|Welcome to the MiceChat Disney News Roundup!|
HalloweenTime is officially here .. whether your ready or not! Disneyland resort recently unveiled many exciting new Halloween additions to both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.
Not to be outdone both Universal Studios and Knotts Berry Farm have unique Halloween experiences not to be missed. The RoundUp has all the latest on Halloween and beyond, so let’s get started.
|This week’s Top Stories|
Knott’s Scary Farm 2017 – Masters of the Dark
We just returned from opening night of Knott’s Scary Farm and it was an unbelievably entertaining evening. There are 9 mazes this year, 10 if you include the Log Ride overlay, and almost every one of them is a solid effort. But the real star of this year’s event is Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, in her rousing farewell performance.
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: MiceChat@FairyGodmotherTravel.com
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!|
Radiator Springs has some new things this fall, that you auto see. We also take a look at the 1/2 Marathon, and then we recall some of our earliest fondest memories of the Happiest Place on Earth ~ Aladdin
It’s a Trip Kim-port! Disneyland Half Marathon – Double Dare Challenge 2017
KimCheforLife takes us along to the Health and Fitness Expo and the 1/2 Marathon in this report!
Joe’s 2017 Disneyland Halloween Time trip report
mre200200 and family explore Haul O Ween at Radiator Springs and enjoy some of the Halloween treats throughout the Disneyland Resort in this report!
What is ‘It’ when you think Disneyland?
stovk asks what triggers your fond memories of the happiest place on earth and what are some of your earliest fondest memories from Disneyland? Read through some of these special moments in this topic!
Halloween themed food!
Disneyland always adds some special food items for various holidays, and this Halloween is no exceptions! See some of the special meals and treat they have cooked up this Halloween season!
What’s the craziest DLR rumor you’ve ever heard?
Mr. P has decided to have some fun so let’s hear them, what is the craziest that you have heard?
It’s Oktoberfest time and we have a great trip report all the way from Delaware.- DLandFansAZ
2017 Oktoberfest at Delaware Saengerbund
It’s that time of year again and Hayley B brings us a great trip report of the 2017 Oktoberfest at Delaware Saengerbund.
Have U been to SFMM Fright Fest? The website is funny! How is Ghoulish Grub@the Pub?
jcruise86 has interest in going to the Magic Mountain Fright Fest and has some great information.
|Podcasts & Videos|
Don’t Miss The MiceChat Podcast
Like sands through the hour glass, summer has slipped away and suddenly become Halloween! Pumpkins line Main Street USA at Disneyland and new Halloween treats have transformed Disney California Adventure. But that’s not all, we have a few more tricks up our sleeve on this fun episode of the show.
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: In this episode we welcome back Disney Historian, and Author Jim Korkis to discuss Disneyland in the year 1987. Some exciting things opened in 1987 at Disneyland from The Disney Gallery to Star Tours and we talk about it, plus so much more. Lets head back to 1987. 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!
|But WAIT There’s More!|
PLUS, more featured MiceChat columns!
Disneyland Photo Update – Let’s Get This Pumpkin Started!
Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange? Come with us and you will see, Disneyland at Halloween. Well, not so much strange, but plenty silly . . . welcome back to the Disneyland Update and the eternally popular Halloween Time. If you visited the park this past weekend, you no doubt have stories to share of difficulties parking, busy parks, and long lines to buy specialty popcorn buckets. We’ve just crossed over into the busiest period of the year for Disneyland, from September 15th until New Years Day. Boo!
- Yesterland: Retro Space Mountain
- A Very Blustery Day: Irma’s Long-Term Impact on WDW
- Knott’s Berry Farm Update: Scary Farm & Spooky Farm
- Disney California Adventure Update – Oogie’s Delight
- Universal Studios Hollywood Kicks Off Halloween Horror Nights 2017
|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 !