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A Flamboyance Of Fancy Flamingos At SeaWorld Orlando

June 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm | 1 Comment

We breeze through SeaWorld Orlando this week for a splash of news from around the park.  The Happy Harbor area is behind walls for construction.  Meanwhile, Antarctica: Empire opt the penguin, is going vertical.  Finally,…


Rumors Abound At Universal Orlando

June 18, 2012 at 5:15 pm | 3 Comments

Universal seems to be preparing for some interesting things.  This week, they began to set up a filming location on CityWalk.  Next, construction walls suddenly appeared in the center of the park.  Do these have…


Adventurous new beginnings at the Disneyland Resort

June 18, 2012 at 3:11 am | 30 Comments

After five years of construction, changes and growing pains, the Disneyland Resort finally celebrated the grand re-opening of Disney California Adventure. The park’s tortured beginnings faded away Friday as Disney CEO Bob Iger officially welcomed…


EPCOT Center 25th Anniversary Gallery and Museum, Part Three

June 17, 2012 at 9:46 pm | 4 Comments

Let’s take another stroll through the history of EPCOT Center at Walt Disney World by visiting the west side of Future World (the Land, the Living Seas and Journey into Imagination). The gallery was open…


From 8 Bits to 3D: A History Of Mickey In Video Games

June 16, 2012 at 9:38 pm | 9 Comments

It’s just after Thanksgiving of 2010, and I’m sitting in my car in front of Wal-Mart. It’s 6:54 in the morning, and I have to be at work at 7:15. The first thing that comes…

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Six Flags Magic Mountain Lex Luthor Drop of Doom and Pirate Paradise

June 16, 2012 at 9:32 pm | 6 Comments

They may be located an hour and a half away from Disneyland, but we still try to make it to Six Flags Magic Mountain from time to time to bring you updates on what’s new.…


Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

June 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm | 11 Comments

Sir Clinksalot spent a day at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. It is located in Simi Valley, California and is 90 minutes north of Disneyland. It is the final resting place of our 40th president.…


The Disney Review: The Art of Brave by Jenny Lerew

June 15, 2012 at 11:04 pm | 1 Comment

The shock of red hair as it played against the background of grays, blacks and blues caught my attention from the very first image that I saw from Brave. Each Pixar film since Toy Story…


Eureka, California: A Peek into California History

June 15, 2012 at 10:49 pm | 2 Comments

MiceChat moderator Penguin Soda spent some time in Old Town Eureka and the surrounding area. Recently I made a trip to Northern California to see my daughter graduate from Humboldt State University in Arcata. I…

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Disneyland Exhibit on Viewmaster

June 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm | 3 Comments

Rare 1955 View-Master Disneyland 20000 Leagues Under the Sea Exhibit The 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea exhibit opened at Disneyland’s Tomorrowland in 1955. The attraction displayed the original sets from the 1954 movie. Today we…


Disney California Adventure rededicated following five-year expansion project

June 15, 2012 at 7:59 pm | 16 Comments

This morning, Disney California Adventure‘s major five-year expansion and remodeling efforts officially came to an end when Disney’s CEO Bob Iger rededicated the park at a grand reopening ceremony in front of the new Carthay…


Disneyland Matterhorn, Carnation Cafe and Voices of Liberty News

June 15, 2012 at 1:27 am | 21 Comments

It was an exciting couple of days at Disneyland.  This week the Carnation Cafe opened after a very long refurbishment and we went to try it out on opening day for you. Tough work, right?! …


Disney California Adventure Officially Reopens

June 15, 2012 at 1:12 am | 14 Comments

Disney California Adventure was closed to regular guests on Thursday, June 14th. It was a chance for the media to get exclusive access to the park and for final touches to be made in preparation…

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Brave Highland Games at Epcot, Grand Floridian DVC expansion, and more!!

June 14, 2012 at 11:00 pm | 9 Comments

Hello, and welcome to we have so much to share this week that we’ve had to break the column into two parts. In this part of our coverage this week, we will include everything not…


New Fantasyland Construction Update and other Magic Kingdom News!!

June 14, 2012 at 11:00 pm | 4 Comments

Hello, and welcome to I’ve got two Disney World columns for you today. This particular article will deal with the and the construction. So, without any further ado, lets get started! Welcome to the Magic…


Yesterland Takes a Look At Bob Gurr

June 14, 2012 at 10:47 pm | No Comments

There has been a lot of interest in Bob Gurr (Imagineering super legend) lately due to his new tell all book. But Werner Weiss of Yesterland has a different take on the subject and shares…


Cars Land grand opening lights up with Hollywood stars, neon and fireworks

June 14, 2012 at 1:46 pm | 20 Comments

Last night the Disneyland Resort rolled out the red carpet for the grand opening of Cars Land. The new 12-acre land brought out a cavalcade of Hollywood stars, including talents from the “Cars” films including…


Bob Gurr – Design Just For Fun

June 13, 2012 at 11:39 pm | 3 Comments

Bob Gurr is the design and mechanical genius behind many of your favorite Disney attractions. From the Autopia to the Monorails, the PeopleMover or the Omnimover, Gurr was at the creation. His new book, Design:…

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When’s The Best Time to Visit Walt Disney World?

June 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm | 13 Comments

The holy trinity of a great Disney World vacation is the perfect combination of mild weather, low crowds, and discounts.   It can be difficult to get all three: Let’s face it, Orlando is really hot…


Voices of Liberty debut and the Carnation Café returns to Disneyland

June 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm | 33 Comments

Imported from Epcot at Walt Disney World in Flordia, acapella group “The Voices of Liberty” are now singing their way into the hearts of guests at Disneyland. The new group, performing at the Main Street…