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|The classic Disneyland attraction, The Haunted Mansion, opened this week in 1969. This crowd favorite, for guests of all ages, can be found in many Disney parks around the globe.As Disneyland moves into Fall, Jack Skellington and his friends will once again take over for the extended season. We wish a Happy Birthday to all 999 happy haunts, and they hope you enjoy this week’s Disney News Round Up!|
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|This Week’s Top Stories|
Disneyland Update: WDI Layoffs, PhotoPass Secret Hack and More
Happy Monday from sunny Southern California – though for a lot of folks in Glendale, the skies might be looking pretty gray. The layoffs that follow any Disney Theme Park opening seem to have been especially brutal this time, and while veterans like Joe Rohde and Tom Fitzgerald are still in the building, and some other veterans have been – and some of these, to their amazement – spared, it’s been a heartbreaking weekend for a lot of people who have been personally responsible for bringing millions of people Disney Magic. We’ve seen it before and we’ll see it again and I never thought I’d see this chain of events unfolding the precise way this chain of events appears to me, an outsider, to be unfolding, almost identically to the way it did before, with disastrous long-term results for short-term gains.
|All Things Disneyland!|
The 60th celebration is coming to an end on September 5th, and with that Disney management announced that the incredibly successful Paint the Night Parade will be ending as well. Why would Disney Management quit something that draws huge crowds? We also learn of some Imagineering downsizing. Then we wonder if lockers will be added for guests who want experience California Screamin.
Purse causes Screamin Shutdown
The latest evacuation of California Screamin, prompts the question, is it time that DCA finally provides free lockers, to store items that would otherwise be loose, on this ride that turn guest’s upside down?
Layoffs at Walt Disney Imagineering
Now that that Shanghai Disneyland is open, Disney deemed it time for a layoff in Imagineering.
Paint the Night to end 9/5/16
The 60th Celebration is ending on September 5th, and some of the entertainment will be ending on that day too. But Disneyland management is leaving guests wondering about when we will be able to see this newest Disneyland Parade again. Most guests never want it to end.
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|Rumors & Armchair Imagineering|
Is the Great Movie Ride headed for Yesterland? See below. ~ Trekkie Dad
(RUMOR) Great Movie Ride being replaced with Mickey Mouse trackless ride
There is talk that Disney Hollywood Studios’ Great Movie Ride will be replaced with a ride featuring Mickey Mouse.
“The Great Mickey Ride” coming to Disneyland?
While it seems more certain this experience will be at Walt Disney World, there is speculation the experience will also come to Disneyland Resort.
Temporary Overlay Attraction
Chesire proposes an attraction whose theme could be easily changed through overlays.
|Walt Disney World Resorts|
Typhoon Lagoon to get Miss Fortune Falls Early 2017
Coming in March of 2017, Typhoon Lagoon will get a family-style raft attraction through the fabled Captain Mary Oceanear’s past.
|Off Shore Parks & More!|
Knott’s Berry Farm One Day Report and Photos – May, 2016
RegionsBeyond’s photos may have been taken last May, but many of them highlight what makes Knott’s Berry Farm unique.
Shanghai Disneyland opening video (with Hong Kong also)
mister_peterman brings us a video of Hong Kong Disneyland along with the opening of Shanghai Disneyland.
Crowd Culture at Shanghai Disneyland
hulkbox brings us a video that shows his experience with the crowd culture at Shanghai Disneyland.
After opening Shanghai Disneyland, Disney Imagineering lays off theme park designers
Nearly two months after opening Shanghai, Disney Imagineering has laid off some of the designer and builders of the parks and attractions.
|Podcasts & Videos|
MiceChat Podcast: Disney Attractions Dropping Out and Dropping In:
Fireworks, parades, dazzling rides with cutting-edge technology. . . all of these things help make the Disney Parks experience irresistible. So it comes as no shock that theme park fans are up in arms when any of those elements are threatened. Today’s update brings conversation about the loss of Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure, the cancellation of three Diamond Anniversary spectaculars at the Disneyland Resort, and lots of talk about why this is so shocking. Plus, we’ll take a look at new theme park attractions on the way and what fans should be excited about in the future. Gossip, Drama, ACTION!
Mousetalgia: Mousetalgia welcomes Retlaw employee and Disneyland train conductor David Wilcox to this week’s show to talk about working for the railroad back in the days of the Disneyland D coupons. David shares the secrets of the train team regarding keeping guests safe; his responsibilities and experiences; falling off the train; and three-hour lines for the steam train going all the way back to the entrance gates. We also discuss coupon book hijinks, grad night shenanigans, and more. Also – in honor of the Summer Games, we welcome former Olympian and Gold Medalist Ryan Millar to the show to talk Disneyland hotels, and we offer Disney suggestions for the new hotel announced for the resort. Plus – Kristen reviews “All Aboard: The Wonderful World of Disney Trains,” and we dream about bringing back our favorite extinct Disneyland television shows.
The Sweep Spot: In this episode we welcome podcasters Chris Allison, and Chris Lyndon to join us in our discussion about the future of The Disneyland Resort, all with speculations, rumors, and ideas we have. We have our opinions on Star Wars Land, marvel, Tomorrowland and more. This is a fun discussion, but just our opinions on these issues. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events.
Star Wars News: Series, Spoilers and Tsums
Word leaked out from the Television Critics Association executive session with ABC that the network is in “active conversations” with Lucasfilm about a Star Wars Television Series. No details were provided and this is something that is still developing. I’ll have more on this next week along with a little background on Star Wars: Underworld, a series George Lucas was developing before he sold the company to Disney. In the mean time, what do you think of Star Wars joining Marvel on ABC?
Plus, don’t miss these other featured MiceChat columns!
- Fab News: Giveaways, Political Intrigue and Hollywood Nightlife
- Pacific Rim 5D Comes To Six Flags Discovery Kingdom And New Attraction Announced
- Frozen Musical Coming to Enhanced Disney Wonder
- Universal Studios Hollywood Welcomes Dongpo Kitchen, Preps New Attraction
- Yesterland: Pirates Arcade Museum
- Skull Island, Hulk & Sapphire Falls Open at Universal Orlando Resort
- Pigs of History and Titans of Entertainment
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