Friday Five – Random References & Reflections

1. April is National Autism Awareness Month. Walt Disney World can be a great vacation destination for families with members on the Autism spectrum. WDW Adventures in Autism is a terrific resource, written by a mom who’s been there herself.

2. WDWNT The Magazine – The folks over at the WDWNT Network have expanded into magazine publishing, having published two issues in .pdf format. I read the first issue on my iPad (Jason Diffendahl’s article on Disneyland Paris was outstanding), and the quality is outstanding. I’ve just downloaded the second issue, and can’t wait to find time to read it.

3. Thanks to this weeks participating DISDads, both on the website and recording Episode 4 of the podcast last night – Captain_Oblivious, the duck 619, prattpak, DEA, and DisDr.

4. We talked a lot on the podcast last night about touring Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and specifically about dealing with the crush of guests at Toy Story Midway Mania. I have a theory that next month’s much-anticipated opening of Star Tours: The Adventure Continues will alleviate the crush for Fastpasses at TSMM in DHS substantially, and completely change the touring experience at DHS especially for families with younger children. I know I’m not alone in thinking this, but with Star Tours having been closed for this major refurbishment for more than six months (and having lost some of its luster due to reliability issues before that), I’m not sure that guests are going to be ready for the magnitude of the change in DHS traffic patterns.

5. Are you following @dis_pod_review on Twitter? He’s a GREAT resource for learning what’s going on in the Disney podcast universe and picking up new Disney podcasts to sample.

One thought to “Friday Five – Random References & Reflections”

  1. The article on “Project Florida” was a great read. What a different world we would live in if it would have died with Walt. Thanks for the link!

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