Off to listen right now, Lou! Thanks!!!!!
Welcome to the WDW Radio Show. This is Show #25 for the week of July 29, 2007. Thank you for tuning in once again.
We'll start off this week as always with a lot News and Views from Walt Disney World, as well as our trip to the Walt Disney World Rumor Mill, which includes some rumored details about the Haunted Mansion refurb and upgrade.
Steve Barrett, author of the Hidden Mickeys series of books joins me on what will be a recurring segment on the show, where we talk about some new and interesting Hidden Mickeys, and ask for your help with some questionable ones as well.
It's time to fire up the old Walt Disney World Wayback Machine once again, and this time Jeff and I visit an opening day extinct attraction that so many of us still miss and have fond memories of, and that is Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.
Eric Hollister from GeoMouse.com will announce the winner to this week's Walt Disney World Half Marathon Challenge, and Eric and Dan from MouseGuest.com join me as we talk about another of Walt Disney World's Hidden Treasures
Because so much of "Why We Do What We Do" is about helping others, I'll also introduce you to another friend of the show, Byron Hall, the PhatDisneyGeek, who will tell you about something he is doing to help make some magic for those that really need it.
I'll also answer more of your emails on the air, and also make an announcement about the show, so sit back, relax and hope you enjoy this week's episode of The WDW Radio Show.
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Off to listen right now, Lou! Thanks!!!!!
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I just wanted to thank you for having me on the show to promote my weight loss effort. Just to have you in any way associated with what I'm doing means the world to me.
Let the fun begin!!
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Great show Lou!
Been meaning to post and tell you how much I enjoy the segments with Jeff. This week was special since Mr. Toad has always been one of my favorite attractions. I was in Disneyland 2 weeks ago for NFFC and I think I rode Mr. Toad 5 times in 2 days!
I also enjoyed the Hidden Treasures segment with Dan and Eric from MouseGuest. I'm a big fan of theirs, and its good to hear them twice in one day.
Keep up the outstanding job - absolutely love the show!
I really liked the segment on Mr. Toad with Jeff. I always find that segment very interesting.
It was really fun listening to you and Steve getting all geeky about hidden mickey.
The only low point was the segment on Hidden Treasures with Eric and Eric and Eric and Eric and Eric...oh yeah Dan was there. He said "Yo" at the beginning. Nice going Eric....you blabbed on about trash and the smell when you went backstage...that was real helpful!
Other than that...a great show Lou. You crack me up when you say that the show is "running long". At what point is that Lou?
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I'm glad Lou got to answer Shane's question, although I'm sure he just emailed it to Jeff Pepper who answered it and then Lou took credit for it. How typical of someone from Jersey.
I hadn't had a chance to listen to this weeks show but i liked your segment on mouse guest this week.
I was fortunate to ride Mr. Toad in DL last year. I really enjoyed the ride, but only riding it once, I was not able to pick up on all the theming. The truck and "he-double hockey sticks" scene were frightening to my daughter who was newly 6 y/o at the time. I wanted to ride it again, but couldn't quite convince her to go. I understand the larger profit behind Winnie the Pooh, but I am disappointed that WDW removed Mr. Toad from the park. It sounds as if it were a truly unique experience with the dual tracks and different story lines. Pooh will never be able to compete with that in terms of unique Disney experiences. I know my daughter enjoys WTP in both parks, but it really is a very pedestrian dark ride.
Thanks for the great segment though Lou, and I always love the insight and depth you and Jeff bring to each attraction.
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Lou, I have a question. In the intro this week you had a recording of Walt describing Epcot, right? Well, I always heard EPCOT meant Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow. But in the intro, Walt called it the Experimental Prototype CITY Of Tomorrow. You are the king of all things trivia and I know you can set me straight.
As always, I LOVED the show...I know it is a ton of work to put together but as far as I'm concerned...the longer, the better!!
Great show as always
I really, really enjoy the Mr. Toad's Wild Ride segment you and Jeff take me back in time once again and make me relive the magic and memories of those day.
It's always great to hear from Steve Barrett and the Hidden Mickeys so totally Rock Dude!
Lou, Dan and Eric (The Three Caballeros) great segment MGW and WDW Radio my absolute favorite podcast
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I loved Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. Your talk-through really enhanced my appreciation of it, too.
That being said, I like the Pooh ride better. Maybe it's because I have warm memories of seeing the shorts in the movie theatre in the early 70s . . .
(please don't flame me, but feel free to disagree!)
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Great show as usual. Mr. Toad's Wild ride was always a favorite of mine as a kid. But I think it may have had to do with the music sticking with me for so long after I rode it. I have to agree that Pooh is probably a better fit there though. Speaking of the WDW radio wayback machine, any chance that you guys will be hitting 20,000 League's under the sea anytime soon?
I think I rode Mr. Toad's Wild Ride once, and I'm sorry to say that it didn't have the same impact on me as it did on everyone else. It's really interesting to hear the ride described in such detail. I haven't gone on Pooh.
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