee periodical Jeff worked…


Dueling Disney: Counter Service Eateries

July 17, 2013 at 4:00 am | 35 Comments

Sometimes when you get hungry in a Disney park, you don’t feel like a full-on sit-down meal. A snack, on the other hand, just won’t suffice. What’s a Disney guest to do? Ah ha! Counter…


Walt Disney: Theme Park Character

July 17, 2013 at 3:00 am | 8 Comments

WALT DISNEY: THEME PARK CHARACTER With the “new” Disney California Adventure now a year old, I thought it would be interesting to take a look back on my original thoughts on the California theme, the…


Disney News Round Up: Tony Baxter, Fastpass+ and Disneyland at 58

July 17, 2013 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

  We have a Disney news Round Up for you today which is jam packed with interesting tidbits. We bring you an interview with the amazing Tony Baxter in our new Season Pass Podcast! We…

Communicore Weekly – Cranium Command, Art of Disneyland, Jerry Rees

July 16, 2013 at 11:41 am | No Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Cranium Command, Art of Disneyland, and Jerry Rees! Download on iTunes here! | http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/communicore-weekly/id496333443 Direct download here! | http://www.bamferproductions.com/communicore/0079-CommunicoreWeekly.mp3 GLUCK TALES! –  Jeff and George forgot to…


Paying the $3 Billion Price Tag for FASTPASS+

July 16, 2013 at 4:00 am | 34 Comments

The latest test of MyMagic+ (and its FASTPASS cousin, FP+) will start next week, involving guests at Bay Lake Tower–in other words, the DVC crowd. Disney may well get different feedback from this population than…

Posted in Walt Disney World


Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights, Springfield and Diagon Alley

July 16, 2013 at 3:00 am | 12 Comments

Universal Orlando is moving forward on their 2014 plans and beyond, even as summer crowds swarm the parks.  Let’s take a stroll around Universal Orlando Resort and see what’s on tap in Springfield, Diagon Alley,…


Season Pass Podcast: The Tony Baxter Interview – Part 1

July 16, 2013 at 12:01 am | 11 Comments

Everyone knows that we wouldn’t have the moments and memories of the most amazing attractions in the world if it wasn’t for Walt Disney Imagineering.  There are only few Imagineers that will be epitomized as…


Universal Confirms EVIL DEAD Maze Coming to Halloween Horror Nights

July 15, 2013 at 9:00 pm | 9 Comments

UPDATE:  Universal has finally confirmed that a maze based on the 2013 film Evil Dead will be walk through attractions at both Universal Hollywood and Universal Studios Orlando as part of Universal Halloween Horror Nights…


Disney California Adventure wraps up Cars Land as Disneyland celebrates its 58th anniversary

July 15, 2013 at 5:05 am | 36 Comments

Disney California Adventure‘s new 12-acre Cars Land is getting a final finishing touch over a year after opening but guests inside the park won’t be seeing it. The massive Cars Land mountain range is in…


Walt Disney World Water Skiing

July 15, 2013 at 3:00 am | 5 Comments

A few articles ago, I looked at some of the exclusives that Magic Kingdom Club members could get from the MKC Family Shopper catalog. One item was a set of posters from Walt Disney World.…


Marvel World: Are You Ready for San Diego Comic-Con?

July 15, 2013 at 2:00 am | 5 Comments

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 is just around the corner, July 17 -21, and announcements about the event are coming fast and furious. Are you a Disney, Marvel, or Star Wars fan headed to Comic-Con? I’ve…

Posted in Marvel, Marvel World


Welcome to the Wakefield Report

July 15, 2013 at 12:01 am | 6 Comments

Welcome to the Wakefield Report, from Chris Wakefield, the newest member of the MicePod. We think you’ll agree that this show is a very fresh take on the Disney parks. Give the show a listen…


SeaWorld Orlando Summer Update and Antarctica Changes

July 14, 2013 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

Summer crowds have descended on the SeaWorld Orlando resort, with Aquatica closing at capacity most days during the busy 4th of July holiday week. Lines for Antarctica hovered around the 2 hour mark during day…


Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #60 – HHN, Cabana Bay and Springfield

July 14, 2013 at 12:41 am | 5 Comments

On the newest episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, we have all the recent Halloween Horror Nights news, as well as more information from behind the scenes at the new Cabana Bay Hotel and…

Posted in Features