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Halloween Time scares up special eats and treats at Disneyland as changes come to Sleeping Beauty Castle

Halloween Time is in full swing at Disneyland, with restaurants throughout the park serving up terrifyingly tasty seasonal specials. Meanwhile, the park continues to take advantage of what was traditionally its off-season with various refurbishments including repainting the iconic "it's a small world" facade and preparing the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage for its reopening later this week. ...

Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Review

Universal Studios Hollywood has kicked off Halloween Horror Nights, beginning a reign of terror that will span a record 22 nights from now until November 2nd. Unique to Hollywood's incarnation of Horror Nights is the awards event known at The Eyegore Awards.  The Eyegore's honor special achievements in horror in an awards ceremony.  For the first time ever guests...

Knotts Berry Farm Scare School and Halloween Fun

It was a scorcher this week at Knott's Berry Farm.  Temperatures hovered in the triple digits on the day we visited and only the most persevering thrill seekers dared brave the relentless heat. Despite the insane mercury levels, we bring you an update from the Farm.  This week we cover news odds and ends as well as Halloween Haunt...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #108 – Diagon Alley with Eric Scull

welcome to another episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast , on this show Lee, Tracey, Darren and Hunter take a well earned break and let Gregory talk more about Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida . For this episode Gregory is joined by Harry Potter fanatic Eric Scull, if you listen to other Harry Potter podcasts, you may know...

Disneyland Paris Resort Spruces Up Hotels

The hotels at the Disneyland Paris Resort are receiving some much needed tender loving care during the off-season. Alain Littaye's pictorial report begins at the Newport Bay Club. ~~Rick Disneyland Paris Resort Spruces Up Hotels by Alain Littaye Disney and more blog Managers at the Disneyland Paris Resort have turned their attention to the resort hotels, and it's about time. Some...

Disneyland Sweltering Autumn Fun

There was quite a bit happening at the Disneyland Resort this week.  Halloween Time is back in business at Disneyland and festivities abound.  This week, we take in more of the wonderful Halloween Time decor and look at the updated refurbishment schedule.  The downtime for it's a small world has been announced which will allow for the installation of...

The Haunted Mansion Show: Spooky Season Finale

Foolish mortals of all ages, the time has come for us to present our very first season finale! The Hatbox Ghost shares a mystical trick, Madame Leota tells another terrifying tale, and the Ghost Host will act as the ringleader of this spooky spectacle. There will be many more episodes to come, of course, but for now the 999...

Well-Aged Festival at Yesterland

Yesterland takes you back in time to the early years of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival—when guests drank wine in tents and the Wonders of Life pavilion was still filled with attractions.  Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Well-Aged Festival   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Busch Gardens Tampa Gets Wild With Jungle Jack Hanna & Falcon’s Fury Opens

Welcome to an all new Busch Gardens Tampa update. Today we'll take a look at Jack Hanna's recent visit to the park, check out the new Opening Night Critters show and more. "Wild Days" with Jack Hanna "Jungle" Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, made his annual visit to Busch Gardens Tampa September 13 and 14. Mr. Hanna...

Samland: Free Parking After 6, How Universal Orlando CityWalk was Saved

Recently, I took a trip back in time to the genesis of CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood. This week I will turn my attention to its big brother in Florida. In 1991, just after the opening of Universal Studios Florida, Universal began to develop a master plan for the Orlando property. The plan called for movie theaters, hotels, and...

WTTM Podcast: Adventure in the Lobby and Paint the Night

This week, Paul fulfills the request of number one WTTM fan Matt Cox by recording the background music of the Disneyland Hotel's Adventure Tower.  We then take a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland to experience the newest nighttime spectacular from Steven Davison... Paint the Night! Enjoy! ********************************* Direct Link | iTunes Link ********************************* THE WTTM PODCAST APPLICATIONS for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch & now...

Animal Kingdom Construction Mania

This week, we’re taking a look at the many construction walls throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom. From the Tree of Life to the far end of Expedition Everest, we see that this is a park in transformation.  It's a good thing too as many consider this a half day park and these changes should change that impression. Cranes hover near...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.12 Safari – Xigera

Today's Wheel of Adventures has stopped at 2014, so here we go. . . This is part three of a four part series about an African safari. Part one introduced Camp Banoka and described what a typical game drive day was like, and showed a variety of some of the larger wildlife. Part two showed more of what camp life was...

Disney News Round Up: Frozen gets a Ride at Epcot and more

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit returns to Disney California Adventure and the crowds are dapper at the Disneyland Resort. This week there is looming speculation that Captain EO may not return as Big Hero 6 moves into the Magic Eye Theater. We also take a look at video of the new Paint the Night parade from Hong Kong Disneyland. We hope...

Disney World Construction, Refurbishment and Events Update

September is half over, but it has already proven to be a month filled with change at Walt Disney World. The news bits below are a recap of recent news and events that have taken place from September 1-15, 2014. Purchasing Magic Bands without tickets: On September 4th, Disney announced Guests now may purchase solid-colored magic bands without having to link...

The Top Five Orlando water resorts

After a long day at your favorite theme park, a good way to cool off is a dip in the water – but why settle for a simple swim in the pool when you can wind your way down a world-class water slide located just steps from your room? Since the invention of the waterslide in 1971 and the first...

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit arrives as Halloween Time returns to Disneyland

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit made his first official in-park appearance on Disney California Adventure's Buena Vista Street on Sunday, marking the character's big debut in American Disney theme parks. Despite the Southern California heat wave that bumped Disneyland temperatures over 100 degrees, fans turned out for Oswald's first day, giving him an extra-warm welcome to Anaheim. Meanwhile,...

Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Preview with Wilmer Valderama

Tucked behind a massive backdrop on the Universal Studios Hollywood Backlot lies the new Halloween maze, From Dusk Till Dawn. Based mainly on the new television show running on the El Rey network, From Dusk Till Dawn is being constructed into a living, breathing, terrifying reality in time for Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights. MiceChat was invited to...

Mousetalgia Podcast 308: Animator James Lopez, Walt’s Woking Way home

Animator James Lopez talks about his new 2D animated venture "Hullabaloo" and television producer Todd Szuch takes us with him on a walking tour of Walt Disney's Woking Way residence on this week's episode of Mousetalgia. First, James Lopez, who has been an animator for over 25 years and started with Disney on The Lion King, talks about the...

It’s The End Of The World [Showcase] As We Know It

We all knew this was coming. The rumors trace back to last December. Epcot's Maelstrom attraction is being replaced by a Frozen attraction. While the rumor has existed for months, it  became real on Friday. Two Twitter hashtags have emerged to #SaveMaelstrom and #SaveWorldShowcase. Fans are upset, but we are often upset. This time it’s different, this time it’s...