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Photos In Wonderland – Knott’s Berry Farm After Dark

March 09, 2013 at 10:59 pm | 7 Comments

Welcome back to another of our brief digital photo ‘excursions.’ Let’s have a look where we are off to this time! Knott’s Berry Farm was founded on the back of a ‘wonder berry’ and a…


In The Parks: Disneyland Opens Fantasy Faire Village

March 08, 2013 at 4:04 am | 50 Comments

The princesses have arrived. After many long months of exile on small world mall, the Disney princesses have a new home in Fantasy Faire Village. Previews began yesterday for annual passholders, We also have more…


Spring has Sprung at Walt Disney World

March 08, 2013 at 4:03 am | 13 Comments

It’s been two weeks since our last column, and lots of things have changed at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, with progress on the Mine Train and Tangled Toilets at Magic Kingdom, and the Flower…


Flower & Garden & Food & Beverage

March 07, 2013 at 10:35 pm | 4 Comments

After 19 previous Epcot International Flower & Garden Festivals that focused plants, the 20th edition adds food and beverages—with a garden perspective. Werner Weiss fills you in on what’s new. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Flower…


The Very Early History of Universal Studios Hollywood

March 07, 2013 at 4:03 am | 11 Comments

Motion pictures can be an intoxicating and addictive drug for some people. Like a moth to a light, they are drawn into an all consuming passion that can never really be completely satisfied. Carl Laemmle,…

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Top 5 Tips for Surviving Disney Standby Lines with Kids

March 07, 2013 at 4:02 am | 12 Comments

While we generally pass by lines with more than a 15-minute wait, we have been tricked into longer queues.  I’m looking at you, Astro Orbiter!  Or sometimes the wait for your dining reservation can be…


DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.5 – 1937 Grand Central Air Terminal the Original WDI Creative Campus

March 06, 2013 at 4:03 am | 28 Comments

Legendary Disney Imagineer, Bob Gurr, 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 Bob has in store The Wheel of…


Disney News Round Up: Royal Faire, Photography, New Park Maps and More

March 06, 2013 at 4:02 am | 1 Comment

Will Aladin’s carpets fly again at DCA? The hot dogs of Oz. The story behind Minnie’s Moonlight Madness.  The new Ratatouille ride has finally been announced for the Disneyland Paris Resort.  Toned down fireworks for…


Disney’s MyMagic+ Good or Evil?

March 05, 2013 at 4:04 am | 64 Comments

Online reception to Disney’s NextGen initiative, called MyMagic+, has been far short of what one could charitably call lukewarm. In fact, the more appropriate term is, probably, outright hatred. I’ve done my share of moaning…


Orlando Parkhopper: Universal Orlando Resort From Above

March 05, 2013 at 4:03 am | 11 Comments

There’s so much going on at the Universal Orlando Resort that I decided it was time to bring you a unique view. Up up and away for a special Parkhopper from land and air! Cabana…


Dapper Dans sing boy bands as Fantasy Faire begins previews at Disneyland

March 04, 2013 at 5:05 am | 18 Comments

Disneyland‘s lavish new Fantasy Faire princess meet-and-greet area opens in a week but Disney Cast Members began previewing the new area as Imagineers applied finishing touches. Annual Passholders will get to take an early look…


The Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast – Episode 51

March 04, 2013 at 1:00 am | 3 Comments

Welcome back everyone. Recently there has been an awful lot of news and rumours circulating around Universal Orlando Resort and we tackle a fair few of them for the first part of the show and,…


Disneyland Paris Previews Chapeau Magique Lumineaux: Glow with the Show Comes to Paris

March 03, 2013 at 4:02 am | 4 Comments

We have an interesting Disneyland Paris update today from Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog. We heard about the stockholder meeting last week and this week we have photos. It looks like they…


Photos In Wonderland: Soaking Up The Buena Vista Street Ambiance

March 03, 2013 at 4:02 am | 5 Comments

After a hiatus, Photos In Wonderland is back today. Please help us welcome Rustin back. As a brief refresher: here at PiW, we share a handful of photos on a common theme each column, largely…


The Colorful Life of Disney Legend Mel Shaw

March 02, 2013 at 4:03 am | 2 Comments

Scarlett Stahl attended a celebration of life for Mel Shaw at the Walt Disney Studios Main Theater. Shaw was an animator, writer, and artist. He was involved in the animation, story design, and visual development…


The Oscars: Reflections of a Golden Eye, What Oscar Sees…

March 02, 2013 at 1:06 am | 5 Comments

Oscar has been carrying out his duties for 85 years, but few know the actual activates it takes to produce those crowing moments of the Academy Awards. MiceChat reader, Lorrelle Monninger, visited the site of…

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Disneyland’s Dapper Boy Band and Welcome Figaro to the Fantasy Faire

March 01, 2013 at 4:01 am | 26 Comments

Lot’s of fun news for you today from the Disneyland Resort. It seems the Dapper Dans have learned a few new tunes and are singing Boy Bands hits from the likes of One Direction, N’Synch…


Greetings from California

February 28, 2013 at 8:14 pm | 8 Comments

Welcome to the biggest store in Yester California Adventure. Ready to do some shopping? The place is here—the hip and edgy California Adventure park. And the time is now—the dawn of the new millennium. Read…


Disney Parks and The Elements of Setting

February 28, 2013 at 4:03 am | 11 Comments

The Disney parks are at their best is when they become the stage where you can live out your cinematic fantasies. Family friendly of course. Disneyland is one of the first examples of virtual reality.…

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Hard Hat Tour of Full Throttle at Magic Mountain

February 28, 2013 at 4:02 am | 17 Comments

We were recently invited to attend a hard hat tour of the Full Throttle construction area at Six Flags Magic Mountain. We were able to get some great behind the scenes pictures. In addition we…