TONIGHT on WDW News Tonight (5/11/16) – The Cast of “The Animatronicans”, Cornac the Magnificent, More Dining Arguments, ETC.

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Tonight on WDW News Tonight, we play the infamous WDWNT: The Math Game, we interview the cast of the Animatronicans, we talk the best and worst dining at Walt Disney World, and Cornac the Magnificent drops by the studio…


Tonight, Tom and Nick welcome Jeff Jones and James Keaton of The Animatronicans for a guest interview. The Animatronicans is a sitcom style show that follows the adventures of four theme park animatronic characters from WDW attractions of the past and present. Abraham Lincoln (Josh Siniscalco), Dreamfinder (Jeff Jones), Maelstrom’s Polar Bear (James Keaton) and John from Carousel of Progress (Doug Ba’aser) all live together in the same house when one day when a journalist (Janine Klein) knocks on their door and turns their lives upside down. Written by Jeff Jones and directed by Michael Wanzie The Animatronicans opens in the Yellow Venue at the Orlando Fringe Festival on May 18 with the following shows:
  • Wednesday, May 18th 10:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 21st 7:30 PM
  • Monday, May 23rd 8:15 PM
  • Thursday, May 26th 10:15 PM
  • Friday, May 27th 11:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 28th 10:15 PM
  • Sunday, May 29th 10:30 PM
Tickets: $11 (a $10 Fringe Button is also required). Tickets are available at

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 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.

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
  • The WDW News Tonight debut of Cornac the Magnificent
  • Interview with Jeff Jones and James Keaton of The Animatronicans
  • A continuation of our in-depth discussion about the best and worst restaurants in all of Walt Disney World
  • Flashback to the Future – Remember When?: Star Wars Weekends
  • WDWNT: The Math Game, featuring prizes from Theme Park Connection
  • And much more!

We hope that you will tune in this Wednesday at 9PM ET for another episode of WDW News Tonight!

If you missed last week’s show, you can watch it here:

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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.
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