Is there a buyout of Disneyland Paris coming from none other than… Disney?  Did you know that there was a golf course at the Disneyland Hotel when it opened?  Have you heard about the new coaster going in at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk?  Well it’s all right here for you in one neat little package in the MiceChat Disney news round up of Disney and theme park news and discussions.  There is a new Communicore Weekly which combines Dr. Who and Disney (yes, that’s the sound of the internet exploding). Plus, Sara the MiceChatter is back after a little break with more Disneyland geekery.  And least we upset the Pumpkin King, tickets just went on sale for the MiceChat’s KNOTT’S SCARY FARM 40Th ANNIVERSARY HALLOWEEN HAUNT SPOOKTACULAR.  Tickets go fast for this event, so get yours right away!  Okay, now on to the Round up!

Disneyland Hotel Golfing 1960’s
Not exactly a recent trip report, but oldhotelguy has some pictures and aerial shots of the golf course and its surroundings at the Disneyland Hotel.

40 years ago, a seed was planted in a boysenberry patch in Buena Park. This seed became a monstrous beast that people flock to see every Halloween. In 2012, Knott’s will be celebrating 40 years of frightful fun! In honor of this milestone, MiceChat will be holding a spooktacular Halloween Haunt Meet on Saturday, September 22nd 2012. Guests will enjoy VIP access to Halloween Haunt tickets, a delicious all you can eat dinner, Haunt history presentation, and meet and greet with the monsters and designers who create the Halloween magic.  Special tickets purchased exclusively through MiceChat will be required for this event.

Walt Disney Family Museum MiceChat Event September 14th
Join the MiceChatters at the Walt Disney Family Museum on the morning of September 14th for just $14.99 per person. We’ll tour the museum, pay tribute the the great Walt Disney, and then adjourn for lunch with a view at a restaurant on the beautiful Presidio. Don’t miss out. We don’t make it to the Bay Area very often, but when we do, we make it special

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With the passing of Neil Armstrong, we peer a little into Disneyland’s past and his connection to Tomorrowland. Also, ever wonder what it’s like to visit Disneyland alone? ~ Trekkie Dad

In Memoriam: Neil Armstong’s speech at Disneyland commemorating Space Mountain
orbitalpunk has found a video of Neil Armstrong’s speech at the re-launch of Space Mountain in 2005. Did Disneyland provide some of the inspiration for space travel? Kimickey adds some photos of the event at Tomorrowland.

Disneyland Could be on Shuttle’s Fly-Over Route on Arrival in LA
Looks like Space Shuttle Endeavor might be flying over Disneyland according to an article in the Los Angeles Times found by calsig31.

A solo trip at Disneyland
D3COY recently visited Disneyland alone and invites others to share their experiences as a solo visitor.

Dapper Days at Disneyland Park
CupcakeTerror is wondering if anyone will be attending this fun day at Disneyland!

Thought you might enjoy these
Blast from 1986, tensixmom has posted some great pictures from past era’s of Disneyland, do you have any pictures that are an oldie but goodie?

It’s the MiceChat, End of Summer Book Sale!
We have just a few copies left of your favorite releases from this year, at some great prices.  If you haven’t picked up your Disneyland Paris: From Sketch to Reality book, now is the time!  Take a magic journey with the new game book from Hidden Mickey Adventures!  See how Bob Gurr designed “Just for Fun!”  Supplies are limited and this sale will will only last until the end of the season (or until the books sell out).

MiceChat has partnered with Mouseaddict, the interactive iPhone and iPad guide to the Disneyland Resort! With just a tap in this beautifully designed app, you can read the very latest MiceChat blogs, check your private messages, find showtimes up to a week in advance, view menus and make dining reservations, see current wait times and crowd levels, see the park as it was in 1955, create reminders for shows, dining and FastPass… and too many more features to list here

Here’s the best news: Mouseaddict is free and available right now in the App Store for iPhone and iPad. Visit to learn more and download the app for free.

MiceChat Fall Cruise
September 10th through 16th (Vancouver to Los Angeles aboard the Disney Magic) including an epic event at the Walt Disney Family Museum AND a Napa and Sonoma winery tour (with a Disney twist of course). We are nearly sold out and have just 6 discounted cabins still available. Contact us today!

The Wine Country Disney Tour – NOW SOLD OUT
Our Napa and Sonoma tour of Disney and related sites has just sold out. Thank you to everyone for your interest. If you’d like to add your name to the waiting list for this event, please contact [email protected] The event is a leisurely all day tour through Wine Country with stops along the way that include the Pollyanna House, the Lasetter Family Winery, and DIane Disney Miller’s Silverado Winery.

Our Epcot 30th anniversary event may have SOLD OUT, but we’ve still got a great way for you to celebrate this big occasion. Disney World expert, noted author and MiceAge man about town, Kevin Yee, will be holding a FREE scavenger hunt before the Communicore Weekly live event. And we invite all of you (and your friends and family) to come join us. So save the afternoon of September 29th for us and we’ll have more information for your shortly about this great way to celebrate Epcot’s 30th anniversary! If you’d like to add your name to the waiting list for the Epcot 30th anniversary event please contact [email protected]

If you have a question about any of these events, please email [email protected]

Walt Disney World

Celebrate the Magic
New nighttime show on the castle, do you like the current projections they do on the castle currently, or would you rather have them go to Yesterland?

A little vent
A discussion has started on the booking practices of the soon to open Be Our Guest restaurant, which seems to be already booked well into January.

Have You Ever Had Strange Dreams About Disney World?
I think we have all had dreams out upcoming vacations, be specifically just Disney World? Barbaraann has started a unique thread about this!

Dave Avanzino Shadowbox Events – August 31st through September 2nd at WDW

If you are a fan of Dave Avanzino’s fabulous shadow boxes, you won’t want to miss your chance for him to create a special customized version of YOUR NAME! He’ll be at Walt Disney World August 31 through Sept 2. Be sure to let him know that MiceChat sent you. And we’d love to see what your personal shadow box looks like, so please be sure to share.

Jeff and George are in a sticky situation in this week’s episode…Timey-Wimey, Spacey-Wacey: Communicore Weekly’s Tribute to Time Travel and Disney’s Look at the Future! IT’S TIME FOR DISNEY HISTORY! – Jeff and George travel through time with The Timekeeper! GEORGE’S BOOK OF THE WEEK! – George’s talks about Our Friend, The Atom in his Book of the Week! BATHROOM BREAK! – Take a futuristic Bathroom Break at Cosmic Ray’s! FIVE LEGGED GOAT! – And finally, page Mr. Morrow in the Five Legged Goat!

MiceChatter Sarah Gets Excited About Halloween

Surprises DO happen at Disneyland. Sarah is back after a little break with excitement about Halloween and a little surprise and overwhelming success on Main Street USA.

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[Breaking News] Walt Disney Co. Considers Buyout of Struggling Disneyland Paris
Fultimate broke the news on MiceChat that the Walt Disney Co. has considered buying the struggling Euro Disneyland franchise from Euro Disney SCA! If Disney decides to go through with it, do you think Euro Disneyland will flourish or continue to struggle? Feel free to share your thoughts with us!

Disneyland ticket prices? Really?
cpuJesse has done price comparisons for the amount spent to stay at the Disneyland Resort in 2008 with the current rates and was astonished with the findings. Do you believe the increase in rates and prices is justifiable? Or will Disneyland Resort simply become an attraction for the wealthy?

This week we have an announcement of a new coaster, a tour of the D23 Archives and information of the Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. ~ DLandFansAZ

Disney Archives at the Reagan Library
On a recent trip RegionsBeyond visited the D23 Archives exhibit at the Reagan Library. This photo rich report has some excellent photos, be sure to check it out.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk announces Undertow – New for 2013
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has announced a new coaster for 2013. This new coaster called Undertow will be a unique spinning coaster.

Universal Studios Hollywood HHN Tickets on Sale
Tickets have gone on sale for Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 2012. Prices start at $46 and can reach up to $109, so is it worth the price to go this year?

RIP Neil Armstrong- First man on the moon
Sad news for a hero of our nation, he influenced so many people of our proud nation and will be missed.

Poster Art of the Disney Parks book-signing 9/8
There will be a book signing of ‘Poster Art of the Disney Parks’ on Saturday, September 8th at Stuart Ng Books. Meet Disney Imagineers including Tony Baxter. Check this out for more information.

R.I.P Jerry Nelson (1934-2012)
Jerry Nelson, an American puppeteer known for his work with the Muppets has passed away. His best-known character was Count von Count a humorous variation of Count Dracula.

Doctor Who Series 7!!
Doctor Who Series 7 is coming up and sir clinksalot is catching up to get ready for the premiere. So who else is ready for this season’s travels?


A chat with Imagineer Vanessa Hunt, co-author of “Poster Art of the Disney Parks”
Today’s special edition of Dateline Disneyland takes a look at the spectacular new Poster Art of Disney Parks art book now available at Disney theme parks. Written by Imagineers Danny Handke and Vanessa Hunt. Plus, we have some news on where you can get a signed copy of the book and meet some famous Imagineers in the process. Be sure to tell them MiceChat sent you.

Roar or Bore? Kevin Yee on Disney World’s Lion King hotel

The fantastic Art of Animation resort, the first truly new hotel at Walt Disney World in a number of years, has been opening in stages.

Al Lutz – A Tale of Two Parks, Disneyland Update.

Disneyland Resort heads into the Dog Days of summer working under a radically changed set of operating philosophies, with the success of Cars Land and the re-launched DCA turning on its head a decade worth of assumptions how visitors to the resort will use the property. In this update we’ll fill you in on exactly what is going on with overall resort.

Dateline Walt Disney World

Hello, and welcome to This week, we have a very large update with lots of things happening around the park, including progress on the major Fantasyland expansion project. Let’s get started!! Welcome to the Magic……

From the Mouth of the Mouse
When I was younger, I would often drift off into my own imagination. Sometimes, when it happened, I was at home, but more often than not, I was sitting in school. Of course, my teachers…

Disney has always struggled with promoting Walt Disney World. With Disneyland, the country was ripe for Walt’s vision of a family-inspired theme park. The nascent television industry was a perfect way to broadcast the ideas…

In the Parks
Knott’s Berry Farm is slowly transforming from Summertime fun to frightful Fall festivities. But this year is extra special.  The Farm’s annual Halloween event, Halloween Haunt, is celebrating its 40th Anniversary.  Our sources tell us…

Orlando Parkhopper

Some brilliant things are afoot in balmy Orlando. Harry Potter’s London extension at Universal Studios is really beginning to take a recognizable shape along the waterfront. And the Hogwarts Express is still rolling forward through…


One thing that surprised me in a very good way while I was in Disneyland earlier this month was how well Disney treats passholders in its California parks. Every time I purchased something, I was…


1956 was an a year filled with amazing new attractions and the Rainbow Caverns Mine Train promised to be one of the most spectacular. At a reported cost of $500,000, it was also the most…

Our Grand Tour of SeaWorld San Antonio Continues

CaptPhoebus’ Grand Circle Tour of SeaWorld San Antonio continues this week with a ride on Great White, the first inverted coaster to be built in Texas, also the first coaster built in the park. He…

Sesame Street Ride to Open at Universal Studios Singapore
Alain Littaye has exciting news about a new attraction at Universal Studios Singapore featuring the Jim Henson inspired characters from Sesame Street. ~~Rick New Sesame Street Ride Will Open at Universal Studios Singapore This Fall…

Universal’s Islands of Adventure Then and Now – Marvel Super Hero Island.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure opened May 28, 1999. My first visit was in early 2000. I snapped some photos with a disposable camera. Eleven years later, I took new photos of the same subjects.

The 626
Horizons was a much beloved attraction at EPCOT during the 1980s and 90s. Though it opened a year after the Park did, it was hailed as the pinnacle of EPCOT attractions, showcasing just the right…

This Animatronic Life

Animatronics wizard, Garner Holt, takes us for a journey into the world of Disney parades. You’ll likely be surprised by just how difficult and complex it is to create magic in the streets!

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