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Tune in tonight for the thrilling conclusion of the 2016 WDW News Tonight March Madness Tournament! This year we picked 64 original Walt Disney World characters to battle it out for the top spot as the greatest WDW character of all time! And remember, YOU have the chance to participate and win a prize from Theme Park Connection!
There are two ways to win:
1. If you are pre-registered already, follow along and root for your characters. And if you didn’t call in to vote your character along last week, make sure you use your vote this week to help your chances. Just call 407-774-8255 to cast your vote, which counts as 2 votes, before our designated cut off time at the end of each round.
2. Predict the winner and win! At any time tonight beginning at 9pm EST and ending the moment we start debating the Exciting Eight Round, you can email us at [email protected] with your prediction of who will win. At the end of the night, we will randomly choose one person who guessed the correct character and you will also get a prize from Theme Park Connection.
As a reminder for those registered in the game, here is the point distribution chart and various rules.
The winner of each match is decided by the illustrious panel from WDWNT. Each panelist counts for a single vote for an attraction. Majority rules on the panel and decides the winning Walt Disney World Park Character by vote count.
However, listeners who have previously registered to play along can change the outcome by calling in. A listener who is registered and playing in our contest may call in once during the run of the tournament and place a vote for an attraction that is worth 2 votes, more than any single panelist! Due to potential listening delays, unlike last year, your call does not have to come in while we are deliberating that match up live on air.
The top 8 players in terms of points amassed throughout the tournament will receive prizes from Theme Park Connection! The top player will receive a grand prize package and be declared the WDW News Tonight March Madness 2016 champion.
WDW News Tonight is hosted by Tom Corless and Nick LoCicero, former hosts of WDW News Today: The Radio Show, but also features appearances by a number of other WDWNT correspondents.
If you are in the Orlando area, you can tune in to AM 1520 WBZW at showtime. For those outside the Orlando area, the show can be heard (and now watched via video stream) at Listen.WDWNT.com on your computer or mobile device. The show also utilizes new interactive avenues for our audience, including a live chat, the ability to call-in to the show, and live polling.
Also coming up on this week’s show:
A recap of the week’s news (with a WDWNT comedic twist)
“Tom and Nick are Angry About Things”
Flash Back to the Future – “Musical Interlude”
March Tragic – a competition of 32 rejected March Magic t-shirt ideas
And much more!
Also, don’t miss our last episode (which was kind of a trainwreck) if you haven’t seen it yet:
We hope that you will tune in tonight at 9PM ET for another episode of WDW News Tonight!
Nick LoCicero has almost 20 years experience in the media industry. He has worked on numerous Disney related media projects, most know at WDWNT for WDW News Tonight. He has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1982. After moving to Orlando in the late 90's he became a passholder, developed a fascination with the history of the vacation kingdom and has spent way too much money on park merchandise.