|The Disney Scoop, Issue #005– AK Babies, Enchanted, CMO, and Free Dining Rumors…
April 01, 2008
|Hello Everyone!I am amazed and very excited at the number of “Scoopers” that will receive this month’s newsletter! (Yes, I fondly refer to all of you as “Scoopers”!) The number of subscribers has grown exponentially since the first issue. I really want to extend a sincere welcome to all of you newbies and send a special thanks to those who have been here since the beginning.
I would also like to thank all of you who have sent me special notes or greetings. I have received many emails from people expressing their ideas, thoughts and suggestions for the website. Thanks especially to Mark, Mike, and Ally!
Just a quick reminder to anyone traveling to Disney World in October. Your 180 day window is quickly approaching! Prepare to make all of your dining reservations and set your alarm for 7 am eastern time on your reservation day!
For those going before then, hopefully you have already made all of your desired reservations. I’d be willing to bet that many of the restaurants are already booking up with people who have been tentatively planning with the hopes that Free Dining will be offered again this year.
Keep planning your Disney vacation, but make sure to get outside to enjoy the Spring!
Oh – one more thing before we get started. Recently I’ve been getting lots of direct requests for the planning spreadsheet files, so I am assuming there must be some kind of downloading problem. I have posted the files in a new location on an external web host. Hopefully this will fix any issues. If you need the files or feel like experimenting with something new, you can get them here. As always, if you have any feedback regarding this problem please let me know.
The Animal Kingdom recently welcomed two new additions. The first is a male Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra named Kidani, and the second was a baby giraffe named Makena.The mothers and the babies are all doing well and are expected to rejoin their herds on the savannah at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge in the coming weeks.
Voting has now closed in the search for the Disney Parks CMO: Chief Magic Official. Just in case you haven’t seen them, you can still view the submission videos for top 10 candidates. They are really cute and pretty entertaining as well. I was impressed with the creativity and technological savvy shown by a few of the candidates. The field will be narrowed to three finalists, who will be announced in early April. In mid-April we will find out more about the final CMO competitions which will take place at the Walt Disney World Resort. So, take a few minutes to check out the contestant videos.
Disney World transportation operators hand out free trading cards depicting the three major modes of Disney World Transportation. These cards are a lot of fun to collect and best of all – they are free!