MiceChat Disney News Round Up: Winds, Heat and Refurbs oh my!

Written by Anthony Hays. Posted in Disney News, MiceChat Round Up

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Published on May 07, 2014 at 12:01 am with 1 Comment

A splashy new water show is on the way to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World.  A Trader Sam’s style tiki bar is coming to the Polynesian. Communitour and the Gumball Rally reports are being posted.  Yes it’s all here in the MiceChat Round of of Disney and theme park news and information.  Who is your favorite band at Tomorrowland Terrace in DIsneyland?  Would you like to go inside Walt’s Apartment?  You can read about one person and their journey inside here.  We also have news from Tokyo Disneyland, Shanghai, and much more.  All of this is here, waiting for you along with the latest articles and  brand new podcasts from the MicePod.

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Splashy Walt Disney World Future Projects Announced
Last week, Disney released plans for several upcoming attractions at Walt Disney World which were previously shrouded in the mists of rumor: Rivers of Light water fountain show at DAK, Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Polynesian, and Harambe Nights in DAK’s Africa. Any addition to Walt Disney World is a good thing. But is it what you want to hear?

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Michael-Leon Wooley Invites you to Triple Threat
Last year, we invited you to a live Disney concert by Michael-Leon Wooley and friends in LA. It was an amazing evening of Disney song featuring some of Broadways brightest upcoming stars. The event was a huge success and completely sold out. Michael-Leon, the Voice of Louis the Alligator in the Disney Animated Movie THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, has been asked repeatedly to do the show again. Not only is he repeating the event, He’s taking it to a whole new level.

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Our latest podcast is literally a walk in the park. Doug, David and Dusty wander Disneyland’s historic trails and byways and share lots of fun info and stories along the way. We also chat with some MicePod listeners about their experiences in the park. Then we teleport back to the MicePod studios to discuss the ride count at Disneyland Resort versus Walt Disney World. Which resort wins? It’s a fun and lively show which will leave you wanting to book a trip to the parks. Take a listen to our most rapidly downloaded show ever.

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Some of the Gumball Rally Trip Reports are beginning to come in, we get a couple special Disneyland Tours this week, and we want to know your favorite Tomorrowland Terrace band ~ Aladdin

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CommuniTOUR AS IT HAPPENS + Gumball Rally 2014 (4/27 – 5/4)
bookwyrm has a special trip report on an Adventures by Disney Tour, that includes some special places in the Disneyland Resort, and a tour of the Disney Studios in Burbank!

Favorite Tomorrowland Terrace Band?
TFN5459 asks what band you like most at the Tomorrowland Terrace. Tell us which you consider most entertaining.

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Joe’s tour of Walt Disney’s Apartment above the Main Street Firehouse
mre200200 takes us to one of the most intriguing places, in all of Disneyland!

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This week we have some ride through videos of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, new offerings around the resort and a great tribute video. ~DLandFansAZ

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Seven Dwarfs Ride Through
Here are some POV ride through of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride opening later this month.

New Entertainment for Animal Kingdom and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto Upgrade
pizzawanabe shares info for new entertainment at the Animal Kingdom along with the Polynesian Village Resort.

25 Years of Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Mark reminds us that Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been around for 25 years and wants everyone to share their memories.

New CLIFFLIX video: ‘A Tribute to Celebrate the Magic’ (Frozen version)
CLIFFLIX brings a tribute video of Celebrate the Magic.

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More details about Star Wars Land
We’ve heard about plans for additional Star Wars attractions for Disneyland before, but this rumor found by Lakerfan3224 may find them somewhere else in the Anaheim resort.

Anna/Elsa Pre-Parade
Because of the popularity of the Frozen characters, cruise think a pre-parade featuring the princesses may be in the works for Disneyland.

Free dining Aug-Sept 2014
The Steven got word of a memo that suggests that the free dining plan may return to Walt Disney World resort this summer.

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This week we look at what the OLC investment in Tokyo might mean, take a shopping tour in Shibuya and then ponder what is next for Paris. ~DLandFansAZ

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Tokyo Disneyland
Our regular TimmyTimmyTimmy shares some fantastic short videos from across the pond at Tokyo Disneyland.

Vacation Package
ebiten has found and shared to all of MiceChat that Tokyo is now advertising vacation packages.

More investment in Shanghai Disneyland
OC2Epcot brings us news directly from Shanghai about more investments to the park.

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MiceChat Podcast 16 – The Disney Dudes Take a Walk in the Park
the MiceChat crew takes a field trip to Disneyland and brings you with them. As we walk through Frontierland, New Orleans Square and Critter Country, we chat about what’s new, what’s coming, history, trivia and more. Then we transport back to the MiceChat Studios to examine the question, which Disney resort has the most rides . . . Disneyland Resort with its two parks or the Walt Disney World Resort with four parks? You might be very surprised by the answer.

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Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we are LIVE every day of the CommuniTour! We recorded every day on the CommuniTour! Join us as we talk about each day and all the fun things we did! We’re joined by Cadets that were on the tour with us for every segment, as they help us explain what a blast we had. Thanks to everyone who joined us! And we’re sorry that this episode is sooooo long. But hopefully you’ll enjoy listening to it as much as we had fun recording it!

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Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 16 – Michelles Mad Tea Party

Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download. Joining us in the Mouses Head this week is Michelle from the Disney Dream Girls and quietly in the background, Craig who is nursing the Liverpool loss to Chelsea. Paul D is drinking Batemans Dark Lord, Nick is on Carling Cherry Cider, Paul B is on Brahma, Cervejo Do Brasil, Craig has a glass of water and Michelle has a cup of tea made from a tea bag brought back from California.

 

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #89 – News, Rumours and Hollywood VIP TourOn this episode we bring you another listener Butterbeer preference, the Universal news and rumours and then invite listener Chris Moore on to the show to talk about his experience of the V.I.P Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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SeaWorld Podcast – 2014 Summer Preview of new attractions rides and shows
We are back with another SeaWorld Podcast! Eric, Mike and Erin talk about all the new attactions opening at SeaWorld Parks this summer! We travel to Aquatica Orlando and talk about Ihu’s Breakway Falls, and the new vests Killer Whale Trainers get to wear!

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Window to the Magic Enjoy the sounds of the park on our weekly journeys into the wonderful world of the Disney sound experience!

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The Season Pass: #266 – The Jim Seay Interview! Season Pass Podcast brings you the final report from the IAAPA Expo 2013 floor—President of Premier Rides, Jim Seay. Jim shares his beginnings in the industry, how Premier Rides came to be, and how they have become one of the most innovative and most successful companies in the theme park world.

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Mousetalgia Episode 288: Marc Davis, Wondercon, Frozen The talent and legacy of Disney Legend Marc Davis is on display in this week’s episode of Mousetalgia. In honor of the upcoming exhibit titled “Leading Ladies and Femme Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis” at the Walt Disney Family Museum, Mousetalgia welcomes Imagineer Chris Merritt to the show to talk about the influence Marc Davis had on his own career, and the incredible talent that Davis displayed throughout his career working as Disney animator and Imagineer.

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DoomBuggies Spook Show # 8: Knight tales and the Corridor of Doors
Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion briefly used live characters to portray a knight inside of a suit of armor inside of its dank halls in the 1980s, and in this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show we learn more about the experiences and challenges that these actors faced in bringing some true scares into the Haunted Mansion. We’ll also take a tour of the Corridor of Doors inside of the Haunted Mansion, and learn some behind-the-scenes information about this brief yet surprisingly integral scene in the attraction.

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High temperatures hit as crowds maneuver closures at DisneylandStrong winds and high temperatures hit the parks over the last week as guests continued to maneuver the on-going construction and refurbishment projects around the parks.

ImagiNERDing Reviews the Nerdtacular MiceChat Gumball Rally
Since I was in Southern California for the amazing CommuniTOUR, I stayed few extra days to help out with the MiceChat Gumball Rally.

The Sweep Spot: Jungle Cruising
In this episode we talk with former Disneyland Jungle Cruise skipper. His name is Kyle and he also has a podcast called: Tales From the Jungle Crews.

Disneyland History Through Postcards: Anaheim Motels
We have some Disneyland-related postcards for you this week, but this time there’s a twist. What follows are images of postcards from the Anaheim motels that surrounded Disneyland (not yet the Disneyland Resort).

Michael-Leon Wooley Invites you to Triple Threat
Last year, we invited you to a live Disney concert by Michael-Leon Wooley and friends in LA. It was an amazing evening of Disney song featuring some of Broadways brightest upcoming stars.

May The 4th Be With Your – Star Tours: The Adventure Continues
In honor of Star Wars day, the Season Pass Podcast looks into the creation of Star Tours: The Adventure Continues.

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The NEW Disney Magic Fully Reviewed
My name is Jason Leppert, and I’ve been an avid reader of MiceChat for years. As a professional cruise travel journalist and unabashed Disney fanboy, I’m thrilled to now be contributing to my favorite go-to Disney website!

The Art of The Wind Rises by Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli (jee-bli) have created some of our favorite animated films here at the Disney Review, if not the favorite films period.

A Blustery Week at the Disneyland Resort
Winds in the east, mist coming in. Like somethin’ is brewin’ and bout to begin. Can’t put me finger on what lies in store, but I fear what’s to happen all happened before.

Cars, East and West
Yesterland usually looks at things that are gone, but not today. This photo essay looks at how some of the same landmarks of Radiator Springs are represented at the delightful Cars.

Reopening Date for the Historic Calico Mine Ride Announced by Knotts
Knott’s has just announced Saturday June 14th as the reopening of the completely refurbished Calico Mine Train and revitalized Camp Snoopy.

Your Guide to Getting in the Disney Parks Faster
Ok, so you’ve been planning for months. The day has finally arrived. You’ve risen and shone, inhaled your breakfast, and now you’re ready to hit the park!

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.29: Parallel Genius – Walt Disney and Kelly Johnson
Today’s Wheel of Years stopped at 2014, so here we go. While folding newspapers for my Studio City California Hollywood Citizens-News paper route in 1944, a screaming roar approached me. A jet plane.

Dateline Disney World – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Gets Ready To Roll
construction walls were removed from around the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, so we are headed to the Magic Kingdom to bring you the photos. Plus, Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!

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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. Awesome Round Up as always! Love! Couldn’t help but notice though that you used our shot of Main Street at the top (yay yellow flowers). For more pics from our April trip checkout: http://2missmouses.com/2014/04/17/trip-report-april-2014/