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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...

MiceAge Update: Return of the Hatbox Ghost

We have a mini MiceAge update for you today with some really big news. The Disneyland Resort has had some very busy weeks lately, with the popular Halloween Time season playing to Anaheim’s two key demographics; local Annual Passholders and families from the western states and Canadian provinces on school holidays. The result is full hotels and daily attendance approaching...

Rail Trip to the Walt Disney Family Museum

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Walt Disney Family Museum, a group of intrepid Disney fans took to the rails to make an experience out of the event. On board, we had a great group of people, along with the staff: myself, my husband Noe, our daughter Alice and the ringleader for all of this nonsense Roger Colton of...

Disneyland Resort Holiday Switcheroo and Rosie’s Dough

Happy Monday Morning folks! Andy Castro and Dateline Disneyland are on vacation today, but In The Parks is here to deliver the week in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure news. It's a small world is getting its holiday overlay.  The park isn't even done celebrating Halloween and already preparations for Christmas are underway.  Some of the shops on Main Street have already...

Mousetalgia Podcast 313: Ryman Arts Fundraiser, a trip to Chili John’s

Mousetalgia reports on "An Affair of the Art," the Ryman Arts annual fundraiser held at the home of Disney Legend Marty Sklar, which raises funds to help offer art training to high school students. This year, the event was focused on Herb Ryman's history with the circus, and featured a panel discussing the sketches and artwork Ryman created while...

Tim Grassey: MyMagic+ and the Myth of Convenience

My wife and I recently returned from a great trip to Central Florida, and while it’s late to the game, I wanted to share my general observations about MyMagic+. We had experienced pieces of it before but this was the first trip where I utilized all the major components. I’ve talked ad nauseam about Fastpass+ and most of it has...

Top five things to do in Historic St. Augustine

Four hundred and forty nine years ago, a small expedition led by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés landed on the western shore of the Matanzas River and founded a settlement known as St. Augustine. This settlement  served as the capital of Spanish Florida for two hundred years and is the oldest continuously occupied European city in the United States. St. Augustine...

Coasting Above Lake Erie at Cedar Point

A Day by the Bay Lake Coasting above Lake Erie at Cedar Point by Marc Ricketts When I’m writing about destinations near the San Francisco Bay, they are usually places with which I’m familiar, and with our various parks, have years of visitation and even a bit of employment history. But we were recently able to spend time near another...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #112 – Diagon Alley Roundtable Part 2

Welcome back Universal fans. On this show Darren, Nina and Gregory talk to Lee and Tracey about the food and drink, entertainment and Interactive wands inside the new Universal Studios Florida attraction Diagon Alley. They begin talking about the food options that can be found inside Diagon Alley, specifically inside The Leaky Cauldron restaurant.   We then move on to the MANY...