Welcome to the MiceChat Round-Up. Disneyland gets
photogenic again in a few photo reports while Orlando sparkles
with the reopened Triceratops Encounter at Islands of Adventure
and Walt Disney World shares some new concept art of a soon to open
resort. We also have a great event coming up on the 26th of December
at Disney Hollywood Studios. Finally we take a trip to see TRON at the El Capitan Theatre and get a look at a MiceChatter who
appeared on the Jimmy Fallon show. Let's get to it.- Fishbulb
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Magic Pursuit: Free Scavenger Hunt on December 26
Kevin Yee hosts a FREE scavenger hunt adventure at Disney World
December 26th and all are invited to attend. If you can get into
Disney Hollywood Studios on the 26th you should not miss this
event. Kevin is a master at putting these fun events together
and it will be a free event full of fun (admission into the park
is not included of course)
We have a very special holiday contest for you.
From now until December 31st, you have a chance to win a copy
of the Disney Epic Mickey Wii game which has been signed by designer Warren
is NOT affiliated with the Walt Disney Company in ANY way.
The Disney web site is located at www.disney.com
Al is taking a holiday break, and will return after the new year.
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Merry Christmas, MiceChatters! Wishing all of you a very happy holiday!
It’s a busy time of year for many, and this week you can enjoy
two of the Disneyland Resort’s most famous shows, as we have
a both shows on video, in just a fraction of their normal time,
and that will give you enough time for a quick look around Disneyland,
too! We also get ready to say goodbye to DCA’s C-A-L-I-F-O-R-N-I-A
letters, just prior to that park’s 10th anniversary. ~ Aladdin
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, as this is the last round
up before Santa visits. As the holiday season gears up for its biggest
crowds of the year, Walt Disney World already seems prepared to
shift into construction mode as the holidays end. We've already
heard the announcement for the end of ToonTown Fair, let's see what
other pieces of info we can round up this week. ~yoyoflamingo
Art of Animation Resort Rooms - Sneak Peak
A lot of information is starting to be shared about this resort,
and in addition to some new concept art released on the DisneyParks
blog last week, some pictures of mock rooms have been posted as
well. What do you think: is the new resort a tacky nightmare or
a themed delight for the kids?
Even though the predecessor to this land debuted as temporary
in 1988, it seems TDO has their heart set on keeping this as a
legacy. Are the huge tents going to stick around for the Fantasyland
makeover? Kidgenie says they are.
Kingdom Tunnel Map
MiceChatter Yackerz stumbles across something
interesting in his Internet adventures: a map of the Utilidors
in the Magic Kingdom. Though apparently slightly outdated, take
a peek at how the park uses this underground network.
If you could relive one WDW memory which would you relive?
A seemingly simple question, yet the answer is filled with so
much weight. In the spirit of Disney's new memories campaign for
the new year, what events would you relive in your Walt Disney
World history? Or, if you don't want to share, why not take a
peek at what other Chatters are sharing. Some very inspiring stories
Trip to Disneyland Paris Nicoleloveswalt went on her
first solo trip to a Disney park. She gives us her Disneyland
Paris trip report and the retro kitsch hotel she stayed at.
5th Anniversary - Celebration in the air Hong Kong Disneyland celebrates
its five year anniversary and details of the celebration are leaking
out, like a Flights of Fancy parade. Check out the promo
materials and the really cool Lilo & Stitch float.
Only a couple more days left until the big Christmas
holiday is upon us. From our house to your, best wishes for a wonderful
holiday season. ~elly
released Walt era DVDs at Disney Movie Club. merlinjones informs us that some Walt era movies
are being released for the first time on DVD. Join the discussion
and share your thoughts on what is being released and what you
would like to see in the future.
Yanover out at Disney Interactive
Things are being shook up over at Disney Interactive. Paul Yanover,
executive vice president and managing director of Disney Online,
will be leaving in January. What does this mean to the future
of Disney Interactive? And who will keep sending freebie plush Mickeys out to all the MommieBloggers? Join in to share your ideas on what is
to come for this division of Disney.
Have you wrapped all your gifts, baked all your cookies, and cleaned
your house yet? If you're like me, all that will have to wait until
after I take a break to see what's new in the Lounges. ~yoyoflamingo
Minutes of Fame
Why this was overlooked last week, we'll never know, but take
a look at an infamously wet encounter one of our own MiceChatters,
martymcfly88 had on Jimmy Fallon. Caution: Do not drink while
Cure for HIV/AIDS May Have Been Discovered.
In a bit of surprising good news, there seems to be a breakthrough
in the use of stem cells to help an HIV/AIDS patient. While clearly
there is a long way to go, see what the big deal is in this thread.
Birthday Monorail Man
While this news is a little late in posting, I would be negligent
if I did not post this thread in here. As one of the people running
this place, Monorail Man deserves all the praise we offer him
and then some, so please wish our dear MM a happy (belated) birthday.
Songs of 2010...
Join JerrodDRagon in discussing the top music
of the year and share your favorites after you listen to other
Yee: Jurassic Wizarding
It’s just too overwhelming here in Orlando. There’s
always so much to do, and never is that more true than during
the holiday season. Disney rolls out its usual complement of events
(Candlelight, Osborne, paid MK parties) every year, and this year
SeaWorld made a serious bid to join the Mouse in respectability
courtesy of the Sea of Trees, a new dancing lights display amid
Castro: Dateline Disneyland
Heavy winter rains soaked the Disneyland Resort over the weekend,
washing out both crowds and construction crews in both parks.
Still, Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin and Tomorrowland's Astro Orbiter
reopened after refurbishments. Over at California Adventure, guests
could still see construction-in-progress throughout the park even
as rain temporarily stopped the Imagineers. Meanwhile, as the
fledgling California theme park finds itself in the middle of
a multi-year remodel and expansion, the Los Angeles Times gives
a speculative sneak peek at what could come to DCA after Cars
Land opens in 2012.
Update: Disney Christmases; TRON Pop-up Shop; Vintage Cards; Hometown
Christmas Parade Roger55 is back with part two of his report on
Christmas at Tokyo DisneySea. The attention to detail at this
park is unsurpassed and they certainly don't hold back anything
during the holidays. Speaking of attention to detail, SummerInFL
caught a lot of details at Disneyland during her recent trip out
west. It's fun to see the park through her lens. It's going to
be a TRON weekend, and David Yeh takes us on
a tour of the TRON Pop-up Shop. If you're a TRON fan, you'll be
drooling by the time you finish looking at these photos. By popular
demand, we have more vintage post cards from the collection of
RegionsBeyond. I hope my research notes add a
little historical perspective to these classic images. We end
the Update this week with photos from a hometown Christmas Parade
courtesy of sir clinksalot. I guess it really
isn't Christmas until Santa rides down Main Street.
Weiss: Ho Ho No
Werner Weiss takes us back to Disney's California Adventure's
first Christmas season. It's pretty amusing to see what they were
hoping would pass as a theme park back then.
Kruse: Pressing Matters
This week Sue covers Freshly made Candy Canes — Yum •
They Scare Because They Care • What’s Up — D23
Happenings • New Year’s Eve in the OC — A Preview
• The Perfect Xmas gift Idea for Walt Disney fans
Welcome to our winter wonderland of Holiday fun. This week we
take a look at some of the things happening at Disneyland, including
the continued closure of Astro-Orbiter and the re-opening of the
area in front of Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin. We next venture
over to Disney California Adventure to scope out the construction
progress there. After that, we scoot on over to Knott's Berry
Farm and share the wonderful "It's Christmas Snoopy!"
ice show with you before heading up to Universal Studios Hollywood
for Grinchmas. We also share info on a very special free event,
the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.
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