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WDW Radio Show #32 – Japan Pavilion in Epcot DSI: Disney Scene Investigation

News and rumors, Celebration 25, Japan, new contest, listener email, voicemails and more!

Welcome to the WDW Radio Show, your Walt Disney World Information Station. This is Show #32 for the week of September 16, 2007.

Not a lot of Walt Disney World News this week, but we have a lot of listeners who called in from the Magic Kingdom to give us their first-hand impressions of the Haunted Mansion, which opened up after a length refurbishment this week. We’ll also have some updated information about the Leave a Legacy tiles in Epcot, and just a couple of rumors in the Walt Disney World Rumor Mill, as it’s been a very quiet week on the news and rumors front.

Adam Roth, co-founder of the Celebration 25 event honoring Epcot’s 25th anniversary next month will join me as we reveal the schedule of events for the Sunday and Monday, and details about what else is taking place as we join Disney at this historic event. It’s something that I will be attending and sponsoring, and am really excited about.

Jeff Pepper will join me as always continue with our Epcot Retrospective / DSI: Disney Scene Investigation series this time with a close look at one of World Showcase’s original and still most beautiful pavilions, Japan.

And Jeff stays on a little while longer, as we are joined by Eric Hollister for the next in our Walt Disney World Half Marathon Challenge Contests. This week, Jeff provides the clues, and tests your inner Disney geek, and Eric will also announce the winner of the previous contest.

I have a ton of your voicemails to play this week, so be sure and stay tuned to the end of the show for those, and I’ll also answer a few more of your emails, so sit back, relax enjoy this week’s episode of The WDW Radio Show.

Links to other resources from the show:

If you would like to know and SEE the fate of the Epcot wand, there is a great video online, but if you were a fan of the wand, it’s not for the faint of heart. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01aOWXtM_9E

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort Haunted Hayride – 2007 dates: October 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31.

Wagons depart across from Pioneer Hall beginning as follows:
From October 12-27, – 6 rides per night, starting at 7:30 pm.
From October 28-31, – 9 rides per night, starting at 6:00 pm.
(Wagons depart every 20 minutes)
Cost: $15 adult, $10 child (3-9), plus tax. For more information call (407) 824-2734.

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood has been sold, which may or may not affect the copyright and licensing issues which may have caused the placement of the Sorcerer’s Hat at the Studios. Read the L.A. Times article here

Leave a Legacy Tiles Update:

We are currently offering a new product for our Domestic U.S. Leave a Legacy guests.  We are able to take your Leave a Legacy photo/text message and have it engraved on three different types of granite tiles.  We offer a set of 4 coasters, a 5×7 with wooden stand, or an 8 1/2 x 11 tile with a metal stand.

The pricing is as follows:
Set of 4 Coasters with Rubber Soles: $60, plus $6.50 Shipping and Handling
5×7 with Wood Stand: $60, plus $6.50 Shipping and Handling
8 1/2×11 with Rod-Iron Stand: $120, plus $9 Shipping and Handling

If you are interested in the granite products, please email me and I will be more then happy to give you the information necessary to make an order. I hope this information helps! Thank you again for taking part in the Leave A Legacy program.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact Disney at 407-560-7235 or by e-mail at wdw.ec.legacy@disney.com


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