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Southern California’s weather doesn’t make it feel like Fall, but the festive Halloween season is well under way.

Whether you enjoy celebrating at a Not So Scary party with lots of treats or a Horror Maze with screams and scares, we have all the updates and guides you need to make the most out of your Halloween fun this season!

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MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – A Force To Be Reckoned With
Disney’s new 2017 fiscal year just started yesterday, and that’s always a big day when old concepts stop being funded, trendy new projects start being funded, and TDA suits get a fresh new balance sheet. In this quick update we’ll fill you in on the latest executive shakeup for TDA, and what that means for fiscal year 2017 when Disneyland’s major expansion projects will quickly begin to take shape.

It’s back! . . . .

anabellaAnabella Hotel’s MiceChat discount has returned.  Whether you need a room after Mickey’s Halloween Party or are planning your upcoming Disneyland vacation, the Anabella Hotel offers great MiceChat exclusive rates.  Call reservations at 800.863.4888 and ask for the MiceChat rate for a minimum 20% discount (on available dates).

All Things Disneyland!

We have a trip report from the Disneyland Half Marathon, that shows us both the kid’s and adult’s races.  We also have more conceptual artwork for the Tower of Terror transformation to a Guardians of the Galaxy theme.  ~ Aladdin

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Ian and Joe’s Disneyland Day
mre200200 and son, have a guys day trip to Disneyland. Here is their cute trip report!

New Disney Parks Blog on Tower of Terror Exterior
Disney Blog is promoting the change to DCA’s Tower, again. Because the building does Tower over much of DCA and it’s high visibility, the change to a Tomorrowland ’98 color scheme seems a bit disconcerting. Tell us what you think.

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With the newest Disney Animated movie opening soon, will the Disneyland resort see something for this movie, more than just a movie preview? Will we have a Moana or Maui meet and greet? And if so, where will it be located?

Joe’s 2016 Disneyland Half Marathon Trip Report, include the Saturday Kid’s Race
mre200200 paricipated in the Disneyland Half Marathon for the 11th year in a row, and this year, even their kids participate!

If I Could Improve Disneyland Resort
SoraFan1992 goes through each park land-by-land and suggests improvements.

If I Could Improve Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom
SoraFan1992 moves on from Disneyland Resort and suggests changes to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

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Kodachrome Kingdom – A musical montage celebrating WDW’s 45th Anniversary
In honor of Walt Disney World’s 45th Anniversary, wdwms has put together a great video from many restored vacation films.

Other Themeparks & More!

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Fear VR closed!
By now, you’ve probably heard of the attraction at Knott’s Berry Farm and California’s Great America having been closed. Here’s what some are saying about it.

The Tsum Tsum Fun Fair 2016
Ree523 brings us info about the first Tsum Tsum Fun Fair held at the Hong Kong Disneyland.

Tokyo Disney Resort Offerings 2017/Winter 2018
Djapan94 has shared the Oriental Land Co’s press release that tells about all the offerings coming to the Tokyo Resort.

Harry Potter Halloween
Take a look at this offering at Universal Studios Japan.

Ocean Explorer, Orca Encounter coming to SeaWorld in 2017
Sea World San Diego announces expansion plans for next year.

Podcasts & Videos

MiceChat Podcast: A Sense of Mystery in the Air: It’s time to venture into the dimly lit fog of theme park Halloween once again. The major parks have opened their Haunted attractions, monsters roam the streets, and guests line up in droves (take my money please) to be scared out of their wits. On Today’s show, Doug and Dusty are joined by horror god Rick West to discuss Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, Virtual Reality, Tips and Tricks, and all sorts of gossip about the theme parks.

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Mousetalgia: We welcome special guest Eddy Collins, who has spent decades with the Disney Company. Collins started doing custodial work at Disneyland and eventually became Global Sales Manager and a spokesperson for the resort. Eddy talks about his first job at the park as a sweeper, and how he quickly became a prestigious VIP tour guide, then moved to guest communications and management, and on to special events for the opening of Disney’s California Adventure (after a run-in with the Disneyland Ambassador program and roles in TV/radio broadcasting).

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The Sweep Spot: In this episode we welcome another former Custodian, but this time not from Disneyland, but Walt Disney World. We get to talk with Kevin all about his time working at WDW in the Magic Kingdom, College Program, and more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events with Ken, Lynn and special guest Russell Flores!

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The Round-Up 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, TrekkieDad, DLandFansAZ, RJH76 and Dustysage.

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