By Ed Stansel
Florida Times-Union Columnist
Friday, December 12, 1997
Column: Best Bets on the Net
Toad: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride has been a tradition at Walt Disney
World since the Magic Kingdom opened in 1971. Now Disney is considering
demolishing the ride to make room for a Winnie-the-Pooh attraction. That
has drawn protests from those who love the aging Mr. Toad, warts and all.
On Sunday, Mr. Toad supporters will stage a "toad-in" at noon in front of
the ride - the second such demonstration this month. For details on the
protest and the controversy, see the "Save Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" page on
the Web. Maybe Microsoft would agree to sponsor the ride, with the slogan,
"Where do you want to go, Toady?"
Christmas97.com is a home page for the holidays, with features such as
digital Christmas cards, holiday recipes, an online shopping area and
Christmas stories. Parents can fill out a form to have Santa e-mail
personalized letters to their children, and kids can learn how Christmas
is celebrated in other parts of the world. The site includes sections on
Hanukkah and Kwanzaa; tips for staying healthy during the holidays; and
astrologists' predictions for the New Year.
6:30 p.m.: Members of Aerosmith chat with fans and host a trivia
quiz, with a grand prize of a trip to Boston to see the band perform on
New Year's Eve. AOL. Keyword: AOL Live.
Found something useful, fun or just plain weird on the Web? E-mail the
address to Ed
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