Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to one and all! Disneyland is photographed in all of its holiday glory by pro and amateur alike this week, One Republic shoots a video at Walt Disney World, and we discuss the refurbishment of Journey into Imagination, again. What happens in Disneyland Paris when the parade has started and a huge storm hits? All of this plus a new video from D23's Disney Geek. Enjoy! ~ CakvalaSC
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Well, let's see what we have in our stockings from Walt Disney World this week. We have a music video filmed in Walt Disney World (or is it Disneyland?), a look at Journey Into Imagination, some touring questions, and a whole lot more! No matter what holiday you're celebrating, we wish you a happy one! ~yoyoflamingo
One Republic's MK music video
See a video from the band celebrating traveling to Walt Disney World...just because. It's a reason we haven't seen in a while and is quite refreshing!
Journey Into Imagination Refurb edward1978 brings up a question that has been on everyone's mind since the original Journey Into Imagination closed and was replaced by the vastly inferior version before the slightly better inferior version...when are we getting a good version back? Share your thoughts and reminisce here!
The future of the River Country property
Sure we've all seen the poor remnants of the first water park wasting away, but what's to become of it. See some of the rumors, and voice your opinion on them here.
WDW trip do overs
An interesting premise for a thread: If there is anything you could do from a Walt Disney World trip over again, what would you do?
This week we have crazy weather in Paris, a couple questions about Tokyo, and life as a performer in Hong Kong. ~ Trekkie Dad
Character Performers on the Disney Cruise Line
Our fellow MiceChatter, harpist1991, ponders how they can get a possible job on a Disney cruise line. Sounds like it would be fun. Any one able to offer some advice and help our friend out?
Hope all of you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy the report from Knott's Holiday fun!
12/20: Al Lutz – Clubbed
Al comes with news for changes to Club 33, updates to Cars Land and up and coming annual passholder parties!
12/20: Magic Kingdom Waffle, Test Track Reboot, Christmas in Space, Jaws, Potter Expansion
Christmas is less than a week away and we've got a goodie bag filled with Orlando theme park news and photos for you today. Waffle Sandwiches in the Magic Kingdom, Fantasyland construction updates, new cars spotted on Test Track and more at Disney World. Plus two videos from Kevin Yee, one to tour the Monorail hotels at Christmas and the other to pay homage to the soon to close JAWS attraction at Universal Studios. Now then, let's park hop!
12/19: Jolly Holidays and paving the road to Radiator Springs
Happy Holidays, Dateline Disneylanders! The Disneyland Resort enters its busiest block of the year later this week as post-Christmas crowds hit the parks, likely bringing Disneyland to capacity several times between the Christmasand New Year's Eve holidays. There's plenty to see in this week's Dateline Disneyland, so join us for our weekly tour of the parks!
12/18: Birds of a Feather – Disney’s Jose Carioca
Today's 626 takes a look at The Three Caballeros, a film inspired by Walt Disney's trip to South America. One character in particular gets little love from the Disney Company - that dapper Brazilian parrot, Jose Carioca.
12/17: Walt Disney World’s Magic and Merriment
This week we have a massive report from "Magic and Merriment," a special holiday event at Walt Disney World. This two day holiday extravaganza has become so popular, it was offered two times this year. The $235.00 ticket entitled guests to two days of activities in the parks. Take a look and see the holiday magic for yourself.
12/16: Mary Blowing In, Club 33 Blues, Transformers
Santa is getting ready to visit, and the Southern California theme parks are gearing up for some of the busiest days of the year. We have some good and bad news from Disneyland about upkeep, the weekly look at Cars Land and Buena Vista Street, and news that yet another store is leaving Downtown Disney. Plus, an uproar is brewing for members of Club 33. If that isn't enough for you, we also stroll through Universal Studios Hollywood for a check-up on Transformers.
12/16: Walt Disney’s Mineral King
If all had gone as planned, by 1976, Walt Disney's Mineral King ski resort would have been in full operation in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. Just 227 miles northeast of Los Angeles, Mineral King was estimated to draw 2.5 million visitors annually. Alas, the project was not to be. Join Werner Weiss of Yesterland has he details Walt's great vision for a year round ski resort.
12/15: Big Thunder Rocks, Disneyland Pow Wow, Favorite Bathrooms
SAMLAND is always an interesting column to read, this week, Sam brings us another of his popular trivia collections we like to call the Encyclopedia Samlandica. Find out a bit more about some famous Disneyland rocks, a private party to die for, a restaurant inside a hat, a special tribute and even a favorite theme park bathroom.
12/15: Pressing Matters
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