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This past weekend in 1979, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opened at Disneyland. Guests have been enjoying the thrilling ride through dark caverns and abandoned mine shafts ever since.Today’s Round Up highlights the major news and information from the parks you love. Halloween Haunt, Disneyland Rumors, the end of the Diamond Celebration and much, much more. “Hang on to them hats and glasses, cuz this here’s the wildest ride in the Wilderness”.

MiceChat Halloween Haunt


Our 10th anniversary Knott’s Berry Farm Halloween Haunt event is on October 1st this year. Get an amazing all-you-can-eat BOO-ffet, pre-scare walk-through of a maze, meet the designers, early entry into Haunt, VIP front of line access, VIP seating for the Elvira show. It’s a full night of food, friendship and frightful fun. Get your tickets HERE while they are still available.


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MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – Monorail, Marvel, and Major Projects
With both summer and Disneyland’s successful Diamond Celebration quickly winding down, the Anaheim parks will begin a rather predictable fall season, filled with some of the busiest weekends of the year as the locals replace the summer tourist crowds. But the next couple months will just be the calm before the storm as new entertainment, attractions and even more construction arrives at the Disneyland Resort late this year and through 2017. In this update we’ll fill you in on the current thinking behind the Paint The Night and Electrical Parade swap, what’s ahead for new entertainment offerings that haven’t been announced, and why the Disneyland Monorail will be closing for most of 2017.

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Disneyland Photo Update: De-Dazzling Disneyland
Today isn’t just a holiday, it also marks the official end of Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration. Decorations will come down this week and Halloween will replace it. By this time next week the 60th will be completely gone and pumpkins will be everywhere. Let’s say our farewells to some amazing nighttime spectaculars, Diamonds, and the extended 60th anniversary of the Happiest Place on Earth. We have lots of news and photos to share.

All Things Disneyland!

This week we take a look at Walt’s old stomping grounds outside of Disneyland.  We welcome a Disney Villain seldom seen at the park.  We also learn about a new parade that will soon premiere in Disneyland! ~ Aladdin

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Mike’s Club 33 Adventure and Solo Trip Report 8/11/16-8/13/16
mpabis525 was able to enjoy a solo trip to Disneyland, and brings us his trip report full of fantastic night time and dark ride photos!

Matt meets the Imagineers, Tour of Walt’s LA, and some Phoenix History
whoever takes us along on a tour of Walt’s old neighborhood and a tour of Griffith Park!

Hooray for Gaston!
25 years after Beauty and the Beast was release, Gaston has Finally been seen at Disneyland! We have video here!

The return of Capt. Hook Trip Report from Aug. 27th, 2016
Capt Hook returns with a visit to Critter Country and visits the Princesses in the Royal Hall.

New Halloween Parade for Mickey’s Halloween party
Good news for all who are attending one of the special paid Halloween Parties at Disneyland this year! Disneyland is premiering a new Halloween Parade, which will feature Characters from Nightmare Before Christmas, your favorite Disney Villains, and the Ballroom Dancers and Gravediggers from the Haunted Mansion, with music that will be unique to this parade!

Upcoming MiceChat Events
  • October 1st – MiceChat Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt Event. Join us in the fog for a night of spooky treats and VIP experiences. For one low price, you’ll get a chicken dinner, early entry into the event, tours, meet and greets with Knott’s creatives, front of line for the mazes, VIP seating for shows, and a night of fun with your mice pals at the haunt which started it all. We have a VERY limited number of tickets available this year, get your name on the list HERE so you don’t miss out.
  • October 10th – Mickey’s Halloween Party @ Disneyland – Join the MiceChatters for a not so scary Halloween event on Monday October 10th. Please buy your own tickets directly from Disney. Then sign up for our event list HERE to be notified about event meeting times and locations. It promises to be a night filled with candy, friendship and fireworks!
  • November 3rd and 4th – New York Meet-ups and events. The MiceChatters invade NYC in November before their New York to Puerto Rico cruise. We’ll be seeing Aladdin and Cirque Du Soleil Paramour as well as taking a city tour. If you are interested in any or all of these activities, please contact [email protected] for more information.
Walt Disney World Resorts

This week we find Aerosmith altered, banners posing as flags, a video trip report and more. – DLandFansAZ

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Will Haunted Mansion Holiday ever come to WDW?
Every year on the west coast Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion gets a holiday makeover, so KingGoofy3612 is wondering if Disney World will ever get this treatment?

WDW Attendance – Why and Next Steps
BW1 has read that Walt Disney World attendance has flattened and has some possible explanations.

Ringing The Bell
After an interesting thread about being able to touch things from a queue, PlutoHasFleas share an interesting point about the bell in Liberty Square.

Other Themeparks & More!

In other parks, Ralfrick has found press releases from two northern California theme parks! ~ Trekkie Dad

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Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth coming to Discovery Kingdom
A new thrill ride is coming to the northern California theme park, according to a September 1 press release.

Great America Haunt Info
California’s Great America has released information about their Halloween Haunt scheduled to begin September 23.

What do you all make of this?
MiceChatter Spectacular shares another article about the Wanda Group CEO declaring war on Disney in Shanghai.

Sooooo…..how is the park doing?
With Shanghai Disneyland open for about three months, Fctiger is wondering about the current status of the park.

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!

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Mousetalgia: We answer your questions and shares your tips this week, with topics including: Paying forward unused FastPasses; “Disneymoon” tips; tipping at Disneyland Resort; enjoying Halloween Time at the resort and weighing the pros and cons of Mickey’s Halloween Party; touring San Francisco and getting to the Walt Disney Family Museum and Charles Schulz Museum; proposing at Disneyland; turning 40 and celebrating with a birthday trip to the resort; pescatarian options at Disneyland; listener trip reports; ideas for choosing area hotels; blending park touring with runDisney races – plus smelling your way through Disneyland.

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The Sweep Spot: In this episode we welcome a friend and former Disneyland Custodian to our show to talk all about his time working at Disneyland. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events.

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Star Wars News: Trailers, Cantinas and Disneyland Star Wars Land Construction
This week we’re going to take a look at the reactions to the new Rogue One trailer, take a look inside the editing bay for Episode VIII and see what exactly is going on with those I-beams.

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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 CV-DisneyFan and the MiceEars Crew: Aladdin, TrekkieDadDLandFansAZRJH76 and Dustysage.

If you have questions for our Editor or our MiceEars Disney News crew they can be e-mailed at: [email protected] !