Welcome to the MiceChat Disney News Roundup!

This weekend in 1971, the Magic Kingdom in Florida opened its gates to the public. The same weekend in 1982, EPCOT center celebrated its grand opening. The Walt Disney World resort would fast become a destination for tourists near and far.

From Halloween Horror nights to Mickey’s Not So Scary Parties, we have you covered from Coast to Coast. Let’s get this RoundUp started!

This week’s Top Stories

David Koenig: Disneyland Torpedoes the Jingle Cruise
At the Disneyland Resort, there’s no time to visit quite like the holidays, with gorgeous decorations, lights, familiar favorites like the It’s a Small World holiday makeover, and new features, like Disney California Adventure’s new take on the popular Festive Foods Marketplaces, presenting a side-by-side mix of holiday comfort dishes that bridge many diverse cultures and family traditions.

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!

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!


MiceChat at HEXOctober 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!
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Oscar Martinez, Longest-Tenured Disney Parks Cast Member, Retires
The Carnation Café will never be the same without Oscar, did you meet him during his over 60 year tenure with Disneyland?

[Chat] No Jingle Cruise This Year: A Good Thing or a Bad One?
TFN5459 wants to know if you really cared or not if this overlay was scrapped!

Why Is the Current Autopia Still Around?
Eagleman wondering why haven’t they updated or changed the current state of Autopia, what are your thoughts ? Is the classic attraction best as is or should it get a electric upgrade?

A Halloweentime Trip Report!
DL Lover in LA hasn’t been to Disneyland in forever, but it was only about a month ago that I was there. But since that day was a short visit I felt due for another Disney day.

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?


Look no further if you want to see how Epcot was promoted while it was under construction. ~ Trekkie Dad

MiceChat Disney News Roundup

The Dream Called EPCOT from 1980
Disney released from his archive a great little video of EPCOT from 1980, check out the video and let us know your favorite memory!

Other Theme Parks & More!

MiceChat Disney News Roundup

Knott’s Scary Farm 9/23/17 review
MiceChatter NGW brings us a very detailed review of their visit to Knott’s Scary Farm

A Year Without Elvira
This will be the last year for Elvira to perform at Knott’s Berry Farm.  Skyway.To.Yesterland wants your ideas for a replacement.

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.

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Mousetalgia: This week, Mousetalgia has an emporium of topics. First, Magical Memories in Las Vegas hosts a grand opening extravaganza with the cast and crew of the original Beauty and the Beast animated classic, and we are celebrating along with them with a recap and an extraordinary sweepstakes. Then, we share an article about unofficial Disney merchandise created by fans, and ponder Disney’s response to the current surge in unlicensed Disney-based product that caters to the Disneybounding and Disney lifestyle fads. Jeff describes some of DoomBuggies.com’s dances with Disney legal, and we consider the benefits vs. the costs of fan-produced material to the Disney Company.

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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.

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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!

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But WAIT There’s More!

PLUS, more featured MiceChat columns!

Hypnotic Fright Fest at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Fright Fest 2017 made its debut at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on September 23, and with the discounted Haunted House Pass purchased during the annual Labor Day Flash Sale lurking in my phone I set out to see what’s happening at the park this year. Let’s take a look.

Disneyland Resort Update – Star Wars, Halloween, and Talking Mickey

Dusty takes us on another epic trip to the Disneyland Resort with him. HUNDREDS of beautiful photos of DCA at Halloween, Talking Mickey, Downtown Disney major shakeup, and progress on Star Wars Land.  You don’t want to miss this one – HERE

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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