MouseStation 23 - Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage grand opening and MousePlanetWatch 23 news feed for June 14, 2007
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MousePlanetWatch 23 run time 0:58:12
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.
MouseStation 23 run time - 2:04:06
Our Tip of the Week this week came from Tony Dmytriw, who recommended the Congress Park section of the Saratoga Springs Resort as a great location for making the best use of the Disney bus transportation system.
Pre-feature: Toy Story Mania
Disney Senior Creative Executive Tom Fitzgerald gave an overview of the new attraction at the What's New/What's Next presentation.
Featured topic: Grand opening of the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
Steven Ng narrated the segment, with interviews and other audio collected by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.
Adrienne interviewed Eric Jacobson, Senior Vice President of Creative Development at Walt Disney Imagineering, as well as Imagineering Vice President of Creative Development Tony Baxter.
MouseStation favorites The Abominables were the first people in line to ride the attraction after its official opening.
Daniel Lew (to whom Mike and Mark apologize profusely for calling him Kenneth) provided a comparison between the Nemo Subs at Disneyland and The Seas With Nemo and Friends at Walt Disney World.
We also had a pair of voicemails from Ricky Ruiz of The Big Slicks before and after he rode the attraction during previews.
In addition to Frank Anzalone's Nemo desktop photos that we published on Monday, we're also publishing today a photo gallery of Frank's and Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix's photos from the event.
If you've been on the attraction and want to let us know what you think, call our toll-free feedback line (1-866-939-2278) or send us email to tell us what you think.
This week's Featured Attraction is Casey Jr. Circus Train in Fantasyland at Disneyland Park. Mike & Mark both enjoy the attraction, as it's a fun way to relax a little in Fantasyland.
This week's Review system spotlight focuses on the Wilderness Lodge at Walt Disney World. Mike & Mark both recommend it. MousePlanet readers seem to love the Lodge, as it was rated 4.5 out of five planets on the strength of 23 reviews, and is the second-highest rated Walt Disney World resort. You can also find the Wilderness Lodge in our Park Guide.
In this week's Ask the Kid segment, listener Kate and her son Aidan asked Mark's 8-year-old son: "What is your favorite Walt Disney World restaurant and why?" Mark's son apparently prefers entertainment over cuisine, as three of his four selections were on the basis of the entertainment during the meal.
This week's Magical Moment came from Marcus Womble. Marcus' Magical Moments came from all of the magic that he made as a member of the Walt Disney World College Program.
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