TouringPlans.com Friend Feed – November 21, 2011

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Thanksgiving week means we are only days away from a feast with the family at my house.  I hope all of you have some great Thanksgiving plans ahead of you as well.  So let’s pass the cranberry sauce and take a quick look at the podcasts and website that TouringPlans.com sponsors in this week’s Friend Feed.  What’s going on around the Disney community?  A lot!

Did you know Disney made a Thanksgiving movie?   Neither did I, until we watched it for this week’s Disney Film Project Podcast.  Check out what happens when Disney meets a historically inaccurate Thanksgiving in Squanto, A Warrior’s Tale.

Thanksgiving signals the start of the holiday season around Walt Disney World, and the Be Our Guest Podcast previewed the holiday events on one of its shows this week.  Listen to the hosts talk about the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, the Candlelight Processional, Holidays Around the World and lots more to get you in the holiday spirit.

It was a similar show this week for WEDway Radio, whose hosts put their own spin on the holiday preview.  Being the historical guys they are, Matt and Nate had to take a look back at the evolution of the Candlelight Processional.   That alone is a good reason to listen to the show, as you can get a great idea of how this holiday tradition has evolved through the years.

Disneyland kicked off the holiday season with the opening of it’s a small world holiday this past week.  Disneyland Live covered the event and captured a military family joining Disney to turn on the lights in a fun ceremony.  Check that out and more over at Disneyland Live.

In addition to the holiday decorations and events all around Disneyland, construction continues this week on Cars Land at Disney California Adventure.  Dateline Disneyland has pictures of the latest progress to spring up in the faux Radiator Springs, as well as some fantastic pictures of the decorations all around both parks.

Lots of people will be visiting Disneyland during this time of year, and many will have a limited time to do so. Mousetalgia‘s show this week deals with visiting Disneyland in a day.  How do you balance the commando touring, relaxation and ability to soak it all in with such a short time frame?  Besides having one of our Touring Plans, listen to this week’s Mousetalgia to get some great tips.

One day excursions must be all the rage these days, as this week’s MousePlanet Disneyland Update brings news of a new one day trip by Adventures by Disney.  Lights…Camera…Magic! is the name of the new trip, and it involves leaving from the Disneyland Resort and seeing the sights of Hollywood.  Check out the Disneyland Update for more details on that and other goings on around Walt’s original park.

The Disney magic is not just confined to the West coast, though, as this week the Disney Store in Times Square staged a big stunt with augmented reality.   Check out the details on how Cinderella Castle made the trip to New York City in this week’s MousePlanet Walt Disney World Update.

 

WDW Today usually has really great topics, but I have to say this past week’s show on 1 attraction and 1 restaurant to close at Walt Disney World was one of the best.  Listen to Len, Mike, Mike and Matt talk about the restaurants and attractions on their hit lists, and learn a little bit about the guys in the process.

With 2011 coming to a close, it’s time to start planning for trips and activities in 2012, right?  Lou Mongello began the process on the WDW Newscast this week, looking at the schedule of events for D23 members that the official Disney fan club released last week.  There are some interesting events planned, so if you’re not a D23 member, go check out Lou’s video and see what you might be missing out on in 2012.

The history of Walt Disney World has always been of interest to me, so I was delighted to see the series on the first year of the resort continue in this week’s AllEars Newsletter.  Looking back at that first year, I’m surprised things kept going!  Get information like this in your inbox every week when you subscribe to the AllEars Newsletter.

 

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Posted on November 21, 2011
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