In the midst of packing for the MiceChat Walt Disney World Invasion and having a quick afternoon Kungaloosh with MiceChatter and swell fella David T. at Trader Sam’s, I found some interesting stuff going on. Let’s jump right into it!

Testing Magic Band Tech, Disneyland Style

The Disneyland Resort could possibly become a Walt Disney World style resort in, say, another fifty to a hundred years. Until then, the differences are just too vast in terms of audience and infrastructure. Bob Chapek (Chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts) has his hands full trying to fit a version of MyMagic+, MyDisneyExperience and MagicBands into Disneyland. Monday, a very quiet setup went up at Space Mountain’s queue area, with a square version of the red-and-green light reader, but instead of holding up a wristband, guests held up cards with RFID chips. It looks like the MyMagic+ technology is coming to Disneyland sooner rather than later. But don’t expect the implementation to be exactly like Disney World. More on that as the testing continues.

MyMagic+ Takes the Guest Experience to a New Level with MagicBands
Here’s how the system works in Florida.

Sweet Ride for Warm Destinations

I especially like that sand castle. WesJet unveiled its newest jet wrap, and it’s pretty cool. Frozen, in fact. The Frozen themed plane will not only fly to Orlando, but on flights throughout WestJet’s network.

(Oct. 18, 2015): There’s a new aircraft joining the WestJet fleet today. It’s a special, custom-painted Disney “Frozen”-themed plane featuring Anna, Elsa and Olaf from the beloved Disney film. Disney artists, cast members and WestJetters collaborated to design the “Frozen”-themed aircraft. Similar to the earlier Magic Plane, the outside of the aircraft tells a story. While the Disney “Frozen”-themed plane is inspired by Walt Disney World Resort, it will operate flights throughout WestJet’s network, not just to Orlando.

Dreamy Addictive Fun

While I’m waiting at the airport, and at the connecting airport, and for a bunch of other things (I hear buses outrank monorails these days) I’ve found a deliciously fun and addictive game to play, Disney Dream Treats. It’s set in Disney Parks and Resorts; I played first in Akershus Royal Dining Hall with Ariel, then at Disneyland’s Plaza Inn with Chef Mickey, and then with Buzz Lightyear. But, bear with me a sec; wouldn’t it be better to have Ariel at Ariel’s Grotto at Disney California Adventure and Chef Mickey at Chef Mickey’s at Walt Disney World in the Contemporary Resort? This is like Juice Jam, but you play with your own face and you get cool outfits to wear as you work through the levels. I eschewed princess gear for Little Green Men gear. The character modeling is solid and the treats are a lot more interesting. The gameplay is better, too. The physics are great, and you have to be both logical and creative to get through the levels. It’s one of those games that’s easy to learn and difficult to master. Best of all, it’s free from the Apple App Store, Google Playh, Windows App Store and the Amazon App Store 

Win Free Tickets To LEGOLAND

Our good friends at Southern California Gray Line Tours are offering a special giveaway through the end of October. One lucky winner will get 4 free tickets to LEGOLAND California with free luxury bus transfers from Anaheim to LEGOLAND. It’s your chance to finally see Miniland. All you have to do is click on this link, like the Facebook post, and let them know why you’d like to take your family to LEGOLAND. Don’t be a block head (or do) ENTER HERE


The Trailer

Okay, if she’s not, but what if she is and he – but – and what were he and Chewie, and was that narration just then a MacGuffin? And who was talking when….? Guess I’ll find out when everybody else does!

Well, anyway, Walt Disney Studios Publicity sent me these photos to share with you and any two or three people left on the planet who haven’t bought tickets yet. If you haven’t, what the hell is wrong with you?

Go here.

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My favorite tweet so far in all this kerfuffle:

The PR team behind the new #StarWars should run this entire country.
Wednesday I’ll be on a plane to Orlando for the BIG THING!!!! If you’re in the area, you should join us at the MiceChat Walt Disney World Invasion. If not,  you should plan to go next year, as it’s an annual thing. With dinners, a “Sip and Nibble” around the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and other treats, this is the event of the season (for those in Orlando).  FULL MICECHAT INVASION SCHEDULE HERE
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