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MouseStation 144 - Collected short subjects

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Thanks to our sponsor

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This week, we reminded you of our next Owner's Locker promotion, where you can help to determine what the next promotion will be. Send your thoughts on what would make a good promotion to get you off the fence. A free Brita water pitcher? Ten dollars off? A MousePlanet T-shirt? Whatever it is, email it to us or call the toll-free feedback line. Since we've only gotten a couple of seious responses so far, we're going to extend it a little bit longer, and we'll run the promotion after that. We'll share all ideas with John Van Meter of Owner's Locker, who will announce the actual offered promotion on an upcoming show and the promotion will then be valid for a month after that.

Marian Sargent agrees that the gift certicates idea would definitely be a good idea for an incentive.

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Around the Station

Inspired by Sean Jones' comic strip, Mark and Mike decided to start showing off the various features of the MouseStation, starting with the spy satellite focused on Disney headquarters in Burbank. (Note: For those that are wondering, the actual source of that audio was from an earnings call from last year.)

The comic strip was actually first published in the show notes for episode 141, not 140.


Sean Jones sent in the fabulous comic strip of Mark and Mike (though he drew Mike a little too good-looking). Click on the strip for a larger image.

Featured attraction

This week we look at the Barnstormer at Goofy's Wise Acre Farm at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

Mark had to hold onto his son while riding because the combination of his Pooh-sizedness and his son's small size left a gap between his son and the lap bar.

It's a short coaster, running less than a minute from station to station with perhaps most of it being spent on the lift.

Review System Spotlight

This week we look at the Storytellers Cafe at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel. Our MousePlanet readers like Storytellers, rating it 3.8 out of five planets. Our featured review this week is by WhichIsStitch of Flagstaff, AZ.

WhichIsStitch and her husband had a great dinner buffet meal at the restaurant, and would go back there again.

Mike had a great character breakfast there, while Mark has eaten at least one character breakfast, at least a couple of lunches, and at least one dinner buffet and one dinner off the menu over a few trips.

You can also find Storytellers Cafe in our Park Guide.

Six Degrees of Disney responses

We had one Six Degrees response from the last go-round, linking Gary Trousdale to Ashley Tisdale (with a bonus link through Allan-A-Dale), in a voicemail from Dean from New York City. Somehow we forgot to run it last time, so we ran it today.

We only had a few responses to trying to line Andreas Deja to Ronald Reagan. (We ended up recording the show earlier than expected, so some responses that came in by Saturday, February 16, got left off until our next time.)

Dan Weckerly from Limerick, PA called in a three-degree link, but more importantly he noted that he prefers Finding Nemo - The Musical over Festival of the Lion King because Dory rules!

Robb Rockwell wrote in with a good five-step linkage.

Sharla from Athens, GA called in a four-degree link, with an added bonus of linking to Allan-A-Dale.

Mike Shearin (Mr. Abominable) from Las Vegas called in another three-degree link, this time going through a Marie Osmond doll. Mike mentioned the Disneyland TV series, which got Mark started on talking about Dateline: Disneyland, the broadcast of the grand opening of the park. Mark couldn't remember the name of the third host (Bob Cummings), though he remembered a number of the stories about him.

Magical Moment

This week's moment comes in a voicemail from Dan the Light Man from Golden, CO. (Send in your moment now!)

Dan's wife surprised him with a special anniversary cruise on the Grand I yacht out of the Grand Floridian Resort, and they had a wonderful time.

Feedback and Other Stuff

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Wrapping up

On April 27, Mark will be walking to raise money for the March of Dimes for the third time. Please consider supporting him. The March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.

 

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