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Halloween season is in full swing! From Haunted Mazes to Not So Scary Parties for the whole family!

This weeks Round Up has all the latest news and photos, including the latest MiceAge update! Let’s get the RoundUp started!

This week’s Top Stories

MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – More Boo For You
While crowds during the Halloween season have been slowly building the past few years, last month’s debut of all-new Halloween overlays at DCA’s most popular locations have sent the crowd levels through the roof in the past two weeks. DCA has already made new attendance records the past two Fridays, surpassing the numbers in the park that arrived to see the Cars Land grand opening back in June, 2012. The response from TDA planners was quick, as they have extended DCA operating hours to 11:00 pm this past weekend.

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!

Has the lunch menu vanished at one of Disneyland’s most notable restaurants?  Is Spider-Man getting his own attraction at the Disneyland Resort?  We also wish a happy retirement to long time cast member Oscar Martinez. ~ Aladdin

MiceChat Disney News Roundup

What was it that made you start to feel not so great about Disney as you used to?
skoolpsyk asks a thoughtful question. Many long time Disneyland fans reach a point where some new change made you feel not so great about the direction they were heading towards. Read what skoolpsyk has to say, and then tell us if you ever reached that point, too, and what did it for you.

Blue Bayou Menu
Something that brought variety to the Blue Bayou restaurant has silently vanished. Be silent no longer, as the lunch menu has gone to Davy Jones locker.

Spider man dark ride
Islands of Adventure had a great breakthrough attraction with Spiderman, on the east coast, BUT could DCA have it’s own Spiderman breakthrough attraction in the works for the west coast?

No Jingle Cruise This Year: A Good Thing or a Bad One?
Some talk is going around that the Jungle Cruise may not be quite as merry this Christmas. It did take a little while for the Jingle Cruise to get its groove on, but did it ever bring the same kind of crowds that swarm to Small World Holiday or Haunted Mansion Holiday? Tell us whether or not you would like to hear the Jungle Jingle this year!

Oscar Martinez, Longest-Tenured Disney Parks Cast Member, Retires
With over 60 years of service at Disneyland, Oscar Martinez has retired. Well wishes for him on his well deserved retirement. Add your thanks and greetings to Oscar here!


A roller coaster in Epcot? What will they think of next? ~ Trekkie Dad

MiceChat Disney News Roundup

NEWS: GotG Coaster Confirmed
Guardians of the Galaxy comes to Epcot in the form of a roller coaster.

Stitch’s Great Escape – Finally joined Yesterland today!
Over at the Magic Kingdom, the former attraction now hosts a character greeting.

Other Theme Parks & More!

Seaworld unveils a new annual pass, we learn about a Halloween overlay and find out the scariest part of the Queen Mary.- DLandFansAZ

MiceChat Disney News Roundup

Halloween Hootenanny Log Ride is a fantastic overlay
Spaceman Spiff visited Knott’s Berry Farm for the Halloween activities and brings us the scoop on Halloween Hootenanny Log Ride overlay.

Seaworld Unveils New Lower Priced Passes
In an effort to reduce its slumping attendance, Seaworld is introducing a new $99.99 annual pass.

QueenMaryDarkHarborGREATbut $40 parking!
jcruise86 brings us a report of the Queen Mary Dark Harbor and shares scariest part of the entire trip.

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!

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: New Disney-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas
Halloween is near and it is definitely time to start putting together that just-so-perfect Disney-inspired costume. But, maybe you’re tired of the same old, same old. If so, here are a few suggestions that are a twist on the normal attractions, movies, and characters.

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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