Welcome to the one and only MiceChat Round-Up, your weekly summary of Disney and theme park news and discussions. This week a lucky MiceChatter got into Disneyland's Club 33, while some are already talking about how to improve HalloweenTime. Meanwhile, others discuss what could improve Disney Hollywood Studios in Florida and we take a look at Oriental Land's relief efforts in Japan. We have plenty from MiceAge as well. Let's get to it. - CakalaSC
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Q. OK they have just raised the ticket prices for both parks here in Anaheim, and the quality of California Adventure is on the rise. Are they going to give the DCA park schedule a bump to 8 to 12 just like Disneyland? I think prices are a little steep for fewer hours of operation. - Brian
A. My educated guess is that we'll probably see a longer DCA operating day on a regular basis once Cars Land opens. They are still adding to the mix of attractions and entertainment, along with dining and shopping venues that when properly balanced help keep visitors busy and spending into the night. - Al
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That past couple of weeks we were flying high with the opening of Ariel, Star Tours, and a brand new parade for Disneyland, but this week, reality set in with an admission price increase. Then take a look at what happens when a Jungle animal asks for a lift! ~ Aladdin
Lunch and dinner Club 33 trip report
From Space Jesus, we get a look behind that mysterious pale green door with the number 33, in New Orleans Square!
My friend and I visited Disneyland recently
huckfinn5891 produced and premieres this video of his most recent excursion to the Disneyland Resort.
Re: Ticket Price Increases Effective June 12th
Despite a still sluggish economy and excessive gas prices, Disney still thought it was a good time to take advantage of the summer crowds by increasing prices. The details are here!
Dumbo Is Not Only The Flying Elephant At Disneyland
The Disney Ninja found this video of Disneyland's own version of Operation Dumbo Drop!
Welcome back, everyone! There’s been a lot going on the past week or so. Should Splash Mountain mimic USH’s Jurassic Park? How about an idea for some changes to A Bug’s Land? Please keep posting your rumors and ideas as you never know…they might just make next week’s Round-up! -Demigod-
Splash Mountain……Jurassic Park???
Disney1997 thinks a remodeling of Splash Mountain to flow more like USH’s Jurassic Park ride would be a good idea.
Getting a jumpstart on October is MiceChat member imaginashton, who has some thoughts on improving the HalloweenTime celebration.
Not many ideas come around for DCA’s Bug’s Land, but SpringLok has one: make Flik’s Flyers higher and faster in order to make it a more thrilling ride. What do you think?
Eonevoli1017 would like to see some seasonally-themed monorails travelling through the resort.
New Attractions for the Future of Disneyland Resort
MiceChatter DisneylandMaster comes back from a trip to WDW and has some ideas on changing the DLR – basically doing a WDW to DL ‘transfer’.
Mickey and Friends Parking TRAM OF DOOM
WildForMrToad really likes the new Toy Story parking lot and the transport system it has, and thinks there is a better way for the Mickey & Friends parking system to work.
Upset about the ticket price increases this week? For those who aren't going (or can't afford to anymore) let's see what's happening in the Walt Disney World forum this week. ~yoyoflamingo
Hollywood Studios Updates?
CaptainDisney asks, with Star Tours already open, what's next for his favorite theme park? Share what you know here, or read the current list of rumors provided by KingEric. Did he miss any?
2011 MiceChat Disney Dream Cruise hints and tips about the Cruise and WDW!
First time Walt Disney World visitor Joshnyah needs some help from our veteran WDW and Cruise experts! What tips/suggestions do you have for him to make the trip memorable?
Were any of you Florida folks at the DLR recently?
whitestrat asks for a reconnection to a family he and his girlfriend met at Disneyland recently. Is there anyone out there who knows Devon, Paige, and Bailey?
Anyone that hates Primeval Whirl, Post here!!
Do you hate the spinning wild mouse at Disney's Animal Kingdom? If you do, this is the thread for you. Though, you'd be surprised to find some supporters of the attraction here are well (me included!) Sure, it's tacky and out of place, but it's still fun!
Come on out and enjoy the warm weather at the parks!
First time at other parks besides Anaheim's...my musings.
The infamous PineappleWhipAddict has escaped America and took Disneyland Paris by storm! This trip report is very enjoyable to read as the Addict provides an interesting insight on the park via personal experience and observations.
Disney Characters rarely seen at the park for last 2 days only
DLRP_bopazot shares a unique video of rare characters that came out into the light to celebrate due to real royalty bracing the magic kingdom!
Pictures showing the recovery effort being made.
Malin has posted a link containing new pictures of the recovery process going on at Tokyo Disneyland.
Disney Studio Layoffs VS Uncle Remus DVD?
DVD sales are declining and the LA Times predicts that Disney Studios will lay off about 250 people. merlinjones brings up the question as to why 'Song of the South' is still in the vaults. With its potential to generate substantial revenues will Disney stick with political correctness or is it time for Uncle Remus to come to the rescue?
New threads in Entertainment this week focus on movies and music. ~ Trekkie Dad
Disney's 'PLANES' Takes Off
Coheteboy has found an early trailer for Planes, a spinoff of Pixar's Cars.
Ready for a Tron: Legacy sequel? mycroft16 reports that Disney has hired a writer for the script.
Damon Lindelof Works for the Mouse
MortTheMighty reports that the co-creator of Lost has landed a Disney contract to work on a project currently known as 1952.
Raiders Of The Lost Ark turns 30 today!!
biggsworth reminds us that Raiders of the Lost Ark has just reached the 30th anniversary of its release.
Where oh where can I find a World of Color Soundtrack???
disneyfanz wants to know.
Favorite Disney Cover
DubiousEndeavors' favorite is a rendition of Baroque Hoedown from the electrical parade. What's yours?
POTC ride level in Lego POTC
DanGodly has heard there is an unlockable level in the LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean game that takes you for a ride.
Phineas and Ferb!!
Are you a fan of Phineas and Ferb? spike18 quotes an article found on Stitch Kingdom describing an upcoming national tour of Perry the Platy-bus.
As my school year winds down, I know that it's time to spend a lot more time in the MiceChat Lounges. Let's see what I get to read this week!
Steve Jobs' Proposal for New Apple Campus before the Cupertino City Council (6/7/11)
Want to see the design of this proposed campus? Check out the video in this thread. Is it EPCOT 2.0, or just another pipe dream?
Have you seen this toy? It makes bread into Disney Bread?
Omnitographer is looking for a specific piece of Disney memorabilia from the '90s. Anyone seen or known anything about it to help him out?
Porcupine Gulch Ghost Town (my yard haunt) blog site
Our own RegionsBeyond shares his musings and artistry on his new blog. If you love Halloween happenings, check this out!
6/14: Kevin Yee - Zip A Dee Do Blah
Kevin takes note of the neglect at Orlando's Splash Mountain, More...
6/14: Disney World Ticket Increase, Dinosaur, Star Wars and Star Trek
Disney World ticket prices took another jump on Sunday. A one park, one day ticket is now a whopping $85 even though the parks really haven't added anything new this year. In this week's update, we review Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney, American Idol Scotty McCreery comes to Disney Hollywood Studio. We meet the stars of the Star Wars Saga. Halloween Horror Nights are already under construction at Universal Orlando and the Star Trek Exhibit comes to the Kennedy Space Center. It's another great update.
6/13: Dateline Disneyland - Disneyland Ticket Prices Take a Big Jump, Crowd Eating Mermaid, Sky School Progress
Visitors are flocking to the Disneyland Resort to experience a variety of new offerings both inside and outside the theme parks. Yet, guests wanting to see all of Disneyland's new attractions this year won't be getting them for cheap with significant new admission price increases across the board that went into effect Sunday.
6/11: Weekend Update - Disneyland Signs, Walt Disney World Sights and International delights
Weekend Update is here to take us on another delightful journey. We lead off this week with a serious look at the often overlooked signs at Disneyland. When presented this way, it's easy to see how much thought and effort goes into an aspect of the park that we often take for granted. From Disneyland, we visit Walt Disney World. Next up, we take you on a trip to Paradise Country in Australia. Plus, we visit a river park that meanders through downtown Seoul, Korea and the city of Le Havre, France, famous for its concrete architecture.
6/10: Werner Weiss - Island Mouse
New construction photos of the DVC Ko Olina Resort on Oahu.
6/10: In the Parks - Updates from Disneyland, DCA, Universal, Six Flags, SeaWorld, Muzeo and Knotts
Things are starting to revert to normal here in SoCal. Both Star Tours and The Little Mermaid have opened, massive transformation presses on in DCA and a few summer attractions still await opening. Over at Knott's, we check on Windseeker and hear about a contest to be among the first to ride. We also swing by Magic Mountain for a look-see at the progress of DC Universe. All this plus a first look at SeaWorld's new summer attraction and a Universal update . . .
6/8: Samland - The History of the Walt Disney Studios – Part One
The Disney Company has build an empire on animated films, but where did it all begin? And where did those films get made? SAMLAND takes a look at the amazing history of the world's most famous animation studios.