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MouseStation 11 - Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway and MousePlanetWatch 11 news feed for March 22, 2007


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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, several stories have related links. We'll start with a link to the official statement from Disney Chairman John Pepper, Jr., on the issue of backdating options at Pixar. Next, we'll point you to the Fortune Magazine list of the 50 most admired companies.

Information on the High School Musical ice tour can be found here. The Pirates of the Caribbean trailer can be found in HD at Yahoo Movies. The new Family.com is here. To find out what Michael Eisner's new company is cooking up for web content, head over here.

Here's a press release about rehearsals getting underway for the production of The Lion King in Johannesburg. (Oh, and the story is in International news, not Internet news as mentioned on the podcast. It's amazing what kind of slips you make at 3:30 a.m.) Finally, you can find Spectrobes here.

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Our Tip of the Week again comes from Cathy Sowa, who recommends using your digital camera to take a picture of your room number at the resort before you leave it for the first time. This way, you can always refer back to your digital camera for this crucial bit of information.

Charlie Ridgway Interview

Here's a photo of Charlie with other authors at MouseFest 2006. (Charlie's second from the left in the back row.) You can purchase his book online at Amazon.com.

Here is Charlie?s appearance schedule, which is subject to change. Please call ahead for more information and directions to each event.

Saturday, March 24 ? Orlando
Time: 3 pm to 5 pm
Place: Barnes & Noble, Plaza Venezia
7900 W. Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32819
407-345-0900

Saturday, March 31 ? Merritt Island
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Place: Barnes & Noble
780 E. Merritt Island Causeway
Merritt Island, FL 32952
321-453-8202

Sunday, April 1 ? Daytona Beach
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Place: Barnes & Noble
1900 W International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
386-238-1118

Saturday, April 7 ? Orlando
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Place: Barnes & Noble
Colonial Plaza Market Center
2418 E Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
407-894-6024

Friday, April 13 ? Celebration
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Place: Reading Trout Books
671 Front Street
Celebration, FL 34747
321-939-2265

Saturday, April 14 ? West Melbourne
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Place: Barnes & Noble
1955 W. New Haven
West Melbourne, FL 32904
321-726-9505

Wednesday, April 18 ? The Villages
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Place: Barnes & Noble
1055 Old Camp Road
The Villages, FL 32162
352-430-3029

Thursday, April 19 ? Sarasota
Time: 3 pm to 5 pm
Place: Sarasota News and Books
1341 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-365-6332

Friday, April 20 ? Brandon
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Place: Barnes & Noble
Brandon Square
122 Brandon Town Center
Brandon, FL 33511
813-661-9883

Saturday, April 21 ? Gainesville
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Place: Barnes & Noble
Butler Plaza West
3910 S.W. Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608
352-372-3535

Sunday, April 22 ? Clearwater
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Place: Barnes & Noble
23654 US 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33765
727-669-1688

Friday April 27 ? Orlando
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Place: Urban Think!
625 East Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801
407-650-8004

Saturday, April 28 - Ocala
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Place: Barnes & Noble
Park Centre Commons
3500 SW College Road Suite 300
Ocala, FL 34474
352-854-3999

And don't forget that Greg Ehrbar will also be making an appearance at 1:00 p.m. this coming Sunday, March 25, with a presentation promoting Mouse Tracks at the new Reading Trout Book Shop that just opened in downtown Celebration. The shop sells all kinds of books but specializes in Disney books, and is located at 671 Front Street in Celebration. You can call 321-939-2265 for directions.

This week's Featured Attraction is Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

This week's Review system spotlight focuses on Pecos Bill's Tall Tale Inn and Cafe at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. You can also find it in our Park Guide.

This week's Magical Moment came from Dave Welty, who who experienced a wonderful cast member response to a brokenhearted princess.

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Send in your suggestions, comments or tips via our email form or via voicemail on our toll-free feedback line (1-866-939-2278). You can also make suggestions by replying to this post.

If you want to contribute a story for our Magical Moment segment (and possible inclusion in the Cast Place column here on MousePlanet), you can either use our email form or the toll-free feedback line. (We like when you use the voice mail system, because then we can play it on the show.)

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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