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    WDW Radio Show Disney Podcast #64 - April 27, 2008

    JAMBO and Welcome to the WDW Radio Show - your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host Lou Mongello, and I want to thank you for tuning in again this week. This is show #64 for the week of April 27, 2008.

    I spent a number of days last week in Walt Disney World covering Disney's Animal Kingdom's 10th Anniversary, and as promised, I brought back some wonderful audio from the event. In addition to a live recording of the opening rededication ceremonies, I was able to get one on one interviews with Val Bunting, Vice President of Disney's Animal Kingdom, Jackie Ogden, vice president of animal programs and environmental initiatives, world-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, and legendary Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde.

    I'll also discuss the day's event, the Wild Decade fan gathering, and a look back at the park, its mission and message with fellow attendees Eric Hollister and Glenn Whelan. I'll also play audio from the presentation of the WDW Celebrations donation to the DisneyWorldTrivia.com Dream Team Project.

    I invite Jeff Pepper back to answer some more of your listener emails, and 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.

    Talk about the show by visiting and posting in the WDW Radio Show message forums at DisneyWorldTrivia.com. Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week!

    Be sure to view this week's complete show notes page.

    You can email the show at lou@wdwradio.com or call the voicemail at 206-202-4WDW. Talk about the show by visiting and posting in the WDW Radio Show message forums at DisneyWorldTrivia.com.
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    Loved it. DAK is one of my favorite resorts, in large part because of my longtime association with the Bronx Zoo. I just the theme and animal trails. Its a great place.

    Dave at Mouse Extra has been publishing some stuff of mine in a tribute to the Animal Kingdom including stuff on the animals and the Beastly Kingdom.
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    Great show Lou! Sounds like Disney's Animal Kingdom's 10th Anniversary was a smash hit! From the videos I've seen of the Opening Ceremony and Joe Rohde's presentation, it looked like a great time. Also great to know that WDW Celebrations had another successful event with A Wild Decade. I wish I could of been there with all of you!

    Great job to Eric, Glenn, and of course you for a great roundtable about it. Also great job to you and Jeff with the emails. Once again, great show Lou! Jambo!
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    too bad they didn't announce a new land like America or Australia. Or better yet, Beastly Kingdomme
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    It was very nice to hear the various podcasts celebrating Animal Kingoms anniversary this week. The Roundtable discussion was a great idea since the actual re-dedication and Joe Rohde presentation audio have been played and summarized on various podcasts this week, so it kind of gave WDW Radios coverage a different angle to have these follow up discussions, great work as always. I wish I could've been there buddy,

    After hearing Joe Rhode mention how slowing down was important to the enjoyment of this park, it inspired me to share some DAK Audio on my podcast that might have otherwise just had a few segments pulled from it, for anyone who isn't already overdosed on DAK audio this week you can hear a different slant on this park on the most recent episode of my podcast:

    Mousin' it Up! O Season 2008 O Episode 32 - Slowing Down at Disney's Animal Kingdom
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    The podcast was wonderful this week. I love listening to it on my way to campus and back home. Though you sure can make a person feel guilty for thinking of AK as a half day park as I always did (and am guilty of also going with people who share the same view). but after the past couple of weeks and these podcasts, i seriously want to reconsider the next time i get down there and spend far more time at AK.

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    I was lucky enough to be there that day last week. It was very cool to be a part of it. I do wish they made a bigger deal out of it. The fact the Jane Goodall as well as Joe Rohde great, but a lot of people in line had no idea. One thing I didn't get to do was get my hands on one of the special pins. As soon as the rope dropped, the line was crazy. My wife and I were actually at the preview days before it opened, and had a blast looking at the park map. Great day and great cast Lou. thanks.b

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    I totally agree with Big Brian! To be expected there was a gluttony of AK anniversary coverage in the Disney pod-osphere. Good to see this spin on it. I must admit I did skip the beginning part because I had already heard the re-dedication ceremony by then, but the rest of the show was top notch! Thanks, Lou!!
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    Old Jane was always very personable
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    I really enjoyed the pod cast. Keep up the good work.

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    Great pod-cast! If I couldn't be at the 10th Anniversary of AK, I'm really glad you could be. I just finished listening to the download presentation given by Joe Rohde. A project of this undertaking has to have a lot of planning, but to get a glimpse into what it took to make AK happen was really mind-boggling. I can't imagine working on something (the tree of life) for 1 1/2 years and not being able to "see" it as it progresses and only hope it comes out the way you planned.
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    I was lucky enough to be there that day(and got to meet Lou too!) I loved to hear the audio again because I was so excited to be there that day and was trying to take it all in, BRAIN OVERLOAD! It was good to be able to hear it again and really pay attention. After hearing Joe Rohde talk about the making of the park, and his passion about it all, Animal Kingdom is now my favorite park! I am going back this weekend with a friend who has never been to Animal Kingdom! I hope she doesn't get tired of me being the informative tour guide!haha! Great podcast, thanks so much!

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    Loved the podcast and the tribute to Animal Kingdom's 10th Anniversary but my question lies within the e-mails. One question was about sponsorship for attractions/restaurants and Jeff Pepper mentioned the affiliation of Disneyland and ABC that helped build the park but I was under the impression that ABC was a more recent relationship, I remember Wonderful World of Color on NBC. Was it ABC then NBC then back to ABC?? Just curious.
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    The Joe Rhode stuff was great! Good show.

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