The WDW Radio Show - Your Walt Disney World Information Station

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

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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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

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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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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

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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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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!

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

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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!

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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 20 August 2018 | 8:22 pm


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

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 Walt Disney World, and share some tips to get the most out of your shopping time… and dollars.

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 13 August 2018 | 8:18 pm


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

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 you weren’t hungry before, 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

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 new 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. Get your copy now at 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 7 August 2018 | 3:49 pm


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

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, buildings, shops, streets, and temples, but just how close are the pavilions to the real thing? In the past, we have asked and answered this question with detailed looks at the UK on show 202, and Norway on show 236. This week, we’ll travel to Italy, as I’m joined from a friend from Italy who helps to compare and contrast the pavilion with the country. Recorded live as we wander through the pavilion, we'll discuss the architecture, culture, symbolism, history and stories, as we virtually tour the piazza, shops, dining options, history, architecture, and much more. It's a fascinating look into how and where Italian culture, traditions and history are found in the pavilion itself, and the attention to detail that Disney's Imagineers included to provide guests a truly authentic experience. Oh, and we may stop to sample an item on the menu… or two.

New Walt Disney World Trivia Contest

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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 new 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. Get your copy now at 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 30 July 2018 | 5:04 pm


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

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 Tigger, too!) his voice for many years is legendary voice talent Jim Cummings, who joins me on this week’s show. Jim has also been the voice of Darkwing Duck, as well as Razoul from Aladdin, Ed from The Lion King, Chief Powhatan from Pocahontas, one of my personal favorites, Ray from The Princess and The Frog, dozens of other Disney characters, and the narrator for Epcot’s Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. We’ll discuss not just Jim’s own childhood days and journey to taking over as the voice for Winnie the Pooh, but the voiceover process, challenges, working for the first-time on the live-action film, and how Pooh has changed in order to deal with a grown up Christopher Robin.

New Walt Disney World Trivia Contest

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Save Money on your next Disney vacation with my new 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. Get your copy now at 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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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 23 July 2018 | 5:26 pm


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

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 that need, and my appetite, as well as satisfy my nostalgic cravings, as I invite you, my extended family, to join my family around the table inside Enzo’s Hideaway at Disney Springs for Sunday Supper for a live dining review.

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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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 new 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. Get your copy now at 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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Posted on 17 July 2018 | 6:37 pm