|Round ’em up and roll ’em out! MiceChat’s weekly collection of Disney and theme park news and info is back with a jam packed update. The big news this week is the announcement of the MiceChat Walt Disney World Invasion featuring a WDW Gumball Rally we are calling the “Monorail Rally,” Epcot Food and Wine Festival Sip and Nibble, Halloween events and more. Next up we travel back in time to the year 2011 and see what Disney California Adventure looked like back in the olden days. There is also the requsite discussion about what will be coming to Shanghai Disneyland. Will the park get a new version of Fantasmic or something altogether new? We bring you all of these interesting topics plus a brand new MiceChat Podcast, a new SeasonPass Podcast, and everything from the MicePod Podcasting Network and MiceTube video channel.||
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Summer 2014 is in full swing and theme parks all across the country are fighting for your business. This month’s show is your guide to the best of what theme parks have to offer you this year. From Disney to Universal, SeaWorld to Knott’s Berry Farm and all points in between. Slap on some sunscreen and press play to hear our thoughts on where you should spend your hard earned vacation dollars this summer. This one is not to be missed!
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We have 2,500 mile Disneyland Roadtrip Report this week. Regions Beyond shares some of their unique Disneyland photos, and we also go back nearly 20 years ago, to a time when Disneyland added its last new E-Ticket attraction! ~ Aladdin
My 7th most challenging trip to Disneyland 7/19-7/22
Sorcerers Apprentice and family Drive from Seattle to Disneyland and tell us all about their travels. They also include a few photos of their road trip! Would they take another 2,500 mile Disneyland road trip? Find out here!
2011 Disneyland/DCA photography: from my back catalogue.
RegionsBeyond brings out some of their more interesting photos of the Disneyland Resort from 2011!
Disneyland: 20 Years Ago, It was exciting but also the beginning of a long pause
DL CRAZE reminds us of the last new major attraction added to Disneyland was Indiana Jones, nearly 20 years ago! What were some of your favorite times at Disneyland before they put a halt to new major attractions in Walt’s original park?
As you sit around the dining room table tonight, trying to figure out your end of summer plans, we have an idea for you. If you love Disney theme parks, movies, television shows, music and more, you are not going to want to miss D23’s Fanniversary Celebration. D23 is taking their new, interactive show on the road and they may be coming soon to a city near you. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
Nostalgia takes over in this week’s Walt Disney World section, two videos restored from the 1970s and they look fantastic! ~ DLandFansAZ
Marvel Universe Live could replace Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular?
PlutoHasFleas came across a video of Marvel Universe Line in Tampa and is hoping that this show could use the Indiana Jones venue.
2nd Pirates of the Caribbean Accident
Another accident has been reported on Pirates of the Caribbean, this time involving a 12 year old boy.
This week we have a couple ideas for Disneyland from our armchair imagineers and some speculation about Shanghai ~ Trekkie Dad
Some re-dressing ideas for New Orleans and the Club 33 expansion
In her first MiceChat post, cassidyleephillips submits sketches for Disneyland’s New Orleans Square.
Planes 3D Simulator Ride For Cars Land – Disney Should Propel It Forward
Ride Warrior wants your opinion in a poll: Should Disney create a Planes simulator ride for Cars Land?
Shanghai Disneyland to get Fantasmic? or something new?
SRGFernandez speculates about what show will open in front of Shanghai Disneyland’s Enchanted Storybook Castle.
Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Review
LesBesTes brings us a great review of the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
Sinbads Seven Voyage.
Is Sinbads Seven Voyage at DisneySea underrated? MyDisneySide94 thinks it is a great original ride, so what is your take?
Awesome Disney cosplay at ACG fair 2014
iluvHKDL brings us some Disney cosplay at the Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong.
Shanghai Disneyland to get Fantasmic? or something new?
SRGFernandez was going through the Enchanted Storybook Castle and noticed that is has all the necessities of a nighttime spectacular. Could if be Fantasmic?
Very interesting article!
DLRPbigfan shares with us an article on how big the Disney Theme Park industry extends.
Joe’s visit to the 2014 World Series of Beach Volleyball in Long Beach
Joe Flowers (mre200200) seems to have a knack for finding events in southern California. Check out pictures he took from this one.
1983 Camp Snoopy Commercial
explodingboy found this short video on Knott’s Berry Farm’s Facebook page.
Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about the Future of Epcot, Seen Un-Seen Disneyland, Dueling Disney, and Tres Caballeros! DISNEY HISTORY! – Jeff and George look at Epcot’s past and future in this week’s Disney History! BOOK OF THE WEEK! – George and Jeff see what they can see…but not really see with Seen, Un-Seen Disneyland: What You See at Disneyland, but Never Really See for the Book of the Week! DUELING DISNEY! – Jeff and Keith do a live Dueling Disney, with the help of loyal Cadets Benjamin and Mason! FIVE LEGGED GOAT! – And finally, Atwater Ink and Paint has Tres Caballeros in this weeks Five Legged Goat!
SeaWorld Podcast 27 – 4th of July at SeaWorld – Chris Bellows talks Belugas and more
The SeaWorld Podcast team is back with a brand new episode where we talk you to Seaworld Orlando where SeaWorld John talks about the amazing 4th of July Celebration that SeaWorld Orlando put on. Then SeaWorld Mike talks about what it was like taking his girls on Antarctica for the first time. He also brings us a brand new SeaWorld Conservation Fund Spotlight.
Window to the Magic
Enjoy the sounds of the park on our weekly journeys into the wonderful world of the Disney sound experience!
Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #101 – News, Rumors and Dead Man’s Die-Gest
We talk Hollywood Tram Tour turning 50, the Wizarding World opening in Japan, more on Hotdog Hall of Fame and Breadbox, then in the Rumors we talk Hotel number 5, Star Trek and more. Beyond that we draw a prize winner and then stay tuned after the outro for the first of this years Dead Man’s Die-Gest’s, in which we discuss all the Halloween Horror Nights stuff that has been announced so far and more.
The SeasonPass Podcast looks deep into the newest convention to hit Los Angeles, Scare LA! Doug Barnes and Robert Coker sit with the creators of the Scare LA Halloween Convention, Lora Ivanova & David Markland, along with ThemeParkAdventure.com’s Rick West & Johanna Atilano, to discuss their passions for Halloween, the origins of Scare LA, and what to expect for the 2014 convention, happening on August 9th & 10th! Robert, Rick and Johanna also will take the audience back to the first ever Scare LA convention (August 2013) and share some of the great tricks and treats that are offered during the event.
The Disney Avenue Podcast is honored and thrilled to join the MiceChat family. The podcast is brand new and will feature intriguing insights, interviews and opinions with top Imagineers and other popular figures in the Disney stratosphere on a monthly basis.
Mousetalgia Episode 301: David Koenig; Journey Into Imagination
David Koenig offers a look behind the scenes at the process of writing the best “behind the scenes” Disney parks books! From surprising anecdotes to the massive undertaking of documenting Walt Disney World’s history, Koenig discusses his various books and his opinions about successful attractions, cast member secrets, and the art of bringing fantasy to life. Koenig talks about Universal’s impact on the Disney parks, dealing with Disney’s legal arm, and how pulling back the curtain on Disney park operations can make fans love the parks even more.
Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 22 – An Exhibition of Soapdishlessness.
Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download. Nick has some taxi problems getting to the Mouses Head today, so it is just the Pauls. We drink some beer and talk some news as usual In the company of Seth Kubersky All neat and pretty, then on with the show. We would really appreciate it if you would head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show and leave us a review.
The Sweet Spot: In this Episode we welcome former Disneyland cast member Vern Hoiland. Vern was hired into Disneyland in 1969 and retired in 2006. Vern saw a lot fo changes over the years from managment, park changes, his own changes in roles, and much more. This is a great interview if you want to learn about how it was working in Disneyland as far back as 1969. Plus, we’ll look at the latest in the Disneyland Resort news with Tommy. Enjoy and please visit our new website www.thesweepspot.com
The Arrow Development Story Part 4 – Inevitable
There is an old saying that hindsight is 20/20, but when it comes to the rise and fall of companies, the view isn’t always so clear. Organizations are led by people and understanding their goals and motivations isn’t always easy.
An In-depth Look at Ratatouille Land
Here’s a new Disneyland Paris update thanks to Max, D&M contributor and DLPWelcome webmaster. This time we’ll have a look at the area surrounding the new Ratatouille attraction. You’ll see plenty of new theming that you’ve not seen before!
- Disneyland Updates: Frontierland Fumble and Recovery
- Ride and Slide into Knotts Berry Farm
- Snow White’s Scary Adventures
- Disney Princess Power
- Entire Disney Cruise Line Fleet Will Celebrate Halloween on the High Seas in 2014
- Dateline Disney World: Harambe Theatre and Animal Kingdom Photos
- Bob’s True-Life Adventures No.8 – 2014 Florence and Rome
MiceEars Crew: Aladdin, Yoyoflamingo, Trekkie Dad, DLandFansAZ, RegionsBeyond, Fishbulb & Dustysage.