WDW Radio: Your Passport to the Disney Parks and more! - WDW Radio is the award-winning Disney podcast dedicated to celebrating the magic of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Marvel, and Star Wars since 2005. Tune in and subscribe for Disney news, Disney vacation planning, Disney travel tips, Disney trivia, contests, deep dives into Disney history, interviews, theme park secrets, as well as attraction, dining, and resort reviews.
Hosted by Disney expert, author, and speaker Lou Mongello, this family-friendly show is your Walt Disney World Information Station, and has been voted Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years, and also features a blog, videos, LIVE video, welcoming community, and special events including monthly meetups, group cruises, On The Road experiences and more!
Over the years, WDW Radio has been graced by a plethora of esteemed guests. Disney Legends like Julie Andrews, the iconic Mary Poppins, Tony Baxter, Marty Sklar, Alice Davis, Richard Sherman, Bob Gurr, Alan Menken, Paige O'Hara, the voice of Belle, Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel, and renowned Producer Don Hahn, have shared their stories and experiences. The podcast has also ventured into the Marvel and Star Wars universes with guests like Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios, and Ashley Eckstein, the voice behind Ahsoka Tano. From Walt Disney Imagineers, dedicated Cast Members, to talented actors, writers, producers, authors, and many more, WDW Radio has been a platform for the voices that make Disney truly magical.
It is also home to Lou Mongello's Walt Disney World Trivia Books, The Disney Interviews book, 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World, and virtual Audio Tours of Walt Disney World.
Lou is also the founder of the Dream Team Project, which has raised more than $550,000.00 to date to send children with life-threatening illnesses to Walt Disney World through the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America.
Whether you're planning your next trip to Walt Disney World or simply reminiscing about your favorite Disney memories, the WDW Radio Disney podcast is your passport to the Walt Disney World and the Disney Parks around the world, Disney Cruise Line, Marvel, and Star Wars!
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In addition to creating content around the Disney brands, Lou is also a keynote speaker, author, coach, and founder of the Momentum series of events and workshops for those looking to build their business and brand by sharing the magic of Disney, delivering exceptional customer service, social media, podcasting, live video, and community. Learn more at LouMongello.com
WDW Radio # 748 - Top Ten Spooky Spots in Walt Disney World - From the WDW Radio Archives
I am basically a 7 year old boy trapped in a… much older body… and I love Halloween. I love everything about it. The decorations, the scary movies, pumpkin spice everything, the weather, and even the Disney Parks. In fact, Walt Disney World, even outside the Not-So-Scary season, has its fair share of creepy places, spaces, and moments. So this week, we’re going back to WDW Radio show # 246 from All Hallows Eve in 2011, to look around the resort, in the parks and closely at some attractions that have their creepy moments. So take your “loved ones” by the hand, as we look at our Top Ten Spooky Spots in Walt Disney World.
What is YOUR favorite spooky spot in Walt Disney World? Why?
WDW Radio # 747 - 10 More Reasons You Need to Visit Disneyland
If you’re looking for a reason to visit Disneyland for the first time, or an excuse to go back again, this week we share 10 MORE Reasons to visit Disneyland! From new experiences to timeless classics, reimagined attractions to special events and more (yes, of course there will be food), start packing your bags now, because there’s more to explore than ever before!
WDW Radio # 746 - How Disneyland’s Origins Have Impacted Walt Disney World - From the WDW Radio Archives
With Walt Disney World’s anniversary coming up on October 1… and this incredible sense of nostalgia and sentiment I have been feeling lately… it prompted my idea for this week’s visit to the Archives, and this past week’s LIVE show. Thank you for tuning in and being part of our WDW Radio LIVE show on Wed Sept. 20 where we boarded the Wayback Machine and took a trip down Walt Disney World’s Memory Lane! We dove into some Disney nostalgia as we share memories of days gone by in Walt Disney World, and I shared a number of vintage photos from the parks… and me back in the 70’s… and we all shared attractions, shows, resorts, and of course food that we remember and miss. You can watch the replay and be part of the community and conversation by going to WDWRadio.com/Video).
And that got me to thinking about the origins of Walt Disney World… and inspirations. So this week, we’re going back to Show # 179 from early 2010, because Walt Disney World traces much of its roots to the original Disneyland in California, and with Walt Disney World’s anniversary coming up, it’s only appropriate that we take a look at how some of Disneyland’s origins have impacted Walt Disney World. Jim Korkis joined me to share some of the true stories behind the stories, as we start in Fantasyland with Cinderella Castle and look back at exactly how and where Disneyland began. And Jim shared not just stories that have never been told before, but Walt’s own words that served as the proposal for what would be come Disneyland, and includes many amazing ideas that carried forward to become what we see today in Walt Disney World.
WDW Radio # 745 - Inside Disney Imagineering with Former Imagineer Nick DeSomov
I sit down with former Walt Disney Imagineer Nick DeSomov as we dive into the world of groundbreaking design and technology as Nick takes us behind the scenes of creating immersive experiences at the theme parks. From his work on the Magic Telescope concept to his role in digitizing Disney characters and designing rock structures, Nick helps us explore the fascinating blend of artistry and innovation that goes into crafting the magic of Disney.
WDW Radio # 744 - Destination D23 Debrief: Recap and Reflection
Destination D23 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort was a weekend full of not only looking back on Disney Parks and Studios history, but a peek at what’s ahead as well. This week, we’ll debrief the event, recap what was announced, and reflect on what’s to come… and what may not be.
WDW Radio # 743 - Your Key to the Disney Treasure: Everything You Need to Know, Predictions, and Wishes
We’ll unlock the the secrets of the Disney Treasure, the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, as we discuss what we know so far, what we still have to learn, our predictions for what’s yet to be announced, and our wish lists.
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I've been listening to multiple episodes of this this podcast just about everyday for the last few months. A few weeks ago I decided to start at the very first episode and work my way forward. Lou really knows his WDW history and I learn something fun and interesting on every episode. My next Disney World trip isn't scheduled until December 2012 but I can't wait to go and share all my new knowledge about all the parks. P.S. Bring back Jeff Pepper!