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Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks’ Greatest Rivalry

Sam is back, and this time it's really personal. Today, we run the prologue of his new book which releases on Tuesday of this week! Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks' Greatest Rivalry Prologue Universal Studios did not set out to challenge The Walt Disney Company in the theme park business. The men who ran the Music Corporation...

Christmas Season Lights Up Disneyland Paris

Christmas has arrived at the Disneyland Paris Resort. Thanks to Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog, we have front row seats to the Christmas parade and castle show! ~~Rick Christmas Season Lights Up Disneyland Paris by Alain Littaye The Christmas season has arrived at Disneyland Paris, and we have some wonderful photos thanks to Max, D&M contributor and DLPWelcome...

Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk Kicks off the Holiday

The holidays are bright, loud, and full of music and fun at Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk.  Monday night marked the beginning of a season-long concert series.  The event was hosted by Carson Daly, fresh off the set from NBC's The Voice. Carson took the stage at about 7:30 and greeted the huge crowd that had gathered for the tree lighting...

Six Flags Magic Mountain Presents Holiday in the Park

Six Flags Magic Mountain has seen its share of ups and downs, and we're not just talking about the record setting coasters.  Over the years the park has struggled to maintain a family friendly atmosphere while still promoting ever more extreme attractions. This winter, the park will hold its first ever "Holiday in the Park," Christmas event.  I'm happy...

Disafterdark Series 3, Episode 2 – The listener phone in show (Finally)

Welcome back to DisAfterDark, we thank you for the download. After some delay, we are finally getting back on our podcasting feet. This is the phone in (well, Skype, but it still counts) show. Paul, Paul, Nick and Craig are joined by a few others, some you might even recognize. and it wasn’t until I listened back to it, I realize my own...

Knotts Merry Farm Delivers Down Home Christmas Cheer

No other park offers a Christmas celebration quite like Knott's Berry Merry Farm. Their particular mix of down-home charm, mouthwatering munchies, and live entertainment remains a unique Southern California gem that must be experienced.  Today we share what's happening down on the farm, including the Christmas Crafts Village, The Birdcage Theatre presentations of The Gift of the Magi and...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #117 – News, Cowfish and Trip Report

Welcome to another Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. We begin this show with a news update which includes the announcement of some of the "celebrities that will be attending next years A Celebration of Harry Potter event at Universal Orlando Resort. For more information head over to UniversalOrlando.com# Universal Orlando have also announced that they will be holding an "Every Witch Way"...

Yesterland: Happiest Turkeys on Earth

It’s 2005 at Yesterland. You can visit two turkeys here—37-pound Marshmallow and 35-pound Yam. They look like regular farm-raised turkeys, albeit very large ones. But these gobblers have bragging rights—especially one of them.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Happiest Turkeys on Earth   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party

If one was to look for a story that sums up this time of year for many people, they would not have to go much farther than the novella of Mister Charles Dickens, entitled "A Christmas Carol". Since the initial publication in December of 1843, this tale of redemption at Christmas in Victorian England has been a favorite of...

Dining with Food Allergies – House of Blues

House of Blues is one of those often overlooked dining treasures at Downtown Disney.  The food is fantastic and the prices aren’t any higher than a typical Disney location.  While the Sunday gospel brunch draws a huge crowd, the main dining room usually has walk-up availability even on the busiest of days.  We headed over to House of Blues...

Window to the Magic Podcast – Take a Discovery Stroll in DCA with Bryn

Take a stroll around DCA with Bryn as she goes outside of her comfort zone to experience some things she normally doesn't do... BE SURE TO SEND IN YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS SHOW! Enjoy! ********************************* Direct Link | iTunes Link ********************************* THE WTTM PODCAST APPLICATIONS for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch & now for Android & Kindle Fire Mobile access to the shows, and MUCH more! The WindowtotheMagic...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures No.17 – Tivoli Gardens and the Genesis of Disneyland

Today's Wheel of Adventures has stopped at 2007, and off we go. . . In the years leading up to Walt Disney's construction of Disneyland, Walt did a lot of research on various amusement parks. Tivoli was one of the most important parks to study, According to radio and TV personality Art Linkletter, who recalled his 1951 trip to Tivoli...

Gingerbread Holidays at the Walt Disney World Resorts

This week, we're taking a look at 4 of the WDW resorts and how they get all spruced up for the holidays. Well, that's gonna wrap things up for this week. We got rained out of our Osborne Lights night last week, so I hope to bring that to you in the next column. Let us know your thoughts...

Disney News Round Up: More Christmas Than You Can Shake A Peppermint Stick At

We need a little Christmas, right this very minute!  Actually, the MiceChat Round Up of Disney and theme park news and information is bringing you more Christmas than you can shake a peppermint stick at. Two major updates this week highlight all of the holiday offerings at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.  We then debate what the best dessert...

Busch Gardens Tampa Christmas Town Sneak Peek

Busch Gardens Tampa is putting the finishing touches on this year's Christmas Town event. Let's take a look at the holiday trimmings and check in on the critters who call this delightful little park home. Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa will be returning for a third year, with the event running select dates November 28 through December 31, 2014....

OH NO HE DIDN’T – Was Walt Disney on Acid?

Before I get to today's No He Didn't, I've got a quick update on my last article about Walt Disney Serving time in jail. If you take a look at the last post, which involved the quote directly below, you'll find that I went in and made a couple of changes. This was due to errors in the original...

It’s A Disneyland Christmas As The Resort Gets Frozen Over

Howdy Disney Lovers!  In The Parks is filling in today for Dateline Disneyland today as Andy Castro enjoys D23's Destination D in Orlando.  There is plenty to take in this week as we traverse the Disneyland Resort in search of holiday cheer.  As the resort barrels through another magical year, we also see a slate of refurbishments looming on...

Mousetalgia Podcast 318: Avengers Half Marathon, Star Wars

Dave and Becky report on the Avengers Half Marathon weekend at Disneyland, and describe the inaugural Marvel runs and the courses, costumes and characters they came across during the races, as well as the Expo associated with the event. Team Mousetalgia also discusses the official opening of the holidays at the Disneyland Resort, and we talk about the decor,...

Queen Mary Improves Chill for Extra Holiday Cheer

Christmas has come ashore in Long Beach as the California-style holiday event, CHILL, returns for a third year at The Queen Mary.  Gilded with twinkling lights, the iconic smoke stacks of the luxury ocean liner sparkle like diamonds. A bright and cheery atmosphere prevails on the shore nearby where a Christmas Village, a Glacier Slide, and a full scale...

Orlando has its Eye on you

On Halloween, the Orlando Eye celebrated a major construction milestone with the completion of the spoke installation of the inner wheel. This accomplishment cleared the way for work to begin on the outer wheel, eventually bringing the massive structure to a height and width of 400 feet. When completed, it will be the tallest observation wheel on the East...