Editor’s Note:
  • March 1, 2015: It’s STILL a small world – The dramatic fire at Disneyland's it's a small world, which swept social media on Saturday, was thankfully contained to some backstage trees. The attraction itself was not damaged and reopened with the park on Sunday. ×0
  • Mousestalgia
  • DLP-Spring
  • frontpagepic_TSS
  • RocketShip
  • frontpagepic_USOPod
  • frontpagepic_ITP_USH

frontpagepic_KY

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 24 Thrills

October 17, 2014 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

The dark veil of Halloween Horror Nights has descended yet again on Universal Studios in Orlando. For the past twenty-four years around Halloween time, Universal has turned their parks into nightmare fuel to scare, shock…

wwbirthplace4

Walt Disney Birthplace – Restoration Underway

October 16, 2014 at 8:37 pm | 5 Comments

Perhaps you remember the story. Around ten months ago, two theme park professionals announced they had purchased the house in Chicago that was Walt Disney’s birthplace and childhood home, with the goal of restoring it…

frontpagepic_DDW

Netting Comes Down Around the Disney Animal Kingdom Tree of Life

October 16, 2014 at 3:00 am | 17 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look around Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Let’s go! There were many rumors these past few weeks that some of the netting around the Tree…

Frontpagepic_parkwise

Where to Satisfy Your Pizza Cravings at Walt Disney World

October 16, 2014 at 2:00 am | 17 Comments

Maybe it’s that I’m missing the Food and Wine Fest this year. Maybe it’s that I love a good pie. Or maybe it’s just because it’s mid-afternoon when I write this, and my stomach is…

Posted in Park Wise

frontpagepic_KY

WTTM Podcast: Disney Parks Blog Creepy Cruise & A Mad T Halloween

October 16, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

It’s October… and that means its time for a month full of Halloween fun! On this show, Bryn, Calvin and Paul visit Disneyland for The Disney Parks Blog Creepy Cruise and then we head over…

frontpagepic_Truelife

Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.14 Burning Man – 2007

October 15, 2014 at 3:00 am | 3 Comments

Today’s Wheel of Adventures has stopped at 2007, so here we go, to a creative adventure in the desert with Bob Gurr. The Nevada desert in August every year attracts over 50,000 very special folks…

frontpagepic_KY

Five Tips for Easy Park Hopping at Walt Disney World

October 15, 2014 at 2:00 am | 17 Comments

One of the great things about a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort is the fact that you don’t just have one theme park to choose from, but four uniquely themed worlds where you…

frontpagepic_bg

The Seasonpass Podcast: Scare L.A.

October 15, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

The Season Pass Reviews the biggest Halloween convention in Southern California, Scare LA. Interviews with Universal Hollywood Halloween Horror Night’s Chris Williams, Ben Dickow and more!

frontpagepic_KY

Planes, Tanks, and Props: Farewell to the Studio Backlot Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

October 14, 2014 at 3:01 am | 29 Comments

With the closing of the studio Backlot tour, I thought I would share some history of the attraction. The Studio Backlot Tour opened with Disney’s MGM Studios (Now Hollywood Studios) on May 1st 1989. The…

Posted in Features

frontpagepicBGT

Howl-O-Scream Is A Frighteningly Good Time

October 14, 2014 at 2:00 am | 6 Comments

I recently had the opportunity to check out this year’s Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa, now in its 14th year. The general theme for the event is “Cursed,” and here’s why: There is a song.…

Communicore Weekly – Knott’s Scary Farm, Dark Harbor, Marc Davis, Sleeping Beauty, Million Dollar Arm, Pop Century

October 14, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Direct Link l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Knott’s Scary Farm, Dark Harbor, Marc Davis, Sleeping Beauty, Million Dollar Arm, and Pop Century! TRIP REPORT! – Jeff talks about…

101014banner

Main Street, U.S.A. changes continue during Disneyland’s Halloween Time

October 13, 2014 at 5:05 am | 74 Comments

Disneyland unveiled its new First Aid facility last week, revealing new fully-themed facades at the end of Main Street, U.S.A. The new facades replace simple, minimally-themed facades that had been up since the early 1960s…

Frontpage_Imaginerding

More Vintage Photos from the Magic of Walt Disney World

October 13, 2014 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

I covered some of the amazing images that I’ve run across In the book, The Magic of Disneyland and Walt Disney World in previous columns (check them out here and here). I’ve still got some…

Mousestalgia

Mousetalgia Podcast 312: Disneyland Halloween food; Club 33; Oktoberfest

October 13, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Culinary delights at the Disneyland Resort! This week, Team Mousetalgia discusses Halloween holiday treats and dishes available throughout the resort, bringing a plethora of new tastes and flavors to park guests. From pork tamales at…

frontpagepic_mm

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest is Monstrous

October 12, 2014 at 3:00 am | 5 Comments

With a great amount of anticipation and build up, Six Flags Magic Mountain began its 2014 season of Fright Fest last weekend.  Running every weekend in October, Fright Fest is a Halloween themed, night time…

frontpagepic-2

Tampa Halloween Haunts for 2014

October 12, 2014 at 2:00 am | 1 Comment

HOWL-O-SCREAM For intrepid souls in the Tampa Bay area who enjoy the horrors of Halloween haunts, you might want to plan a trip to Busch Garden’s Howl-O-Scream. Howl-O-Scream shares the same basic themes as Universal’s…

Posted in Features

frontpagepic_TSS

The Sweep Spot Ep. 139 – Tour of Disneyland in 1974

October 12, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

In this episode we take a look at the year 1974. This time period is an interesting time. It was just 7 years past Walt Disney’s death, and almost 10 years away from Michael Eisner…

Posted in The Sweep Spot

HalloweenSeason

Spectacular Halloween at Disneyland Paris

October 11, 2014 at 4:30 am | 6 Comments

Disneyland Paris embraces the Halloween season like no other Disney park. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us some great photos and videos. ~~Rick Halloween Time Comes to Disneyland Paris Photo and…

frontpagepic_TDR

Jeff and George Review Sleeping Beauty and Million Dollar Arm on Blu-ray

October 11, 2014 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Jeff and George have two new blu-ray releases from Disney this week. How do they stack up? Do you need to pick up both of them? Sleeping Beauty George: Disney released a blu-ray version of…

frontpagepic_USOPod

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #111 – News, Rumors and Autism at the Parks

October 11, 2014 at 2:53 am | No Comments

We begin this episode with a Listener Butterbeer preference. If you would like to throw your hat in the ring, all you have to do is record us a message letting us know who you are, where you…