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Episode 920 - Listener Questions

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Episode 920 - Listener Questions
Authored by: ccudmore on Wednesday, August 24 2011 @ 07:25 AM CDT
I'm pretty sure that someone talked about the sidewalk color on one of Lou Mongello's shows. I found the following on a couple site:
The pavement at EPCOT was engineered by Disney and Kodak photography to be painted a specific custom color of pink that makes the grass look greener and pictures look brighter. In addition, the colored sidewalks give an overall cleaner look to the park.
Episode 920 - Listener Questions
Authored by: pffulton on Wednesday, August 24 2011 @ 09:52 AM CDT
Regarding the question about language barrier in overseas parks: From my own experience, this is really not an issue in Disneyland Paris or Hong Kong Disneyland. All signage in DLP is in French and English, and almost every cast member I encountered was bilingual. Most of the audio in attractions is in French, but if you're familiar with the English versions of these scripts, it's not a big issue.

In Hong Kong, English is one of the 3 official languages, so all signage is in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. I recall most of the ride audio being in English, however a few attractions offer alternative versions. The Jungle Cruise is available in all 3 languages, with a separate queue for each. Stitch Encounter offers English language performances, usually in the afternoon. I believe that Festival of the Lion King is primarily in English, with alternate Chinese narration provided by a couple of onstage monkeys.

The biggest language issues would occur in Tokyo Disneyland, but from what I hear even that resort is very accommodating.
Episode 920 - Listener Questions
Authored by: jenny11 on Wednesday, August 24 2011 @ 10:19 AM CDT
First time on the site. My family and I visited twice this year (January and September). We stayed at both Port Orleans Riverside and the Polynesian. In both resorts, as well as in all WDW resorts I believe, there is a channel 19 on the television called WDW Today. It gives daily information for resorts, theme parks, shopping, weather, etc.
Episode 920 - Listener Questions
Authored by: CuzMikDntTlkAbou on Wednesday, August 24 2011 @ 02:54 PM CDT
CCudMore has it right. They use pink to make the vegatation look healthier and everything look brighter.
Response to: Taking a large group to WDW
Authored by: dvclori on Wednesday, August 24 2011 @ 03:09 PM CDT
I've taken groups of 18 before. I always make everyone a copy of our general touring plan with best park/avoid park, park hours, parade & fireworks times, what time I will be making breakfast in our DVC villa and when I will leave for the park. That way if anyone WANTS to join me, they know where I will be (approximately) when they get to the park. I also let then know approx what time I will do lunch and where. And I plan 1 meal together for the group for the week and 1 special event on another day. Usually everyone meets at lunch time. I love bringing my whole family to WDW!
Authored by: ErwinM on Thursday, August 25 2011 @ 08:16 PM CDT
I've posted this before, but since Dan C. asked...you can always donate unopened bottled water and soda to Bell Services, to give to the bellhops and parking valets. It's well appreciated, especially in summer.
Episode 920 - Listener Questions
Authored by: djRom on Tuesday, August 30 2011 @ 05:35 PM CDT
I was thinking, for the Touringplans app, maybe you guys should add a section for people to meet up and give extra supplies to others? This would come in handy for us, we just stayed in an all-star vacation home and didn't know what to do with some of the extra food and water and a whole gallon of unopened milk.

Joe Pardo

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Episode 920 - Listener Questions
Authored by: papamouse1 on Thursday, September 01 2011 @ 01:43 AM CDT
Hi guys... love the podcast. It was entioned on the show that Grand Gatherings were being eliminated in 2012, but I am pretty sure there are just certain ones being eliminated in 2012, but not the entire program. Just FYI :)
Old Key West
Authored by: TiggerRay on Friday, September 02 2011 @ 12:53 AM CDT
Old Key West is our home resort…another great location for buildings close to the Hospitality House and the main pool is buildings 23-26 on Peninsular Road. While not right next to the Hospitality House, it's a short walk across the bridge…no more than 5-10 min. When we go and don't have a car….it's close to a bus stop and also within a short walk from the Hospitality House and it's bus stop/store/Olivia's and pool.