WDW News, MouseFest 2008, Discovery Island Wayback Machine, Contest winner and new contest and more!
Hello and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host, Lou Mongello and this is show #94 for the week of November 23, 2008.
In News from Walt Disney World this week, we’ll look at the Christmas Day Parade taping schedule, new dining offerings in the parks, a new way to celebrate your child’s birthday, and the new, ultimate thrill ride at Walt Disney World.
December brings us not just the holiday season and a great time to visit Walt Disney World, but the annual gathering of Disney fans from around the world as past of the annual MouseFest event. This week, I enlist the help of a MouseFest veteran and first-timer in Glenn Whelan and Greg Grimsley to join me to talk about the event, planning for it, tips for getting the most out of the experience, my events, and more. Whether you’re attending this year, thinking about joining us in the future, or even if you’re not sure what MouseFest is or if it’s right for you, I think you’ll find this to be both helpful and fun.
From future events to Walt Disney World of the past, this week I’ll once again take you aboard my Wayback Machine to Discovery Island, the tropical island paradise on Bay Lake that for years entertained guests with everything from pirate lore to exotic plants, birds and animals. Ryan Wilson is my co-pilot this week as we look at its history, numerous storylines, rumors and possible future.
I’ll announce the winner of last week’s World Showcase contest, and give you another new question for this week’s contest, as well as a special Thanksgiving treat before playing some of your voicemails, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode of the WDW Radio Show.
INFORMATION AND LINKS FROM THIS WEEK’S SHOW
Goofy’s Candy Company Birthday Party Experiences
Indy Racing Experience Driving Program – For more information, including rates, hours of operation, and corporate packages, please call (888) 357-5002 or log on to www.indyracingexperience.com
DisneyObsession Blog by Greg Grimsley
Passamaquoddy blog by Glenn Whelan
Main Street Gazette by Ryan Wilson
Lou’s Article on Discovery Island (aka Treasure Island, Riles, Island, Blackbeard’s Island, etc.)
Lee Cockerell’s Web site – LeeCockerell.com
Here are this week’s contest winners, all who receive a copy of Lee Cockerellâ€™s book “Creating Magic” as well as an Audio Guide to Main Street, USA
The question was: In what World Showcase pavilions can you find Miyuki, Sergio, a pickle tree, and lefse?
The answers were: Japan, Italy, Germany, and Norway. This weekâ€™s winners â€“ all 5 of them are:
1. Jon Justice
2. Brian Patterson
3. Betsy Tabor
4. Joyanne Johnston
5. Tammy George
CONGRATULATIONS, and best of luck on this week’s NEW contest!!
Lou’s WDW Radio MouseFest 2008 Meet Schedule
FRIDAY, Dec 12 – PodFest 2008 – 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Backlot Express) – A gathering of Disney podcasters and listeners. RSVPs requested from podcasters only.
SATURDAY, Dec. 13 – Lou’s Saturday Night IllumiNations Meet – 8:00 pm until whenever… Location: Epcot World Showcase (Japan, Torii Gate (the big red thing) â€“ Open to ALL MouseFest Attendees – Casual gathering of MouseFest attendees, listeners to the WDW Radio Show, and community members and visitors to DisneyWorldTrivia.com to meet, chat, relax and enjoy IllumiNations. We’ll play a fun, new GAME with prizes (no trivia knowledge required, I assure you!) before the fireworks begin
SUNDAY, Dec. 14 â€“ TRIVIAFEST – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Magic Kingdom (Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station) – A fun, interactive game-show style trivia meet where you can test your knowledge of WDW trivia for a chance to win prizes, including a custom Apple iPod!!
Hope you can join us! If so, let us know you’re coming (not required) by posting in the forums:
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