Welcome to the MiceChat News Round-up!

This coming weekend, the world-famous Gumball Rally will roll into the Disneyland resort. This unique event is one of the highlights of the year, don’t miss out!

We still have room for thee more teams to join us for this fun-filled experience. This week’s Roundup has Columns, News and of course great Photos from all your favorite Disney Theme Parks. Let’s get this party started!

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Marvel Land News Extra: Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout! No Previews, Just Upcharge
While the Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout is nearing completion at Disney California Adventure, we are getting word that instead of the customary Annual Passholder previews, the night before the public opening of the attraction, the park is hosting a Premiere Party for a $150 additional charge. Disneyland has announced the details for The Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout! party. Here’s what you need to know.

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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

Please help us welcome our new sponsor, “The Anaheim Hotel.” We’ll be hosting our Gumball Rally Award Party at the hotel this weekend and look forward to showing you all the fantastic mid-century inspired renovations the hotel has made. 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

MiceChat Pizza Party at the Pizza Press – May 5th

We always hold a party the night before the Gumball Rally. Usually the party is open to Rally participants only. This year, we have room for additional attendees. Simply send us a message at [email protected] and let us know your name, email and how many people will be joining you and we’ll tell you how you can save 25% on your Pizza Press order during our event.

Join the party – Email: [email protected]

All Things Disney!

This week the Pirates attraction had an extra interactive Captain Jack Sparrow. Disney Imagineers are considering some changes to the Jungle Cruise.   We also have a good look at some construction of the Rivers of America. ~ Aladdin

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Johhny Depp Surprises Guests INSIDE Pirates of The Caribbean Ride
For a few lucky guests, there was an additional Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. Several short videos from guests have appeared online, with this rather talkative pirate!

The Screens At The Cofferdams Have Been Removed
Disneyland is working on completing the shortened Rivers of America, and we have found a video of work being done on the new rock formation.

The Rock helps Disney reimagine jungle cruise attractions
The next Disneyland attraction to be the inspiration for a new movie is The Jungle Cruise. With a new movie, it’s headlining star, Dwayne Johnson says Disney’s Jungle Cruise rides around thee world are going to be reimagined. Will these changes be something like what Disneyland Anaheim saw for its 50th?

The Rock helps Disney reimagine jungle crusie attractions
The next Disneyland attraction to be the inspiration for a new movie is The Jungle Cruise. With a new movie, it’s headlining star, Dwayne Johnson says Disney’s Jungle Cruise rides around thee world are going to be reimagined. Will these changes be something like what Disneyland Anaheim saw for its 50th?

Family Disneyland Trip with Carthy and Club dinners
zeitzeuge has some wonderful photos in this report from their anniversary trip to Disneyland in December!

All Things Rumors!

As always, take these claims with a grain of salt. ~ Trekkie Dad

Attendance is declining again.
longbeachaztec heard from “a little birdie” that attendance is down at the Disneyland Resort.

Star Wars Land – Opening May 24th 2019?
Since Episode IX is scheduled to release on May 24, 2019, will that coincide with the opening of Star Wars Land? asks stevenz.

Who’s excited about the rumor of a 4th mountain in MK?
Wardy86 has found a rumor that a new attraction might be coming to the Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland.

All Things Disney”Pandora”World!

This week and the coming weeks is going to be all about the World of Pandora!. ~ DisneylandFanAZ

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World of Pandora is better than Harry Potter.
MiceChatter Spectacular is impressed with what has been shown of Pandora and is wondering if it is a better experience than Harry Potter.  What do you think?

Na’vi River Journey – Highlights
mtlchuck has shared a video with the highlights of the Na’vi River Journey.

Podcasts & Videos

NEW – MiceChat Disney Podcast – Every Parent Comes Out Tired: Doug and Dusty explore some of the deep rumors in the theme park industry. Disneyland and Disney World news and rumors abound in the April MiceChat Podcast. Plus, we take a deep dive into what might be coming to Epcot in the next decade. It’s an impressive line-up, but is Disney abandoning the world’s fair theme of this aging park? And would that be a good or bad thing?

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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: Join Mousetalgia for a special Star Wars Celebration report on the sights and sounds of SWCO, courtesy of correspondent Emma Mosier. We’ll discuss the atmosphere, the vendors, the cosplay, the droids, and even the photo ops. Then, Jeff takes his 5 year old daughter to Disneyland, and we discuss the dynamics of a family trip. Topics include whether or not to let a toddler make decisions, quick hits on the Food and Wine Festival, garlic ice cream, grey stuff, Haunted Mansion thrills, walking back to the Mickey and Friends parking structure – and more. Plus, an extended Bits and Bytes segment discussing the rise and fall of Disflix, Metal Disney, Her Universe, and the runDisney virtual running shorts.

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The Sweep Spot: In this episode we welcome back Disney Historian, and author Jim Korkis. We take a look at the year 1957 in Disneyland, and talk about what was new, what was gone and what may be coming, plus many great stories. We’ll also take a look at the latest in Disneyland Resort current events.

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Plus, don’t miss these other featured MiceChat columns!

Dateline Disney World – Refurbishment Kingdom
Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re heading to the Magic Kingdom to take in the sights and see what is happening in the park. Let’s go!

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] !