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With just over a week untill Halloween, area Theme Parks are already preparing for Christmas and the upcoming Holiday Season.

We have updates on the latest changes to Disneyland resort and some tips on last minute Halloween fun. Let’s get this roundup started … it’s a frightfully fun time of year!!!

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Disneyland Photo Update: As Halloween Approaches Christmas is Already on the Way
The spooky season is packing the parks at the Disneyland Resort and the past week has seen some very busy days, especially in the hours leading up to Mickey’s Halloween Party. This update will take you on a quick tour of the Disneyland Resort to see the sights, freights, heights, and lights.

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!

This week Darth Vader has returned to Launch Bay. We also have a Halloween Party trip report and say goodbye to a MiceChat favorite hotel, The Carousel Inn and Suites, located across the street from Disneyland.  We also want to know what kind of a character meet and greet is your favorite. ~ Aladdin

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October 10 – 14 – Fall trip and Halloween Party – crowded but good
Mouseknotts tells us about their Halloween party trip to Disneyland, and stay at the Carousel Inn, one last time.

Darth Vader Returns To Star Wars Launch Bay
Darth Vader has return to Launch Bay with his meet and greet!

Going Back To The Future With Roaming Characters
In recent years, Disneyland has created some highly themed areas for a more individualized meet and greet for certain characters, most notably for Tinkerbell and Friends, and the Princess meet and greet to the left of the castle. But just recently, a Villain has been seen roaming around Fantasyland, and making for some interesting interaction between him and Disneyland guests, as well as other Disney characters. Tell us if which type of meet and greet you prefer.

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Announcer to Osborne Lights “Jingle Bell Jingle Bam”
Disney announces a new holiday show for Hollywood Studios that will begin in mid-November.

Other Themeparks & More!

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Joe’s visit to the Underwood Family Farm pumpkin patch and Fall Festival
If you like pictures of cute kids, check out this trip report from Joe Flowers (mre200200).

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: Animator Frans Vischer joins team Mousetalgia this week to share stories of his career, both with Disney and since. He shares his story about how Chuck Jones helped him get into Cal Arts, and discusses studying the art of animation under Eric Larson, one of Walt’s Nine Old Men. We also talk about his work on Paperman and utilizing digital technology; his work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit; and his books “Jimmy Dabble,” “Fuddles,” “A Very Fuddles Christmas,” and his new book, “Fuddles and Puddles.” Then Team Mousetalgia answers some listener email questions, including: how to make Disneyland special for non-Disney people; the evolution of our Disney fandom; and runDisney hotel options and tips. Also, we have a special interview with Zachariah Abrams, CHOC’s Director of Corporate Relations, about the upcoming CHOC Walk. Plus – Jeff is kicked off of a WDFM panel, Kristen keeps collecting Kevin and Jody, Becky finds some shoes, and Dave discusses Don Hahn’s latest project.

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The Sweep Spot: In this episode we take a different and fun approach. We answer some questions about our touring habits, dislikes, likes and some fun talk, that any veteran Disneyland fan could appreciate or the new visitor. We welcome our friend Aaron Robbins from Chrurros and Villians podcast to join us in this discussion.

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Winchester Mystery House Ticket Giveaway
I recently wrote about a great new nighttime candlelight tour at the Winchester Mystery House. Now, some lucky MiceChat reader has the opportunity to win a pair of tickets for a General Mansion Tour! See the house in daylight, explore the grounds thoroughly, take in the details, and explore the mysteries! Read below for details on MiceChat’s Winchester Mystery House Ticket Giveaway. Be sure to share with your friends and good luck to you!!!

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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] !