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Join author, speaker and Disney expert Lou Mongello on this award-winning Disney podcast for Walt Disney World news, vacation planning, trivia, history, interviews with Disney Imagineers, special guests and more. Have fun with some trivia and explore the history of Walt Disney World. Get vacation planning tips and advice as well as attraction, dining & resort reviews. Enter our weekly Disney trivia contests and more! For more information, visit our web site at http://WDWRadio.com! WDW Radio is the award-winning online radio show dedicated to celebrating the magic of Walt Disney World. 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, large community, and special events, and 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

Join author, speaker and Disney expert Lou Mongello on this award-winning Disney podcast for Walt Disney World news, vacation planning, trivia, history, interviews with Disney Imagineers, special guests and more. Have fun with some trivia and explore the history of Walt Disney World. Get vacation planning tips and advice as well as attraction, dining & resort reviews. Enter our weekly Disney trivia contests and more! For more information, visit our web site at http://WDWRadio.com! WDW Radio is the award-winning online radio show dedicated to celebrating the magic of Walt Disney World. 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, large community, and special events, and 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
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Join author, speaker and Disney expert Lou Mongello on this award-winning Disney podcast for Walt Disney World news, vacation planning, trivia, history, interviews with Disney Imagineers, special guests and more. Have fun with some trivia and explore the history of Walt Disney World. Get vacation planning tips and advice as well as attraction, dining & resort reviews. Enter our weekly Disney trivia contests and more! For more information, visit our web site at http://WDWRadio.com! WDW Radio is the award-winning online radio show dedicated to celebrating the magic of Walt Disney World. 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, large community, and special events, and 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

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Episodes

WDW Radio # 530 - Top Ten Shopping Experiences in Walt Disney World

8/13/2018
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WDW Radio # 530 - Top Ten Shopping Experiences in Walt Disney World Part of the Walt Disney World vacation experience is bringing something tangible home with us to help memorialize or remember our trip, as well as bringing home gifts for friends and family. Shopping at Walt Disney World has become truly experiential, as shops are filled with treasure troves of unique merchandise, wonderful stories, details, and opportunities, This week, we’ll look at our Top Ten Shopping Experiences in...

Duration:01:49:03

WDW Radio # 529 - Olivia’s at Old Key West LIVE Dining Review

8/7/2018
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WDW Radio # 529 - Olivia’s at Old Key West LIVE Dining Review Join me at the table this week as we experience the romance of the Florida Keys at Disney’s Old Key West Resort, and an often-overlooked dining experience, Olivia’s. Nestled within the tranquil community of Conch Flats and surrounded by waterways and palm trees, Olivia’s delivers a bit of the Florida keys with savory home cooking, and service with a smile. You might want to grab a snack before you start listening, because if...

Duration:01:28:16

WDW Radio # 528 - Italy in Epcot: Just How Close is The Pavilion to the Actual Country?

7/30/2018
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WDW Radio # 528 - Italy in Epcot: Just How Close is The Pavilion to the Actual Country? For decades, Epcot’s Word Showcase has allowed visitors to Walt Disney World to visit, explore, and learn about regions, cultures, and people from all over the world, and in many cases, countries they may never get to visit otherwise. And with all things Disney, it’s rooted in story, and in the case of the pavilions of World Showcase, the history as well. We wander through replicas of villages,...

Duration:01:58:06

WDW Radio # 527 - Interview with Jim Cummings, the Voice of Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger, too!)

7/23/2018
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WDW Radio # 527 - Interview with Jim Cummings, the Voice of Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger, too!) Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, where Christopher Robin plays, you’ll find the enchanted neighborhood, of Christopher’s childhood days… and his adult ones, too. Disney’s "Christopher Robin” the live-action story of the now-grown title character, reunites him with his favorite childhood toy and companion in a heartwarming story for kids and adults. The man who has given Winnie the Pooh (and...

Duration:00:48:16

WDW Radio # 526 - Enzo’s Hidewaway Sunday Supper LIVE Review

7/17/2018
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WDW Radio # 526 - Enzo’s Hidewaway Sunday Supper LIVE Review One of my family’s longtime traditions when I used to live in New Jersey was Sunday dinner with my entire family at my grandmother’s house in Brooklyn. We would gather around a large table and share food, wine, stories, and laughter. And while I miss those days, and my grandmother’s Italian cooking, it’s been hard to replicate that experience since moving to Florida. But this week, I may have found something that might fill...

Duration:01:13:12

WDW Radio # 525 - Top Ten Things to Happen at Disney in the Past 10 Years

7/9/2018
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WDW Radio # 525 - Top Ten Things to Happen at Disney in the Past 10 Years In the mid-80’s, Michael Eisner ushered in the “Disney Decade”, which brought significant growth and change to Walt Disney World, as well as the Parks, Resorts, and company as a whole. But more recently, the past decade has also given us remarkable events, announcements, acquisitions, expansion, and milestones, not just in the parks and resorts, but in movies, music, and more. So this week, we’re going to look...

Duration:02:16:59

WDW Radio # 524 - Toy Story Land Review, Play Disney Parks App and More

7/2/2018
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WDW Radio # 524 - Toy Story Land Review, Play Disney Parks App and More Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios marks the largest expansion in the park's history, introduces two new attractions, new dining, and a land that is fun for all ages. This week, we’ll virtually tour Toy Story Land, and recap and review the attractions, theming, details and Easter eggs, characters, Woody’s Lunchbox menu, merchandise, and more. We’ll also take a look at how this is part of Walt Disney...

Duration:01:47:02

WDW Radio # 523 - Ashley Eckstein Interview - Star Wars, Her Universe, and Her New Book!

5/30/2018
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WDW Radio # 523 - Ashley Eckstein Interview - Star Wars, Her Universe, and Her New Book! I’m excited to welcome back to the show my friend Ashley Eckstein. You might know her as the voice of Ashoka Tano from Star Wars, the creator of Her Universe, and now the author of a new book, “It’s YOUR Universe - You Have The Power To Make It Happen.” We discuss her fascinating and inspiring journey from Walt Disney World Cast Member to her iconic role in Star Wars, the story behind Her Universe,...

Duration:01:12:44

WDW Radio # 522 - Top Ten Buildings in Walt Disney World

5/14/2018
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WDW Radio # 522 - Top Ten Buildings in Walt Disney World This week, we will explore Walt Disney World from the outside in, as we discuss our Top Ten Buildings in Walt Disney World. From the parks to the resorts, we will look beyond the structures and stories, but also their architectural significance, accuracy, design, and function. We'll examine the different types of entertainment architecture, the engineering marvels, as well as why they resonate with us on a personal, subjective...

Duration:02:11:46

WDW Radio # 521 - Dan Cockerell Interview

5/7/2018
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WDW Radio # 521 - Dan Cockerell Interview The Cockerell name is synonymous with not just leadership, but a legacy of customer service and exceptional guest experience in the Disney Company. Dan Cockerel’s story of summers in the Epcot parking lot to VP of Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Magic Kingdom is a shining example of not just what you can learn from the DIsney Company, but being able to make and leave positive change in your wake. Dan joins me this week to talk about his...

Duration:01:03:51

WDW Radio # 520 - Maria and Enzo’s in Disney Springs LIVE Review

4/30/2018
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WDW Radio # 520 - Maria and Enzo’s in Disney Springs LIVE Review Ciao, and welcome, as this week, I invite you to join me and some other friends, like, you, around the table at Maria and Enzo’s Ristorante in Disney Springs. We not only step back in time to the golden age of air travel in this warm, wonderfully-themed restaurant, but gather around the table to share and savor in traditional Italian cuisine. We will make our way through the menu, from appetizers to dessert (and everything...

Duration:01:52:43

WDW Radio # 519 - Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Interview

4/30/2018
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WDW Radio # 519 - Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Interview Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of 10 years of films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And the journey that began with Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk led to a string of blockbuster films that has not only defined the superhero genre, but has raised the bar of large-scale storytelling. I sat down with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and discussed not just his personal journey from the kid in Jersey...

Duration:01:02:22

WDW Radio # 518 - Countdown to Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War - Part 2

4/16/2018
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WDW Radio # 518 - Countdown to Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War - Part 2 This week, we continue our countdown to Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, as we continue with our look Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther. We’ll then share our Top 5 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a spoiler-free look what we think you can expect from Infinity War, and how we believe this film might impact our experiences in the Disney...

Duration:01:42:33

WDW Radio # 517 - Countdown to Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1

4/9/2018
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WDW Radio # 517 - Countdown to Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1 The upcoming release of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is not just an important film and milestone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but is one that might affect the Disney Parks as well. This week, I have assembled some of Earth’s (and the WDW Radio Nation’s) mightiest heroes to count down to Infinity War. We will discuss all of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in order, and share our Top 5 MCU films. We...

Duration:01:51:12

WDW Radio # 516 - Listener Email: Everest Challenge, Saving Money at Walt Disney World, Special Events, the Main Street Mascot and more

4/2/2018
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WDW Radio # 516 - Listener Email: Everest Challenge, Saving Money at Walt Disney World, Special Events, the Main Street Mascot and more I’ll open up the inbox this week, as we discuss and answer a variety of your questions, including the return of the Expedition Everest Challenge, Birthday on a Budget, where to find a Special Events calendar, saving money on food at Disney, Walt Disney World Resort Views, bachelorette parties, and the infamous election of the Main Street Mascot. New...

Duration:01:37:30

WDW Radio # 515 - Live Review - Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory Dinner at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort

3/27/2018
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WDW Radio # 515 - Live Review - Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory Dinner at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort This week, we’re goin’ down the bayou, as I take you down to New Orleans to sample and savor the cuisine from the Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort. Inspired by the flavors and flair of Mardi Gras, we will go through the entire menu… and taste most of it along the way, and let you know if you should take a trip...

Duration:01:14:40

WDW Radio # 514 - Top Ten Emotional Experiences in Walt Disney World

3/19/2018
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WDW Radio # 514 - Top Ten Emotional Experiences in Walt Disney World Visiting Walt Disney World (or not visiting enough) often evokes an emotional response from us. Not just that lump in your throat when you see something that gives you all the feels, but our emotions includes a wide variety of feelings such as wonder, joy, and love. This week, we'll explore not just the psychology and sociology behind this range of emotions, but the who, what, why, when, and how of these moments,...

Duration:01:39:34

WDW Radio # 513 - Interview with Muppet Cast Member Dave Goelz - Gonzo the Great, Zoot, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beauregard and more!

3/12/2018
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WDW Radio # 513 - Interview with Muppet Cast Member Dave Goelz - Gonzo the Great, Zoot, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beauregard and more! If you would have told seven year-old Lou Mongello that one day he would have the opportunity to interview one of his favorite Muppets, he would have dropped his Muppet puppets on the floor and lost his little mind. Well, more than four decades later, he did just that, as this week, I am excited to share my conversation with Dave Goelz, the puppeteer and...

Duration:00:58:27

WDW Radio # 512 - Listener Email: Dining, Cruising, Extinct Attractions, Airfare, A Princess, and Figment

3/5/2018
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WDW Radio # 512 - Listener Email: Dining, Cruising, Extinct Attractions, Airfare, A Princess, and Figment This week, I'll open up the inbox and answer your questions to help you next time you visit Walt Disney World. Topics include: Quiet places to dine in Walt Disney World, Princess Tiana, Platinum Pass, what happens to the props when an attraction closes, cruise passports, the return of the original Journey Into Imagination, how to find cheap airfare to Orlando, and more! New Walt...

Duration:01:28:41

WDW Radio # 511 - Interview with Disney Legend Tom Nabbe

2/26/2018
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WDW Radio # 511 - Interview with Disney Legend Tom Nabbe This week, I invite you to meet the man who went from a Disneyland Day One Guest, to a Disneyland Day Two Cast Member. A boy who went from influencing Walt, to a man who managed the monorail in Walt Disney World, and helped open Disneyland Paris. His name is Tom Nabbe, and his journey from boy with a dream to Disney Legend is both fascinating and inspiring. Join me as I sit down with Tom to talk about his unique career path, from...

Duration:01:42:07