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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…

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Sam Visits Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

March 14, 2013 at 4:03 am | 9 Comments

I realize that the D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit has been running at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for some time now. In fact, the show is due to close on April…

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Favorite Disney Character Spots

March 14, 2013 at 1:01 am | 7 Comments

It’s Disney Eve!  Actually, by the time you’re reading this, we’ll be traipsing around Epcot on the first full day of our spring Walt Disney World trip.  We’re taking a pair of newbies along with…

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X Marks The Spot – Mapping the Parks

March 13, 2013 at 4:02 am | 13 Comments

Please give a warm MiceChat welcome to Frank Fiorinelli, our newest columnist. His new biweekly column, X Marks The Spot, is inspired by theme park maps. He’ll use his vast collection of Disney park maps…

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Disney News Round Up: Fantasy Faire, Flying Carpets, and Oz

March 13, 2013 at 4:01 am | 1 Comment

What happens when you cross the yellow line at the tram stop?  Have you ever been to Club 33?  We have pictures for you. Have you seen Disneyland’s new Fantasy Faire?  We’ve got you covered…

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Epcot Flower and Garden and Food and Wine Festival

March 12, 2013 at 4:04 am | 7 Comments

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is back again this year, just in time for spring-like conditions. Except this year they’ve shaken up the status quo, tried new things, spent a bunch of money,…

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Harry Potter Goes Vertical at Universal Orlando Resort

March 12, 2013 at 4:03 am | 23 Comments

Harry Potter goes vertical and Optimus Prime appears for guests in today’s Orlando Parkhopper.  Yes, Universal Orlando Resort has begun meet and greets with the transforming robots and it has proven to be wildly popular. …

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Full Throttle Construction heads over Superman Plaza at Magic Mountain

March 12, 2013 at 4:01 am | 9 Comments

Construction of the new Full Throttle coaster has picked up the pace. The track for the entire back portion of the ride, inside the tunnel and over Superman Plaza has been completed. The large crane…

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Disney Princesses move into their new home at Disneyland’s Fantasy Faire

March 11, 2013 at 5:05 am | 31 Comments

Annual Passholders were invited to preview Disneyland‘s new Fantasy Faire late last week, getting an early glimpse at the park’s rather intimate new princess meet-and-greet area. The new addition to Disneyland’s Fantasyland opens to the…

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More Flowers & Gardens at Epcot

March 10, 2013 at 9:07 pm | 1 Comment

Epcot looks good all year, but it looks its best during the 75-day run of the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. Even the Leave a Legacy monuments—often maligned as Epcot’s “tombstones”—look festive with colorful vertical…

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Seaworld Orlando Aquatica Celebrates 5 Years

March 10, 2013 at 4:03 am | 13 Comments

AQUATICA SeaWorld Orlando resort celebrates a milestone as Aquatica, SeaWorld’s first water park, turns 5 years old.  I was there that cold March day in 2008 when Aquatica opened.  The wind chill alone would have…

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SeaWorld San Diego Update

March 10, 2013 at 4:02 am | 6 Comments

Time for a SeaWorld San Diego update! The park is moving into high gear on the construction of a whole new park entry. And that means a temporary entry into the park has to be…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…