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Season 2, Episode 26 – Our Favorite Disney Weenies

June 28, 2021

Season 2, Episode 26 - Our Favorite Disney Weenies

Our Favorite Disney Weenies

Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, and that's Brenda, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is Season 2, Episode 26 for June 28, 2021, and our feature topic today is Our Favorite Disney Weenies. Today we are taking a look what Disney Weenies are (spoiler alert, we're talking about the iconic Disney buildings), and which ones are our favorites throughout the parks. Here's our rundown of what we talked about:

* Cheddar from the Big Cheese* Brenda: October 1, 2021 -- two new nighttime spectaculars are premiering at Walt Disney World! At the Magic Kingdom “Disney Enchanted” will premiere on October 1st, and at Epcot, “Harmonious” will premiere!* Sophie: Also coming to Epcot on October 1st: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure!* Mike: ALSO coming to Walt Disney World on October 1st -- Disney KiteTails will be coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park! Elaborate, three-dimensional kites of Simba, Zazu, King Louie, Baloo, and more take flight above the Discovery River Amphitheater and soar to the beat of beloved Disney songs.* Sophie: Also coming to Walt Disney World as part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” -- the “Disney Fab 50” -- 50 special golden character sculptures that will be placed throughout the four theme parks. They will make their debut on October 1.* Connect with us! Here’s how: * Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com* Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com* YouTube: On the Road with Mickey (Don't forget to subscribe, like the videos, and comment!)* Instagram: On the Road with Mickey* Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com* Phone Voicemail: 919-799-8390* Feature Topic: Our Favorite Disney Weenies* What is a Disney Weenie?* Walt had a poodle named Duchess Disney (also known as DeeDee) that he got after Sunnee passed away. DeeDee was very much Walt’s poodle, and she would follow him everywhere. When he would come home from work, Walt would take two hot dogs -- called Weenies by Walt -- and eat one and give one to DeeDee. What Walt noticed was how she would follow exactly where the weenie was moved. Walt took that memory and told it to the WED designers for Disneyland that he wanted to lead the Guests to move to certain areas of the park, and the concept of Disney Weenies was born.* Sophie’s Favorite Disney Weenies* EPCOT’s Fountain of Nations* Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle at Christmas at night* The Grand Floridian Resort* Brenda’s Favorite Disney Weenies* Hollywood Studio’s Tower of Terror* The Contemporary Resort Monorail track* Animal Kingdom’s Hallelujah Mountains* Mike’s Favorite Disney Weenies* American Adventure Pavilion* Animal Kingdom’s Expedition Everest* Magic Kingdom’s Space Mountain* This Day in Disney History for June 28* Walt Disney writes to all of the staff, inviting them to the opening of Disneyland on July 17, 1955.* Disney Who’s Who Character* Lightning McQueen from Cars* Walt Disney Quote* “The important thing is the family. If you can keep the family together- and that’s the backbone of our whole business, catering to families- that’s what we hope to do.