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MouseStation 383 - Collected Short Subjects

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Where Peg-Legged Pete went, what Roger Rabbit might do next, riding with yourself, a fundraising marathon idea and more.

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Tip of the Week

This week's tip comes via email from listener Kevin, who suggests:

Take advantage of the single rider lines, when available, especially if you have already ridden the attraction once or twice with family or friends. I was able to ride in the front seat of Rock-n-Roller Coaster with a member of a party of 3 who was waiting in the regular line for the front car.

Using single rider lines is especially useful when you don't need to worry about missing the themed queue. Also, don't go through the single rider line with a group expecting to be allowed to ride together. In fact, if the grouper at the ride can put together two odd-numbered parties in the standby and/or Fastpass lines, you won't be filling those seats as quickly.

Featured Attraction

This week, we look at Pirates of the Caribbean at both Disneyland Park and Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

Mark talked about how the original Disneyland version of the attraction embodies (and was likely the source of) the Imagineering saying that "nothing is concrete until they're pouring the concrete -- and sometimes not even then." He also discussed how the attraction was not originally planned to be built at Walt Disney World, and how it came to be built after all. Mark further discussed the difference between the two versions of the ride, and how the Walt Disney World version is one-third shorter than the original. Mike agreed that the Disneyland version is much better.

Ask the Kid

This week's question was asked via voicemail by Joey in Tucson, who asked:

Robert Zemeckis recently announced that he was getting together the original writers of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" and they were going to be writing a sequel to the movie, and that movie has always been one of my top ten favorite movies of all time, and I was wondering if The Kid had any ideas for what they could put in the sequel. Maybe he had some ideas for a sequel itself or maybe just some things that he'd like to see. More things with different characters, more Disney characters, maybe more Warner Brothers characters, I don't know. I'm just curious to see what he'd like to see in a sequel to "Roger Rabbit?"

Last Week on MousePlanet

Andrew Rich, down at MousePlanet Global Headquarters recapped what you may have missed on the MousePlanet site last week if you're not visiting regularly.

Listener Feedback

Ken Moyer wrote in response to Episode 379 when Mike mentioned a marathon of all the episodes to ask us whether we thought that we could do a fundraiser where people would listen to all episodes to raise money for a charity. While we don't have the time to coordinate that with everything else we're doing, if Ken or one of our other listeners want to coordinate the effort, we'd love to see that. If you're interested in either participating or helping to organize such an effort, please let us know.

[Note: Mark has just kicked off his March of Dimes fundraising for this year. To donate to Mark's walk, go to his fundraising page. To join Team MousePlanet and walk at your own local March for Babies event, go to the Team MousePlanet page.]

Sue from Brooklyn, NY wrote to thank us for highlighting the Carousel of Progress on Episode 377.

Paul from Holland, MI sent a series of three emails with his Disney Wishes. Some were possibly, or even likely, while others will likely never happen.

Ramon Rodriguez posted 2 comments to Mark's Facebook page in response to a note about last Thursday's Disney's Animal Kingdom Bottom 3 show being posted.

Also postd to Mark's Facebook page in response to that same note, John Friedman made the first joke linking Disney and Amy Winehouse that Mark had ever heard.

What do you think? Let us know!

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