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Disney World News & Updates

We have news from all around Disney this week.  Disney Cruise Line, Disney World and Disneyland



Disney Wonder Cruise Line new updates

Disney Cruise Line – Wonder
updates– Sept 9 – Oct. 23 2016 goes into dry dock to get a Marvels Super Hero Academy added to the kids club.  There is also a Princess and the Frog restraunt that we are excited to see.  There will be a new night club and English Pub.  An updated Animators Palette and Adult club district.  Cabanas dining room will get an update too.  There is a twist and shout water slide coming and new kids splash zone.


disneyland luxury 700 room resort

Disneyland announces a new Disneyland deluxe resort – The Disneyland Downtown Disney Parking lot will become a new 700 room resort.  The resort at Disneyland is schedule to open in 2021.  More Disney restraunts, two pools, a fitness center and more.  We will attend the resort opening with our walkers :).  Estimated Disneyland room rates are $450 a night.

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Disney World Plaza Restaurant  – Now the Magic Kingdom Plaza Restaurant now only takes advanced reservations for lunch.  Everything else is a walk up.

Disney’s Magic Kingdom opens up a new dining package at Tony’s Town Square that now includes a VIP spot to watch the electric light parade by the flag pole on Main Street USA.  Please listen to our other Mouse Chat podcasts for better dining options in the Magic Kigdom.


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  1. I just started listening to Mouse Chat a few days ago and I am now totally addicted to it. I’ve constantly got my headphones in listening to you guys when I’m running, folding laundry, doing dishes, walking the dog, etc. While I understand that your target audience is more or less first-timer-goers, as someone who has been to WDW and/or Disneyland 1-3 times per year for most of my life, I still very much enjoy all of your tips, tricks, opinions, jokes, and puns. I especially liked today’s podcast because it addressed the recent tragedies in Orlando briefly, but respectfully. As a previous resident of the Sunshine State, I appreciate that this podcast touched on a fact that wildlife (roaches/snakes/gators) can be a part of your Disney experience simply because WDW is located in Florida where all of those things thrive. My recently divorced mother is in the process of becoming a Disney travel agent (which has always been her dream job) and the recent death of the toddler at Disney has been giving her second thoughts about this possible career path. I personally found this podcast reassuring, and plan to direct my mom towards it. You guys are all awesome and I can’t wait to hear more from you in the future.

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  2. This is my all time favorite podcast. I wait to listen to you guys every week. As a side note, I have to say that Lauren is the greatest travel agent ever. She goes above and beyond for my family no matter what ridiculous question/request I come up with. Thanks for all the great shows.

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  3. Love the podcast as always. I didn’t want to bring up a point of clarification about the new hotel at Disneyland.

    Unless I misunderstood, a comment was made implying that the new hotel would be near the Paradise Pier hotel. From everything I have heard and read, the new hotel is supposed to be built on the section of parking lot at the corner of Disneyland Dr and Magic Way.

    Also, I think the guess of a New Orleans theme could be possible because I heard that the hotel is supposed to have a private entrance into Disneyland. Based on the proposed location of the hotel, that entrance would be into either New Orleans Square or Critter Country (Jungle Book??).

    It would be nice if they tied the theme to whatever land that the hotel would be tied too; much like how the theme of the Grand California and Grizzly River in the DCA work together.

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    • Correction to my first statement. I meant to say, “I DID want to bring up a point of clarification . . . ”


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  4. Hello All,

    Another California listener here! I was recommended your podcast by my husband and now I don’t know how I ever did my 45-60 min LA commute before you all! I have been listening to all 2016 episodes and am working into some of the 2015 and am officially addicted. Although I tend to follow theme park news regularly I love the personality you all add. Lauren is my sole sister with her love for cupcakes and wine, and I love Sharpie’s never ending tangents about all things Animal Kingdom. However, I want to give Steve a hug and make him smile because not even a month Paris brought out any excitement in him.

    Thank you all for all of your witty banter and your coverage of all things Disney from both coasts to the seas. It is so great to have an all encompassing podcast not of just one park.

    Looking forward to future episodes.


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  5. I love listing to Mousechat, I think that we do need a tangled themed Hotel she does not get much love. I think most of it has been taken by two new not official princess. Chris i also hate snakes to so do not feel bad.

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  6. I would do anything for have Flynn rider deliver my luggage. I’ve been listening to mousechat for about a year now and this has been one of my favorite episodes because of all the Flynn rider talk.

    Ps, I’m Chris’s friend who has Flynn Rider as a cartoon boyfriend.

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    • My name is Jenny and I approve this podcast.

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  7. Hey kids, Carlos Fernandez here from Seattle, WA. Heading to DWorld for the first time in December and I was able to a 2:30pm table at Skipper Canteen. Also quick question how is the afternoon tea at the Gramd Floridian?

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    • Hey Carlos,

      Have a great time at Disney World. We love Skipper Canteen. I have not done the afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian but I know people love it. Please let us know how you like the tea at Skipper Canteen.


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  8. Love the podcast, finally posting a review. Love 99% of what you say but whats with no love for Tony’s Town Square? I was there NYE 2015 (because everything else was booked) and everything was great and our server was fantastic with the recommendations. Maybe being in WDW on NYE alters my perception on things? IS This a good place to ask for a dining recommendation? Where should I eat dinner at Animal Kingdom? Yak & Yeti, Tiffins, or quick service, what do you recommend?

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  9. Hey guys! I am finally caught up on all the past episodes of MouseChat and it is so bittersweet because while I am very excited that I am fully informed on all things Disney, I am sad there are not more! I am an annual passholder, DVC member, and I serve as the official Disney know-it-all for all my family and friends. I did miss Sharpie this week – I too am a huge Animal Kingdom ( and AK Lodge) fan and I often find myself agreeing with him. I listen to the podcast at work and find myself arguing and chatting with the crew in my head all day long – It’s almost like I have finally found my people, my Disney loving, opinionated, fun people.

    Love listening – thanks for keeping me up to date! Can’t wait for me!

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