It’s Christmas in May!  Well, at the Disneyland Resort, it is anyway.  We hear big news from the Anaheim property as a Holiday World of Color is used to mitigate problems that may arise from charging extra for Christmas inside Walt’s original park.  Meanwhile, more rumors swirl around the possible Carsland addition to Disney Hollywood Studios.  Will it include Radiator Springs Racers?  What is coming to Hong Kong Disneyland now that Mystic Manor has opened?  Did you hear that Joss Whedon confirmed that Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch will be in Avengers 2?  It’s all here, along with a collection of the top Disney news and discussions from the past week and a brand new Communicore Weekly.


MiceAge Update: Disneyland Scrooged At Last

With the last few days of the spring off-season slipping away before the summer crowds arrive, the Disneyland Resort is rushing to finalize details for the upcoming 24-hour party to try and prevent the night from devolving into utter chaos and gridlock like the last overnight party did. While summer is about to get started, TDA also has their eye on this winter and beyond as several major entertainment and attraction additions are headed to the two Anaheim parks. In this update we’ll fill you in on what will be under the Christmas tree at DCA this year, what may or may not be announced at D23 Expo in August, and provide you with a full run-down on the logistics and timing for the Monstrous Summer All-Nighter for the 24th and 25th to help you decide if you want to join the fun.


Alice: Three Years Later…
What is to become of this ride, with the upcoming three year anniversary since the ugly tarp-tastic changes were put in place as a “temporary” solution due to safety regulations being enforced on this classic attraction?

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This year’s Monsterous Summer kicks off this weekend, and we already have some of our first news about this year’s Christmas Season.  Then we have a great trip report from whoever.  Also, we have a trip report going back to 1960! ~ Aladdin


05/19/2013 – 05/22/2013… My DLR trip with my 3 girls.
whoever, his wife, and their 3 daughters take a road trip from Phoenix to Disneyland. They get to see Buena Vista Street for the 1st time, and encounter a SMASHING experience in Club 33!

Disneyland pictures from 1960
FREQDUDE came across some family photos taken in Disneyland over 50 years ago, and gives us a glimpse of the past!

Candlelight 2013 Returns to Normal
The Summer Season hasn’t yet official begun and already some news about the Christmas season has already arrived. gpiltz shares what they have learned about this year’s Candlelight Procession!

Napa Rose, Fantasmic! And Fireworks
CassiefRN takes us through a great report from dinner at the Napa Rose to Fantasmic and fireworks!

We serve up some juicy rumors this week, along with a few ideas for Disneyland and Walt Disney World. ~ Trekkie Dad

Candlelight 2013 Returns to Normal
It appears that Disneyland’s Candlelight Processional will only be performed on two nights this year, according to letters going out to choir directors.

Soarin’ Over the Horizon
tofubeast had found a report that claims the Shanghai Disneyland version of Soarin’ will fly over landscapes and Icons from all over the world. This new version may also appear as an update to the current one at California Adventure and Hollywood Studios.

DHS Carsland Update: Opening 2018, No RSR, and more
If Carsland gets the greenlight for Disney Hollywood Studios, there will be quite different from the one at California Adventure, according to a rumor found by Right Ear.

Two Kinds of Rides
RexSaucy puts forth a concept that plans for some rides at Walt Disney World to be constantly updated or replaced, while others remain unchanged classics.

Submarine Show Building For The Little Mermaid ride
xceemora imagines the the Little Mermaid ride installed in the submarine show building at Disneyland and the rest of the lagoon converted to one or two dark rides. What do you think?

DCA Lagoon (WOC)
Another idea from xceemora envisions a much bigger daytime show for the Paradise Pier lagoon at California Adventure.

What about a Twilight Zone Land (Or Twilight Zone Studios as I would call it)?
Robert3377 thinks The Twilight Zone deserves an entire land at Hollywood Studios.

This week brings some more rumors about Walt Disney World’s future, a wonderful photo trip report, and an incident about some very self centered guests. Share in the fun in this week’s Walt Disney World roundup! ~yoyoflamingo


Photo Trip Report
Mickey777 shares some recent pictures from their trip to Walt Disney World. Some wonderful, unique shots in here, so take a look. I especially like the Peoplemover one!

DHS Carsland Update: Opening 2018, no RSR and more
While there are plenty of rumors that surface about Walt Disney World (just ask any bus driver on property), the Carsland expansion for Disney’s Hollywood Studios seems to be gaining a lot of steam. This week’s rumor of the week adds/changes it a little, replacing Radiator Springs Racers with a different family friendly E-Ticket. Read up and chime in here.

Can’t Guests Just Get Along?
Witches of Morva shares an experience on the tram to EPCOT with a guest not waiting for the next tram and the argument that ensues. The more you read, the more your jaw with drop in disbelief. Definitely a must read!

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Monorail Man’s MiceChat “24” Maniacal Hour Madness – Join us on 5/24 for 24 hours!

As you may have heard, Disneyland AND Disney California Adventure will be open for 24 hours on May 24th, from 6am to 6am! Come join Monorail Man for 24-hours of fun at Disneyland with other MiceChatters! We’re upping the game this year by adding a late night Eye Spy with some craptacular prizes!


Gay Days at Disney World MiceChat Meetup – June 1st and 2nd, 2013

Will you be in Orlando June 1st and 2nd? Come join the MiceChat crew for a Walt Disney World Gay Days meetup.  There are meets, events and fun while celebrating Disney style!

NIGHTS OF HORROR MEETS 2013 – Knott’s Scary Farm

Mark your calendars for a spooky good time at Knott’s Scary Farm on Saturday, September 28th!  Let us know if you will be joining us by signing up for our Halloween Haunt list below. We’ll send you an email when more information and tickets are available.

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MiceTrip: Sail Away on the Disney Fantasy with MiceChat 
October 19th – 26th, 2013

Treat yourself to 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 and prepare to sail away with magical memories at sea.


Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Marceline, Midlife Mouse, 1901, and John Hench! TRIP REPORT! — Jeff drove out to California, and along the way, stopped in Marceline, MO, where Walt spent some formidable years of his life! Find out what he saw there in his Trip Report! BOOK OF THE WEEK! — George and Jeff tag team the new fiction book, called Midlife Mouse, in the Book of the Week! FOOD RAPPORT! – Jeff takes a visit to the fancy, members only club 1901 for the Food Rapport! FIVE LEGGED GOAT! — And finally, Captain John Hench is the subject of this weeks Five Legged Goat!


On this episode we have some listener emails, the Orlando and Hollywood news, then a “First Time Visitor” interview and we finish with an interview with the Director of PR for Give Kids The World.

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Check out the awesome podcast we have that covers SeaWorld Orlando. With all the amazing things happening at the parks, there is plenty to hear about.

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V24 Radio & MiceChat takes you live to SeaWorld & Walt Disney World this Friday
V24 Radio and MiceChat will be taking you to SeaWorld this Friday! Tune in all day from 8:45am until 7pm Eastern where MiceChat’s own Eric Davis will be doing live cut-ins all day long from the opening of SeaWorld’s new Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin attraction!
V24 Radio will continue its live broadcast on Friday – with our station’s own Matthew Tice coming to you live from Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Star Wars Weekends! Plus, he’ll attempt a live broadcast from Rock n Rollercoaster – something we’ve never done before! Here’s what you can hear live from Disney on V24 this Friday (all time Eastern):
12:00pm – Behind The Force: Star Wars Voices
1:00pm – Live ride-through on Rock n Rollercoaster
3:30pm – Stars of The Saga

Mystic Point opened in the rain at Hong Kong Disneyland, and we have several new threads covering it. We also have a trip report to Tokyo Disneyland that’s still in the making. ~ Trekkie Dad

Opening Ceremony; Night Time Entertainment next year! NO Expansion for the time being
This thread has a link to a brief video (in Cantonese) of the Mystic Point opening ceremony and announces some nighttime entertainment at Hong Kong Disneyland.

TV Commercial released today : Mystic Manor
HongKongDisneyland brings us an official commercial of the new Mystic Manor at Disneyland in Hong Kong!

Mystic Point opening Ceremony cut short due to Amber Thunderstorm Warning
Sometimes the weather just doesn’t cooperate.

What’s in the pipeline for HKDL?
Apparently quite a lot, as Hong Kong Disneyland doesn’t want to be overshadowed by the opening of Shanghai Disneyland.

A Shopaholic in Tokyo Disney – Trip Report May 18th – 31st 2013
This is about as close to a live trip report as one can get, as cravatfiend has just arrived in Tokyo and will be adding to this report through the end of this month.




Joe’s Belmont Shore Stroll and Savor trip report
annual tradition, Jacob invited us to join him at the Belmont Shore’s Stroll & Savor.

Joe’s Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Reagan Library trip report
is on a roll, this week they took a last minute to visit the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Library just outside Los Angeles

I’m going to Discovery Kingdom this Friday and I’m . . . scared.
Witeldram is going to Discovery Kingdom soon and has some questions, anyone wish to help them out?

Disneyland Prospectus- April 1954
Tofubeast brings us some great “news” from the year 1954, very interesting read!

Swing Dancing Returns To Disneyland
Beginning June 15 the “Jump, Jive, Boogie Swing Party” will return to the Royal Theatre for select nights during the summer.

More Marvel News – RDJ Not The Next Iron Man? Other Film Projects…..
There is a strong possibility of another Iron Man film, but it could be without Robert Downey Jr who hasn’t signed on for another Iron Man film, yet!

Joss Whedon: Quicksilver & Scarlett Witch Will Be In The Avengers 2
Fun news! Joss Whedon Confirms Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch to Appear in ‘Avengers 2′


Star Wars Weekends: What’s all the Hoopla?
Star Wars Weekends are back, and the event feels much like it always does. There has been no major shake-up to the roster of panels, meets, shows, parades, and merchandise tents. For indeed, nothing is…

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.9 – 1943 WWII Middle School Goat Farmer
Goats, farmers, and the Monorail.  Yes, they all have something in common.  Bob Gurr, of course!  Read Bob’s first hand account of how raising animals and bartering during wartime was a way of life.

Opa!, All-Nighters and Magical Maps: Your Guide to a Monstrous Summer Memorial Day Weekend
Disneyland is just about ready to kick off its big summer season with a variety of big events that will draw plenty of guests during the already-popular Memorial Day Weekend. The weekend will kick-off with…

Star Wars Weekends and Magic Kingdom News
Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we take a look at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Star Wars Weekends as well as the Magic Kingdom. Almost 70 photos, so let’s get started! If you’d…

Remembering Disney’s Magic Kingdom Club
I was perusing a 1972 Disney News researching another MiceChat article when I ran across this great ad for Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom Club Family Shopper. When you’re used to seeing the Walt Disney Company taking advantage…

Knotts Berry Farm Prepping for a Bumper Crop of Summer Fun
Knott’s Berry Farm is just about to finish up four major projects for summer 2013.  Three new rides will be added to the back of the park which are aimed at appealing to a broader…

In The Parks: Counting Down to Disneyland Resort’s Monstrous Summer
Disneyland Resort has been busy putting all the finishing touches on the parks in time for a monstrous summer season. The Mickey and the Magic Map show is getting ready to debut in the newly…

Madagascar Live at Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens in Tampa has some amazing new developments coming your way this month. From two great new stage shows, to a visit from Jack Hanna, Busch Gardens is really showing off some fun new…

Park Wise: Best Disney World Pools
The end of the school year is upon our household, and that can only mean one thing…SUMMER!!!  When I think of summer here in the middle of the country, I immediately start sweating.  With temperatures…

Disney 1975: The Year That Wasn’t
In another look at yesterday’s tomorrows, let’s turn the clock back to 1975 and see what Walt Disney Productions (WDP) was up to with regards to their theme parks. Both Walt and Roy were gone…

Disneyland Paris By Air – Part Two
Join us as we sail over the Disneyland Paris Resort from the comfort of our home. In the second part of this two part series, Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog shares more…

Disneyland Paris By Air – Part One
Apple’s latest version of its Maps application allows us to take an aerial trip over Disneyland Paris from the comfort of an easychair. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog shares some tips on…

The Power of Blast!
Before Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular at the Hyperion Theatre, there was The Power of Blast!—an abbreviated version of the high-energy Broadway show Blast!

Coffee with Kurtti: The Art of Walt Disney World
Last time on Coffee with Kurtti, Jeff talked about his book The Art of Disneyland. In this episode, he picks up right where he left off, and talks about a few of the obstacles he…

Midlife Mouse
Jeff and George review Midlife Mouse, a work of fiction that will likely resonate with readers of MiceChat. Read the review and let us know your thoughts, especially if you’ve also read this novel. George:…

Dueling Disney: Best Vacation Destination
This time on Dueling Disney, we thought we’d take a look outside of the theme parks, and cast an eye on the surrounding state. “What’s that?” you cry. “There’s more to a Disney vacation than…

ipm on MiceChat: The Thea Awards Honor the Best Themed Attractions of 2012
This past Saturday, members of the themed entertainment design community met at the Disneyland Hotel to honor their peers for the best themed attractions of last year at the 2013 Thea Awards.  Presented by the Themed…

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