|Welcome to the MiceChat Disney News Roundup!|
Are you ready for Fall? Pumpkin spice everything, Halloween parties and nights of Scary Fun?
This week’s Round-Up has all the latest on upcoming Halloween festivities, News and Photo Updates from the parks and a whole lot more.
|This week’s Top Stories|
DCA Photo Update – Cars Land Haul-O-Ween
When carburetors creak and Catalytic Converter quake, cars come out for a swinging wake. Creepy cars materialize and begin to swerve and glide, grim grinning gears come out to socialize! Yes, it’s Halloween in Cars Land folks, and so far it’s glorious!!! They’ve only just begun to install all the amazingly detailed decorations and we couldn’t be happier. This is one of the most fun overlays Disney has ever done and we can’t wait to see what they do to the attractions by September 15th.
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!
DON’T MISS THIS – The next 8 people to book this trip with Fairy Godmother Travel will join us on a VIP Tour of the Magic Kingdom. You’ll be a celebrity with our very own plaid!
- For more information about this MiceTrip, please contact: [email protected]
This epic event is now sold out: HOWEVER, we have started a waiting list and are often able to add additional guests to the event. – Add your name to the waitlist HERE
Hollywood Tiki Night – MS Fundraiser – September 16
Join your favorite MiceChatters for Tiki Night in the heart of Hollywood.
Tiki Night is a Polynesian party at Hollywood and Highland. There’s Disney inspired entertainment, a tiki bar, silent auction, special merchandise opportunities and Hawaiian comfort food. And best of all, the proceeds from this event benefit Multiple Sclerosis research!! It’s a win-win. You get a fun night in Hollywood and you’ll be doing a good thing at the same time. Now that’s my idea of a great party!
Tickets can be purchased at: http://store.sweetlosangeles.
MiceChat at HEX – October 27th & 28th
You’re invited to hottest Halloween party in Orange County as eSports Arena is transformed into ‘HEX.’
Enjoy intoxicating tunes from Jason Jass, the DJ who captivated audiences at the Mad T Party at Disney California Adventure from 2012 until it closed.
In addition, a special performance from Monte Revolta and his Band of the Living Dead will wake the spirits and have everyone running to the dance floor. Taking a chainsaw to classic tunes and mashing them up with modern day hits, they’ve stitched together a Frankenstein’d monster of music that will have any audience rocking in the aisles.
If you dare, venture through a gypsy encampment and visit one of the oracles to uncover your final fate. Perhaps the snake enchantress will relieve your worry and charm you into submission with her boa constrictor.
MICECHAT DISCOUNT – Use Promo Code “CURSE” to get $10 off. Tickets are on sale now at SinisterPointe.com
|All Things Disney!|
The Disneyland 1/2 Marathon signals an end to the summer season and Oogie Boogie is this year’s greater for all the new Halloween and Haul-O-Ween happenings in DCA! ~ Aladdin
Joe’s 2017 Disneyland Half Marathon weekend w/ the Expo, Kid’s Races and 1/2 Marathon
mre200200 and family were all dressed in costumes for the 1/2 Marathon and Kid’s Races this year! Check out all the fun they had in their report!
New Disneyland Halloween 2017 Commercial!
Oogie Boogie is the star in the new Halloweentime commercial for the Disneyland resort! Take a look here!
Matt’s Review of the Art of the Craft Tour at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel
whoever takes us along on a unique tour of the Grand Californian Hotel! Learn more about the youngest Disney hotel in Anaheim.
Hurricane Irma forces closure of Florida theme parks while hotels remain open. Expect closures to continue through Monday. ~ Trekkie Dad
Hurricane Irma Projected to hit WDW
As the storm approaches, plans to close all theme parks and Fort Wilderness Campground materialize.
In a rare move, Walt Disney World to close for Hurricane Irma
Some may think that Walt Disney world should have closed a bit earlier than announced, what are your thoughts?
|Podcasts & Videos|
Don’t Miss The MiceChat Podcast
We have a show so big for you this month we had to do two episodes in one. We take a look at the MASSIVE enhancements and expansions at ALL of the Disney parks in the coming decade. Huge new lands for Disneyland, California Adventure and Disney Hollywood Studios. Plus, major new attractions for Epcot & Magic Kingdom. We also pay tribute to a true Disney legend, the beloved Marty Sklar.
Mousetalgia: This week, Team Mousetalgia chats with WED Imagineer Rolly Crump about “It’s Kind of a Cute Story,” his current exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art. We talk about his art, his work with fellow artist Mary Blair, and his relationship with Walt Disney. Then, Kristen takes us with her on a trip to an exclusive dinner party at 21 Royal, and describes the atmosphere, the experience, the custom menu designed by Disneyland Executive Chef Andrew Sutton, and more details of this incredible dining opportunity hidden in the heart of New Orleans Square. Also, controversy over breastfeeding at Disneyland rears its head once again, and we discuss the situation. Plus – Jeff reports from the current Once Upon a Time convention tour; new Mary Blair art prints will be on exhibit at Gallery Nucleus; Star Wars VR experience gives Vault 28 and Fossil the boot out of Downtown Disney; Salt Lake Comic Con welcomes Tony Baxter, Dick Van Dyke, and other Disney luminaries this September – and an Ears to the Ground report from the opening weekend of Frozen, the Musical in Denver, CO.
The Sweep Spot: We are happy to welcome former Disneyland cast member, Disney Studio employee, and Imagineer Mark Eades to the show. Mark also went on to write for the OC Register. Mark has some amazing stories from his time at Disneyland to Imagineering, to writing for the OC Register. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events.
The Season Pass: Technology has been rapidly advancing over the last several years. Completely changing how we vacation as well as how we go about our daily lives. Cell phones, RFID, virtual queues, augmented reality, virtual reality, and so many other kinds of tools are redefining how a day is spent. Innovation pushes the themed entertainment industry forward. It provides new avenues for creativity and opens the doorway to possibilities for the audience. People who have that drive to keep pushing technological boundaries in innovative ways provide some of the most interesting Season Pass Podcast interviews. One of the best places to find those talented minds is the TEA Summit!
|D23 Expo Round-Up|
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- This Disneyland Photo Update is Hot, Hot, Hot
- Six Flags and Great America Announce New Rides in California
|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] !