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Are you ready?  The world-famous Gumball Rally is just a couple weeks away.
Have you signed up, booked your room at newly renovated The Anaheim Hotel? The Gumball Rally is a uniquely fun way to spend time with friends and family at the Disneyland Resort. Although it’s a real challenge, it’s the most fun you’ll ever have in the park.

This week’s Roundup has all the details about the upcoming Summer of Heroes at California Adventure, Tower troubles, Star Wars construction and all sorts of things coming to the Disney parks and beyond. We’ve even got some special deals for you!

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MiceChat Disney News Roundup

Disney California Adventure Photo Update: Summer of Heroes
It’s Disney California Adventure day on MiceChat. And that means more Tower, Midway, FASTPASS, merchandise, and . . . um . . . something really inappropriate (or not). Plus, lots of photos, which we know you love. So let’s see where the heroes are headed . . .

Disneyland Photo Update: Wifi Coming Soon
Did you have a hoppy Easter? It was an amazing day at Disneyland. The weather was perfect, and with many APs and the SoCal 3 day ticket deal folks blocked out, the crowds were nonexistent. We have all sorts of news and photos to share today. Let’s take a look. First up, Gumball Rally. We are inviting you to participate…

Awesome MiceDeals and Partner News


Please welcome our newest sponsor, Grand Legacy At The Park hotel in Anaheim. Get a super Passholder Special through the end of 2017. If you are headed to the parks with a pass, stay in style at the beautiful Grand Legacy At The Park, located just across the street from Disneyland on Harbor Blvd. Pro Tip: You can watch fireworks from their amazing rooftop restaurant and bar, The FIFTH!!! Here are the offer details:

Grand Legacy – Disneyland Annual Passholder Special

With This Offer You’ll get:

  • 14% discount on your stay at Grand Legacy
  • Early check-in: 2:00 p.m.
  • Late check-out: 1:00 p.m.
  • A complimentary room upgrade*
  • 10% OFF Alpha Gift Mart
  • 10% OFF at The FIFTH (rooftop restaurant and bar)
  • Available select dates through mid-June 2017
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For more information, or to check on rates, please visit the GRAND LEGACY WEBSITE today HERE

It’s Gumball Rally Time!

Join us May 6th for the ultimate Disney fan event, the MiceChat Gumball Rally. The Rally is a race to see which team can ride the most attractions at Disneyland in a single day. It’s the most fun you’ll ever have in the parks. And this year, there be thundering pirates waiting for adventure as we celebrate 50 years of Pirates of the Caribbean. If you be ready to face a pirate’s curse, proceed:  GUMBALL RALLY INFO & HOW THE GAME IS PLAYED

, Disney News Round Up: Gumballs, Wifi and Gossip

Our friends at the Anabella Hotel recently purchased the Anaheim Plaza across the street from Disneyland. The hotel has just rebranded as “The Anaheim Hotel.” We’ll be hosting our Gumball Rally Award Party at the hotel in May and look forward to showing you the millions of dollars in refurbishments that has been poured into this property. For those of you who love a good pool, the Anaheim Hotel has the largest pool in the city! And here’s another tip, the Pizza Press (formerly at the Carousel Hotel) has JUST reopened at the Anaheim Hotel in a huge and completely renovated space! Give the folks at the Anaheim Hotel a call and ask about MiceChat rates (20% off pending availability): 714-772-5900

Curious what the Hotel looks like? Dusty posted an impromptu video from the hotel this week. There are some delicious surprises and the usual Dusty adorableness:

All Things Disney!

Summer of Heroes is on its way, We also take a look to see how far along the Rivers of America and the new Fantasmic show is coming along.  ~ Aladdin

Summer of Heroes
Disneyland’s new commercial featuring the Summer of Heroes summer promotion has been released. Take a look at it here, and tell us if this will entice you to spend a vacation at the Disneyland resort.

Star Wars and Disney Parks: A Galaxy in the Making
News continues to trickle out about the Star Wars addition, along with a little more conceptual artwork. See it here!

Happily Ever After nighttime spectacular
mtparson has shared a sneak preview of the soon to be new nighttime spectacular, “Happily Ever After.”

Our 1st trip to WDW!!!
Lightning has put together a video of his first visit to Disneyworld this past November.

All Things Rumors!

Changes at Disneyland Resort are always a source of speculation. ~ Trekkie Dad

Fantasmic! Re-opening Pushed to July
Disneyland’s Fantasmic! has been dark ever since the Rivers of America has been shut down for Star Wars Land construction. The show returns this summer, but when?

New Float
ridetotheworld thinks a Mulan themed float would be a good addition to Disneyland’s Paint the Night Parade when it returns.

Free Wifi testing to begins April 24th??
While free Wifi has been a staple at Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort has yet to implement it in the theme parks.

Podcasts & Videos

NEW – MiceChat Disney Podcast – Every Parent Comes Out Tired: Doug and Dusty explore some of the deep rumors in the theme park industry. They end up debating the merits of Epcot’s secret expansion plans. Don’t miss this one folks. It’s fast and it’s furious.

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MiceChat Disney Podcast – Food & Wine, New & Blue, Fallon & Flumes: It’s a big update from Doug and Dusty as they discuss what’s new at the Disneyland Resort, the massive new attraction set for Walt Disney World, and two new attractions which aren’t getting a lot of positive buzz. Listen, laugh, and love . . .   

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Mousetalgia: This week, Team Mousetalgia answers your emailed questions and comments. Topics include: Must-dos for a day at Disneyland Paris – attractions, food, tips; an extreme Disneyland proposal; remembering Walt by finding Disney-themed locations worth visiting near Disneyland; a mom and daughter have a novel way to fund a Disney trip and share some magic; educator’s methods of bringing Disney into the classroom; taking a safe and enjoyable “babymoon” to Disneyland; planning a summer trip to the park around the various closures; tips for taking a trip alone to Disneyland; tips on buying Disney-related wines; and what men can expect if they run the Princess or Tinker Bell races. Also – Po-Zu releases some Star Wars themed shoes; tips for getting eyewear for your vacation; and a special report on a presentation by Don Hahn on Beauty and the Beast.

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The Sweep Spot: In this episode we welcome author Chris Strodder. Chris wrote the books The Disneyland Book of Lists, and The Disneyland Encyclopedia. He has a new 3rd edition of the book out now, and is here to talk all about whats new and much more. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events.

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Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary Celebration and MARVEL Future!
Welcome to the sparkling launch of the Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary! We have some stunning photos for you of the entire park AND some news about a 1.5 billion Euro expansion. We’ll clue you into to this MARVELous news. Read on . . .

The Round-up Crew Thanks you!

The MiceEars Crew puts a lot of time and effort into making the Disney News Round-up happen. Our thanks to: Editor CakvalaSC and the MiceEars Crew: Aladdin, TrekkieDad, DLandFansAZ, RJH76 and Dustysage.

If you have questions for our Editor or our MiceEars Disney News crew they can be e-mailed at: [email protected] !



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