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30 years ago this week the Disney Store opened its doors in Glendale, California, right up the I-5 freeway from Disneyland in Anaheim and close to Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. Now with 200 plus stores, both domestic and international, Disney fans can still enjoy a bit of magic between their trips to the Disney Parks and Resorts.

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This week’s Round-up has all latest articles, photos and news including the recent release of tickets for this year’s Gumball Rally!

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DCA Update: Tower of Highly Reflective Objects
Towers with pipes, MaxPass, Food & Wine, must be a DCA Day! We have some beautiful – you might event say “Delicious” – photos for you today. But first, some exciting news about a beloved MiceChat event . . . The World Famous MiceChat Gumball Rally is returning on May 6th this year. And in honor of the 50th anniversary of Pirates of the Caribbean, thar be an extra bit of swashbuckling and adventure to be had by all.

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We have some great news for our MicePals from our newest sponsor, Grand Legacy At The Park hotel in Anaheim. Get a super Passholder Special through the end of 2017. If you are headed to the parks with a pass, stay in style at the beautiful Grand Legacy At The Park, located just across the street from Disneyland on Harbor Blvd. Pro Tip: You can watch fireworks from their amazing rooftop restaurant and bar, The FIFTH!!! Here are the offer details:

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It’s Gumball Rally Time!

Join us May 6th for the ultimate Disney fan event, the MiceChat Gumball Rally. The Rally is a race to see which team can ride the most attractions at Disneyland in a single day. It’s the most fun you’ll ever have in the parks. And this year, there be thundering pirates waiting for adventure as we celebrate 50 years of Pirates of the Caribbean. If you be ready to face a pirate’s curse, proceed: MICECHAT GUMBALL RALLY INFO & TICKETS HERE

All Things Disney!

What is planned for the Disneyland Resort after Star Wars opens?   Tell us what you would like to see and which animated movie you would choose for a dark ride of its own.  ~ Aladdin

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Guardians of the Galaxy Exterior. Side-by-Side Comparison. Before & After
SoCalbma returned with side-by-side before and after photos of the Tower of Terror, along with some high quality video of the Tower as it stands now. Much has been added to the exterior, and it’s quite the sight now. Wasn’t this the kind of look that they tried to eliminate when DCA 2.0 arrived? Tell us what you think!

What modern animated classic deserves its own attraction?
Amyuilani wants to know: which modern Disney animated movie deserves a dark ride of its own? How would you make this attraction unique?

David Koenig Disneyland Rumors: Putting Off Tomorrow
What is currently on the agenda for the Disneyland resort after Star Wars? Find out what’s being considered at this time!

Podcasts & Videos

NEW – MiceChat Disney Podcast – Food & Wine, New & Blue, Fallon & Flumes: It’s a big update from Doug and Dusty as they discuss what’s new at the Disneyland Resort, the massive new attraction set for Walt Disney World, and two new attractions which aren’t getting a lot of positive buzz. Listen, laugh, and love . . .   

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Mousetalgia: This week, Team Mousetalgia hosts another Emporium of topics, including: our review of Beauty and the Beast, the latest blockbuster from Walt Disney Pictures; Disney California Adventure’s Food and Wine Festival, and Kristen’s take on the various offerings; Disneyland’s 50th anniversary of Pirates of the Caribbean weekend celebration, with reports on the limited time food offerings, the (lack of) merchandise, and the overall pirate excitement; and our take on how Disneyland’s new rules about camping out on Main Street for parade viewing are working out. Finally, Becky reports on Walt Disney World Resort’s 2017 Princess Half Marathon, and talks about the course, the characters, and the culture shock. She reviews the “Race Retreat” experience, and the differences between the Florida and California runDisney events. Plus – should Carrie Fisher become a Disney Legend this year? We discuss.

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The Sweep Spot: In this episode we talk with Rick West, who is a former Disneyland Attractions Cast Member and founder of Theme Park Adventure. We talk about his time working at Disneyland on Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion. Plus Disney current events

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Disneyland Update – Honk If You Love Autopia
Summer, Halloween, Christmas, and Spring Break. These are among the traditional busy seasons for Disneyland. Of course, MiceChat readers know that any day can be busy at any time of the year these days. Still, Disney treats these special times of year as different. Staffing is at a maximum, extra entertainment is added, and it’s rare to see an attraction down for refurbishment. But things are different right now. With Star Wars construction shutting down the river, train, and access to Big Thunder Trail, Disneyland feels different this year.

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] !

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