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Dateline Disney World – Flower and Garden Officially Open at Epcot

Epcot is positively bursting into bloom for Flower and Garden Festival. We'll show you all the colorful details. There are quite a few things that were added since the last time we were at the park. That's all we've got for this week! Looks like another nice year at the Flower and Garden Festival, my favorite time to visit this...

Disney News Round Up: Grizzly Peak Airfield Art released and more!

Spring has arrived in Southern California with beautiful weather in the parks. The MiceChat round-up brings you news and discussion of the new Smokejumper Grill and re-imagining of Condor Flats as the Grizzly Peak Airfield. Concept art has been released! Let us know what you think of the new look. We also have great reports of the famous Dapper...

Eye to Eye from the Goofy Movie by Donovan

We have something really fun for you today from the MiceTube. Our friend Taran Gray presents recording artist Donovan singing "Eye to Eye" from A Goofy Movie. This young man has a lot of talent and we expect him to go far. Don't miss out on your free song download HERE. If you'd like to find out a bit more about...

Refurbishments continue as Disneyland prepares to close Innoventions

With work happening from Critter Country to Condor Flats, off-season refurbishments, construction and enhancements projects continue throughout the Disneyland Resort. In Disneyland, Disney has confirmed Innoventions will close at the end of March but remains silent on plans for the Tomorrowland attraction. Is the rumored Disneyland 60th Anniversary exhibit moving in? Meanwhile, work continues in Disney...

Mousetalgia Podcast 333: Newsies tour, Disneyland ’55, Disney auction

Mousetalgia carries the banner and reviews the current touring production of Newsies, which landed recently in San Francisco. We discuss the differences between the film and the touring production, and even some differences between the Broadway show and the current tour. Souvenirs, dancing, the music - we cover it all. Then, Dave and Becky review Disney on Ice: "Let's...

Shanghai Disneyland Construction Update

Our good friend Stefan Zwanzger of TheThemeParkGuy.com recently shared some photos of Shanghai Disneyland construction. They show a very large castle and a completely new design for Tomorrowland. The Castle What's that big thing looming in the distance? It's Disney's largest castle to date.   Roaring Rapids Much about Shanghai Disneyland is different from previous "Magic Kingdom" style parks. One original attraction is the...

Beyond the Coast on California’s Channel Islands

Beyond the Coast on California’s Channel Islands By Marc Ricketts As the cold of winter starts seeping into one’s very bones, the mind can’t help but picture far away isles filled with the scent of blossoms in the rainforests which are positively dripping with waterfalls while a pig sizzles at the luau back at the lanai where fire and hula dancers...

Checking in at Disneyland

Spring is in the air at the Disneyland Resort.  Today we take a look at the park and what is going on in preparation for the 60th anniversary.  Sleeping Beauty Castle came out from behind construction scrims  to reveal a modest repaint and infrastructure installation for more decor down the road.  We see that Peter Pan's Flight is under refurbishment as...

Yesterland: Condor Flats Air Tours and the “Bear Left” Billboard

The airplane is here to let guests know that Condor Flats is an airfield. The billboard is another opportunity for a pun. After all, Yester California Adventure is the Punniest Place on Earth.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Condor Flats Air Tours and the “Bear Left” Billboard   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Parkwise: Five Tips for Planning a Girls’ Trip

You may have noticed that Park Wise was MIA for its last column. That's because yours truly was hard at work researching for this very article. Believe it or not, I just took my very first “grown-up girls only” trip to Walt Disney World, and I have a few tips to share to make your girls' weekend a happily...

New Magic Kingdom Hub Opens Making Lots of New Room

Rub a dub, dub, Magic Kingdom's got a new hub.  This week on Dateline Disneyland, we're looking at the newly opened and completely reimagined central hub of the Magic Kingdom. We have a lot of photos this week, so let's hop right into it.       That's all we've got for this week! What does everyone think of the new Hub? Let...

Disney News Round Up: Small World Fire, Castle Uncovered, Hub a-Hubba

Welcome to March! Spring is in the air and the MiceChat round up is here to bring you all things Disney and Theme Park news! This week we have big news about a recent fire at It’s a Small World at Disneyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle comes out of the Tarps and Samland brings us some fantastic information about how...

Sleeping Beauty Castle emerges from refurbishment as Disneyland continues to prepare for its Diamond Celebration

Sleeping Beauty Castle emerged from refurbishment last week, revealing a refreshed paint scheme that toned down some of the more saturated tones leftover from Disneyland's 50th Anniversary overlay. The Castle's new look will get sparkly diamond decorations in May as part of Disneyland's big 60th Anniversary celebration. Meanwhile, work continues throughout both theme parks as they get...

Mousetalgia Podcast 332: Three-day trips to Disneyland

The Mousetalgia 3-day Disneyland trip: our own methods, secrets, and ideas for making the most of the standard 3-day trip to Disneyland Resort. When is it better to spend a little more, and where can you save a little? How should you approach meals during a day at the park? We offer our opinions on attractions, fastpasses, drinks, breaks,...

Swing Into Spring at Disneyland Paris

Spring is in the air at Disneyland Paris, and Max from DLP Welcome has news and a behind-the-scenes look at the Swing Into Spring celebration. --Rick Disneyland Paris Swings Into Spring by Max, DLP Welcome On Tuesday, February 24th, Disneyland Paris invited the blogging community to witness the results of a full year of planning for this season's Swing into Spring...

The Sweep Spot # 148 The Golden Horseshoe Saloon at Disneyland

In this episode we take a look at the history of The Golden Horseshoe Saloon at Disneyland. We look at the building, shows, performers and more. This place is a great place filled with Disneyland history, and its a beautiful place to go today, which still looks similar to the day it opened. Plus the latest in current events.   More...

Disneyland Paris Photo Update

Here's another great photo update from Disneyland Paris Resort, courtesy of Max and DLPWelcome. ~~Rick At Discoveryland, scaffoldings have covered Videopolis and Nautilus. The trees around Space Mountain Mission 2 were cut. The dome is seriously dirty, fortunately everything will be renovated and cleaned for mid-July. All aboard ! We have new photos of the Mark Twain...and it’s worse than expected. From the...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #129 – News and Tchoup Chop On Location

On this episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast.we begin with a Butterbeer preference from Listener Travis Terrell. We then head to the news, which includes the announcement of the last two Mardi Gras acts, Harbor Nights Romantico, the Blues Brother show at Universal Studios Hollywood being discontinued and the recent publication of the Injury report at the theme parks. We...

Construction is Universal: Harry Potter, Springfield, Fast and Furious

Change is coming at a rapid pace for Universal Studios Hollywood, the entertainment capital of Los Angeles. The park is in the middle of unprecedented growth and expansion that has not been seen by a theme park since DCA's make over. It's a drag to have to walk around a maze of construction walls, but the end result is...

Disneyland Long Ago, Not-So-Long Ago, and Now: Adventureland, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland

Back in 2009, Yesterland ran a series of “Disneyland Then and Now” articles comparing Disneyland photos from the 1950s to similar photos in 2009. This month, Werner Weiss went back to the same locations to take another look. Here is the second in this series.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Disneyland Long Ago, Not-So-Long Ago, and Now: Adventureland, Fantasyland, and...