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Knotts Merry Farm and MiceChat New Year’s Eve Special Event

December 17, 2013 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

Knott’s Merry Farm has returned this year along with the wonderful Christmas Crafts Village and Santa’s Cabin.  While we covered those offerings in a previous update, today we focus on the impressive line-up of top…


Universal Orlando – CityWalk update and Diagon Alley details

December 17, 2013 at 12:28 am | 8 Comments

With all the Christmas activities and recent CityWalk announcement, we’ve been busy covering Universal Orlando Resort. Today, we are finally able to get back to a regular update with lot’s of great construction shots from…


The Park In The Dark: Disneyland Resort Christmas Lights

December 16, 2013 at 4:06 am | 14 Comments

We’ve covered the parades, shows and changes in the parks this holiday season. Today we bring you a special photo report of Disneyland’s beautiful Christmas lights from Fishbulb. Dateline Disneyland’s Andy Castro takes a much-deserved…

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DoomBuggies Spook Show #3: Haunted Mansion Holiday

December 16, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

In this episode, the DoomBuggies Spook Show celebrates Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Holiday seasonal overlay with an extensive behind-the-scenes look at the development and creation of this extremely popular attraction. After taking a trip back to…


SeaWorld Orlando Christmas – A Shamu Christmas Miracle

December 15, 2013 at 1:39 am | 36 Comments

SeaWorld Orlando is awash in Christmas, with 7 unique Christmas shows and decorations around the park, it’s easy to get completely swept away by the Christmas spirit. We also have an interview with SeaWorld Orlando…


Welcome to the Jungle

December 15, 2013 at 1:00 am | 3 Comments

Welcome to the Jungle! A trek into the wild side of the Disney Cast Blast. We have a couple of new cast member stories for you this week. Be sure to check back next week as…


Raving Rabbids Invade French Theme Park

December 15, 2013 at 12:56 am | 2 Comments

French theme park Futuroscope has debuted what is possibly the first theme park ride that whisks you through time on a toilet seat. Yep, you read that right. Here are the details… ~Rick Raving Rabbids…


The Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, Episode 71 – CityWalk the Walk

December 14, 2013 at 12:54 am | 1 Comment

Hello and welcome to episode 71 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. For your listening pleasure, we have the latest news which includes the annual pass benefits at Universal Orlando during the holiday season; Harry…


Disneyland Resort Holiday Frolic and Flowers

December 13, 2013 at 3:00 am | 17 Comments

Happy Friday folks!  Today’s update is choc full of fun news and information from the Disneyland Resort.  To begin with, the Flower Market has returned to Main Street U.S.A. in what we are hoping is…


Discovery Science Center: Science of Gingerbread

December 13, 2013 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

The holidays are usually associated with visions of sugar plums, candy and old St. Nick. But for the 8th year in a row, Discovery Science Center is presenting an inquisitive take on Christmas with, The…

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DCA Then & Now, Part 4: More Paradise Pier

December 12, 2013 at 9:01 pm | 4 Comments

Welcome to part 4 of Yesterland’s “then and now” series about Disney California Adventure. Part 3, featuring Paradise Pier, promised a follow-up article with more Paradise Pier comparisons. Here it is! Today, Yesterland looks at…


Universal Orlando CityWalk Expansion to Add 8 New Venues in 2014

December 12, 2013 at 7:30 am | 32 Comments

For fans of the Universal Orlando Resort, it has been a crazy few years.  The world changed in June 2010, when the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened at Islands of Adventure.  In the following…


How to Celebrate Your Birthday at Disney

December 12, 2013 at 3:00 am | 20 Comments

Yours truly is having a birthday next Thursday (and, I really can’t fathom how I didn’t plan to be at a Disney Park on my 30th!!), so I thought I’d share some of the fun…



December 12, 2013 at 2:00 am | 19 Comments

Like many entertainment enterprises, sometimes the events taking place backstage are more interesting than what the audience was meant to see. That was certainly the case at Walt Disney Productions. By 1984, long time cracks…

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The Ghosts of Disney Holidays Past

December 12, 2013 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments

This week, Jeremiah shares with you several forgotten or little known audio files from Disney Parks Holiday celebrations.  The Ghosts of Disney Holidays Past are: The Main Street Electrical Parade – Christmas Version Luminaria Holiday…


DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.24 1943 Movie Stars and Paper Routes

December 11, 2013 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

Today’s Wheel of Years has stopped at 1943, so here we go. In the movie, Saving Mr. Banks, Walt Disney, played by Tom Hanks, tries to convince author P.L.Travers to allow Disney to make her…


Disney News Round Up: Walt’s Birthplace, Holiday Processions and more!

December 11, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Does the Disneyland resort Jingle Cruise sink or swim?  Is the Five and Dime wardrobe change at Disney California Adventure a step in the right direction or just loose change? Walt Disney World and the…


Season Pass Podcast: Walt Disney Birthplace – Restore and Preserve

December 11, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

TSPP reveals the historic restoration project that is driven by Brent Young and Dina Benadon of Super 78 and Season Pass Podcast: The Walt Disney Birthplace Historical Preservation Project! The team discusses the motivation and acquisition…


Kevin Yee – A Christmas Town Lesson for Disney

December 10, 2013 at 3:00 am | 8 Comments

I’ve not previously been to Busch Gardens Tampa for their Christmas decorations. It’s a private party with an upcharge ticket you have to buy, mimicking the Magic Kingdom’s model, and it seems on almost every…


Universal Orlando Grinchmas and Macy’s Parade

December 10, 2013 at 2:00 am | 11 Comments

We kick off a busy week at the Universal Orlando Resort with Christmas celebrations at both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.  This update will put a spotlight on the current Christmas offerings, and this…