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  • May 3, 2015: Congratulations To All The Gumball Rally Teams Our deepest thanks to all of the amazing teams and our phenomenal staff of the 2015 Gumball Rally. It was a really difficult year for the teams, but most of them met the challenge with flying colors. We'll have results posted later this week. ×0
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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Magic Kingdom News and Photos

May 10, 2013 at 2:00 am | 22 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’ll be taking a look at the news, construction, and photos from the Magic Kingdom. We’ve got over 60 photos for you this week, I hope…

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Private Entrance to DCA — Exclusively for Paradise Pier Hotel Guests

May 09, 2013 at 9:01 pm | 22 Comments

If you’re staying at the Yester Paradise Pier Hotel, you can enter and exit Yester California Adventure through a private entrance. This hidden gate is exclusively for Paradise Pier Hotel guests. Read the full YESTERLAND…

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Gumball Rally 2013 Results and Photos

May 09, 2013 at 8:25 pm | 35 Comments

May the 4th has come and gone, but it left behind Gumball Rally memories to last a lifetime. Whether you were with us for our three day extravaganza or just following along online, we hope…

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SAMLAND: The Port Disney Story

May 09, 2013 at 4:00 am | 31 Comments

Back in the late 1980s, Walt Disney Productions management was becoming increasingly concerned with the public realm surrounding Disneyland. The area had been deteriorating for years due to the laissez-faire attitude toward planning within the…

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The Pros and Cons of Solo Disney Travel

May 09, 2013 at 3:00 am | 36 Comments

In August 2012, I embarked on my first solo trip to Walt Disney World.  My little Disney geek was also headed to the World, but with his grandparents, so I was able to take my…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.9 – 1943 WWII Middle School Goat Farmer

May 08, 2013 at 3:00 am | 19 Comments

Bob Gurr, Disney Imagineering legend behind such attractions as the Monorail and Autopia, is back to spin the Wheel of Years for us once again. This time he takes us way back to his days…

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Dueling Disney: Best Vacation Destination

May 08, 2013 at 1:00 am | 33 Comments

This time on Dueling Disney, we thought we’d take a look outside of the theme parks, and cast an eye on the surrounding state. “What’s that?” you cry. “There’s more to a Disney vacation than…

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Disney News Round Up: An Inside Eye On The Magic

May 08, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

The MiceChat Round up is back with a flurry of Disney news and Theme Park information. Have you ever been to Disney California Adventure’s exclusive club, 1901?  We’ll share a trip report of this exclusive…

Communicore Weekly – Typhoon Lagoon, Story Of WDW, Trader Sam’s, Nautical Flags

May 07, 2013 at 12:00 pm | 5 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Typhoon Lagoon, The Story Of WDW, Trader Sam’s, and Flags! Download on iTunes here! | http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/communicore-weekly/id496333443 Direct download here! | http://www.bamferproductions.com/communicore/0069-CommunicoreWeekly.mp3 DISNEY HISTORY! – Typhoon Lagoon is…

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May the Fourth Be With You

May 07, 2013 at 3:00 am | 13 Comments

Disney World got another one of its Limited Time Magic events correct this past weekend. On the surface of things, much of the celebration of May 4th — the so-called Star Wars day — was…

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Orlando Parkhopper: Transformers Prepare for Battle at Universal Orlando Resort June 20th

May 07, 2013 at 1:00 am | 13 Comments

Prepare for battle! This week, Megatron attacks downtown Orlando with a spectacular billboard and viral video. The Hogwarts Express train tracks are now visible and a train ride to the school of magic becomes even…

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Coffee with Kurtti: The Art of Walt Disney World

May 07, 2013 at 12:00 am | No Comments

Last time on Coffee with Kurtti, Jeff talked about his book The Art of Disneyland. In this episode, he picks up right where he left off, and talks about a few of the obstacles he…