/ Sunday, April 19th, 2009

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Top Ten Things to Do in Walt Disney World When it Rains, Interview with Disney Character Artist Brian Blackmore, New Contest

Hello my friends and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host, Lou Mongello and this is show #115 for the week of April 19, 2009. Thank you for tuning in again this week for some fun, family-friendly Disney magic.

April showers may bring May flowers, and they also affect the vacations of Guests visiting Walt Disney World. And while many people look at the rain as something that will keep them stuck in their rooms, I look at it as a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the resorts and the parks, and maybe even a way to experience something that they never have before. This week, we’ll look at the Top Ten Things to Do In Walt Disney World when it Rains.

I believe that each day, we are all motivated by our dreams, both big and small. For many people, dreaming to be a part of the magic that they enjoy today or even experienced and impacted them as a child fuels their passion. And for many people, that dream has or will come true. And for one of Disney’s most talented character artists, he believed in and followed his dream, and now he’s making magic for us as Guests. So I want to introduce you to Brian Blackmore, Character Artist for the Disney Design Group. He not only recounts his personal journey from childhood watching Uncle Walt, to working for the company he loves so much, to sharing advice and practical tips on how to possibly follow your own dream, and even work in a place that truly creates magic for others.

I’ll have another Walt Disney World Trivia Contest this week, where I’ll test your knowledge of a classic Walt Disney World attraction or two, 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.

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2 thoughts on “Show #115 – April 19, 2009”

  1. Chuck Zitta says:

    Plenty to do in WDW that will keep you out of the rain. You may have to dodge a few drops here and there between attractions/shows/activities, but not really that bad. As you said, in Florida it usually rains around the same time every day, for the same amount of time (which isn’t too long). But, then it’s gone :0) Depends on the time of year too. More likely to experience rain during the summer/hurricane season. That’s our family prefers to go in the late fall (around Halloween or Thanksgiving). Anyway, sooooo much to do if it’s raining. Jump into a show (like the Lion King) or an attraction which lasts a while (like Ellen’s Energy Adventure) and by the time you come out, the rain is gone. If not, poncho up or ‘wing it’ and move on to the next attraction. You may get a little wet, but at least it’s usually warm :0) Also, it there’s a chance of rain, I try to dress accordingly in clothes/shoes that are water friendly (not absorbent/water repellent, etc.). Snacks are always fun too, when it’s raining. DTD is always a good idea as well, as you mentioned. Thanks again for another super fantastic show, Lou!!!

  2. Ed Buskirk says:

    Does anyone know of what the print(s) is/are called that Mr. Blackmore is talking about where all the characters are on Main Street USA? Or any other pieces like this?