Hello again, everyone - sorry I'm late...
Lots of good stuff to see in the next two weeks, folks; yep, for those of us that love to see shows about the Disney parks, you can always count on...the Travel Channel?!? Weird, but true - TDC has one show featuring Disney on, showing once, Travel Channel has 6, with multiple showings of each. Guess they've finally decided to make up for all those shows about Orlando that showed nothing but Universal! :) Anyway, here's what's coming up. (As always, all times are PDT, and although I was tempted to break from tradition, all shows are on The Disney Channel unless otherwise noted.)
A. Shows About Disney Theme Parks and Resorts
Tuesday, April 30, 8:30 a.m., and Thursday, May 2, 12:00 p.m., Travel Channel:
Great Hotels - "Disney's Grand Floridian"
Host Samantha Brown shows us the premier hotel of the Walt Disney World resort and spends some time having fun at the Magic Kingdom.
Monday, May 6, 5:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 10, 6:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 12:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 12, 11:00 a.m., Travel Channel:
"Walt Disney World Resort: Behind the Scenes"
Explore the Disney theme parks in an in-depth, behind the scenes tour of America's favorite vacation destination.
Tuesday, May 7, 12:00 p.m., and Thursday, May 9, 8:30 a.m., Travel Channel:
Great Hotels - "Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge"
Host Samantha Brown takes us on a tour of Walt Disney World's newest resort, including a special early-morning safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Wednesday, May 8, 5:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 11, 9:00 a.m., Travel Channel:
"Inside Disneyland Paris"
A look behind the scenes at the rides, shows and characters of Disney's European theme park.
Monday, May 13, 2:00 a.m.:
Walt Disney Presents - "Disneyland 10th Anniversary Show"
Walt and 1965 Disneyland Ambassador Julie Reihm tour the Park's attractions and have a look at some attractions to come, such as the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean.
B. Shows With Segments Featuring Disney Theme Parks
Tuesday, May 7, 5:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 8:00 a.m., Travel Channel:
"Family Vacation In Orlando"
Attractions in Orlando, FL, include Walt Disney World, Sea World, the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios, and Cypress Gardens. (Poster's note: This program contains only a couple of minutes of footage of the Walt Disney World Resort; there has been some negative feedback on rec.arts.disney.parks about the lack of Disney footage in this program.)
C. Bonus: Documentaries Featuring Segments on Walt Disney
Monday, May 6, 4:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., Travel Channel:
Wild California - "Dreamers"
Documentary on visionary entrepreneurs who made their fortunes in the Golden State, from the forty-niners to tech pioneers; features a segment on Walt and the entertainment empire he created.
And that's all there is, there ain't no more! Go out and stock up on tapes for your VCR - with this many shows on, you may need them! :) I'll be back again soon; take care, everyone.
(Edited by Paul Schnebelen at 2:24 pm on April 30, 2002)
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