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'Ash vs Evil Dead' will make its Halloween Horror Nights debut this fall

By Robert Niles: Universal has announced its third house for this year's installment of Halloween Horror Nights ? STARZ's original series, "Ash vs Evil Dead." According to Universal, the house will feature locations from the first two...Show More Summary

Quit texting and look where you're walking, theme park fans

By Robert Niles: Which road in Southern California has the worst traffic? Is it the 101 in Hollywood? The 5 south of downtown? How about the 405, anywhere? Or is the worst traffic in Southern California found on Disneyland's Main Street...Show More Summary

Walt Disney World brings Grand Avenue to Disney's Hollywood Studios

By Robert Niles: Apparently, Walt Disney World did not reveal all of its new land plans at the D23 Expo in Anaheim earlier this month. Today, Disney revealed the first details about a newly refurbished "Grand Avenue" land in Disney's Hollywood Studios. Show More Summary

Disneyland introduces a late night menu in Tomorrowland

By Robert Niles: One of the top complaints that visitors make about theme parks is that restaurants close too early. With fans ready to go from rope drop to park close, customers want food available to help them refuel throughout the day. Show More Summary

Parks prepare new ride announcements on National Roller Coaster Day

By Robert Niles: Are you ready for National Roller Coaster Day? Sure, every single day of the year is a "National" or "Official" day for something, but several theme parks seem intent on making August 16th's National Roller Coaster Day...Show More Summary

Universal closing Dragon Challenge for new Harry Potter ride

By Robert Niles: Universal Orlando announced today that it will close the Dragon Challenge roller coaster on Sept. 4 to make way for a new Harry Potter-themed "coaster experience." Originally called "Dueling Dragons," this two-tracked...Show More Summary

When should you plan your next Orlando theme park vacation?

By Robert Niles: With Disney announcing so many new attractions coming to the Walt Disney World Resort, you might be thinking about when would be the best time to plan your family's next vacation to the Orlando area. Remember, Disney's not the only game in town, and rival Universal Orlando has some big projects in the works for the years ahead, too. Show More Summary

Let's talk about Disney's theme park and hotel plans for Star Wars

By Robert Niles: As much as some theme park fans might be excited about news that Walt Disney World will open Guardians of the Galaxy and TRON roller coasters ? among other new rides and shows ? over the next few years, let's face what's probably far more important. Show More Summary

What is the best way to get around the Walt Disney World Resort?

By Robert Niles: Select Walt Disney World visitors this month will have another way to navigate the resort, with the debut of Disney's new "Minnie Vans" service. These Minnie Mouse-themed minivans soon will be shuttling guests from Disney's Boardwalk and Yacht and Beach Club resorts around property, for an extra fee. Show More Summary

Watch This Space – just not quite yet

Here's the latest article by Paige Conner Totaro from All Over the Map I know, I know. My blog has been pretty quiet for the past year or so. There was stuff going on. And I’ve been active on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and Pinterest, with an occasional Snapchat experiment (username: pctotaro). Show More Summary

The Wizarding World's Ollivanders may be coming to a mall near you

By Robert Niles: If you've been wanting to go to Ollivander's to find a wand, you might not have to book a trip to Universal Orlando or Universal Studios Hollywood to do it. The iconic wand shop from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter might be on its way to a mall nearer you. Show More Summary

Corn dogs are now on the menu at Walt Disney World's Sleepy Hollow

By Robert Niles: Sleepy Hollow Refreshments at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom is switching up its menu again, this time adding a long-time Disneyland favorite ? hand-dipped corn dogs. The corn dog is served with Disney's "house made"...Show More Summary

Fantasmic! returns to Disneyland on the park's 62nd birthday

By Robert Niles: Disneyland's night-time spectacular Fantasmic! officially returned to the Rivers of America in Frontierland tonight, following an extended downtime while Disney rerouted the northern side of the river to accommodate the construction of the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land. Show More Summary

Disneyland raises prices 18-20% for 2017 Mickey's Halloween Party

By Robert Niles: The Disneyland Resort has put tickets on sale to annual passholders for this year's Mickey's Halloween Party, which kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 20 and runs for 14 nights at Disneyland Park, running up until Halloween on Oct. Show More Summary

Live from D23 Expo 2017: The Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Presentation

By AJ Hummel: Today, Disney hosted the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts presentation, where significant developments from Disney theme parks around the world are revealed. The presentation runs from 3:00 P.M. to 4:30 PM. today. During that time, check back here regularly for news as it is announced. Show More Summary

A Galaxy of Stories: Disney unveils Star Wars Land at D23 Expo 2017

By AJ Hummel: Every other year, Walt Disney Imagineering showcases their latest major theme park project(s) at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Pavilion inside D23 Expo. This year, the focus is entirely on one thing: Star Wars Land....Show More Summary

Where to Get Your Mid-Century Modern Fix on Vacation

Here's the latest article by Paige Conner Totaro from All Over the Map If you love teak wood, simple lines, and pops of color, why not satisfy your mid-century modern fix while on vacation? Whether you prefer the sleek lines of International...Show More Summary

Disney reveals Star Wars land model in advance of D23 Expo

By Robert Niles: The Walt Disney Company this evening revealed a scale model of the Star Wars land that it is building at Disneyland in California and Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The model depicts...Show More Summary

First look at Disney's new Pirates of the Caribbean auction scene

By Robert Niles: Disneyland Paris' revamped Pirates of the Caribbean officially reopens on July 24, but the resort's annual passholders are getting a preview, showing them the ride's addition of Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa, and ? of most interest to many fans ? the new auction scene, which will be coming to Disney's U.S. Show More Summary

MaxPass debuts at the Disneyland Resort on July 19

By Robert Niles: The Disneyland Resort announced today that its new mobile-powered MaxPass ride reservation service will debut next week, on July 19. MaxPass will cost $10 a day (to start) and will allow buyers to claim and manage their Fastpass ride reservations via the Disneyland app, while they are connected to Disneyland's in-park wifi network. Show More Summary

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