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Season Pass Podcast: Thea Awards Pt. 4 – Transformers The Ride and More!

December 07, 2013 at 1:43 am | 1 Comment

This week is the forth and final part covering the 2013 Thea Awards and TEA Summit. Here’s a look back on the event and conversations with Chick Russell (Universal Creative) on Transformers: The Ride, Canada’s…


Magic Kingdom and Epcot News

December 06, 2013 at 7:12 am | 10 Comments

This week’s Dateline Disney World takes us to both Epcot and the Magic Kingdom! Let’s take a look and see what’s new and how the Christmas season is chiming in. If you’d like to support…


In The Parks Disneyland Resort Update: Candlelight Nights and Skyway Memories

December 06, 2013 at 3:00 am | 31 Comments

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort.  This is the time of  pageantry, spectacle and this weekend it will also be a time of reverence.  The Candlelight Processional returns for 2013,…


MiceChat Podcast: Saving Walt, Christmas in the Park, Rumors and More

December 06, 2013 at 1:00 am | 6 Comments

Dusty and Doug are back behind the microphone with their pals from Super 78 and they’ve got some amazing news that involves you. We’re going to save Walt Disney’s house, the one he was born…


Restoring Walt Disney’s Birthplace

December 06, 2013 at 12:24 am | 7 Comments

This brings us to the festivities of December 5, 2013. The well-organized hour began with remarks by local officials, restoration specialists, and by owners Brent Young and Dina Benadon. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Restoring Walt…


Help Us Save Walt Disney’s Birthplace

December 05, 2013 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

Our good friends Dina Benadon and Brent Young of design company Super 78 have embarked on a remarkable journey to save the home that Walt Disney was born in. So many of the important structures…


To Surprise or Not to Surprise the Kids with a Trip to Disney

December 05, 2013 at 1:00 am | 21 Comments

For many families the big Christmas gift to their families will be a trip to Disney. We’re giving a Disney Cruise for Christmas this year. Shhh! Don’t tell! Some parents, though, have visions of a…


Selections from the Library of Samland

December 05, 2013 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Today Sam Gennawey delivers a collection of reviews, just in time for the holidays. There’s something for every taste here including the special treat of streaming Mickey Mouse cartoons! FROM DREAMER TO DREAMFINDER Ron Schneider…

Posted in Disney, Features, Samland


Christmas at Disneyland #1 – The Jingle Cruise

December 05, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

This week, Paul takes you to Disneyland to experience the resort’s newest holiday overlay, The Jingle Cruise. It’s interesting, to be sure.  But first, we stop by the PA system in the queue to listen…


Knotts Berry Farm Loses Windseeker, Gains Santa and the Billies

December 04, 2013 at 3:00 am | 39 Comments

Welcome to Knotts Berry Farm! Which at this time of year is a MERRY Farm loaded with yule-tide cheer.  We’ve got all the details on the Christmas time festivities and what will be coming for…


Disney News Round Up: Candlelight, Christmas Delight and Tracking Fright

December 04, 2013 at 1:00 am | No Comments

The Disney and theme park news Round Up is back for your reading pleasure. This week Kevin Yee pontificates further on Walt Disney World and its Magic Band struggles while Disneyland prepares for the Candlelight…


Privacy at Disney World Waning? RFID and Tracking Updates

December 03, 2013 at 3:00 am | 73 Comments

All of a sudden last week, based on some first-hand reports, there was reason to suspect that the Disney MagicBands do, after all, contain the capability to be read at a distance. The assumption until…

Posted in Walt Disney World


SeaWorld San Antonio Becoming Multiday Destination with Aquatica Expansion

December 03, 2013 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

When SeaWorld San Antonio opened in 1988 it was the largest SeaWorld park built at over 250 acres. Located on the outskirts of San Antonio, it was originally envisioned to become a multi-day destination In…


Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast: Episode 70 – Armchair Themepark Creating & A Short Story

December 03, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Welcome to episode 70 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast with Lee, Tracey, Darren and Hunter! For your listening pleasure, we’ll bring you a live report from Jessie in her own inimitable way; a news…


Disneyland gets ready for Candlelight as the busy holiday season continues

December 02, 2013 at 5:40 am | 47 Comments

The holidays are in full swing at Disneyland as the park gets ready to host its annual Candlelight Processional in Town Square this upcoming weekend. The decades-long holiday tradition was hosted for an unprecedented 20…


Mousetalgia 267: Diane Disney Miller; Wine and Dine Half Marathon

December 02, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

This week, we welcome Joseph Titizian, writer for the Walt Disney Family Museum blog, to join us in a celebration of the life of Diane Disney Miller, with whom Joseph was a good friend. We…


Designed to Thrill: IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013

December 01, 2013 at 3:00 am | 11 Comments

The typical theme park goer has probably never heard of IAAPA, the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, let alone the annual IAAPA Attractions Expo. I recently visited the IAAPA Expo in Orlando to…


Cast Blast: Future of the Old West

December 01, 2013 at 2:10 am | 3 Comments

Welcome back to the Cast Blast, humorous stories from the front line folks who really make the magic. You Must be THIS Tall to Read This Blog! Submitted by: Mountaineer Years ago I was working…


CHILL: An Icy Wonderland at the Queen Mary

December 01, 2013 at 2:00 am | 6 Comments

The Queen Mary in Long Beach California is certainly becoming an interesting destination to visit. Throughout the year it is an historic destination offering tours, restaurants, shopping and world-class hotel.  But now, they have begun…

Posted in CHILL, Features


New York City Dreams Tour with Adventures By Disney

November 30, 2013 at 3:00 am | 6 Comments

Weekend Update reader and contributor igrules recently visited New York City on the inaugural New York City Dreams Tour with Adventures By Disney. She was kind enough to share her trip with us. ~~Rick Adventures…