|Welcome to the MiceChat News Roundup!|
While many were celebrating the newly reopened River at Disneyland, we said goodbye to a legend and Disney pioneer, Marty Skylar. It was a bittersweet couple of weeks. The Roundup brings you all the news from the Disneyland resort and beyond.
|This week’s Top Stories|
In Memoriam: Marty Sklar
Marty Sklar was a student at UCLA and editor for The Daily Bruin when Walt Disney hired him on to create and run a daily paper for his theme park, Disneyland News. He went on to create most of the publicity materials for the park, and eventually became the head of Walt Disney Imagineering. Marty was a true Disney legend and worked closely with Walt Disney himself.
November 6-13, 2017 – MiceChat Walt Disney World Invasion and Epcot Food and Wine Festival
There isn’t a more fun way to visit WDW than with lots and lots of your MicePals.
- Sip and Nibble around Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival
- Enjoy the lower crowd levels between Halloween and Christmas
- Tour Universal’s Wizarding World
- Meets, dinners, special events and more!
- For more information about this MiceTrip, please contact: [email protected]
Leave the real world behind and enter a dreamland of spooky fun with fellow MiceChat readers. What happens in the fog . . . stays in the fog.
Your special MiceChat Haunt package includes:
- Admission into Knott’s Scary Farm
- Meet and greet with maze designers
- Backstage tour of a new maze before the event
- All you can eat Private Pre-scare Boo-fet dinner
- Early entry into Haunt
- Unlimited front of the line access to all mazes!
- Fastlane front of line for rides!
- Priority Seating for Ghoultime Theater showing of ELVIRA in her final Knott’s Berry Farm performance.
DON’T MISS OUT – SECURE YOUR TICKET TODAY HERE!
|All Things Disney!|
This week is a wild ride as we have news of soft openings of the Disneyland Railroad and sad news about a legendary Imagineer. – DLandFansAZ
Disneyland Railroad and Rivers of America attractions reopen!
Disney Boy share information about soft openings of the Disneyland Railroad and the Rivers of America attractions.
Safe home, Marty Sklar
In sad news, legendary Disney Imagineer Martin A. “Marty” Sklar passed away in his Hollywood Hills home on Thursday.
What Is Your Favorite Disneyland Resort Souvenir?
A real simple question has been asked by marklodi, what is your favorite souvenir?
Star Wars Galaxy’s End Main Entrance Open in Frontierland…With A Question…
The main entrance to Galaxy’s Edge in Frontierland is open for viewing.
Build a bear, Chapel Hats, Ridemakerz to Close for more dining options.
MSmoovepi27 brings us news from the OC Register about changes coming to Downtown Disney.
This week MiceChatter’s came up with everything from enhancing Toontown to expanding Disneyland to Angel’s Stadium. – DLandFansAZ
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad in Toontown?
Creamycityleo79 has an exciting idea that would make Mickey’s Toontown a full-fledged land.
So about that Spider-Man
An interesting thought has been brought up by RPaul, Disney has expressed interest in a Spider-Man attraction, but what version would it be?
Mega dark ride
How would you like a 15 to 20 minute dark ride with all the Fantasyland rides incorporated?
Buying land on Harbor BLVD.
Matterhorn77 is wondering about the likelihood of Disney buying up the various hotels along Harbor Boulevard.
Expanding and Redesigning the Disneyland Resort
RPaul has some really ambitious expansion plans for the Disneyland Resort heading all the over to the Angel’s Stadium and beyond.
|Podcasts & Videos|
Don’t Miss The MiceChat Podcast
So much Disney controversy this month! Pirates of the Caribbean going PC, Trump on his way to the Hall of Presidents, and changes to Fantasmic. But it’s not all angst and strife. Huge new attractions are on the way to all the Disney Resorts and the D23 Expo cemented those plans. Doug and Dusty are your advocates into all things theme park. Let’s explore the next wave of theme park excitement!
Mousetalgia: It’s a fantastic super-sized episode of Mousetalgia this week as we report on our travels down to Anaheim for the D23 Expo and the various goings-on at the Disneyland Resort. First, we offer trip reports from Expo weekend in the parks, and Jeff reviews the Skyline Lounge experience as well as a soft opening of the newly-renovated Fantasmic! nighttime spectacular on the Rivers of America. Then, we offer part one of our two-episode coverage of the D23 Expo, with a focus on the show floor and everything the Expo had to offer outside of the theaters and stages.
The Sweep Spot: In this episode we are back from D23 Expo 2017, and we have plenty to discuss and so we asked our friend from Season Pass Podcast Doug Barnes to join us. We have some great discussion about what was announced and some speculation.
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.
|D23 Expo Round-Up|
Plus, don’t miss these other featured MiceChat columns!
Knott’s Berry Farm Update: Boardwalk Starts A New Beat
Welcome back to America’s First Theme Park, where the townsfolk are just waiting to take you on an adventure. Knott’s has cooked up some great entertainment this year that can compete with any of the bigger parks but with a down home quaint charm. And stick around till the end to hear about our huge MiceChat Halloween Spooktacular event!
- Disneyland’s River Reopens
- Yesterland: Studio Catering Co. and High Octane Refreshments
- DCA Photo Update – Farewell to Bugs
- Dateline Disney World – Great Movie Ride Tribute and Galaxy’s Edge Update
- Garner Holt Productions: 40 Years of Incredible Imagination
- Yesterland: Observations about the Wizarding World in Florida
|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] !