February 2001
WDW Bits and Bites

Feature Article

This article appeared in the February 6, 2001, Issue #71 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753)


The next Meet the Authors Interview is with Jennifer Watson and Dave Marx, authors of Passporter WDW. The newest edition of Passporter will be hitting the bookstores soon and now's your chance to submit questions to Jennifer and Dave! Send your questions in care of allearsnet@yahoo.com and be sure to include your FULL NAME and HOME TOWN. DEADLINE: Your questions for Jennifer and Dave must be received no later than February 23, 2001.


Happy 5th Birthday to... The Disney Institute, which opened February 9, 1996, and www.Disney.com, which opened February 22, 1996.


House of Blues Concerts! Feb 9th Pat Benatar Feb 16 Kool and the Gang


A new bus stop has been added at Coronado Springs in the Ranchos section.


Looking for places to book a birthday party? The NFL Experience at Wide World of Sports has two-hour parties for $19.95 plus tax/person. Included is general admission to the complex and the NFL experience, a birthday cake and a goody bag. Call 407-934-3750.

Wintersummerland Mini Golf offers a two-hour birthday party for $16.95 plus tax/person for one round of golf, pizza and cake. For more information or to make reservations, call (407) WDW-PLAY.



From February 1 to March 31, 2001, Annual Passholders can go to DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park for 20% off the regular price of admission. This discount applies to the Passholder and up to three other people.

A new benefit in 2001, Premium Annual Passholders are able to visit Disney Quest at no additional charge. Learn more about Disney Quest at http://allears.net/btp/dqfaq.htm

Purchase a full-price one-day admission to Downtown Disney Pleasure Island February 1 through March 15 and get unlimited admission during that same period.

Check out the Downtown Disney area on WDWIG: http://allears.net/btp/downtown.htm


New Holiday Pages on WDWIG!

Last month readers sent in their comments about the December Holiday Happenings at WDW: Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, the Osborne Lights at the Disney-MGM Studios and the Candlelight Procession. View the comments and much more in the new and improved Holidays from Around the World http://allears.net/tp/holiday.htm


A look back to the Magic Kingdom in 1974!

Where were you in 1974? Do you remember some of the top stories that year? Richard Nixon resigns as US President, Miami beat the Vikings in Super Bowl VIII, the song of the year was "The Way We Were", a new house cost $34,900 and....

an 8 Adventure ticket book to the Magic Kingdom at WDW was $5.75 for adults, $5.25 for juniors (ages 12-17) and $4.75 for children ages 3-11. The 12 Adventure book was $6.75, $6.25, $5.75

You could also get a guided tour! For $7.50 adults or $4.50 children 3-11, you received use of WDW transportation, admission to the MK, a 3 hour walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. The tour featured visits to five attractions, then guests receive 2 tickets for 2 attractions of their choice.

Did anyone take this tour? If so, ALL EARS® would love to hear from you! allearsnet@yahoo.com

Do you remember which attractions were free (did not require a ticket) in 1974? The Walt Disney Story, Diamond Horseshoe Revue, Eastern Airlines "If You Had Wings", and Monsanto Circle Vision 360.

The shops and stores on Main Street were: The Chapeau Hat Shop, GAF Camera Center, Emporium, Main Street Confectionery, Greenhouse Flower Shop, New Century Clock Shop (Elgin-Helbros), Cup n Saucer China Shop, Wonderland of Wax Candle Shop, Art Festival, Main Street Market House (Smuckers and Dixie Crystals), Hallmark Card Shop, Crystal Arts, The Shadow Box Silhouette Studio, House of Magic, Tobacconist, Newsstand , Uptown Jewelers and Disney & Co Toys Novelties.

Before you write asking why the Penny Arcade isn't included, the Guide lists it as an Attraction.

(Information from the Winter/Spring WDW Information Guide Compliments of GAF.)


Editor's Note: This story/information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all current rates, information and other details before planning your trip.