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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 # 560 - Gran Destino Tower Review

7/15/2019
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WDW Radio # 560 - Gran Destino Tower Review The Gran Destino Tower opened this past week, and will not only change the way you look at at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, but the moderate resort category as a whole. From a remarkable new tower building, to suites, concierge lounge, 4 dining options, and breathtaking views, it is a resort that has something for luxury travelers, convention attendees, and families. This week, we take a detailed look and virtual tour of the entire resort,...

Duration:01:32:54

WDW Radio # 559 - Listener Email: Wayback Machine, Galaxy's Edge, Birthdays, Attraction Closures and more!

7/7/2019
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WDW Radio # 559 - Listener Email: Wayback Machine, Galaxy's Edge, Birthdays, Attraction Closures and more! I’ll open up the inbox again this week and answer your questions about a wide spectrum of topics, including: boarding the Walt Disney World Wayback Machine to the Disney-MGM Studios and memories of a movie set adventure, Galaxy's Edge opening, unique ways to celebrate your child's birthday, how to bring the Disney experience home when you can't get to the parks, how much time to...

Duration:01:24:31

WDW Radio # 558 - Unbuilt Disney Parks

7/1/2019
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WDW Radio # 558 - Unbuilt Disney Parks Did you know that in addition to Walt Disney World and Disneyland, there were plans… and lot of them… to build additional parks in the United States? From St. Louis to Mineral King, from the East Coast to the shores of California, there were a number of ideas that were very close to being built. This week, we’ll look at some of the many unbuilt and lost DIsney Parks concepts… including a few you may have never heard of… or realized just how close...

Duration:02:33:22

WDW Radio # 557 - Overlooked Experiences for Adults in Walt Disney World

6/24/2019
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WDW Radio # 557 - Overlooked Experiences for Adults in Walt Disney World While Walt Disney World has always afforded every guest the opportunity to be a kid again, over the years it has continued to evolve, and expands its offerings and experiences. And in doing so, it has become a destination not just for families, but for adults as well. From older travelers, to couples, and groups of friends, Walt Disney World has a plethora of offerings just for them. This week, we’re going to look at...

Duration:01:53:45

WDW Radio # 556 - Finding Florida: Part 2 - Decisions, Deception, and Mystery

6/18/2019
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WDW Radio # 556 - Finding Florida: Part 2 - Decisions, Deception, and Mystery We recently discussed Finding Florida: Why, When, and How Walt Disney World Came to Orlando, and his week, I’ll share part 2 of our look into exactly where Walt decided to build, including the legend of the remote island at the center of Walt Disney World and how that figured into Walt’s decision. We’ll explore his secret meetings and purchases, and share many untold stories and maybe names you never knew,...

Duration:01:54:13

WDW Radio # 555 - Ten Things We Love About Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

6/10/2019
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WDW Radio # 555 - Ten Things We Love About Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland (and soon to be Walt Disney World), is the realization of more than four decades of living out our individual Star Wars fantasies. From playing with toys in our basements, to wearing our bathrobes as Jedi robes, we have always dreamed of being able to step into the Star Wars universe. Well now, we, and YOU, can. With SO much to take in, wander through, taste, build, and enjoy in Galaxy’s Edge,...

Duration:02:25:49

WDW Radio # 554 - Top Ten Disney Movies That Should Be Made Into Attractions

5/27/2019
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WDW Radio # 554 - Top Ten Disney Movies That Should Be Made Into Attractions So many classic and modern Disney films have been brought to life as attractions in the Disney Parks, but there are still so many that haven’t. We’re going to have a lot of fun this week as we explore our Top Ten Disney Movies That Should Be Made Into Attractions. We’ll discuss what film and why, where it should go, and what it could look like. Of course, I’ll ask you to share your favorite film-to-attraction...

Duration:00:19:28

WDW Radio # 553 - Finding Florida: Why, When, and How Walt Disney World Came to Orlando

5/21/2019
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WDW Radio # 553 - Finding Florida: Why, When, and How Walt Disney World Came to Orlando Join me this week as we board our Walt Disney World Wayback Machine and go way way back... before Walt Disney World. Together, we're going to look at how, when, and why Disney came to Florida, and how it almost wasn't Florida at all. We'll explore the many legends and locations of where the "second Disneyland" was going to be built, including New Jersey and Canada, and the real reasons why they never...

Duration:01:34:55

WDW Radio # 552 - Disney and Space

5/5/2019
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WDW Radio # 552 - Disney and Space Walt Disney was more than a pioneer in animation, moviemaking, theme parks and family entertainment. In fact, Walt Disney was a boy fascinated by futuristic tales of space travel, and who would, unbeknownst to many, help the United States imagine the experience and reality of actual space travel. This week, we’ll explore how Walt and his Imagineers worked with Wernher von Braun and used television to help influence public perception of rockets and space...

Duration:01:42:21

WDW Radio # 551 - Star Wars Celebration Recap: Galaxy’s Edge Updates, Episode IX, and The Mandalorian

4/22/2019
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WDW Radio # 551 - Star Wars Celebration Recap: Galaxy’s Edge Updates, Episode IX, and The Mandalorian Star Wars Celebration was held this past week in Chicago, and I was invited to cover the event that not just celebrates fandom, but what’s new and next in the parks and on the big and small screens. We will explore what we learned about Star Wars Episode IX, The Rise of Skywalker, the Mandalorian series coming to Disney+, as well as what we saw on the show floor and in the Galaxy’s Edge...

Duration:02:26:57

WDW Radio # 550 - Listener Email: Liberty Square, convention strategies, Disneyland, books, predictions, and Lightning Round!

4/8/2019
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WDW Radio # 550 - Listener Email: Liberty Square, convention strategies, Disneyland, books, predictions, and Lightning Round! I'll open up the inbox again this week and answer more of your planning questions. We'll discuss: details and stories hiding in plain sight in Liberty Square, planning for the opening of Galaxy's Edge, Leave a Legacy and the Walk Around the World bricks, special occasion dining at Disneyland, Be Our Guest lunch vs. dinner, convention strategies, Annual Passholder...

Duration:01:20:08

WDW Radio # 549 - Top Ten Seats in Walt Disney World… and How to Get Them

4/2/2019
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WDW Radio # 549 - Top Ten Seats in Walt Disney World… and How to Get Them As part of my ongoing mission to help you enhance your enjoyment and appreciation of the Disney Parks... and cruise... and movies, etc., this week, we're going to share our Top Ten Seats in Walt Disney World. From where the best seat is on an attraction, to where to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ambiance, as well as some other very "loose" interpretations of what that really means, we'll help you pick out the best...

Duration:01:18:19

WDW Radio # 548 - Polite Pig at Disney Springs LIVE Dining Review

3/25/2019
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WDW Radio # 548 - Polite Pig at Disney Springs LIVE Dining Review As Disney Springs has evolved to become a necessary destination and attraction for your next Walt Disney World vacation, its dining options and offerings have grown as well. From casual to elegant, to quick and relaxing, there is now truly something for everyone. And one of the locations which quickly became a favorite for locals and visitors alike is The Polite Pig. This “casual plus” restaurant offers more than just some...

Duration:02:05:05

WDW Radio # 547 - Everything You Need To Know About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - Part 2

3/11/2019
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WDW Radio # 547 - Everything You Need To Know About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - Part 2 This week, we continue our in-depth look at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World and Disneyland. The food, merchandise, technology, and experiences, as well as how to prepare yourself (and your family) for what's to come. We’ll discuss the many dining options and menus from Oga's Cantina, Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, Ronto Roasters, the Milk Stand, and more. We'll also look at the unique...

Duration:01:02:01

WDW Radio # 546 - Everything You Need To Know About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - Part 1

3/4/2019
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WDW Radio # 546 - Everything You Need To Know About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - Part 1 Arguably the most anticipated expansion to a Disney park will finally be realized this year when both Disneyland and Walt Disney World will open up portals to a new universe of adventure with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. More details have been revealed, and this week, we’re going to help you prepare for and navigate this incredibly large and immersive new land, with part 1 of of our in-depth look at...

Duration:01:32:31

WDW Radio # 545 - Extinct Stage Shows of Walt Disney World

2/27/2019
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WDW Radio # 545 - Extinct Stage Shows of Walt Disney World One of my favorite aspects of Walt Disney World is the wide variety of live entertainment, and over the past nearly 5 decades we have seen different types of shows come to life on stage in the parks. From retellings of classic Disney animated films to some of the more…. “unique” concepts that included everything from a comic strip character from the 1930s to Barbie dolls, Chevy Chase and David Letterman, life size-Muppets, a Pet...

Duration:01:59:16

WDW Radio # 544 - Listener Email: Restaurant Concepts, Required Movies, How to Fly, Main Street Music, and a Lightning Round!

2/18/2019
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WDW Radio # 544 - Listener Email: Restaurant Concepts, Required Movies, How to Fly, Main Street Music, and a Lightning Round! I’ll open up the inbox this week and answer your questions… but with a little bit of a twist. Topics include: "Blue Sky” designing a Disney restaurant (and I’ll look for your input and ideas), movies you really should watch before visiting Walt Disney World, Main Street, USA music, flying tips, transportation options, and a Q and A Lightning Round! New Walt...

Duration:01:30:25

WDW Radio # 543 - Top Ten Things to Do in Walt Disney World When It’s Cold Outside

2/18/2019
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WDW Radio # 543 - Top Ten Things to Do in Walt Disney World When It’s Cold Outside Believe it or not… it’s not always 117 degrees with 97% humidity in Orlando. In fact, it can get downright cold…. Dare I say near freezing! So… what DO you do when you’re on vacation in Walt Disney World and baby it’s cold outside? This week, we’ll share with you not just one answer, but a few of our favorites in our Top Ten Things to Do in Walt Disney World When It’s Cold Outside. From where to go (and...

Duration:01:31:50

WDW Radio # 542 - Marvel Day at Sea on Disney Cruise Line Review

1/28/2019
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WDW Radio # 542 - Marvel Day at Sea on Disney Cruise Line Review Join me aboard the Disney Magic on Disney Cruise Line, as we recap and review Marvel Day at Sea. We’ll look at all of the special activities, events, characters, dining, merchandise, and surprises that make this cruise something that’s not to be missed for any Marvel fan… even if you’re not one yet. New Walt Disney World Trivia Contest Join WDW Radio NATION, get monthly rewards, and help support the show!...

Duration:02:06:02

WDW Radio # 541 - Interview with Brian Crosby, Creative Director of Marvel Themed Entertainment

1/21/2019
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WDW Radio # 541 - Interview with Brian Crosby, Creative Director of Marvel Themed Entertainment I’m excited to be joined this week by my friend, and fellow Disney and Marvel geek Brian Crosby. Today, he is the Creative Director for Marvel Themed Entertainment, and he will share his story back from when he was a comic-loving kid with a dream, and how it led him to his roles as a Disney artist, helping to launch the Disney Kingdoms line of comic books, and the many projects he worked on at...

Duration:01:39:16