Disney News Update: Storybook Land Reopens, MiceAge 10 Year Anniversary and More!

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Published on November 21, 2012 at 5:02 am with No Comments

The MiceChat Round Up is here with all the Disney, theme park, and entertainment news you need, all in one spot.  Have you been to Disneyland this week?  Many of our members apparently were and they are in a sharing mood with their pictures too.  We also consider if the successful revival of the Golden Horseshoe Review will lead to the show returning to Walt Disney World.  Things are Chill at the Queen Mary, Heroes are healing in Las Vegas, and Universal Japan wows with a new Christmas show too.  All this plus the breaking news of the MiceAge 10 year anniversary celebration in February and a MiceChat Fantasy cruise in October of next year!  Make your arrangements for both now!



Set your calendars for February 1, 2 and 3rd as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of MiceAge! To mark the occasion, we’ve prepared three days of celebrities, meets, events, prizes, friendship and lots and lots of fun. Click the link and let us know if you see any events you’d like to attend: READ THE FULL SCHEDULE HERE 


Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy this uniquely USA Holiday and honor what it means.  Disneyland has already rushed ahead and is all prepared for Christmas, and we have several trip reports filled with holiday cheer! ~ Aladdin

Disneyland Resort Photo Collages
Barbaraann reviewed her photos from her most recent Disneyland trip, and placed the best into some wonderful groups! Here’s her photo scrapbook!

After 45 years I finally got in!
sbk1234 visits that restaurant in Disneyland, that is located just a few steps above the The Blue Bayou. Here is his trip report, along with a little tour!

Disneyland 11-13-12: Christmas,Characters, and Fun!
DisneyFan28 visits Radiator Springs and Disneyland, and brings back this trip report!

New Mickey Popcorn Bucket For The Holiday Season
Disneyland has a new Mickey Popcorn bucket for Christmas, this year! The Disney Ninja has a photo for us, too!

Holidays at DLR: Treat Photos
Poisonedapples wants to see your photos of Disneyland’s special holiday treats, and starts us off with some tempting gingerbread cookies!

A Storybook Land Christmas
PirateLover has photos of the newly refurbished Storybookland, along with its Christmas decorations!

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving, gang! Yes, it is Thanksgiving here in the States but it’s Christmastime in the parks. Have you seen all the new decorations in Cars Land yet? Are you ready for Turkey and Pumpkin Pie? Post your ideas, rumors and thoughts and remember…you just might make it to the weekly Round-Up! Have a great holiday, everyone!  -Demigod-

 

Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland
Wow. This is a very active thread…do you think it’s time for this iconic part of the DLRR to go? DoctorQ9 thinks so!

Random BLAB idea
Bronco21 has a few ideas on what could replace Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters.

Rainbow Ridge
MiceChatter mratigan has heard a rumor that BTMRR’s refurb will remove the Rainbow Ridge mining town theming around the ride. What do you think, if this really does happen?

OUR iPHONE/iPAD APP HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR THE HOLIDAYS!


MiceChat has partnered with Mouseaddict, the interactive iPhone and iPad guide to the Disneyland Resort! With just a tap in this beautifully designed app, you can read the very latest MiceChat blogs, check your private messages, find showtimes up to a week in advance, view menus and make dining reservations, see current wait times and crowd levels, see the park as it was in 1955, create reminders for shows, dining and FastPass… and too many more features to list here. The app has JUST been updated for the holidays.

Here’s the best news: Mouseaddict is free and available right now in the App Store for iPhone and iPad. Visit http://mouseaddict.com to learn more and download the app for free.

Walt Disney World

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American Readers! What do we have to be thankful for this week in the Walt Disney World forum? Well, it seems to be a mixed bag: We have dragons, a ticket rumor, and a thought about the Diamond Horseshoe. Find out what this all means by reading the forums! ~yoyoflamingo

If the Golden Horseshow Revue is successful, will they bring it to the Diamond?
With the announcement of Limited Time Magic, one of the more intriguing items scheduled was the return of the Disneyland favorite, the Golden Horseshoe Review. However, could that also mean a return to the Diamond Horseshoe as well? What do you think?

Could WDW introduce Seasonal Ticket Prices?
A hot topic this week seems to be the idea of seasonal ticket prices. Would (or could) Walt Disney World begin charging more for tickets based on the season you attend? See what the rumor’s about- and voice your concerns or thoughts- in here.

Are dragons coming to New Fantasyland?
A very interesting development in the new Fantasyland is a new website from the DisneyParks people about dragon sightings in Walt Disney World, specifically in Fantasyland. Could this be related to the mysterious flying dragon testing from a few months back? See what all the hype is about – and share your thoughts.

MiceTrip: Sail Away on the Disney Fantasy with MiceChat – October 19th – 26th, 2013
We invite you to join us on a very special MiceChat voyage to the Eastern Caribbean on the newest ship of the Disney Cruise Line, the Disney Fantasy.



Welcome to the latest Communicore Weekly, where we are Rolly Crump themed this week to help celebrate the release of Rolly and Jeff’s new book “It’s Kind Of A Cute Story.” IT’S TIME FOR DISNEY HISTORY! – Jeff and George travel to the wilds of the Polynesian to learn more about the Enchanted Tiki Room in this week’s History segment. BOOK OF THE WEEK! – George gives a totally unbiased review of “It’s Kind Of A Cute Story.” BATHROOM BREAK! – Take a Rolly themed Bathroom Break! FIVE LEGGED GOAT! – And finally, find a Five Legged Crump at the Haunted Mansion!

Also, we are trying to raise $2500 for the American Red Cross to help with their Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief. Please consider helping out! Read more about our goal at:
http://www.gofundme.com/communicoreweekly

In the Parks brings us a fantastic video of the Christmas Fantasy Parade at Disneyland.

Another In the Parks video of the Believe in Holiday Magic Fireworks Show at Disneyland.


Disney fined for rip-off princess toy
Misleading packaging leads to a civil judgment against a Horizon Group for producing a ‘Disney Princess’ jewelry kit.

Disney and Barney’s New York present ‘Electric Holiday’
GhostHostJeff had his reservations about this campaign. So why can’t they show the characters in their normal size?



Check out the Ice Kingdom at the Queen Mary or ride with Healing Heroes in Las Vegas. ~ Trekkie Dad

The Queen Mary presents Chill – The Ice Kingdom Pictures and Videos of the NEW event
SoCalbma got to attend the soft opening of Chill at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Check out the pictures and videos.

Riding with Healing Heroes in Las Vegas
Riding down the Las Vegas strip with about 400 other cyclists is an experience I will not soon forget. Ride2Recovery is using cycling as therapy for some of our wounded warriors. It’s an honor to ride alongside them.

Universals Grandest Christmas Show.
disfa10 brings us The Gifts of Angels II show from Universal Studios Japan.



Let’s talk about movies! Breaking Dawn has its fans, and Lincoln has opened to good reviews. Can you guess what animated character just turned 84? Check out the discussions below. ~ Trekkie Dad

Anyone else seeing Breaking Dawn II early?
The wait to see Breaking Dawn II is killing orbitalpunk. Are you among the fans?

Lincoln – An Absolute Masterpiece!
Wild Ol’ Dan is a history buff, and the movie Lincoln delighted him. He isn’t the only one. Check it out!

84 years ago today…
Can you guess which animated short debuted on November 18 so long ago? SparkChaser knows.

Who else liked Dick Tracy?
SparkChaser brings up another film from the past that has its fans. The Blu-ray version is just about to be released.

Oz – The Great and Powerful (2013)
Dragonfire anticipates next year’s opening of this film with a link to the latest trailer.

Save tron uprising
BradleyC thinks Disney has treated this TV series poorly and is petitioning for a better time slot.



Disneyland’s Main Street Christmas Music Loop
As we get into high gear for the holiday season, here’s a short, but much requested past column (updated last year, with an out-of-print LP now finally released on CD) about Disneyland’s Main Street Christmas…


Orlando ICE, Snow and more…
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Decorations are going up around the various parks, and they are also fully in place at Downtown Disney already. At the Magic Kingdom, the upcharge Very Merry…


Casey Jr Circus Train returns at Disneyland with new safety additions plus a closer look at holiday offerings in both parks
Casey Jr Circus Train and Storybook Land Canal Boats reopened at Disneyland last week after a closure that saw the addition of new safety enhancements for Disney employees. While not major, the changes do alter…

Christmas comes to Disneyland with unique new holiday offerings in Cars Land and Buena Vista Street
Happy Holidays! We’ve got a huge update for you this week as Disneyland kicks off its annual holidays season with all-new offerings across the Resort! New this year are spectacular seasonal decorations and entertainment in…


Test Track Approaches, Epcot Holidays and Osborne Lights
Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we will look at the installation of holidays decor at Epcot as well as a Test Track update. We’ll also take a swing by the Osborne…


Meet Disney Author Ridley Pearson
This week, we talk to author Ridley Pearson about the hit Broadway show Peter & The Starcatcher. While Ridley is probably best known for his Kingdom Keeper series, he also co-wrote (along with Dave Barry)…


Getting Nerdy with the Disney Dream
I had the opportunity to tour the Disney Dream last week and I was blown away by the amazing details and tributes to Disney theme parks and animated films. It seemed like there was a…


Haunted Play, Delusion The Blood Rite, is TERRORific
On rare occasion a Halloween attraction is so good that it gets extended into the first few days of November.  In the case of Delusion, The Blood Rite they just announced yet another extension that…

In The Parks: Disneyland Resort Christmas Cheer By Day And Night
The unequivocal master of theme park Christmas, the Disneyland resort, wows guests once again with style and copious holiday cheer.  This week we share more of the Christmas offerings at Disneyland and California Adventure by…

Universal Studios Hollywood Getting Grinchy
Universal Studios Hollywood has finally shed the horror filled persona it is known for during Halloween and is slowly reemerging as a festive holiday wonderland. Yes, it’s nearly Grinchmas time for all good Who girls…


Universal Studios Orlando In Full Expansion Mode
Is Blue Man Group really on the ropes? Is Wicked still coming to the Universal Studios Orlando Resort?  How is Transformers The Ride 3D coming along?  We have all the answers.  But that isn’t all.…


EPCOT’s Biergarten Restaurant Review
Biergarten, Epcot’s answer to a traditional German beer hall, is one of those locations that’s got something for everyone: Kids will be entertained by the traditional German folk music, adults will like the food, and…


Disneyland’s Front Porch For The Wizard Of Bras
When we discover a space that has a higher degree of life, how do we explain how it got there to others? What language do we use? That is the problem that Christopher Alexander tried…


An Enchanted Christmas at Disneyland Paris
Alain Littaye of the Disney and More blog shares these wonderful photos of the private Disney Enchanted Christmas event at Disneyland Paris. In Part One, we get to see the decorations at the park entrance…

Scarlett Stahl’s Big China Adventure Continues
Last week, Scarlett Stahl shared Part One of her adventure as she and her friend toured Beijing, China on their own. Today we join them as they visit the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and…


Epcot Food and Wine Festival Photos – Double Feature
There are two Yesterland photo essays today. The 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival is now over. Whether you were there or you missed it, take a photo tour… Read the full article HERE: Food & Wine…


It’s Kind Of A Cute Story – Rolly Crump Legendary Disney Imagineer
For me, today is a very special day. You see, aside from writing a multitude of columns right here on MiceChat every week and doing Communicore Weekly, I’ve been quietly toiling away on another project.…

Happy Birthday Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse
Today, Sunday November 18th, is the birthday of the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse. Or, rather, it would have been if it was still at Disneyland today. What had been a landmark Johann Wyss novel in…


Christmas Treats at the Hollywood Studios
Holiday festivities are in full swing at the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is hosting The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. The lights are available nightly from dusk until one hour after…


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The MiceEars Crew: Demigod, Aladdin, elly, Yoyoflamingo, Trekkie Dad, DLandFansAZ, RegionsBeyond, Disney Wrassler, Fishbulb & Dustysage.

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About Anthony Hays

Anthony is a graphic designer and admirer of all things Disney. He is also the Editor of our weekly Round Up of Disney and Theme Park news. The Round Up is MiceChat's oldest continuously updated column. You'll find Anthony and the Round Up every Wednesday morning.

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