|Welcome to the MiceChat News Round-up!|
Today in 1992 Disneyland Paris, then called Euro Disneyland, opened its gates to the public. As it prepares to celebrate 25 magical years, we wish Disneyland Paris a very Happy anniversary!
The Round Up has all the latest news and photos from Disney Parks and beyond , including a special column on the Disneyland Paris celebration, and TWO contests for you to win a stay in Anaheim. What are you waiting for? Dive in!
|This Week’s Top Story|
Disneyland Update – April Surprise
Spring Break heats up at the Disneyland Resort with . . . LOWER . . . crowd levels! We’ve got some great photos for you of Easter activities, new animation on ASIMO at Autopia, and the latest from around Disneyland Park. We even have a chance for you to win a 2 night stay at The Anaheim Hotel (the renamed Anaheim Plaza Hotel which is now owned and operated by our friends at the Anabella). Read all the way to the end of this update for all sorts of goodies.
|Awesome MiceDeals and Partner News
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:
- 14% discount on your stay at Grand Legacy
- Early check-in: 2:00 p.m.
- Late check-out: 1:00 p.m.
- A complimentary room upgrade*
- 10% OFF Alpha Gift Mart
- 10% OFF at The FIFTH (rooftop restaurant and bar)
- Available select dates through mid-June 2017
- *Please see offer for details and exclusions – http://www.grandlegacyhotel.com/specials/
For more information, or to check on rates, please visit the GRAND LEGACY WEBSITE today HERE
AND, Because we love you, here’s a chance to win a free night at the Grand Legacy in a DELUXE ROOM with free parking! You’re welcome. Now share it with all your friends and family.
|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
Our friends at the Anabella Hotel recently purchased the Anaheim Plaza across the street from Disneyland. The hotel has just 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
And, to celebrate the Gumball Rally, The Anaheim Hotel is giving away a 2 night stay on May 5th and 6th. Enter below now for your chance to win!
|All Things Disney!|
Remodeling, updating and changes throughout the Disneyland Resort, some good and some bad. Share your thoughts on what 2017 has instore!
Grand Californian Re-imagining
After being open since 2001, the Grand Californian is finally getting a much-needed update, what do you think about the overall redesign?
Local Scenery that Reminds you of Disneyland
Slightly off the topic of Disneyland, but not really. We have a great topic on sharing photos that remind you of the beloved classic!
Free Wifi testing to begins April 24th??
With the looming changes coming for FastPass, Disneyland is finally joining Walt Disney World and hopefully be offering free wifi throughout both parks!
Thor: Mission Breakout?
People have been reviewing the new teaser that has come out for Thor, some of our MiceChatters noticed a familiar building in the background of one scene!
|All Things Rumors!|
What changes would you like to see at Disneyland Resort? ~ Trekkie Dad
What would You do to ToonTown Station and the Fantasyland Theatre?
D&M Imagineering proposes changes to this area in Disneyland and invites discussion.
Tron light cycle ride might be coming to Disneyland in Tomorrowland
There’s talk of Shanghai’s coaster being duplicated in Tomorrowland or some other location in Disneyland resort.
New Pathway Shortcuts?
Ever wish there were shorter ways to get from point A to point B? WaltDisney’sAlec has an idea.
2020 Tokyo Disney Land Construction Update (video + images)
hawachan has shared images and a video from the Tokyo Disney Resort Blog showing concepts of the new development.
|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 . . .
Mousetalgia: Welcome to Mousetalgia’s super-sized Cast Member Corner! This week, we celebrate 30 years of the Disney Store by taking a look at the history of the past three decades of various formats for the retail destination, and we talk to two veteran Disney Store Cast Members about their time working for Disney – the training, the merchandise, and the people and guests that have made the Disney Store a shopping experience unlike any other. Then, we continue our special edition of Mousetalgia with a conversation with previous Disneyland Cast Member Deborah Breedlove, who spent many years as a lead in West Side Attractions, encompassing New Orleans Square, Bear Country, and parts of Frontierland and Adventureland. Deborah also worked at Disney University, sunk one of Tom Sawyer’s Rafts loaded with guests, swam with Michael Jackson and swapped war stories (Star Wars, that is) with George Lucas. Deborah is also responsible for creating the award that is known today as the “blue badge” Disney Legacy Award at the parks.
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.
Plus, don’t miss these other featured MiceChat columns!
Disney California Adventure Update – Tower Testing & Excellent Eggs
We have bright and shiny new photos for you folks of all the action going on at Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney. Guardians of the Galaxy has begun testing the drop towers. Midway Mania has joined the league of FASTPASS attractions. Food and Wine Festival continues. And some fancy new dresses have joined the lineup in Downtown Disney. Lots of great photos from Scott Attula below. And read on for your chance to win a 2 night stay at The Anaheim Hotel . . .
- Adventures By Disney Announces Beauty and the Beast Themed River Cruises
- Disneyland Paris at 25 – New Magic Makes 2017 the Best Year Ever
- Win a 2 Night Stay at The Anaheim Hotel
- SeaWorld San Diego Seven Seas Craft Beer and Food Festival 2017
- Disneyland Toy Story Midway Mania FASTPASS Now Open
- Star Wars Land News: Leia is a Legend
- Have a Berry Good Time at Knott’s Boysenberry Festival
- Yesterland Book Review: The Disneyland Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (April 2017)
|The Round-up Crew Thanks you!|
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2017 GUMBALL RALLY
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