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Allure of The Seas

Today, Bob Gurr shares images from his 2014 family reunion voyage on the massive Royal Caribbean Allure of the Sea. Set a course for adventure, this ship is amazing. Disney Cruise Lines operates four beautiful cruise ships that are Disney fan favorites. Magic and Wonder are 84,000 ton size ships carrying 1754 passengers, while Dream and Fantasy are 130,000 tons...

The Empty Grave Fills a Spot in Orange County California

The wonderful independent haunt, The Empty Grave, is back to make Halloween lovers scream with delight once more. Celebrating their 10th year, they are back with twisted new sets, diabolical scares and, of course, eager monsters waiting for your company. You wouldn't know it, but the Empty Grave came dangerously close to not happening this year. Their former location...

OH NO HE DIDN’T – Where Was Walt Disney Born

Welcome to OH NO HE DIDN’T, a collection of the Internet’s most outrageous statements of “facts” about Walt Disney,  (No, he isn’t frozen. Clarence Birdseye sleeps alone.) as well as additional information and resources that can help you clear up any really, really idiotic misunderstandings. for the first installment, let's start by killing two birds with one stone. Was Walt...

Sinister Pointe is Bloody Fun

Jeff Schiefelbein, the creative mind behind Sinister Pointe, is a sick man.  In his many maniacal mazes, haunted houses, and horror events he has concocted endless ways to make visitors cringe.  We have been shoved into claustrophobia tunnels, forced to cross creaking planks over foggy swamps, and we were even made to shove our hands down garbage disposals.  You...

SeaWorld San Antonio Halloween Spooktacular and Cursed

It's October, which means Halloween for many theme parks, including SeaWorld. At SeaWorld Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio, they hold an awesome family friendly Halloween event called SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular. SeaWorld San Antonio turns things up an extra notch with Howl-O-Scream. When the clock strikes 7pm, the Spooktacular ends and the Curse begins. Grab your Shamu Trick-or-Treat bag...

Halloween Time freezes over as the holidays move in at Disneyland

There may be another week of Halloween Time left but Disneyland is wasting no time stringing up the Christmas lights and garland. Sleeping Beauty Castle is already covered in snow while New Orleans Square is covered in garland, lights, and beads for the holidays. Meanwhile, refurbishments continue on Main Street while work on the new Guest Flow...

Honey, We’ll Miss You – Remembering Marcia Strassman

Marcia Strassman passed away on October 25, 2014, following a seven-year battle with cancer. She was 66 years old. Strassman carried an important part of the Disney legacy during the 90s and 2000s, starring as the loving but often exasperated Diane Szalinski, wife of inventor Wayne Szalinski, who invents a shrink ray and ends up shrinking the kids, the audience,...

Mousetalgia Podcast 314: Disney artist Bridget McCarty, Tower of Terror

It's a horror-ific Halloween special edition of Mousetalgia, as we talk pumpkins, haunted hotels and hat boxes! First, Mousetalgia talks to Disney artist and pumpkin carver extraordinaire Bridget McCarty about her art background, her work for Disney, and her incredible pumpkins, which she carves in person in Big Thunder Ranch at Disneyland. Bridget even shares some professional pumpkin decorating...

Around the World(s) in 24 Hours: Disney Parks Coast to Coast

Recently, I attempt to tackle all 6 of Disney's US Theme Parks in a 24 hour period. That's right, Orlando to Anaheim. This had been done in the past by others, so I decided to add a few extra stops to the mix. A Water Park, Mini Golf, Downtown Disney, and a few Disney Resorts. How many could I...

The Sweep Spot Ep. 140 – Tony Baxter Interview

In this episode we are very happy and luck to have such an amazing guest. He is former Vice President of Creative Development at Walt Disney Imagineering, he is Tony Baxter. Tony is responsible for such attractions as Star Tours, Splash Mountain, Indiana Jones Adventure, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and much more. In this interview we try to ask...

Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Kennywood Park

A Day By Near The Bay Lake Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Kennywood Park by Marc Ricketts Recently I took the family to a part of the country that is new to us, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Last time we took a look through the eyes of this outsider to see our primary destinations, Cedar Point and the Rock and Roll Hall...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #113 – News, Rumors and Irish Q&A

The Unofficial Universal Orlando team are back and we begin as we always do with our news shows, with listener Butterbeer preference, this time from listener Cesar Juarez from California. Don't forget you can record us a little message telling us who you are, where you're from and whether you prefer Frozen or Regular Butterbeer for our Butterbeer taste test,...

Disneyland Gears up for Holidays as Halloween Wanes

It's Friday  and time for a brand new update from the Disneyland Resort from In The Parks.  Between the last time that we covered the park on Monday and now there has been plenty to update you on.  Of course we share the latest pumpkin carvings from the Big Thunder Ranch Halloween Time Carnival.  But we also journey forth...

Alice in Wonderland and its “leafy vine” track

Yesterland presents vintage photos of Alice in Wonderland in its early years. See the narrow “vine” track as it evolved over the years.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Alice in Wonderland   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Restoring the Magic of the Walt Disney Birthplace: Let’s Start Some Good

We have a very exciting update regarding The Walt Disney Birthplace project . . . Phase One of the actual restoration has begun! We first reported about this project late last year. Since then, the momentum has finally begun to roll and a substantial amount of work is being done to this historic home. The Victorian-style windows that will replace...

Four Seasons Walt Disney World with Food Allergies

We decided to check out the new Four Seasons resort at Walt Disney World recently to see how they handled food allergies.  The resort itself is beautiful with palm trees, plush furnishings, scenic views and the relaxing lazy river.  There are several restaurants to choose from but since we weren’t dressed for a fancy meal, we chose the casual...

Disney Avenue Podcast – The Halloween Edition

On this special Halloween edition of the Disney Avenue Podcast, host Keith Michael Mahne interviews famous psychic medium to the stars Michael J. Kouri. Michael has some VERY interesting stories to share with us and you'll particularly enjoy the ones about his claimed interactions with Walt Disney. It's the perfect Halloween episode and it's going to be like nothing you've ever...

Dateline Disney World – Magic Kingdom News and Photos

This week, we return to the Magic Kingdom to take a look at what's happening at the park. That's it for this week! If you appreciate what we do here and would like to support Dateline Disney World, you can shop at Amazon.com, using my link (please CLICK HEREbefore you do). It won't cost you any extra, and it'll help out...

Fun Tips for Halloween From an Imagineer

Have you ever wanted to learn something from a person you admired and were met with a curt comment? Me too. I get so frustrated, as I love to learn. However, I find that when I ask someone to teach me, I can often run into a wall. Not all the time, but more than I'd like. When I was an...

Disney News Round Up: Hatbox Ghost Returns!

Disneyland 60th plans, Magic Bands, and all the O-Zell soda you can drink!  That is just some of the wonderful fun in today's MiceChat Round Up of Disney and theme park news and information this week. That's not all.  Did you know that you can't ride Toy Story Mania at the Disney Hollywood Studios without a fast pass?  It's...