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It’s official! DCA will transform the Tower of Terror into Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy-Mission Breakout! Announced this past weekend at Comic Con, this new reimagined ride experience will anchor a broader Marvel presence over time at Disney California Adventure.

What do you think of the drastic changes planned for the Tower of Terror experience? Excited for the future Marvel expansion this change could create? Or are you disappointed that DCA is further abandoning its California theme and Hollywood section?

With petitions started and concerned voices raised, we’ll make sure you stay up to date with the latest news and updates.


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Disneyland Photo Update: Diamonds, Paint and DCA News!
This week we’re taking a look back on what the yearlong Diamond Celebration brought us as well as the attractions still in the park from opening day! We have big news on changes coming to Tower of Terror, and of course, the latest look at Star Wars Land. Let the rope drop!

All Things Disneyland!

This week, Disney announced that Tower of Terror in DCA is actually coming.   Then we also time travel back to 1992, and take a ride through the Matterhorn on the Skyway, and we also get a tour of Tomorrowland aboard the Peoplemover! ~ Aladdin

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout coming to DCA
Disney finally announced that DCA’s Tower of Terror will soon be transformed into a unique attraction themed to Guardians of the Galaxy. But how will this behemoth of a building look redressed as a power warehouse? Will this also serve as the themed power for the Red Car Trolley?

Is the BILLION+ dollar makeover of DCA now being wasted and destroyed?
With the recent official news from Disney about GOTG, we have more thoughts and discussions spurring up on our Forums.

Disneyland 1992 videos
MRaymond takes us back to 1992, for a ride on the Peoplemover, with unique views of Star Tours, and the Rocket Jets up high in the sky. Then get ready for a trip on the Skyway, riding through the Matterhorn, and a glimpse of Harold!

Rumors & Armchair Imagineering

The rumor mill has some great topics below, some sound pretty far fetched and others may be interesting! ~ Trekkie Dad

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Starfighter and TIE Fighter to battle over StarWars Land?
We have seen dragons fly over Walt Disney World, so why not? thatdisneygeek thinks this rumor is awesome.

Splash mountain
A quick suggestion from Daveedo.

Idea: Add Tron Lightcyle run to Epcot
How about bringing Shanghai’s ride to Epcot? asks mousester.

2016 People Mover Rumor Thread
Hope springs eternal as Sprig sees small changes have been done to the abandoned track at Disneyland.

Walt Disney World

This week we have a great trip report from the World and a change of menus at the Studio. – DLandFansAZ

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FINALLY! A Walt Disney World Trip Report!!!! (Lots and LOTS of photos)
sbk1234 brings us a great trip report from Walt Disney World with a lot of photos.

No More Turkey Legs?!?!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is ditching the turkey leg in favor of baked potatoes.  Could the Magic Kingdom and Epcot be next?

Other Theme Parks

Halloween can’t come soon enough for some of us. What are you dressing up as? ~ Trekkie Dad

Knott’s Scary Farm 2016 Official News
Knott’s Twitter feed has a video showing off this year’s scare zones.

Podcasts & Videos

These Guys Are Crazy – MiceChat Podcast – Theme Park Wild West Gets Wilder:
Howdy partner! Best hang on to your hats and glasses, because this here is the WILDEST MiceChat podcast from Doug and Dusty yet! There’s some sad news, some things to get angry about, some things to marvel at and plenty of juicy rumors and gossip about the theme parks you love at Disney, Universal and Knott’s Berry Farm. We’ll use the magic lasso to transport you to the Wild West as Knott’s Ghost Town goes “LIVE”. This is our favorite show yet and we hope you share with your friends and family. Warning, this show is sassy, classy, and a bit gassy.

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Mousetalgia: Listen to our exclusive interviews with WED Imagineers Bob Gurr and Marty Sklar in this episode of Mousetalgia, in our continuing coverage of the 2016 Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet. Gurr and Sklar both worked directly with Walt Disney for many years and provide great stories and insight about the man who shaped modern themed entertainment for generations. Bob Gurr talks about his innovative Omnimover ride vehicle and discusses his impressions of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, while Marty Sklar offers his impressions of Shanghai Disneyland, which he calls the finest Disney park ever built. Gurr also takes us on a brief trip through Disneyland, and Sklar talks about writing as the voice of Walt Disney himself, and discusses how Walt built WED from his best artists. Plus – Team Mousetalgia builds a fantasy fan convention; a listener visits Walt’s Barn on Disneyland’s birthday; Disney artist Stacia Martin speaks about the Disney Gallery – and more.

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The SweepSpot: In this episode we are back from our big Disneyana weekend. We have plenty to talk about along with some live clips from Disneyland, and more. Plus we welcome author Joshua Shaffer of the book Discovering the Magic Kingdom. And, we deliver our latest in the Disneyland Resort current events.

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Disneyland Paris Update – Peter Pan’s Flight, Massive Refurbishments and more
Hello everyone, here is a little article for this weekend from Disneyland Paris, where there’s something new at Peter Pan’s Flight! Main Street station has reopened to visitors after more than 6 months of refurbishment. Everything is like new. The only issue is the presence of burns on some of the signs. The new floor is less slippery, lockers have been removed, there’s some new decor as well.

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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. 

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