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Disneyland Resort Refurbishments Spread

The Disneyland Resort is looking absolutely stunning this week.  With the return of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, guests and pass holders alike flocked to Frontierland to see the explosive new changes on the classic attraction.  In the meantime, Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye went down for an extended refurbishment.  Cross that one off of the...

Magic Kingdom Hub in Pieces

Welcome back to Dateline Disney World. This week, the most action happened at the Magic Kingdom, so we’re back there this time around. Let’s get started! Outside the park, you can see the construction of the DVC bungalows at the Polynesian. Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!! Nice new flowers in Town Square. Walls up near the Plaza restaurant. Cranes have been up at Cinderella...

Universal Studios Hollywood Brings Despicable Me Minion Mayhem to Life

Earlier today MiceChat was invited to take a sneak peek at the brand new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood.  The California version of the ride is brimming with interactive elements, goofball humor, and the mischievous minions that scamper around, spouting gibberish, and chasing bananas. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem We were escorted to the impressive façade of the...

Disney’s Electrical Parade, a California Classic

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Yesterland proudly presents a spectacular festival pageant of nighttime magic and imagination in thousands of sparkling lights and electrosynthomagnetic musical sounds: Disney’s Electrical Parade.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Disney’s Electrical Parade, a California Classic.    When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Seven Things to Put In Your Disney Parks Bag

A few weeks ago, we chatted about the perfect park bag, and while some of you don't take a thing into the parks that won't fit into your pockets, I thought we ought to discuss what the rest of you are carrying around in those sacks.  Obviously we're all toting an ID, ticket media and some form of payment...

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – Ride It!

WTTM #412: "Big Thunder Cast Preview Event - Radio Edit" Paul and Calvin were the guests of their friend JEFF for the Cast Preview of the newly redone Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction at Disneyland.  This is the EDITED version of the audio...  The full version was released as a supporter "thank you" show. ...Enjoy! Visit Disneyland in the first 5 years it...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures No.3 2013 – Exotic Turkey

Today's Wheel of Adventures stopped at 2013, so here we go. The Aegean Sea is the center of Grecian ancient cultures - from Crete and Rhodes in the south to Troy in the north, Athens west to Ephesus east in Turkey. In May 2013 Turkey was my destination for 9 days to explore some of these antiquities first hand on...

Disney News Round Up: Upswing in WDW and Starbucks Everwhere!

The MiceChat Roundup of Disney and theme park news and information is back with the Disney week in info, trip reports, pictures and fun.  Should the Matterhorn be transformed into a Frozen themed thrill ride?  Some people think so.  Did you hear that Flo's Diner inside Disney California Adventure's Cars Land will be cutting breakfast?  It's true!  What are...

On the Upswing

By and large, things are looking up at Walt Disney World. Prices may continue rising every year, but the crowds keep coming back. Disney COULD look at the crowd levels and decide to leave well enough alone (it's what they get accused of often, anyway), but there are still a number of initiatives floating around. They are spending some...

Universal Orlando Update – Hogwarts Express details and Starbucks Opens at CityWalk

It's a big update from Universal Orlando Resort this week as details have been released about the upcoming Hogwarts Express attraction. Plus, Starbucks has opened at CityWalk and other venues are getting closer as construction moves forward.  We finish this article with a new episode of the Unofficial Universal Podcast. Cowfish The Sushi-Burger fusion restaurant Cowfish is moving forward now that...

News of the Weird: Aquarium Bursts at Downtown Disney’s T-Rex Restaurant

A large aquarium suddenly burst yesterday at the popular Downtown Disney Orlando restaurant, T-Rex. It was a wet mess. Those poor fish! Much thanks to our friends at the EdgesOfTheEarth blog who were there to record a quick video. We contacted the restaurant for more information and were told they could not comment. However, we prodded to ask about the...

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad explodes from refurbishment as Starbucks opens in Downtown Disney

Disneyland's classic Big Thunder Mountain Railroad emerged from its extended 14-month refurbishment project over the weekend with Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club previews that showed off the ride's impressively smooth new track and explosive new finale. The highly-anticipated official reopening of the attraction is today and we have an in-depth look the the refreshed and updated roller...

The Wildest Micechatter in the Wilderness

The lovely Sarah Snitch returns with a brand new MiceChatter.  In this episode Sarah highlights the latest happening in the Disney universe including the return of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to the Disneyland Resort.  Sarah makes no secret that she thinks the redo of Thunder is amazing.  She also shares her thoughts and musings on the newest parade at...

History and Stories of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

In this episode we take a look at the attraction Big Thunder Mt. We discuss its history, Origins, and stories working in custodial around the attraction. A podcast with former Disneyland custodial cast members talking Disneyland history and more!

Wait for Ratatouille Attraction is Almost Over

Favorable weather is smiling upon the contractors for Disneyland Paris' new Ratatouille attraction. Record temperatures in Paris will help Disney deliver this new ride in mid-July. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog has photos and video. ~~Rick Disneyland Paris Ratatouille Ride Update with Photos and Video! by Alain Littaye Spring has sprung in Paris and this weekend Paris had...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #82 – Universal Studios Singapore

Hello and welcome to episode 82 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. Find a comfy spot and tune in to Lee, Tracey, Darren & Hunter as they chat with Dis After Dark's Paul Boniface about his 2013 visit to Universal Studios Singapore. Listen as Paul educates us on the similarities and differences between the Singapore and the Orlando parks, shares...

Starbucks Perks Up Downtown Disney, Big Thunder Previews and More at the Disneyland Resort

Welcome to a fully caffeinated edition of In the Parks!  The big news this week is the opening of the new Starbucks in Downtown Disney Anaheim. Heading into Disneyland, we see that Space is still grey, but closer than ever to normalcy. Alice has finally gone through the looking glass and is hidden behind construction walls in preparation for...

Festival of Fantasy Parade Debuts at the Magic Kingdom

Something new has rolled into the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, the delightful new Festival of Fantasy parade!  We’ve got over 100 photos to share with you today. Let's take a look. Before we head into the park today, there were some rumors that the Polynesian lobby would soon be changing and that the iconic waterfalls would be going...

Window to the Magic #42: Soundsational and Festival of Fantasy Parades

"A Few Firsts Recorded by Jeremiah" On this show, Jeremiah visits Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and brings you a first that he recorded there, and another he recorded at Disneyland in 2011.  First up, Soundsational... from 2011.  Then, the BRAND NEW Steven Davison creation...  Festival of Fantasy from WDW. Jeremiah is a two-firsted stinker... and he loves parades. …Enjoy! Direct Link |...

Mary Blair Tile Murals, Tomorrowland

Walt Disney personally chose to have Mary Blair’s art bring optimism and joy to the New Tomorrowland of 1967. Yesterland takes another look.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Mary Blair Tile Murals, Tomorrowland.    When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.