TouringPlans.com Friend Feed – October 17, 2011

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It is another week and another opportunity to check in with the podcasts and websites that TouringPlans.com sponsors to see what is going on in the Disney community!  Let’s take a look at this week’s Friend Feed.

Food and drink from France at the Food and Wine Festival

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is still in the news, and the great eats continue at Walt Disney World.  On the Be Our Guest Podcast this week, the gang looked back at the Festival events they attended a couple weeks ago.  It was dubbed “Epic October” because of all the things going on, so make sure to listen to hear about the 40th Anniversary celebration, the Food & Wine Festival, and much more.

One of the most fun events at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is the Wine & Dine Half Marathon.  Every year some great runners line up for the 13.1-mile event that culminates in Epcot, the home of the festival.   The WDW Today team took a look at this year’s event with Kesha Christensen, the Senior Sales Manager with runDisney Events.

Disney giving something away for free?  Apparently so, as this week free wireless Internet access came to the Deluxe resorts.  Lou Mongello discussed this and other topics on this week’s WDW Newscast.  Check out Lou’s weekly interactive video chat show from last week, and don’t miss this week’s show on Wednesday.

Disney has been reaping HUGE rewards from their 3-D re-release of The Lion King.  On this week’s Disney Film Project, the crew is joined by TouringPlans.com blogger Kristen Helmstetter to discuss this release and their affection for this Disney classic.

The AllEars Newsletter continued its great coverage of Aulani, Disney’s newest DVC resort.  If you haven’t seen the amazing work that the Imagineers did on this new property, then head over to AllEars.Net for more information.  And if you’re not subscribed to the newsletter, check out the archives to see what you’re missing.

Halloween Time at Disneyland via Dateline Disneyland

With Halloween coming up, there are all kinds of fun ways to celebrate at the Disney parks.  Mousetalgia took a look at one of these ways on this week’s show, as the hosts discussed the Halloween Haunts Tour at Disneyland.  See what the gang thought about the tour and whether it was worth the price.

Dateline Disneyland has even more coverage of Halloween Time at Disneyland.  The park goes all out for this special fall event, and not even the construction walls or refurbishment tarps can ruin the fun.  Check out all the great photos and info here.

Ever been interested in space?  Walt Disney sure was.  Throughout his years at the head of the studio, Walt consistently produced great space-themed entertainment that also served as education to a nation getting used to the idea of space travel. Exploring this, WEDway Radio began a new series this week called Disney in Space.  First up in the series is Space Station X-1, one of the first attractions at Disneyland’s Tomorrowland.

Annual Passholders at the Disneyland Resort get all kinds of great benefits, and Disneyland Live this

Mac and Cheese with Bacon Hot Dog - via MousePlanet

week reported on one of the latest.  Last week, Disneyland held an Annual Passholder event where the creative team behind the Soundsational Parade came and spoke with Passholders, talking all about the creation of the parade and what led to it.  Check out the video to see the great information they revealed.

Meanwhile, the MousePlanet Disneyland update has details on the private Passholder party that preceded this roundtable, as well as the food that Disney decided to preview.  Anyone for a mac and cheese with bacon hot dog?

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Posted on October 17, 2011

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