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Mousesteps Weekly #414: We Talk Walt Disney World 50th w/History (Including Personal Photos); Steakhouse 71 Review

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In Mousesteps Weekly #414, we talk about the history of Walt Disney World as it turns 50, including with some historic b-roll from Disney as well as personal photos (mostly from Jeff). Read below for more information below our show, including article links.


In Mousesteps Weekly #414, we talk about Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, including:

We share some of the history of the construction and opening of the parks from Disney B-roll.

Jeff shares personal photos growing up at Walt Disney Word, and Denise has a couple as well. Jeff has been visiting each year since 1971. The photos include River Country, Discovery Island, Magic Kingdom from a very young age and more.

We dine at Steakhouse 71 in Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Jeff talks about a media visit and then we head to lunch, discussing various items we had at each meal.

On October 1st we spent the afternoon at the Magic Kingdom after Steakhouse 71. We share a look at the characters, cavalcade, and video of Disney Enchanted fireworks. Our evening ends at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Recorded 10/04/21 Featuring Commentary from Denise Preskitt and Jeff Lange.

Show Notes / Links

MEI Travel – Mouse Fan Travel: Exclusive Official Travel Sponsor –

ARTICLE: Jeff Looks Back on 50 Years of Visiting Walt Disney World: Vintage Article #9 –

ARTICLE: Our First Experience at Steakhouse 71 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Including Food, Drinks –

ARTICLE: Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade Debuts at Magic Kingdom for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary (Photos, Video) –

VIDEO: Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade at The Magic Kingdom for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary –

ARTICLE: Mickey & Friends Greet Guests from Main Street Train Station in 50th Anniversary Costumes (Photos, Video) –

VIDEO: Mickey & Friends Greet Guests in EARidescent Costumes at Magic Kingdom for WDW 50th Anniversary –