Welcome to the MiceChat Disney News Roundup!

As we prepare to celebrate the Holidays, It’s been a busy news week for the RoundUp! From Disney announcing a merger with 21st Century Fox, to the blockbuster debut of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We even have exciting news about the 2018 World-Famous Gumball Rally! Let’s get the RoundUp going.

All Disney Related News!

MiceChat Disney News Roundup

Disney’s Acquisition of 21st Century Fox Assets Can Justify a Third Gate
One of the larger acquisitions for 2017 what changes will happen to the parks throughout the world?

GotG: MB Review, Space Mountain, Good Times and Some Tricky Questions.
1LE McQueen gives us a in-depth review of their visit to the Disneyland resort!

Single rider at Space Mountain
Single rider has been tested on Space Mountain at Disneyland, have any of you tried it out? If so how has it been working for you all?

Downtown Disney is Insanely Expensive- and why I fear the Eastern Gateway
Spectacular wonders how Downtown Disney keeps tenants with prices so high, what are your thoughts?

Changes Coming to Pirates of the Caribbean in 2018 (Confirmed)

It has already taken place at Disneyland Paris, what are your thoughts on this ride getting an extensive change?

New Year’s Eve Event

You’re invited to a New Year’s Eve extravaganza with MiceChat

Welcome 2018 with MiceChat at Knott’s Berry Farm!

This is a very special event limited to no more than 100 guests – Don’t delay, snag your tickets now!

What better way to ring in the new year than at Knott’s for home-style food, folksy fun, plus music, entertainment, rides and more.

The night will begin with a relaxed all-you-can-eat buffet.  Here we will savor the delicious buffet prepared for us by Knott’s with all your favorites.

Knott’s offers a tremendous amount of entertainment, including Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies, holiday shows in the Birdcage Theatre, and the heartwarming Snoopy on Ice show. In addition to priority seating for the ice show, we’ll take some time for the world famous Log Ride and Mine Train. Just before midnight, we’ll head to Charleston Circle to ring in the New Year with an incredible fireworks display!

UPDATED: Co-Author of the best selling Knott’s Preserved, Eric Lynxwiler, will be hosting a history presentation during our dinner. Eric is a MiceChat favorite and knows all the crazy stories from the Farm. We look forwarding to sharing an amazing evening with you!


Podcasts & Videos

Don’t Miss The MiceChat Podcast

NEW! MiceChat Podcast: It’s the hap-happiest time of the year as the Disney theme parks unveil their holiday offerings for 2017. But that’s not the only jingle jangle for this show. We have the rundown on all the big new attractions set to debut next year AND the theme park industry awards for the best of last year. This show is PACKED with holiday and theme park delights from your MicePals Doug and Dusty.  But beware, they’ve been drinking too much eggnog. . . as usual.

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Mousetalgia: This week, travel to China with Mousetalgia as Kristen concludes her series of reports from Asia with an overview of the Adventures of Disney tour experience. Joined by Mouse Fan Travel CEO Beci Mahnken, Kristen and Beci discuss Beijing, Hong Kong, the airports, the tour groups, the value of the experience, the elite ABD guides, and some all-time highlights from various Adventures by Disney excursions. As a bonus, they also review a dining experience in Club 33 in Shanghai Disneyland! Next, we preview Pixar’s upcoming film “Coco.” Director Lee Unkrich, Co-director Adrian Molina and producer Darla Anderson share some secrets from the making of Coco, recorded live at Pixar Day at AT&T Park in San Francisco on September 17. The filmmaking trio talk about the inspiration for the film, the characters and what to watch for, and some of the hidden secrets inside the film. Plus – we discuss our bucket-list Disney destinations, Tiny Tinsel returns – and more!

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The Sweep Spot: In this episode we welcome Gina Rock. During the Fantasy in the Sky firework show at Disneyland it would kick off with Tinker Bell flying high above Sleeping Beauty’s Castle and Gina did that from 1983 to 2005. We hear some great stories from her. Plus Lynn’s Disneyland Trip Report, and 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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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 our fearless leader 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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