/ Sunday, May 4th, 2008

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News and Rumors, Disney CMO Justin M., On vs. Off-Season, email, voicemail and more.

Hello and welcome to the WDW Radio Show – your Walt Disney World Information Station. This is show #65 for the week of May 4, 2008. I am your host Lou Mongello, and I want to thank you for tuning in again this week.

We’ll begin this week as always with our look at the Walt Disney World News, where I talk about a number of news items, including the opening of Toy Story Mania, a welcome change for DVC members, and a number of special events going on in WDW, and one outside the parks where you might get a chance to peek behind the curtain of Imagineering and learn just how they create some of the Disney magic.

Disney last week revealed the winner of the first-ever Chief Magic Official contest, and Justin Muchoney from Seven Fields, PA was named the winner out of more than 1300 applicants. Justin joins me, fresh off of the announcement to discuss the application process, rounds of judging, winning the contest, and what the future holds in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

There is never a bad time to visit Walt Disney World, but many Guests, whether it be their first or fiftieth time visiting the Resort, have to decide when is the right time of year to go for them. Often, the question of going on or off-season comes up, as there are both benefits and concerns about traveling to Walt Disney World during both the busy season and less crowded times of year. So to discuss the factors to take into consideration, as well as some of the pros and cons of each, I welcome back Jeff Pepper and George Taylor, fans and family men, to have a roundtable discussion about just that topic.

I’ll answer a few more of your emails before playing some of your voicemails at the end of the show, so sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode of the WDW Radio Show.

You can email the show at lou@wdwradio.com or call the voicemail at 206-202-4WDW (4939). Visit the web site at wdwradio.com.



Disney C.M.O.


Watch the Competition Videos


Watch Justin’s Videos


Walt Disney World Marathon Events and Weekend


Walt Disney World Quincenera Weekend


Balafon Marimba Ensemble


Disney announces dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2008:

Disney announced the 2008 Dates for MNSSHP MVMCP, tickets for both events to go on sale May 1, 2008.

The dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party are: � September 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 28, 30 � October 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 13, 16, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31

The dates for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are: � November 10, 11, 14, 16, 20, 21, 30 � December: , 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 19

World Science Festival NYC


Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival


The Making of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Book

Book Cover

Mouselounge Podcast


2719 Hyperion


Imaginerding blog


WDW Celebrations

2008 Disney Resort Seasons

Disney Value Resorts:
Value Season: January 1 – February 13, August 3 – October 1, November 30 – December 18
Regular Season: March 30 – May 21, October 2 – November 29
Summer Season: May 22 – August 2
Peak Season: February 14 – March 29
Holiday Season: December 19 – December 31

Disney Moderate Resorts:
Value Season: January 1 – February 13, August 3 – October 1, November 30 – December 18
Regular Season: March 30 – May 21, October 2 – November 29
Summer Season: May 22 – August 2
Peak Season: February 14 – March 29
Holiday Season: December 19 – December 31

Disney Deluxe Resorts:
Value Season: January 1 – February 13, July 20 – October 1, November 30 – December 18
Regular Season: March 30 – July 19, October 2 – November 29
Peak Season: February 14 – March 29
Holiday Season: December 19 – December 31

Disney Vacation Club Resorts:
Value Season: January 1 – February 13, July 20 – October 1, November 30 – December 18
Regular Season: March 30 – July 19, October 2 – November 29
Peak Season: February 14 – March 29
Holiday Season: December 19 – December 31

Disney Campsites for Fort Wilderness:
Value Season: January 1 – February 13, August 3 – November 20
Regular Season: March 30 – August 2
Peak Season: February 14 – March 29
Pre-Holiday: November 21 – December 18
Holiday Season: December 19 – December 31

Disney Cabins for Fort Wilderness:
Value Season: January 1 – February 13, July 20 – October 1, November 30 – December 18
Regular Season: March 30 – July 19, October 2 – November 29
Peak Season: February 14 – March 29
Holiday Season: December 19 – December 31

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