Just one week ago we were celebrating Halloween and already the holidays are in full force at the Disney Parks. The Christmas Day Parade was taped last weekend  and the Muppet’s are being moved out to make way for Prep and Landing.  Does the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm mean more Star Wars for the parks?  Time will tell, and you can discuss it here.  If that isn’t enough news for you, we are hearing rumblings of Disney buying Hasbro as well and the announcement of Transformers: The Ride 3D at Universal Orlando! All this, plus a new Communicore Weekly, and the latest articles from MiceAge and MiceChat all assembled in one easy place for you in the MiceChat Disney News Round Up.

Disneyloon’s Photography Adventrues
Fantastic photos are one thing Disney Parks can give to many photographers around the world, Disneyloon has posted another series of great photos with Holiday as the inspiration!

Christmas begins this coming week at the Disneyland resort, and the final touches are being done on Buena Vista Street and Radiator Springs.  The Muppet Theater will be without Muppets this Christmas ,  and the Sword in the Stone still has some magic left, but where is Merlin? ~ Aladdin

Magical Disneyland Resort Miniature Models Time lapse – Tilt Shift effect
SoCalbma has another terrific time lapse video ready for your viewing pleasure!

Flat Stanley’s Trip to Disneyland Oct 29th & 30th (Warning: LOTS of pictures!)
What happens when a 2 dimensional character visits a place filled with characters who were born in 2 dimensions, and now live in a 3-D world? KellyMcG86 has the answer in this unique trip report!

My Disneyland Bucket List just got shorter!
HiddenMickeyBook was able to strike one very special item off her bucket list, review the report here!

Sword in the Stone
MSCguy asks about the Sword in the Stone, near the Carousel in Fantasyland. Is it just there for looks, or is there a ‘King Arthur’ somewhere in Disney’s Magical realm? And what about Merlin? Is Disney going cheap by not bringing out Merlin for a little Higitus-Figitus Hockity- Pockity Wockity-Wack Prestadigitarium.

Muppets Theater Transforms to Prep and Landing in 4D this Holiday Season
The Muppet Theater will soon be hosting a 4-D version of Prep and Landing: Naugty vs. Nice this Christmas Season. Maybe they should be bringing the Muppets back for Christmas, and Give the Bug’s Life Theater a chance to smell a little better. Give us your thoughts on this addition!

Disney to Acquire LucasFilm
Disney and George Lucas have been working together for more than 25 years, but with Disney’s purchase of LucasFilms, Star Wars and Indiana Jones, have become a permanent part of the Disney Family!

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Hi everyone! I’m still reeling here from the news about Disney buying LucasFilms. Oh, the endless possibilities! I’m sure you have lots of ideas so let’s hear them! Post your ideas, rumors and thoughts and remember…you just might make it to the weekly Round-Up!  -Demigod- 

Star Wars Land
And first on our list is the obligatory Star Wars Land idea posted by MiceChat member DoctorQ9. Do you think this would be a good ‘third gate’ idea?

Soarin’ over California 2.0
WoC 95 offers some ideas on updating this favorite at DCA.

DCA needs a Halloween Maze!
MiceChatter Dannyland thinks that DCA should have a Halloween maze. What do you think about this? Good idea? (You can vote – it’s a poll, too!)

Western River Expedition
JM Disneyland offers the suggestion that this ride idea should come to life, and makes the point that Frontierland isn’t ever really updated.

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Disney in Talks to Buy Hasbro
With the sale of LucasFilm to Disney, more rumors are starting to circulate. What do you think about Hasbro moving under the umbrella?

STAR WARS WATER PARK “Beaches of the Old Republic”
Fun ideas are all over about what can be done with the Star Wars franchise, what do you think about a water park? KingEric has some fun suggestions!

Star Wars – 5th Gate?
What would it take to get Disney to build this? Sign me up!

Welcome to the latest Communicore Weekly, where we have our usual antics, along with a plea for help for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. 60 SECOND REVIEW! — Jeff and George talk about Wreck It Ralph, the latest Disney film. Did they love or loathe their trip back to 8-Bit Nostalgia? GEORGE’S BOOK OF THE WEEK! — George reviews JB Kaufman’s latest book, The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. DISNEY DEBATE! — Disney bought LucasFilm! That’s crazy! What do we think about that? FIVE LEGGED GOAT! — And finally, you won’t be the first to find this week’s Five Legged Goat, and you certainly won’t be the last!

Universal Orlando uses lagoon show to announce Transformers The Ride 3D.

The only thing Tokyo Disney is missing…
…is a port for Disney cruises. ChrisFL sees a port at the Tokyo resort as the perfect match. So is it time to sail out of Tokyo or is this ship sunk?

Star Tours: The Adventure Continues Opens 2013,5,7
Prometheus brings us information from Tokyo about the opening of Star Tours: The Adventure Continues.

Tokyo Disney Resort D’s Delights…what is this?
According to the Tokyo Disney Resort’s Japanese page, D’s Delights is coming soon. It looks interesting, so what are they?

Disney Fantasy gets tossed by Hurricane Sandy
Disney Cruise Lines’ newest ship in rough seas, in this video report found by mycroft16.

My final visit to Haunt on Halloweem Night 10/31
For those of you who missed the Haunt at Knott’s Berry Farm, madmonkeygirl provides a final trip report from Halloween Night.

Wreck It Ralph – a triumph! Destined for huge box office success!
Wild Ol’ Dan
sure liked this movie, and you can vote your opinion in a poll.

Jamie Foxx to play Electro in Amazing Spider-man 2
found this story on superherohype.com.

‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Box Office Smash
Disney Animation Studios’ Wreck-It Ralph rushed to the top of the box office chart on Friday with an opening day gross of $13.4 million.

Magic Kingdom’s Be Our Guest Restaurant – Photos and Reviews
Be Our Guest… and the Iger Sanction Fantasyland is in full-time previews now: passholders, DVC, cast members, D23–pretty much every slice of the population. In general I like this approach, but I wish they had…

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.

Disney + Lucasfilm = $
Is the deal between Disney and Lucasfilm a good thing? What will it mean for the movies, the Parks? Al Lutz weighs in on this brand new bit of news and shares his opinion on this major announcement.

Hollywood comes to Disneyland for Christmas Day Parade filming as Earl of Sandwich opens
The weekend brought a taste of Hollywood to the Disneyland Resort as the taping for the annual Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade took place on Main Street, U.S.A. and in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.…

Magic Kingdom News and Construction Update
Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! In this week’s column, we’ll take a look at the many goings on at the Magic Kingdom! Let’s get started!! Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!! If you’re reading…

Emmy Award Winning Composer Jim Dooley
This week’s From The Mouth Of The Mouse is a bit more musical than usual because we’re joined by Emmy-award winning composer Jim Dooley! Jim is probably best-known among gamers as the composer of the…

Disney DVD Easter Eggs
Disney DVD Easter Eggs came into their own with the introduction of Laserdiscs and DVDs. The ability to pause a scene and carefully check out all of the details led to the discovery of little…

SeaWorld San Diego Gets Ready For Christmas
Welcome to another SeaWorld San Diego update! This week, we’ll be taking a look at the preparations being made for the Christmas Celebration event as well as some of the other happenings around the park.…

Merry Early Christmas at Disneyland, Plus Earl of Sandwich Opens and Construction Updates
Welcome to the Disneyland resort edition of In the Parks. Wednesday was Halloween, and by the next morning, we found that Christmas had expanded substantially. We’ve got the photos for you below. But the tasty…

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…

Should You Rent Disney Vacation Club Points?
One solution to the high cost of staying at a Disney deluxe property is to rent Disney Vacation Club (DVC) points.  DVC is Disney’s version of a timeshare, but put all your old notions of…

Disneyland’s Big River System and Private Places
When you peel back the layers at Disneyland, you find a lot of very interesting stuff that is hidden right in front of your eyes. This week, I am going to take a look at…

The Reagan Library hosts Margaret “Tinker Bell” Kerry
Scarlett Stahl brings us another tale of a magical afternoon with a Disney celebrity. Join us as we travel to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for lunch with Margaret “Tinker Bell” Kerry. ~~Rick By special…

Disneyland Paris Readies Ratatouille Attraction
There are lots of changes happening around the Disneyland Paris Resort and Alain Littaye of the Disney and More Blog has a photo round-up for us. It looks like the Ratatouille attraction at Walt Disney…

WONDERful Cruise on the Disney Wonder Day Two
A cruise on the Disney Wonder was just the ticket for second annual MiceChat cruise. The Disney Wonder traveled from Vancouver, B.C. to Los Angeles. Today we enjoy BC_DisneyGeek’s photos from Day Two of this…

Sunset Stroll: Disney Studios Park Inspirations, Part 6
The Imagineering from the park’s early years still brilliantly evokes the “Hollywood that never was—and always will be.” Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Real Buildings that Inspired Disney-MGM Studios, Part 6 When you are done…

A Brief History of the WEDWay PeopleMover
”Tomorrow’s transportation . . . today!” That’s the slogan that once graced the PeopleMover’s attraction poster at Disneyland. Debuting July 2nd, 1967 with the newly remodeled Tomorrowland, the PeopleMover was one of the most visible…

Full Review of Walt Disney World’s New Be Our Guest Restaurant
Be Our Guest is the newest Walt Disney World restaurant and is located in the newly expanded Fantasyland. Guests experience a unique, immersive, and innovative restaurant, but does the food live up to the environment?…

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