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WDWNT ParksCenter

WDWNT’s newest show covers the week’s top seven (yeah, seven!) stories in Disney Parks news, in under 30 minutes, guaranteed.

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Rivers of America Drained, Disappearing Plastics, & Spaceship Earth Rumors

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top 7 (yeah, 7) stories from this week in Disney Parks news, in under 30 minutes, guaranteed.In this week's episode, we're talking about: Magic Kingdom’s Rivers of America have been drained for riverboat repairs Plastic straws and lids are getting harder to find at Disney World Changes appear to be on the way for Spaceship EarthAnd more! Want to watch? The video version is embedded below, or check out our audio-only version on iTunes or Stitcher, or search for ParksCenter in your favorite podcast app!You can watch us record LIVE at 9pm Eastern every Wednesday night! Tune in for new LIVE episodes on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

29mins

30 Aug 2018

Rank #1

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More Marvel Land Details, Living With The Land Update, and Haunted Mansion’s 50th Anniversary

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top 7 (yeah, 7) stories from this week in Disney Parks news, in under 30 minutes, guaranteed.In this week's episode, we're talking about: The Haunted Mansion in Disneyland celebrates its 50th anniversary, with live actors, merch, and more In a surprise move, Living with the Land gets new digital film projectors Details emerge revealing the layout of the Marvel-themed land at DCA, as well as new concept art for the Spider-Man attractionAnd more! Want to watch? The video version is embedded below, or check out our audio-only version on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or search for ParksCenter in your favorite podcast app!You can watch us record LIVE at 9pm Eastern every Wednesday night! Tune in for new LIVE episodes on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

31mins

15 Aug 2019

Rank #2

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Spaceship Earth Closing, DAK Ride Hours Reduced, & Disney Discovery Lodge

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top 7 (yeah, 7) stories from this week in Disney Parks news, in under 30 minutes, guaranteed.In this week's episode, we're talking about: Spaceship Earth is closing for 2 years for a massive overhaul Animal Kingdom shortens the operating hours for some of its attractions Disney leaks potential name and details of a potential new DVC resort, “Disney Discovery Lodge”And more! Want to watch? The video version is embedded below, or check out our audio-only version on iTunes or Stitcher, or search for ParksCenter in your favorite podcast app!You can watch us record LIVE at 9pm Eastern every Wednesday night! Tune in for new LIVE episodes on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

33mins

18 Oct 2018

Rank #3

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Chicken Guy, Patent Time, & Tokyo Rides

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top 7 (yeah, 7) stories from this week in Disney Parks news, in under 30 minutes, guaranteed.In Episode 12, we're talking about: “Chicken Guy” counter service coming to Planet Hollywood New patents filed by disney for a multiplane screen and a surface that can become transparent Tokyo DisneySea is getting a new port with Peter Pan, Frozen, and Tangled, along with a new hotelAnd more!You can watch LIVE at 9:00pm EDT Wednesday nights! Tune in every Wednesday for new LIVE episodes of ParksCenter on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

29mins

21 Jun 2018

Rank #4

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No More Smoking, Cars Racing Academy, and Villains After Hours

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top 7 (yeah, 7) stories from this week in Disney Parks news, in under 30 minutes, guaranteed.In this week's episode, we're talking about: Disney has removed all designated smoking areas from its parks, and added some new restrictions on strollers and ice A new Villains After Hours event is coming this summer, which sounds somewhat similar to the poorly-received Villains Unleashed event from 2014 Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy opens at Disney’s Hollywood StudiosAnd more! Want to watch? The video version is embedded below, or check out our audio-only version on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or search for ParksCenter in your favorite podcast app!You can watch us record LIVE at 9pm Eastern every Wednesday night! Tune in for new LIVE episodes on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

33mins

4 Apr 2019

Rank #5

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Disneyland Price Hike, New DVC Restrictions, and Odyssey Pavilion Remodelled

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top 7 (yeah, 7) stories from this week in Disney Parks news, in under 30 minutes, guaranteed.In this week's episode, we're talking about: A mother giraffe goes into labor on Kilimanjaro Safaris, in plain view of the ride vehicles New donkey ambassadors Jack and Jill debut at Animal Kingdom Not-So-Scary tickets for 2019 are already on saleAnd more! Want to watch? The video version is embedded below, or check out our audio-only version on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or search for ParksCenter in your favorite podcast app!You can watch us record LIVE at 9pm Eastern every Wednesday night! Tune in for new LIVE episodes on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

34mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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A Deep Dive Into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Plus a New Epcot Pavilion?

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top 7 (yeah, 7) stories from this week in Disney Parks news, in under 30 minutes, guaranteed.In this week's episode, we're talking about: We take a deep dive into the ramifications of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, talking about the park’s costume policy and the future of interactive experiences in the parks Brazil is coming to Epcot in 2022, but with no attraction lined up Bo Peep gets a new meet and greetAnd more! Want to watch? The video version is embedded below, or check out our audio-only version on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or search for ParksCenter in your favorite podcast app!You can watch us record LIVE at 9pm Eastern every Wednesday night! Tune in for new LIVE episodes on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

33mins

6 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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ParksCenter - Rise And Shine For The Resistance! - Ep. 82

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top news stories from this week in Disney Parks news in 30 minutes.In this week's episode, we're talking about Rise of the Resistance's opening - from the ride itself, to the frequent downtime it's been experiencing, to how Disney is handling crowds, and beyond.Want to watch? The video version is embedded below, or check out our audio-only version on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or search for ParksCenter in your favorite podcast app!You can watch us record LIVE at 9pm Eastern every Wednesday night! Tune in for new LIVE episodes on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

32mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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Ralph Rumors, Magicband Upgrades, and Millennium Falcon Video!

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top 7 (yeah, 7) stories from this week in Disney Parks news, in under 30 minutes, guaranteed.In this week's episode, we're talking about: Rumors surface again about a potential Wreck-It Ralph attraction replacing Stitch’s Great Escapte - now with details about how it might be interactive We step you through the new MagicBand customization you can do before arriving at Walt Disney World Discussion of our preview review of Smuggler’s Run, and talk about a short video that surfaced of the attractionAnd more! Want to watch? The video version is embedded below, or check out our audio-only version on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or search for ParksCenter in your favorite podcast app!You can watch us record LIVE at 9pm Eastern every Wednesday night! Tune in for new LIVE episodes on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

35mins

23 May 2019

Rank #9

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Buzzy is Gone and FuelRods Lead to Lawsuit!

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top news stories from this week in Disney Parks news in 30 minutes.In this week's episode, we're talking about: Buzzy has finally been confirmed missing by Orange County authorities FuelRod to start charging $3 to swap rods; this leads to a class action lawsuit being filed by individuals who bought expecting “free swaps for life” The iconic Hollywood Studios sign disappears from the archway leading to Animation CourtyardAnd more! Want to watch? The video version is embedded below, or check out our audio-only version on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or search for ParksCenter in your favorite podcast app!You can watch us record LIVE at 9pm Eastern every Wednesday night! Tune in for new LIVE episodes on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

30mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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In Memoriam, Glamping in Pandora, & Monorail Issues (Again)

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top 7 (yeah, 7) stories from this week in Disney Parks news, in under 30 minutes, guaranteed.In Episode 11, we're talking about: In memory of Richard, a discussion of how awesome Cast Members can be Two lucky people will be able to “glamp” in Pandora A monorail breaks down, and passengers are forced to remove windows for airflowAnd more!You can watch LIVE at 9:00pm EDT Wednesday nights! Tune in every Wednesday for new LIVE episodes of ParksCenter on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

28mins

14 Jun 2018

Rank #11

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ParksCenter - Great Moments In Standby Queue History - Ep. 83

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top news stories from this week in Disney Parks news in 30 minutes.This week, we'll be talking about: For a limited time, Great Moments In History returns to the Magic Kingdom! Disney’s Riviera Resort opens, and the murphy beds don’t approve Flight of Passage gets a mid-queue bathroom, for those of you waiting 3+ hours to ride And more!Want to watch? The video version is embedded below, or check out our audio-only version on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or search for ParksCenter in your favorite podcast app!You can watch us record LIVE at 9pm Eastern every Wednesday night! Tune in for new LIVE episodes on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

31mins

19 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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Food and Wine Review, V.I.Passholder, & Booze in Star Wars Land

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top 7 (yeah, 7) stories from this week in Disney Parks news, in under 30 minutes, guaranteed.In this week's episode, we're talking about: We share our thoughts on this year’s Food and Wine festival Discussion of the V.I.Passholder night at Epcot, and Passholder Playtime in Toy Story Land Alcoholic beverages coming to Disneyland in Star Wars Land - good theming, or a bad precedent?And more! Want to watch? The video version is embedded below, or check out our audio-only version on iTunes or Stitcher, or search for ParksCenter in your favorite podcast app!You can watch us record LIVE at 9pm Eastern every Wednesday night! Tune in for new LIVE episodes on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

34mins

13 Sep 2018

Rank #13

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Galaxy’s Edge Menu Changes, Measles in Disneyland, and a New “Disney Look”

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top 7 (yeah, 7) stories from this week in Disney Parks news, in under 30 minutes, guaranteed.In this week's episode, we're talking about: Disney keeps removing and adding back the themed names for food items in Galaxy’s Edge Updates to the “Disney Look” now allows for necklaces and longer beards Measles show up in DisneylandAnd more! Want to watch? The video version is embedded below, or check out our audio-only version on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or search for ParksCenter in your favorite podcast app!You can watch us record LIVE at 9pm Eastern every Wednesday night! Tune in for new LIVE episodes on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

29mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #14

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ParksCenter - The Changing of The Bobs, Runaway Railway Opens, and COVID-19 Concerns - Ep. 91

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top news stories from this week in Disney Parks news in 30 minutes.This week, we'll be talking about: Bob steps down as CEO, and appoints Bob to replace him (which isn't confusing at all) We share our thoughts on the brand-new Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway We update you on COVID-19's impacts on parks around the world - from Japan closing until March 15th, to rumors of a Paris closure, to impacts on Florida and California And more!Want to watch? The video version is embedded below, or check out our audio-only version on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or search for ParksCenter in your favorite podcast app!You can watch us record LIVE at 9pm Eastern every Wednesday night! Tune in for new LIVE episodes on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

1hr 1min

5 Mar 2020

Rank #15

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Fixing Everest, A Toy Story Christmas, & Studios Blackout

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top 7 (yeah, 7) stories from this week in Disney Parks news, in under 30 minutes, guaranteed.In this week's episode, we're talking about: Expedition Everest will be fixing its yeti animatronic soon Toy Story Land will get a Christmas-themed overlay Disney’s Hollywood Studios has a massive power outageAnd more!You can watch LIVE at 9:00pm EDT, Wednesday nights! Tune in every Wednesday for new LIVE episodes of ParksCenter on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

29mins

19 Jul 2018

Rank #16

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Skyliner Gondolas Unwrapped, Rafiki’s Planet Watch Delays, and Eat to the Beat 2019!

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top 7 (yeah, 7) stories from this week in Disney Parks news, in under 30 minutes, guaranteed.In this week's episode, we're talking about: We get a first look at the themed Skyliner gondolas! Rafiki’s Planet Watch delays its reopening, but will be getting a new exhibit to replace the Song of the Rainforest sound booths This year’s Eat to the Beat concert series lineup is announcedAnd more! Want to watch? The video version is embedded below, or check out our audio-only version on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or search for ParksCenter in your favorite podcast app!You can watch us record LIVE at 9pm Eastern every Wednesday night! Tune in for new LIVE episodes on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

32mins

16 May 2019

Rank #17

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Play Pavilion Details, Star Wars Updates, and a Black Box Attraction?

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top 7 (yeah, 7) stories from this week in Disney Parks news, in under 30 minutes, guaranteed.In this week's episode, we're talking about: The latest updates on what’s coming to Epcot’s new Play Pavilion The latest on Galaxy’s Edge, including details on building your own lightsaber, and extra Extra Magic Hours Rumors circulate for a “black box” attraction for Studios that could quickly and easily be rethemed to the latest Disney IPsAnd more! Want to watch? The video version is embedded below, or check out our audio-only version on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or search for ParksCenter in your favorite podcast app!You can watch us record LIVE at 9pm Eastern every Wednesday night! Tune in for new LIVE episodes on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

34mins

9 May 2019

Rank #18

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ParksCenter - March Madness 2020 Preview! - Ep. 92

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top news stories from this week in Disney Parks news in 30 minutes.Join us this week as we talk about what’s coming up in WDWNT’s March Madness bracket. This year, we’ll be ranking 64 ideas for the theme parks that never quite came to be… so come learn a bit about these interesting, unmade, and sometimes downright strange attractions!Want to watch? The video version is embedded below, or check out our audio-only version on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or search for ParksCenter in your favorite podcast app!You can watch us record LIVE at 9pm Eastern every Wednesday night! Tune in for new LIVE episodes on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

59mins

12 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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Trapped in a Monorail, After Hours Events, & Holiday Show Reviews

This is ParksCenter. We cover the top 7 (yeah, 7) stories from this week in Disney Parks news, in under 30 minutes, guaranteed.In this week's episode, we're talking about: Guests end up trapped on Monorail Yellow when the doors won’t open Reviews of Disney After Hours at Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios We share our opinions about the holiday events going on in Disney WorldAnd more! Want to watch? The video version is embedded below, or check out our audio-only version on iTunes or Stitcher, or search for ParksCenter in your favorite podcast app!You can watch us record LIVE at 9pm Eastern every Wednesday night! Tune in for new LIVE episodes on WDWNTunes at wdwntunes.com.

34mins

13 Dec 2018

Rank #20