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WDW Radio Show #61 – Ultimate Guide to Disney Vacation Club, Animal Kingdom’s Animal Nutrition Center

Ultimate Guide to the DVC (Disney Vacation Club) interview with DVC QA Manager, Disney’s Animal Nutrition Center interview and tour, breaking news, emails and more!

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 #61 for the week of April 6, 2008.

In this week’s Walt Disney World News, there is some important information coming from the Walt Disney World Resort about what the future holds for Guests looking to stay on property, as well as more from the resorts and the Magic Kingdom. The Walt Disney World Rumor Mill was quiet this week, but stay tuned next week for more rumors from the parks.

I also want to bring you what I can best describe as the Ultimate Guide to the Disney Vacation Club (DVC). I am pleased to be joined by Michael Collier, Quality Assurance Manager for Disney’s Vacation Club, who spends some time with me not only answering some frequently asked questions, but explains the process, cost, point system and benefits. He will also help clear up some of the misconceptions and concerns, explains what happens once you step inside one of the kiosks located around property, and so much more. It is an in-depth look at all aspects of the DVC, and why the Disney Vacation Club might be right for you and your family.

In my continuing tribute to Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s 10th Anniversary, which is being celebrated in the parks this coming Earth Day, April 22, I want to once again welcome one of Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Cast Members that works backstage to help make the magic happen for us onstage. He is a Zoological Manager at Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Animal Nutrition Center, who gives us a unique look at just how the thousands of animals at the parks and resorts get their share of the exceptional dining options at Walt Disney World.

I’ll answer more of your emails about half-day tickets, the International Gateway, Darkwing Duck in Walt Disney World and more. I’ll also play some of your voicemails at the end of the show, so sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode of the WDW Radio Show.

You can email the show at lou@wdwradio.com or call the voicemail at 206-202-4WDW (4939). Visit the web site at wdwradio.com.

Walt Disney World Spring Room Offer

More information about the 15th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is available by calling 407/W-DISNEY (934-7639) or by visiting disneyworld.com/flower. The festival, including all gardening programs and exhibits, is included in regular Epcot admission.

Disney Vacation Club – Family Vacations At Disney & Around the World

Disney Vacation Club

Disney’s Conservation Initiatives

Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund

Effective, Sunday, April 6, 2008, the pricing structure for ECV (Electric Convenience Vehicle) and stroller rentals, which has not had a price increase in three years, will be as follows in not just the MK, but all of the the Disney Theme Parks and Downtown Disney area:

ECV Rental – $45 per day, with a $20 refundable deposit ($100 at Downtown Disney)
Single Stroller Rental – $15 per day, with no deposit
Length-of-Stay Single Stroller Rental – $13 per day
Double Stroller Rental – $31 per day, with no deposit
Length-of-Stay Double Stroller Rental – $27 per day