We have a new visitor to our Disney Round Up today, Jack Skellington, who came here from Halloween Town. You’ll notice his handiwork scattered around… Disneyland park is as spooky as ever while Walt Disney World’s new side show turns out to be clever.  More Knott’s Berry Farm fun for you you to enjoy, and Tokyo Disney news, oh what a joy!  We sum it all up for your reading pleasure, from the MiceChat boards with extra fun for good measure.

animagusurreal visits DCA, to see all the additions of Buena Vista Street and Radiator Springs!

Win Walt Disney’s Olympic Champ Artwork
It’s contest time again folks! Our friends at Sanders Art Studios are giving away a beautiful Goofy giclee (valued at $200) to one lucky MiceChat reader.

We have more Halloweentime trip reports for you this week.  Then we take a look back at some of Southern California’s most missed attractions.  Do you have a bag of Candy Corn Oreos and some hot apple cider ready?  Because it’s time to see why Disneyland and the Jungle Cruise became part of a recent South Park episode! ~ Aladdin

KellyMcG86 and her husband celebrated their anniversary with a trip to Disneyland. Here’s their report, filled with food and fun!
Mr Wiggins brings to our attention an article from the L.A. Times, listing 10 attractions no longer in Southern California. What made the list? Tell us the top 10 you miss, and see if you matched some items on this list!
South Park brings a little bit of Disneyland, and even a little of the Jungle Cruise, into one of their recent episodes. And just what is the subject of this episode? Find out here!

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Disney Rumors and Armchair Imagineering

Welcome back, everyone! So it is officially Haunting season at Disneyland…do you have your costume ready? Heard any scary rumors or such? Have an idea on how to make your favorite Disney park even more scary? Post your ideas, rumors and thoughts and remember…you just might make it to the weekly Round-Up!  -Demigod-

No more annual passes in 2013?
MiceChatter mekchin posts an overheard rumor that Annual Passes may be eliminated in 2013. Talk about scary!

Dole Whip leaving
Mickey2005 has heard that Dole Whips may also be going away soon. Tell me it’s not true!

Reimagined Tomorrowland …with a definite place and time!
New MiceChat member MarkW posts some ideas on his take on a new vision for Tomorrowland.

A compromise restoration of POTC
Matman730 proposes a restoration of POTC to bring back some of the original elements that made it a Disneyland classic.

Mickey’s ToonTown updates
Micechatter Disneylandfan85 wonders what you would change if you could update Mickey’s ToonTown?

Walt Disney World

This week’s round up brings us a lot of new things: some returning, some brand new, and some new things still on the horizon[s]. See what all the fuss is about below! ~yoyoflamingo

Pete’s Silly Sideshow Opens TODAY [10/4]
A new meet and greet has quietly opened up before its official opening in Storybook Circus: Pete’s Silly Sideshow. See it now before the crowds get too long!

Disney’s Fastpass+ Bracelets get a face… show up at FCC
One more piece of the Fastpass+ puzzle falls into place. It’s not what the full extent of the program encompasses, that still remains a mystery, but the bracelets now have been spotted? What do you think: Dick Tracy or house arrest?

CIF [Characters in Flight] reopening
Anyone happy to hear the Characters in Flight balloon has reopened? Share your thoughts and experiences here!

Riding Spaceship Earth with the lights on video!
Thanks to our MiceChat and Communicore Weekly friends, we now have a video of the ending to their epic live show: the video of Spaceship Earth with the lights on! Take a peek here!

This week on Communicore Weekly… TRIP REPORT! – We went to Walt Disney World! It was EPCOT’s 30th Anniversary! We talk about it! GEORGE’S BOOK OF THE WEEK! – George looks at Kevin Yee and Jeff Lange’s new book: Epcot: The First Thirty Years FIVE LEGGED GOAT! – And finally, be sure to wear Goff’s Brand Rubber Over-Pants when dealing with this week’s Five Legged Goat!

From the mouth of the mouse, Aaron, who worked at The Living Seas, took this video from inside the Lockout Chamber in 1995.

Orlando Parkhopper, Show Designer Mike Aielo walks us through The Walking Dead: Dead Inside Maze at Universal Studios Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

In the Parks got to visit a brand new haunt in Los Angeles from the producer of the Paranormal Activity films.  Get a sneak look at The Blumhouse of Horrors

This week we have news from Tokyo and a proposed theme park in the UK. ~ Trekkie Dad

Tokyo Disney Parks Attendance Figures for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2012
TravisMT81 has found attendance figures for Tokyo Disney Parks.

Tokyo Disney Resort chooses 2013 Ambassador!!!
In another thread started by TravisMT81, we have news of Tokyo Disneyland’s next ambassador.

Paramount London Park
According to a news article found by robbiem, Disneyland Paris may have competition opening in the UK around 2018.

The scare season is in full tilt, and we have reports and reviews from Knott’s Scary Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and Coffin Creek. ~ Trekkie Dad

Knott’s Berry Farm ‘general’ (non-Haunt) photo tribute
Had enough of being scared? RegionsBeyond has some ‘normal’ pictures from Knott’s ghost town.

KSF 40th Halloween Haunt Review Visit + TRAPPED: October 4th
mickey90 gives a positive review of most of the mazes at Knott’s Scary Farm and had time for most of the rides as well.

KSF’s 40th featuring DTH316, Presented by Sony. A review (10/4)
In contrast dth316 attended Knott’s Scary Farm on the same date as above and had a completely different experience.

My Fright Fest Trip Report 10/07/12
madmonkeygirl gives us a report from Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest. ‘One heck of a job!’

My trip review of Coffin Creek 10/06/12
madmonkeygirl also visited Coffin Creek out in Corona. You might want to check this place out.

Frankenweenie: Disney and Tim Burton, Feast or Famine
Tim Burton’s latest film, Frankenweenie opened in theaters last Friday. DisneylandTraveler just isn’t sold on the movie’s concept and wonders is Burton’s bloom fallen of the rose?

Annette Funicello Comes out of the Limelight after so many years….
With the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, Mouseketeer Annette Funicello vanished from the public eye. Now, her husband who has remained at her side all these years has lifted the curtain to show people how this terrible disease consumed her life.

Monsters University
With the upcoming movie, Monsters University, Disney/Pixar has launched a new website that is designed to look like a real college website.

Details released on 2012 Magic & Merriment!
Disney has released the details of this years D23’s annumal Magic & Merriment event. More information about dates and times can be found here.

Let Them Eat Cake!
Have the Disney Imagineers re-invented the cake with a new patent for an ‘Augmented Reality Cake Projection System?’

Souvenirs & Sideshow
The final elements of the Storybook Circus portion of the new Fantasyland project at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park were opened late last week, and the results are mostly delightful.

Al Lutz says the Party is Over at Disneyland
As the wildly successful summer of 2012 quickly morphs into the next peak season dubbed HalloweenTime, both parks had a scant two weeks when things slowed down a bit before the crowds rushed back to…

Changes underway in Cars Land as Gay Days brings thousands to Disneyland
The fine-tuning of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure continues as the park’s new 12-acre area sees some temporary changes already underway for the upcoming holiday season while one of its gift shops gets expanded.…

Disney World Update: Epcot Celebrates 30 years and Magic Kingdom grows
Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’ll look back on Epcot’s 30th Anniversary, which was Monday. We’ll also take a gander at the New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, where more areas…

Aaron Dives Into The Living Seas
Being as how EPCOT’s 30th Anniversary was just a few days ago, I thought this interview would be perfect! For those of you who remember The Seas before Nemo & Friends moved in, it used…

Epcot: The First Thirty Years, An Unofficial Retrospective
Any Disney historian knows how difficult it is to find photos of Walt Disney World from the 1970s and 1980s. Whether it was due to the temporal nature of the cameras and film from that…

Disneyland Resort Update: Prices Rising, Buena Vista Maintenance
Disneyland Resort is in full Fall mode. Halloween Time has begun, and there are the usual smattering of refurbishments and maintenance projects that usually crop up prior to the madness that is the Holiday season.…

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s biggest Fright Fest Ever
Fright Fest 2012 begins Friday, October 5th at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Today, we have an EXCLUSIVE first look at one of the new mazes this year, Willoughby’s Resurrected, as well as some news on…

SeaWorld Orlando Spooktacular Great Halloween Fun For Kids
With Halloween becoming such a huge success for so many parks, it makes sense that SeaWorld Orlando would get in on the fun. Unlike the offerings at Disney, Busch Gardens, or Universal, SeaWorld Orlando’s festivities…

Demystifying Disney World Tickets.
You probably know quite a lot about Disney World tickets, but I promise you that if you read on, you’ll find out something new. While Disney World tickets are mostly straight-forward, they can occasionally resemble…

Disney’s America, a Story of Desire and Failure – Part One
There are few Disney projects with greater mystique than Disney’s America, a never built park which nearly became a reality. But why was it never completed and what sort of impact did it have on…

The Disney’s America Story – Part Two
Last week, we launched ourselves back into Disney history to find the spark which ignited the Disney’s America project . . . and Part One of our roller coaster story began. This week, we find ourselves barreling…

Motion Picture Academy Salute to John and Faith Hubley
Scarlett Stahl accompanied Alice Davis to a recent Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences event and shares some photos of this wonderful evening. ~~Rick The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Presents A…

River Country Closed by Brain-Eating Amoeba? Part 2
In part 1 of this 2-part article, I wrote about the history of Disney’s River Country water park, and whether it was true that a child died from a brain disease linked to amoeba at River Country. Part 2 is about why River Country never reopened after the end of its 2001 season.

Disney’s Tower Of Terror
When Disney MGM Studios was opened in 1989, it was a mild success. Michael Eisner’s plan of having a “Universal killer” Park was rushed into opening, so it didn’t have a lot of the essential…

Garner Holt’s Top 10 Animatronics
Howdy everyone, and welcome to a fun little interlude here at This Animatronic Life.  Thanks to everyone for their great comments and questions about my last article, all about GHP’s parade work.  Answers will be…

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