On the week of my 30th birthday (this Saturday), it’s time for another Disney Grand Adventures week this season (this was taped all the way back in August).
EPISODE #6581: DISNEY GRAND ADVENTURES
$1K Tossup: PLACE
S _ _ _ _ _
M O _ _ T _ I N
I’ve been to this attraction and I’m NOT a fan of getting wet, but Tami & Greg flub w/ SMOKEY MOUNTAIN.
S P _ _ S H
M O _ _ T _ I N
Robert & Julie correctly ID SPLASH MOUNTAIN. First three couples to kick off April…
Robert & Julie Smith (married 17 yrs.): she retired from the USPS while he’s also retired and is a 12-yr. liver transplant survivor and minister; they’re from Albuquerque
Tami & Greg Bonds (married 39 yrs.): he’s a banker & title agent; they’re from Hugoton, KS
Melody & Brent Hamaker (married 9 yrs.): he works in logistics while she’s a Cal State student and office assistant at plumbing agency (also a former six-yr. drill instructor for the Army); they’re from Bakersfield, CA
$5K SPIN ID: EB00321
$2K Tossup: WAYD?
W _ _ N I _ G
T H _ / _ _ C E
Tami’s WINNING THE (Tossup) RACE.
WEEK-LONG TRIP WEDGE: all four WDW parks (just to remind you, it’s $9,421)
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: RICARDO
Round 1: THINGS
The Bondses get the MDW right away w/ two S’s, but then dud out just as quick w/ the R. Second, the Hamakers call up a $1,300 pair of T’s, a $700 H, three A’s, four $650 L’s, but then a negative of G on the WC. Third, the Smiths take a $500 M, two I’s, a $600 N, an E, a $5K K pair, and the other two vowels before they try to solve…
_ L O U _ S / T H A T
L O O K / L I K E
A N I M A L S
…they see CLOUDS THAT LOOK LIKE ANIMALS for $5,100 and $6,100 overall.
DUDS: R (Bondses), G (Hamakers)
Mystery/Crossword Round: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
The Hamakers strike out on the spot w/ L. The Smiths secondly pick off a $550 N, a FP A, a $500 C, two E’s, and an K for the RICARDO gift tag; those are followed by a $1,500 S trio, a T for that WDW trip, a $500 R, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to wipe out $14,221 cash & prizes. The Bondses then put up a $550 P, a $600 G, the last vowel of I, and a $700 F before they attempt to complete this grid…
– – (C) – – – (G)
– – (A) – – (_)(I)(S)(_)
– – (K) – – – (F)
…they make a WISH for the $2K minimum.
INSTA-DUD: L (Hamakers)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Smiths
Bondses: $4K/Hamakers: ZIP/Smiths: $6,100
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
It’s all the Smiths — they say three T’s for $1,500, a $1,200 pair of S’s, two O’s, an I, an $800 H, a $700 G, and a $1K D pair.
_ _ / _ O _ _ D / G _ T
_ S _ D / T O / T H I S
WE COULD GET USED TO THIS — them winning $4,700 and a DISNEYLAND trip (w/ a “Frozen” experience) worth $6,840.
Bondses: $4K/Hamakers: ZILCH/Smiths: $17,640 cash & Disneyland
$3K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
_ _ C _ R E !
_ _ C _ _ _ !
The Bondses say “ENCORE! ENCORE!” to get to seven grand.
The first FS from Pat this week is magical — $6K per consonant! An L is said midway…
_ O _ _ O _ S / _ N D
_ O _ _ _ R L S
…Woody and Jessie would be proud of the Smiths (though they didn’t say the C’s or W’s) — they solve COWBOYS AND COWGIRLS for $12K more.
Bondses: $7K/Hamakers: $2K GOOSEEGG/Smiths: $29,640 cash & Disneyland
BANKRUPT TRASH: $14,221 cash & prizes
$100K Bonus Round
Julie takes the BW to the S of AMERICA’S.
If it’s what I think it is, a similar bonus puzzle was used in January 2007 and was NOT solved for $50K…
_ _ R _ _ N _ / _ _ T
T _ E / _ _ N _ S
DCPO only gives them the vowel…
_ O R _ _ N _ / O _ T
T _ E / _ _ N _ S
…but Julie comes through in WORKING OUT THE KINKS for the $34K and a final total of $63,640 cash & Disneyland.
MY RATING: 7