Another week and another MiceChat Round-Up with a whirlwind of news and fun from the Disney parks and beyond! This week, we get a full rundown on haunted events, including Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland. We hear some wonderful news out of Florida regarding a lengthy refurbishment of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (finally!). Various MiceChatters have also reviewed Queen Mary's Dark Harbor and Knott's Scary Farm. But what's more, we have all sorts of news and discussions from the Disney universe, including a brand new MiceTube video blog called The cHATBOX, hosted by Matt with a focus on entertainment news. C'mon. Let's get going, there's a lot to see!
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We have two events remaining for California and Florida. There's the Empty Grave / Sinister Pointe meet at Anaheim Gardenwalk and then the spectacular Sip and Nibble event at the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot.
The night begins at Anaheim Gardenwalk for dinner and then a walk through the Empty Grave. We then leave there ansd head over to Brea for multiple trips through the choose-your-own-path haunted house, Sinister Pointe. This is a meet-up event, no prior ticket purchases available, but MiceChat rates are being offered at each venue. MORE HERE
SIP and NIBBLE AROUND EPCOT'S WORLD SHOWCASE
Saturday October 22nd - EPCOT - Orlando, Florida
And if all those wonderful events above weren't enough, we are continuing our annual Sip and Nibble event at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival this year. We'll gather at the FESTIVAL WELCOME CENTER (located in Future World East) at 10:30 a.m. and take a leisurely stroll around World Showcase, sampling the food and wine offerings along the way. Each of us will have a lanyard with a marker attached so we can record our progress. Those who desire to partake of the adult beverages will also sport a small glass on a lanyard to conveniently share "sips" along the way. After all, with 30 stops in this year's Food and Wine festival, there is just no way you'd be able to finish a whole drink at every stop (or could you?). Please vote in this poll to let us know if you are able to attend.
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We have a couple of fun HalloweenTime trip reports this week. Then we take a look at the Halloween Fireworks show at Disneyland! ~ Aladdin
Halloween Screams HD imagineerthat has edited the Halloween Screams fireworks show, complete with Zero flying through the sky, and showing the various projections used in the show!
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Sarah takes us to Disneyland and into the reopened
Main Street Emporium. Let's see what she uncovers...
...and help us welcome our newest MiceTube contributor, Matt,
a.k.a. infaMOUSEproject with his videoblog: cHATBOX.
Some good news, some bad, and there's always someone's great pictures! Another week of Walt Disney World news and rumors from our friendly MiceChatters!~yoyoflamingo
Big Thunder Mountain long term rehab announced
News that is great to hear in the maintenance deprived Walt Disney World - Big Thunder Mountain is getting a lengthy refurbishment this year! We'll see if the effects are fully fixed after it's all done.
Bob Iger to step down in 2015
Another surprise piece of news this week from Disney - Bob Iger is stepping down in 2015. While this is a few years away, it doesn't stop MiceChat from wondering who the replacement will be. Join the discussion here!
Wonder Pacific Cruise Sept. 20-25th
If you have every wanted to do a Disney cruise, but just couldn't quite squeeze it in? Now you can cruise vicariously with ShelbyH as she shares the experience of her Wonder Pacific Cruise.
Spoiled By the New Cruise Ships? mcampos5 has brought up an interesting point. Have the new cruise ships with their special and new amenities spoiled the fun of the older ships? Do the older ships still 'work' or should they be retrofitted?
10/11: Kevin Yee What's Cooking? Bob Iger announces depature from Disney, there is speculation as to who will be his replacement and Kevin is ready to spill it. He also covers the Food and WIne Classic and gives you a taste of the event.
10/11: Epcot Food and Wine, WDW Construction, Howl-O-Scream, Legoland First Looks
Halloween events are creating frightful fun in the Orlando area and beyond. We have photos and reviews from some of your favorite theme parks today. There's something for everyone too, from the family friendly Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party to the spine tingling chills of Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream in Tampa. But if you want something REALLY scary we hop over to Disney's Hollywood Studios and take a look at the artery clogging menu changes that have occurred at Sci-Fi Dine-In.
10/10: Buena Vista wigwag, Emporium reopens, Hundred Acre upgrades, Cars Land work, +MORE! HalloweenTime is in full swing at the Disneyland Resort with the return of the popular Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy attractions. Yet, the big news this week wasn't the return of the annual holiday offerings, but the updated Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar in Disney California Adventure. The preview center's new exhibit focuses on the park's new Buena Vista Street main entrance plaza, which will take guests back to an idealized version of 1920s Los Angeles.
10/1: HalloweenTime, Hundred Acre upgrades, Buena Vista Streetlights, Cars Land, +MORE!
Details continue to emerge at the new Buena Vista Street entrance complex at Disney California Adventure as heavy construction gets underway on the park's re-themed dining and shopping offerings. In Cars Land, more trees move in, promising a shady desert oasis for guests when they step into Radiator Springs in 2012. Over at Disneyland, the Main Street Emporium has finished its major refurbishment and Winnie the Pooh is greeting guests at a brand new meet-and-greet area in Critter Country.
10/10:WETCOT: Food and wine and rain festival Saturdays are the biggest days at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. October 1, 2011, the Festival’s first Saturday this year, had spectacularly beautiful weather. But one week later, on October 8, it rained all day. Plenty of guests went to the festival anyway. Today’s photo essay lets you experience the Festival in the rain, while staying dry in front of your computer screen.
10/05: Walt and the Promise of Progress City - Exclusive First Look Samland is proud to announce the release of Walt and the Promise of Progress City by some guy named Sam Gennawey with a Foreward by none other than our own Werner Weiss of Yesterland. We also have a very special limited offer to MiceChat readers.
9/29: Pressing Matters
Sue finds more cool things and fun events you may have missed! This week includes Snooty, Psycho, Tiller, Boo, Macabre, Maloof, Brewery, and Spooky.
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