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Episode 740 - Listener Questions

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa, Fred Hazelton, & Mike Newell


  • Listener Questions

  • Shelley from CA asks about bugs in December.
  • Anna emails the location of Lucky the Dinosaur.
  • Ryan has a website about the World Fair 1964.
  • Travis from Virginia wants a Touring Plan during Summer.
  • Julie from Pennsylvania asks how she can get to Trails End.
  • Marie-Sue from AK cannot get her first-choice hotel December; 1-10.
  • Donna from Pennsylvania asks why the Crowd Calendar says that the crowds will be low during Pop Warner.
  • Steph from Maryland asks if travel agents can get ADRs more easily.
  • Joe from AK has to get to the front entrance of Epcot from the Beach Club.
  • Joe from AK wants a quiet drink near the Beach Club.
  • KevBot says that the October 2009 episodes have been upbeat.
  • Steve Medina gives recommendations for getting to WDW from South Florida.
  • Nicole would like recommendations for vegetarians.
  • Nicole asks for touring recommendations for Universal Studios.
  • James from Missouri asks about Evening EMH; crowds in the Animal Kingdom.
  • Mia from Massachusetts asks for advice for an later middle-aged man who walks with a cane.

Running Time: 33:36

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Authored by: bridout on Wednesday, June 30 2010 @ 06:47 AM CDT
I would strongly recommend you use the online system for booking reservations. It is an excellent way of getting a quick view of all available restaurants. For example, if you select a date and time it will then list all available times for all available restaurants. It even lists the ones that aren't available. You can also narrow your search by location or cuisine.
Episode 740 - Listener Questions
Authored by: WDWGolfer on Wednesday, June 30 2010 @ 07:37 AM CDT

Hey guys, here is a link to Wikipedia regarding Disney at the 64-65 World's Fair:


I am old enough to have been there and that experience still influences my love of Disney World, especially Future World at Epcot (although I really miss Horizons and WoM).


1. It's a Small World (Pepsi)
2. Progressland (GE)
3. Magic Skyway (Ford)
4. Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (Illinois)

Disney also has a box CD set of audio tracks from the Fair, which we picked up at the World of Disney Store a couple of trips ago. Here is an Amazon link for it:


There was also a recent multi-part interview with Marty Sklar that covers Disney at the Fair:



Episode 740 - Listener Questions
Authored by: sgennawey on Friday, July 02 2010 @ 08:37 PM CDT
Found myself yelling at the speaker when the question about the World's Fair came up. Marc is right. Walt had his hand in four of the most popular attractions. If not for the money and technology infusion from the Fair's sponsors, the Walt Disney World we know today would not exist. Bits of all four attractions still exist:

1. It's a Small World (Pepsi): Everything was moved to Disneyland including the water canal.
2. Progressland (GE): The best version of the Carousel of Progress. Upstairs was a light and sound show about nuclear energy
3. Magic Skyway (Ford): The dinosaurs are at the climax of the Disneyland Railroad. The cavemen were too primitive in technology for Walt and never made it back. The ride vehicle propulsion system was the foundation for the Disneyland PeopleMover (rubber tires) and was updated for the Magic Kingdom's TTA (Linear Induction Magnets). A big difference is the Disneyland system could go up and down hills. The WDW version can only work on a level track.
4. Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (Illinois): Is back and better then ever. Most of the original soundtrack and a super high tech Lincoln head.

The sculpture was a mobile designed by Rolly Crump and it was called The Tower of the Four Winds. It was meant to be an iconic meeting place. Walt was passing by animator Crump's desk one day and saw a couple of cute mobiles. What was a hobby turned into the ticket to become an Imagineer.

Episode 740 - Listener Questions
Authored by: EldonAsher on Tuesday, July 06 2010 @ 08:18 AM CDT
This is about the ADR's question. If you request a ADR for more then 6 people does'nt Disney charge an extra gratuity for a larger party? If this is not true then great idea but if it is would Disney still charge you the extra gratuity for the party that was booked for more then 6 but was under 6?