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With Summer officially underway, theme parks worldwide are geared up for big crowds hungering for their new rides, shows and attractions. Here at MiceChat, we are excited about the upcoming D23 Expo, where we’ll have a booth again this year. Please stop by to see our celebrity guests and to enter for your chance to win big prizes!

A magical new nighttime event at Universal Studios Hollywood and the return of Fantasmic at Disneyland are among the stories we have for you this week. The Roundup also has the latest MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update, which is packed info about upcoming changes to Halloween at Disneyland Resort and much more.

This week’s Top Stories

MiceChat Disney News Roundup

MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – To The Maxpass
Summer has arrived at the Disneyland Resort and the out of town tourists are arriving in droves again. In this update we’ll fill you in on what the summer holds, and more importantly what TDA has planned for the fall season when new projects kick off and new concepts roll out. Halloween Expansion, Fastpass for pay, Star Wars and Marvel lands and much, much more.

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All Things Disney!

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June 2017 – Photos
RegionsBeyond brings us wonderful photos from their recent trip to Disneyland Resort, remain seated please when your viewing!

The saddest thing in Disneyland?
On a not so positive note, what are the sadder places that are in dire need of Disney love?

What is the appeal of the SoCal pass?
What are you thoughts? Amyuilani curious on how its such a draw for locals.

Disneyland Railroad Will Be “Cycling” Each Evening
With the railroad coming back online, discussing has started about the new path and changes people will see, what do you hope for?

A Fantasyland Expansion – what to add?
If Disneyland were to expand Fantasyland like the Magic Kingdom, RPaul has some ideas.

Any Ideas for a new Future World Pavilion at Epcot?
GotsFancyPants has some new ideas for the Future World Pavilion, what else would you add?

Ideas for the imagination pavilion
And, while we are redoing the different pavilions, Figfinder83 has some ideas for the Imagination Pavilion.

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Walt Disney World May/June 2017 Trip Report
DisneyFanMan1997 brings us the detailed beginnings trip report from the Magic Kingdom.


We rarely get a trip report from Shanghai! Lots of photos and a great review, Enjoy. ~ Trekkie Dad

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Shanghai Disneyland 1st Anniversary Trip
josh_kslow has a few videos celebrating the park’s first anniversary.

Podcasts & Videos

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LIVE IN THE PARKS! Join Dusty, Doug and David inside Disney California Adventure as they dish the dirt on the brand new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! You’ll hear the sounds, and the screams, first hand. Then they perform a bit of magic to transport us all to Pandora – The World of Avatar to chat with Hastin, who has this new land all figured out. These guys are hilarious and share so much interesting information. Give it a listen and add them to your iTunes Podcast list!

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Mousetalgia: The music of Disney’s live action films will be featured in the upcoming D23 Expo, and this week, we continue to prepare for the Expo with a closer look at some of the recently announced panels and performances scheduled for the weekend of July 14-16. With topics ranging from the Golden Girls to Hercules, D23 has a stellar list of events and sessions with enough options to please almost any type of Disney fan. Join us as we talk about options and strategies for this upcoming fan convention. Next, we welcome Disney historian Jeff Kurtti back to the show to discuss the music of Walt Disney’s live action films. It seems that the songs from Disney’s animated features get a lot of attention and love – but what about some of the great tunes from Disney’s live action filmography? Kurtti talks with us about some of that music, and some of the performers behind it, and we discuss why it doesn’t seem to be highlighted as much as it should be. Plus – Becky bakes some Jolly Holiday Whoopie Pies with special guest baker Button; we announce Happy Place Welcome, the curated vintage Disney collectibles subscription from Jeff and Kristen; Jeff continues telling the saga of selling a poster at auction; and an Ears to the Ground reporter calls in from the beginning of the Summer of Heroes at Disney California Adventure.

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The Sweep Spot: In this episode we are very excited to have had the chance to talk with retired Disneyland Band drummer Joe Shaw. Joe started playing drums at Disneyland in June of 1973, and Retired in 2013. He has played in different places throughout Disneyland from the Golden Horseshoe, New Orleans Square, Plaza Gardens, Tomorrowland, the Mark Twain, and Main Street and more.

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The Season Pass: In this episode, we welcome Ralph Apel to our show. Ralph worked in Disneyland Day Custodial with both Ken and Lynn, then years later went back to work at DCA, but in Night Custodial. He shares his memories of over 10 years in Custodial.

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Disneyland Photo Update – Railroad & Fastpass Testing
There’s a lot to show you as summer officially kicks off! To get started, just pull out that little paper card you received earlier and wave it in front of the lighted box…yes! Your new scanners await! Disney has begun using new FastPass scanners at Disneyland. We saw them being used at Mission:Breakout last week, and now they’re lighting up across the Esplanade.

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: RoundUpCrew@Gmail.com !

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