On today's show, Mark talks with Steven Miller about new merchandise coming to Walt Disney World and Kambria Hull about the Royal Rooms at Port Orleans Riverside Resort. Mark and Mike also find time to discuss a couple of news stories of the week.
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Mark shared two interviews from the Walt Disney World Summer to Remember press event and discussed Walt Disney World news with Mike.
Mark chatted with our old friend Steven Miller about some of the cool new merchandise coming to Disney parks this summer. Some of the highlights include the tiny MousekeEars, Vinylmations, Orange Bird and Tiki Room merchandise, and Epcot 30th anniversary items. Mark had to cut the interview short because he was going to be late for the shuttle to his Wild Africa Trek tour.
Phineas, Ferb, and Doofenshmirtz (lower left) and Agent P (center) Vinylmations and MousekeEars (right) are surrounded by jumbo park Vinylmations (including a "Cake-stle"-themed figure). Photo by Mark Goldhaber.
Artist Noah shares a look at the new Lightning McQueen Vinylmation profile.
Kambria gave Mark a quick tour of a Royal Room, which is themed as a guest room at Princess Tiana's mansion. The room is filled with memorabilia and gifts from visits by her other Princess friends. Features include bathroom trim and a shower curtain from Ariel, a magic carpet (woven into the main carpet) and a Genie lamp sink faucet from Jasmine, the dog-turned-ottoman from Belle, a picture frame from Snow White (carved by the Seven Dwarfs), and more. Photos of Tiana visiting with her friends decorate the walls. The bedspreads are patterned with images of the crowns of each of Tiana's friends. Best of all, the headboards for the beds feature a "fireworks display" that can be touched off by guests from a button on the headboard.
Mark and Mike discussed the recent Walt Disney World price hike and the squirrel who stopped a monorail on the Magic Kingdom line.
Read the story in this week's Walt Disney World Resort Update about the Walt Disney World ticket price hikes.
Read the story about the squirrel on the monorail track in this week's Walt Disney World Resort Update.
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