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November 3, 2008

LiMOUSEine Announces Opening of Disney-MGM Studios

In the October 28, 2008 issue of AllEars®, the monthly Step Back in Time featured a writeup on the LiMOUSEine! I asked for folks to send photos and Ted Knapp kindly sent some to AllEars. Here's the Step Back in Time feature followed by Ted's Photographs!

Ever heard of a LIMOUSEine?

Well, in the spring of 1989, a 40-foot LIMOUSEine traveled around America to announce the opening of the Disney-MGM Studios. "Complete with cheese cabinet, soda fountain and video and sound equipment..." the LIMOUSEine departed Orlando on March 5 for a 20-city tour.

The Orlando debut of the LIMOUSEine took place on February 27 when the burgundy stretch limo stopped at the Orlando City Hall to pick up then-Mayor Bill Frederick. He joined Walt Disney World President Dick Nunis and Mickey Mouse for a ride to the Studios. During the late February tour at Walt Disney World, the LIMOUSEine stopped at the Grand Floridian Resort and Mickey's Birthdayland. Mickey and Ambassador Kathleen Sullivan headed to Indianapolis to begin the tour.


The above information and photograph are from the March 16, 1989 issue of Eyes and Ears, a Walt Disney World employee newspaper.

Here are Ted's Photographs! He explains that the photos were taken at the Orlando Auto show in 1989.






Many thanks for the photos Ted!!!

If anyone else has photos of the LiMOUSEine, please send them to us!

November 14, 2008

Founders Gift - Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas

Recently, Disney Vacation Club members who purchased Animal Kingdom Lodge Villa points as Founding Members received a beautiful gift in the mail.

Animal Kingdom Lodge Villa Founding Members Gift

No explanation came with the gift so I contacted DVC and received the following information:

Given to each Founding Member at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas, these traditional Masai collars were handmade by African tribeswomen and incorporate various natural elements found around the women's village. Created especially for Founding Members, each collar was custom designed and no two pieces are exactly alike as the colors, patterns and adornments reflect the artisans' mood and whimsy at the time of creation.

In addition to their ties to the themes and design elements of Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas, these collars also complement the resort's Founding Member ceremonial robes, which will be displayed in the resort lobby. Inspired by and modeled after traditional ceremonial robes worn by African tribal leaders, each robe will feature intricate stitched patterns that incorporate the names of every Founding Member in a unique and unexpected way.

Please send me a photo of your Founders Gift at allearsnet@yahoo.com I'll include them in a future blog!

November 17, 2008

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November 19, 2008

Incredible Strength Act at Party for the Senses

I attended the last 2008 Party for the Senses in November. This year, as others have reported, the Cirque entertainers were replaced.

Here is one of the entertainment groups. These 2 gentlemen were AMAZING! I couldn't stop watching them. The photos won't do their strength justice, but at least you'll get a flavor of their performance.

If anyone knows their name, please let me know.

Party for the Senses 2008 - Entertainment

Party for the Senses 2008 - Entertainment

Party for the Senses 2008 - Entertainment

Party for the Senses 2008 - Entertainment

Party for the Senses 2008 - Entertainment

Party for the Senses 2008 - Entertainment

Party for the Senses 2008 - Entertainment

Party for the Senses 2008 - Entertainment

Party for the Senses 2008 - Entertainment

Party for the Senses 2008 - Entertainment

November 21, 2008

Special "Dream" Opportunity for 10 Lucky Readers

It's time for the THIRD ANNUAL IllumiNations Party Ticket Giveaway!!!!

Have you ever wandered around Epcot in the evening and seen those people in the private IllumiNations viewing areas? Have you ever wondered how YOU could be one of those lucky people?

Copyright © 2003 Barrie Brewer, Nikon E3100

As a special holiday thanks to all our readers AllEars® is giving away 10 pairs of tickets to a Private VIP IllumiNations Reception to be held in Epcot on Sunday evening, December 14, 2008. Meet time will be approximately 8:15 pm (inside Epcot) with a special after-IllumiNations experience that may last 30-45 minutes after IllumiNations.

You must have your own admission into Epcot.

You and your guest must be 18 years of age or older.

To enter, send an email to allearsnet@yahoo.com no later than midnight East Coast USA time on Monday, November 24. Winners will be emailed and announced no later than December 1.

Email Subject line should say: IllumiNations Dream Tickets
In 30 words or less, tell me why you should win a pair of tickets.

All decisions are final. I am not responsible for lost emails. This is ONLY for two tickets to the Private IllumiNations event on Sunday December 14, 2008. No other date or event may be substituted. This offer does not include air, hotel, theme park admission, souvenirs or anything else. ONLY the IllumiNations party event.

You may not transfer your ticket.

You do not have to be a registered MouseFest attendee. Anyone who will be in Epcot on December 14, 2008 is eligible.

This is a land-based event and not the IllumiNations boat cruise.

Meet time is subject to change - Meet location will be provided to winners approximately 7 days prior to event.

Anyone from any country who meets the criteria above may enter.

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