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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...

The Sweep Spot 142 – Disneyland Main Street Projects That Never Happened With Jim Korkis

IN this episode we welcome author, Disney historian Jim Korkis. We take a look at the Disneyland Main Street that never was. We look at Liberty Street, International Street, and Edison Square, plus more. www.thesweepspot.com

Living the Low Life in Death Valley

Today Marc Ricketts presents a stunning photographic essay on California's Death Valley, the lowest, hottest and driest area in North America. Marc posits that Death Valley likely inspired Disney Imagineers on many of their projects throughout the years. Death Valley does play an important part in Mickey Mouse comic strips from the early 1930's as you will see at...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #116 – News from Around the Universal Globe

Hello everyone, we have a news heavy show this week. You can be on the show, all you have to do is 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. Email them to us at podcast@uuopodcast.com or go to www.speakpipe.com/uuopodcast and record us one there. We begin...

Universal Studios Hollywood Who-ing Christmas and Construction Antics

It's time to dive into movie magic today as we explore Universal Studios Hollywood.  There is an insane amount of information to cover this week, not the least of which is the construction of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  Christmas is on its way as Grinchmas decorations are popping up throughout the park, leading to a December 6th...

The Haunted Mansion Show: “Scary Tales”

Even though the scariest time of the year is over, we still have time for a story or two. Tonight, the Ghost Host and Madame Leota will supply you with more stories to make your bones shiver. Who knows what will materialize from the spoken words of Madame Leota and the Ghost Host? When a scary story is told...

Yesterland: Carnation Plaza Gardens

Nestled between a medieval castle and a frontier stockade, Yesterland has an old-fashioned, open-air dance pavilion with a red-and-white canopy roof.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Carnation Plaza Gardens   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Samland 2.0 – A BIG Day for the Walt Disney Company

While trolling through the archives, I came upon a treasure trove of press releases from April 1969. It was an important time. The passing of Walt Disney in late 1966 was still in the minds of his minions. But the momentum was there and many of the ideas first hatched during Walt’s lifetime were starting to happen by 1969....

Holidays in Full Swing at Walt Disney World

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! 'Tis the season, and Walt Disney World is all decked out for the holidays, and over the next few weeks, we'll take a look at all of it, starting with the Magic Kingdom. Let's go!   That's it for this week! Next week, we'll be checking out the Osborne Family...

Disney News Round Up: More Jingle in the Jungle

We have all sorts of interesting news for you today. The Mad T Party is finally dancing away from DCA at the end of this month.  The final night to catch the party is on November 30th! Disneyland's Christmas Parade features Frozen this year, but Mrs. Claus got the boot to make room for Anna and Elsa. Disneyland Paris...

Holiday Gift Ideas

As I mentioned last time, the Holidays always seem to be the time that folks give just a bit more to people who need it. Sure, it’s better to give year round, but I love the feeling this season brings. Some give a grin to someone who seems overwhelmed by the Holiday traffic both in the shopping center and out....

Celebrate Marion Knott Montapert

Marion Knott Montapert April 22, 1922 – November 13, 2014 Marion Genevieve Knott was literally born into the amusement park business. As youngest daughter of Walter and Cordelia Knott, founders of Knott's Berry Farm, Marion was the only one of the four Knott children to be born on the renowned berry farm which grew up to become the nation's oldest theme...