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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #140 – Entertainment Designers Forum

June 09, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

On this episode we take you to the recent Entertainment Designers Forum that is held every year in aid of the American Cancer Society Relay for life. The forum included a few people who have…


Cinderella enchants Main Street, U.S.A. as Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration continues

June 08, 2015 at 3:30 am | No Comments

Cinderella is now enchanting a beautiful new animated window display on Main Street, U.S.A. — the latest in Disneyland‘s new series of enchanted windows for the park’s 60th anniversary celebration. Meanwhile, that Diamond Celebration continues…


Mousetalgia Podcast 346: Pinocchio – The Making of the Disney Epic

June 08, 2015 at 1:55 am | No Comments

Author and historian J. B. Kaufman joins Mousetalgia this week to discuss Pinocchio, Walt Disney’s second animated feature film. Our conversation covers the Disney adaptation’s differences from Carlo Collodi’s original Italian morality tale, Walt’s vision…


The Sweep Spot Ep. 155 The History of Tomorrowland at Disneyland Part 1

June 07, 2015 at 3:17 pm | No Comments

In this episode we start a new series called The History of Tomorrowland. We take a look a what attractions, restaurants, and shops were there during specific time periods. This week we start with Part…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Preps to Open Fast and Furious

June 05, 2015 at 1:16 am | No Comments

We come to you from the entertainment capital of Los Angeles, Universal Studios Hollywood.  We have been enjoying a new golden age at this park with the openings of both Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem and,…


Yesterland: Orange Stinger

June 04, 2015 at 5:40 pm | No Comments

Yesterland’s Orange Stinger article adds new, rare photos. When the Orange Stinger first opened, each guest sat in a whimsical seat that looked like a yellow-and-black bee abdomen, with bee wings and legs on each…


Lots of Change at Universal Orlando Resort

June 04, 2015 at 3:18 am | No Comments

This week, we’re taking a look at the many changes that never seem to stop happening at Universal Orlando. Let’s go! That’s going to do it for this week! Are you all excited about the…


Fab News: Silly Symphonies, Pleasure Piers and Little Red Reunions

June 04, 2015 at 1:39 am | No Comments

Where has the week gone? Some of us are sweating over finals, some are figuring what to do with the kids now that school’s ending for the summer, some are looking at all the blockout…

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How About Those Foster Farms Chickens Part 1

June 04, 2015 at 1:16 am | No Comments

NEWS FLASH, THEY’RE BACK. Yes, the Foster Imposters return to TV June 8th so keep your eyes peeled. Please understand that these are West Coast commercials so if you live east of the Mississippi then…

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Disney News Round Up: Everywhere there are Diamonds!

June 03, 2015 at 3:15 am | No Comments

It’s Round Up time again folks! Another week and the reviews are in for all of the new events at the Disneyland Resort from the fantastic Paint the Night Parade to the wonderful charming World…


The Sounds of WDW – Monorail Edition

June 03, 2015 at 2:29 am | No Comments

It’s time for another edition of “Disney Notes” – a look at the music and sounds of Disney. There are many reasons for people to be obsessed with Walt Disney World. A common diagnosis is…

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Fab News: Jay is Leaving, Summer is Coming

June 02, 2015 at 10:39 am | No Comments

A whole bunch of MiceChatters, including our fearless leader Dusty Sage, are on board the Disney Wonder as he (yes, Italian ships are HE’s, not SHE’s!) makes his way to Alaska. Stay warm, have fun…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #139 – The Live Anniversary Show

June 02, 2015 at 10:39 am | No Comments

This was our 4th anniversary show and was broadcast LIVE over at mixlr.com/uuopodcast on Monday the 13th of April. On this show we bring you the latest news which includes Mardi Gras, Metal detectors at…


Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration in full swing as summer hits the resort

June 01, 2015 at 5:44 am | No Comments

Disneyland‘s huge 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration launched over Memorial Day weekend and now the party is in full swing as the Resort enters the busy summer season. We take a look at even more of…


The Sweep Spot # 154 Tour Disneyland in 1975

May 31, 2015 at 10:49 am | No Comments

The Sweep Spot is two former Disneyland custodial cast members talking Disneyland history, and more. In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in the year 1975. It was an interesting year for Disneyland…

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You’ve Got to be Kidding: An Important Announcement from the National Organization of Amusement Park Scouts

May 30, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

“You’ve Got To Be Kidding” is parody. Allow yourself the opportunity to have a little fun . . . For almost 75 years the National Organization of Amusement Park Scouts has allowed children of all…

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The Haunted Mansion Show: Melancholy Melodies

May 30, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Among many other pleasures at Gracey Manor like reading, art, and elegance, one might say that music is one of the key delights. Several instruments are scattered throughout various areas of the house including trumpets, tambourines,…


In The Parks: The 60th Has Arrived at the Disneyland Resort

May 29, 2015 at 9:04 am | No Comments

It’s a gigantic Disneyland Resort photo update today for you.  With the 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration now fully underway we can see, mostly, the special treats that were created or held for the occasion.  In this…


Fab News: Universal’s New Volcano Bay “Theme” Park

May 29, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Aloha! I know I usually only serve up the news on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but I’ve got some big theme park news for you that just can’t wait. Volcano Bay Universal has just announced their…


Busch Gardens Tampa Announces Cobra’s Curse

May 29, 2015 at 1:00 am | 1 Comment

Busch Gardens Tampa is putting a new spin on family thrills. This week, the park announced their newest coaster, Cobra’s Curse, which will be a new take on the spinning coaster genre. The new ride…