Disney Earbooks, Endeavors from NASA and theme park races are highlights in our Round up today. MiceChatters report on their experiences during the MiceAge 10 year Anniversary, Full throttle gets a theme song at Magic Mountain, and Communicore Weekly delivers another hysterically entertaining video. Limited time magic delivers Lunar New Year and “Love is in the air”.  Here we go folks! It’s time to round things up!

Trekkie Dad’s photos from MiceAge weekend
Trekkie Dad was in Disneyland to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of MiceAge! Here is his full report, with photos from some of the meets, a trip on the Lilly Belle, and The Golden Horseshoe Tribute show!

In celebration of the MiceAge 10th Anniversary, D23 is offering our readers (and their friends and family) 10% off a D23 membership. It’s a great deal that we hope you’ll be able to take advantage of, especially with the D23 Expo just around the corner. It isn’t often that Disney gives a discount, sign up today and save!

We have trip reports coming in from the recent MiceAge 10th Birthday Celebration,  and we also take a look at the Chinese New Year festivities in DCA.  The ground hog came out of his hole last week, but did he see his shadow? This week the Disney Princes get there turn to come out into the sun, for Valentines Day.  Be sure to get your photos and visit in soon, before Disney hides most of them away for another year.  We’ll look forward to your sightings of the seldom seen Disney princes, this coming week!  ~ Aladdin

Barbaraann’s Anniversary Tale
Barbaraann travels to California to see Radiator Springs and Buena Vista Street for the first time, and to participate in the MiceAge’s Tencennial!

A Capt. Hook Trip Report Feb. 3rd, 2013 (A new Princess Dress)
Capt Hook tracks down several characters in this report, and the proof is in these pictures!

02/09/13 Trip Report…. Premium AP about to expire…. new 28mm prime
erdon made one more trip to Disneyland, before their pass expired, and brings back these amazing photos!

‘Limited Time Magic #4’ Lunar New Year
diva98ri was able to track down the Chinese New Year celebration in DCA, during the past week. There photo collage is here!

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In the wake of Tony Baxter’s retirement, we have a fantastic video to share, ponder about Captain EO, and . . . Find out what we’re talking about this week. ~yoyoflamingo

EPCOT Center Medley
dland_lover shares a fantastic video of EPCOT music performed by nothing more than a keyboard and a trumpet. Truly a wonderful video to relive some memories!

How much longer will Captain EO play?
So, Captain EO will be sent packing to find another attraction? Worth it or not to keep any longer? Share your thoughts here.

Help Needed, first time in US
deepa is visiting the US for the first time, and has a free weekend to visit Walt Disney World. Give some advice to a solo traveler on the ins and outs for taking advantage of Walt Disney World.

Looks like MiceChatters are planning trips to Paris and Japan, and they have questions. ~ Trekkie Dad

is one day enough?
bisforbrittney would like to know if one day is enough for a visit to Disneyland Paris. If you have been there, what would you advise?

Disneyland Paris in Paris — a Geographic Mistake by Disney?
DoctorQ9 wonders if the European resort would have done better if it had been located farther south.

TDR Visit Late March Advice
cruise is looking for advice on a March visit to Tokyo Disneyland Resort. Looks like it may be really crowded.

A week in Japan! Where to visit?
Rave is spending the first week in April in Japan and asks where else to visit besides Disneyland. Looks like a week will not be long enough from the advice offered.

Princesses at Disney Tokyo
mgmenning wants to know which princesses are present in Tokyo and whether or not they speak English.

We’re serving up the fantastic news that our world famous Gumball Rally is coming to the Disneyland Resort on May 4th – tickets are on sale now!

The world famous MiceChat Gumball Rally will roar into the Disneyland Resort on May 4th! And to celebrate the date (and Disney’s purchase of a beloved franchise), we are shaking things up a bit. It’s the biggest, best and most fun Disney fan event in the known universe. The Rally is a race to find out who can ride the most attractions at Disneyland in a single day.  Can you do it?

MiceTrip: Sail Away on the Disney Fantasy with MiceChat

October 19th – 26th, 2013
We invite you to join us on a very special MiceChat voyage to the Eastern Caribbean on the newest ship of the Disney Cruise Line, the Disney Fantasy. Don’t miss out on this unique MiceChat experience!  Contact [email protected] today.

Communicore Weekly is not-to-be-missed this week. Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland is an awesome ride, right guys?! Well, it could have been even MORE awesome. Learn about the Lost Expedition! George looks at the Art of Frankenweenie. Does he like it more than the movie? IMPROMPTU UNITED KINGDOM PAVILION PHONE BOOTH DISNEY TRIVIA! — That’s right, everyone’s favorite new game show is back with a brand new contestant! FIVE LEGGED GOAT! — And finally, Big thunder Mountain holds this weeks Five Legged Goat!

Are you a Disney shareholder or D23 member? If you are, you might want to read the threads below. ~ Trekkie Dad

Shareholders meeting
mpabis525 wants to know if it’s worth attending the Disney shareholders meeting in Phoenix this year.

Fanniversary Events On Sale!
If you are thinking about attending a D23 Fanniversary in any of the 10 cities it visits, you’d better get your tickets soon, as they sell out early.

Discounted Park Tickets for D23 Expo Attendees
Heads up from KEBSD! If you are planning on attending the D23 Expo in August, you can get discounted tickets for the Disneyland theme parks.

Shuttle Endeavor @ The California Science Center (Pic heavy)
Crazy Larry brings us an incredible trip report of the Space Shuttle Endeavor at the California Science Center.

Full Throttle to have it’s own theme song
When Full Throttle opens in late spring, it will feature an original song created specifically for the roller coaster.

New Coaster for Adventuredome in Las Vegas … Are you ‘El Loco’?
The Adventuredome at Circus Circus will begin construction of ‘El Loco,’ a new Roller Coaster to open in December.

Bye Bye Boo… a tribute to a fur family member….
Penguinsoda gives us a touching story of one of her beloved pets, read about it here and hug your pet !

Stand-Alone Star Wars movies: Young Han Solo and Boba Fett
In addition to Disney carrying on the Star Wars core movies, what about stand alone movies featuring individual characters?

Toy Fair 2013
Melonballer just can’t wait! This weekend is the biggest toy event of the year, Toy Fair 2013. We should be seeing all sorts of new items that will be on sale sometime this year. What are you all excited to see?

Gumball Rally 2013 – SIGN UP NOW – May the 4th Be With You!
The world famous MiceChat Gumball Rally will roar into the Disneyland Resort on May 4th! And to celebrate the date (and Disney’s purchase of a beloved franchise), we are shaking things up a bit.

Gumball Rally 2013: Trash Talking Thread
Bookwyrm has started the thread to rile you up and get the trash talking started! Join in on that fun!

Maryland/Virginia/West Virginia/DC Disneyana Event
Jvsett posted some great information on a trading event for Disneyana, starting on March 23rd! If you live in that area check it out.

Unofficial 2012 Earbook
Unofficial WDW Earbook 2012 Living in Central Florida (since 2004) and visiting WDW every weekend as I do, it becomes easy after a while to see just how much the place changes. So I started…

Hello and Goodbye at Disneyland
Like clockwork, every three years Disneyland gets a new Resort president, and the new guy just arrived to take over in Anaheim. In this update we’ll fill you in on a few of the changes…

Design Those Were The Times #4: 1951 Ward Kimball’s Fire Engine, My Fire Engine Too
The Wheel of Years has been sent spinning and when the clicking stops, the red arrow will point to a year – that’s where we’ll start. The tale can flow forward or backward, flow into…

Dueling Disney – Main Street versus Main Street
Welcome to the second installment of Dueling Disney. In our first column, we got a lot of good responses to our initial topic of RESORT SIZE. We asked to know how you felt, and you…

Disneyland Resort celebrates Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day as rules get strict on Fastpass
The Disneyland Resort celebrated Lunar New Year in Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney over the weekend, as part of the on-going Limited Time Magic promotion. The Lunar New Year festivities brought a vibrant street…

Magic Kingdom Construction and Flower and Garden Preparation
This week, we have construction and news from the Magic Kingdom, as well as Flower and Garden Festival preparation from Epcot. 70 photos for us to get to this week. let’s get going. If you’d…

Walt Disney World Memories – Part 1
In today’s From The Mouth Of The Mouse, we begin a multi-part series where we talk to Stan, who worked all over the Walt Disney World Resort! Today, we chat a bit about how he…

Totally Minnie Mouse for Valentine’s Day!
The Disney Company has always tried to keep their characters fresh and in current fashion trends by mimicking and adapting designs. I ran across an article in the 1986 Disneyana Collector that shared the new Totally…

In the Parks: Disneyland Resort Pixie-Dusting
Construction inside Disneyland continues with a peppering of projects throughout the park.  Big Thunder Mountain’s ten month long refurbishment rolls along with progress on Rainbow Ridge.  Out in the Rivers of America, Fantasmic and the Mark Twain river boat are both dried up and experiencing maintenance along with Splash Mountain, it’s a small world, and the mad tea party.  We also check up on the Fantasy Faire Village project and review the highlights of the MiceAge 10 year anniversary.


Mardi Gras Shines at the Universal Orlando Resort and Hints of Krusty Burger
On Saturday February 9th, 2013, the Universal Orlando Resort kicked off its 18th Mardi Gras Celebration. Each year, Universal Creative works with the Kearns Design team in New Orleans to develop a theme for the Mardi…

Park Wise: Walt Disney World with Food Allergies
With such an emphasis placed on dining at Walt Disney World, I’d often wondered what options were available for those with food allergies.  When a friend of mine, Clara, became a Walt Disney World local…

An Al Lutz Breakfast
As a historian, it is always nice to review original documents. I recently examined all of Al Lutz’s old columns for a book project. One thing that stood out were all of the breakfast suggestions…

Disney Greats turn out for the Annie Awards
Scarlett Stahl shares another evening with the stars. This time she attended the 40th Annual Annie Awards. The Annie Awards have been presented by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association since…

The Original Corn Dog Castle
Disneyland in California has Sleeping Beauty Castle. The Magic Kingdom in Florida has Cinderella Castle. Yester California Adventure has a castle too—the original Corn Dog Castle. Actually, today’s Disney California Adventure also has Corn Dog…

Beaches and Cream – The Whole Can
Beaches & Cream is a sweet little 50’s style ice cream shop.  This table service location is best known for their amazing hot off the grill burgers and ice cream selections such as “The Kitchen Sink.” …

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