Disney News Round Up: Royal Faire, Photography, New Park Maps and More

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Published on March 06, 2013 at 4:02 am with 1 Comment

Will Aladin’s carpets fly again at DCA? The hot dogs of Oz. The story behind Minnie’s Moonlight Madness.  The new Ratatouille ride has finally been announced for the Disneyland Paris Resort.  Toned down fireworks for Shanghai?  All this and a brand new Communicore Weekly, Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, and dozens of top news and discussion items from MiceChat in this week’s Disney News Round Up.

Don’t forget, MiceChat’s world famous Gumball Rally will be rolling your way on May 4th. Find out if your team has what it takes to ride the most attractions at Disneyland in a single day!  Tickets and information HERE

Annual Passholders will have a chance to see the pink and purple Princess Fantasy Faire Preview on March 7, 8, and 9.


This week Disneyland is getting ready for Passholder Previews of a certain new area painted in a plethora of pink and purple hues.  We also have a couple of special trips to Club 33.  Then take a look at what happens during an afterhours Disneyland event for Castmembers! ~ Aladdin

KellyMcG86 and her husband go to the Disneyland Resort for a long weekend, and even tell us about their trip to Club 33!
mre200200 returns with a report on a special Cast Member event – Minnie’s Moonlit Madness! See what this after hours event encompassed in this link!
 
Award Wieners in DCA’s Hollywood area has a few items inspired by Disney’s upcoming new movie. OswaldTheRabbit reports back about those items, and a few others on the menu at this walk up window!
 
mre200200 has a 2nd special report this week, this one on Dapper Day, starting off with a breakfast in Club 33. Be sure to take a look at some of these great photos, including some 360 degree photos from inside this infamous restaurant!

Celebrating Halloween in March
Izaneybraney has a crazy time at Disneyland from last Halloween! Always fun looking back on prior trips even if they are only a few months!


Aladdin show’s Carpet
Natenob has heard that the magic carpet will again be flying in the Hyperion Theater in DCA.

Wizard of Oz vs. Lone Ranger for Circle D/BTR BBQ Expansion
mondo wants to know which you would prefer for this area.

ideas for new land or area in Disneyland?
Mondo Mouse has more ideas for the area mentioned in the thread above. A new ride perhaps?

When are we going to get Star Wars land?
JediPrincess wonders if that will come to pass. Lots of opinions here.


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This week we have some interesting rumors and details about the supposed relaunch of Downtown Disney, a surprising and fun topiary to celebrate EPCOT’s Flower and Garden Festival, and some new shiny maps to look at. Take a look at these threads and all the others in the Walt Disney World forum this week! ~yoyoflamingo

New Maps Coming to WDW on 3/3 – ‘Song of the South’ mentioned, MS vehicles removed
Monorail Man shares the news and look of the new maps that were introduced to Walt Disney World guests this week, aligning them to the new My Disney Experience app and My Magic Plus. Take a quick peek and see the big changes in this new iteration of an old favorite.

Possible DTD retheme/expansion
While not new this week, the rumor has been building in intensity the more steam it gathers. Take a look at the proposed changes and see what’s new and what’s next for the ‘metropolis of fun.’

Unexpected Disney Topiary – Flower and Garden Festival
The EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival is gearing up to begin, so to celebrate, Disney created a new topiary to promote the event, creating some fun surprises…



Many things happening at with Off Shore Parks this week starting with a phenomenal photo set from Tokyo, Marvel is coming to Hong Kong, Paris is getting Ratouille, Glow with the Show and other additions, along with fireworks testing in Shanghai. ~DLandFansAZ

Tokyo DisneySea Photo Review
Duyanh92 shares an amazing photo album from Tokyo Disneysea.

Hong Kong Disneyland to get Marvel Superheroes, WSJ
Hong Kong Disneyland will be opening an area dedicated to some of the Marvel characters.

DLP officially announces Ratatouille (opening 2014)
Philippe Gas, CEO Disneyland Paris, has officially announced the Ratatouille Ride to open in 2014.

Glow with the Show and new scenes for Disney Dreams (April 2013)
Disneyland Paris will be adding Glow with the Show and new scenes for Disney Dreams in April.

Shanghai Disneyland risk getting lame fireworks
Nearby residents complain about air quality after Disney tests some fireworks at the Shanghai Disneyland site.



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?

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!

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UNOFFICIAL UNIVERSAL ORLANDO PODCAST

There’s a brand new segment on this week’s show called NEWniversal. It’s a fun way to see what’s going on in the parks. Then, join the hosts for an interview with Len Tesla as they discuss the inclusion of the Universal Parks into the Touring Plans software.  Direct Link   |   iTunes Link

COMMUNICORE WEEKLY

Jeff and Geroge talk about the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse!, ickey Mouse: Race To Death Valley, Buena Vista Construction Company window, and don’t miss this weeks Five Legged Goat!


Former Disney archivist sues citing retaliation.
Disneymike found this article in the L A Times, A former Disney archivist, who worked with costumes and props from such classic films as “Mary Poppins,” has filed a civil suit against the company.



This week we have some great trip reports, some new rides announcements and when the old jam we all know gets a new name. ~DLandFansAZ

Universal Studios Hollywood 3/2/13 – 1st of many trips in 2013
clara brings us a fantastic trip report with great pictures from Universal Studios Hollywood.

Knott’s announces date for return of Log Ride, opening of 3 new rides
Knott’s Berry Farm will open three new rides in time for summer, with the iconic log ride reopening at the same time.

It’s still a jam, but it’s no longer called Knott’s!
Knott’s theme park will still feature products with the family’s name, however everywhere else the preserves will be sold under the Smuckers name.

Ocean Park Trip Report – 2/8/2013
Then over to Hong Kong where sarki7 gives a detailed trip report from Ocean Park.


Shakespearean Musical sets up at Disney
Two-time Tony nominee Alex Timbers, director of Disney’s stage adaptation of ‘Peter and the Starcatchers’, has been set to direct a new contemporary musical adaptation of a not-yet-named Shakespeare play.



Disney’s MyMagic+ Good or Evil?
Online reception to Disney’s NextGen initiative, called MyMagic+, has been far short of what one could charitably call lukewarm. In fact, the more appropriate term is, probably, outright hatred. I’ve done my share of moaning…


Dapper Dans sing boy bands as Fantasy Faire begins previews at Disneyland
Disneyland‘s lavish new Fantasy Faire princess meet-and-greet area opens in a week but Disney Cast Members began previewing the new area as Imagineers applied finishing touches. Annual Passholders will get to take an early look…


Dateline Disney World: Magic Kingdom Construction and Epcot Flower and Garden Food Booths
Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World. This week, we take a look at the ongoing construction at the Magic Kingdom as well as the continued installation of the Flower and Garden Festival over at…


Walt Disney World Memories – Part 2
In today’s From The Mouth Of The Mouse, we continue with a multi-part series we started two weeks ago where we talk to Stan, who worked all over the Walt Disney World Resort. Be sure…


Theme Park Studios Update
Pantera Entertainment has released more screenshots and more animation models for their upcoming Theme Park Studio release, including a special teaser image of a brand new flat ride. We offered a first look of the…


Disneyland’s Dapper Boy Band and Welcome Figaro to the Fantasy Faire
Lot’s of fun news for you today from the Disneyland Resort. It seems the Dapper Dans have learned a few new tunes and are singing Boy Bands hits from the likes of One Direction, N’Synch…

Hard Hat Tour of Full Throttle at Magic Mountain
We were recently invited to attend a hard hat tour of the Full Throttle construction area at Six Flags Magic Mountain. We were able to get some great behind the scenes pictures. In addition we…

 
Orlando Parkhopper: Universal Orlando Resort From Above
There’s so much going on at the Universal Orlando Resort that I decided it was time to bring you a unique view. Up up and away for a special Parkhopper from land and air! Cabana…


Top 5 Tips for Disney Parks Newbies
You’ve finally decided to take the leap and plan your first family trip to the Disney Parks!  While planning for the two U.S. resorts can be two very different experiences, here are a few tips that…


Disney Parks and The Elements of Setting
The Disney parks are at their best is when they become the stage where you can live out your cinematic fantasies. Family friendly of course. Disneyland is one of the first examples of virtual reality.…


Disneyland Paris Previews Chapeau Magique Lumineaux: Glow with the Show Comes to Paris
We have an interesting Disneyland Paris update today from Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog. We heard about the stockholder meeting last week and this week we have photos. It looks like they…

The Colorful Life of Disney Legend Mel Shaw
Scarlett Stahl attended a celebration of life for Mel Shaw at the Walt Disney Studios Main Theater. Shaw was an animator, writer, and artist. He was involved in the animation, story design, and visual development…


Greetings from California
Welcome to the biggest store in Yester California Adventure. Ready to do some shopping? The place is here—the hip and edgy California Adventure park. And the time is now—the dawn of the new millennium.

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About Anthony Hays

Anthony is a graphic designer and admirer of all things Disney. He is also the Editor of our weekly Round Up of Disney and Theme Park news. The Round Up is MiceChat's oldest continuously updated column. You'll find Anthony and the Round Up every Wednesday morning.

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  1. Well, it’s now for real…the Princesses can no longer be seen by the castle. For years it was a favorite of mine to see them sprinkled around Sleeping Beauty Castle to meet guests. But obviously with the new Fantasy Faire right next door, the days of “Castle Princesses” had to come to an end. And sadly, that day is now.
    Even though the official opening isn’t until the 12th, it looks like they’re just getting it over with and eliminating their presence. Also gone will be the long walks from Tomorrowland, which was always fun to watch. Princesses walking through the park…that was something our friends in Orlando never go to see. And neither will we anymore.