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Disney News Round Up: Summertime Madness!

June 11, 2014 at 12:30 am | No Comments

This week we reflect on ourselves — the fan community — with a couple of introspective pieces on the Disney fan community and our theme park experience. Kevin Yee looks at the difference between “gnashes”…


SeaWorld San Antonio Review: Three Days in Texas

June 10, 2014 at 2:30 am | 18 Comments

The SeaWorld Podcast team was invited to attend the opening of Roa’s Aviary at Aquatica at SeaWorld San Antonio, and while at the opening, they were invited to experience the park, meet the animals, and…


Spectatorship and Experientialism in Disneyland: Rethinking “Story”

June 10, 2014 at 12:40 am | 54 Comments

The bread-and-butter of much discussion throughout the Disneysphere is the perceived decline of Imagineering and the attractions it creates. Many of these focus on the question of licensed works as opposed to original concepts, having observed a…

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Changes continue in New Orleans Square as summer heats up at Disneyland

June 09, 2014 at 4:08 am | 46 Comments

Construction continues on the major Club 33 expansion in Disneyland but most guests facing the project’s significant impact on the streets of New Orleans Square won’t event be able to enjoy the final product when…


Mousetalgia 294: Listener mail, Audio-Animatronics

June 09, 2014 at 12:36 am | No Comments

It’s time to dig into the Mousetalgia mailbag! Topics include Walt Disney World Fastpass+ tips, Adventures by Disney tours, binging on Mousetalgia, seeing Disneyland through a new lens and trip planning tips, an update on…


Summer Sizzles at Busch Gardens Tampa

June 08, 2014 at 12:40 am | 2 Comments

We’re back with another Busch Gardens Tampa update. We have a few new things to share with you, including an update on the delayed Falcon’s Fury drop tower ride, some changes and additions, and information…


Musee Mechanique Endures on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf

June 08, 2014 at 12:35 am | 17 Comments

The Zelinksy family’s collection of coin operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines, known as the Musee Mechanique, is one of the largest in the world. Most of the items in the collection are…


E Ticket Report Episode 6: Diagon Alley, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, World of AVATAR and more!

June 08, 2014 at 12:30 am | No Comments

It’s time for episode 6 of The E-Ticket Report where hosts Tim, Chris, and Derek take a look at all the goings on in the theme parks we all love. Subjects include: Diagon Alley at…


DoomBuggies Spook Show #10: ScareLA’s Haunted Mansion anniversary tribute

June 08, 2014 at 12:25 am | No Comments

This week, the DoomBuggies Spook Show presents an abbreviated news-only show, featuring a variety of topics, including the recent passings of horror artists; a Haunted Mansion pin-up calendar; news about Marvel’s Seekers of the Weird;…


It’s Official! Disneyland Paris’ Ratatouille Ride to Open July 10th

June 07, 2014 at 12:40 am | 24 Comments

Disneyland Paris officials have now made it official. The Ratatouille Ride at Walt Disney Studios will open this summer on July 10th. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us the official press…


Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #94 – Gregory and the Potterheads

June 07, 2014 at 12:30 am | No Comments

Welcome to another session of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast! We begin by bringing you up to date, briefly, with the latest news, such as the new food offerings and the entertainment spectacles that will…


Universal Studios Hollywood Lining Up the Big Projects

June 06, 2014 at 12:40 am | 16 Comments

Today we offer a construction tour of Universal Studios Hollywood. The multiple projects going on at this park are literally transforming the face of this once humble little movie studio.  Fast and Furious: Supercharged is…


Form and Content in Disneyland

June 06, 2014 at 12:30 am | 42 Comments

It likely goes without saying that an overabundant love of Disney and its parks are incomprehensible to most people. The majority of us have experiences of being looked at from down someone’s nose as they…

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Aulani Guests: Will Walk for Food

June 05, 2014 at 8:38 pm | 6 Comments

Usually, Yesterland is about things that are gone from Disney parks. But not always. Today, Yesterland looks at 15 restaurants in walking distance from Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai‘i.   Read…


Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: Disney Runs Away With the Circus

June 05, 2014 at 12:35 am | 8 Comments

Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy is an unofficial guide to the world beyond Disney, exploring the original stories and sources of beloved films and attractions. This week, from Fantasyland: Disney Runs Away With the Circus. - Cory On the…


A few questions with Disney Legend Jack Lindquist

June 05, 2014 at 12:32 am | 4 Comments

Editor’s Note: Please give a warm MiceChat welcome to Keith Mahne with his new “A Few Questions With…” series. You may know Keith from elsewhere in the Disney online community where he has his own…


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…


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…


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…