Special Podcast Episode 50 Now Available For Download

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Join me, Tom Corless, and a cast including Justin Heyman, Steve Swanson, John Corigliano, Jason Diffendal, Adam Roth, John Rick, Jose Castillo, Denise Hafto, Kelly Russo, Brian Martsolf, Lee Scott, Jason Kmetic (Sparky LD), and Luke Manning for a show that Bridges the Gaps Between You and the World. Get ready for the tons of Walt Disney World information and fun we have to offer on this 1 year anniversary edition of WDWNT.

To kick off this very special episode, we’ll be skipping News and Rumors from the Walt Disney World Resort and instead present two of our WDWNT cast members with a very special honor. As a way to thank these two individuals for what they have done for WDW News Today over the last year, we will induct them into the WDW News Today Hall of Fame. Who will be the first two to enter the hall??? Here’s a hint, it won’t be Pete Rose.

Next, it’s the last edition of our popular game show, Disney Don’t Forget the Lyrics, as I take on reigning champion Luke Manning for the final confrontation. This is the most epic encounter we have seen on the game yet, and is a fitting way for the show to go out. Who will win? Can I defeat the undefeated Luke? Could the audio quality for this segment be any worse?

After that, we have the final discussion in our long running dining series as we discuss all of the restaurants at Downtown Disney. You may be surprised at just how many dining options the Marketplace, Pleasure Island (at least for now), and the West Side have to offer.

Then “It’s Time to Go Back” as our Walt Disney World history segment, Back To The Future, returns this week on the WDW News Today Podcast. On this journey, we embark on a 25 year journey aboard Spaceship Earth at Epcot. Join me and the usual crew of John Corigliano, Jason Diffendal, and Justin Heyman to take an in-depth look at the ultimate Epcot classic attraction.

Justin Heyman then hosts the BIGGEST Town Square Talk in history, as we make two HUGE announcements that will hopefully excite you. First, we highlight some new Disney Park videos you can now see on the WDWNTube (www.wdwntube.com). After that, I announce a new aspect of the the show that will put control of the WDW News Today in your hands every week. In addition, Magical Travel announces a great new contest you can also take part in to win a Walt Disney World vacation!!! For complete contest rules and to enter the contest, as well as how to be part of the new WDWNT Interactive, head over to the WDW News Today Community Forums (www.wdwnewstoday.com/forum).

In a very special segment, I bring together the entire WDWNT team for an often hilarious discussion about some memorable moments from the first year of WDW News Today. Sit back and enjoy all the craziness of this “Ear” in Review discussion, as we spill the beans on some of the behind-the-scenes secrets of the WDWNT staff.

Finally, we have all the voicemails left by some of our listeners (and most of our staff) for our very special 1st anniversary. A special thank you to everyone who left a message, we appreciate you taking time to do so.

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This episode is also available in an enhanced version. An enhanced podcast is a podcast with added features that standard podcasts don’t have. Enhanced podcasts include many features like Chapter listings, this lets you skip through chapters or see what is in store for this weeks show. Enhanced podcasts also have images to let you differ the chapters by. Enhanced podcasts have one negative feature, you can not play them on most MP3 players. The file format for this is a .m4a which can play on Apple’s iPod and Microsoft’s Zune. You will also need iTunes or Windows Media Player to be able to skip through chapters. If you need or would like the standard edition, download the normal edition listed below this file both on Itunes and in our podcast directory.

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About the author

Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
Contact Tom at tom@wdwnt.com.