Due to the length of the regular show this week, we've decided to split out the news segment into a separate show on a trial basis. Let us know what you think of this format.
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In the Walt Disney World news, sponsored by Small World Vacations, MousePlanet's preferred travel provider, all of the news came from this past Monday's Walt Disney World Park Update, and links to the various information reported can be found there.
All of the Disneyland news came from this past Tuesday's Disneyland Park Update, and links to the various information reported can be found there.
In The Walt Disney Company news, additional related information includes How Hong Kong Disneyland celebrates the Chinese New Year and general information about Hong Kong Disneyland. You can actually watch HTV7 from Vietnam here. Here's some more information on Saturday's visit by two Bridge to Terabithia actors to the World of Disney in New York, and the Terabithia movie site. Finally, here's some background on Robert Zemeckis.
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Our Tip of the Week is to use your cell phone to call the WDW Dining Line (407-WDW-DINE) while you're standing in line at an attraction to make dining reservations on the fly.
Lilianan Lorenzo is the coordinator for the Pirate & Princess Party. Photo by Mark Goldhaber.
Our featured topic this week was a discussion of the Cinderella Castle suite and the Pirate & Princess Party at Walt Disney World. Mark talked a little bit about the tour and the Party, and we also played audio from the castle tour that Mark took, as well as two interviews that Mark did: one with Liliana Lorenzo, coordinator for the party, and one with Laura Offerdahl, producer for the party's special parade and fireworks. A special park guide page is available for the Pirate & Princess Party, and Mark plans to write a story about the castle suite in the near future. Here's a look at the display case in the upstairs lobby of the castle suite.
Laura Offerdahl is the producer for the special parade and fireworks for the Pirate & Princess Party. Photo by Mark Goldhaber.
This week's Featured Attraction is the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland Park.
This week's Review system spotlight focuses on Hollywood & Vine at the Disney-MGM Studios.
This week's Magical Moment came from Jeri Stodola, who experienced some major magic surrounding a problematic reservation at Victoria & Albert's.
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