Welcome to the MiceChat News Roundup!

If you were able to join the MiceChat crew this past weekend… we hope you had a great time at the amazing Gumball Rally!! Lots of friendly competition and pirate themed entertainment! Check MiceChat.com soon for the results of the Rally and an announcement about next year’s event!

This week’s Roundup features some great articles, updates and photos … so let’s get started!!

Awesome MiceDeals


Introducing our new partner, The Anaheim Hotel. Our friends at the Anabella Hotel recently purchased this property across the street from Disneyland and have been spending a tremendous sum to restore its mid-century glory. It’s a must see hotel and we are proud to partner with them. 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 fans will enjoy an exclusive special of 20% off on Legacy Two Room Suites (sleeps up to 6) and Grand Legacy Three Room Suites (sleeps up to 10) for stay dates in JULY 2017. These beautiful family suites are brand new, located in the new front tower, and face the Disneyland Resort! Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, Snack Bag, Coffee/Tea in the room, Taracco toiletries, along with a mini refrigerator and microwave, granite counter tops, and modern decor. This special cannot be combined with any other specials or offers & is based upon availability. You can book this exclusive special HERE

Visiting before or after July? Disneyland Passholders always get a special deal. See below:

* 14% discount on your stay at Grand Legacy
* Early check-in: 2:00 p.m.
* Late check-out: 1:00 p.m.
* 10% OFF Alpha Gift Mart
* 10% OFF at The FIFTH (rooftop restaurant and bar)
* Available select dates through December 2017
*Please see offer for details and exclusions – http://www.grandlegacyhotel.com/specials/

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All Things Disney

MiceChat Disney News Roundup

April 30 to May 5 A much needed getaway
Mouseknotts brings us their report on recent, much needed getaway to the Happiest Place on Earth!

The drought is over! Rivers of America fills up again
Finally, the Rivers of America has been refilled and hopefully soon the backside of the river will be open!

Frozen Ride At Old Motor Boats
Do we need more Frozen in the parks? Xceemora has an idea at the old Motor Boat cruise area.

Fantasmic! Re-opening Pushed to July
Rumor has it that Fantasmic! Will be delayed until July, what are your thoughts?

All Things Disney”Pandora”World

Help Return Lost 1985 Disney World Vacation Photos to family
In 1985 greghagerman found a 35mm film canister at Walt Disney World and his search for the original owner continues.

Should TRON: Lightcycle Run be at EPCOT, instead of the MK?
If Walt Disney World were to get the Tron coaster from Shanghai, chris2fett ponders if Epcot would be a better fit.

Other Parks & Resorts

MiceChat Disney News RoundupWhat’s next for Hong Kong Disneyland?
With Disney securing the expansion of Hong Kong, hakjie11 is wondering what will be next for the resort?

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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Mousetalgia: D23 Expo planning – it’s time to get serious! Join Team Mousetalgia as we discuss potential crowd levels, last-minute hotel plans, and our favorite Expo survival tips. We share our plans for getting into panels, exploring the floor, enjoying the cosplay, and getting free stuff. From staying fueled to maintaining focus, we share our personal success stories about navigating this massive biennial event. We complete our Expo planning show with a conversation with Michael Vargo, the head of D23 and the Walt Disney Archives. Vargo shares some of D23’s plans for the upcoming Expo, increasing capacity, and a bit of his 25 year history with the Walt Disney Company. Plus – Jeff explores an amazing warehouse; Kristen reviews some books, and Dave and Becky report on Andreas Deja’s current exhibition at the Walt Disney Family Museum.

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The Sweep Spot: In this episode, we continue what we started in the past episode with Jim Korkis, talking with us about Disneyland 1957. So if you didn’t listen to episode 207, it would be best if you went back and listened to that first. Also we have a short interview with author Heather McLane who wrote the kindle book Drinking at Disneyland.

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The Season Pass: Keith James has a fascinating history in the themed entertainment industry. To be honest, I had not heard of Mr. James before I listened to this latest episode. In my opinion, one of the best parts about The Season Pass Podcast is the discovery that lies within its archives. Among the hours and hours of content you will always find that new story that you have never heard before. Mr. James started as a stage manager in the early development of King’s Island. His career has taken him through numerous incredible projects. A few of these have included Carowinds, Canada’s Wonderland, Legoland Windsor, Australia’s Wonderland (Later known as Wonderland Sydney), Universal Orlando Resort, and many more spectacular venues.

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Column Round-up

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

Disneyland Photo Update: A River Runs Through It . . . Again
After nearly a year and a half of major work, Disneyland’s Rivers of America were refilled with water these past few days. Construction scrims should begin coming down soon. In addition, the Sailing Ship Columbia is out of dry dock and the big pipes tower in DCA is nearing its inaugural drop.

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] !