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Happy Thanksgiving! It’s time once again to gather with family and friends, sleep through football games, enjoy a four day weekend and try to survive the door-buster deals at the local mall.
While you are enjoying the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, dazzle your family by letting them know that Disney first took part in the Macy’s parade with a giant Mickey Mouse balloon in 1934. In 1972, to celebrate the first anniversary of Walt Disney World, giant helium-filled balloons of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck floated high above the viewers below. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs took part in the festivities, riding atop a majestic Magic Kingdom castle float. Peter Pan and Wendy matched wits with pirates aboard Captain Hook’s ship float.
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|This Week’s Top Stories|
Kevin Yee: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
The traditional folk wisdom about brides and weddings (“something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”) applies in a weird way to the two newest offerings at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: PizzeRizzo and “Jingle Bell Jingle BAM!” fireworks and projections. In other words, both offer newness, but also a kind of sameness. It’s progress and evolution, but nothing to write home about.
Disneyland Photo Update: The Magic is in the Details
There’s no better place to be during the holiday season than the Disneyland Resort, and while Disney is famous for their gigantic spectaculars and fantastic events, we all know that the real magic of Disney is in the details; the things that the average guest probably won’t even notice on their first pass-through, but these are the things that make the difference in terms of quality and storytelling
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|All things Disneyland!|
Some reviews are coming in for the new World of Color Christmas show. The Candy Cane schedule for the season has been announced. Frozen is being concentrated (that’s the show in the Hyperion, not your orange juice) ~ Aladdin
Disneyland Resort State of the Union (from an outsider perspective…sort of)
999doombuggies considers WDW their home resort, however recently they have found themselves living near the Disneyland Resort, and give us their views on the differences between those two Disney resorts. What do you think about their observations?
Candy canes this year
The fresh made candy canes at Disneyland are a long standing popular tradition, and we have the schedule for this Christmas season!
Disney selling 13 month APs for the price of 12
For a short period of time, you can get a 13 Disneyland Passport for the price of a 12 Months. Get the detail here.
Frozen – Live at the Hyperion – Condensed Show
cruise informs us that the Frozen show in the Hyperion theater is in the process of being shortened. Sounds like this is still a work in process, so get the current details here.
Who has seen Season of Light yet? Thoughts?
The new World of Color Christmas show has premiered, and we have some of the 1st reviews here. If you have seen the show, please post your thoughts here!
|All things Walt Disney World|
After a very interesting week, MiceChatters have some ideas for what to do with the Hall of Presidents. – DLandFansAZ
VIDEO: New Disney Spring Christmas night time drone light show
chris2fett shares a video of the Starbright Holidays drone show at Disney Springs.
Big thunder re-opened today at the Magic Kingdom
And chris2fett is reporting that the they didn’t update the finale seen.
|Off Shore Parks and more!|
LA Times Travel section, Nov. 20, 2016, visits all 4 Asian Disney parks
David Swanson of the LA Times visited all 4 Asia parks and posted reviews and tips.
|Podcasts & Videos|
MiceChat Podcast: Get Your Wings On: Get a first hand account of what is sure to be the attraction of the year and the best “Soarin'” style ride ever built – Wings over Washington. Plus, Walt Disney’s Los Feliz, Sponge Bob 4D and solving Dusty’s energy crisis. This is a short but fun chat with your MicePals.
Mousetalgia: Tim Babb, host of the “Can’t Wait for Christmas” podcast, joins Team Mousetalgia this week for a holiday showdown. We talk about his podcast, and then discuss dealing with the hectic nature of the Disneyland Resort during the holidays. Tim reacts to the boisterous crowds at the resort, and we offer some suggestions to help keep the holiday spirit alive. Next, Kristen discusses her trip to Disneyland after-hours to celebrate Dumbo’s 75th anniversary, and reviews a special Club 33 presentation in Disneyland’s Main Street Opera House with trivia, history and a look at the making of the classic film. Then, after the crowds cleared out, attendees were able to visit a nearly-empty Fantasyland, enjoy a glass of wine, and ride the rides to their hearts’ contents. Plus – Kristen shares a touching moment with Oscar; Tim takes a last tumble down the Tower, and Jeff places a call to the North Pole – it’s the return of Tiny Tinsel!
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.
Plus, don’t miss these other featured MiceChat columns!
Yesterland: D23 Destination D, Amazing Adventures
This past weekend at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World, Werner Weiss attended his first D23 Destination D event. He was there as a paying attendee, but D23 provided press photos to me. What a great event! If you were lucky enough to be there too, take another look. Otherwise, see what you missed.
- Stroll Through Disneyland – The Lost Frontier
- Yesterland: Luigi’s Flying Tires
- Disney Hollywood Studios & Animal Kingdom bring in the Holidays!
- Fab News: A Hand-y Tale and Some New Zoo Reviews
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