Welcome back Nuggeteers, for another great week of Theme Park News with Attitude! There is so much to report on this week, and i’m sure you will find the show full of fun and interesting news and information. Like always, I am so grateful for all of your support and please continue to send in those great 5 star reviews for the show on iTunes!

We start off the show with a cool new segment, From the Mouths of MiceChat! In this segment I visit the MiceChat forums and pick out some really interesting threads to share with you listeners.The first forum thread we visit was started by mkcoastie  who shared a video of the newest Walt Disney World television advertisement. This ad seems to be a major improvement for the Disney PR machine. This ad actually shows people and events at WDW, as opposed to the 2012 WDW ad campaign that featured the band One Republic playing ad having fun at various spots around Disneyland! Yes, a commercial for Disney World featuring rides and scenes at Disneyland! How could Disney be so careless?

Next we look at a thread started by Captain. On this thread, we learn about what the posters calls, “Terrifying Space Mountain experience”. One in which, during a ride on Space Mountain at Disneyland, the ride seemed to malfunction. The poster writes, “It became faster with every second, and it honestly scared me to death. The brakes seemed to be completely off or not working. The only brake that seemed to work was the one right after the part that takes your picture, which was a very painfully hard stop. By the time I got to the station, I wanted to get off immediately. But the ride never stopped. At all. It went right through the station without any stop to load or unload.” How terrifying does that sound! Some people on the thread said that it actually sounded kind of fun! How would you feel if this happened to you?

Also, we visit a thread started by DisneyGeek138. The poster saw work being done on the People Mover track at Disneyland right above Star Tours. The poster left the thread wide open for speculation. The thread immediately took off with people dreaming of possible announcements at D23 to others cautioning that this may be a false alarm. As with everything in Disney Parks, nothing is concrete until something is set in concrete! But, if you could put anything on the now abandoned People Mover track. what kind of attraction would it be?

Like always this week we have the 9 News Nuggets You Need to Know. We cover news from around the theme park world. The stories this week are great! We talk about a new King Kong musical that features an absolutely massive one ton King Kong anamatronic! You really do have to see it to believe it.

Also we talk about a couple of fundraisers that are being done here by MiceChat. First, the Unofficial Universal Podcast is having a fund raiser ahead of their big trip to the states! Lee, Tracey, and crew are having a meetup on Friday the 23rd of August at Universal Studios Florida. For more details on the UUOP fundraiser and the meetup you can listen to the show right here on MicePod! The other fundraiser is a special one that will culminate in the Attractions Blogger Bowl 2013At this event, Unofficial Sea World host Eric Davis, myself, and a few other MiceChatters will be on a bowling team and raising money for Give Kids the World. Its such a great cause and it is an awesome chance for you Nuggeteers to help send ill children and their families to Orlando to experience a once in a lifetime vacation. For more information, and to donate click here.

All of this and so much more on Episode 41 of the Wakefield Report Podcast!

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Chris Wakefield lives in South Florida and spends most of his free time traveling across the country looking for the best thrills that theme parks have to offer. Growing up in the Midwest,Chris is used to the high and fast coasters offered up at parks like Cedar Point and Kings Island, and moving to Florida four years ago was a bit of theme park culture shock. With twice a month visits to Orlando, Chris works hard to keep his finger on the pulse of the ever expanding theme park community in Central Florida. Outside of the Orlando parks, Chris also visits California twice a year and isnt above going to a good haunt or two! Chris created the Wakefield Report website in the fall of 2011 to bring theme park and themed entertainment fans closer to the latest news, and opinions in the community. Each week, the Wakefield Report Podcast goes on the air to provide an unbiased, open, and honest look at the latest in Disney and theme park news. You can reach Chris at: [email protected]