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Jan 27 15

Episode 38 – Disney VIP Tour Guide and Writer Annie Salisbury Talks Life as a Tour Guide and Writing Disney Fiction!

by Rod Wheaton

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Welcome to this week’s show!  Lately I’ve been on a real Disney reading kick, and I found a title that really caught my eye: “The Ride Delegate: Memoir of a Walt Disney World VIP Tour Guide” by Annie Salisbury.  I loved the idea of a VIP tour guide being willing to peel back the curtain and show me the inner workings of a very special job in WDW…I was even more intrigued when I found out the author of the book also wrote another title I’d recently read, “Murder in the Magic Kingdom”!  Now normally I don’t go for mixing murder with family vacation time, but in this case I couldn’t resist!  Surprisingly, I not only liked the murder mystery, but even found that Annie’s insider knowledge of the Magic Kingdom made the pacing of her fiction novel move so quick and smoothlythat it became  my favorite of the two titles!  So I was very excited to have Annie agree to come on the show and talk about her time as a tour guide and how it propelled her along on her journey to write a mystery centered in her favorite park!  We talk about tours, guests, what it takes to be a tour guide, and ultimately how her love of Disney and Walt Disney World stayed bright even after her decision to leave Florida and head back north.  So strap in and enjoy, because if you’re a Disney Geek, you’re among friends here!

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Jan 20 15

Episode 37 – Taking a “Mancation” at WDW! 5 Guys Hit Disney for a Total Guy’s Trip!

by Rod Wheaton

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Welcome to episode 37!  When we think of Disney, we usually think of family time, but have you ever thought about taking a trip with the Guys?  Join us for the fun as we take a 5 day trip with the guys that proves REAL MEN DO LOVE WDW!  We’ll talk about what is different hanging with the guys fat WDW without the wives and kids, take a monorail crawl from the California Grille in the Contemporary Hotel to Mizner’s Lounge in the Grand Floridian, and and show why this guy’s trip was one of the coolest any of us have taken.  So sit back and enjoy the show, because if you’re a Disney Geek, you’re among friends here!

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Jan 12 15

Episode 36 with Jim Korkis – All about the Tri-Circle-D Ranch

by Rod Wheaton

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Hi everybody!!  Who was the only person to ever live at Walt Disney Studios?  How about the only ones to ever live at Disneyland?  Walt staying over the firehouse doesn’t count!  This week, I welcome back Disney Historian Jim Korkis, and we record live at Fort  Wilderness Resort courtesy of our sponsors at Meacham’s RV, and we discuss the stories behind the Tri Circle D Ranch that answer those questions, and many more!  So now sit back and enjoy the show, because if you’re a Disney Geek, you’re  among friends here!!

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Dec 22 14

Episode 35 – Disney Fiction Author Shaun Finnie Talks “The Happiest Workplace on Earth”

by Rod Wheaton

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Hi and welcome to the WDWmousenger podcast episode 35!  Over the last several years, there has been an explosion of Disney fiction, from Ridley Pearson’s wildly popular series “The Kingdom Keepers” to short stories on Amazon and Kindle.  On this week’s show, I’m privileged to have as my guest Shaun Finnie, a Disney author and researcher whose latest work, “The Happiest Workplace on Earth” is a fictional thriller set in an alternate timeline 33 years in the future.  In this timeline, Walt Disney survived his fight with cancer in 1966 and lived another decade, enabling him to build the EPCOT he dreamed of rather than the Vacation Destination we have today.  Now in the year 2047 some unsavory elements have arisen, and newly arrived EPCOT resident Jack Rothman faces down terrorist threats to fight for Walt’s dream.  While this is a fictional story of what could have been, Shaun’s prodigious research shows thru in his descriptions of Walt’s EPCOT, and he weaves in enough action and drama to keep you turning pages.  On the show this week, you can hear Shaun talk all about how his love of all things Disney brought him to write this story.  So sit back and enjoy the show, because if you are a Disney Geek, you’re among your friends here!

-Rod Wheaton

You can find Shaun’s book HERE

For a list of Disney titles, both fact and fiction, got to ThemeParkPress.com

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