The MiceChat Round-Up is the place to go for the latest in Disney and other theme park news and discussion. Trip reports, proposals and the Hatbox Ghost are the stuff that we look at this week. Yes we visit Disneyland here on the West coast, but we also travel to the Bahamas on the Disney Dream. We even get some info from King Eric on Christmas at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and SeaWorldOrlando. And don't forget to check out the latest from the cHATBOX ghost on MiceTube. ~ CakvalaSC
Christmas Parade Pix Minnie Momma brings the Disneyland Christmas Parade to us, and has several wonderful photos!
Also our newest MiceTube videoblog contributor, Matt, a.k.a. infaMOUSEproject has his latest cHATBOX up...
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As many of you know, I run a column every year on the Main Street Christmas music loop at Disneyland. It's rare to get anything new on this subject, but thanks to a kind head's-up from a reader I was able to order and yesterday got a re-release of one of the main discs used in this loop, the David Rose Christmas Album. Reissued by a boutique label on license from Capitol Records it's the entire 23 min. album on CD.
I wish I could tell you it had breathtaking sonics, but it sounds like they may have used LP masters instead of going back to the multitracks. Nevertheless it's great to see this title back in print, and it still beats many of the unauthorized MP3s available online before. I'll do a further update in the next few days on the rest the loop tracks and their availability. Enjoy your Thanksgiving, and see you at Disneyland!
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We recently had the opportunity to visit Disney's new Aulani Resort and Spa on Oahu and found it to be amazing. What's more, we were able to work a special deal and are offering a trip to this new resort at up to 40% off the regular rate. This is going to be an affordable chance to enjoy this resort along with all of the other things Oahu has to offer. This trip will take place June 23-30, 2012, and we have locked in PHENOMENAL deals on rooms of all sizes (even ocean view!). Come feel the ocean breeze with your MiceChat friends. Take tours, luau, snorkel and experience Hawaii as you never have before.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This week we ask about your favorite Christmas entertainment at the Disneyland Resort, have photos from Disneyland’s Christmas Parade, and talk about some of the new entertainment that will appear when DCA’s new Buena Vista Street opens in 2012! ~ Aladdin
Disneyland Souvenir Map Quest Silly Spook enjoys collecting the large Disneyland wall maps that are occassionally available. Let us know if you have any of these maps, what you like about them!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Just a short section this week with the holiday and all, but we are not resting on our laurels! (Ok, maybe just a bit after that turkey dinner!) Remember to keep posting your ideas and whatever rumors you want to share as they just might end up here next week. Have a great holiday everyone! :) -Demigod-
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The Thanksgiving holiday is fast approaching here in the USA, and we're thankful to have so much to share in the WDW forums each day here on MiceChat! This week we look at the top attractions at EPCOT, a CM acquitted of a crime, a problem at the Carousel of Progress, and so much more! Have a happy Thanksgiving if you're celebrating tomorrow! ~yoyoflamingo
EPIC guest fail=COP evacuation/CMs losing it
In a new video making the rounds, watch a poor frustrated CM try to keep the Carousel of Progress audience in their seats for their safety. A sad state of affairs, and you can't help but feel bad for the CM!
WDW 25 anv catalog
We're big fans of ephemera here on MiceChat, and here's a real gem...the 25th anniversary run down. From new shows and attractions to familiar favorites no longer around. There are some great pictures and info in this thread, definitely worth a look!
Disney in Texas!
Rumors about Disney buying land in other parts of the US to build a new theme park never seem to fade. shawnanoelle heard this one recently, and the thread she started has gained some traction among MiceChatters who have heard it all before.
11/22: Light Bright
Kevin's round-up of Osborne Christmas lights, Epcot, Shrek the Halls and another new book!
11/22: Buzz Off, Harry Potter Queue Blues, SEAsational It's certainly Christmas time in Oralndo, where literally millions of twinkling lights illuminate area theme parks. This week we finally see what Universal Orlando and Sea World have in store for the holidays. There is a lot of shimmer and shine for us to share. But don't you worry, we start off at the Magic Kingdom for an update on Fantasyland's expansion, the sad state of Buzz Lightyear, and a look at what's new in Downtown Disney. What's more, we stop by the amusement park convention for a look around the show floor. Are you all set in that one-horse open sleigh? Then let's jingle!
11/21: Celebrating 4 years! Plus: Holiday festivities and construction updates Dateline Disneyland is celebrating its fourth anniversary with an update packed with holiday fun and construction news! With the holiday season in full swing and the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend upon us, the parks are set to be packed to the gills. We've got a look at more of this year's holiday offerings including the new World of Color holiday pre-show and the seasonal version of "The Magic, the Memories and You!" projection show at "it's a small world." Of course, there's always some sort of construction progress to report on, and this week we see progress at the upcoming Luigi's Flying Tires attraction in Disney California Adventure's major Cars Land expansion. Over at the Disneyland Hotel, the newly remodeled E-Ticket Pool is now open and progress continues at the Fantasy Tower's lobby remodel.
11/20: On The Road To Africa, Disney Style Adventures by Disney is taking a very lucky MiceChatter to South Africa for the safari of a lifetime as only Disney could deliver. Did you even know that Disney conducts African safaris? They do! And we'll tell you all about it.
11/19: Shrek the Halls, Four Disneylands, and Vintage Postcards It's a special Weekend Update today, we'll be visiting four Magic Kingdom parks all over the globe in just one afternoon? First up is "ICE! Shrek the Halls" exhibit at the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando. Two million pounds of ice is used to create this offbeat diversion. Then we see some great photos from the Disney side of Orlando. Next up are some fantastic photos of the Christmas decorations at Tokyo Disneyland. That's followed by some vintage post cards from Ken Eslick at DisneylandPostcards.net. These cards feature the perennially popular Disney characters. As if that weren't enough, we explore Hong Kong Disneyland's brand new Toy Story Playland . Finally, RegionsBeyond has contributed one dozen beautiful images from the original Disneyland - each one a work of art! Enjoy our mega-update and have a magical weekend!
11/18: Super Mega Holiday News, Photos and Video from Disneyland, Uni, SeaWorld, Six Flags and More The In The Parks crew went all out this week to bring you news, photos, and fantastic videos from Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld, Six Flags and lots of other Southern California attractions. We think you'll be amazed by the holiday offerings at Disneyland Resort this year. But there's some exciting construction progress to show as well at the Disneyland Hotel, the many California Adventure projects and even at Sea World San Diego. This is an update you won't want to miss and you'll certainly want to share with your friends.
11/18: Play Golf At The Disneyland Hotel Did you know that there was once a time when you could play golf at the Disneyland Hotel? Well, there was. In fact, there was an 18 hole course as well as a driving range and an 18 hole miniature golf course themed to the Magic Kingdom itself! Join Werner Weiss as we take a look at a time gone by.
11/16: Guide To Universal Studios Hollywood – Part Three For the last two weeks, we've been taking a look at Universal Studios Hollywood. This week, we'll wrap up the series by heading down to the attractions on the Lower Lot as well as the world famous Studio Tram Tour. There are dozens of wonderful theme parks in the world, even other Universal Studios parks, but none compare to this real life working movie studio for immersing you in Hollywood magic.
11/16: Discovering Club 33 This week's From the Mouth of the Mouse interviewee, Mike, worked at the most exclusive restaurant in Disneyland...Club 33! Club 33 is one of those places that is often spoken of in hushed whispers, and is one of the most sought after dining destinations in the Disney Community. Mike was kind enough to share some of his experiences working at this wonderful place. We think you'll enjoy this unique look at a Disneyland icon.
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