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DJ LOBOT & Star Wars Weekends Fireworks

June 05, 2014 at 12:30 am | No Comments

This week Jeremiah visits Disney’s Hollywood Studios to share with you the final hour of Star Wars Weekends, and featuring DJ Lobot’s Galactic Dance Party, a bit of STAR WARS Character fun and then the…

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Starbucks opens as Downtown Disney continues its transformation into Disney Springs

June 04, 2014 at 2:42 am | 23 Comments

Welcome again to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at some of the changes and construction at Downtown Disney as it continues its transformation into the new Disney Springs. Big changes are…

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Let’s Talk About Captain EO starring Michael Jackson — Part 3

June 04, 2014 at 2:41 am | 19 Comments

Update I have to say that writing every week does pose its challenges. Last week and as late as yesterday, my week was full of adventure. Do I say that every week? It started with…

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Season Pass Podcast: Documenting Disneyland, Storytelling & Lost Parks

June 04, 2014 at 2:41 am | 1 Comment

The Season Pass Podcast takes a look into special documentary projects based on Theme Parks, creative thinking and Disneyland!  Join us for discussion on The Lost Parks of Northern California with Kris Rowberry of Great American Thrills, the…

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Gnashers and Foamers

June 03, 2014 at 2:12 am | 56 Comments

There’s a longstanding divide in the world of Disney fandom, especially in the online realms. The point of contention is a fundamental one: are the Disney parks on the right road, or the wrong one?…

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Universal Orlando Update: Dragons on Buildings and Jurassic Park Suites

June 03, 2014 at 2:10 am | 14 Comments

We’re back this week with a big Universal Orlando Resort update.  After taking a week off to explore SeaWorld and Aquatica in San Antonio, we have lots of news to share at the Universal Orlando…

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The Sweep Spot — Throwback to Disneyland 1994

June 03, 2014 at 2:05 am | 2 Comments

This week we go back to Disneyland 1994. We welcome past guest and former Custodian Vince and we take a virtual tour of the park as it was in 1994 and rediscover what attractions were…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…