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WDW Radio is the award-winning Disney podcast (named Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years), LIVE video, blog, community, books, tours, and events dedicated to celebrating the magic of Walt Disney World, the Disney Parks, Disney Cruise Line, Marvel, and Star Wars hosted by Disney expert Lou Mongello since 2004.

WDW Radio is the award-winning Disney podcast (named Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years), LIVE video, blog, community, books, tours, and events dedicated to celebrating the magic of Walt Disney World, the Disney Parks, Disney Cruise Line, Marvel, and Star Wars hosted by Disney expert Lou Mongello since 2004.

Location:

Orlando, FL

Description:

WDW Radio is the award-winning Disney podcast (named Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years), LIVE video, blog, community, books, tours, and events dedicated to celebrating the magic of Walt Disney World, the Disney Parks, Disney Cruise Line, Marvel, and Star Wars hosted by Disney expert Lou Mongello since 2004.

Twitter:

@loumongello

Language:

English

Contact:

Walt Disney World Resort PO Box 10000 Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 888-703-2171


Episodes

WDW Radio # 611 – Resort Report: Disney’s Riviera Resort

11/25/2020
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,… Read More »WDW Radio # 611 – Resort Report: Disney’s Riviera Resort The post WDW Radio # 611 – Resort Report: Disney’s Riviera Resort appeared first on...

Duration:01:40:38

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

11/17/2020
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… Read More »WDW Radio # 610 – The Music of EPCOT: Future World – Part 2 The post WDW Radio # 610 – The Music of EPCOT: Future World – Part 2 appeared first on WDW Radio.

Duration:02:00:23

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

11/9/2020
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… Read More »WDW Radio # 609 – The Music of EPCOT: Future World – Part 1 The post WDW Radio # 609 – The Music of EPCOT: Future World – Part 1 appeared first on WDW Radio.

Duration:01:30:04

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

11/2/2020
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… Read More »WDW Radio # 608 – Top Ten Quiet Spots in Walt Disney World The post WDW Radio # 608 – Top Ten Quiet Spots in Walt Disney World appeared first on WDW Radio.

Duration:01:41:22

WDW Radio # 607 – Listener Email: Space Mountain, Cosplay, Architecture, Sleeping Beauty Castle, WDW Citizen Test, Lost EPCOT, Attractions That Are Better at Night, and more!

10/26/2020
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, why is 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… Read More »WDW Radio # 607 – Listener Email: Space Mountain, Cosplay, Architecture, Sleeping Beauty Castle, WDW Citizen Test, Lost EPCOT,...

Duration:01:25:52

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

10/19/2020
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. Call the Voicemail with a question, comment or “Hello!”… Read More »WDW Radio # 606 – The History of Halloween in the Disney Parks The post WDW Radio # 606 – The History of Halloween in the Disney Parks appeared first...

Duration:02:02:59

WDW Radio # 605 – The Original Dreamfinder, Ron Schneider

10/6/2020
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… Read More »WDW Radio # 605 – The Original Dreamfinder, Ron Schneider The post WDW Radio # 605 – The Original Dreamfinder, Ron Schneider appeared first on WDW Radio.

Duration:01:38:56

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

9/28/2020
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… Read More »WDW Radio # 604 – Things You Can’t Believe Ever Happened in Walt Disney World: Part 2 The post WDW Radio # 604 – Things You Can’t...

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

9/22/2020
We look at some of the interesting, unique, funny, and just plain weird and wacky things that have happened in Walt Disney World throughout its history. From shows to parades, characters, events, and more, we’ll start in Magic Kingdom and Epcot in this fun look back at some things you think you may remember, and… Read More »WDW Radio # 603 – Things You Can’t Believe Ever Happened in Walt Disney World: Part 1 The post WDW Radio # 603 – Things You Can’t Believe Ever Happened in Walt Disney...

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

9/7/2020
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… Read More »WDW Radio # 602 – The Music of Magic Kingdom: Part 2 The post WDW Radio # 602 – The Music of Magic Kingdom: Part 2 appeared first...

Duration:01:42:43

WDW Radio # 601 – The Music of Magic Kingdom: Part 1

8/31/2020
Please join me this week as we take a musical tour of Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. From the background music to attraction themes, we’ll go land by land discussing our favorite songs, their backstories, composers, singers, and creators, as well as why they are so important and integral to the storytelling. We also… Read More »WDW Radio # 601 – The Music of Magic Kingdom: Part 1 The post WDW Radio # 601 – The Music of Magic Kingdom: Part 1 appeared first on WDW Radio.

Duration:01:37:00

WDW Radio # 600 – Top Ten Shows and Moments from 600 Episodes and 15 Years of WDW Radio

8/24/2020
600 episodes and more than 15 years podcasting. If you would have told me that back in 2003 when I started writing my first Walt Disney World Trivia Book, I would never have believed it, yet here we are. So this week, I want to celebrate YOU, and the show that you have helped create… Read More »WDW Radio # 600 – Top Ten Shows and Moments from 600 Episodes and 15 Years of WDW Radio The post WDW Radio # 600 – Top Ten Shows and Moments from 600 Episodes and 15 Years of WDW Radio appeared first...

Duration:02:59:45

WDW Radio # 599 – Interview with Don Hahn About Telling the Story of Howard Ashman on Disney+

8/9/2020
Please join me this week as I sit down with legendary producer and director Don Hahn about his latest work, or should I say gift, the incredibly moving, feature-length documentary Howard, the story of lyricist and storyteller Howard Ashman, now streaming on Disney+. We discuss the genesis of the project, creative choices, process, challenges, emotions,… Read More »WDW Radio # 599 – Interview with Don Hahn About Telling the Story of Howard Ashman on Disney+ The post WDW Radio # 599 –...

Duration:01:07:26

WDW Radio # 598 – Top Ten Extinct Attraction Tributes, References, and Relics in Magic Kingdom

8/4/2020
While it is always exciting when new attractions open in the Disney Parks, sometimes, classic and beloved attractions need to make way for the future. But we, as fans, remember and miss these attractions… and so do the Imagineers, who often place tributes, references, and even relics throughout the parks. So this week, we will look at our Top… Read More »WDW Radio # 598 – Top Ten Extinct Attraction Tributes, References, and Relics in Magic Kingdom The post WDW Radio # 598 – Top Ten Extinct...

WDW Radio # 597 – Former Imagineer Josh Shipley Interview

7/28/2020
This week, as I continue to seek to highlight some of the incredible creatives at the Disney Company, we turn once again to Imagineering, and former Imagineer Josh Shipley. He shares not just his journey from a young age to Cast Member and eventual Imagineer, but his experiences in a variety of roles and disciplines… Read More »WDW Radio # 597 – Former Imagineer Josh Shipley Interview The post WDW Radio # 597 – Former Imagineer Josh Shipley Interview appeared first on WDW Radio.

Duration:02:06:52

WDW Radio # 596 – Listener Email: Brunch, books, bars, bygone days, and more!

7/20/2020
I’ll open up the inbox this week and answer more of your questions about a variety of topics, including: booking your next trip to Walt Disney World now that the parks have reopened, brunch outside the Parks, books on Disney leadership, best bar in Walt Disney World, how to get someone to appreciate the parks,… Read More »WDW Radio # 596 – Listener Email: Brunch, books, bars, bygone days, and more! The post WDW Radio # 596 – Listener Email: Brunch, books, bars, bygone days, and more!...

Duration:01:26:42

WDW Radio # 595 – The One with Walt, Part 2

7/13/2020
In Part 2 of “The One With Walt,” we continue to discuss some of the one things we would show and do with Walt Disney, including who from the Disney Company we would want to introduce him to, and questions about movies, television, songs, and more. I’ll also poll the panel in a “lightning round”… Read More »WDW Radio # 595 – The One with Walt, Part 2 The post WDW Radio # 595 – The One with Walt, Part 2 appeared first on WDW Radio.

Duration:01:40:26

WDW Radio # 594 – The One with Walt, Part 1

7/7/2020
We’ve all asked ourselves, or have been asked questions that begin with “What would Walt think of…” And while it’s a question I’m not sure anyone is qualified to answer, it’s something we’d all like to know, and wish we could hear directly from him. So this week, I want to give you the opportunity… Read More »WDW Radio # 594 – The One with Walt, Part 1 The post WDW Radio # 594 – The One with Walt, Part 1 appeared first on WDW Radio.

Duration:02:02:11

WDW Radio # 593 – Top Ten Disney Villains

6/29/2020
Part of what makes the hero’s journey in storytelling so memorable are the characters that sometimes help make them heroic. And in many cases, for every great hero, there is an equally evil villain. So this week, we’re going to look at our Top Ten Disney Villains, including those from the Marvel and Star Wars… Read More »WDW Radio # 593 – Top Ten Disney Villains The post WDW Radio # 593 – Top Ten Disney Villains appeared first on WDW Radio.

Duration:02:26:37

WDW Radio # 592 – Interview with Chef Art Smith from Homecomin’ in Disney Springs

6/22/2020
Join me at the table in Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Kitchen in Disney Springs in Walt Disney World as I sit down with Chef for a one-on-one interview… and lunch. We discuss his background, working for Walt Disney World as part of the very first Disney College Program, as well as his very personal inspiration… Read More »WDW Radio # 592 – Interview with Chef Art Smith from Homecomin’ in Disney Springs The post WDW Radio # 592 – Interview with Chef Art Smith from Homecomin’ in Disney Springs...

Duration:01:05:54