Happy Wednesday and welcome to the weekly MiceChat Round-Up!
This week we finally get our first look at the newly refurbished
Rivers of America at Disneyland. We also get a trip report from
a Disneyland veteran and their first time to Orlando. Too we get
a trip to Big Bear, discussion of Al Lutz's World of Color article
and more. - Fishbulb
Re-opened 5/10. Pics Around the River
Pipeek traveled on the Columbia and has photos
of some of the new sights around the Rivers of America!
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Gumball Rally Reports keep flooding in from last
week, Rivers of America has water flowing again with new sights
and sounds, Mickey Mouse had a new magical sound for a short time
last week, New characters from Toy Story 3 are starting to show
up in DCA, and we even have a partial preview of a new vehicle for
a new Disney attraction !~ Aladdin
GUNballs, Brass Balls, Gumballs and Bats... OH MY!!
Once a year, a mystical journey begins, as the Gumball Guardian
Circarama, transports the fabled machine to
Southern California, seeking to bestow it upon the group of
people, who can best traverse through the various realms of
the Disneyland Resort. Find it's magic here!
be winnin' gumball extravagansa video trip report
toneloc has a fun Gumball Rally Video Trip
Report for us. In less than 4 minutes, you too can feel like
you participated in this event, or relive it all over again!
Stay Awake Don't Close Your Eyes: A Kuzcochik Rally Trip Report
Kuzcochik has the official Pigs in Space Gumball
Rally trip report! See as they venture out, with 15 minutes
of sleep, from the night before!
Gumball Rally mini-report!
Leopardchucks, another notable MiceChat redhead,
brings us her great trip report for the Steamboat Willie Vanillie
Gumball Rally Team!
Resort time lapse
KB1ankenship brings us some interesting time
lapse video from all around the Disneyland Resort. After the
Gumball Rally Race participants had a chance to sit and relax
- this is probably what it looked like to them!
Bats Day - Photo Heavy
Evil Step-Mom brings us her best broad daylight
Bat's Day photos!
RPDigger also has pictures from Bat's Day at
Disneyland, as they prepare to visit some happy haunts!
Rivers of America Thread - Breakdown of River Scenes!!!
The waters of the Rivers of America rose to their normal levels,
and the walls came down last week, revealing some new sights
and sounds around old man river. Vashsky666
has a map from the OC register, showing some of the new features.
And several have added photos! Tell us what you thing about
Talking Mickey Mouse Meet & Greet
Last week, Imagineering was testing a new kind of Mickey Mouse
in Toontown at Disneyland! nonob88 found a
video of Mickey showing off the new magical power!
My First Trip to Club 33
timbabbcomedian enters Club33 in Mission Impossible
style, and takes us on a short video tour!
Story 3's LOTSO joins Pixar Play Parade May 9th
Coheteboy has a picture and video of one of
Pixar's newest characters!
Midway Mania Game! Rex and Trixie's Dino Darts!
Midway Mania will be changing up a couple of its games, as part
of welcoming the new characters from Toy Story 3! The details
First Look at Radiator Springs Racers Vehicles
Disney gives us a partial sneak preview of the new Radiator
Springs Racing vehicles! DL CRAZE found a copy
of the first teaser picture!
Contest: THE RETURN! - Round 3
plagued provides the inspiration for the newest
Photoshop contest, and Wishing you Well on your entry!
Hey there, MiceChatters! Lots going on in the DLR lately…here
are just a few of the rumors and ideas floating around from the
past week! -Demigod
Coaster coming to DCA?
MiceChatter Mr . Gaston heard that California
Adventure could get Crush’s Coaster where ‘Who Wants
To Be A Millionaire’ used to be.
Paradise Garden Terrace (Pizza Omm Mow Mow replacement)
hawk671 has an idea for a redesigned garden plaza
where POMM currently is. Check out the linked sketches, too!
My HalloweenTime Line-Up
From disneylandfan95 comes some ideas on refreshing
the park’s take on Halloween, to include some new suggested
Sorcerer’s Apprentice ride?
Mice Chat member JediPrincess wonders if an attraction
based on the upcoming ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’
movie would fit in.
This week brings us some delicious
eye candy from the Parks! First, a heartwarming Trip report and
then a look at the amazingly gorgeous refurb walls (yes, refurb
walls!) in Fantasyland!~ PEZZ Lightyear
Vet's first trip to WDW as a couple 4/29-5/2
Zeitzeuge and his main squeeze went to WDW recently
and bring back this incredibly terrific Trip Report! With lots
of photos and stories galore, this is one adventure worth sharing!
Murals On Fantasyland Construction Walls
FreakOuter84 Took some lovely photographs of
the newly decorated construction walls around Fantasyland. Check
out these lovely landscapes and hope the attractions they hide
are half as lovely!
Paris Trip Countdown
Planning a trip to the Disneyland Resort Paris? Check out this
handy thread and see if any MiceChatters are going to be there
at the same time!
One-Day Plan of Attack for Tokyo DisneySea?
fayt19 has a family member visiting Tokyo in
a few weeks. But they only have one day to visit the parks. What
tips do you have for a 1-day trip to Tokyo DisneySea?
Disney Resort Trip Countdown
Planning to visit the Tokyo Parks? Check this thread and join
the excitement as others plan their upcoming trips!
when is they gonna' Start Buildin' Somethin'?
Witches of Morva asks when construction for the
upcoming Hong Kong Disneyland expansion projects will start. We've
seen the plans and we're all pretty excited.
Summer is just around the corner, or so they say. The layer of
snow on my front lawn begs to differ! Let's see what's up this week
West Photos in Big Bear California
techskip and his family took a trip up to Big
Bear, California and had fun getting suited up in some Old West
clothing for some family photos.
San Diego Zoo and wildlife park
Are you familiar with the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park?
If so, log in and give twingirlsmom some advice
on if the parks are full day trips or not.
Cave at Six Flags Over Texas
Victoria is reminiscing about a long gone ride
at Six Flags Over Texas and even found a YouTube video of it to
share with us. Make sure you post your thoughts and memories if
you have them!
asks..."Has anyone else read this book? I'm currently about
halfway through it. Pretty interesting so far. Figured, this being
a site about Disney Theme parks, somebody here must have read
Homage in IRON MAN 2
Iron Man two just came out and the Disney influence is strong
in this one.
Al Lutz - World of Iger
Al is back this week with another incredible, information-packed
article concerning the latest on the World of Color, the river
refurb, HalloweenTime 2010, and parking challenges facing the
resort. Be sure to read this article and join the discussion already
Sue Kruse - Pressing Matters
Sue's topics this week include Alice and her Wild West Show ,
a donut summit, mathletes, donor alignment, chocolates, handbags,
In The Parks
Disneyland's River Returns, Talking Mickey, Making Mother Happy,
Werner Weiss - Island Mouse
Werner has new construction photos of “The Aulani, A Disney
Resort & Spa in Ko Olina” this week. Don't miss them!
This week's outstanding collection of photos features the New
Generation Festival at Disneyland Paris, The Cellar Restaurant
and a Florida Road Trip.
Andy Castro - Dateline Disneyland
Rivers reopened, Swingin' Symphony, Creating Carsland, D23 remembers
Roy, and more!