Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up!

It’s been a busy week on MiceChat ad there’s a lot to share from all around the Disney and theme park universe.

With Construction projects on both coasts, we will continue to keep you updated on the latest closures and changes. We have a “can’t miss”  Facebook video post from “Mickeys Not so Scary Halloween Party”  MiceChat meet up. And We welcome back columnist Kevin Yee after a long absence.

Let’s get the Round Up started!

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Kevin Yee: Holding for Further Traffic Clearance
Heeeeeee’s back! Kevin Yee has returned to MiceChat after a two year absence. And boy oh boy are we happy to see him again. Kevin jumps right in with comments about Disney’s rough handling of the hurricane last week and with news about Stitch’s Great Escape partial-closure. Join us in welcoming Kevin back and be sure to comment on his column.

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Disneyland Photo Update: Pumpkins, Jedi and Towers
Howdy folks and welcome back to the MiceChat Disneyland Photo Update. You can’t escape Halloween at this time of year, so hopefully you aren’t afraid of pumpkins.  I’ll share today’s update in the order I shot it. Consider it your virtual day in the park with news and comments inserted to help fill in the blanks.

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 take a look at some vintage Disney video at Autopia, visit a couple of Tiki Bars, and get ready for Fall Dapper Days. ~ Aladdin

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Autopia – Greetings from the Magic Highway
film 975 brings us a video from Autopia, that is classic Disney Infotainment – Magic Highway USA – Did they mention driverless cars?

Fall Dapper Day: Sunday, November 6th
Fall Dapper Day is coming soon, and this year it will be in November.

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October trip with NO KIDS – featuring Happiest Haunts, Club 33, & Tiki Bars!
KellyMcG86 has a no kids trip to Disneyland and with they they check out a couple of Tiki Bars, Club 33, and some of the Halloween spirit in Disneyland.

The Rumor Mill

With all of the many changes happening at Disneyland Resort, we can’t help wondering “What next?” ~ Trekkie Dad

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Could the End For A Bug’s Land be Near?
A mysterious instagram post starts a discussion of the future of A Bug’s Land.

No More Tinker Bell And Friends.
Is Disneyland’s Pixie Hollow on its way to Yesterland, or is it losing characters?

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Walt Disney World Resorts

This week a particular unwanted guest, named Matthew, shut down the resort for over a day and we have the details. – DLandFansAZ

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[NEWS] WDW Parks Closing At 5pm Today, Will Stay Closed Friday
The resort closed as Hurricane Matthew moved through and PlutoHasFleas has some details.

Curious Hurricane Question
Beatle_johnny is wondering how the resort handled food and amenities during the storm.

Other Themeparks & More!

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Joe’s trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain, a full day of thrill rides
Joe Flowers (mre200200) is back with a photo-loaded report of a day riding coasters at this southern California theme park.

This what happens when you want to marry Anastasia
Ever wonder what happens if you propose to Anastasia?  Wonder no more as filipv shares a fun video of the experience.

China’s Wanda ill-equipped to challenge Disney- Nikkei Asian Review
It’s no secret that Dalian Wanda Group has challenged Disney and China, however Asa shares an article on how that is working out.

Podcasts & Videos

MiceChat at Mickey’s Halloween Party! Dusty Sage reported live from the October 10th party in Anaheim. Watch below for all the fun! Projections on Main Street, new Halloween parade and more.

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: It’s a Mousetalgia Review Revue! First, Kristen reviews Queen of Katwe. Kristen lived in sub-Saharan Africa for 3 months and has a unique perspective on the meaning and authenticity of the film. Then, we revisit “Walt Disney Studios – A Lot to Remember” and give a brief review of the book, along with speculation about its recall by the Walt Disney Company. Kristen buys a back issue of Animatrix featuring animator Frank Thomas and discusses Thomas’ view of attributing film credits and working with Walt; then she discusses the newest re-release of Beauty and the Beast on Blu-Ray and reveals some secrets from the bonus content.

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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] !