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Disney News, Marathon Spectator Strategy, Best of the Best – Pressed Pennies, Contest winner, new Contest, Voicemails and more!

Hello and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host, Lou Mongello and this is show #99 for the week of December 28, 2008 – The last show of 2008, and the last show in double digits. Thanks for joining me again this week.

I’ll start off the show with Walt Disney World News, and kick it off with a sneak peek at Disney’s new web site, a new store that just opened in the Magic Kingdom, of course some news about food, including a new dining location coming to Frontierland as well as important updates to dining reservations, and more.

January 8-11 marks the 26th annual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, where 40,000 runners will test their endurance during a number of races throughout the weekend, including a half and full marathon. But in addition to the athletes, there is expected to be an additional 40,000 people converging on the Walt Disney World Resort to cheer on family, friends, and even complete strangers. And while I’ve done shows on training and preparing for the marathon, as well as a recap from a participant’s perspective, there has been little in the way of tips and strategies for spectators. This week, I’m joined by running and cheering veteran Bill Muldowney to discuss the best ways to get the most out of the experience if you will be going down to cheer, including the best ways to get around, where you should be and when, and how to be sure you not only see your runners, but they get to see you as well.

In a new Best of the Best segment, we’ll take a look at the Best Affordable Souvenir, and arguably the most Affordable Collectible in Walt Disney World. Disney dad Chuck Lionberger joins me to talk about searching for and collecting Pressed Pennies in and out of the parks. It’s an inexpensive, fun thing to do with everyone in the family, and we’ll give you different ways to find, collect, display and enjoy these wonderful little souvenirs.

I’ll announce the winner of last week’s trivia contest, and I’ll have another contest that looks back at 2008 for you, where you can play to win another prize package.

I’ll play some more of your voicemails at the end of the show, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode of the WDW Radio Show.


INFORMATION AND LINKS FROM THIS WEEK’S SHOW

Sneak Peek at the all new DisneyWorld.com web site at DisneyWorldTrivia.com with screenshots!

To book dining at Walt Disney World, call 407-WDW-DINE

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2009 Information and Spectator Resources Page

Walt Disney World Marathon Online Program

Chuck’s DisneyDaddy blog

PressCoins.com – Disney-specific pressed pennies web site

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