Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Super Soap Weekend Takes Its Final Bow

You'd better make your plans now to head down to Orlando on Nov. 15 and 16. Brian Frons, president of Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group, has confirmed that after this year, Super Soap Weekend at Disney's Hollywood Studios will be no more.

In a news release issued yesterday, Frons said that ABC wants to send its soap stars on a national promotional tour next year, rather than sponsor a single weekend at Disney World. "Our fans have told us they want us in their neighborhoods," he stated. "We thank Walt Disney World for being a wonderful host and partner, and look forward to our plans to send Super Soap off with a bang."

I will be there again this year, and will be reporting back with all the inside scoop I had last year. It is sad that this big soap-opera event, which just so happens to take place in my backyard, will be ending. Hopefully more fans will get the chance to see their favorite soap stars with this new national tour.