Editor’s Note:
  • October 6, 2015: Up, Up and Away . . . Disney Parks Annual Pass Increases – After a crazy summer that saw attendance increase by 15% from a year ago, Disneyland raised AP prices substantially on Sunday. On Saturday the Resort set a new one-day attendance record for October, with over 96,000 people combined packing both parks. At 9pm on Saturday night Disneyland alone had over 54,000 people inside the park, a huge in-park number that 10 years ago would have been unheard of even on New Year's Eve. - We examine the price increases at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World in an article from Hastin Zylstra HERE and Andy Castro takes a look at Disneyland price increases as the entire Rivers of America complex and Railroad prepare to shut down HERE.   ×0
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Disney Animal Kingdom Wilderness Explorers

June 25, 2013 at 2:00 am | 9 Comments

The wilderness must be explored! — Russell, PIXAR’s Up Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a new game, open since early June, thus joining Magic Kingdom’s two games and Epcot’s cell phone based game (hmm, will DHS…


Universal Orlando Goes Old School with Cabana Bay Beach Resort

June 25, 2013 at 12:01 am | 15 Comments

With Transformers now open and thrilling N.E.S.T. recruits, Universal is moving furiously to complete its Springfield expansion. And, we take our first look at what the family suites at Cabana Bay Beach Resort will look…


Disney California Adventure rolls out the red carpet for “The Lone Ranger” world premiere as the Enchanted Tiki Room turns 50

June 24, 2013 at 5:05 am | 31 Comments

Disney California Adventure rolled out the red carpet over the weekend for the World Premiere of Disney’s new action-adventure film, The Lone Ranger. Saturday’s star-studded event included the likes of film stars Johnny Depp and…


Podcast – Transformers The Ride Grand Opening Special

June 24, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

As we’re sure you know, Universal Orlando officially opened their new Transformers The Ride 3D attraction to the public on Thursday the 20th of June. As part of the event, they had a gala event…


SeaWorld San Diego Aquatica Makes A Splash

June 23, 2013 at 8:55 am | 4 Comments

Welcome to the second part of our Aquatica San Diego update, the first being coverage of the opening ceremony. In this update, we’ll be taking an in-depth look around the park, including all of the…


Local Authorities Cause Headaches for Disneyland Paris

June 23, 2013 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

The local authorities near Disneyland Paris have been causing some issues for the park recently. Apparently they have set up a radar speed trap on the main road leading into the park. Other officials have…


Busch Gardens Tampa Summer Nights

June 23, 2013 at 12:15 am | 3 Comments

Summer is here and Busch Gardens’ annual Summer Nights promotion is in full swing. Now through August 18, the park is open until 9:00pm Sunday though Thursday, and until 10:00pm Friday and Saturday. The park…


Updated: Full Throttle Grand Opening Celebration at Six Flags Magic Mountain

June 22, 2013 at 2:00 am | 19 Comments

On June 21st, Six Flags Magic Mountain held its Media Day for Full Throttle. After a few hiccups in the morning, (as media days can often have) the ride launched with a great opening ceremony…


Disneyland Resort Prepares To Roll Out Red Carpet For The Lone Ranger

June 21, 2013 at 3:30 am | 39 Comments

Disney California Adventure is getting ready to host the world premiere of Disney’s The Lone Ranger. We’ve got the scoop and photos for you. In the meantime, the resort has found an acceptable solution to the…


Dateline Disney World: Magic Kingdom Perks Up

June 21, 2013 at 3:00 am | 23 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! I have to apologize for heading to Magic Kingdom again this week, but Starbucks on Main Street USA has opened, and was most definitely the biggest news story…


Is Disney Building a New Theme Park in Texas?

June 20, 2013 at 11:01 pm | 10 Comments

Disney theme park rumors have been smoldering in the Lone Star State for a long time. Texans hear from their friends or business associates that Disney is building a theme park in Texas. What’s the…


Universal Orlando Transformers The Ride 3D Grand Opens with Star-Filled Event

June 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm | 11 Comments

Universal Orlando Resort officially opened Transformers : The Ride 3-D today, June 20, 2013. We’ve been reporting on Transformers on Micechat since walls went up around the formers Sound Stage 44 last year (Rumors Abound…


Mom, Can My Friend Go To Disney With Us?

June 20, 2013 at 3:30 am | 18 Comments

If you’ve been following Park Wise this year, you’ve no doubt seen photos of my little mouseketeers. The adorable and sassy princess-turned-pirate is my niece. She travels with us at least once a year, and…


Epcot: Exceptional, Acceptable, and Regrettable

June 20, 2013 at 3:00 am | 36 Comments

Epcot has long been a favorite of mine. As you can imagine, I have been somewhat obsessed with Walt’s original vision, if you know what I mean (I did write the book Walt and the Promise…

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Disney Cruise Line, Cruising For The First Time

June 20, 2013 at 2:30 am | 10 Comments

Are you an avid cruiser? If you are anything like I was, odds are you’ve never really considered Disney Cruise Line as an option to take before. In fact, I never thought about cruising with…


DESIGN: Those Were The Times No. 12 – 1991 Fast Wireframe Design

June 19, 2013 at 3:00 am | 20 Comments

Want to know how Disney Imagineering works? Disney legend, Bob Gurr, takes us back to his days working at Disneyland. He has spun the Wheel of Years and landed on 1991 to talk about his…


Disney News Round up: Starbucks, D23 is Free and more!

June 19, 2013 at 1:00 am | 1 Comment

Welcome to the re-designed Disney News Round Up, we hope you enjoy what we have been putting together for the past eight years! This week has been busy with Disney news. Starbucks has opened to…


Universal Orlando Resort Update: The Mad Dash to the Transformers Grand Opening

June 18, 2013 at 3:00 am | 10 Comments

Transformers the Ride: 3-D officially opens this Thursday, June 20th.  While all the focus will be on the newest addition to the Universal Orlando Resort, last minute projects are being completed elsewhere in the resort…


Magic Kingdom Starbucks Main Street Bakery Opens Today

June 18, 2013 at 1:00 am | 33 Comments

Tuesday, June 18th marks the official re-opening of the iconic Main Street Bakery at the Magic Kingdom.  This classic Magic Kingdom location for sweet treats and drinks has been closed for the last few months…


Disney D23 Launches All New Website and Free Memberships

June 17, 2013 at 10:00 am | 20 Comments

There are hundreds of fan sites dedicated to covering Disney and the Disney Universe that are run and operated by Disney fans. In 2009, Disney themselves jumped into the online fan space with D23, the…

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