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Universal Orlando Resort Springfield Near, Harry Potter Close, Transformers Imminent

March 19, 2013 at 6:04 am | 7 Comments

More Harry Potter,  more Transformers, more Simpsons, just more!  The Universal Orlando Resort has continued to meet the wild pace of construction with a nearly complete Transformers attraction in the center of their already busy…

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Universal Orlando Resort Cabana Bay – A Game Changer?

March 19, 2013 at 6:02 am | 9 Comments

Since I live in Orlando, I usually only see area theme park hotels as a drop-in visitor, not a regular Guest. There’s no reason for me to incur the expense of staying overnight. I’ve lived…

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An Open Letter to Disney Regarding MyMagic Plus

March 19, 2013 at 6:01 am | 50 Comments

MiceAge contributor, Tim Grassy, shares an open letter to Disney today regarding concerns with MyMagic+. Read along and see if you agree. Dear Disney, The recent announcements of MyMagic+ and Fastpass+ have raised concerns in…

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Springtime is in bloom at Disneyland with spring break crowds, color and changes

March 18, 2013 at 5:05 am | 46 Comments

Disneyland kicked off its busy spring break season with the opening of brand new princess meet-and-greets and entertaining stage shows in a charming fairytale village. But how did Fantasy Faire fare in its first week…

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Knotts Berry Farm Coasting Towards Three New Additions

March 18, 2013 at 4:03 am | 20 Comments

There’s quite a bit to share from Knotts Berry Farm today.  We recently spotted the new track pieces being stored behind the park for the upcoming Coast Rider family coaster.  Are the colors what you…

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Universal Orlando Podcast – Episode 52 – CityWalk-the-Walk pt.1

March 18, 2013 at 4:01 am | 4 Comments

Hey there UUOPeople, episode 52 is here already! Now it’s well-known that Downtown Disney was the place to go with the groovy bars and clubs, but with the demise of Pleasure Island where do the…

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Marvel World Expands With New ABC TV Show S.H.I.E.L.D.

March 17, 2013 at 4:03 am | 15 Comments

Disney, ABC and Marvel are working on a new Avengers based TV show called “S.H.I.E.L.D.” We’ll get you up to speed on the project and the mostly confirmed rumor that Agent Coulson will be brought back from the dead.

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Disneyland Paris Castle: The Most Fairy Tale of Them All?

March 17, 2013 at 4:01 am | 9 Comments

Disneyland Paris (originally known as Euro Disney Resort and later Euro Disneyland) is almost 21 years old. The park features a version of Sleeping Beauty’s castle that Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog…

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Photos In Wonderland – Themed Design Of Disneyland’s Adventureland

March 17, 2013 at 2:01 am | 7 Comments

Hello once again, curious friends, and welcome to Photos In Wonderland! As always, we’ll be looking around and exploring an aspect of the theme park experience via photo examples. For me, Adventureland is one of…

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Roger Rabbit and Brother Bear on Disney Blu-ray

March 16, 2013 at 4:01 am | 10 Comments

Who Framed Roger Rabbit hasn’t been out of the vault in over ten years. The March 12 Blu-ray/DVD combo release by Buena Vista Home Entertainment marks the 25th Anniversary of the release of this classic…

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Walt Disney World Unveils Tangled Toilets in Magic Kingdom

March 16, 2013 at 12:52 am | 10 Comments

We have a Walt Disney World photo update from Denise Preskitt today. The new Tangled-themed area in the Magic Kingdom that she features doesn’t have any rides, but it looks like a nice addition to…

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In The Parks: Disneyland Resort Unwrapping All Sorts of Projects

March 15, 2013 at 4:04 am | 31 Comments

Friday brings the Disneyland Resort edition of In The Parks with the latest happenings at the happiest place on earth.  The newly opened Fantasy Faire is functioning smoothly with little to report in the way…

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Dateline Disney World: Tangled Toilets and Animal Kingdom

March 15, 2013 at 3:02 am | 16 Comments

This week on Dateline Disney World, we’ll be covering the opening of the new Tangled area at the Magic Kingdom, as well as look at some general park photos and updates over at Disney’s Animal…

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Hollywood Pictures Backlot Elephants

March 14, 2013 at 10:16 pm | 6 Comments

A pair of pachyderms is precariously perched atop pillars on polychromatic pedestals. Passages for pedestrians perforate those pedestals. The portal promises picture production. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Hollywood Pictures Backlot Elephants.   When you are…

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Indiana Jones Archeology Adventure is Not to be Missed

March 14, 2013 at 4:05 am | 14 Comments

The mythos of Indiana Jones and his archaeological adventures needs no introduction.  Nearly everyone knows of the three (four if you count Crystal Skull) adventure films in which Indiana Jones scours the world in search…

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Sam Visits Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

March 14, 2013 at 4:03 am | 9 Comments

I realize that the D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit has been running at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for some time now. In fact, the show is due to close on April…

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Favorite Disney Character Spots

March 14, 2013 at 1:01 am | 7 Comments

It’s Disney Eve!  Actually, by the time you’re reading this, we’ll be traipsing around Epcot on the first full day of our spring Walt Disney World trip.  We’re taking a pair of newbies along with…

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Dueling Disney: Downtown Disney Smackdown

March 13, 2013 at 4:04 am | 21 Comments

Here we are, 5 columns into Dueling Disney! Don’t you think it’s time for a little break? I mean, we’ve been going at it for a while now. I think it’s high time that we…

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X Marks The Spot – Mapping the Parks

March 13, 2013 at 4:02 am | 13 Comments

Please give a warm MiceChat welcome to Frank Fiorinelli, our newest columnist. His new biweekly column, X Marks The Spot, is inspired by theme park maps. He’ll use his vast collection of Disney park maps…

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Disney News Round Up: Fantasy Faire, Flying Carpets, and Oz

March 13, 2013 at 4:01 am | 1 Comment

What happens when you cross the yellow line at the tram stop?  Have you ever been to Club 33?  We have pictures for you. Have you seen Disneyland’s new Fantasy Faire?  We’ve got you covered…