The WDW Radio Show - Your Walt Disney World Information Station

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

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

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, including the first real resident of Walt Disney World, his hidden home, and when, where, and why Walt first stepped foot on Walt Disney World property.

New Walt Disney World Trivia Contest

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Watch. chat and CALL-IN during Lou's LIVE broadcasts Wednesdays at 7:30pm ET at http://WDWRadioLIVE.com

EVENTS - Upcoming WDW Radio Disney meets, On the Road events and more! https://Facebook/pg/wdwradio/events

Save money on your next Disney vacation with my book 102 Ways to Save Money For And At Walt Disney World, AND get 40 FREE things to do, eat, collect and enjoy as well. http://Disney102.com

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio show. Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week!

- Lou Mongello

Let me help you turn what you love into what you do, and speak at your event, conference, business, or school!

http://LouMongello.com
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Show Notes, Links and Comments: http://WDWRadio.com/podcasts

Call the Voicemail with a question, comment or "Hello!" from the parks - 407-900-9391

THANK YOU for your support by voting WDW Radio Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years!

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Posted on 18 June 2019 | 8:43 pm


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

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, this week we are going to share Ten Things We (and I think YOU will) Love About Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. The land is overwhelming in the best possible way, and we’ll help you navigate what to do and where, and the secrets on how to get the most out of your ultimate Star Wars experience. I’ll also share why you don’t have to be a Star Wars fan to love and appreciate the Black Spire Outpost. Plus, I had the opportunity to meet and speak with Bob Chapek, the Chairman of Parks, Experiences and Products for the Walt Disney Company about Galaxy’s Edge… and just what makes this place so very special.

New Walt Disney World Trivia Contest

Join WDW Radio NATION, get monthly rewards, and help support the show! http://WDWRadio.com/support

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Watch. chat and CALL-IN during Lou's LIVE broadcasts Wednesdays at 7:30pm ET at http://WDWRadioLIVE.com

EVENTS - Upcoming WDW Radio Disney meets, On the Road events and more! https://Facebook/pg/wdwradio/events

Save money on your next Disney vacation with my book 102 Ways to Save Money For And At Walt Disney World, AND get 40 FREE things to do, eat, collect and enjoy as well. http://Disney102.com

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio show. Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week!

- Lou Mongello

Let me help you turn what you love into what you do, and speak at your event, conference, business, or school!

http://LouMongello.com
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Show Notes, Links and Comments: http://WDWRadio.com/podcasts

Call the Voicemail with a question, comment or "Hello!" from the parks - 407-900-9391

THANK YOU for your support by voting WDW Radio Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years!

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Visit http://WDWRadio.com for our Disney blog, videos, events and more!

Twitter: http://Twitter.com/LouMongello
Facebook: http://Facebook.com/WDWRadio
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Posted on 10 June 2019 | 10:26 pm


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

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 ideas as well!

New Walt Disney World Trivia Contest

Join WDW Radio NATION, get monthly rewards, and help support the show! http://WDWRadio.com/support

Logo Gear and Shirt Shop! - http://WDWRadio.com/shirts

Watch. chat and CALL-IN during Lou's LIVE broadcasts Wednesdays at 7:30pm ET at http://WDWRadioLIVE.com

EVENTS - Upcoming WDW Radio Disney meets, On the Road events and more! https://Facebook/pg/wdwradio/events

Save money on your next Disney vacation with my book 102 Ways to Save Money For And At Walt Disney World, AND get 40 FREE things to do, eat, collect and enjoy as well. http://Disney102.com

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio show. Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week!

- Lou Mongello

Let me help you turn what you love into what you do, and speak at your event, conference, business, or school!

http://LouMongello.com
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Show Notes, Links and Comments: http://WDWRadio.com/podcasts

Call the Voicemail with a question, comment or "Hello!" from the parks - 407-900-9391

THANK YOU for your support by voting WDW Radio Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years!

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Visit http://WDWRadio.com for our Disney blog, videos, events and more!

Twitter: http://Twitter.com/LouMongello
Facebook: http://Facebook.com/WDWRadio
Instagram: http://Instagram.com/LouMongello
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Posted on 27 May 2019 | 9:05 pm


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

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 came to be. We'll then discuss the process of finding Florida, why Orlando might not have been their first choice, and the many factors that led to deciding exactly where the World would be built.

New Walt Disney World Trivia Contest

Join WDW Radio NATION, get monthly rewards, and help support the show! http://WDWRadio.com/support

Logo Gear and Shirt Shop! - http://WDWRadio.com/shirts

Watch. chat and CALL-IN during Lou's LIVE broadcasts Wednesdays at 7:30pm ET at http://WDWRadioLIVE.com

EVENTS - Upcoming WDW Radio Disney meets, On the Road events and more! https://Facebook/pg/wdwradio/events

Save money on your next Disney vacation with my book 102 Ways to Save Money For And At Walt Disney World, AND get 40 FREE things to do, eat, collect and enjoy as well. http://Disney102.com

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio show. Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week!

- Lou Mongello

Let me help you turn what you love into what you do, and speak at your event, conference, business, or school!

http://LouMongello.com
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Show Notes, Links and Comments: http://WDWRadio.com/podcasts

Call the Voicemail with a question, comment or "Hello!" from the parks - 407-900-9391

THANK YOU for your support by voting WDW Radio Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years!

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Visit http://WDWRadio.com for our Disney blog, videos, events and more!

Twitter: http://Twitter.com/LouMongello
Facebook: http://Facebook.com/WDWRadio
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Posted on 21 May 2019 | 10:52 pm


WDW Radio # 552 - Disney and Space

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 travel through his Disneyland TV specials (including some shows that were never made), and contribute in a meaningful way to America’s space program. We’ll also look at how he inspired and impacted many people, including President Eisenhower, as well as Disney’s portrayal of space in feature films and television. We’ll then explore the history of space-themed attractions in Disneyland and Walt Disney World, and current contributions to and with NASA.

New Walt Disney World Trivia Contest

Join WDW Radio NATION, get monthly rewards, and help support the show! http://WDWRadio.com/support

Logo Gear and Shirt Shop! - http://WDWRadio.com/shirts

Watch. chat and CALL-IN during Lou's LIVE broadcasts Wednesdays at 7:30pm ET at http://WDWRadioLIVE.com

EVENTS - Upcoming WDW Radio Disney meets, On the Road events and more! https://Facebook/pg/wdwradio/events

Save money on your next Disney vacation with my book 102 Ways to Save Money For And At Walt Disney World, AND get 40 FREE things to do, eat, collect and enjoy as well. http://Disney102.com

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio show. Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week!

- Lou Mongello

Let me help you turn what you love into what you do, and speak at your event!
http://LouMongello.com
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Show Notes, Links and Comments: http://WDWRadio.com/podcasts

Call the Voicemail with a question, comment or "Hello!" from the parks - 407-900-9391

THANK YOU for your support by voting WDW Radio Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years!

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Visit http://WDWRadio.com for our Disney blog, videos, events and more!

Twitter: http://Twitter.com/LouMongello
Facebook: http://Facebook.com/WDWRadio
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Posted on 5 May 2019 | 10:32 pm


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

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 panel and booth including new details about the Play Disney Parks app, interactive experiences, dining options, and a galaxy of unique merchandise. No matter your level of Star Wars fandom (or midichlorian count), there’s something here for you… and to get (very) excited about.

New Walt Disney World Trivia Contest

Join WDW Radio NATION, get monthly rewards, and help support the show! http://WDWRadio.com/support

Logo Gear and Shirt Shop! - http://WDWRadio.com/shirts

Watch. chat and CALL-IN during Lou's LIVE broadcasts Wednesdays at 7:30pm ET at http://WDWRadioLIVE.com

EVENTS - Upcoming WDW Radio Disney meets, On the Road events and more! https://Facebook/pg/wdwradio/events

Save money on your next Disney vacation with my book 102 Ways to Save Money For And At Walt Disney World, AND get 40 FREE things to do, eat, collect and enjoy as well. http://Disney102.com

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio show. Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week!

- Lou Mongello

Let me help you turn what you love into what you do, and speak at your event!
http://LouMongello.com
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Show Notes, Links and Comments: http://WDWRadio.com/podcasts

Call the Voicemail with a question, comment or "Hello!" from the parks - 407-900-9391

THANK YOU for your support by voting WDW Radio Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years!

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Visit http://WDWRadio.com for our Disney blog, videos, events and more!

Twitter: http://Twitter.com/LouMongello
Facebook: http://Facebook.com/WDWRadio
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Posted on 22 April 2019 | 7:09 pm


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

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 resort discounts, Walt Disney World history books, the best podcast app, prediction for the next nighttime parade in Magic Kingdom, and a Lightning Round of questions that YOU can answer as well!

New Walt Disney World Trivia Contest

Join WDW Radio NATION, get monthly rewards, and help support the show! http://WDWRadio.com/support

Logo Gear and Shirt Shop! - http://WDWRadio.com/shirts

Watch. chat and CALL-IN during Lou's LIVE broadcasts Wednesdays at 7:30pm ET at http://WDWRadioLIVE.com

EVENTS - Upcoming WDW Radio Disney meets, On the Road events and more! https://Facebook/pg/wdwradio/events

Save money on your next Disney vacation with my book 102 Ways to Save Money For And At Walt Disney World, AND get 40 FREE things to do, eat, collect and enjoy as well. http://Disney102.com

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio show. Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week!

- Lou Mongello

Let me help you turn what you love into what you do, and speak at your event!
http://LouMongello.com
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Show Notes, Links and Comments: http://WDWRadio.com/podcasts

Call the Voicemail with a question, comment or "Hello!" from the parks - 407-900-9391

THANK YOU for your support by voting WDW Radio Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years!

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Visit http://WDWRadio.com for our Disney blog, videos, events and more!

Twitter: http://Twitter.com/LouMongello
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Posted on 8 April 2019 | 3:34 pm


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

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 seats in the house (or ride vehicle). You’ll learn about what you may have been missing, how to get the best view, or even score a special table at your favorite restaurant (Boathouse, I'm talking to you!). Of course I want to hear from you, as I invite you to share your favorite seats as well.

New Walt Disney World Trivia Contest

Join WDW Radio NATION, get monthly rewards, and help support the show! http://WDWRadio.com/support

Logo Gear and Shirt Shop! - http://WDWRadio.com/shirts

Watch. chat and CALL-IN during Lou's LIVE broadcasts Wednesdays at 7:30pm ET at http://WDWRadioLIVE.com

EVENTS - Upcoming WDW Radio Disney meets, On the Road events and more! https://Facebook/pg/wdwradio/events

Save money on your next Disney vacation with my book 102 Ways to Save Money For And At Walt Disney World, AND get 40 FREE things to do, eat, collect and enjoy as well. http://Disney102.com

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio show. Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week!

- Lou Mongello

Let me help you turn what you love into what you do, and speak at your event!
http://LouMongello.com
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Show Notes, Links and Comments: http://WDWRadio.com/podcasts

Call the Voicemail with a question, comment or "Hello!" from the parks - 407-900-9391

THANK YOU for your support by voting WDW Radio Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years!

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Visit http://WDWRadio.com for our Disney blog, videos, events and more!

Twitter: http://Twitter.com/LouMongello
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Posted on 3 April 2019 | 2:26 am


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

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 of the best barbecue you’ll find, but a surprising (and delicious) array of appetizers, sides, and a drink menu that’s so big, it takes up an entire side of the menu! This week, I invite you to join me for lunch at The Polite Pig in our live dining review… and don't forget… I wouldn’t listen if you’re hungry, because even if you’re not, you will be.

New Walt Disney World Trivia Contest

Join WDW Radio NATION, get monthly rewards, and help support the show! http://WDWRadio.com/support

Logo Gear and Shirt Shop! - http://WDWRadio.com/shirts

Watch. chat and CALL-IN during Lou's LIVE broadcasts Wednesdays at 7:30pm ET at http://WDWRadioLIVE.com

EVENTS - Upcoming WDW Radio Disney meets, On the Road events and more! https://Facebook/pg/wdwradio/events

Save money on your next Disney vacation with my book 102 Ways to Save Money For And At Walt Disney World, AND get 40 FREE things to do, eat, collect and enjoy as well. http://Disney102.com

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio show. Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week!

- Lou Mongello

Let me help you turn what you love into what you do, and speak at your event!
http://LouMongello.com
-------------------------------------

Show Notes, Links and Comments: http://WDWRadio.com/podcasts

Call the Voicemail with a question, comment or "Hello!" from the parks - 407-900-9391

THANK YOU for your support by voting WDW Radio Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years!

-------------------------------------

Visit http://WDWRadio.com for our Disney blog, videos, events and more!

Twitter: http://Twitter.com/LouMongello
Facebook: http://Facebook.com/WDWRadio
Instagram: http://Instagram.com/LouMongello
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Posted on 25 March 2019 | 11:52 pm