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This week we celebrate the 115th birthday of Walt Disney! One man’s dream and vision helped create many magical memories and special places that people of all ages, still treasure and enjoy to this day. Today’s Round Up is packed with Disney news, photos and fun!

Happy Birthday Walt!

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Kevin Yee – The Big Disney World Upsell
Last week, Disney announced a new upcoming service: you can parkhop from Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom straight to, say, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at DHS. Since the bus service would use backstage areas and roads, there would be no need to go through security again. Sounds like a dream, right? You’re not dreaming! This can be yours… for $15/person per day. Welcome to the era of Disney upcharges. Except in some ways, we’ve already been here for a long time.

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All things Disney!

A longtime Disneyland tradition continues, and another longtime Disneyland attraction returns next month! ~ Aladdin

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Main Street Electrical Parade returns January 20th
On January 20th the White House will be getting a new resident, but over in Disneyland, something that supposedly glowed away forever, will return. Disney management in Anaheim is already drooling over any way they can drain more dollars from it’s guests, on this MSEP ‘limited time’ event.

Disneyland’s Candlelight 2016
Disneyland’s traditional and most beautiful show took place this past weekend, the Candlelight Processional, and JerrodDRagon has the video for you to enjoy!

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It’s Happening: Spaceship Earth To Be Transformed Into The Death Star
Well they really aren’t really redoing the attraction but on December 5th it was altered using digital projections.

What happens with the resort Gingerbread houses?
With such a large amount used, mtlchuck is curious as to what happens after the holidays?

Other Theme Parks and Destinations.

Universal Studios Hollywood has gotten a lot of attention lately. ~ Trekkie Dad

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USH Forbidden Journey no longer in 3D
JesterMn reports a change in the signature ride in Universal Studios Hollywood’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Nintendo World Annouced for USH
If you are a fan of Nintendo, you may want to check out this thread.

New Pass only $119 for 9 months with blockout dates.
Looks like Universal Studios Hollywood keeps changing annual pass options.

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.

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Mousetalgia: takes you to Disney California Adventure’s Festival of Holidays to review the food, the festivities, and the fun entertainment. From an $11 pomegranate margarita to holiday Swedish meatballs to egg nog cheesecake, there’s a taste of something for everyone – but is the price right? Performances abound, but can any entertainment compare with the Grammy-winning Mariachi Divas? We also discuss Elena, Santa, Viva Navidad, and those stilt walkers. Next, we offer a review of Disneyland Hotel’s Thanksgiving Buffet, with its cheeses, salads, seafood, and all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings, courses and desserts. We’ll review the food, the characters, the value and the overall experience. Plus, Mousetalgia reviews Moana, featuring our interview with Moana screenwriter Jared Bush. Plus – a unique report on visiting Walt Disney on the studio lot in the 1950s, and our advice on what to do if you need to visit urgent care on a trip to Disneyland.


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The Sweep Spot: In this episode we take a tour of Disneyland as if it were the year 1966 with former night Custodial Cast Member Rob Merritt. Rob worked there in the summer of 1966 and has some great stories to tell as we talk about what Disneyland was like in 1966. It was a transitional year of changes, and an unfortunate event as well.

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Star Wars Land News: Tomorrowland, Tickets and Tikis
It’s holiday time at the Disneyland Resort and nowhere is it less evident than Tomorrowland, where Star Wars has pulled up a seat in the Cantina while it’s room is being prepared. We’re going to see the non-holiday lights, some holiday gift ideas and say goodbye to the Dirt Star. Let’s start the Kessel Run…


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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] !