The WDW Radio Show - Your Walt Disney World Information Station

by Lou Mongello - Disney Expert, Entrepreneur, 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 # 539 - Mary Poppins Returns Interviews

WDW Radio # 539 - Mary Poppins Returns Interviews

In 1964, Walt Disney, along with a remarkable team of songwriters, actors, directors, artists, designers, and so many others on screen and behind the scenes, created and shared a film that was, and remains, practically perfect in every way. Mary Poppins Returns is a sequel to the original, timeless classic that comes at just the right time. This week, I sit down for one-on-one interviews with songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman, and Director Rob Marshall. We’ll discuss timing, history, legacy, characters, cast, music, message, and more. And as a special bonus, I’ll share a conversation between the Mary Poppins Returns songwriters, and Disney Legend Richard M. Sherman, as they discuss the challenges of writing the score for the sequel, Sherman’s songwriting process, and thoughts on Mark and Scott’s favorite songs form Mary Poppins Returns, “Where the Lost Things Go."

New Walt Disney World Trivia Contest

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

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Posted on 17 December 2018 | 4:41 am


WDW Radio # 538 - Raglan Road LIVE Restaurant Review

WDW Radio # 538 - Raglan Road LIVE Restaurant Review

Join me at the table at Raglan Road Irish Pub in Disney Springs for a LIVE dining review. We’ll not just sample the extensive menu, but also chat with one of the live performers, and some of the staff about the history and details of the location as well as the cuisine… and just how authentic it really is.

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!
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 3 December 2018 | 3:49 am


WDW Radio # 537 - Native American Culture in the Disney Parks and Movies

WDW Radio # 537 - Native American Culture in the Disney Parks and Movies

November is Native American Heritage Month, and this week, we’ll look at references to Native Americans in Walt Disney World, including their earliest beginnings in Disneyland. We’ll explore the history of the references, tribes, artwork, and culture, as well as trace back and discuss their presence in Disney feature films, and connection to Walt Disney himself. We’ll look back at not only some extinct references in the parks, but also discuss some unrealized concepts, attractions, and lands. We’ll explore everywhere you can currently find Native American inspiration, art, and stories in Walt Disney World, including the new “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” in the American Adventure pavilion in Epcot.

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!
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 13 November 2018 | 12:43 am


WDW Radio # 536 - Adventures by Disney Backstage Magic Recap and Review

WDW Radio # 536 - Adventures by Disney Backstage Magic Recap and Review

Adventure is out there… and sometimes it’s found in places we’ve visited before, and others we can only dream of seeing. Well, thanks to Adventures by Disney, we were recently able to do both, as members of our WDW Radio family gathered together in Southern California for not just an adventure, but the making of dreams come true. Together, we experienced a very special unique tour of classic Hollywood, one of Walt Disney’s personal favorite restaurants, as well as his studio, private offices, Imagineering, the Jim Henson studios, the Walt Disney Archives, his actual apartment, onstage and backstage at the Disneyland and Disney California Adventures parks, and a continuing list of surprises. This week, we’ll share our recent trip, and invite YOU to come on future Adventures with us!

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
Instagram: http://Instagram.com/LouMongello
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Posted on 6 November 2018 | 12:59 am


WDW Radio # 535 - Top Ten Things We Love About Main Street, USA

WDW Radio # 535 - Top Ten Things We Love About Main Street, USA

For me, nothing in Walt Disney World evokes as warm, sentimental, and nostalgic feeling for me than walking right down the middle of Main Street, USA. There are so many reasons why this is my favorite land in Magic Kingdom as well as reasons to appreciate this land, where the main attraction is the land itself. This week, we’ll share our Top Ten Things We Love About Main Street, USA in Walt Disney World, and ask you to share yours 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
Facebook: http://Facebook.com/WDWRadio
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Posted on 30 October 2018 | 2:18 am


WDW Radio # 534 - Listener Email: Dining, Cast Member origins, Solo in Disney, Marathon, tours, and more!

WDW Radio # 534 - Listener Email: Dining, Cast Member origins, Solo in Disney, Marathon, tours, and more!

I open up the inbox this week to answer your questions about topics including: Dinner in Magic Kingdom, what's included in a Disney Cruise, the origins of Disney Cast Members, tips on going solo to Walt Disney World, things to do for young couples, Marathon logistics (and where to eat the night before a race), my tours of the Magic Kingdom, our favorite land and more!

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 1 October 2018 | 4:36 pm


WDW Radio # 533 - Moving to Disney - Part 2

WDW Radio # 533 - Moving to Disney - Part 2

In part 2 of our roundtable discussion about Moving to Disney World, I am joined by members of the WDW Radio Nation who are now also neighbors. We will continue our conversation, starting with employment, including finding or creating a job, and the timing of finding work vs. finding a place to live. We also address the very important topic of relationships, in terms of leaving friends and family, as well as finding new friends, and yes, new family as well. We'll also talk about the actual realities of making the move, including what we would do differently, what we miss, lessons we leaned, and practical advice to share. Of course, we'll also talk about how our Disney experience has changed, including advantages of living so close to the parks, and whether the Disney magic is still there. We'll punctuate the entire discussion about our move to Disney with a quick Top Ten Reasons (other than Disney) to move to Disney.

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

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!

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Posted on 10 September 2018 | 4:32 pm


WDW Radio # 532 - Moving to Disney - Part 1

WDW Radio # 532 - Moving to Disney - Part 1

This week’s show is an episode that is literally 10 years in the making, as moving my family, my business, and my entire life to Walt Disney World was one of the most important decisions of my life. This week, I gather members of the WDW Radio Nation who are not only friends, but neighbors, as we share our experiences about moving our families to Walt Disney World. In the first part of our two-part conversation, we will cover topics including making the decision to move, timing, logistics, sequence, location, buying vs. renting, neighborhoods, schools, kids, pets, cost of living, and even the weather. We share not only our personal experiences, but real-world, practical advice… just in case you’ve been thinking about making the move to Disney 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

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!

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

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 4 September 2018 | 8:04 pm


WDW Radio # 531 - Wayback Machine: History of the Disney Institute

WDW Radio # 531 - Wayback Machine: History of the Disney Institute

Did you know that at one time, Disney had planned to build not just a shopping village, but an entire residential community IN Walt Disney World? From townhouses to apartments, to single family homes and even a retirement community, this abandoned idea led to the creation of the Disney Institute. Here, Guests would stay, play, and more importantly, learn from Disney in dozens of areas, including animation, culinary, gardening, photography, televisions, and more. This week, we'll travel aboard my Walt Disney World Wayback Machine to discover how the idea of this Lake Buena Vista Village community became a learning center thanks to Michael Eisner, its courses and programs, why it didn't succeed, and how it became what is now Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort.

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

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!

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

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

Twitter: http://Twitter.com/LouMongello
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Posted on 20 August 2018 | 8:22 pm