Disney World News, D23 Roundtable, WDW Trivia Contest & more!
Hello my friends and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. This is show #110 for the week of March 15, 2009. I am your host Lou Mongello, and I want to thank you for tuning in again this week.
This week was one that was filled with some exciting and important news coming from the Disney Company, so weâ€™ll start of by taking a look at some of the notable events, including the naming of the two new ships of the Disney Cruise Line, enhanced environmental efforts Company-wide and in the parks, pirates that are breaking camp, and reports of a rat being spotted in one of Walt Disney Worldâ€™s premier restaurantsâ€¦ much to the delight of Guests. Weâ€™ll take a quick visit to the Rumor Mill, and two possible changes and additions coming to dining and reservations.
But the biggest news coming out of the Disney Company this week was the big reveal of the â€œAre You 23?â€ campaign, as Disney announced D23, the all-new official community for Disney enthusiasts. With so much to cover and discuss about this important new club and all of its offerings and benefits, I gathered other members of the online community to discuss it in a roundtable format. Ryan Wilson and Chuck Lionberger join me as we take an in-depth look at the club, its elements, content, future and much more. Iâ€™ll preface our discussion by playing clips from the press conference held by Steven Clark, head of D23, Dave Smith of the Walt Disney Archives and Marty Sklar of Walt Disney Imagineering.
Iâ€™ll announce the winner and answers to last weekâ€™s Walt Disney World Trivia Contest, and test you with more questions and a bonus challenge with special prize as well.
Stay tuned to the end of the show for some more announcements as well as some of your wonderful voicemails, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode of the WDW Radio Show.
INFORMATION AND LINKS FROM THIS WEEK’S SHOW
- Disney Cruise Line
- Disney’s Environmentality Challenge and web site
- Disney’s Tables in Wonderland Membership Information
Call (407) 566-5858 – (M-F 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern), or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Are You 23?
- Main St. Gazette (Ryan Wilson)
- DisneyDaddy.Blogspot.com (Chuck Lionberger)
NJ’s Farewell to Lou WDWRadio Mini-Meet!!!! (Thanks guys!!! – Lou)
Thanks to everyone who came by and joined us for March’s
WDW Radio Show Meet of the Month!
The meet will be an informal gathering of listeners, readers, forum members, etc., It will be an opportunity for us to get together, chat, maybe play a game/contest, ride an attraction, grab something to eat (of course) – whatever!
We’ll be starting at 2:00 p.m., but if you’re late, that’s OK! Come by and say hi! Afterward, who knows? Maybe we’ll wander World Showcase and take in the Flower & Garden Festival!
Where: Epcot’s World Showcase in France, near the bridge heading towards the UK.
Hope to see you there!!!