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The holidays move in on Halloween Time as off-season refurbishments continue at Disneyland

October 21, 2013 at 5:05 am | 42 Comments

Halloween Time is still in full swing at Disneyland but that isn’t stopping the holidays from moving in early. The first signs of the holidays are now popping up around both theme parks, with thousands…

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Essential Walt Disney World Books

October 21, 2013 at 5:02 am | 6 Comments

If you’re doing any serious research about Walt Disney World or if you’re the world’s biggest Walt Disney World fan, then there are a few books that you need to own. I’ve been collecting Disney-related…

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Gravity Falls: Six Strange Tales, a Review

October 19, 2013 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

George: Gravity Falls debuted on the Disney Channel in 2012 and seemed to be an unlikely hit. When Disney offered a review copy, I jumped on it, mainly because it’s a popular show with my…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #67 – Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood

October 19, 2013 at 1:58 am | No Comments

The one where we talk Halloween Horror Nights…again! Not only do we chat Orlando, but we have our Hollywood correspondent, Norm Fishbulb, joining us as part of this episode’s ‘Dead Man’s Digest, to tell us…

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Disneyland refurbishments continue before the holidays arrive as toys find a new home in Paradise

October 18, 2013 at 2:05 am | 24 Comments

Disneyland refurbishments continue as the popular Halloween Time season starts to wind down and the theme parks approach the ever-popular holiday season. This week we’ll fill you in on various refurbishments in both parks including…

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Magic Kingdom Construction and Photos!

October 18, 2013 at 2:00 am | 27 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re covering the Magic Kingdom. Over 50 photos, so let’s go! If you’d like to support the column and shop on Amazon.com at the same time,…

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DCA Then & Now, Part 3: Paradise Pier

October 17, 2013 at 7:15 pm | 12 Comments

Today, in the third of a series of Disney California Adventure “then and now” comparisons, Yesterland looks at some parts of Paradise Pier. More of Paradise Pier will follow in a future article. Read the…

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How to Stop and Smell the Roses at a Disney Park

October 17, 2013 at 3:10 am | 37 Comments

We just flew home from another great trip to Walt Disney World, and, boy, are my arms tired.  Yeah.  I went there.  Although we had newbies with us, we ended up taking a lot of…

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SAMLAND: Selections from the Library

October 17, 2013 at 3:03 am | 1 Comment

Sam Gennawey reviews two interesting books for Disney fans today.  First up King of the Jesters, the Danny Kaye biography from David Koenig.  And after that is New Media For Designers + Builders by Stephen…

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WTTM WDW 022 “Boo to You and a Perfect Mansion Ride”

October 17, 2013 at 3:00 am | No Comments

This week, Jeremiah takes you to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom for a few adventures captured during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2013.  You will hear the wonderful and very fun Boo to You…

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DESIGN: Those Were The Times No. 20 – 1950 Sports Car Racing

October 16, 2013 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

Bob Gurr, race car fanatic?  That’s right.  This Disney Legend was a speed racer way back in the day.  In fact today we set our time machine to 1950 and try to keep up with…

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Disney News Round Up: Avatar Animal Kingdom, Halloween Time and More

October 16, 2013 at 12:29 am | No Comments

It has been a rough week for Disneyland as they re-launch their disabled access program. How is it holding up with the many upset guests that do not like the changes? We also have big…

Communicore Weekly – Alice in Wonderland, Roy Disney, Mission Marvel, The Beatles

October 15, 2013 at 11:00 am | 1 Comment

Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Alice in Wonderland, Roy Disney, Mission Marvel, and The Beatles! DISNEY HISTORY! – Down the rabbit hole we go as we learn a bit about…

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Disney Animal Kingdom Avatarland in Context

October 15, 2013 at 3:00 am | 81 Comments

The Avatarland project at Disney’s Animal Kingdom got a sudden and unexpected boost Friday night (United States’ time) when details and concept art were unveiled at the D23 Expo taking place in Tokyo, several time…

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Knott’s Scary Farm Shows Scare and Entertain

October 15, 2013 at 2:14 am | 9 Comments

When most folks think of Knott’s Scary Farm, haunted mazes immediately come to mind.  Foggy alleyways with sinister monsters around every corner are the quintesential image from the world’s biggest, longest running, theme park Halloween…

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SeaWorld Orlando Spooktacular is a Kid Friendly Halloween Treat

October 15, 2013 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

October in Orlando is Halloween Season, with each resort offering their own holiday event to guests.  At SeaWorld Orlando, their ‘Spooktacular’ Halloween event caters to families with kids and is included with your daily park…

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Wakefield Report: Daydreaming About The SoCal Parks

October 15, 2013 at 1:23 am | 1 Comment

Join Chris Wakefield and the MiceChat crew this Friday at Epcot for the MiceChat Sip and Nibble around the World Showcase Lagoon for Food and Wine festival. Event information HERE. The first week home after…

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Disability Access Service brings change to Disneyland as the holidays continue to quietly move in

October 14, 2013 at 5:05 am | 55 Comments

Disney’s new Disability Access Service (DAS) at its domestic theme parks debuted last week and brought big changes to how disabled guests will experience Disney’s theme parks. The debut of the new system brought long…

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Delusion: Masque of Mortality is a Must See!

October 14, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Last year was our first experience with the “Haunted play,” Delusion. Not knowing what to expect, or what the heck a “Haunted play” was, we approached a stately old mansion in a residential neighborhood near…

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Tinker Bell: An Evolution Book Review

October 14, 2013 at 1:30 am | 3 Comments

It seems as if Disney Editions is publishing one flagship title a year. Last year, it was the spectacular Poster Art of Disney Parks. When word came that Disney was releasing a book detailing the…