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MousePlanetWatch 7 run time - 0:25:50
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. While the Disney Dream Jobs contest at CareerBuilder.com has closed to new entries, voting on the finalists will run from March 6 through March 30. To see the remembrance of Terry Pendt on the KeepToTheCode web site, go here.
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, the new Disney cereals from General Mills' Big G line will have information on the back of the box steering children to Disney's new Healthy Kids web site. Instead of linking again to the information about Peter Ellenshaw passing away that we linked to in last week's show notes, we'll link to yesterday's remembrance of Ellenshaw by MousePlanet columnist Wade Sampson.
Episode 7 run time - 1:23:15
Our Tip of the Week is to check with the cast members staffing the tip boards at Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure to find out about the waits at the attractions in the other park. It will save you the trouble of walking across the Esplanade to the other park to find out how long the waits there are. This is unique to the Disneyland Resort, as the travel time between parks at Walt Disney World makes knowledge of the current wait times meaningless.
We had two featured topics this week. First up was a discussion of the design of the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor Comedy Club (coming soon to the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland) featuring an interview with Imagineer Alex Wright. One of Alex's favorite little things hidden in the queue is the exchange of notes between Mike Wazowski's parents in the lower right corner of this bulletin board. We could post a larger version of it, but we want to give you something to look for when the attraction opens.
Imagineer Alex Wright not only worked on the design of the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor Comedy Club, he's also the author of the Imagineering Field Guide book series. Photo by Mark Goldhaber.
Our second discussion was about the Dream Squad, featuring an interview with Dream Squad member Susie Lange.
Susie Lange is excited to be a member of the Dream Squad. Photo by Mark Goldhaber.
This week's Featured Attraction is the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland Park.
This week's Review system spotlight focuses on the Animal Kingdom Lodge at Walt Disney World.
This week's Magical Moment came from Sandie Charles from St. Augustine, Florida, who wrote to Mark about a Dream Squad member named Nancy who created an amazing experience for Sandie's son and his family, including their terminally ill daughter. If you know Nancy, please have her contact Mark so that he can put her in touch with Sandie, who would like to thank her.
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Mark is once again participating in the March of Dimes WalkAmerica event. Please check out his pledge page for more information, or to donate. If you'd rather donate to other causes supported by folks in the Disney Internet community, Deb Wills (AllEarsNet) is raising money to fight breast cancer and Lou Mongello (Disney World Trivia) is raising money for the Starlight Starbright Foundation to send terminally-ill children to Walt Disney World.
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