Disney News Round Up: Spring Fling

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Published on March 20, 2013 at 4:02 am with No Comments

What’s your favorite Disneyland Parade?  How can you see the Dave Smith presentation this Friday?  Could there be a new 24 hour event coming in May?  Read the MiceChat round up of Disney and theme park news and information for the answers here!  How is the new Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot?  WIll you be sad to see Disney Channel Rocks is going away?  Who would YOU pick to replace Bob Iger in 2015? Join in the discussion.

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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. But you’ll need to act fast, tickets will soon sell out! Find out more information and get tickets HERE.  

3/16/2013 – Fantasy Faire pictures
Ron W visits the new Fantasy Faire and returns with tons of photos from this new area!


This week we ask if Disneyland is planning anything for Easter,  then we have some great photo reports from Princess Fantasy Faire – but wonder where their Princes are.  And Dave Smith has a special presentation on the history of Disneyland coming soon! ~ Aladdin

Character Collage Thread
Barbaraann has taken her photos from her recent Disneyland trip, and created these collages!

Easter at the Disneyland Resort….any special things going on?
Easter is March 31st, but clowndiscus asks if Disneyland has anything special planned for Easter. Will we see Disney’s Rabbits, Hares, and Bunnies hopping out their burrows to visit guests? Will Eggs be rolling? Find out what, if anything Disney has planned so far!

Greek festival in DL in may
Perhaps Disneyland is running out of ideas for their limited time magic promotion. Well, at least this will give you a chance to see Hercules in the resort, again!

My Disneyland Resort Photos – 2013
DisneyPhotoGuy has a photo feast for us, with a wonderful selection views of DCA’s newest additions, and from all around Disneyland!

Did the Princes get evicted?
The Princesses just opened their new meet and greet area, however DisneylandDragon asks where did their better halves go? Have they been evicted or placed in a dungeon until next Valentine’s Day? Are they out battling dragons and keeping their kingdoms from harm? Or is there some sort of new pub where they are all hanging out?

Your favorite Disneyland parade past or present?
AB born asks what Disneyland Parade is your favorite. Tell us here!

Dave Smith presentation for APs: ‘Disneyland: The Way We Were’
Even though Dave Smith has officially retired, Annual Passholders have a chance to see a special presentation from him on Disneyland’s history! Details are here.



Spring brings both rumors and some interesting ideas for our favorite Disney resorts. ~ Trekkie Dad

CONFIRMED! Disney changes admission policies for teens and tweens.
Circarama reports that very soon, parents will no longer be able to use Disney parks as babysitting for children under 14.

Baxter at ‘Making of’ panel for PFF – hints that Oz may have presence in the park?
Tony Baxter uses the words Great and Powerful in a tweet about the parks, and explodingboy speculates there may be hint about Oz there.

Another 24 Hour Disneyland Event
The Disney Ninja says it’s just a rumor, but a friend has said there will be a 24-hour event in May.

Countdown to Fun and Disney Channel Rocks Closing
MickeyM reports hearing that these offerings at Disney Hollywood Studios will be going away soon.

The Disney resort entertainment district that really could’ve used an expansion
WDWorldly thinks that Anaheim’s Downtown Disney could use an expansion to make it more like its counterpart in Orlando.

Tron themed Disney Quest for DTD
imaginashton thinks a Tron-based DisneyQuest would be a great addition to Anaheim’s Downtown Disney.

Storybook attraction based on all the classics
biggsworth has an idea for a Fantasyland dark ride that would change every few months.


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This week brings us some official new beginnings, and some official ends, as well as an annual tradition. Lots of big news this week, so let’s take a look! ~yoyoflamingo

The Flower & Garden Festival On a Beautiful Saturday, March 16th – with Photos
Join stitchfanocala as he shares pictures of one of the best times of the year at EPCOT – the Flower and Garden Festival. See plenty of gorgeous photos here!

Countdown to Fun and Disney Channel Rocks Closing
While entertainment offerings are limited as it is and CMs will certainly lose some positions, can the closing of this less than stellar parade and show really be bad for guests? Share your thoughts on this departure here.

Replacement to PI?
While this is an older thread, it should be noted Disney officially announced and released a few pieces of concept art for Disney Springs. Take a look at what they have changed here.




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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NEW MICECHAT PODCAST: FANTASY

Join Dusty, Doug, Eric and Fishbulb as we explore the Disney princess explosion and compare the speed with which Disney and Universal are building their new attractions. It’s a fun romp through the worlds of Disney, Universal and SeaWorld.  Direct Link   |  iTunes Link

UNOFFICIAL UNIVERSAL ORLANDO PODCAST
Now that Disney has given up on Pleasure Island and night time entertainment, where is the Orlando tourist to go? A great option is Universal’s CityWalk. Chock full of bars, clubs & eateries with a fantastic atmosphere to boot, CityWalk has oodles of entertainment and options all set in great surroundings. Direct Link  |  iTunes Link  

 

COMMUNICORE WEEKLY
Jeff and George talk about Disney history of Jose Carioca, the book of the week? ALso! A Disney debate about best pavilion in EPCOT, and this weeks is about Yacht and Beach Club with a Five Legged Goat!

FANTASY FAIRE
Sarah is back with her review of the new Fantasy Faire at Disneyland Resort!


Complete List of Lands @ Shanghai Disneyland
Ride Warrior brings us an unofficial / official? List of the lands that the new Disneyland is going to bring us, what do you think about this?

Happiness Cam (mobile app)
Great news for those going to Tokyo, TravisMT81 tells us that a new camera app called “HAPPINESS CAM” is the official commemoration app of the 30th anniversary of Tokyo Disney Resort


Who should replace Iger in 2015?
A question to the masses, what is your choice for the next CEO of the house that a Mouse built?

D23 Expo. The Good & the Bad. Share your tips, experiences with future attendees.
Micoofy Duck wants to know your stories about D23 as he is attending the great expo this year!

Disney Fantasy Eastern Carribean Trip Report :)
Earthfirst has a great Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Disney Fantasy, worth a read!



We have some late breaking news from Knott’s Berry Farm and a great trip report from Sea World. ~Trekkie Dad

Season Passholder Event (Friday March 22nd 6pm)
You better act fast if you want to preview the Peanuts’ Party in the Park show at Knott’s Berry Farm.

Knotts Berry Bloom (March 23rd – April 7th)
spankyourstank has more information about upcoming events at Knott’s Berry Farm.

Sea World San Diego – 3/16/13
clara has a trip report with lots of pictures from Sea World San Diego.



Universal Orlando Resort Cabana Bay – A Game Changer?
Since I live in Orlando, I usually only see area theme park hotels as a drop-in visitor, not a regular Guest. There’s no reason for me to incur the expense of staying overnight. I’ve lived…


Springtime is in bloom at Disneyland with spring break crowds, color and changes
Disneyland kicked off its busy spring break season with the opening of brand new princess meet-and-greets and entertaining stage shows in a charming fairytale village. But how did Fantasy Faire fare in its first week…


Spring has Sprung at Walt Disney World
It’s been two weeks since our last column, and lots of things have changed at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, with progress on the Mine Train and Tangled Toilets at Magic Kingdom, and the Flower…


Walt Disney World Memories – Part 3
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. We think…


Walt Disney World Mysteries Solved
With all of this discussion about the new Fantasy Faire opening at Disneyland, I thought we should take a look at the Fantasy Faire area at the Magic Kingdom. Yep, the area where Ariel’s Grotto used…


Knotts Berry Farm Coasting Towards Three New Additions
There’s quite a bit to share from Knotts Berry Farm today.  We recently spotted the new track pieces being stored behind the park for the upcoming Coast Rider family coaster.  Are the colors what you…

In The Parks: Disneyland Resort Unwrapping All Sorts of Projects
Friday brings the Disneyland Resort edition of In The Parks with the latest happenings at the happiest place on earth.  The newly opened Fantasy Faire is functioning smoothly with little to report in the way…

Indiana Jones Archeology Adventure is Not to be Missed
The mythos of Indiana Jones and his archaeological adventures needs no introduction.  Nearly everyone knows of the three (four if you count Crystal Skull) adventure films in which Indiana Jones scours the world in search…

 
Universal Orlando Resort Springfield Near, Harry Potter Close, Transformers Imminent
More Harry Potter,  more Transformers, more Simpsons, just more!  The Universal Orlando Resort has continued to meet the wild pace of construction with a nearly complete Transformers attraction in the center of their already busy…


Favorite Disney Character Spots
It’s Disney Eve!  Actually, by the time you’re reading this, we’ll be traipsing around Epcot on the first full day of our spring Walt Disney World trip.  We’re taking a pair of newbies along with…


Sam Visits Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives
I realize that the D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit has been running at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for some time now. In fact, the show is due to close on April…


Disneyland Paris Castle: The Most Fairy Tale of Them All?
Disneyland Paris (originally known as Euro Disney Resort and lter Euro Disneyland) is almost 21 years old. The park features a version of Sleeping Beauty’s castle that Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog…

Walt Disney World Unveils Tangled Toilets in Magic Kingdom
We have a Walt Disney World photo update from Denise Preskitt today. The new Tangled-themed area in the Magic Kingdom that she features doesn’t have any rides, but it looks like a nice addition to…


More Flowers & Gardens at Epcot
Epcot looks good all year, but it looks its best during the 75-day run of the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival.


What’s Happening at the Walt Disney Family Museum
Keith shares the info about an upcoming exhibit, Bringing Frankenweenie to Life. Disney producer/director/author Don Hahn takes a break from his work on projects like: Beauty and the BeastThe Lion King, and Maleficent to talk about what went into creating and shooting the 3D stop motion-film Frankenweenie, as well as share a little insight on the history of stop-motion animation.


DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.5 – 1937 Grand Central Air Terminal the Original WDI Creative Campus
Disney Legend Bob Gurr shares what it was like to live in Glendale in 1934 and details the origin of his love for airplanes.


Roger Rabbit and Brother Bear on Disney Blu-ray
Who Framed Roger Rabbit hasn’t been out of the vault in over ten years. The March 12 Blu-ray/DVD combo release by Buena Vista Home Entertainment marks the 25th Anniversary of the release of this classic…


Photos In Wonderland – Themed Design Of Disneyland’s Adventureland
Hello once again, curious friends, and welcome to Photos In Wonderland! As always, we’ll be looking around and exploring an aspect of the theme park experience via photo examples. For me, Adventureland is one of…

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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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