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A Look Back At Six Flags Full Throttle Construction at Magic Mountain

June 13, 2013 at 2:00 am | 6 Comments

As we approach opening day for Full Throttle at Magic Mountain (June 22, 2013), we wanted to take a look back at the last 20 months, starting with the Log Jammer closure all the way…


Disney News Round up: Transformational and Sensational

June 12, 2013 at 3:00 am | 1 Comment

Welcome back to another fun-filled, information-packed Disney and Theme park news round up! This week, we round up all sorts of hot new attractions that have just opened for summer 2013 or which have just…


Universal Hollywood Officially Announces Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem

June 11, 2013 at 3:07 pm | 11 Comments

Even though MiceChat readers have known about it for quite some time, Universal Studios Hollywood has just officially announced this afternoon that “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” is taking over the building vacated by the Terminator.…


Busch Gardens Tampa Announces Falcon’s Fury Drop Tower

June 11, 2013 at 2:05 pm | 20 Comments

Busch Gardens Tampa “dropped” some big news today announcing the addition of the Falcon’s Fury drop tower attraction to their line-up of world class thrill rides. The ride will be the tallest free-standing drop tower ride…


SeaWorld Announces 50th Anniversary Celebration for 3 Parks

June 11, 2013 at 9:00 am | 9 Comments

SeaWorld hopes to make a splash with plans for its 50th anniversary in 2014. Promising a “Sea of Surprises,” all three SeaWorld parks (Orlando, San Diego, and San Antonio) will be celebrating an 18 month anniversary…


Universal Orlando Resort Transformers Preview

June 11, 2013 at 3:00 am | 20 Comments

Since the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in 2010, Islands of Adventure has seen a dramatic 72% increase in attendance.  Over that same time period, its next door neighbor, Universal Studios, saw a much…


Summer at Disneyland is here as Big Thunder Mountain refurbishment continues

June 10, 2013 at 5:05 am | 37 Comments

Summer at Disneyland is now in full swing, with most attractions open and the parks open late every night. Summer typically means a ramp up in crowd levels and a slow-down on major construction and…


Understanding Digital Domain and Digital Domes in Theme Parks

June 10, 2013 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

In a previous piece, I wrote about how visual effects company Rhythm & Hues, whose work includes “It’s Tough to Be a Bug” at DCA and Animal Kingdom, filed for bankruptcy a week before winning…


Keeping Score between Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort

June 09, 2013 at 3:01 am | 39 Comments

The bar has been raised. The new level is: Gigantic fire breathing dragon on top of a tower. No word yet on whether or not said fire breathing dragon’s wing flap has a thrust equivalent…


Unofficial SeaWorld Orlando Podcast, Designer of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins, Brian Morrow

June 09, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

In the last episode of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast, we brought you lots of news about the upcoming grand opening of SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. We follow up on that by bringing…


Dateline Disney World: New Artisan Ice Cream Parlor at EPCOT

June 09, 2013 at 12:01 am | 8 Comments

Hello, and welcome to a weekend edition of Dateline Disney World! We had a tropical storm on my normal photo days, so I stopped by Epcot on my way home from work Friday to get…


Catching up with Universal Studios Hollywood

June 08, 2013 at 4:00 am | 16 Comments

Universal Studios Hollywood is a park that is never afraid to re-invent its image (or layout, for that matter).  The park is embarking on a multi-year overhaul of its upper lot area that will include…


Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast 58 – Duff, Donuts and Dining

June 08, 2013 at 1:06 am | 1 Comment

Episode 58 of the Universal Orlando Podcast is here already people! Listen in as we give you the latest news from Orlando & Hollywood, including an in-depth speculative look at the new Simpson’s Expansion of…


In The Parks: Disneyland Resort Now With Extra Magic Prices

June 07, 2013 at 4:00 am | 21 Comments

As of last Sunday, all of the continental Disney Parks have raised their prices.  But, as of this week, there is very little to show for it. Minor refurbishments are going on throughout the parks,…


Marvel World Grab Bag: Iron Man at Disneyland, “Big Hero 6″ Movie and “Once Upon a Time” Graphic Novel

June 07, 2013 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

For your geeky enjoyment, I present to you a grab bag of Marvel-related news. Let’s start at Disneyland. STARK INDUSTRIES INVADES TOMORROWLAND Although it has taken me some time to post this, I was there…


Full Throttle Testing Begins at Magic Mountain

June 07, 2013 at 1:02 am | 11 Comments

Six Flags Magic Mountain is about to go Full Throttle for summer! Testing on their newest coaster began this week. We got a good look at work going on in the Special Effects tunnel, as…


WDW Monorail System Expansion?

June 06, 2013 at 8:50 pm | 13 Comments

Disney fans love to spread information—and sometimes misinformation—about the Walt Disney World Monorail system and the possibility that it will be expanded. Today Yesterland has three updated and expanded Monorail stories and the truth behind…


Accountaneering Disney Disneyland Resort Attractions and Entertainment Part 2

June 06, 2013 at 4:01 am | 44 Comments

Before there was a Cars Land, Disney floated all sorts of ideas for new attractions at Disneyland. Last week, we brought you part one of this two part story. You can get caught up HERE.…


Should You Stay On-Site or Off-Site at Disney

June 06, 2013 at 3:01 am | 40 Comments

One of the most important factors in planning your Disney vacation is choosing your resort.  You don’t want to end up in Barbie’s Dream Projects, like we did when I traveled with my high school…


The Orlando Fun Spot Goes BIG

June 06, 2013 at 1:02 am | 20 Comments

The summer of 2013 is turning into a banner year for Orlando. From SeaWorld’s Antarctica, to Universal’s Transformers and Springfield, and even Disney’s Tangled Toilets, Orlando has created an aura of anticipation and excitement for…

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