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The WDW Radio Show - Your Walt Disney World Information Station

Lou Mongello - Disney Expert, Host, Author, and Speaker

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The WDW Radio Show - Your Walt Disney World Information Station

The WDW Radio Show - Your Walt Disney World Information Station

Lou Mongello - Disney Expert, Host, Author, and Speaker

120
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543
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WDW Radio is the award-winning podcast dedicated to celebrating the magic of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Marvel, and Star Wars. Tune in and subscribe for Disney news, vacation planning, trivia, contests, history, interviews, as well as attraction, dining, and resort reviews.

Hosted by Disney expert, author, and speaker Lou Mongello, this family-friendly show has been named Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years, and also features a blog, videos, LIVE broadcasts, welcoming community, and special events. It is also home to Lou Mongello's Walt Disney World Trivia Books, "102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World," and Audio Guides to Walt Disney World.

Learn more at http://WDWRadio.com

Latest Episodes

WDW Radio # 611 -Resort Report: Disney's Riviera Resort

I'll introduce a new segment this week, the Resort Report, and begin with our first, and one of my favorites - Disney's Riviera Resort. I'll explain what the new segment entails, including the additional, complementary content beyond the show. We'll then look at our Ten Reasons to Stay at Disney's Riviera Resort, including guides, guidance, helpful hints, reviews, and opinions. I'll then invite you to share your thoughts, comments, and suggestions as well.

100 min1 w ago
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WDW Radio # 611 -Resort Report: Disney's Riviera Resort

WDW Radio # 610 - The Music of EPCOT: Future World - Part 2

In Part 2 of our journey through the Music of Future World in EPCOT, we head to the west side of the park and take an in-depth look at the songs, scores, and background music, both past and present from the Imagination pavilion, The Land, The Living Seas, Innoventions, and Communicore, as well as the Fountain of Nations. From shows to attractions, we will look at what music has come and gone, how it has changed, the songs, singers, songwriters, and stories. I will then ask you to share some of your favorites as well.

120 min2 w ago
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WDW Radio # 610 - The Music of EPCOT: Future World - Part 2

WDW Radio # 609 -The Music of EPCOT: Future World - Part 1

In my continuing series highlighting the music of Walt Disney World, this week we begin our journey through EPCOT, as we make our way through Future World. Together, we will take a virtual tour of the park, and look at the songs, scores, and background music, both past and present. We'll also look at not just the genesis and evolution of the music in the park, shows, and attractions, but the masterful composers and arrangers behind it.

90 min3 w ago
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WDW Radio # 609 -The Music of EPCOT: Future World - Part 1

WDW Radio # 608 -Top Ten Quiet Spots in Walt Disney World

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all... which may be one of the reasons you go to Walt Disney World in the first place. But even when you're there, you may just want (or need) to sit back, relax, and find a quiet place and time to unwind, recline, or maybe even get some work done. So this week, we'll share our Top Ten Quiet Spots in Walt Disney World. From the parks to the resorts to Disney Springs, we'll share our favorites, and a few hidden locations, and ask you to share yours as well.

101 minNOV 3
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WDW Radio # 608 -Top Ten Quiet Spots in Walt Disney World

WDW Radio # 607 -Listener Email: History, Architecture, Extinct Attractions

I open up the inbox and answer your questions this week, including some about Space Mountain history, Cosplay in the Disney Parks, Disney architecture books, Sleeping Beauty Castle backwards, build a lightsaber, Walt Disney World Citizen Test, a lost EPCOT attraction and character, attractions that are better at night, and the oldest email in the inbox.

85 minOCT 27
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WDW Radio # 607 -Listener Email: History, Architecture, Extinct Attractions

WDW Radio # 606 -The History of Halloween in the Disney Parks

We celebrate the "spirit" of the season as we look back at the history of Halloween in the Disney Parks, from Disneyland's "Parade of the Pumpkins" to the many iterations and locations in Walt Disney World, and the vastly different celebrations in the Disney Parks worldwide.

123 minOCT 20
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WDW Radio # 606 -The History of Halloween in the Disney Parks

WDW Radio # 605 - The Original Dreamfinder, Ron Schneider

As we celebrated Walt Disney World’s 49th birthday on October 1, I wanted to look back at not just one of the resort’s most popular attractions, but characters as well. The Dreamfinder (and good right arm, Figment) were created for the new Journey Into Imagination attraction in Epcot in 1983, and ushered in a sense of wonder and fun the likes of which the park had never seen before. And helping to create that spark of imagination was Ron Schneider, the original Dreamfinder. Ron joined me live in Magic Kingdom for the anniversary, and shares stories that paint a colorful picture tracing the origins of the attraction and character, as well as his years in the parks, to working with Tony Baxter, and the day that Michael Jackson asked to meet Dreamfinder. We also discuss the future of the attraction, characters, and EPCOT, Walt, and so much more.

99 minOCT 6
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WDW Radio # 605 - The Original Dreamfinder, Ron Schneider

WDW Radio # 604 - Things You Can’t Believe Ever Happened in Walt Disney World: Part 2

We continue our look at the weird, wild, interesting, and bizarre things that have happened and existed in Walt Disney World history. This week, we visit Disney-MGM Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and venture outside the parks to the Disney Village Marketplace and Pleasure Island. We'll also see how much you remember, never experienced, or can’t believe you ever saw. And of course, I’ll ask you to share some of your personal memories as well!

74 minSEP 29
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WDW Radio # 604 - Things You Can’t Believe Ever Happened in Walt Disney World: Part 2

WDW Radio # 603 - Things You Can’t Believe Ever Happened in Walt Disney World: Part 1

We look at some of the interesting, unique, funny, and just plain weird things that have happened in Walt Disney World throughout its history. From shows to parades, characters, events, and more, this is a fun look back at some things you think you may remember, and others you may have tried to forget.

101 minSEP 22
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WDW Radio # 603 - Things You Can’t Believe Ever Happened in Walt Disney World: Part 1

WDW Radio # 602 - The Music of Magic Kingdom: Part 2

This week, we continue our journey and tour through the Music of Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. We’ll virtually wander our way through Liberty Square, to Fantasyland, Storybook Circus, and Tomorrowland. We will then look at music from nighttime spectaculars and parades, both current and extinct. Along the way, we’ll discuss background and theme music, stories, creators, fun facts, and personal memories, and then ask you to share some of your favorites as well.

102 minSEP 8
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WDW Radio # 602 - The Music of Magic Kingdom: Part 2

Latest Episodes

WDW Radio # 611 -Resort Report: Disney's Riviera Resort

I'll introduce a new segment this week, the Resort Report, and begin with our first, and one of my favorites - Disney's Riviera Resort. I'll explain what the new segment entails, including the additional, complementary content beyond the show. We'll then look at our Ten Reasons to Stay at Disney's Riviera Resort, including guides, guidance, helpful hints, reviews, and opinions. I'll then invite you to share your thoughts, comments, and suggestions as well.

100 min1 w ago
Comments
WDW Radio # 611 -Resort Report: Disney's Riviera Resort

WDW Radio # 610 - The Music of EPCOT: Future World - Part 2

In Part 2 of our journey through the Music of Future World in EPCOT, we head to the west side of the park and take an in-depth look at the songs, scores, and background music, both past and present from the Imagination pavilion, The Land, The Living Seas, Innoventions, and Communicore, as well as the Fountain of Nations. From shows to attractions, we will look at what music has come and gone, how it has changed, the songs, singers, songwriters, and stories. I will then ask you to share some of your favorites as well.

120 min2 w ago
Comments
WDW Radio # 610 - The Music of EPCOT: Future World - Part 2

WDW Radio # 609 -The Music of EPCOT: Future World - Part 1

In my continuing series highlighting the music of Walt Disney World, this week we begin our journey through EPCOT, as we make our way through Future World. Together, we will take a virtual tour of the park, and look at the songs, scores, and background music, both past and present. We'll also look at not just the genesis and evolution of the music in the park, shows, and attractions, but the masterful composers and arrangers behind it.

90 min3 w ago
Comments
WDW Radio # 609 -The Music of EPCOT: Future World - Part 1

WDW Radio # 608 -Top Ten Quiet Spots in Walt Disney World

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all... which may be one of the reasons you go to Walt Disney World in the first place. But even when you're there, you may just want (or need) to sit back, relax, and find a quiet place and time to unwind, recline, or maybe even get some work done. So this week, we'll share our Top Ten Quiet Spots in Walt Disney World. From the parks to the resorts to Disney Springs, we'll share our favorites, and a few hidden locations, and ask you to share yours as well.

101 minNOV 3
Comments
WDW Radio # 608 -Top Ten Quiet Spots in Walt Disney World

WDW Radio # 607 -Listener Email: History, Architecture, Extinct Attractions

I open up the inbox and answer your questions this week, including some about Space Mountain history, Cosplay in the Disney Parks, Disney architecture books, Sleeping Beauty Castle backwards, build a lightsaber, Walt Disney World Citizen Test, a lost EPCOT attraction and character, attractions that are better at night, and the oldest email in the inbox.

85 minOCT 27
Comments
WDW Radio # 607 -Listener Email: History, Architecture, Extinct Attractions

WDW Radio # 606 -The History of Halloween in the Disney Parks

We celebrate the "spirit" of the season as we look back at the history of Halloween in the Disney Parks, from Disneyland's "Parade of the Pumpkins" to the many iterations and locations in Walt Disney World, and the vastly different celebrations in the Disney Parks worldwide.

123 minOCT 20
Comments
WDW Radio # 606 -The History of Halloween in the Disney Parks

WDW Radio # 605 - The Original Dreamfinder, Ron Schneider

As we celebrated Walt Disney World’s 49th birthday on October 1, I wanted to look back at not just one of the resort’s most popular attractions, but characters as well. The Dreamfinder (and good right arm, Figment) were created for the new Journey Into Imagination attraction in Epcot in 1983, and ushered in a sense of wonder and fun the likes of which the park had never seen before. And helping to create that spark of imagination was Ron Schneider, the original Dreamfinder. Ron joined me live in Magic Kingdom for the anniversary, and shares stories that paint a colorful picture tracing the origins of the attraction and character, as well as his years in the parks, to working with Tony Baxter, and the day that Michael Jackson asked to meet Dreamfinder. We also discuss the future of the attraction, characters, and EPCOT, Walt, and so much more.

99 minOCT 6
Comments
WDW Radio # 605 - The Original Dreamfinder, Ron Schneider

WDW Radio # 604 - Things You Can’t Believe Ever Happened in Walt Disney World: Part 2

We continue our look at the weird, wild, interesting, and bizarre things that have happened and existed in Walt Disney World history. This week, we visit Disney-MGM Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and venture outside the parks to the Disney Village Marketplace and Pleasure Island. We'll also see how much you remember, never experienced, or can’t believe you ever saw. And of course, I’ll ask you to share some of your personal memories as well!

74 minSEP 29
Comments
WDW Radio # 604 - Things You Can’t Believe Ever Happened in Walt Disney World: Part 2

WDW Radio # 603 - Things You Can’t Believe Ever Happened in Walt Disney World: Part 1

We look at some of the interesting, unique, funny, and just plain weird things that have happened in Walt Disney World throughout its history. From shows to parades, characters, events, and more, this is a fun look back at some things you think you may remember, and others you may have tried to forget.

101 minSEP 22
Comments
WDW Radio # 603 - Things You Can’t Believe Ever Happened in Walt Disney World: Part 1

WDW Radio # 602 - The Music of Magic Kingdom: Part 2

This week, we continue our journey and tour through the Music of Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. We’ll virtually wander our way through Liberty Square, to Fantasyland, Storybook Circus, and Tomorrowland. We will then look at music from nighttime spectaculars and parades, both current and extinct. Along the way, we’ll discuss background and theme music, stories, creators, fun facts, and personal memories, and then ask you to share some of your favorites as well.

102 minSEP 8
Comments
WDW Radio # 602 - The Music of Magic Kingdom: Part 2

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