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The Legend of Sid Cahuenga, Disney Trivia Contest 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 #297 for the week of October 21, 2012.

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I like to look at Walt Disney World in terms of “layers of the onion,” meaning that beyond the enjoyment of parks and resorts, as you dig deeper and peel back some of those layers, you uncover some amazing details and stories. And while they may not always be apparent on first glance, by learning more and understanding the meaning and purpose in everything encounter, you will ultimately have a much richer experience. So this week, we’re going to stop by the residence of one of Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ landmarks, and take a look at the story (both real and Imagineered) of Sid Cahuenga.

Answer the Walt Disney World Trivia Question of the Week for your chance to win a Disney prize package.

I’ll then have some announcements at the end of the show, including information about a new contest, upcoming events and live video broadcasts. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode of the WDW Radio Show.

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13 thoughts on “Show #297 – October 21, 2012”

  1. Samantha says:

    I just had to smile when Tim said he’s surprised that there aren’t more people asking for the return of old Disney shows such as Ducktails, Tale Spin, etc. – There’s certainly a lot of people out there who would love to see them come back! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Samantha says:

    I meant when “Jim said..” – getting the co-hosts confused!

  3. Karen says:

    You mentioned a podcast where you discussed a two-day plan for the Animal Kingdom. I love the Animal Kingdom! Can you tell me what the name or number of this podcast is?

  4. Angie says:

    Definitely the book from “Hocus Pocus” – I know it’s in the archives but they weren’t able to bring it out for me on my visit …want it!

  5. Kungaloosh1117 says:

    When I think of all the amazing Disney movie memorabilia I would love to own, I have a difficult time narrowing it down. As much as I loved the animated films, it was TRON that influenced me the most. If I could have one thing from TRON, I would love to have an original theatrical poster (signed by the cast, of course).

  6. Ryan says:

    For the longest time I coveted a Walt Disney autograph and the check hanging up in the store always caught my eye. But I just got married last year and my wife bought me one as my wedding present!

    The holy grail of Disney Movie Memorabilia, though, would have to be something similar to one of the photos hanging up in Sid’s that has the animated characters from a classic signed by the actors who did their voices. It would be pretty amazing to have a Lion King photo signed by the actors featured in that film.

  7. Jim says:

    I would want a picture of Mickey Mouse drawn by Walt Disney and signed by Walt Disney. THAT WOULD BE INCREDIBLE!!!

  8. Caleb says:

    If I could have one piece of Disney history, it’d be Walt’s drawing board. That would be amazing!

  9. Melissa says:

    I love the nostalgia of DW. Our kids, 20, 18 & 13 know who Lucilla Ball , Larel & Hardy, Crosby and many other older stars, One of their favorite animations shows were duck tales ๐Ÿ™‚

    As for memorabilia, something from the Mary Poppins movie, the umbrella or parasol. Or maybe the hat worn by Hal Salmaster in Johnny Tremain.

  10. Bob says:

    The key to the apartment over the firehouse in Disneyland.

  11. Christopher Rhodes says:

    My “Holy Grail” of Disney Movie Memorabilia would most definitely be the live-action reference/promotional Peter Pan costume that Bobby Driscoll wore for “Peter Pan.” I think it’s SO COOL how they used the voice actors (Bobby, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried) for the live action and had full costumes for them to wear during them! So cool!!!

  12. Kim says:

    I think I would want something from an extinct attraction. My first choice would be the actual Figment animatronic in the space suit. That would be awesome to have in my house!!

  13. Chuck Zitta says:

    I love collecting Disney artwork for my walls, so if I had to choose something very special I would have to go with:

    1. Animation cel from Snow White – either a mine scene or the dance in the cottage.

    2. Animation cel from Pinocchio – scene towards the beginning in Gepetto’s workshop. Would include Gepetto, Figaro and Pinocchio in scene.

    3. Animation cel from Sleeping Beauty. Prince Phillip battling the dragon or Maleficent making her proclamation in the castle at the beginning?

    Thanks again for another fantastic show Lou and Jim!!!