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WDW Radio Show #67 – Toy Story Midway Mania Review

Toy Story Mania Review, Imagineer interviews, VP of Disney’s Hollywood Studios and more!

Welcome to the WDW Radio Show – your Walt Disney World Information Station. Thank you for tuning in once again. I am Lou Mongello, coming to you this and every week bringing you the very best ways to enjoy and enhance your Walt Disney World vacation experience. This is show #67 for the week of May 18, 2008.

This week’s show is going to be just a little bit different from my normal show, as I just returned from Walt Disney World, where I was visiting to cover the new Toy Story Midway Mania attraction press event. So this show is going to be focused on the new E-Ticket attraction opening in Disney’s Hollywood Studios later this month.

I will first take a look at the event and attraction with Glenn Whelan, as we discuss everything from the new Pixar Studios area of the park, to the incredibly detailed queue and interactive ride experience. It’s a spoiler-free review and preview of what Guests can look forward to enjoying for many years to come.

I met with TC and Kerri, the two Walt Disney World Ambassadors, as they share their thoughts about Disney’s newest attraction

Meg Crofton, President of the Walt Disney World Resort, also spoke about what is happening not just at the Studios, but around the Resort, and will share that audio with you as well

I had the opportunity to interview a number of Imagineers who worked on the attraction, including Senior Show Producer Chrissie Allen, Senior Concept Writer Kevin Rafferty, Senior Show Producer Laurie Coltrin, and Vice President of Disney’s Hollywood Studios Rilous Carter. I’ll share audio with their thoughts on the attraction, as well as those of authors Simon and Sharon Veness from a Brit’s Guide to Walt Disney World, after experiencing the attraction for the first time.

I’ll also have an announcement about a new project I’ve been working on for some time now, so sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode of the WDW Radio Show.


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