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MiceAge Update: Return of the Hatbox Ghost

October 21, 2014 at 3:00 am | 66 Comments

We have a mini MiceAge update for you today with some really big news. The Disneyland Resort has had some very busy weeks lately, with the popular Halloween Time season playing to Anaheim’s two key…

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Rail Trip to the Walt Disney Family Museum

October 21, 2014 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Walt Disney Family Museum, a group of intrepid Disney fans took to the rails to make an experience out of the event. On board, we had a great…

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Disneyland Resort Holiday Switcheroo and Rosie’s Dough

October 20, 2014 at 3:00 am | 49 Comments

Happy Monday Morning folks! Andy Castro and Dateline Disneyland are on vacation today, but In The Parks is here to deliver the week in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure news. It’s a small world is getting its holiday…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 313: Ryman Arts Fundraiser, a trip to Chili John’s

October 20, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

Mousetalgia reports on “An Affair of the Art,” the Ryman Arts annual fundraiser held at the home of Disney Legend Marty Sklar, which raises funds to help offer art training to high school students. This…

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Tim Grassey: MyMagic+ and the Myth of Convenience

October 19, 2014 at 3:00 am | 63 Comments

My wife and I recently returned from a great trip to Central Florida, and while it’s late to the game, I wanted to share my general observations about MyMagic+. We had experienced pieces of it…

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Top five things to do in Historic St. Augustine

October 19, 2014 at 2:01 am | 6 Comments

Four hundred and forty nine years ago, a small expedition led by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés landed on the western shore of the Matanzas River and founded a settlement known as St. Augustine. This settlement …

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Coasting Above Lake Erie at Cedar Point

October 18, 2014 at 2:01 am | 5 Comments

A Day by the Bay Lake Coasting above Lake Erie at Cedar Point by Marc Ricketts When I’m writing about destinations near the San Francisco Bay, they are usually places with which I’m familiar, and…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #112 – Diagon Alley Roundtable Part 2

October 18, 2014 at 12:20 am | No Comments

Welcome back Universal fans. On this show Darren, Nina and Gregory talk to Lee and Tracey about the food and drink, entertainment and Interactive wands inside the new Universal Studios Florida attraction Diagon Alley. They…

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Knotts Berry Farm Fall Fun and Park News

October 17, 2014 at 3:00 am | 13 Comments

Knott’s Berry Farm is in full haunt swing.  But that isn’t all that is going on at this classic Southern California Theme park.  There is the kid-friendly Camp Spooky that children can enjoy during the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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!

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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…

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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.…

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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…