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Walt Disney is famous for saying… “We keep moving forward”. In light of the recent tragic events in Orlando, Disney Parks canceled media events and quietly opened several new additions to their theme parks in both Orlando and California over the weekend.

“Soarin’ Over the World” debuted on both coasts and “Frozen Ever After” has opened at Epcot. With the official start of Summer bringing heat waves across Southern California, we have updates on these newest  additions and other happenings in the worlds of Disney and beyond.

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Soarin’ takes flight as Disney California Adventure celebrates Shanghai Disney
Disney California Adventure celebrated the opening of Shanghai Disney Resort last week with a one-day celebration featuring cultural performances, food, and more. On the other side of the park, the new Soarin’ Around the World opened, taking guests on a flight over some of the world’s most notable landmarks. In Disneyland, the massive new Star Wars expansion continues to take shape as the historic Skyway Chalet building comes down.

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We have couple of great trip reports this week, then we also get to see the update Soarin adventure in DCA. ~ Aladdin

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Disneyland/DCA, Knott’s, and Universal Hollywood – May 2016
It has been a while since their last report, but this week are able to enjoy another photo report from Regions Beyond!

Has anybody ridden on Soarin’ Around the World yet?
The Soarin attraction now has new worldwide destinations, and the reviews, and even videos are coming in. Also, it should be noted that at least one scene is different in DCA, compared to the version that just opened in Shanghai.

Tours Discontinued
Two Disneyland tours are being discontinued. Decline by Degrees or Thanks Shanghai for these cuts? What are your thoughts on this, are other tours in jeopardy ?

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Joe’s DL visit TRs plus a trip to Hermosa Beach – appearances by whoever & KellyMcG86
mre200200 and family go to Disneyland on Speak like a Whale Day, and meet up with several friend. They also take some time for the beach!

Rumors and Armchair Imagineering

Disneyland Resort Rumors—we have them right here! Plus an idea from an armchair imagineer. ~ Trekkie Dad

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What to do with Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
TellNoTales95 thinks a small mountain town would fit nicely in the space occupied by the play area in Disney California Adventure.

New hotel?
The Orange County Register reports Disney has proposed building a four-diamond hotel at the Disneyland Resort.

NEW World of Color Christmas show 2016
DisneylandForever60 has heard changes are planned for Disney California Adventure’s fountain show.

Disneyland Forever being cut due to budgetary reasons
The evidence pointing to the end of this fireworks show keeps mounting.

Hearing Tron ride coming to DCA… sort of
Will Shanghai’s Tron ride be duplicated in California but with a Marvel theme? That’s what Brisal73 has heard.

A Goofy Movie-theme coming to Rock n Rollercoaster?!
Seems a bit far-fetched, but who knows what’s next for the coaster in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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“Frozen Ever After” open. First POV videos
Opening with over a 300 minute wait time, we now have a great point of view video from 9oldmen !

A few Walt Disney World photos from my Gay Days weekend
mikeland shares photos from his visit during Gay Days at the park.

Alligator attacks child at Grand Floridian….
The big news out of Florida this week was the tragedy involving the alligator.

Off Shore Parks & Resorts

Shanghai is now officially open, here are some great threads to get the latest information about the newest theme park by Disney. – DLandFansAZ

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Shanghai Disneyland Grand Opening Celebration Gala HD
hulkbox shares a video of the grand opening ceremony for Shanghai Disneyland. Shanghai Disney Resort.

Shanghai Disneyland Opens Amid Rain and Pageantry
In a rain-dampened ceremony attended by Chinese dignitaries, the Walt Disney Company on Thursday opened its $5.5 billion Shanghai Disney Resort

Disney Grandson Visits Shanghai Disneyland
Roy P. Disney, grandson of Roy O. Disney, visited Shanghai with his family pretty much as a regular guest.

Chinese media call out uncivilized behavior at Shanghai Disneyland
hulkbox shares an article about how the Chinese media called out visitors behavior!

(Review) First impressions from visiting Shanghai Disneyland
hulkbox shares an article on the first impressions of Shanghai.

(Video) The Making of Shanghai Disneyland
Here is a nice video showing the making of Shanghai Disneyland.

Podcasts & Videos

The MiceChat boys share their latest madcap MiceChat Podcast, Listen in as Dusty, Doug and friends visit the lavish opening gala for Universal Studios Hollywood’s new Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Along the way we dish the dirt on all the latest gossip from Disneyland, Disney World and the troubled Shanghai Disneyland project. Plus, we ride the World-famous Universal Studios Tram Tour, and run into Arthur Levine all sorts of folks you know and love in the Wizarding World. The guys are recording a new show now, so listen to this one soon.

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Mousetalgia: Reviews “Finding Dory” and looks back over 399 shows on this special 400th episode! First, we look back at almost 8 years of Mousetalgia and we talk about things we’ve learned, reminisce about awkward moments, and share a few of our favorite moments from the show. We also welcome special guest Beci Mahnken of Mouse Fan Travel to the show to help us celebrate. Then, Jeff and Kristen review “Finding Dory” and Pixar’s latest short “Piper” to share our spoiler-free initial impressions as well as some box office news about the release. Also – we talk about the news that Disneyland will be gaining another 4-diamond resort hotel, and share our opinions about the development. Plus – if you’d like to get even more Mousetalgia than a show a week, consider joining Mousetalgia Plus. Our “Plus” episodes begin this week! Visit MousetalgiaPlus.com for more information.

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The SweepSpot: Interview with Dusty Sage of MiceChat:
In this episode we welcome special guest Dusty Sage to our show. We have an interesting conversation about how and why Dusty became a Disney fan, and theme park fan. We talk to him about social media, Disneyland in the 90’s, future Disneyland, The Walt Disney Birthplace and more. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events.

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Fab News: Disney Does Good, Rebels Return, Tanabounding, Screams and more!
Friends posted photos and video of the vigil at the Magic Kingdom Saturday night. How lovely. They lit up the castle in the colors of the rainbow, one by one, then after a moment of silence, lit up the castle red, the color of (yes, I know, unofficial) Gay Days, and gave everyone a rhinestone-studded rainbow Mickey pin on the way out. Very classy, Disney. I was moved and touched and wish you didn’t have the reason to do it but grateful that you did do it.

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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: AnthonyH@micechat.com If you love Disney Photos, follow him on Twitter @CakvalaSC | Flickr: flickr.com/photos/cakvalasc/ | Instagram: instagram.com/cakvala