Sunday, August 14, 2016

Mouseward Bound's ICYMI: Top 5 Stories (August 7-13, 2016)

Mouseward Bound's ICYMI: Top 5 Stories
August 7 - 13, 2016

1.  Main Street Electrical Parade
Last week we reported that the "Paint the Night Parade" is ending it's run in Disneyland this September. We mentioned that the rumours were that it was heading to Walt Disney World and we suggested that Disney Parks do a switcharoo for the "Main Street Electrical Parade". Looks like someone used our glass ball... 

It was announced this week that the "Main Street Electrical Parade" will come to an end at the Magic Kingdom on October 9 and return to it's original home, Disneyland, early 2017 for a limited-time engagement. Guests hoping to see the "Main Street Electrical Parade" in WDW before October 9, are reminded that the parade does not run during Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and to plan accordingly. Check WDW's website for parade dates & times.

Although it isn't officially confirmed that the "Paint the Night Parade" will go to WDW, the door just opened a little bit wider. But WDW guests will have to wait a little bit longer; Disneyland announced that the "Paint the Night Parade" will continue to appear on select nights throughout the holiday season.

For some great historical information about the "Main Street Electrical Parade", visit Disney Parks Blog.

2. Fairytale Designer Dolls
One story that we feel fell under the radar this week, was the announcement of the new Fairytale Designer Dolls from The Disney Store. This has become an annual event for The Disney Store, releasing a new set of dolls every 2 weeks beginning September 6. This year's dolls continue with the Heroes and Villian's theme:

Cinderella and Lady Tremaine
Available in stores September 6; online September 7
Belle and Gaston
Available in stores September 20; online September 21
Alice and The Queen of Hearts
Available in stores October 4; online October 5
Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent
Available in stores October 18; online October 19
Each doll set is limited to 6000 worldwide at a cost of $129.95 US/$159.95 CAD each. Pre-orders for all 4 doll sets begins August 31. For a full list of North American Disney Store locations that will carry the dolls, visit The Disney Store Blog.

3. Moana's newest trailer
We have been really excited about this movie since seeing the amazing presentation at the D23 Expo last year. This week, Walt Disney Animation released another teaser trailer that added to our excitement:

"Moana" sails into theatres November 23, 2016.

4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
If you tuned in to NBC's coverage of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics on Thursday evening you were either really excited to watch Michael Phelps or you were like us and couldn't wait to see the new "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" trailer. On a side note, we had the added bonus of seeing Canada's Penny Olesksiak tie for Gold medal along with US swimmer Simone Manuel.

So ICYMI, here is the newest trailer for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story":

Join the Rebellion December 14, 2016.

5. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Merchandise
Last week we shared with you some of the exclusive merchandise that will be available in Disneyland during Halloween time. This week, Disney Parks Blog Unboxed the exclusive merchandise that will be available at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.

Photos courtesy of Disney Parks Blog
For the full ghoulish unboxing, head over to Disney Parks Blog.

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