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Are you ready for the one and only MiceChat Gumball Rally? It’s right around the corner! The Rally is a full day of fun and excitement in both Disneyland and California Adventure that has you attempting to ride more attractions at Disneyland than any other team in the game. More information about the Gumball Rally and how it is played HERE.

This week we have lots of news, trip reports and great updates, so let’s get the RoundUp started.

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Disneyland Update: The Bunny Hop
Spring Break was in full swing this week, and it brought the Disneyland Resort to a crawl at times. The crowds seem to have brought the warmth as well, as southern California lived up to its sunny reputation with most days in the low 80s. Bunnies and eggs abound at the Disneyland Resort as we approach Easter.

Awesome MiceDeals and Partner News

Introducing the “Anaheim Hotel.” Our friends at the Anabella Hotel recently purchased the Anaheim Plaza across the street from Disneyland. Today, the hotel has rebranded as the “Anaheim Hotel.” We’ll be hosting our Gumball Rally Award Party at the hotel in May and look forward to showing you the millions of dollars in refurbishments that has been poured into this property. For those of you who love a good pool, the Anaheim Hotel has the largest pool in the city! And here’s another tip, the Pizza Press (formerly at the Carousel Hotel) has JUST reopened at the Anaheim Hotel in a huge and completely renovated space! Give the folks at the Anaheim Hotel a call and ask about MiceChat rates (20% off pending availability): 714-772-5900

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Please welcome 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:

Grand Legacy – Disneyland Annual Passholder Special

With This Offer You’ll get:

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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:  GUMBALL RALLY INFO & HOW THE GAME IS PLAYED

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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Joe’s 2017 Minnie’s Moonlit Madness review – an after hours Disneyland Scavenger hunt
Mre200200 brings us another fun trip report from DCA on his adventures doing Minnie’s Moonlit Madness!

Bamato Steals Some Kids in Disneyland (Photo Heavy)
Stealing kids to go to Disneyland is always a great thing, Bamato brings us his adventure at the park!

Part Of The New Pathway At Hungry Bear Is Now Open
Some construction news for Disneyland! Looks like a new pathway has opened around Hungry Bear and we have photos to show you.

Main Street Electrical Parade Will Run Through The Summer
For all of you who love the MSEP, looks like its run has been extended. You can discuss your thoughts here.

Firefighters rescue injured worker from GotG Mission: Breakout
Accidents do happen, luckily no one was severely injured. Discuss the details about this rescue here.

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Rumor: Huge FastPass Change (Both Parks Linked Starting April 6)
Rumor has it that Fastpass will now be linked between both parks, how do you feel about this possible upcoming change?

New Pathway Shortcuts?
Ever wish there were shorter ways to get from point A to point B? WaltDisney’s Alec has an idea.

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: Dave and Becky are back from two weeks at the Walt Disney World Resort and share some stories of the culture shock between west coast and east coast Disney vacationing. From underwhelming food offerings (with some stand out exceptions) to living on property and getting around the resort, we discuss some typical Walt Disney World experiences, and try to offer a Team Mousetalgia perspective on the basic Walt Disney World experience. Does renting a car ever make sense? Which resorts are worth the cost? And of course, we take another look at the attractions – which appeal to kids, which appeal to Disneylanders, and which are just overall winners? We also talk Disney Springs, haircuts on Main Street, and food options including character dining buffets (Akershus – good, Chef Mickey’s – meh), Be Our Guest, 50s Prime Time Cafe, Pizzafari, and the Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen. Plus – a new Pirates of the Caribbean book is on the horizon; the world’s rarest Haunted Mansion poster goes up for auction, Green Army Man drills runners, and Dave reviews Moana and questions the authenticity.

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The Sweep Spot: In this episode, we are very happy to have our former Disneyland Custodial Manager Ray Siedjas on our show. Ray was only the second person to head up the Custodial department at Disneyland. He started in 1964, and retired in 2011. He had a huge influence and impact on what Disneyland Custodial is today. When you go to a Disney theme Park you can be sure that, it is as clean as it is because of Ray. He has so much great info to share and I am sure you will enjoy this. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events and much more.

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DCA Update: Guardians Unwrapped
If you happen to be, well, anywhere at the Disneyland Resort right now, you might see a giant red and gold building looming over everything else. No, it’s not a monument to remember the failings of the New-New-New Tomorrowland 1998, it’s Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! We’ll take a look at all the shiny new details, then we’ll take you to the other big story at DCA right now. . .

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.

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The World Famous Gumball Rally is a contest to see who can ride the most attractions at Disneyland and California Adventure in a single day. Are you the biggest Disney fan? Let’s find out. This year’s event pays tribute to the Pirates of the Caribbean, which turned 50 years old this year and remains beloved by generations of Disney fans. If you be brave enough to face a pirate’s curse, proceed!!! GUMBALL RALLY INFO