Paul 09 Nov 2004 (Heavy metal door in ground clangs open. Paul peers out.) All clear? Oh, good. Hello again, everyone. Sorry I was gone last week, folks - everybody was getting so riled up about the election I felt like I needed to get away to someplace quiet until it was all over. Fortunately, I found this old bomb shelter in the neighborhood. No endlessly repeating political commercials, no sound bites and stump speeches, no pollsters calling you every 5 minutes - it was really nice. Eating emergency rations from 1957 did take some getting used to, though... It looks like the programmers needed a break from everything as much as I did - we only have two shows about the parks coming up, and they're both about Disneyland Paris. Well, at least you'll have a little extra time for the Halloween and Christmas preparations, folks! Here's what's coming up. (All times are PST - you DID set your clocks back, didn't you? - and all shows are on the Travel Channel.) A. Shows About Disney Theme Parks and Resorts look at the construction, the shows, parades, and attractions of Disney's newest theme park, a movie studio park in Europe featuring movie-based attractions such as "Cinemagique", "Armageddon", and the "Moteurs Action" stunt show, and thrill rides such as "Rock N' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith." the scenes at the rides, shows and characters of Disney's first European theme park, including a look at headliner attractions such as "Space Mountain", "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience" and "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril." Well, that's all I have for the listings, but before I go, I want to offer a belated "thank you" to all the folks that sponsored me for the CHOC/Disneyland Resort Walk Around the Park on October 3rd. I also want to thank all you folks out there who sponsored the 12,000 other folks that walked around the Disney theme parks and Downtown Disney to support Children's Hospital of Orange County; because of your kindness and generosity, over $1 million was raised for CHOC at the Walk! I'd also like to extend an invitation for you to join us crazy people bright and early on October 2, 2005 for the 15th edition of the Walk in the Park - you may grumble a little about getting out of bed that early, but once you've done it you'll never regret it. Of course, what fun is it to thank people for their generosity without mentioning them by name? :) Thanks to these people and organizations for sponsoring me on the CHOC Walk: Emilio Aragon Ann Hayden Doreen Menerey Robert Sanchez Linda Vining Patty Winter Melanie Young Chapter at the Park NFFC Well, that's going to do it for this time. Now, to enjoy the post-election peace and quiet... (Phone rings.) Just a minute. Hello? You're from what polling group? No, I don't know who I'm going to vote for in 2008! (Pause.) No, that doesn't mean I'm undecided, it's just that the election's four years away! Go bother someone in Iowa or New Hampshire, will you? (Hangs up phone.) Good grief. Have a good week, and take care, everyone!