Disney News Round Up: Walt’s Apartment, Starcade Conjecture and Disney Deals

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Published on August 15, 2012 at 12:25 am with 1 Comment

Love Disney news, rumors and gossip? So do we! This week’s Disney Round Up is packed with fun stuff for you. What should be done with the Starcade at Disneyland?  Are traces of Walt Disney World’s past still visible today?  Would you like a chance to visit Walt’s original apartment above the fire station?  We also bring you major bargains on your favorite Disney books, the latest Communicore Weekly and news from Cedar Point about the new Gatekeeper coaster.

It’s the MiceChat, End of Summer Book Sale!
We have just a few copies left of your favorite releases from this year, at some great prices.  If you haven’t picked up your Disneyland Paris: From Sketch to Reality book, now is the time!  Take a magic journey with the new game book from Hidden Mickey Adventures!  See how Bob Gurr designed “Just for Fun!”  Supplies are limited and this sale will will only last until the end of the season.


Walt Disney Family Museum MiceChat Event September 14th
Join the MiceChatters at the Walt Disney Family Museum on the morning of September 14th for just $14.99 per person. We’ll tour the museum, pay tribute the the great Walt Disney, and then adjourn for lunch with a view at a restaurant on the beautiful Presidio. There is also a special upgrade for to add on a 3 hour San Francisco bus tour (just 4 spots remain on the bus tour). Don’t miss out. We don’t make it to the Bay Area very often, but when we do, we make it special

 


CONGRATULATIONS TO ROSEANN PEREZ

Our friends at Sanders Art Studios have awarded Roseann with a very special Disney art piece (valued at $650). The Disney in stone collection creates beautiful works of art out of solid stone. Thank you to the hundreds of you who entered. We’ll have a new contest for you soon!

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One of Disneyland’s most exclusive places will become a part of one of the Disneyland tours. Then tell us what unusual real animals have you have seen in Disneyland ~ Aladdin 

RegionsBeyond brings us some of the best photos he’s taken in DCA over the past eleven years!
 
Grin Without a Cat asks about the real wildlife that have been seen in Disneyland. What creatures of the non-audio animatronic kind have you see at the Disneyland Resort?

The New ‘Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps’: Including Walt’s Apartment
Disney has announced starting September 9th that the Walk in Walt’s Footstep tour will be changing to Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footstep tour and will now include a peak into Walt’s Apartment. What do you think of this change? Good or Bad?


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MiceChat Fall Cruise
September 10th through 16th (Vancouver to Los Angeles aboard the Disney Magic) including an epic event at the Walt Disney Family Museum AND a Napa and Sonoma winery tour (with a Disney twist of course). We are nearly sold out and have just 6 discounted cabins still available. Contact us today!

The Wine Country Disney Tour – NOW SOLD OUT
Our Napa and Sonoma tour of Disney and related sites has just sold out. Thank you to everyone for your interest. If you’d like to add your name to the waiting list for this event, please contact [email protected] The event is a leisurely all day tour through Wine Country with stops along the way that include the Pollyanna House, the Lasetter Family Winery, and DIane Disney Miller’s Silverado Winery.

COMMUNICORE WEEKLY EPCOT EVENT – NOW SOLD OUT - JOIN US FOR A FREE SCAVENGER HUNT INSTEAD!

Our Epcot 30th anniversary event may have SOLD OUT, but we’ve still got a great way for you to celebrate this big occasion. Disney World expert, noted author and MiceAge man about town, Kevin Yee, will be holding a FREE scavenger hunt before the Communicore Weekly live event. And we invite all of you (and your friends and family) to come join us. So save the afternoon of September 29th for us and we’ll have more information for your shortly about this great way to celebrate Epcot’s 30th anniversary! If you’d like to add your name to the waiting list for the Epcot 30th anniversary event please contact [email protected]

If you have a question about any of these events, please email [email protected]


Welcome back!  Hope you are staying cool as it looks like the real summertime in Southern California has made its appearance! Hope it cools back off soon. Post your ideas, rumors and thoughts and remember…you just might make it to the weekly Round-Up!  -Demigod-

What to do with the Starcade…
MiceChatter Bronco21 has an idea what to replace the aging Starcade with.

Fantasyland needs Beauty & the Beast!
mainejeff feels that a certain movie isn’t represented well in Disneyland.

My Idea For Part Of Tomorrowland
MiceChat member Mtdizzle94 shares a couple of ideas for improving Tomorrowland.

An Expansion of the Disneyland Resort (HUGE)
MiceChatter MANEATINGWREATH has some thoughts about expanding Disneyland in this thoughtfully detailed post.  It’s a good read – check it out!

Walt Disney World

This week takes us into new Fantasyland – literally – with a fantastic video and some sneak peeks, some hopefully good news regarding a recent Walt Disney World promotion, and some secret traces of Walt Disney World past in plain sight. Take a look and see what’s happening in the Walt Disney World forum this week! ~yoyoflamingo

Old/Abandoned Traces of WDW
Are there any pieces of Walt Disney World’s past still lingering? Share your finds and discover new ones in this thread!

New video of Lumiere and new detailed Be Our Guest and inside TLM
flynnibus shares a video that takes a much deeper look into Walt Disney World’s new Fantasyland than anything we’ve seen so far. If you haven’t seen this yet, then you simply must take a look!

Kathy Mangum has new post at WDW: something new on the horizon?
Kathy Mangum – one of the Imagineers behind Carsland at DCA – has recently been promoted to overseeing all Walt Disney World projects. After her praiseworthy performance on Carsland, could this be a good thing for Walt Disney World, even a hint at big things coming? Share your theories here.

COMMUNICORE WEEKLY
Communicore Weekly brings you to the wilds of Bay Lake as Jeff and George visit the now abandoned Discovery Island. George reviews Disneyland: Then, Now, and Forever in his Book of the Week, and finally, find out why a Raven follows you in the Haunted Mansion and not a Five Legged Goat! All this, plus a discussion about some big news which could transform the Disney World resort.



Join us for lots of Disney magic on: magic247live.com!

PODCAST UPDATE
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Ratatouille : E-ticket ride and restaurant (opening 2014)
Fultimate provides us with a link that contains a picture of the new Ratatouille facade in DLP. But the lively conversation going on seems to be more focused on the rides use of projection technology over Audio Animatronics. Do you think the attraction should have any AA’s? Come join in on the conversation!

Poster Art of Tokyo Disney Resort
Due to an upcoming release of a book containing attraction posters from Disney park themed attractions, Prometheus has gone ahead and posted some of the best Tokyo Disneyland attraction posters that they think are well deserving of being included in the lineup. Come check out some of Tokyo Disneyland’s best attraction posters!

Goofy’s Paint and Play House sneak previews!
A new attraction named Goofy’s Paint and Play House has been opened for sneak previews at Tokyo Disneyland. Has anyone been lucky enough to experience this new attraction before it opens to the public? Video has been posted in this thread documenting what you can expect when it officially opens.

Is Disney becoming a symbol of out of control corporate greed?
Controversial topic started by Wild Ol’Dan about corporate profit margins and what it all entails.

Calico Ghost Town, Bedrock City, Route 66 misc, Arizona and the Grand Canyon
RegionsBeyond takes a trip down Calico Ghost Town, formerly owned and refurbished by Walter Knott, and then given to the county of San Bernadino.

New for 2013 at Cedar Point – Gatekeeper
sir clinksalot reports a new entrance and roller coaster design for Cedar Point, called… Gatekeeper

Skip the commercials, we cancel shows…
Do you still watch commercials? Jayce has brought up a unique question, is this business model outdated and TV needs to adapt ?

Knott’s Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd
Knott’s announces the closure of this often debated flume drop ride.  September third will see the end of Perilous Plunge and the plans for the large area have yet to be announced.  Will you miss this thing?  Are you anxious to see it go?  Let us know here.


 


Cars Land – Kevin Yee’s Road Trip
Cars land has been open for weeks now, and it’s a fair bet that many locals in Southern California have had a peek. Or, at least, they’ve been reading a number of reviews about the place. I finally got a chance to make my own road trip down Route 66 in late July.


Al Lutz – A Tale of Two Parks, Disneyland Update.

Disneyland Resort heads into the Dog Days of summer working under a radically changed set of operating philosophies, with the success of Cars Land and the re-launched DCA turning on its head a decade worth of assumptions how visitors to the resort will use the property. In this update we’ll fill you in on exactly what is going on with overall resort.


Dateline Walt Disney World

Hello, and welcome to This week, we have a HUGE update along with some other news items from both the and . Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!! I’ve been asked by a few folks to…


Dateline Disneyland

Construction ramped up at Disneyland‘s new Fantasy Faire princess meet-and-greet village next to Sleeping Beauty Castle last week. A crane and steel framework now peeks over construction walls next to the Castle as a new…


From the Mouth of the Mouse
Today, we talk to Tabitha, who was one of the very first Cast Members I befriended during my last visit to the park. Tabitha works at The Haunted Mansion, and very much loves her job.…


Imaginerding

Over the years, various corporate sponsors have come and gone. Kodak was an official sponsor of Disneyland until GAF took over in the 1970s with the opening of Walt Disney World. Eventually, Polaroid moved in…


In the Parks

The August heat has caught up with SeaWorld San Diego. But we’ve found a few ways to beat the heat. And while we’re at it, we’ll show you a few little bits of news from…


Orlando Parkhopper

We have two bits of fun news for you today from SeaWorld Orlando. Actually, we have one tiny (but very cute) game the trainers are playing with the Dolphin and a very exciting look at…


ParkWise

Breaking up your Walt Disney World vacation into more than one reservation can save you money (by staying at least part of your trip at a less expensive resort) and satisfy your curiosity about other resorts…


Samland
The Disneyland tenth anniversary, what the Park called the “Tencennial,” was a high watermark. Walt Disney was certainly proud of his Park and he was filled with confidence after the success of the World’s Fair…


World of Color Lights Up Honeymoon
We have traveled from one side of the U.S. to the other, following Rya86n around on his dream honeymoon. As their spectacular trip draws to a close, the World of Color show in Disney California…

Disneyana Fan Club Gathers for 2012 Convention
MiceChat’s Scarlett Stahl gets to do a lot of amazing things and meet some of the most incredible people. Today, she takes it up a notch. Warning Disney fans, you are about to be green…


Yesterland – The Walt Disney Family Museum
Around six months ago, I wrote about my first visit to The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. The gist of that article was that it’s a wonderful museum, and you really should go there. Today I’ll explain how, with a little extra planning, you can make the most of your visit.


The 626
Horizons was a much beloved attraction at EPCOT during the 1980s and 90s. Though it opened a year after the Park did, it was hailed as the pinnacle of EPCOT attractions, showcasing just the right…


This Animatronic Life
This time around, we have a celebration of legendary Imagineer, Bob Gurr, and his association with Garner Holt Productions. It’s a story so good, you’ll want to read it twice.


Top Ten Ways To Enjoy An Evening In Disneyland
Disneyland is better at night. This isn’t my opinion–it’s an unassailable truth. (Okay, it is my opinion…but it should be a fact!) I am a firm believer that a big part of the appeal 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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  1. Congratulations to Roseann on winning that Disney in Stone piece! Enjoy!!!

    Great Round Up today. Lots of fun stuff.

    Loved RegionsBeyond’s photo thread on DCA.