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In The Parks: Counting Down to Disneyland Resort’s Monstrous Summer

May 17, 2013 at 3:00 am | 20 Comments

Disneyland Resort has been busy putting all the finishing touches on the parks in time for a monstrous summer season. The Mickey and the Magic Map show is getting ready to debut in the newly…


Star Wars Weekends and Magic Kingdom News

May 17, 2013 at 2:00 am | 13 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we take a look at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Star Wars Weekends as well as the Magic Kingdom. Almost 70 photos, so let’s get started! If you’d…


The Power of Blast!

May 16, 2013 at 7:23 pm | 11 Comments

Before Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular at the Hyperion Theatre, there was The Power of Blast!—an abbreviated version of the high-energy Broadway show Blast! Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Power of Blast!   When you…


Disney 1975: The Year That Wasn’t

May 16, 2013 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

In another look at yesterday’s tomorrows, let’s turn the clock back to 1975 and see what Walt Disney Productions (WDP) was up to with regards to their theme parks. Both Walt and Roy were gone…


Park Wise: Best Disney World Pools

May 16, 2013 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

The end of the school year is upon our household, and that can only mean one thing…SUMMER!!!  When I think of summer here in the middle of the country, I immediately start sweating.  With temperatures…


Disney News Round Up: Up Up And Away!

May 15, 2013 at 3:01 am | 1 Comment

It’s time for the MiceChat Round up of Disney and theme park news and information. This week, Eric Davis dissects the newly announced Diagon Alley expansion of Universal Orlando Resort and has it all mapped…


Walt Disney World Vintage 1980

May 15, 2013 at 1:01 am | 10 Comments

In today’s From The Mouth Of The Mouse, we talk to Scott, who worked Custodial at Walt Disney World in the 1980s. He has some unique experiences with how third shift folks worked, and how…


SeaWorld San Diego Stroll around the Park

May 15, 2013 at 12:01 am | 9 Comments

Busy season and the return of Summer Nights is rapidly approaching. In this update we’ll be taking a look at construction and refurbishments around the park, as well as some new happenings. Construction Central: Explorer’s…

Posted in Features

Communicore Weekly – Theme Park History, Disney Villains, Greg Emmer, Big Wheel

May 14, 2013 at 11:59 am | 1 Comment

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Theme Park History, Disney Villains, Greg Emmer, and a Big Wheel! Download on iTunes here! | http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/communicore-weekly/id496333443 Direct download here! | http://www.bamferproductions.com/communicore/0070-CommunicoreWeekly.mp3 DISNEY HISTORY! – We all…


Universal Orlando Resort: Diagon Alley Dissected a Wizarding World Expansion Update

May 14, 2013 at 3:00 am | 48 Comments

Detailed artwork has been released for the new Harry Potter expansion, Diagon Alley, that is currently under construction inside Universal Studios Orlando. Included in the new land will be a major new attraction, brand new…


Pirate’s Adventure Testing at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

May 14, 2013 at 2:00 am | 17 Comments

The new interactive game “A Pirate’s Adventure–Treasures of the Seven Seas” has begun testing at the Magic Kingdom. This game is closer to Kim Possible/Agent P than Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, since the latter…


Behind the Scenes at SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica

May 14, 2013 at 1:00 am | 5 Comments

Today, we take you behind the scenes at SeaWorld Orlando as we interview VP of Culinary Operations Cathy Valariano on the challenges in creating food experiences for the new Antarctica area of the park. We’ve…


Disneyland refurbishments continue as Route 66 gets repaved in Cars Land

May 13, 2013 at 5:05 am | 22 Comments

Disneyland enters its final stretch of its spring off-season before the big summer season, which will launch over the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend. The Memorial Day kick off to summer will also include the debut…


Visiting LEGOLAND Florida as an Adult with No Kids

May 13, 2013 at 2:00 am | 11 Comments

I recently had the opportunity to pay a first visit to LEGOLAND Florida. I was excited as I remember visiting the park back in the late 70’s when it was Cypress Gardens. But, this visit…


Theme Park Studios Kickstarter Update

May 13, 2013 at 12:01 am | 10 Comments

Calling all Roller Coaster Tycoon and theme park sim fans: Pantera Entertainmnet needs your help! I’ve previously written about their Theme Park Studio game project which promises to be a modern day Roller Coaster Tycoon.…

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WDW photo report

Designed to Thrill: Walt Disney World Photo Report

May 12, 2013 at 12:17 am | 20 Comments

Hey, all.  I recently took a much overdue trip to Walt Disney World, it had been far too long since my last visit. I’d like to share some of my personal experiences at the parks…


Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast 56 – The Kitchen Sink Challenge

May 12, 2013 at 12:06 am | 1 Comment

Well hello and welcome to another “slice” of Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast cake. Amongst the usual emails and Orlando and Hollywood news we delve in to the most anticipated parts of our August UUOP fan…


Soarin’ Over Shanghai Disneyland

May 11, 2013 at 3:01 am | 8 Comments

Disney fans are often dreamers, and when Disney announced a new park in Shanghai, legions of Disneyphiles started imagining what the new park would look like. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog has…


Kingdom Keepers VI Dark Passage by Ridley Pearson

May 11, 2013 at 1:00 am | 3 Comments

Kingdom Keepers VI: Dark Passage is the sixth book of a seven book cycle. It was released in April without a lot of fanfare, which surprised me. Originally, the Kingdom Keepers series was planned as a…


In The Parks: Disneyland and Honest Abe

May 10, 2013 at 4:00 am | 29 Comments

Something quite rare and very special happened at the Disneyland Resort this week. . . off-season crowds. That, along with cooler weather made this a great week for the parks, aside from a bit of…