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This Friday, Nov 18th in 1928… Steamboat Willie made its debut and Mickey Mouse helped change how we experience movies. Though Walt Disney had great success in the past with silent movies, the addition of sound ensured that both Mickey & Minnie Mouse, his newest creations, would be stars still beloved today.

The Round-Up has all the latest news about Christmas in the Parks and the upcoming Holiday season, including both Mickey and Minnie all dressed up and ready for the Merriest Time of the Year!

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Disneyland Photo Update: Holiday Fun & Security Additions
Welcome to this week’s installment of Disneyland Photo Update for November 7th, 2016! We are covering Disneyland as it gets closer to being fully decked out for the Holiday Season. We will also be covering current refurbishments inside and outside of the park. Hope you have your favorite pastry and eggnog latte, off we go!

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Disneyland Resort Photo Update: Holiday Treats to Redwood Creeks
While I admit that I am one of those loyal Disneylanders who thinks that any day is a great day to go to Disneyland, I think Holiday Time is the perfect time to go “home” again. My favorite time to visit the Disneyland Resort is during the holiday season thanks to all of the impressive holiday decorations, festive music and tasty treats.

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All things Disneyland!

We have several trip reports this week, and take a look at some of the new food booths in DCA. ~ Aladdin

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Katherine’s 10th Birthday Trip for Dapper Day and Club 33
whoever returns to Disneyland for a special 10th Birthday celebration!

Disneyland Resort Joe’s 2016 Fall Dapper Day TR – with appearances from KellyMcG86, sbk1234 and whoever
mre200200 travel to Disneyland for Dapper Day weekend, and run into a few MiceChat friends!

Disneyland attendance was down 10% vs. last year
Disneyland attendance went down 10% over the past year, but with the substantial increase in entrances fees, the closure of attractions due to construction, this really comes as no surprise.

Joe’s review of the 2016 Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure
mre200200 also has this report with lots of pictures of the food being offered in DCA at the food booths!

All things Walt Disney World

After a very interesting week, MiceChatters have some ideas for what to do with the Hall of Presidents. – DLandFansAZ

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The Hall of Presidents should include Trump, BUT not have him speak.
jcruise86 has some interesting thoughts about the future of the Hall of Presidents.

The Hall of Avengers
And we move on to mtichuck’s new idea to just change it up and make a Hall of Avengers.

Pyro is getting real Sloppy
MiceChatter Spectacular feels as though the new firework productions aren’t so well choreographed.  What do you think of the new shows?

Never been to Disney World. How busy will it be? Any tips?
With the holiday season kicking off, Nemo123 asks for info about visiting the park this time of year.

Off Shore Parks and more!

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Trip Report
GUYNYC brings us a very in depth trip report or the Shanghai Disneyland Resort.

Iron Man Experience Opening Date!
The Iron Man Experience in Hong Kong will be opening Jan 11 with possible hotel guests getting priority before the end of the year.

Seasonal passes are here. Will APs be coming next?
When Thisguy74 moved to Shanghai he was disappointed they didn’t offer annual passes, however they now have Seasonal Passes.

HKDL to rebuild its castle?
Asa has heard a rumor that the castle at Hong Kong’s Disneyland is going to be rebuilt as something new.

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: Mickey Mouse is turning 88 this week, and Team Mousetalgia invites you to celebrate with us! First, we welcome Mike Van Eaton back to the show to discuss “Souvenirs of Disneyland,” an upcoming exhibition and auction of Disneyland memorabilia and merchandise. From a pen in the shape of a woman’s leg to a scale Imagineering model of New Orleans Square, this major auction is destined to make history. Then, we celebrate Mickey’s birthday by catching up with Disney comic writer Pat McGreal, who talks to Mousetalgia about his quarter century of giving life to Mickey Mouse and his friends. Jeff discusses the persistence of vision via Fields’ famed “Art of Walt Disney” book, and then we continue our birthday celebration with a roundtable discussion of Mickey Mouse shorts, Mickey Mouse collectibles, Mickey Mouse in the parks, Mickey Mouse songs, and more. Plus – Disneyland Paris goes to hyperspace; tutus rule, Guardians take the tower – and more. Special note: Jeff will be appearing Saturday, Nov. 19 at Creature Features in Burbank from 1 to 3 p.m. to sign his book “The Unauthorized Story of Walt Disney’s Haunted Mansion.”

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The Sweep Spot: In this episode we welcome blogger, podcaster Jeremy Harris from The Buddy Baker Project podcast. Jeremy has a big passion for the music of Buddy Baker, and Disney parks in general. We talk all about the music Buddy contributed to the Disney Parks, and play clips of some of those compositions. We hope you walk away knowing ,more about this great Disney composer. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For show notes and to buy our book Cleaning the Kingdom, a book written by two former Disneyland Custodial Cast Members telling inside stories and more.

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Plus, don’t miss these other featured MiceChat columns!

Erasing Wonders of Life, 2016 Edition
Although Wonders of Life at Epcot closed forever on New Year’s Day 2007—almost ten years ago—the golden domed pavilion has had a new life since then as the Festival Center. In this newest edition of an article originally published in 2007, we’ll look at how it has changed over the years.

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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] !