Rainy Days and Disneyland always make me... Smile. Yes the MiceChat Round-Up is back with your concise listing of Disney and theme park news and discussions. This week we have great pics of a rainy Disneyland, Imagineer Alice Davis will be honored with a window on Main Street U.S.A. Look for a new sponsor for the imagination pavillion at Epcot, and find out all about the best value for folks traveling to Orlando. We also give you the latest info from Universal Studios and Knott's Berry Farm and there's also the upcoming Gumball Rally you all need to get ready for! Let's go! ~ CakvalaSC
Behind the Music of Cars Land with some Billy Hill and the Hillbillies SoCalFan brings some good news to our attention. Special music is being recorded for DCA's Radiator Springs, by none other than a few of the Billies! Here a short video from their recording session, give a listen hear! Anyone else thinks this sounds a little like 'Petticoat Junction'.
What's a Gumball Rally? Well, it's the biggest, best and the most exciting Disney fan event in the known universe that anyone can play and win. The Rally is a race to find out who can ride the most attractions at Disneyland in a single day. Sounds great, right? Well, it is even more fun than you can imagine.
Yes, it is harder than it sounds. Yes, it will challenge you physically. But, it's one event that folks of any age can compete in and have a great time in the process. Whether you win or lose, you are always a winner when the race takes place on your favorite rides at your favorite place on earth.
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Some fresh snow has fallen on the Matterhorn, A Radiator Springs sound check, We still miss Country Bear Jamboree, and Alice Davis will receive a special honor! ~ Aladdin
Country Bears. I miss em!
On September 9th, 2001, Disneyland closed both Country Bear Jamboree Theaters. TCadillac loved and still misses the entire environment that was created for this attraction, from the preshow area with the doors for bears' dressing rooms, to the penny presses. Tell us about your favorite part of this attraction!
Join The MiceChat Vancouver To Los Angeles Cruise This September! Our Disney Dream cruise last year was such a hit that we've booked another remarkable voyage at low group rates. Join us September 10th through 16th as we voyage from Vancouver to Los Angeles with a two night stop in San Francisco. We'll even visit the wonderful Walt Disney Family Museum along the way. Don't miss out on this affordable, relaxing, and fun MiceChat adventure!
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LIVE BROADCAST AT RALPH BRENNAN'S JAZZ KITCHEN
As the official venue of choice for MAGIC 24.7, Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney Anaheim will be hosting a live broadcast from the Ralph Brennan Radio Booth in the Jazz Kitchen on August 11, 2012 (exact time of broadcast TBA).
We'll be doing a live cooking demo, featuring our station's own signature drink (Twisted Magic), doing live contests and bringing on special Disney Park guests. We hope you can join us! For the full itinerary, check out our special event website: magic247live.com!
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A lot of talk about Imagination this week, as well as some requests for advice from fellow MiceChatters. See what's up this week! ~yoyoflamingo
New Sponsor for the Imagination Pavilion
Reports are circling that Colorvision has taken over the Imagination pavilion sponsorship now that Kodak has left. If this is just for the Imageworks or more has yet to be seen, but voice your opinions here.
What's a Galloping Goose? Want to participate in Coasting for Kids 2012? And what's going on at Universal Florida's City Walk? These and other threads can be found in Other Theme Parks and Destinations. ~ Trekkie Dad
Kinect Disneyland Adventures Inaccuracies
If you have played Disneyland Adventures on the Xbox you were probably stunned by how accurate the park has been represented. However, wec has taken on the challenge of finding the differences and has started a list. If you have played, what have you found?
3/27: Kevin Yee - When less is not more.
Kevin does a extensive walk through Epcots Flower and Garden fest, the good and the bad.
3/26: No Change for Test Track? Epcot Flowers, Magic Kingdom Fantasyland, Universal Lagoon show, SeaWorld and more
We have a lot of territory to cover this week gang. Epcot had to make a tough decision recently but that has not put too much of a damper on their popular International Flower and Garden Festival. In the meantime Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland and Main Street are both behind construction walls and we quickly sum a few things up for you at that park as well. We next give you the status of the Grand Floridian DVC units and a little bit about the Polynesian. Finally we check on the progress of the Cinematic Spectacular at Universal Orlando and then swim over to SeaWorld for a brief update there too. Let's hop to it!
3/26: Matterhorn makeover and Buena Vista details Spring break crowds continue to hit the Disneyland Resort theme parks as work rages on in both parks as major projects near their summer deadlines. In Disneyland, restoration and remodeling efforts are underway at the Carnation Cafe and the nearby Penny Arcade. At the end of Main Street, more of theMatterhorn's spectacular new paint job continues to be revealed as the attraction gets new ride vehicles and show scene upgrades. In Disney California Adventure, numerous new details continue to emerge as new shade trees are planted along the park's new Buena Vista Street main entrance plaza. Nearby inHollywood Land, the park's nighttime dance party, ElecTRONica, is already starting to wind down with big portions being removed to accommodate the installation of the new Red Car Trolley wires. Meanwhile,Downtown Disney shops and restaurants continue their remodeling and expansion projects as Compass Books and Cafe prepares to close to make way for the new Earl of Sandwich restaurant. We've got all the news, photos and videos to start your week off right with a big Disneyland update!
3/25: An Open Letter to Imagineering – George praises the new Storybook Circus area in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom While it is just the beginning of the Fantasyland expansion project at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, George Taylor of MiceChat's ImagiNERDing, says it's a great start. The new area begins with a series of construction walls and artwork advertising what is to come. It then blossoms into the Storybook Circus area that is deep with detail although not finished yet. This is not to mention the lovely train station with references to Disney history. George thinks that this is a fine start to the new area and wants Imagineering to know! Have you been to the new land? What do you think of it?
3/23: Theme Park Connection Store Tour; Disneyland Paris News; SirClinks vs the LA Marathon Denise Preskitt discovered these harbingers of Spring Break during a recent visit to the Magic Kingdom. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog  is out of the country (which for him is France) but called on his friends in the blogosphere to help with a photo essay on the preparations that are under way for the 20th anniversary celebration at Disneyland Paris. Sir Clinksalot challenged himself by running the LA Marathon last weekend. You'll love seeing the photos of the many familiar Los Angeles landmarks that he ran past during the event.
3/23: Disneyland Goes Over The Rainbow, Inside SeaWorld’s Manta, Knott’s And Uni Updates Today's update is filled with theme park attractions on the way, the Mantas, Transformers and Cars that you are expecting and perhpas some witches and wizards that you weren't!! At Disney California Adventure, Buena Vista Street has appeared suddenly out of the dust and construction walls. After a dizzying few months, the first real signs of faux-Angeles are appearing with impressive results. Meanwhile, Disneyland presses forward on the Matterhorn refurb and Main Street reconfiguration as we hear some very exciting rumors about a possible new land which will have you over the rainbow.
3/22:Pressing Matters Sue finds cool things and fun events you may have missed! She reviews RailFest • Little Pearl • A Night At The Museum • Snow White
• TCM Classic Film Festival • AP Preview • April And The WDFM!
3/22: The Carthay Circle Theatres (plural) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park
The real Carthay Circle Theater was destroyed in 1969. However this obscure piece of Hollywood architecture it was where the beginning of Disney's long history of animated feature films. Although replica is currently being constructed in the new Disney California Adventure there are two tributes to the theater at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Learn about them here.
3/22: The Magical Samland Library Of Disney Dreams Sam Gennawey is a noted author and MiceChat blogger. Generally, he shares a history lesson or examines the urban design behind the Disney parks. Today, he shares three of his favorite books recently added to the Samland library. You'll find that there is a lot of fun to be had waiting in queue, you'll meet the dream builders, and you'll marvel over sunrises at Disney World. There's a little something for everyone today.
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