Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN (one of our favorite places in the world) experienced devistating and terrifying wildwires this week. Our First Drop focuses on what was damaged and how this fantastic resort town can get back on its feet.
Next up, we'll hear a Live Trip Report from Disneyland Paris and find out what changes are on the way for this amazing Euro-stle Disney park.
Then, it's a CoasterRadio.com Holiday Tradition - The 2017 Holiday Gift Guide! Here is the list!!!
2017 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Metal Earth 3D Metal Models – Disney Park Icons
Platinum Dining Pass for Cedar Fair parks
All season drink cup! They're collectible and handy.
A T-shirt for your favorite ride.
Wild West Town Amusement Park - $7 Million
The limited edition Thunderbird Blueprint from Holiday World
Holiday World's Holishop now sells the "Holidog Height Chart" which not only allows you to measure your child's height, but also includes some of the attractions at Holiday World a kid can ride when they reach each height milestone.
The Patent Room
A store on Etsy called The Patent Room sells poster size prints of attraction drawings from some of the most famous ride vehicles designed by WED Enterprises/Walt Disney Imagineering. There are prints for the original Disneyland monorail, Alice in Wonderland, the Matterhorn, and even the Doom Buggies from the Haunted Mansion.
Made to Thrill
Made to Thrill is an online shop that sells posters, t-shirts, pins and patches of their own custom designs for some of the world's best known coasters and attractions. Unfortunately much of their selection is currently sold out but they have amazing looking posters for rides such as Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Millennium Force, Fury 325, Cheetah Hunt, Nemesis, and Banshee. They even sell a patch for Kings Island's famous blue ice cream.
Another shop on Etsy sells incredible, original artwork from Walt Disney World. The two most impressive items are the Walt Disney World Attraction Vehicle poster and the Buildings of Main Street poster (https://www.etsy.com/listing/255917519/the-buildings-of-main-street-walt-disney). The level of detail on these posters has to be seen to be believed. That same shop also sells other, smaller pieces of artwork from Walt Disney World such as a piece recreating the "blimp" from the original Journey into Imagination (https://www.etsy.com/listing/288509285/epcot-dreamfinder-print).
An annual tradition on the CoasterRadio.com holiday gift guide is the Yearly Disney attraction poster calendar
Another classic item for the gift guide is the Walt Disney World Resort Monorail Playset: This looks to be an updated version of what was originally released over a decade ago because now some of the monorail cars open the set comes with character figures that can ride inside. Finally, just because you are a Walt Hugger/coaster boy doesn't mean you have to dress like one.
Direct from the new store at Disney Springs, DisneyStore.com has items from the Twenty Eight and Main store which offers "fine quality goods for the discerning gentleman."
Theme Park Connection
If you ever wanted to dress like a Walt Disney World cast member, Theme Park Connection sells cast member costumes from locations around the parks and resort hotels. They also sell some one of a kind props used in the parks. And for the podcast host who has everything, they're selling a "rare" hitchhiking ghosts Trader Sam's tiki mug.
Also, gifts don't have to be expensive or store bought, so in the spirit of the CoasterRadio Park Map Pile Up, Pinterest is chock full ideas for simple and inexpensive things you can make using old park maps.
Make a photo mat
Make drink coasters
Make a Christmas Tree Ornament
A photo collage