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Earth Day is this Saturday, April 23. From Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventures series to opening Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Earth Day in 1998, Disney has had a long history with raising awareness for worldwide conservation efforts.If you’re able to celebrate at Disneyland resort this Saturday, the Downtown Disney District will be holding special activities from 12pm to 5pm and Walt Disney World resort will be hosting activities all Earth Day weekend at both Epcot and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Another celebration is less than a month away.  Sunday, May 14th will be the 10 year anniversary celebration of the Gumball Rally. So form a team, sign up and come celebrate this fun and interactive event with us! Click here for more information!

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10 Years of the MiceChat Gumball Rally!

The legendary MiceChat Gumball Rally returns on May 14th. The Rally is a full day adventure through Disneyland to see how many attractions you can ride in a single day. Put together a team of 2 to 4 friends or family members and prove to the world that you are the biggest Disney nerd of them all!!!

Gumball Rally 2016
For more information or to register for the event, CLICK HERE!

All Things Disneyland

We have more reports from DCA’s Food and Wine Festival this week.  Also, May Day has been chosen as a day to dress special, by two independent groups, both Dapper Day  and Bats Day group . ~  Aladdin

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Joe’s 2016 Disneyland Food and Wine Festival Review
The Food and Wine Festival in DCA has returned and mre200200 shows us some of the food available, to sample.

Bat AND Dapper Day are both on Sun May 1. . .
May Day is celebrated by many as a springtime celebration, and this year, two groups, neither directly associated with Disneyland, will be holding their own get-togethers in the Magic Kingdom.   The upcoming Sunday May 1st will be time to either get out your beads and buckles and bows and put on your Sunday Clothes   or get your goth on.

#ThanksShanghai
Operational cuts have been felt at the Disneyland resort and regulars have taken notice, some would think this isn’t a direct result of the budget Shanghai has been given but others think it is. Park has record numbers but cutbacks still happen. What are your thoughts?

Walt Disney World

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Report: WDW Dapper Day 2016
PlutoHasFleas brings us a trip report from the Walt Disney World Dapper Day 2016.

First look: Disney Springs’ Town Center
With less than a month to go for the next stage of Disney Springs, hulkbox shares information.

Bad Show at MuppetVision
Dr. Teeth, a big Muppet fan, just returned from WDW and was disappointed that Sweetums was a no show.  Any word on his return?

Off Shore Parks

Hong Kong Disneyland has begun a round of layoffs. ~ Trekkie Dad

Breaking News : HKDL laying off over 100 employees today
A local Hong Kong news site reports significant layoffs. Is the Shanghai park to blame?

Podcasts & Videos

The MiceChat boys share their latest madcap MiceChat Podcast, it’s a really fun one. Join Dusty and Doug as they dive deep into Star Wars Land, Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Shanghai Disneyland. All that glitters isn’t gold and the guys sure aren’t afraid to share their opinions. You’ll learn things you never knew you never knew in this epic podcast from MiceChat.com (Direct Download):

Welcome to another exciting episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast. For our very first show of 2016, we are joined by R.J. and Suzanne Ogren who are two former Walt Disney World cast members. They are about to blow you away with some amazing stories from their incredible careers working at the vacation kingdom. R.J. painted Animatronic figures and “plussed” attractions. Suzanne drove monorails, marched in parades, and entertained as Sleepy the dwarf, among other things. Together, the Ogren’s brought their unique skills to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom during its formative years.

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Mousetalgia! Dives into Disney history today by welcome Disney historian Joseph Titizian back to the show to talk about studying Disney. With the changes in media over the past few years, the line between enthusiast and historian has blurred, and Titizian shares his background and journey from fan to historian; discusses how Disney helps historians with libraries and archives; explores the history of Disney history books; and offers tips for aspiring historians to make their mark in the field of Disney history. Next, Mousetalgia welcomes Christopher Wing to the show to discuss his latest adventure. Wing recently took flight and made it to all the Disney theme parks around the world in eighty hours. Learn all about the logistics of scheduling flights, luggage, and connections; and relive the drama of near-misses and forgotten iPads. Plus – a WDW Dark Side 5K report; the triumphant return of Awkward Disney Moments – and more!

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The Sweep Spot: In this episode we have the latest in Disneyland Resort current events. Our main segment features a former Disneyland Custodian, Robert Diaz. Robert worked with both Ken and I. He was a Lead, General Lead, Office Clerk, and worked in scheduling for Custodial. This chat is kind of like sitting at Trader Sams and listening in on some former Disneyland cast members talking old times. Enjoy!

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Column Round-Up

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Disneyland Update – The Force Is Strong With This One
Spring Break is over and we are back to the off-season (or “Value Season” as Disney now calls it) at Disneyland. Unfortunately, that doesn’t necessarily mean a lack of crowds. High heat returned to the Disneyland Resort this weekend with temps pushing 90°. Food and Wine Festival continues to do well at California Adventure and the Silly Symphony Swings has vanished (but don’t worry, it will be back). Oh, and there’s a little construction project you may have heard of . . . Star Wars Land!

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The RoundUp Crew Thanks you!
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, TrekkieDad, DLandFansAZ, RJH76 and Dustysage.If you have questions for Anthony our Editor or our MiceEars Disney News crew they can be e-mailed at: [email protected] If you love Disney Photos, follow him on Twitter @CakvalaSC | Flickr: flickr.com/photos/cakvalasc/ | Instagram: instagram.com/cakvala