Everything, everywhere, all at once
No, it's not the Academy Award-nominated movie. It's what has been opening at Southern California's theme parks this week.
Take Two's a Keeper for Mickey & Minnie's Runway Railway: Disneyland doubles down on the 'toon rules' that gave the original Florida installation of Runaway Railway its infectious energy by providing the dark ride with a spectacular new queue that's an attraction on its own. Read our review and watch our full-experience video, including a queue walk-through with one of the Imagineers who led the project.
'Wondrous Journeys' Delivers for Disneyland Fans: Disneyland’s current year-long celebration is all about The Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary this year, and Wondrous Journeys is the well-deserved birthday present that Disneyland is giving to its fans. We’ve got the review and full-show video.
Talking with the show’s creators: Disneyland Looks to Take Animation Fans on 'Wondrous Journeys'
Show Review: Disney's New World of Color - One: High winds kept the show from looking its best, but a first look at Disney California Adventure’s new nighttime spectacular revealed that it is missing a whole of the Disney history it supposedly is celebrating. Here’s the review and video.
Meanwhile, back on the east coast at the Walt Disney World Resort...
At Universal Studios Hollywood
Crowds Slam Super Nintendo World for Passholder Preview: If Universal was trying to stress test the land with its most experienced guests, well then, it succeeded. With a 100-minute wait for the Mario Kart Bowser's Challenge ride yet a two-hour limit on passholders to enter the queues for Mario Kart or Toadstool Cafe, anyone who was not in the land as soon as their arrival window potentially opened faced a "do one, but not both" choice.
Embrace the Chaos at Universal's New Chocolate Emporium: Universal Studios Hollywood's Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is an interesting blend of childlike flavors and industrial decor, tied together by a crazy, entertaining backstory. And the milkshakes are fabulous, too.
Elsewhere around the, well, universe...
At Other Southern California Theme Parks
Peanuts Celebration Returns to Knott's Berry Farm: Knott's annual tribute to its iconic Charles Schulz characters includes special entertainment, activities, food and merchandise throughout the park.
Land-Sale Advocates Endorse New Six Flags Director: The head of the investor group that wants Six Flags to sell the land underneath its parks is endorsing the company's appointment of a new member to its board of directors. What will this mean for the parks’ future?
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