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As we say goodbye to Halloween, area Theme Parks are ready to celebrate Christmas and the upcoming Holidays. We have all the latest additions and updates for the upcoming Season … including a sighting of “snow” on Sleeping Beauty Castle! Let’s get the Round Up started!

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MiceChat Disney News Roundup

Epcot Holiday Food Festival Booths – Who REALLY Loses?
On the face of it, there are nothing but positives associated with this week’s announcement that Epcot is expanding its holiday food and drink services come the holiday season. They are adding even more festival-style booths than before, and expanding the menu offerings on the existing booths. They are making the booths more heavily themed. Plus, it’s something new! Everyone likes new stuff, including (and maybe especially) those of us lucky enough to live so close by that we can visit regularly. This all sounds like a win. But if you scratch the surface a little bit, you’ll find that there are some negatives, although they are only tenuously connected to this specific event. The bigger picture is that the new Epcot holiday booths are symptomatic of a larger movement going on at Walt Disney World – a movement of prices and services, and this larger movement definitely has winners and losers.

All Things Disneyland!

Check out the links below to see photos taken by some of our members. ~ Trekkie Dad

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Quick visit to Pirates yesterday!
DizneyPhotoGuy gives us a few shots of a favorite attraction and a quick trip to the Train Station!

NEW Star Wars Land aerial photo reveals a lot!
Take a look at the aerial photo that morrisdirector found.

Haunted Disneyland – Ghostly stories and urban legends!
Halloween may be behind us, but have you ever thought there might be real ghosts haunting Disneyland?

Easy Rides Only Trip Report
DL Lover in LA didn’t let a not-so-great medical diagnosis deter her from a planned day at Disneyland. Follow the link to read her story.

indiginerd attended this annual charity fundraiser and gives us a short report with some photos.

Rumors & Armchair Imagineering

Changes at Disneyland Resort keep us wondering “What next?” ~ Trekkie Dad

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World of Color – Season of Light may include fireworks
Do the mysterious boxes seen in the lagoon at Disney California Adventure contain fireworks or something else?

New DCA Parade Idea.
Antonio Lopez has an interesting idea for a parade.

Walt Disney World

Soon the Magic Kingdom will have a new projection show and the Christmas parade taping is just around the corner. – DLandFansAZ

Christmas Parade Special Taping Nov 9th-12th at Magic Kingdom
With the Christmas parade taping during the second week in November, Timon’sGirl is wondering what to expect.

Tokyo Disneyland’s Once Upon a Time Dubs in English (Next Week)
SoraFan1992 shares information that Once Upon a Time from Tokyo will replace Celebrate the Magic at the Magic Kingdom.

Arrested & Banned – Gun In The Park
PlutoHasFleas brings us details of a man that was stopped by WDW security while trying to bring a gun into Epcot.

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Mousetalgia: Disney voice actor Mark Silverman joins Team Mousetalgia this week for a spooktacular Halloween episode! As the voice of Rod Serling in the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Mark shares a special insider’s view of the recent Tower of Terror event at Walt Disney World. We also talk to Mark about being a “Monster Kid,” memories of celebrating Halloween as a child, surviving Hurricane Matthew at Disney World, and we host a Tower of Terror lithograph giveaway! Then, Jeff reports on the Walt Disney Family Museum’s recent Haunted Mansion panel called “Tales of Ghoulish Delight,” which dealt with the history of the famous haunted house and featured some of Imagineer Kim Irvine’s stories about how the Mansion has changed over the years. Plus – a listener calls in a trip report – and more!

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The Sweep Spot: In this episode we welcome former Disneyland Custodian Jim to our show. Jim worked at Disneyland 1965 to 1967, and 1970 until 1979. Jim brings us a good idea of what it was like working at Disneyland in those earlier years. It is amazing how much hasn’t change and in some way it has. Jim was a lead and worked along side some of the other cast members Ken and I had a chance to work with, and even some we had on our show. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events.

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Yesterland: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – Play It!
At Yester California Adventure, experience Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – Play It! — with all the “sights, sounds and drama of the TV show.” Guests who get into the famous “hot seat” can win a million… yes, a million… points!

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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 CakvalaSC 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] !