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Queen Mary Dark Harbor Event Getting Bigger and Better

The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor will soon be landing on the shores of Long Beach to take over the historic nautical landmark, transforming it into a world class haunt event. The creative forces behind Dark Harbor have worked very hard to keep things relevant and fresh every year by adding to and evolving the storyline of the harbor's haunted...

Show your Spooky Side at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

With attractions like Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights dominating the scare season in Central Florida, sometimes Mickey Mouse and all his friends don’t get all the attention they deserve. At Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, held on select nights from now until Oct. 31, those of us who might be a bit more timid can enjoy the Halloween...

Rod Miller LIVE at the Walt Disney Family Museum – Pt 2

This week, Paul avoids the 100+ heat at Disneyland by taking you back to October 2, 2010 and to the Presidio in San Francisco for a special performance by longtime Main Street Pianist Rod Miller. He was a fixture on Main Street USA at Disneyland for 36 years, and he was brought to the museum to celebrate the museums...

Hollywood Studios News and Rumors

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a walk through Disney’s Hollywood Studios to see what’s going on. Let’s go! http://datelinedisneyland.smugmug.com/Other/DDW/i-8FBwWXS/0/O/hollywoodstudios-1.png Welcome to Hollywood Studios! http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld09222014-_DSC6982.jpg http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld09222014-_DSC6983.jpg http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld09222014-_DSC6984.jpg Construction continues on the new Starbucks location at the end of Hollywood Boulevard. http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld09222014-_DSC6985.jpg http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld09222014-_DSC6986.jpg Yes, Frozen is pretty much everything, everywhere right now. http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld09222014-_DSC6987.jpg http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld09222014-_DSC6988.jpg Over at One Man’s Dream, the large New Fantasyland model is now gone....

#1 Rule of Being an Imagineer: Your Attitude

PERSONAL UPDATE: The beauty of being introduced to the RunDisney races is that it leads to friendships and events you may have never considered before. AIRFORCE MARATHON DAYTON OHIO, https://www.facebook.com/AirForceMarathon I’ve met so many of you who have come out to run the Disney races with me that I wanted to come out your way and run a few on the...

You Can’t Top Pigs with Pigs – A Talk with Marty Sklar

I’m writing this article about 5 minutes after I finished an online video lecture about children’s literature, and this lecture was specifically about the power of storytelling; which is very opportune, because I wasn’t quite sure how to articulate what I felt about this episode.  Every time I listen to an episode of The Season Pass Podcast in preparation...

Disney News Round Up: Disney Days and Spooky Nights

Dapper Days, Disneyland Weekends and Disney California Adventure are just some of the topics to be found in this all-new MiceChat Round Up.  Disney and Theme Park News is in full effect here as we bring the interesting news that the tired Backlot Tour at Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios is finally closing this weekend.  Better get there fast...

Food, Wine, Beer: A Guide to the 2014 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Hello, Howdy, Ello, Oi', Aloha. Welcome to the 2014 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The festival kicked off last Thursday to its usual great reception. With numerous options for this years consumption, I wouldn't be surprised if this becomes the most successful Food and Wine Festival to date. There are a multitude of experiences this year, this comprehensive...

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 24 – The First Scream

On September 19, the gates of hell opened a little wider as Universal Orlando Resort ushered in the 2014 Halloween season with the opening of the twenty fourth edition of Halloween Horror Nights. Thousands of screaming fans scampered through the gates of Universal Studios Florida in search of the best combination of fear and fun that can be found...

Mousetalgia Podcast 309: Halloween Time; As Dreamers Do – the movie

Halloween time at Disneyland Resort - Join us in an exploration of Dia De Los Muertos, the Halloween Carnival, Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween treats and decor... Team Mousetalgia shares our tips and advice to help you make the most of your Halloween Time visit to Disneyland. From spooky tours to terror-ific treats, you'll find lots...

Halloween Time scares up special eats and treats at Disneyland as changes come to Sleeping Beauty Castle

Halloween Time is in full swing at Disneyland, with restaurants throughout the park serving up terrifyingly tasty seasonal specials. Meanwhile, the park continues to take advantage of what was traditionally its off-season with various refurbishments including repainting the iconic "it's a small world" facade and preparing the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage for its reopening later this week. ...

Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Review

Universal Studios Hollywood has kicked off Halloween Horror Nights, beginning a reign of terror that will span a record 22 nights from now until November 2nd. Unique to Hollywood's incarnation of Horror Nights is the awards event known at The Eyegore Awards.  The Eyegore's honor special achievements in horror in an awards ceremony.  For the first time ever guests...

Knotts Berry Farm Scare School and Halloween Fun

It was a scorcher this week at Knott's Berry Farm.  Temperatures hovered in the triple digits on the day we visited and only the most persevering thrill seekers dared brave the relentless heat. Despite the insane mercury levels, we bring you an update from the Farm.  This week we cover news odds and ends as well as Halloween Haunt...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #108 – Diagon Alley with Eric Scull

welcome to another episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast , on this show Lee, Tracey, Darren and Hunter take a well earned break and let Gregory talk more about Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida . For this episode Gregory is joined by Harry Potter fanatic Eric Scull, if you listen to other Harry Potter podcasts, you may know...

Disneyland Paris Resort Spruces Up Hotels

The hotels at the Disneyland Paris Resort are receiving some much needed tender loving care during the off-season. Alain Littaye's pictorial report begins at the Newport Bay Club. ~~Rick Disneyland Paris Resort Spruces Up Hotels by Alain Littaye Disney and more blog Managers at the Disneyland Paris Resort have turned their attention to the resort hotels, and it's about time. Some...

Disneyland Sweltering Autumn Fun

There was quite a bit happening at the Disneyland Resort this week.  Halloween Time is back in business at Disneyland and festivities abound.  This week, we take in more of the wonderful Halloween Time decor and look at the updated refurbishment schedule.  The downtime for it's a small world has been announced which will allow for the installation of...

The Haunted Mansion Show: Spooky Season Finale

Foolish mortals of all ages, the time has come for us to present our very first season finale! The Hatbox Ghost shares a mystical trick, Madame Leota tells another terrifying tale, and the Ghost Host will act as the ringleader of this spooky spectacle. There will be many more episodes to come, of course, but for now the 999...

Well-Aged Festival at Yesterland

Yesterland takes you back in time to the early years of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival—when guests drank wine in tents and the Wonders of Life pavilion was still filled with attractions.  Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Well-Aged Festival   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Busch Gardens Tampa Gets Wild With Jungle Jack Hanna & Falcon’s Fury Opens

Welcome to an all new Busch Gardens Tampa update. Today we'll take a look at Jack Hanna's recent visit to the park, check out the new Opening Night Critters show and more. "Wild Days" with Jack Hanna "Jungle" Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, made his annual visit to Busch Gardens Tampa September 13 and 14. Mr. Hanna...

Samland: Free Parking After 6, How Universal Orlando CityWalk was Saved

Recently, I took a trip back in time to the genesis of CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood. This week I will turn my attention to its big brother in Florida. In 1991, just after the opening of Universal Studios Florida, Universal began to develop a master plan for the Orlando property. The plan called for movie theaters, hotels, and...