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WDW Radio Show #172 – Interview with Ashley Eckstein at Star Wars Weekends

Hello and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host, Lou Mongello, and this is show #172 for the week of May 30, 2010.

We’ll start off this week’s show by taking a look at what’s coming next to Walt Disney World, as we discuss the many new (and old) offerings as part of Summer Nightastic. We’ll also discuss some other Disney news, including improvements to the online dining reservations system, and a curious change taking place in Fantasyland.

Star Wars Weekends is in full swing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as the legendary Star Wars Saga is celebrated, this year including the including the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back and the animated television series, The Clone Wars. I’m joined this week in an exclusive interview with Ashley Eckstein, celebrity host for Star Wars Weekends, the voice of Ahsoka Tano in the Clone Wars series, former Walt Disney World Cast Member and so much more. We’ll discuss not only her role in the Star Wars universe and at Star Wars Weekends, but her career at Disney and ongoing fascination with Disney collecting and the Disney parks.

I’ll announce the winner of our Walt Disney World Threes contest, as well as the winners of the live contest we held during the 24-hour live broadcast from Walt Disney World last weekend.

I’ll play more of your voicemail and have a few announcements including details about upcoming Meets of the Month in Walt Disney World 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 TOLL FREE at 888-703-2171.

Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week!


Ashley Eckstein

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Main Street Electrical Parade Backstage Sneak Peek VIDEO – Join Lou Mongello on a backstage look at the legendary Main Street Electrical Parade as it prepares for its return to Walt Disney World as part of Summer Nightastic! You’ll get a rare look at the parade in its backstage, behind the scenes splendor, and hear from some of the Disney Cast Members who brought the magic to life.  Lou will even test his driving skills on one of the float ride vehicles, and who knows… you might even see Tinker Bell!



WDW Radio Meet of the Month

  • Date: Saturday, June 12 (Expedition Everest Weekend)
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Magic Kingdom – Fantasyland – Pinocchio’s Village Haus outdoor seating area
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