Disney News Update: Mermaids, Iron Man and Halloween

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Published on October 24, 2012 at 5:03 am with 4 Comments

Have you heard the wild news out of Walt Disney World this week? Mermaids have invaded the Pirates of the Caribbean and the Country Bear Jamboree has been shortened by half. Disneyland announced the awkwardly titled but none the less interesting, Limited time magic promotion. And Halloween Time continues to entertain, spook and delight at the various Disney resorts. For those who like things a little more terrifying, we have more reviews and reports from Knott’s Haunt, Coffin Creek and Old Town Haunt. All this plus a brand new Communicore Weekly and MiceChatter video. And we’ll also announce the winner of our Sanders Art Studios Goofy contest. Ready to Round-Up?  Let’s go!

Disney World’s New Le Fou’s Brew at Gaston’s Tavern.
Please welcome MiceChat’s newest contributor, Kandy Sparkles, and her column, Mice Munchies. She’ll be focusing on the delicious side of Disney World. Today, she examines Disney’s answer to Universal’s Butter Beer. Drink up!

Walt Disney’s Olympic Champ Artwork Contest Results!
Our friends at Sanders Art Studios are giving away a beautiful Goofy giclee (valued at $200) to one lucky MiceChat reader. And the winner is LUKE MEYER. Congratulations Luke, your giclee is on the way!


Lots of MiceChatters have been busy with visits to Disneyland and DCA during Halloweentime, and we have several great trip reports this week.  We also have news that the famed Golden Horseshoe Review will be returning to the park for a limited time.  Al Lutz brings news of a new Ironman attraction for Tomorrowland.  And Radiator Springs will be a part of the upcoming Rose Bowl Parade! ~ Aladdin

Joe’s Halloweentime visit to the Big Thunder Ranch Festival Arena
mre200200 as this report filled with Halloween spirit and photos of many of the carved pumpkins in Big Thunder Ranch, and also brings us some terrific photos with the aid of new lens for his camera!

October 18-20 And Halloween party!
wonton visits Buena Vista Street and Radiator Springs for the first time, and her husbands sees Fantastmic! for the first time on this trip to the Disneyland Resort! Here’s her complete trip report!

September Photo Trip Report – Happy fun excitement times!
Boygunasurf returns to the Disneyland Resort with family, and has these terrific photos and entertaining trip report for you!

Trip Report 10/14- 10/16 Photos added!
tensixmom and family take a big family trip to Disneyland. Here’s their report, along with photo’s of a few of the Characters, critters, and attractions they experienced!

Soundsational Parade September 2012!
troymorris916 brings us this night time video of Disneyland’s Soundsational Parade!

October 11-14
chris001 and son meet up at Disneyland and Radiator Springs for a few fun days! They have this trip report for us, along with some great photos!

Disney is kicking off 2013 as the year of ‘Limited Time Magic’
Disney has announced some of the special events they have planned for 2013. One of the events most anticipated is a short term return of the Golden Horseshow Review! Find out more about some the surprises in this topic!

Al Report: Iron Man E-Ticket Thril Ride to Replace Innoventions
Al broke news that Tony Stark will be displacing one of the last remnants of Tomorrowland ’98. Ironman 2, brought us a glimpse of Tony’s dad, who resembles Walt Disney, and even the Sherman Brothers wrote a song for Iron Man 2. Will those be part of this new Ironman attraction in Tomorrowland? Tell us what you think about this possible new Marvel attraction!

Positive from Al’s article – 2013 Rose Parade Disneyland Float featuring Cars Land
Al also brings news that Disney will be showing off a Radiator Springs Float in the Rose Bowl Parade!

Disneyland Songs
Perry Simon asks, Of all the songs to ever be part of the Disneyland Resort, which are your favorites?

Best Queue in Disneyland/DCA
Spence asks which queues in Disneyland and DCA are the best, and for what reason? Tell us which you prefer!


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Walt Disney World

Mermaids have been spotted
Mermaids have been spotted upon the classic shores of the Pirates of the Caribbean. What do you think about the new additions?

So now what…
King Eric
ponders the very thought of existence… Well really what is next for Walt Disney World?  Avartar Land, Ratatouille or something unique?

Country Bear Jamboree 2012 Edited Version Video
J.E. Smith
posted the video of the new country bears sequence, enjoy!

Country Bear Jamboree Edit Reports
J.E.Smith
reports on recent cut changes to the famous Country Bears, what are your thoughts and feelings on the update to this attraction?

LeFou’s Brew POLL : Love it or Hate it?
Have you tried the New LeFou’s Brew? If so! Voice your opinion here, we like to hear some feedback on the new brew!

This week on Communicore Weekly… IT’S TIME FOR DISNEY HISTORY! – Mickey’s got some imagination, huh? Find out all about it when Jeff and George take a look at Fantasmic! GEORGE’S BOOK OF THE WEEK! – George looks at Steve Alcorn’s book Building A Better Mouse! BATHROOM BREAK! – Travel to Disneyland Paris for an international Bathroom Break! FIVE LEGGED GOAT! – And finally, New Fantasyland holds this week’s Five Legged Goat!

In this special interview segment, George and Jeff put Chris Wallace in the Hot Seat to talk about Horizons: Resurrected, which is a computer generated recreation of the beloved (and missed!) EPCOT ride. Chris has been painstakingly recreating the ride for the last two years, and we had a chance to “ride” it over EPCOT’s 30th Anniversary Weekend (which you can see clips of during the interview).

Orlando Parkhopper brings us the revised Country Bear Jamboree show at Walt Disney World.

Sarah has a new Video in regards to Iron Man 3 coming to Disneyland!


2013 : Jack Sparrow and Henry Ravenswood’s revenge
It looks to be in 2013, Jack may find his way into Paris’s version of Pirates of the Caribbean. What are your feels on the ever expanding Jack influence? Good or bad?

madmonkeygirl sure loves getting frightened! She submitted three of this week’s five haunt reports. But first, check out Joe’s pictures from the Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. ~ Trekkie Dad

Joe’s Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta trip report – very photo heavy
Joe (aka mre200200) has a picture heavy report from Albuquerque’s Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. Gotta get up early for this one!

Another trip to Coffin Creek 10/20/12
Once was not enough for madmonkeygirl.

Another night at Haunt 10/21/12
This makes three fright nights in a row for madmonkeygirl. How much of this can one person take?

My Fright Fest 2012 review (hint: it’s bad)
WillyWonka was not at all impressed by Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest.

Old Town Haunt 10/19/12
madmonkeygirl has found yet another haunt for SoCal residents and visitors, this time in Pasadena.

Trip report: October 12th
Looks like ColonelWalrus wasn’t terribly impressed with Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest, either.

Duffy’s ABCDs (Adventures By Clara & Diznygrl)^^
We all take photos, but two of our members put in a significant effort to craft narratives and compositions that really take it to the next level and add the Duffluv to our days. Will you contribute ?

OMG!! I just got a pre-Duffy
Pre-production items are always great finds, Sapphire-Light found just one of these very special models at a local flea-market. Amazing!


Mermaids and Bears at Disney World
Mermaids and Bears, oh my! Last week, Disney World quietly unveiled two quiet new changes in the Magic Kingdom, The Country Bear Jamboree reopened after a several-week refurbishment, and Pirates of the Caribbean debuted a new…


At Disneyland Christmas may be extra
October began a new fiscal year for Disney, and the Team Disney Anaheim (TDA) suits are rushing quickly to kick off projects big and small over the next twelve months. Unfortunately, this isn’t one of those warm and fuzzy updates that makes you feel good about being a Disney fan. To the contrary, Tomorrowland, Christmas and the way the company treats its best employees are all being dealt tough blows. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for an eye opening updated that will challenge the way you feel about how the Disney Company is being run these days.


Disneyland refurbishments start to wrap up as the holidays approach
Halloween hasn’t even passed yet, but Disney has announced its 2013 promotion dubbed “Limited Time Magic” as Christmas preparation gets underway across the Resort. Holiday merchandise is hitting the shelves as Christmas lights and decorations…


New Fantasyland revealed, shorter Bears, and Epcot news
Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we have a very detailed look at the New Fantasyland that just soft opened at the Magic Kingdom. To go along with that, we have news…


All In A Day’s Work At The Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular
The whip cracks out in front of him, trying to keep the bad guys at bay. Unfortunately, his efforts are futile, as they continue to advance. It looks like all may be lost, until he…


Epcot’s Spaceship Earth with the Lights On
On September 29, 2012, Communicore Weekly celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Epcot and their 38th Episode by performing a live show in the VIP Lounge of the Norway Pavilion. After the show, we all watched…


Knotts Scary Farm Entertainment Hits and Misses
Knotts Scary Farm is in the middle of celebrating its 40th year of Haunt. They have certainly attempted to scare as well as entertain this season. With 13 mazes, 4 scare zones and 9 shows,…

Disneyland and the Future of Tomorrowland
The message boards lit up this week as a load of news was broken by Al Lutz regarding huge changes coming to the Disneyland resort.  It seems that Tomorrowland as we know it will…


Disney World Country Bear Jamboree Revised, Recut and Revived?
Walt Disney World unveiled a cut and paired down Country Bear Jamboree on Wednesday October 17th, 2012.  It opened to immediate fan criticism. We sent some of our staff to the park to view the…


Demystifying Disney World Tickets.
You probably know quite a lot about Disney World tickets, but I promise you that if you read on, you’ll find out something new. While Disney World tickets are mostly straight-forward, they can occasionally resemble…


The Story of Disneys America Part 4
Last week, we took a look at the details and concept art for Disney’s America theme park in Virginia. That was how the park would have looked, and it was a long and…


Australia MovieWorld Fright Nights
Halloween has been embraced by theme parks all over the world and Australia’s MovieWorld joins in the fun with their very own Fright Nights event. Rya86n has some incredible photographic coverage of this Halloween treat.…


EPCOT Under Glass? Fact or Fiction?
The Claim: EPCOT—the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, envisioned by Walt Disney before his death in 1966—was supposed to be enclosed by an immense dome. Is the claim true or false? What is the real…


Disney’s Tower Of Terror
When Disney MGM Studios was opened in 1989, it was a mild success. Michael Eisner’s plan of having a “Universal killer” Park was rushed into opening, so it didn’t have a lot of the essential…


Disney World’s New Le Fou’s Brew at Gaston’s Tavern
Please welcome MiceChat’s newest contributor, Kandy Sparkles, and her column, Mice Munchies. She’ll be focusing on the delicious side of Disney World. Today, she examines Disney’s answer to Universal’s Butter Beer. Drink up! The newly…


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About Anthony Hays

Anthony is a graphic designer and admirer of all things Disney. He is also the Editor of our weekly Round Up of Disney and Theme Park news. The Round Up is MiceChat's oldest continuously updated column. You'll find Anthony and the Round Up every Wednesday morning.

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  1. Nice update. Great Sarah video, as usual. I would rather see a return of an updated Carrousel of Progress than Iron Man. Nice Communicore, too. I wish Fantasmic had it’s own venue, with real seats, so I could go on the Mark Twain at night again.

    • I agree with bringing back that attraction with a huge update. I really enjoyed the Carrousel of Progress in Walt Disney World even though it was outdated!

    • Sadly, Carousel will never come back. Static shows are becoming a thing of the past. Especially for passholders who get tired of things very quickly. Take Tough to be a Bug for example. It’s one of the best attractions at DCA, but sits empty most of the time (not very repeatable).

      Congratulations to LUKE on winning our Goofy print contest!!!

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