Episode 171-Disney Coasters, Thrill Rides, and More

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This week we have invited Bryce Yelverton, a loyal listener of the show and author of the book “Coaster Crusade”, to discuss Disney roller coasters, thrill rides, and other adrenaline-pumping attractions from theme parks all over the globe. Disney isn’t necessarily known for showcasing the tallest or most thrilling rides in the world, but they do have some of the best thrill rides when it comes to overall experience, theming, and storytelling. Bryce talks with us about some of our favorite Disney thrill rides. He also discusses with us the backstory, origin, and little interesting facts about them.

In the news this week, we talk about a new foot recognition patent that Disney has acquired to help with monitoring guests and compiling data, a remake of the classic mermaid film Splash that was announced to star Channing Tatum (and it’s probably not for the role you may think), a new band that is premiering in the Germany pavilion in Epcot, news about The Muppets opening a new show in Magic Kingdom outside Hall of Presidents, and more!

We also are announcing the return of our popular Mouse Calls segment. This is where you can write us with your name and email, and we will give you a call LIVE on the air. When we call, we’ll chat with you and ask you to give your answers to our five All About The Mouseketeer Interview questions. To receive your Mouse Call, email us at podcast@aatmcentral.com.
Jonathan has a big announcement to make involving something he’ll be doing and working on for the next several months.

All of this including more additions to the All About The Mouseketeer Roll Call and much more.

If you’d like to contact the show, write us at podcast@aatmcentral.com. You can also contact Bryan and Jonathan directly at Bryan@aatmcentral.com and Jonathan@aatmcentral.com.

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“Will You Run For Me” By Kate Tillan

Inspired by Jonathan’s courageous journey to the 2009 Walt Disney World half-marathon.

Will You Run For Me
Will you run for me tomorrow? Will you run for me?

I am six years old now.
I love to dress like a princess.
Mommy says I’m too young to go to Disneyland.
She says we will go when I’m older.
I want to be older now.

Will you run for me tomorrow? Will you run for me?

I’m in Kindergarten now and learning to read and write.
I love to run and play with my friends.
It feels as if life will go on forever.

Will you run for me tomorrow? Will you run for me?

I don’t know it now, but when I am eight years old I will be diagnosed with leukemia.

Will you run for me?

The cancer treatments are terrible. I don’t feel well.
Mommy says the drugs are killing the bad cancer cells.

Will you run for me?

I just want the pain to stop.
I want to feel good and happy again.

Will you run for me?

My daddy said that you will run for me.
He said that you will raise money so that we can go to Disneyland.
Thank you. Thank you for caring about me.
Thank you for letting me be a princess again.
I love you.