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Season Pass Podcast: Jon Binkowski – Creating Hard Rock Park

September 05, 2013 at 1:00 am | 11 Comments

On today’s Season Pass Podcast we have the CEO of Renaissance Entertainment, Jon Binkowski. He discusses the start of his career at SeaWorld, starting Renaissance Entertainment, becoming the CCO of the most famous “Unfortunate” Theme…

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Hayao Miyazaki Retires From Filmmaking, Fans Shocked

September 04, 2013 at 4:00 am | 19 Comments

We have some major but very sad news out of Japan where Hayao Miyazaki, the animation genius, has announced that he is set to retire. His upcoming film, The Wind Rises, will be his last…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.17 1961 Soaring With the Birds

September 04, 2013 at 3:00 am | 10 Comments

We have a treat for you today as Disney Imagineering Legend, Bob Gurr, takes to the clouds. Who says man can’t fly, Bob can! Today’s Wheel of Years stopped at 1961, so here we go.…

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MiceAge Disney News Round Up: More Mara, C33 Date, Holiday Shift

September 04, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Welcome to another installment of the MiceAge Disney News Round-up! Mara’s voice was changed AGAIN in the Indiana Jones attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim and we get some great announcements from Six Flags for ALL…

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STANDING ROOM ONLY – A Night Of Disney Fun – You’re Invited

September 04, 2013 at 1:00 am | 10 Comments

UPDATED: This amazing event just keeps getting better. In addition to the wonderful names listed below, the LIBERTY VOICES featuring singers from THE VOICES OF LIBERTY show at Disneyland will be performing in this amazing…

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Extensive Changes Coming to Exclusive Club 33 at Disneyland

September 03, 2013 at 3:00 pm | 79 Comments

We first ran this article on July 30th, 2013, at the time we heard that construction on Club 33 would start at some point after the beginning of the Fiscal year (which starts in the…

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Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights Decorations and Park Update

September 03, 2013 at 3:00 am | 12 Comments

As the Labor Day weekend comes to a close, summer officially ends for the Orlando parks. Crowds quickly disappear and Universal begins gearing up for its seasonal fall events and major expansion plans for 2014…

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SeaWorld Orlando Phased Openings

September 03, 2013 at 2:00 am | 11 Comments

After last week’s article about SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment’s tough summer, we have a follow up article about changes being made at SeaWorld Orlando, and some updates around the park, along with some new babies.…

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Summer comes to an end as Halloween continues to creep in at Disneyland

September 02, 2013 at 4:11 am | 38 Comments

Happy Labor Day! The holiday brought Disneyland‘s busy summer season to an end over the weekend with high temperatures and events and changes across the resort. Despite the heat, over 25,000 runners turned out for…

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9 Theme Park News Nuggets and Wakefield Report – Episode 45

September 02, 2013 at 12:26 am | No Comments

It’s getting downright difficult now, counting down the days to my next Southern California trip. There is so much to look forward to on this 8 day trip. Knotts Berry Farm, Universal Hollywood and of…

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Breakdown Mountains – Disneyland Paris Suffers in Summer Heat

September 01, 2013 at 1:01 am | 12 Comments

It seems that Disneyland Paris is suffering from a spate of mechanical breakdowns recently. What was supposed to be an uneventful day for Disney and More blog reporter “Max” turned out to be a day…

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Catching Up With Busch Gardens Tampa

September 01, 2013 at 12:30 am | 16 Comments

We have lots of news for you today from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, including construction on new attractions, Halloween and more. Falcon’s Fury Construction Progress Not too much visible progress has been made yet since…

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A Visit to the San Diego Zoo Australian Outback

August 31, 2013 at 3:01 am | 16 Comments

The San Diego Zoo easily ranks as one of the finest zoos in the world and is considered by many to be the best there is. Gone are the days of chain link cubicles with…

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Scarlett Stahl’s Adventures in Russia Part Two

August 31, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Here’s Part Two of Scarlett Stahl’s madcap Adventures in Russia! You can check out Part One (the one with a CSI connection) [HERE]. ~~Rick Scarlett Stahl’s Adventures in Russia Part Two As we continued our…

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More Mara Changes at Disneyland and Starbucks Spy Pics

August 30, 2013 at 3:00 am | 71 Comments

Main Street USA is already littered with pumpkins as Halloween is very much the new season at the Disneyland Resort. We also share our reader suggestions for the rather bland display inside Disney Showcase and…

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Epcot Starbucks and Magic Kingdom Halloween

August 30, 2013 at 2:00 am | 24 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’ll take a look at a few tidbits in Epcot, as well as Halloween time arriving at the Magic Kingdom! Let’s do it! If you’d like…

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Mulan’s Chinese New Year Greetings

August 30, 2013 at 12:19 am | 2 Comments

The year is 2004. It’s more than a meet-and-greet. It’s less than a parade. Perhaps you should think of it as a “mini-parade” with autographs. It’s “Mulan’s Chinese New Year Greetings.” Read the full YESTERLAND…

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Six Flags Announcements – 2014 Expansion Plans

August 29, 2013 at 10:52 am | 18 Comments

This Morning, Six Flags CEO Jim Reid Anderson, took to the internet to share the new attractions coming to Six Flags parks nationwide. The attractions range from the thrilling (new coasters and drop towers), new…

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Samland Grabbag, LA History Museum and Book Reviews

August 29, 2013 at 2:10 am | 4 Comments

BECOMING LA – LA COUNTY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY For those familiar with Charles Phoenix, I believe one of his great contributions to humanity was linking downtown Los Angeles to Disneyland. Whatever exists behind the…

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Focusing on the Magic: What Camera is Best for Theme Parks

August 29, 2013 at 2:00 am | 34 Comments

Disneyland and Walt Disney World could very possibly be the two most photographed locales on the planet. Pictures have long been an important way of remembering a vacation. But these days, they’re also showing up…