Welcome to the MiceChat News Roundup!

On August 9th in 1969 the Haunted Mansion opened to the public after years of development. With Crypt doors creaking and Tombstones quaking, the Swinging Wake has been going ever since.

This week’s Roundup has all the latest news, including a brand new MiceAge update about Paradise Pier and the sad closing of The Great Movie Ride out in Florida.

This week’s Top Stories

MiceAge Rumor Update – Pixar Takes the Pier

The latest MiceAge Disneyland Rumor update fills us in on planned changes to Paradise Pier in Disney’s California Adventure as well as news from around the resort. There’s a lot going on right now with the construction of Star Wars land, the changes to the Pier, and a new Marvel land on the way as well.  Get the full scoop in this amazing update.

Garner Holt’s This Animatronic Life – Our Pal Marty
Howdy everyone—two weeks ago, the themed entertainment industry and Disney fans worldwide lost an important and beloved friend, Marty Sklar.  Any fan engaged with the history and culture of Disney theme parks around the world knew his name, and, because of his generosity with his time and presence, thousands had the opportunity to hear him speak or even meet him through the years.

MiceChat Events

 

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]

MiceChat Halloween Haunt at Knott’s Scary Farm – September 30th, 2017

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 we talk about the new MaxPass, and also a change to the parking fees for Downtown Disney ~ Aladdin

MiceChat Disney News Roundup

Joe’s Saturday Trip report and Ian turns Forty!
Brings us another wonderful family trip report, with new attraction experiences in store for someone!

DLR: 8-1 thru 8-6 MaxPass, GotG, the DLRR and RoA
Mr P brings us his concise trip report, and tells us about his experience with MaxPass.

Will Disney Animation close next year?
An ugly rumor about the demise of the Animation building and its spectacular lobby has surfaced. Let us know how you feel about one of the best opening day attractions of DCA 1.0

Last thing to do during your Trip?
Octosponge4 asks what is the last thing you like to do on your Disneyland vacation, is it get on one or two more attractions, watch a parade, or fireworks, or some last minute shopping, or just enjoying the ambiance of you favorite area of the resort?


Rumor: Knott’s new coaster has received a name
Spaceman Spiff has shared information that the new coaster replacing Boomerang will have a surfing theme.

CA Great America Hiring for Haunt
Looking to be a part of the Halloween experience?  ralfrick has shared information about California’s Great America hiring for their Halloween Haunts.

What should happen to Knott’s Boardwalk?
Skyway.To.Yesterland has a poll up on what you think should be done with the boardwalk at Knott’s Berry Farm.

What do YOU want to see at Knott’s
And along with the boardwalk, what direction would you like to see Knott’s take in the future?

“Disneyland Style” park to be built in the UK…
zugzug15 has information on Paramount Entertainment Resort which is opening a giant rival to Disney in Dartford, Kent.

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!

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Mousetalgia: This week, Team Mousetalgia welcomes Disney artist Eric Robison to the show to discuss his years at Walt Disney Imagineering with Marty Sklar. Robison shares some stories and personal memories, including insight into the relationship he had with Sklar and the story of how Sklar helped him launch his career. Learn about Tomorrowland’s proposed MegaPopper 2000 walking popcorn machine, and the birth of Robison’s career as an avant-garde Disney artist appearing regularly at the Disney Gallery. Plus, we welcome listener Amy to the show to share her experience with Disneyland’s new MaxPass service and to review the Fantasmic dining menu at the Hungry Bear Restaurant. Also – Kristen describes the perils of Disneyland’s frozen juice bars, we share a report on the production of Mary Poppins Returns – and more.

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The Sweep Spot: In this episode we are going to take a virtual tour of Disneyland as if it was the year 1997. That year had some memorable moments, and times for both of us. Get ready as we discuss some of the attractions that weren’t there yet, and some that were already gone, plus all the other events that took place at Disneyland in 1997.

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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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D23 Expo Round-Up

PLUS, more featured MiceChat columns!

MiceChat Disney News Roundup

David Koenig: Final Cut
This Sunday August 13, something will happen at Walt Disney World that has never happened before: Epcot will permanently close one of its Opening Day pavilions, the Universe of Energy. Much more importantly, something far more significant is happening at the opposite end of Crescent Lake… Disney Hollywood Studios is shuttering the LAST remaining ride from its Opening Day: the Great Movie Ride.

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] !

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