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Lots of WDW News and exciting topics in the WDW Rumor Mill, MagicMeets founder Fred Block reveals details

Welcome to the WDW Radio Show – your Walt Disney World Information Station. This is show #56 for the week of March 2, 2008. As always, I am your host Lou Mongello, and I want to thank you for tuning in again this week.

I just returned from Walt Disney World, and in addition to getting some work done for the next CD and new features I’m going to be adding to the site, I also came back with some great information for both the Walt Disney World News section, as well as the Rumor Mill. In fact, there is SO much to cover this week that I invite Jeff Pepper to come in and discuss with me the variety of topics this week.

In the News, we’ll talk about some changes coming to Extra Magic Hours, The Kingdom Tower, how to enjoy the resorts right at home, a new meet and greet, an exclusive look at the new Disney Parks television specials coming to the Travel Channel, and more.

The Rumor Mill is full this week, as we talk about some big changes coming to the Magic Kingdom turnstiles and FASTPASS systems, is Illuminations really leaving, and a super-sneak peek at new Star Wars Weekends merchandise. We’ll also talk about Star Tours 2 point NO?, Indiana Jones at the Studios, and so so much more.

Celebrating its 5th anniversary, MagicMeets is returning this summer for another fan gathering in Camp Hill, PA. Founder Fred Block joins me to discuss the event, some of the featured speakers, and how you can be a part of it.

We have a lot to cover this week, so sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode of the WDW Radio Show.


WDW Times Guides now in Color

Changes coming to the turnstiles and FASTPASS

Guests have the ability to order Disney Resort Collection products during their stay for home delivery or receive additional information by calling 1-877-888-8287. Guests can also order from www.DisneyResortCollection.com

Come and join us at Magic Meets!!
Magic Meets


Upcoming Disney Programming on the Travel Channel

Samantha Brown’s Disney Favorites 4/11 at 9PM

Samantha Brown, who appeared on the WDW Radio Show #53 (Feb. 10) is traveling the East coast to West coast to show her favorite Disney attractions, rides, restaurants, and characters at both Disney World in Orlando, Florida and Disneyland in Anaheim, California.  In the parks she soars above the clouds on the rides, encounters wild animals on a safari, dines at the chef’s table, steps inside the dream princess suite, and watches a unique acrobatic performance.

Disney on a Dime 4/18 9 PM

Money-saving tips from travel experts are put to the test by actual Walt Disney World guests.  These families show viewers how to have a memorable Disney experience on a budget by using the expert’s frugal suggestions.

Disney Luxury Celebrations 4/25 at 9 PM

During DISNEY LUXURY CELEBRATIONS, viewers are treated to a guided tour through the many extravagant amenities, activities and events that are available to those seeking a unique way to celebrate the special occasions in their lives in Disney style.  Events highlight a fantasy honeymoon celebration, an ultimate father’s day celebration, a castaway birthday party, and a dream anniversary celebration.

The Disney Royal Treatment 5/2 9 PM

THE DISNEY ROYAL TREATMENT will follow real families and guests as they become part of an elegant Disney fairytale story. In the Magic Kingdom, an enchanted wedding, being crowned princess for a day, and a sweet sixteen fit for royalty are all ways that guests’ fairytale dreams come true.


Fantasyland Circus Wagon filing


The Walt Disney Company looks to Ausatralia?
Sega tried an indoor park in Sydney. The area being looked at is prime real estate and only minutes from the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Sydney CBD.

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