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WDW Radio Show #10 – Best of the Best at Walt Disney World, History of Disney’s Polynesian Resort, and The Epcot That Never Was

Disney news, Spaceship Earth, Best of the Best, Polynesian Resort, contest winner, trivia, and more!

Welcome back to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World information Station. Thanks for tuning in once again. This is Show #10 for the week of April 15, 2007.

This week’s show starts off with some News and Views from Walt Disney World, including the planned Re-Imagineering of Spaceship Earth. Lou will talk not only about the what is to come, but some of the changes through the years.

Mike Scopa comes on to talk about another Best of the Best at Walt Disney World, which leads directly into the next special guest and topic.

Steve “TikiMan” Seifert joins Lou in talking about the history of Disney’s Polynesian Resort, its changes over time, vacationing there now and all that it has to offer, and some of its hidden secrets and treasures that even the most seasoned veteran might overlook.

Lou and Jeff Pepper take a trip on the Walt Disney World Wayback Machine to visit The Epcot That Never Was, as they explore pavilions and attractions that were planned for EPCOT Center, yet never came to be, as well as why we still don’t see them today. The answers are revealed and the winner of the first Where in the World Have You Heard This? contest is announced, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode of the WDW Radio Show!

Steve Seifert – The Tikiman – Visit his web site at tikiman2001.homestead.com

Join us on Sunday July 29, 2007 for the first TIKIFEST gathering. It is a chance for many of us Polynesian Resort or Disney World admirers to meet and have a nice evening. Instead of just your normal meeting, we have a great evening planned at the Salon of the Living Seas. This is a private room inside the Seas with Nemo & Friends attraction.TikiMan

Come see Steve and visit the Polynesian for special events at Tikifest 2007. For details CLICK HERE

Disney’s Polynesian Resort

2007 Room Rates (per night, tax not included)

Room Type






Garden View





Lagoon View





Magic Kingdom View





2007 Room Rates with Concierge Service Available (per night, tax not included)‡

Room Type Value Regular Peak Holiday
Garden View $465 $530 $620 $690
Lagoon View $575 $650 $745 $815
1 BR Suite $575 $650 $745 $815
1 BR Suite $750 $855 $975 $1085
2 BR Suite $1300 $1425 $1600 $1840
2 BR Suite $1460 $1590 $1775 $2015
King Kamehameha Suite $1955 $2185 $2450 $2725

2007 Seasons

Value Season: 1/1 – 2/14, 7/8 – 10/3, 11/25 – 12/19

Regular Season: 4/15 – 7/7, 10/4 – 11/24

Peak Season: 2/15 – 4/14

Holiday Season: 12/20 – 12/31


Cruise with Lou Mongello and Margaret Kerry (yes, the same Tinker Bell that you just saw on your new Peter Pan Special Edition DVD) on the Disney Magic! Join us for special events, Pirate costume contests, tons of free giveaways, private dining, extra fun things to do Castaway Cay, treasure hunts, trivia games, live podcasting from the ship, where you can help be a part of the show, charity fundraising events to benefit the DWT Dream Team and the Starlight Children’s Foundation, and so much more! Everyone who books as part of our group will get special pixie-dusted items in cabins.

One of the things I’m happy to finally be able to announce is that at many of these events, you can participate and earn KEYS, end of cruise, one of your keys could open a huge treasure chest filled with incredible Disney Surprises and Merchandise!

There will be LOTS of things we have planned just for kids, too, including a special treat from Captain Jack Sparrow, treasure hunts, and more!

Everyone who books by June 1, 2007 will receive a very unique surprise before the cruise. During a wonderful, private event we have planned as we set sail, we will have a very special, very fun-filled drawing at a private event where one person will win a $500 Disney Gift Card that you can use on board! Of course, if you have already booked on the cruise, you will also receive the surprise and be eligible to win, so no worries!

For more information and a free, no-obligation quote

visit the Cruise information page

Read Lou’s article about

Epcot’s World Showcase Africa Pavilion at Disney World Trivia