WDW News Tonight Weekly Recap – Episode 108 (10/17/19): Eating Lovely Puffs, Finding Bad Orlando Billboards, Mixing Up a Backscratcher, and More!

If you happened to miss this week’s episode of WDW News Tonight, we’ve got you covered! Below is a full recap of all the fun and madness that you missed, along with the full episode for you to watch:

Each week, we bring you a live audio and video program, combing the latest headlines, comedy, trending topics, call-in games and in-depth discussions to bring you a one-of-a-kind, 2-hour program covering the Disney Parks. You can catch the next new, LIVE episode of WDW News Tonight on Thursday October 24th from 9PM-11PM ET. You can watch the show live from wherever you are on WDWNTunes.com on your computer on a mobile device, or on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. You can also be a part of our studio audience on International Drive in Orlando by purchasing tickets at WDWNewsTonight.com (the full $2 goes to Give Kids the World). We hope to see you there!

Weird World Showcase Food Item Spotlight

This week’s weird World Showcase food item was two boxes of “Lovely Puffs” from the China Pavilion. Described as a “sandwich biscuit” but looking more like a pastry filled with creme filling, these tiny biscuits smelled good and the studio was looking forward to digging in:

This item garnered mixed reviews from the studio, however, it’s worth noting that the first box was completely empty before the halfway mark of the show!

The Wonderful World of Psychotic Comments

The Wonderful World of Psychotic Comments brings you our favorite comments of the week on various WDWNT articles. Read some highlights from this segment below:

PHOTOS: Star Wars Themed Names Removed From Menu Items at Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Bob from Toledo: “Was this seriously a problem, next thing you know we are going to have to change Tony’s Town Square Meatballs to Tony’s Town Square Circular Meat Wads”

Mark: “That is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard. They took the Star Wars names out of the Star wars restaurant in the Star wars land… There were normal descriptions under the fun names there is no reason to do this. It’s just ruining fun for fans.”

Robert: “Stupid people are why we can’t have nice things”

Andrew: “I hope they change “blue milk” to Weird Fruity Drink That’s Non-Dairy Even Though It’s Supposed To Be Milk”

REVIEW: New Vegan Plant-Based Slaw Dog Strikes Out at Casey’s Corner in the Magic Kingdom

Nick: “Well, the majority of the vegan options don’t taste like the product that it’s purporting to replace. This “Slaw Dog” doesn’t taste like a traditional hot dog (or hot Italian sausage for that matter) topped with any kind of slaw I’ve ever had so I would also give it a negative twist. If the taste of the offering is recognizable relative to what it’s supposed to emulate/replace then it would earn a decent review, no participation trophy here.”

Bob: “They can’t all be homeruns, I reckon, but I’d at least try getting to first base with it.”

BREAKING: Disney Skyliner Reopens With Modified Hours This Week

Fake News Alert: “The Hollywood line has been closed since 1939 due to unexpected downtime from a lightning strike”

BREAKING: Studio Tram Tour to be Reimagined as Cars Route 66 at Walt Disney Studios Park

Push The DHS Trashcan: “DHS dumping it’s trash in Paris again! Ha ha ha Ka Chow! Enjoy the static cars and lame show based on American idiots. We got to turn the racing academy into Elisa’s Arndale [sic] Aqua Academy since there is that little drop left to milk of Frozen before everyone hates it with a passion like Star Wars.”

PHOTOS: New Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers Hawaiian Shirt Surfs into Disney Parks

Ronald Johnson: “I want one, but please people. DO wear pants with this.”

Mic: “Dear lord, $60 for a shirt! That’s Chapek money.”

REVIEW: New Vegan Plant-Based Harvest Chili at Columbia Harbour House in the Magic Kingdom

Bob from Toledo “Maybe I’m old school but back in my day we called Chili without meat Vegetable Soup. Next thing you know we are going to start calling accidents, malfunctions.”

PHOTOS: New Donald Duck 85th Anniversary Limited Edition Plush Arrives at the Magic Kingdom

Now That’s Progress… “Nice that they tell you it is made with the 1940 Disney quality control standards and not the 2019 Chapek threadbare ink staining Olaf shirt standard. Quack quack quack”

Watch the full Wonderful World of Psychotic Comments portion below:

Michelle’s Mixology Moment

This week Michelle put together an infamous Backscratcher, most commonly sipped in Tambu Lounge at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, now enjoyed at the WDWNT studio!

For this drink, you will need the following:

  • Ice
  • 1/2 oz Meyer’s Dark Rum
  • 1/2 oz Light Rum
  • 1/2 oz Jack Daniel’s
  • Passion Fruit Juice
  1. Fill the glass with ice
  2. Add the Meyer’s Dark Rum and Light Rum
  3. Pour in the Passion Fruit Juice to the top, leaving room for the Jack Daniel’s
  4. Top the drink with Jack Daniel’s floater
  5. Add in a backscratcher and enjoy!

Michelle’s Mixology Moment is brought to you by WDWNT’s free 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival PDF guide.

Bad Orlando Billboards

Orlando has plenty of billboards scattered across the city, many of them being downright terrible (trust us), so we decided to celebrate this by bringing to you our brand new segment… Bad Orlando Billboards!

The Smugglers Run Family Therapy Clinic

Have you and your family struggled after an intense flight on the Millennium Falcon? You may want to consider therapy. Check out WDWNT’s Smugglers Run Family Therapy Clinic and book your session today:


Last, but not least, get your weekly dose of Disney Parks news with a comedic (sometimes sardonic) twist in this episode’s monologue, delivered in deadpan perfection by our very own Tom Corless:

That’s all for this week, but stay tuned for the next WDW News… TONIGHT!

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1 year ago

You didn’t mention that you played Tony’s town squares, the fact that I couldn’t play really overcooked my pasta! I understand that you needed another player though, so I hope I can play this Thursday