Welcome to this week’s MiceChat Disney Round Up! What a great week we have had and there’s much more to come! From the MiceChat Gumball Rally this past weekend, to news on the loop music for the new Grizzley Peak Airfield, we’ve got you covered! But that’s not all. We have FREE tickets to preview the new Voyage to the Iron Reef at Knott’s Berry Farm! This is something not to miss! How do you get tickets? Just comment below and click the link contained in this article.

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Disneyland Update – Indy, Hatbox Ghost, and 60th Anniversary Enhancements
Hello one and all!  It’s another edition of In the Parks at the Disneyland Resort.  Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye has returned from refurbishment. We’ll let you know if there’s anything new.  We next bring news that the Haunted Mansion has finally closed its doors to allow one of the most legendary characters to ever disappear from the park a grand return.  In the meantime we see that work continues throughout Fantasyland on such classic attractions as Pinocchio’s Daring Journey, Peter Pan’s Flight, and the Matterhorn Bobsleds.  No real signs of the Diamond celebration have reached Disney California Adventure just yet with Frozen Fun mercifully receding from the Hollywood Land area of the park and the Grizzly Peak Airfield getting ever closer to touchdown.

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Good news Folks! We have a great opportunity for you to experience the new ride at Knott’s Berry Farm! The Voyage of the Iron Reef!

Let us know why you are excited to ride the new attraction in our comments section below and then click the link below for your free tickets!
(Only 80 are available, so you’ll want to hurry!)

SORRY FOLKS, THESE TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT

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The first reports from the MiceChat Gumball Rally are coming in!   The Emporium is in the process of redecorating its windows, just in time for the 60th anniversary,   and more changes have been announced for the old Condor Flats area in DCA!  ~ Aladdin

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Digger’s 6th annual Gumball Rally trip report
RPDigger may not have finished 1st in this year’s Gumball Rally, but they are one of the 1st to bring us a trip report from the weekend!

Humphrey’s Service and Supplies opens part of Grizzly Peak Airfield May 15th
Another part of the old Condor Flats is changing. The old Fly n Buy store will be renamed as Humphrey’s Service and Supplies,   after a certain lovable Disney Bear from the 1950s.  That brings up the questions: Will this Disney Bear will be making appearance, to follow along the lines of Oswald?   Will we see any Humphrey merchandise in the new store? We will have to wait and see, when the store opens on May 15th.

LA Times Article Reveals Order of Procession for Paint the Night
We have more details about the new night time parade, Paint the Light! Caution, spoilers ahead!

Disneyland Emporium Windows Begin to Sparkle!
dfan07 noticed that some changes are finally coming to the windows of the Emporium for the 1st time in over 10 years! Tell us which stories you think will be unveiled, from the clues in each of the windows!

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There is some interest in what new music may be coming to Disney California Adventure. ~ Trekkie Dad

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Grizzly Peak Airfield Sample Music
pizzawanabe has come across a YouTube video that claims to be music for Grizzly Peak Airfield at Disney California Adventure and wonders if it is legit.

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Details on New Attractions Released
KEBSD brings us info and concept art on the updated Fantasyland in Tokyo Disneyland and Frozen theme for DisneySea

HKDLR is hiring Architects/Senior Interior Designer/Engineers Etc…
PennysBayChronicle share with us that Hong Kong is looking for some high end professionals.

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This week we have two fun topics, the new Express Ordering app that DHS has debuted and a discussion about cast members and current costumes and heat retention! – DLandFansAZ

DHS Express Order Smartphone App
PlutoHasFleas brings us some info on testing of Disney Hollywood Studios Express App.

CM costumes and heat
The heat is on and Werner takes notice of the costumes worn by Cast Members may be really hot.

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With MiceChat giving away tickets, of course we have news that Iron Reef at Knott’s Berry Farm is about to open. Check out the review! ~ Trekkie Dad

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LA Times previews Iron Reef
SpacemanSpiff has found a review of Knott’s Berry Farm’s soon to open dark ride.

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MICECHAT PODCAST: We’re Walking Right Down The Middle Of Main Street USA – Disneyland is getting sparkly for the 60th anniversary. Doug and Dusty examine Main Street USA for signs of the big celebration to come. They also take a grand circle tour of Disneyland aboard the classic Disneyland Railroad. This show is packed with the sounds of Disneyland and some really exciting news for folks visiting in the next year and a half. Enjoy this walk through the park by clicking play below, or

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The Season Pass: The Essential Theme Park Podcast: We return to the TEA Summit (Themed Entertainment Association) and the Thea Awards. This episode the guys talk with the founder of the TEA, Monty Lunde, and the President of the TEA, Steve Birket.

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Disafterdark: Walts Frozen Head. Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download. Joining us in the bar today is the director and filmmaker Ben Lancaster. Ben is currently producing a feature-length comedy shot on location in Orlando about the head of the world’s largest media conglomerate.

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Disney Avenue Podcast: Welcome to the April 2015 episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast! This month we have legendary animator Floyd Norman joining us. Though he prefers to be called a “cartoonist,” few other artists working in animation today can boast a career as varied as that of Floyd Norman. From the 1950s to today, Floyd’s diverse career, insightful viewpoint, and unflinching honesty have truly made him a Disney Legend.

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Mousetalgia! – An Unofficial Disneyland Podcast: We talk Star Wars on this special stellar-sized May 4th episode as we recount the highlights of a weekend of galactic adventure at the recent Star Wars Celebration convention held April 16-19 at the Anaheim Convention Center. From JJ Abrams and his stunning new teaser trailer to Princess Leia making out with a fan onstage in the Celebration Arena, we cover the moments and events from the weekend that we found to be most profound, striking, or strange. Cosplay, photo-ops, autographs, and panels – we cover it all, and try to describe the event for Star Wars fans that may not have made it out to Anaheim in person.

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast: n this episode of the Dead Man’s DIEgest we actually get back to what this show was designed for – Halloween Horror Nights!!!Recently is was posted by HHNRumours.com that all the houses and scarezones for this years celebratory event had been leaked.

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News With The Fabulous Disney Babe – Happy Cinco De Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is as American as Chop Suey, Pasta Primavera and St. Patrick’s Day, but that’s no reason to sit it out May 5th. Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort is going to be full of comida, gente y diversión! Crossroads at House of Blues will feature a “Menu Especial” through May 5 with “street tacos”, a chorizo burger with avocado and egg, strawberry empanadas and, of course, margaritas.

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Samland: Walt Disney and the Epcot Master Plan
Walt Disney first achieved fame as an animator. He would go on to great success producing live action films, documentaries, and television programs. For urban planners, his greatest achievement would be Disneyland. Speaking before the 1963 Urban Design Conference at Harvard University.

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The MiceEars Crew puts a lot of time and effort into making the Disney News Round-Up happen.Our thanks to:Editor CakvalaSC and the MiceEars Crew: Aladdin, Yoyoflamingo, Trekkie Dad, DLandFansAZ, RegionsBeyond, Fishbulb & Dustysage.

We hope to see you online again soon, Dusty and the amazing MiceChat crew!

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