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They Took My Tag Line!

Clint moves in to his new house and talks about his nerd room (office).  Legend and Drew talk about there theme park visits, and we go over the news.  Jim Reid Anderson steps down as Six Flags CEO, New Star Wars Fireworks coming to DHS with projection mapping & giant flamethrowers, News from Cedar Point Winter Chillout Go Karts & Skyscraper going away, Disneyland 60th TV Special shares new Star Wars Land concept art, and more!

Old Faithful is Unimpressive

The Legend, Drew, and Clint Novak join forces to talk about Drews trip to Yellowstone.  Legend talks about going to RAW, and Clint sees fluffy bunnies.  We also make a big announcement!

Disney CEO “Accidentally” announced Hollywood Studios Name Change

mgmlogo1Today was Walt Disney’s annual shareholder meeting. During the event, Bob Iger Disney’s CEO was asked if Hollywood Studios would ever change its name. Bob quick to answer responded with “It’s not announced. We used to be MGM Studios, we changed to Hollywood Studios and we’re doing some significant work there right now that I guess will result in a name change,”.  In January 2008 Disney – MGM Studios was re-branded into Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Big things are sure to come for this half day park with the addition of a third track to Toy Story Midway Mania, the recent closings of The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow, Studio Backlot Tour, and The American Idol Experience and the removal and destruction of Sourcer’s Hat,  There are several rumors include a Star Wars Land, and a Toy Story Playland for upcoming major expansions. Those two things could be the “Significant work” that Iger was alluding to.

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Walt Disney World announces “Coolest Summer Ever” and 24 Hour Day Kickoff

olaf2Walt Disney World today announced the “Coolest Summer Ever” event which will take place during the whole summer. Included in this is the major announcement was The 24 hour day at Magic Kingdom. From 6am May 22nd to 6 am May 23rd the Magic Kingdom will be open for its guests to enjoy all of the fantastic attractions. This year to no surprise will be Frozen themed. It will be hosted by Olaf the Snowman and will Kick off the start of the summer season. With frozen involved this truly will be the “Coolest Summer Ever” at the resort.

Also The Frozen Summer Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is returning for its second season, Including the end of the night Frozen fireworks show. This will run June 17th – September 7th.

Walt Disney World Resort will kick off the “Coolest Summer Ever” with 24 hours of nonstop fun during a special event May 22-23 at the Magic Kingdom, hosted by Olaf, the summer-loving snowman from Disney’s blockbuster animated hit “Frozen.”

To announce the 24-hour event and the cool summer season, Disney today brought to life a warm summer scene inspired by Olaf’s dream, creating a 20-foot-wide beach complete with a Cinderella Castle made of sand in the middle of winter-weary Boston.

Surprised pedestrians near historic Faneuil Hall were greeted by Olaf and joined by playful beach-goers in summer attire with beach chairs and beach balls – all reminders of an exciting season of fun ahead at Walt Disney World Resort and a welcome relief from the city’s near-record snowfall approaching nine feet.

24-Hour Kickoff to Summer Travel

Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of family vacation time, and Walt Disney World Resort will launch into the season full force. The Magic Kingdom will be open 24 hours to guests from 6 a.m. to 6 a.m., Friday May 22 to Saturday, May 23*. Guests will be invited to come in costume** to show their Disney Side while a selection of favorite attractions, entertainment, special event merchandise, plus food and beverage are on tap all night long to celebrate the start of the “Coolest Summer Ever” at Walt Disney World Resort.

The around-the-clock celebration features Disney character greetings, dance parties and surprises into the wee hours of the night.

‘Coolest Summer Ever’ Brings Excitement Throughout Walt Disney World Resort

During the “Coolest Summer Ever,” with Olaf as the official host, Walt Disney World guests can get their cool on all summer long at four theme parks and two water parks.

Among the highlights:

  • Frozen Fun – “Frozen” Summer Fun LIVE will bring together Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf with citizens of Arendelle, all appearing daily in shows and experiences at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, June 17-Sept. 7. Guests will find cool thrills this summer including a royal processional, a sing-along show, Frozen-themed treats and merchandise, plus a Frozen fireworks display above Hollywood Blvd.
  • Cool Thrill Rides – Guests will find thrills from mild to wild to out of this world in all four Walt Disney World theme parks. Don’t-miss attractions include Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom; Test Track presented by Chevrolet and Soarin’ at Epcot; Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom; Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith and Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Star Wars Weekends – Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will find stars from another galaxy during Star Wars Weekends May 15-June 14.
  • New Restaurants and Shopping – Throughout the summer, new waterfront dining and boutique shops flow into the Downtown Disney shopping/dining/entertainment district as its transformation into Disney Springs continues.
  • Epcot Entertainment – New entertainment acts will appear throughout Epcot World Showcase, which also brings a fresh summery twist on a fan favorite, Voices of Liberty.
  • A Splash at Water Parks – A cool new deal doubles the fun at Disney’s two iconic water parks – Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach. Purchase a one-day water park ticket and park-hop between the two water parks in the same day that both are open.

For more information, visit Disneyworld.com/CoolestSummerEver.

DISNEY AND TURNER PARTNER FOR THEME PARK AND TV DEAL

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Turner and Walt Disney have reached an agreement to included Turner Classic Movies owned media in the parks. With the agreement the great movie ride will be getting an upgrade to the films included in the ride. The ride is scheduled to be updated during the first quarter of 2015. The deal will included Disney and Turner Classic Movies exchanging there classics a few times a year to broadcast on TV.

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The One That is not On a Cruise

The Legend is on a cruise this week so we welcome Pete Owens from Dollywood to stop by and talk about A Smoky Mountain Christmas, Dreammore, and IAAPA.  Clint talks about how someone born today may never drive a car.  Drew and Clint talk some news, and we read listener mail.