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MousePlanetWatch 20 run time 0:38:13
In the Walt Disney World news, sponsored by Small World Vacations, MousePlanet's preferred travel provider, most 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. Here are some quick links:
In the Disneyland news, all of the news came from this past Monday's Disneyland Park Update. Here are some direct links to information from some of the stories:
In The Walt Disney Company news, several stories have related links.
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Our Tip of the Week this week came in a voicemail from Morris Jones of Los Angeles, recommending that (if you're staying at the Grand Californian Hotel) you visit Grizzly River Run in the morning, then go back to your room to dry off before returning to the park to enjoy the rest of your day.
Featured topic: Interviews live from the Red Carpet World Premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Steven Ng interviewed many of the fans waiting for the celebrities, including MouseStation listeners Marcie Reeter, her enthusiastic daughter Bailey, Natalie, Andrea and Renee Leahy and Alyssa Marmalejo and their living magical moment Brody.
Celebrities interviewed included:
If you were at the premiere, please call our toll-free feedback line (1-866-939-2278) or send us email to tell us about it.
This week's Featured Attraction is the Tomorrowland Transit Authority at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Mark and Mike both really enjoy it. Mike has even taken a nap on it while going around multiple times without getting kicked off. The line is usually short or non-existent, it's a nice trip above the crowds of Tomorrowland, you get to ride past a large slice of Walt Disney's original EPCOT model, and you even get to ride through Space Mountain (and, if you're lucky, see the attraction with its lights on if it breaks down).
Mark was once on the TTA when it broke down inside Space Mountain. The lights stayed dark and they were led out by flashlight. Mark had to climb down either a ladder or steep stairway carrying his then one-year-old son, and was not at all happy about it.
This week's Review system spotlight focuses on the Disneyland Hotel at Disneyland Resort. Mark has never stayed there, but Mike has been there multiple times and highly recommends it. MousePlanet readers seem to agree, as it was rated 4.1 out of five planets on the strength of 43 reviews. You can also find the Disneyland Hotel in our Park Guide.
In this week's Ask the Kid segment, listener Jeremy Szydlowski asked Mark's 8-year-old son: "Have you ever come across a character while at Disney that you didn't know? if so who was it?"
This week's Magical Moment came from a celebrity interview on the red carpet from Reggie Lee, who plays Tai Huang, Sao Feng's (Chow Yun-Fat) second-in-command. Reggie's Magical Moment came from a moment during filming when Yun-Fat showed him a great deal of respect.
In Listener Feedback, there were only a couple of emails due to the early recording of this week's show, both regarding last week's show.
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.
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Thanks to our West Coast correspondent Andrew Rich, and audio engineer and sound editor Steven Ng.
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