Welcome, oh faithful Weekend Update reader! As you know, this is the place where we have published our Weekend Update blog every Saturday for over four years. We have travelled around the globe hundreds of times, visiting theme parks and scenic spots along the way. We've been on cruises and car trips and bus tours. Our contributors have changed along the way, and each change brought us another unique perspective on this world of ours.

I hope that this doesn't sound like I'm preparing you for the end of the Weekend Update. Actually, quite the contrary. It's just that MiceAge/MiceChat has outgrown its current format and it was time for a change. And with that change, we'll be bringing you the Weekend Update every Saturday in a new format. Each segment in the Weekend Update will appear as a separate story on the front page of MiceChat. In fact, the front page of MiceChat will be your 21st century index and guide to all of the content offered on MiceChat/MiceAge, presented in a buffet of bite-sized chunks of theme park goodness. You'll be able to pick and choose the articles that are most interesting to you.

Although this isn't the end of the Weekend Update, it is a pretty radical change and I feel compelled to make some acknowledgements. First of all, thanks to Dustysage and Fishbulb who had the confidence in me to take on the Weekend Update as its sole editor. With their help and encouragement, I have learned so much about the world of internet blogging, from photo watermarking to html coding. Thanks also to Monorail Man who provided me with technical support whenever I needed it and who taught me some pretty slick tricks to take the drudgery out of producing a weekly blog entry.

Second, I must thank "our amazing team of global photographers, spies, and gossips". Without their hard work, there would be no Weekend Update. I thank you will all my heart.

Third, I must thank my faithful readers. If you hadn't taken some time out of your Saturday to check out each new blog entry, there wouldn't have been a reason to do a Weekend Update. And I would have missed some remarkable stories and photos along the way.

Finally, a shout out to my "much better half" MickeyMaxx who has helped me so much, downloading photos, scouring MiceChat for prospective reporters, and so much more.

So, with that, we're off on our next Weekend Update adventure!

Won't you join us right here?