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With an unforgettable 89th annual Academy Award ceremony this past weekend, we look back at the 11th annual award show held in 1939, where Walt Disney was honored for his release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In a memorable moment, Shirley Temple presented a special Oscar Statuette alongside seven miniature Oscars – a one of a kind tribute to a one of a kind man.

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Disneyland Update – Rainy Days Are The New Off Season
Another week of intermittent wet weather swept through Disneyland this past week. Honestly, if you can stand the inconvenience and discomfort, rainy days are really the new “off season.” When it was dry, Disneyland was packed, when it was wet, Disneyland was enjoyable. Have you tried the Grey Stuff at the new Red Rose Taverne in Fantasyland? Lines were up to two hours long to get in there on opening day. But during the rainy days, you could waltz right in (though the signature dessert was still in short supply).  Scott Attula posted a full review of the limited time restaurant yesterday HERE.

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Disneyland Update: Beauty and the Beast Invades Fantasyland
In anticipation for Disney’s upcoming live action Beauty and the Beast film, the back portion of Fantasyland has been taken over by Belle, the Beast, and Gaston. Admittedly, it’s actually all pretty great. The main attraction is a complete overlay of the Village Haus restaurant, which they’ve dubbed the “Red Rose Taverne.”

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Camping Out Along Main Street Will Be Prohibited
A change in policy for parade viewing has begun. Take a look here for the details.

Red Rose Tavern and Maurice’s Treats Open
We have the first look at the Beauty and the Beast makeovers for two food location in Fantasyland. It’s time for Grey Stuff!

Disneyland is flooded
February, that rainiest month for Anaheim, is almost over. So it’s no surprise when the rain comes down, down, down. But it does change plans for many Disneyland guests. We have have video of some Main Street flooding, and Rainy Day photos from around the park!

Goodbye Puppets of Disney Channel’s Junior Live on Stage
Some behind the scenes brew-ha-ha is resulting in the closing of Disney Jr Live on Stage, the puppet show that promotes the shows on the Disney Junior Channel. More info is here!

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New Aerial Gondola Transport System
danlb_2000 has uncovered some very interesting information on a new aerial transportation system at the resort.

Star Tours: The Adventure Continues
DLRPbigfan brings us information about Star Tours: The Adventure Continues with different ride combinations and new concept artwork.

Disney hotel opens way for 600 new jobs
The Disney Explorers Lodge in Hong Kong, which is opening later this year is looking to recruit 600 new cast members.

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Marvel Super Hero Summer
Asa shares news of the summer 2016 event at Honk Kong Disneyland featuring the Marvel Super Heroes.

Disneyland toy parcel triggers bomb alert
Hong Kong Disneyland had a little scare last week when a toy triggered a bomb alert.

Podcasts & Videos

NEW – Star Wars and Marvel in the Disney Worlds: It’s a full on gossip palooza in the February MiceChat Podcast. Massive new lands for Disneyland and California Adventure come with rumors galore. Plus the big changes as Walt Disney World and an Epcot transformation.

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Mousetalgia: This week, we review two new books ! First, we discuss “B-1st” by Disney artists Retta Scott and Woolie Reitherman, and we take a close at this interesting World War II-era proposed children’s book that never made it to publication – until 2016. We examine the exquisite art and cultural mores evidenced in this in-progress project that was never completed. Also, we look at “The Art of Moana,” and talk about the features, facts and imagery that the book presents about this Academy Award-nominated film. Next, we answer your questions, with topics including Candlelight Weekend expectations; adulting at Disneyland Resort and finding the best lounge; a surprise performance by the Mariachi Divas; preparing toddlers for the drama and excitement of a first trip to Walt Disney World; ideas for commemorating the successful viewing of every Disney animated feature; Disney’s ties to Hollywood’s Magic Castle; and a cautionary postscript to our stolen stroller story. Plus – show some Disney love this Valentine’s season with our tips and tricks!

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The Sweep Spot: In this episode we celebrate presidents Day by talking about an attraction at Disneyland that is dedicated to our former president Abraham Lincoln, Great Moments. We discuss the start of this historic attraction at the New York Worlds Fair in 1964/1965, to all of its versions at Disneyland, Ca. Plus we have the latest in  Disneyland Resort current events.

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Star Wars Land News: Princess or Legend?
While Josh Gad continues to bring in heavy hitters in search of a sliver of Last Jedi news, the Millennium Falcon building is going up, the riverbed tracks are sticking out, and the cockpit is getting very cramped. But first, a question…

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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.

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