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Disney Year in Review 2011 and Looking Ahead to 2012

Hello and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host, Lou Mongello, and this is show #255 for the week of January 1, 2012 – so first and foremost, Happy New Year!

As the new year is upon us, join us on the roundtable and look back with us at the Year in Disney 2011, as we recap and reflect on new additions, announcements, changes and losses. We’ll also look ahead to what’s coming to Walt Disney World, other Disney Parks, the Disney Cruise Line and beyond. I’ll also look back at the year both personally and at WDW Radio, and tell you what’s in store for the show and site, including new events, upcoming projects and more.

I’ll have a few announcements and then 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

Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week!

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Question for YOU: What was the biggest Disney story of 2011? What are you looking forward to most in 2012?

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6 thoughts on “Show # 255 – Jan. 1, 2012 – Disney Year in Review 2011”

  1. Sarah C says:

    I love the new star tours but it makes me more motion sick then the old one ๐Ÿ™

  2. Dave says:

    Last time I was at Disney World, they had just refurbed Haunted Mansion and we thought that was cool because we were down there just after it reopened. Somehow I missed that they had refurbed again and though we saw the option to go through the graveyard, I didn’t realize that it was such a detailed addition and since the line was short (because of a parade) we breezed past it. Wish I could go back and check it out.

    Want to know what I would really look forward to? Imagineering isn’t nearly as bright or talented as I think they are if the plans aren’t already on the drawing board somehow, but I would absolutely lovelovelove to see a fully-developed Phineas and Ferb ride (world’s greatest coaster is a given), if not a whole stinkin’ land in one of the parks. I just think that the material is that rich and imaginative that they could pull it off and have it blow away anything else out there now. I mean, there’s enough material that you could make a Phineas and Ferbcot. It would be the shot in the arm that future world could really use.


  3. Varsenik says:

    I might be the only person who really despises the Haunted Mansion interactive queue.

  4. Michael K. says:

    I can not wait for Cars Land !!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Mike Crostin says:

    I would really love to have an opinion on all these disney rides like you people have. I have never been ๐Ÿ™ I really hope that i go in the near future.

  6. Chuck Zitta says:

    Please excuse the disjointed replies that follow, as I replied to subjects discussed as I heard them in this episode:

    Would really love to sit down with all of you and here about this “roast”! Sounds like everyone had an amazing time on the cruise. The Mansion was only open on the first day of our 10 day trip last time down, so unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to check out the interactive queue. The perfect excuse for another trip! I feel your pain for wanting to be the rebel spy on Star Tours. I don’t know how many times we went on it last time down, many were consecutive. But neither of my two boys, my wife, or I, were ever picked to be the rebel spy. Some day, some day. Can’t wait to see the hula video! (Beci?) Love the 40 hour show discussion. Insanely funny. The technology for the talking characters is amazing. Where was that when I was a kid? And, my boys are bigger now. But, at least I’ll get to experience it with my grandchildren. Just going to have to wait a while. Or not. Chicken and Waffles! Blue Zoo! OK, now I’m hungry. LOL!!! A WDW Radio Bus Tour would be fabulous for all of us who can’t make it down to WDW as often as we’d like. Probably a scheduling nightmare, eh?

    Spectacular show. Thank you, Lou and guests!!!