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Journey into Narnia, Creating The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

March 21, 2013 at 10:13 pm | 6 Comments

How do you think you would begin your Journey to Narnia, an attraction based on the 2005 motion picture, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe? You walk through a magical…

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Sam Bits: Random Stories from Disneyland

March 21, 2013 at 4:04 am | 15 Comments

When working on a new book, sometimes you find some really interesting stories that just don’t quite seem to fit. However, the stories are too good not to pass along. Welcome to the cutting room…

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Top Three Buffets at Walt Disney World

March 21, 2013 at 4:03 am | 26 Comments

Traveling with a family of different tastes to (attempt to) satisfy isn’t easy. As a result, I’ve learned to book a lot of buffets on our trips to Walt Disney World.  There are a lot…

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MiceChat Podcast #6: Worlds of Fantasy

March 21, 2013 at 12:01 am | 6 Comments

MiceChat’s Doug Barnes, Eric Davis, Fishbulb and Dusty Sage discuss the latest from the Disney, Universal and SeaWorld theme parks. This month: We discuss “Fantasy!” A comparison between the New Fantasyland expansion in the Magic…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.6 – 1966 Walt Disney: Curious Salesman

March 20, 2013 at 4:04 am | 24 Comments

Bob Gurr, Disney legend and fan favorite, has set the Wheel of Years spinning once again. Wherever the red arrow points is where today’s story will start. Let’s see what fantastic story Bob has in…

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Disney News Round Up: Spring Fling

March 20, 2013 at 4:02 am | No Comments

What’s your favorite Disneyland Parade?  How can you see the Dave Smith presentation this Friday?  Could there be a new 24 hour event coming in May?  Read the MiceChat round up of Disney and theme…

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Universal Orlando Resort Springfield Near, Harry Potter Close, Transformers Imminent

March 19, 2013 at 6:04 am | 7 Comments

More Harry Potter,  more Transformers, more Simpsons, just more!  The Universal Orlando Resort has continued to meet the wild pace of construction with a nearly complete Transformers attraction in the center of their already busy…

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Universal Orlando Resort Cabana Bay – A Game Changer?

March 19, 2013 at 6:02 am | 9 Comments

Since I live in Orlando, I usually only see area theme park hotels as a drop-in visitor, not a regular Guest. There’s no reason for me to incur the expense of staying overnight. I’ve lived…

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An Open Letter to Disney Regarding MyMagic Plus

March 19, 2013 at 6:01 am | 50 Comments

MiceAge contributor, Tim Grassy, shares an open letter to Disney today regarding concerns with MyMagic+. Read along and see if you agree. Dear Disney, The recent announcements of MyMagic+ and Fastpass+ have raised concerns in…

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Springtime is in bloom at Disneyland with spring break crowds, color and changes

March 18, 2013 at 5:05 am | 46 Comments

Disneyland kicked off its busy spring break season with the opening of brand new princess meet-and-greets and entertaining stage shows in a charming fairytale village. But how did Fantasy Faire fare in its first week…

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Knotts Berry Farm Coasting Towards Three New Additions

March 18, 2013 at 4:03 am | 20 Comments

There’s quite a bit to share from Knotts Berry Farm today.  We recently spotted the new track pieces being stored behind the park for the upcoming Coast Rider family coaster.  Are the colors what you…

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Universal Orlando Podcast – Episode 52 – CityWalk-the-Walk pt.1

March 18, 2013 at 4:01 am | 4 Comments

Hey there UUOPeople, episode 52 is here already! Now it’s well-known that Downtown Disney was the place to go with the groovy bars and clubs, but with the demise of Pleasure Island where do the…

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Marvel World Expands With New ABC TV Show S.H.I.E.L.D.

March 17, 2013 at 4:03 am | 15 Comments

Disney, ABC and Marvel are working on a new Avengers based TV show called “S.H.I.E.L.D.” We’ll get you up to speed on the project and the mostly confirmed rumor that Agent Coulson will be brought back from the dead.

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Disneyland Paris Castle: The Most Fairy Tale of Them All?

March 17, 2013 at 4:01 am | 9 Comments

Disneyland Paris (originally known as Euro Disney Resort and later Euro Disneyland) is almost 21 years old. The park features a version of Sleeping Beauty’s castle that Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog…

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Photos In Wonderland – Themed Design Of Disneyland’s Adventureland

March 17, 2013 at 2:01 am | 7 Comments

Hello once again, curious friends, and welcome to Photos In Wonderland! As always, we’ll be looking around and exploring an aspect of the theme park experience via photo examples. For me, Adventureland is one of…

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Walt Disney World Unveils Tangled Toilets in Magic Kingdom

March 16, 2013 at 12:52 am | 10 Comments

We have a Walt Disney World photo update from Denise Preskitt today. The new Tangled-themed area in the Magic Kingdom that she features doesn’t have any rides, but it looks like a nice addition to…

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In The Parks: Disneyland Resort Unwrapping All Sorts of Projects

March 15, 2013 at 4:04 am | 31 Comments

Friday brings the Disneyland Resort edition of In The Parks with the latest happenings at the happiest place on earth.  The newly opened Fantasy Faire is functioning smoothly with little to report in the way…

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Dateline Disney World: Tangled Toilets and Animal Kingdom

March 15, 2013 at 3:02 am | 16 Comments

This week on Dateline Disney World, we’ll be covering the opening of the new Tangled area at the Magic Kingdom, as well as look at some general park photos and updates over at Disney’s Animal…

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Hollywood Pictures Backlot Elephants

March 14, 2013 at 10:16 pm | 6 Comments

A pair of pachyderms is precariously perched atop pillars on polychromatic pedestals. Passages for pedestrians perforate those pedestals. The portal promises picture production. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Hollywood Pictures Backlot Elephants.   When you are…

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Indiana Jones Archeology Adventure is Not to be Missed

March 14, 2013 at 4:05 am | 14 Comments

The mythos of Indiana Jones and his archaeological adventures needs no introduction.  Nearly everyone knows of the three (four if you count Crystal Skull) adventure films in which Indiana Jones scours the world in search…