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MouseStation 120 - Collected short subjects

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Thanks to our sponsor

Today's show is sponsored by Owner's Locker, a new service that gives you a place to leave your vacation-only stuff until your next trip to visit the Mouse.

This week, we read an email from Sondra, who won our first giveaway Owner's Locker. Sondra listed everything that she managed to fit into her locker. At high speed, it took Mark just over two minutes to read the entire list. Mark was impressed by how much stuff she was able to fit in there, despite how large the lockers actually are. Mike still thinks that she needs to add a glow cube.

If you have any other great ideas for how to use an Owner's Locker, if you've signed up and are anticipating using your locker, or if you have already used your locker, send us an email or call our voicemail and let us know what you think!

Tip of the Week

This week's Tip comes from listener Audress Johnson of Littleton, CO. (Send in your tip now!)

Audress recommended not getting stuck in the area behind Cinderella Castle between the Carousel and the theater for Mickey's PhilharMagic when watching "Wishes." You're caught in a dead zone between speakers and it's a very poor angle to watch the fireworks from, especially if it's your first time.

Mike and Mark both recommend that, if you're going to watch "Wishes," you're better off near – or better yet, on – Dumbo.

Featured attraction

This week we look at The American Adventure in the pavilion of the same name at Epcot's World Showcase.

Mark and Mike both highly recommend this show, both as a fabulous attraction to watch and as a cool, dark place that's great for a nap. The Animatronics are great, and the mechanism to get everything to where it's supposed to be is amazingly impressive. If you take the 7-plus-hour Backstage Magic tour, currently running around $200, one of the first things that you do is to go backstage under the American Adventure, and you get to see the "war wagon," which moves everything into place, raising and lowering animatronics and set pieces.

Guess That Character!

This week we bypassed the Review System Spotlight to bring back another one of our test subjects.

Mark wanted to cut Mike back to 15 questions because he didn't think that Mike would need all 20, but Mike wanted all 20 questions. As it turned out, despite getting the movie within the first five questions, it took Mike 16 questions to get to Alan-A-Dale from Robin Hood. Mark had figured that Mike would guess Alan-A-Dale easily once he had the movie because we're giving bonus points on the Six Degrees of Disney challenge that we issued last week for getting from Gary Trousdale to Ashley Tisdale through Alan-A-Dale.

Ask the Kid

This week's question comes from listener Chip Joyce. Chip asks: "What do you think is the scariest, creepiest, or weirdest Audio Animatronic figure in all of Walt Disney World? Looking forward to your answer!" Mark's son was all over the place in trying to come up with an answer, and eventually came up with the pirate with the hairy leg as the weirdest and Uh-Oa from the new Tiki Room as the scariest.

Magical Moment

This week's moment came from listener Vance Cope.

Vance and his wife had a magical experience with a waiter and a manager at Mama Melrose's at the Studios, followed by another dose of magic with another cast member right after they had left the restaurant. Both experiences involved different versions of the Year of a Million Dreams Tinker Bell pin.

Feedback and Other Stuff

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We're coming up on our one-year anniversary, so we'd love to hear what changes you'd like to hear us make in the show for our second year. It doesn't matter how radical the changes are, or how brutal the comments, let us hear what you think!

Wrapping up

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