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Summer gets underway as refurbishments and construction continues at Disneyland

June 02, 2014 at 4:28 am | 41 Comments

Disneyland is now in full summer mode with big crowds and late operating hours but refurbishments and construction projects continue in both theme parks. The major Club 33 expansion continues in New Orleans Square while…


Walt Disney World Odd and Ends from Eyes & Ears

June 02, 2014 at 1:52 am | 11 Comments

As I go through my resources when I’m researching information about Walt Disney World, I find some strange things. A great source is the Eyes & Ears bi-weekly cast member newsletter. Not only will there…


Mousetalgia Podcast 293: Maleficent ’14/’59, Canemaker on Schultheis

June 02, 2014 at 1:48 am | No Comments

Mousetalgia welcomes Academy Award winning author/historian/filmmaker John Canemaker back to the show to discuss his new book, “The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis & the Secrets of Walt Disney’s Movie Magic.” Schultheis, who worked for the…


Iconic Giant Dipper Celebrates 90 Years in Santa Cruz

June 01, 2014 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

I’m pleased to announce that Weekend Update contributor Marc Ricketts is back with a series of articles from the San Francisco Bay area. Today we’ll visit the venerable Giant Dipper Roller Coaster on the Boardwalk…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Delivers Christmas in Spring

June 01, 2014 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

Q. What has 600 pounds of chicken, 600 pounds of vegetables, 600 pounds of salad, 4,000 desserts, Shrek, Beetlejuice, Scooby-Doo, and Minions? A. Universal Studios Hollywood’s 23rd annual “Christmas in Spring” celebration. Universal Studios Hollywood is…

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Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 18 – The Stuart Miller Shout Out Show.

June 01, 2014 at 1:31 am | No Comments

Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download. Todays special guest is Derek Burgan, and Craig makes another appearance and talks a bit more this time. We discuss some news, we…


Space Mountain, The Graphic Novel

May 31, 2014 at 3:00 am | 5 Comments

George: We’ve reviewed a few works of fiction at The Disney Review and the success rate is about 50/50. Usually, the author will sacrifice the layout or feel of the parks to facilitate the plot.…


The Haunted Mansion Show: Creepy California or Frightening Florida?

May 31, 2014 at 12:35 am | 4 Comments

We all know that there are two Haunted Mansions in two individual Magic Kingdoms. Some say that one is better than the other and visa-versa. So, in this episode, we ask the question: Creepy California…


Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #93 – News, Rumors and On Location

May 31, 2014 at 12:21 am | No Comments

On this Episode we begin by welcoming Gregory to the Team and wishing Tyler Galinanes a Happy 10th Birthday. We then move on to the news, covering such topics as Mardi Gras, a more in…


Space Mountain Goes Down Flags Go Up

May 30, 2014 at 3:00 am | 34 Comments

Another week, another refurbishment. With the long holiday weekend behind us, Space Mountain has finally gone down for its refurb. We see some interesting progress over at Alice In Wonderland as swarms of hardhats descend…


A Look Inside the Refurbished Knott’s Berry Farm Calico Mine Ride

May 30, 2014 at 12:18 am | 34 Comments

Situated in the heart of Knott’s Berry Farm is a remarkable piece of theme park history. The 54 year old dark ride masterpiece, the Calico Mine Ride.  Designed by Wendell “Bud” Hurlbut and opened in…


The Walt Disney Story at Yesterland

May 29, 2014 at 7:31 pm | 6 Comments

Step into the Main Street Opera House at Yesterland for a tribute to a truly great American… Abraham Lincoln? No. Walt Disney!   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Walt Disney Story   When…


This Could be the Start of Something Big: The Story of Arrow Development Part 2

May 29, 2014 at 3:00 am | 1 Comment

Dexter Francis returns with part 2 of his series on Arrow Development, the company behind so many great Disney attractions. For part one, CLICK HERE. The four years between 1946 and 1950 were very busy…


Rats in the Kitchen – Ratatouille Restaurant to Open at Walt Disney Studios Paris on July 10th

May 29, 2014 at 2:00 am | 6 Comments

Disneyland Paris released this new concept-art showing the inside of Bistro Chez Remy, a new table service restaurant set to open the same day of the WDS Ratatouille ride, on July 10. They’ve also released…


My Disneyland Memories – AMERICA SINGS!

May 29, 2014 at 12:01 am | 5 Comments

This week, Magic Joe continues “Music Month” with another recording from his personal audio library that perfectly “revolves” around music – America Sings!  Enjoy! Direct Link THE WTTM PODCAST APPLICATIONS for iPhone, iPad & iPod…


Lets Talk About Captain EO Starring Michael Jackson- Part 2

May 28, 2014 at 3:00 am | 12 Comments

UPDATE- Last week I discovered that my dear friend Bob Gurr is going on an adventure for a few weeks, so I’ve been invited to fill in for him with my articles while he’s away.  The…


Glorious Magic Kingdom Sunrise and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Opens

May 28, 2014 at 2:00 am | 21 Comments

It was a big week at Walt Disney World! Let’s take a look at the 24 hour “Rock Your Disney Side” day as well as the now open Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at the Magic…


The Haunted Mansion Show: The Haunted Mansion That Never Was

May 28, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

At this point, every mortal guest of the Magic Kingdom knows what happens in that creaky, old house on the hill. They have spent years reporting that they’ve been taken into the boundless ream of…


Disneyland 60 Hour Diamond Anniversary Celebration Takes Shape

May 27, 2014 at 3:00 am | 85 Comments

Disneyland Resort kicked off its 59th summer season with not just a 24 hour party cooked up by the marketing department, but also by a ticket price increase and restrictions on Annual Passes approved by…


Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: A Fun and Solid “D Ticket” Attraction (Spoilers Only at End)

May 27, 2014 at 2:00 am | 54 Comments

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train finally soft-opened to the public on Friday 5/23, which also happened to be the 24 hour day. While I didn’t show up there until the late afternoon, I got to…