A Collection of Short Subjects

by MouseStation Crew, staff writer

MouseStation 68 - Collected short subjects

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Thanks to our sponsor, and a contest

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 contacted Sondra, who won our first locker contest. She was thrilled to have her entry chosen. Sondra, please contact Owner's Locker using the information that we provided to you to claim your locker. We also read Sondra's second entry, for a camping locker for staying at Fort Wilderness.

But never fear! We were able to talk John into giving another locker away! All entries already received (with the exception of Sondra's other entry, which we'll read on a future show) will remain eligible, but everyone else has until midnight on Halloween to send in your ideas on what you would do with an Owner's Locker. John will again select his favorite, and he'll join us on the November 5 show to announce our next winner!

Tip of the Week

This week's tip came in a voicemail from Dan the Light Man, from Boulder, Colorado. (Send in your tip now!)

Dan noted that there were three different tours leaving from three different places at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and they were sent to the wrong location by a cast member. Dan recommends double-checking to make sure that you have the correct location. Thankfully, it worked out well for Dan, who – along with his wife – ended up getting a private tour that afternoon.

Mike remembered being confused about multiple tours that he was taking. He reiterated that this is the reason why you need to try to get to your tour a half-hour early, just in case something like this happens.

Mark noted that he needed to double-check the meeting location for his UnDISCOVERed Future World tour, since it was early in the morning the day after he arrives late at night. (NOTE: He did, in fact, make the tour.)

Mike had trouble checking in for his land/sea package last year.

Featured attraction

This week, we look at the Astro Orbitor in Tomorrowland at both Disneyland Park and its original location at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World.

Mark enjoys the attraction, but that could be because of the fun of riding with his son. Mike offered up that he thinks that it's a great date attraction.

Mike also noted that he felt that the elevator up to the raised platform was the best feature of the attraction.

Review system spotlight

This week's spotlight focuses on the Flying Fish Cafe in the Boardwalk Resort. The week's featured review was a 5-planet review by marryy of Pennsylvania. MousePlanet readers really love the Flying Fish, rating it 4.8 out of five planets on the strength of 6 reviews.

marryy feels that the Flying Fish is one of the best restaurants at Walt Disney World, and that everyone in their group of nine people had delicious, well-prepared food.

Mark agrees with marryy, as the Flying Fish may be his favorite restaurant at Walt Disney World. In fact, Mark was there just days after marryy for his 40th birthday trip and had a great time.

Mike really doesn't consider Flying Fish an option because he's allergic to just about every dish that they serve there.

You can also find the Flying Fish Cafe in our Park Guide.

Ask the Kid

In this week's segment,this week, Mark asked his 8-year-old son a question from Mike: "If you could build a Disney park anywhere in the world, where would you build it? "

Mark's son answered that "Of course I'm going to build it in my home state of New York." Mark's son then complained about the local amusement parks. Then he had some interesting ideas about a water park in Antarctica and a wild mouse coaster built on a yacht in the middle of the ocean.

To submit your own questions for "Ask the Kid," send us your question to ask Mark's son.

Magical Moment

This week's moment came from listener Patrick Toohill.

Patrick was in his own little Magical Moment at a family gathering, where everybody was asking him for advice about their upcoming trips because he was the expert.

Feedback and MouseFest

Please weigh in on the idea of returning to a single feed via email or by calling our toll-free feedback line at 1-866-939-2278. Don't forget that we love voicemails because then we can put your voice on the show!

Don't forget that you've now got until Halloween to get your entry in for our second Owner's Locker contest!

We also wanted to remind you that we have now scheduled our MouseFest meet for the podcasts. The MouseStation Hustle-tini Meet will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Classic Concoctions in the Everything Pop food court at Disney's Pop Century Resort for Bluetinis to get our nerve up to get up and boogie. We'll make sure that we're in the lobby before 6 p.m. so that we can do The Hustle, then return to Classic Concoctions or elsewhere to record some more for the podcast. For more information on the Hustle-tini or any other MousePlanet-sponsored meet at MouseFest, check out our MouseFest information page. If you've got any ideas on what might make a cool MouseStation T-shirt for MouseFest, let Mark know!

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