Disney News Round Up: Smashing Diamonds

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Published on August 03, 2016 at 3:30 am with No Comments

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With Summer winding down, vacations and summer breaks are slowly coming to an end.

Sadly, Disneyland has officially announced the ending of all Diamond Celebration spectaculars after Labor Day. The Fall season is shaping up to be an interesting time of change.

We have all the latest updates on the changes that could lie ahead at the Disneyland Resort. PLUS, we have a special offer for you today!

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WebThe big runDisney Disneyland half-marathon is coming up on Labor Day weekend, and our partners at the Anabella Hotel have a great offer for you. Not only are they offering a special deal with Food and Beverage credit and complementary late checkout (so runners have time to return to their rooms and shower and relax after the race), but they are also offering cocktails and appetizers with Terri Hardin on Saturday (Sept 3rd) at Tangerine Bar and Grill. You can get this deal even if you aren’t racing, So, take advantage of the offer, book a room, and join Terri at Tangerine: Mice Chat Runners Deal

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    Terri with some of her Disney medals.

    Come for the Disneyland Half Marathon Labor Day Weekend (9/2 – 9/4)

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This Week’s Top Stories

MiceChat Disney News Roundup

Photo Update: The Ups and Downs of the Disneyland Resort
It’s August 1st and the dog days of summer are upon us. Disneyland’s attention is turning to the fall season and the huge crowds which descend upon the Resort with one-two punch of Halloween and Christmas. Disneyland’s busiest days are yet to come. The 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration is about to wrap up its year and a half run, but as one door closes, another is ready to open. All that blue and silver bunting will soon be gone, so too will Season of the Force. . . and, sadly, a beloved attraction is about to drop out of existence. But, just around the river bend and behind a pile of dirt is the future . . . which happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

Going Dark – All Diamond Celebration Disneyland Nighttime Spectaculars to End September 5th
Hot on the heels of the unpopular news that Tower of Terror is being closed at Disney California Adventure to make way for a new attraction, comes the disclosure that all three “Diamond Celebration” nighttime spectaculars will also glow away on September 5th. With Fantasy in the Sky fireworks only scheduled for the weekends, Disneyland will be dark on Monday through Thursday nights.

All Things Disneyland!

While the Rivers of America is being shortened, several areas on Tom Sawyer Island are being refurbish and touched up, including a new paint scheme on the large cabin.  We also wonder if the Treehouse and the Fort will open next year, when the River of America re-opens.  Then we take a look at some Jungle Cruise stories, and the hold out hope for something to replace the People Mover. ~ Aladdin

 MiceChat Disney News Roundup

Tom Sawyer Island – New paint!
The prominent cabin on Tom Sawyer’s Island now looks more like Christmas with it’s new red and green paint job. Take a look, and tell us what you think!

2016 People Mover Rumor Thread
The People Mover has now been closed for nearly 21 years; however, fondness for this attraction has continued over the past couple of decades. Will we ever have another ride in Tomorrowland that offers these unique vantage points, while weaving us through the other attractions in this land?

Jungle Cruise Antics – Shared [Vintage MiceChat]
kbilzy33 brings back an old topic filled with fun and fantastic tales about one of Disneyland’s opening day attraction, The Jungle Cruise! If you want to hear about some of the behind the scenes stories, this is the place!

Rumors & Armchair Imagineering

The planned Guardians of the Galaxy makeover gets mixed reactions from our members, with one proposing what might be considered a compromise. ~ Trekkie Dad

 MiceChat Disney News Roundup

The Hollywood Tower Hotel and the 1943 War Bonds Tour – Hail Hydra!
Barbossa has an idea that would bring Captain America to Disney California Adventure’s Hollywood Tower Hotel without requiring the extreme makeover planned by Disney.

around two months ago there was a rumor about Matterhorn Fastpasses. Any update?
A project permit has been filed, according to one responder.

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.

Direct Download  |  Play in iTunes

Mousetalgia: We answer your questions about your upcoming trips to the Disneyland Resort, including: Staying concierge level at Disneyland Resort hotels: yea or nay; the ins and outs of secret Disneyland marriages; Doubletree Suites – worth the hike?; how to schedule the day of the week for your park trips; rider swap and Fastpass tips and tricks; vegetarian dining options at Disneyland; making the most of a Silver Pass; crowd levels on runDisney event dates; and how to celebrate a sweet 16 birthday at Disneyland on Dapper Day. Plus, Jeff reviews the latest Haunted Mansion-inspired fiction book from Disney; Moana; Disneyland 2017 Resort reservations are now open – and more!

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Direct download | iTunes Link

Disney Avenue Podcast: Today’s guest is no stranger to the Disney community and has always been a man on the move. For nearly 40 years, he has helped move countless Disney theme park guests aboard vehicles and ride conveyances of his own design. As he’s often stated, “If it moves on wheels at Disneyland, I probably designed it.” And he certainly has. He has developed more than 100 designs for attractions ranging from Autopia and Matterhorn Bobsleds to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Monorails. He is the one and only Bob Gurr. This is a show you won’t want to miss…

Direct Link | iTunes

Column Round-Up

MiceChat Disney News Roundup

Dateline Disney World – Epcot News, Photos & Frozen
Starting August 1st, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will offer “ Disney Early Morning Magic.” Similar to the Magic Kingdom event that debuted earlier this year, guests will be given the opportunity to visit select theme park attractions early, enjoy meet and greets with favorite characters as well as enjoy Breakfast in the park. This event is separate from “Extra Magic Hours” which are held on different days. The number of tickets available each morning is limited, so plan to book early.

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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 Flickr: flickr.com/photos/cakvalasc/

About CakvalaSC

A graphic designer and admirer of all things Disney. He is also the Editor of our weekly Round Up of Disney and Theme Park news. The Round Up is MiceChat's oldest continuously updated column. You'll find Anthony and the Round Up every Wednesday morning.

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