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Listener Email, Mickey’s Toontown Fair Virtual Tour with Jim Korkis

Hello and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host, Lou Mongello and this is show #158 for the week of February 21, 2010.

It’s time to answer more of your listener emails, including questions about how and when to find characters in the parks, special dining requirements, Disney transportation for Extra Magic Hours, choosing a moderate resort for a family with kids, arranging surprises for people in your party and more.

And with the recent announcement of the unprecedented expansion of Fantasyland in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, while fans rejoiced at what is to come, we need to remember that in the process, some things may go. Case in point, Mickey’s Toontown Fair, the last land added to the Magic Kingdom, will be the first to be removed as part of the expansion. And before this whimsical land disappears forever, I wanted to take you on a virtual tour in hopes that you will have a chance to visit one last time, and appreciate so many of its amazing details and stories. Joining me this week in the first of a multi-part series exploring Mickey’s Toontown Fair is noted Disney historian, author and friend of the show, Jim Korkis.

I’ll play 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.

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1 thought on “Show # 158 – February 21, 2010”

  1. Chuck Zitta says:

    We dig the Crystal Palace for character meals. Got to hug Tigger and make my teenage boys turn red on our last trip down. But, the dad sitting at the table next to us was absolutely loving it! Good memory, good food. Plus, it’s the first restaurant we ever had a character meal at with our boys. A long time ago. Another great memory. That was an interesting factoid that Jim Korkis mentioned regarding that WDW no longer celebrates Mickey’s birthday because it would give the impression that he is an ‘old character’. Makes sense to me. Speaking of which, Mickey’s special day is today :0) Mickey’s Toontown Fair was the first place my younger son got over his fear of the characters, when he met Mickey. Got a photo of that special moment. Thanks again, for another terrific show, Lou!!!