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MouseStation 38 - Listener Feedback

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Today's show is a little short, partly due to the fact that Mike is suffering from a bad cold and needed to rest. In this week's Listener Feedback:


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MousePlanet columnist Shoshana Lewin called in to reprimand us for not knowing that Photon was Adam's mouse in Honey, I Shrunk the Audience. She further demanded that Mike and Mark take a vacation and go to Epcot as soon as possible. Mike and Mark asked if anyone was willing to pay to send them on that vacation.

Rob wrote in to also express disappointment that we didn't know about Photon.

Steve Russo then piled it on with amazement that we didn't get the answer. He noted that he definitely enjoys the new format better than the old marathon shows. Finally, he asked "What's different about the tower clock at World Showcase's American Adventure?" Mike didn't get it, but Mark knew that the Roman numerals on the clock face used "IIII" as 4, rather than the usual "IV."

Jeremy write in to say that he loves the new format, and came up with a great question. "What attractions do you put on your list to ride, but after the trip, you realize that you never went on them?" For Jeremy, it's the Hall of Presidents, Mark Twain (Liberty Belle?) and the movies at Epcot. He also used to miss the mint juleps at Disneyland, but has since rectified that problem.

Mike's most frequently missed attractions are Tom Sawyer's Island and the Fantasyland attractions. Mark usually somehow misses the Liberty Squarer attractions, Tom Sawyer's Island and the Circlevision movies in Epcot (though he's going to make sure to see the new Canada movie his next time down).

Dave Welty called the toll-free feedback line (1-866-939-2278) with great news for Mike: the Bluetini (as well as all other specialty drinks from Walt Disney World) is now available at the Disneyland Resort. Apparently, the food and beverage manager from Walt Disney World is now in charge of food and beverage at Disneyland, as well.

Suzan wrote in that a designated smoking area at the Animal Kingdom Lodge is located in such a way as to be unavoidable for people going from outside into the entrance to Jiko and Boma. Mike noted that there aren't really a lot of good places at the Lodge to put smokers.

Pete Altemese wrote to thank Mark for pronouncing his name correctly..

Hayley B. from Delaware called the voicemail to let us know that she loves the show. She finds it to be professionally done and she has enjoyed our helpful information and opinions, as well as the trivia. And that set us to blushing again.

Listener Mark wrote to ask whether press passes exist for any Disney parks. While Disney does provide admission during press events, co-host Mark isn't certain that they provide admission in other situations. He recommended that listener Mark contact his Disney public relations representative and ask them about park admission.

Christine write in to ask if we have any idea when the new rates or rate structure will be released, as she's getting concerned that she can't finish making her plans for February through April of 2008 without getting the rates. The rates haven't been released yet, but Mark thinks that they should be done fiddling with the packages and seasonal occupancy numbers in the next month or two. In the meantime, Christine could make a placeholder reservation and the rates will be applied to the reservation as soon as they're released. Mike suggested that Christine should make a placeholder reservation now if there's a certain resort and dates that she really wants, and that the rates should be out soon. Based on his experience, he expects rates to go up between 4 and 6 percent.

 

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