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Disney Imagineer Tom “Thor” Thordarson Journeys to the Center of the Earth

January 18, 2014 at 3:00 am | 13 Comments

Here is an amazing article and tribute to Tom “Thor” Thordarson and his artwork for the Tokyo DisneySea Mysterious Island rides. After being Director of Attraction Development at MCA Universal Studios, Hollywood, Tom became a…

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The Disney Review: The Original Grimms by Kevin Yee

January 18, 2014 at 2:00 am | No Comments

George: Kevin Yee is a very well-known name in Disney circles, especially as one of the original columnists at MiceAge. Kevin’s also one of the most prolific Disney-related authors and has published some of the…

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The Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, Episode 74: News, Review, Photoconnect and You

January 18, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Well, hello dear friends and welcome to episode 74 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. This week Tracey, Lee, Darren, Hunter and Eric have a news update and audio from the last performance of the…

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In The Parks: Disneyland Resort Off Season is Blissfully Uncrowded

January 17, 2014 at 3:00 am | 20 Comments

What a difference a week makes.  The holiday crowds have vanished, making this a wonderful period to visit the Disneyland Resort. Attractions like Space Mountain and Indy rarely crest over a 30 minute wait during…

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Dateline Disney World: Avatar Breaks Ground and Spice Road Opens

January 17, 2014 at 2:00 am | 34 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’ll be visiting both Animal Kingdom, where Avatar Land has finally broken ground and Epcot, where the new Spice Road restaurant has opened. There’s a lot…

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DCA Then & Now, Part 7: More Hollywood Land

January 16, 2014 at 8:30 pm | 2 Comments

This is the seventh (and final, for the time being) installment of Yesterland’s Disney California Adventure Then & Now series. Last time, we looked at Hollywood Blvd. Today we’ll look at more of what was…

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What to Do on Your Down Day at Walt Disney World

January 16, 2014 at 3:01 am | 28 Comments

If you’ve been reading over the last year, you know I’m a fan of taking a day off from the hustle and bustle of the parks during your Disney World trip.  After all, this is…

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Efteling Dream Flight

January 16, 2014 at 2:00 am | 15 Comments

We’d like to introduce you to Bernice Hobson, a Disney fan who is also madly in love with Efteling, the oldest park in the Netherlands (located in the municipality of Loon op Zand). Today, Bernice…

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Billy Hill and the Hillbillies – The Final Curtain Call

January 16, 2014 at 12:01 am | 5 Comments

In Part 2 of this series, Paul visits the Disneyland Resort and experiences the final 3 performances of Disneyland favorites… Billy Hill and the Hillbillies.  This show features a compilation of the 3 last performances,…

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Disney News Round Up: Blackfish and Blue Avatars

January 15, 2014 at 3:00 am | No Comments

There’s a huge amount of Disney and Theme Park news and information for you this week.  We begin with round two of the Blackfish controversy as yet another orca trainer comes forward. We then enjoy…

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Walt Disney – EPCOT and the Heart of Our Cities

January 15, 2014 at 1:00 am | 7 Comments

Sam Gennawey revisits Walt Disney’s original plans for EPCOT.  Since its initial publication several years ago, Sam has rewritten segments of the article with new information that he has gleaned through research.  Please enjoy this…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #73 – The News

January 15, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the first UUOP of 2014.This is the first of our new “weekly” shows and our first dedicated news episode. On this show we discuss an interesting survey that…

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Universal Orlando Update – Antojitos Preview and Park Updates

January 14, 2014 at 3:00 am | 21 Comments

We’ve survived the “Orlando blizzard” of 2014.  Even with record lows, strong winds and rain, construction at Universal continues forward on projects inside and outside the parks. CityWalk is gearing up for another record summer…

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Busch Gardens Tampa Falcons Fury Construction

January 14, 2014 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

We’re back with a new update from Busch Gardens Tampa! There’s plenty of news and photos to share today, including the news that the popular Critter Castaways show is closing. Plus, we’ve got Falcon’s Fury…

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Communicore Weekly – Submarine Voyage, Magic Kingdom Storybook, Musical

January 14, 2014 at 1:00 am | 2 Comments

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s episode of Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Submarine Voyage, Magic Kingdom Storybook, and Communicore Weekly: The Musical! DISNEY HISTORY! – George and Jeff dive dive…

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DoomBuggies Spook Show #4: Top 10 Haunted Mansion-related questions

January 14, 2014 at 12:01 am | 5 Comments

Welcome to episode number four of the DoomBuggies Spook Show, a podcast “dead-icated” to fans of Disney’s Haunted Mansion attractions, and other spooky things. In this episode, we discuss a listener’s “Top Ten Questions About…

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More Blackfish Backlash – Tilikum’s Trainer Dives In

January 13, 2014 at 5:15 am | 188 Comments

Last week, we brought you the story of Bridgette Pirtle, a former SeaWorld trainer who regrets her involvement with the film Blackfish. We follow up on Bridgette’s story with Mark Simmons, a noted orca expert…

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Billy Hill and the Hillbillies say good bye as Disneyland dives into refurbishment season

January 13, 2014 at 5:10 am | 33 Comments

With the busy holiday season over Disneyland has now jumped into the winter off-season by taking care of refurbishment and construction projects around the parks. At Disneyland, the exclusive Club 33 has taken over New…

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ImagiNERDing: Tangled Restrooms

January 13, 2014 at 2:00 am | 17 Comments

The fact that people write about any addition to a Disney park should speak volumes. Granted, there are times when the bloggers are paid to write positively about the parks, especially when a flying dragon…

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Mousetalgia 273: Robert Sherman

January 13, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

Robert J. Sherman talks about his father, Robert B. Sherman of the Sherman Brothers, on this week’s episode of Mousetalgia. In honor of “Moose,” the recently published autobiography by Robert B. Sherman, his son Robbie…