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California’s Great America Strikes Gold with new Wooden Rollercoaster

June 29, 2013 at 2:01 am | 31 Comments

Earlier this spring, Calfornia’s Great America in Santa Clara opened Gold Striker, the “Tallest and Fastest Wooden Coaster in Northern California”. Not only is it the fastest in Northern California, but in our opinion it’s…

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EXCLUSIVE Behind The Scenes Interview With D23 and Disney Parks And Resorts About The Upcoming Expo

June 28, 2013 at 6:00 am | 38 Comments

The D23 Expo is a massive event which reaches into all corners of the Disney empire. Just think about all the things that Disney is involved with: Movies, television, radio, books, consumer products, theme parks,…

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Disneyland Red, White, and Blue

June 28, 2013 at 3:00 am | 21 Comments

We have a patriotic update for you today from the Disneyland Resort. As part of Limited Time Magic, July 4th has been spread across the full week. We offer our suggestions for fireworks viewing and…

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Dateline Disney World: Tidbits from Around the World

June 28, 2013 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

Dateline Disney World brings tidbits from all over the World this week, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the photos! If you’d like to support the column and shop on Amazon.com at the same time,…

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Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations

June 27, 2013 at 9:36 pm | 4 Comments

It’s early 2005, and it’s easy to pose with Mickey because there are 75 of him. But don’t expect a hug. Each Mickey is made of polyurethane with an internal steel frame, weighs approximately 700…

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Magic Kingdom: Exceptional, Acceptable, and Regrettable

June 27, 2013 at 3:00 am | 32 Comments

Last time, I took at look at my recent trip to Epcot. This week, the focus is on the Magic Kingdom. As we now know, the Magic Kingdom is Disney World’s premier park, with a…

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Daring to do Disney Without Your Kids

June 27, 2013 at 2:00 am | 21 Comments

I’m currently sitting at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, watching families walk by with toddlers babbling in their Mickey-balloon decorated strollers and brothers racing each other to each lamp post. Parents are scolding their teenagers and chasing…

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Walt Disney World in the Rain Preparedness Guide

June 27, 2013 at 1:12 am | 14 Comments

Rainy season has come to Orlando, and the amount of moisture coming down in the afternoons continues to increase. This mixture of hot temperatures and extra humidity in the air can make an afternoon at…

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SeaWorld Summer Nights Kickoff and Explosive New Shamu Rocks

June 26, 2013 at 3:00 am | 10 Comments

As summer kicks off in Orlando, it is time once again to experience SeaWorld Summer Nights. And this year, with Antarctica, and an explosive new ending to Shamu Rocks, we have a lot to share. …

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Disney News Round up: Monsters of the Lone Ranger!

June 26, 2013 at 2:15 am | No Comments

This week’s Disney news Round Up we share some excitement regarding movie reviews and premieres! Disney’s The Lone Ranger premiere took over Disney’s California Adventure and Monster’s University made a killing at the box office…

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Walt Disney Studios Dedicates Soundstage to Annette Funicello

June 25, 2013 at 4:00 am | 17 Comments

Yesterday, in a small ceremony inside the Walt Disney Studios, Soundstage 1 was rededicated as the Annette Funicello Stage. Arguably the most popular Mouskateer, Annette commanded a sizable crowd of fellow Mousketeers, Disney dignitaries, studio…

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Disney Animal Kingdom Wilderness Explorers

June 25, 2013 at 2:00 am | 9 Comments

The wilderness must be explored! — Russell, PIXAR’s Up Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a new game, open since early June, thus joining Magic Kingdom’s two games and Epcot’s cell phone based game (hmm, will DHS…

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Universal Orlando Goes Old School with Cabana Bay Beach Resort

June 25, 2013 at 12:01 am | 15 Comments

With Transformers now open and thrilling N.E.S.T. recruits, Universal is moving furiously to complete its Springfield expansion. And, we take our first look at what the family suites at Cabana Bay Beach Resort will look…

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Disney California Adventure rolls out the red carpet for “The Lone Ranger” world premiere as the Enchanted Tiki Room turns 50

June 24, 2013 at 5:05 am | 31 Comments

Disney California Adventure rolled out the red carpet over the weekend for the World Premiere of Disney’s new action-adventure film, The Lone Ranger. Saturday’s star-studded event included the likes of film stars Johnny Depp and…

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Podcast – Transformers The Ride Grand Opening Special

June 24, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

As we’re sure you know, Universal Orlando officially opened their new Transformers The Ride 3D attraction to the public on Thursday the 20th of June. As part of the event, they had a gala event…

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SeaWorld San Diego Aquatica Makes A Splash

June 23, 2013 at 8:55 am | 4 Comments

Welcome to the second part of our Aquatica San Diego update, the first being coverage of the opening ceremony. In this update, we’ll be taking an in-depth look around the park, including all of the…

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Local Authorities Cause Headaches for Disneyland Paris

June 23, 2013 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

The local authorities near Disneyland Paris have been causing some issues for the park recently. Apparently they have set up a radar speed trap on the main road leading into the park. Other officials have…

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Busch Gardens Tampa Summer Nights

June 23, 2013 at 12:15 am | 3 Comments

Summer is here and Busch Gardens’ annual Summer Nights promotion is in full swing. Now through August 18, the park is open until 9:00pm Sunday though Thursday, and until 10:00pm Friday and Saturday. The park…

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Updated: Full Throttle Grand Opening Celebration at Six Flags Magic Mountain

June 22, 2013 at 2:00 am | 19 Comments

On June 21st, Six Flags Magic Mountain held its Media Day for Full Throttle. After a few hiccups in the morning, (as media days can often have) the ride launched with a great opening ceremony…

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Disneyland Resort Prepares To Roll Out Red Carpet For The Lone Ranger

June 21, 2013 at 3:30 am | 39 Comments

Disney California Adventure is getting ready to host the world premiere of Disney’s The Lone Ranger. We’ve got the scoop and photos for you. In the meantime, the resort has found an acceptable solution to the…