WDWNT Network’s “As The Globe Turns” 8/29-9/4/10

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Over the last few years, we have tried to develop and maintain some sort of a weekly recap for everything going on around the WDWNT Network. We’re hoping that this new weekly feature called “As The Globe Turns” fills that gap. Every week, we will review all the topics of interest and new programming provided by the entire WDWNT Network, just in case you missed something. Without any further ado, here is the premiere edition of “As The Globe Turns” for August 29-September 4, 2010:

News from Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida (Provided by WDW News Today)

Space Mountain at the Magic Kingdom debuts on-ride audio

New Original Character Leaked for “Star Tours: The Adventures Continue”

WDWNT Reporter Cody Smith Brings Us Updates on Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom and Hacienda De San Angel at Epcot

News from Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California (Provided by Disneyland News Today)

Dragon in Fantasmic! Out of Commission Once Again

DLNT Reporter Michael Wada Brings Us Updates on the Red Car Trolly and More

TRON inspired attraction coming to California Adventure This Fall

DLNT Reporter Chris Lastrapes Brings Us Updates on the Disneyland Hotel, Red Car Trolly, Carsland, and more

News on Disney Trading (Provided by The Disney Pincast and The Vinylmation Station)

2011 Trading Events at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort

Vinylmation International Flag Series Announced

Vinylmation Celebration Series Announced

Previews from Multiple Upcoming Vinylmation Series

WDWNT Network Podcasts

-The WDW News Today Podcast Episode 159 (8/29/10) – Tom, Scott, Jason, Justin, Brandon, and Jose dive into table service dining at the Magic Kingdom for the return of the Dining Discussion Series. Available for download on-site or through iTunes in either enhanced or standard edition.

-The Disneyland News Today Podcast Episode 33 (8/31/10) – The DLNT Podcast crew digs up the remains of the Skyway in the Disneyland Graveyard and discovers the roots of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Also features the Disneyland Resort Events Calendar. Available for download on-site or through iTunes.

-The Disney Pincast Episode 126 (9/3/10) – John Rick covers all of the usual news from the world of Disney Pins, as well as presents audio from Disney’s Pin Celebration 2010 – Trade City U.S.A. Available for download on-site or through iTunes.

-The first new episode of The Vinylmation Station podcast since early July will be recorded and released sometime in September 2010.

New Videos from WDWNTube

The following videos from the Disney Parks around the world were released on the WDWNTube (www.WDWNTube.com) in the past week:

The grand opening of the Best Friends Pet Care Luxury Resort at the Walt Disney World Resort

Star Wars Hyperspace Hoopla from “Last Tour to Endor” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Audio Programming from WDWNTunes

The WDWNT Network’s online radio station plays Disney Parks music 24 hours a day, but also features special music blocks and plenty of original programming you won’t find anywhere else. Here’s a look at some current and upcoming special programming for WDWNTunes (www.WDWNTunes.com):

-“WDWNT Network presents (for some reason) The Transformerscast: The Epic, Epic of Epic Proportions – A Play in Five Acts” will debut at 10:00PM ET on September 22nd. Scott Smith attempted to launch a podcast about his favorite toys twice (unsuccessfully) on “See Ya’ Real Late” with Tom Corless. Tom has give Scott one last chance to make the show a success, and Scott won’t let anyone stop him, including the rest of the WDWNT Network staff. Will Scott finally be able to make The Transformerscast a hit? Tune in to find out.

-Season 2 of the “Super Obscure Show” (or S.O.S.) debuts October 2nd at 11:00PM ET. Episodes will replay for a full week at both 10:00AM and 11:00PM until a new episode debuts every Saturday.

-Your last chance to catch Season 1 episodes of the revolutionary “See Ya’ Real Late” with Tom Corless is during replays nightly at 11:00PM ET through October 1, 2010. First season episodes will no longer be airing on WDWNTunes beyond this date. “See Ya’ Real Late” with Tom Corless Season 2 is tentatively scheduled to debut January 2011.

-Our 2 hour Halloween audio block will begin airing on September 13th and will run through October 31st. Times for the daily music block are still to be determined.

Everything Else

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