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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!
Learn more at WDWRadio.com


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

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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!
Learn more at WDWRadio.com


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 # 784 - The Evolution of Disney Dining Experiences in Walt Disney World

    WDW Radio # 784 - The Evolution of Disney Dining Experiences in Walt Disney World

    WDW Radio # 784 - The Evolution of Disney Dining Experiences in Walt Disney World
    This week, we’re setting the table for a delicious journey through time as we dive into the culinary magic, history, and evolution of Walt Disney World dining. From the early days of simple snacks and quick bites to today’s world-class dining experiences, food has always been a part of the magic at Walt Disney World. So grab your favorite Disney snack, and let’s explore the tasty transformations that have made dining at Walt Disney World an attraction in itself!
     
    - What is your fondest culinary core memory at Walt Disney World? 
    If you like what you hear, please share the show and tell a friend.
    So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio Show.
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    LouMongello.com - Are you ready to take your idea, business or brand to the next level, and infuse some Disney magic into your event or business?
    As a keynote speaker, I bring actionable insights from Disney's world to your events and workshops. Whether you're a business leader, entrepreneur, or educator, my presentations on customer service, leadership, and teamwork will transform your approach.
    Looking for personal growth? Let me help you turn what you love into what you do with one-on-one mentoring, weekly mastermind groups, and my Momentum Workshops and events in Walt Disney World.
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    WDW Radio # 783 - Live Review of "eet" in Disney Springs... and Why It's a Game-Changer!

    WDW Radio # 783 - Live Review of "eet" in Disney Springs... and Why It's a Game-Changer!

    WDW Radio # 783 - Live Review of "eet" in Disney Springs... and Why It's a Game-Changer!
    I first visited Walt Disney World in November, 1971, and have been doing the podcast for nearly 20 years... but I still get pleasantly surprised from time to time. This past week was one of those times. Join me at the table for a live review of "eet" in Disney Springs from celebrity Chef Maneet Chauhan and discover why this is a dining experience that, in more ways than one, will likely delight you as well.
    - Have you tried eet by Maneet Chauhan in Disney Springs yet?
    If you like what you hear, please share the show and tell a friend.
    So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio Show.
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    WDWRadio.com - Visit the site and blog WDWRadio.com/Clubhouse - Join the community and conversation on Facebook WDWRadioNATION - Get monthly rewards, and help support the show WDWRadioLIVE.com - Watch and chat LIVE Wednesdays at 7:30pm ET WDWRadio.com/Podcasts - Show notes, past episodes, links, and photos WDWRadio.com/Events - WDW Radio Disney meets, events, cruises, and more! WDWRadio.com/Shirts - Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, logo gear and more! 407-900-9391 - Call the voicemail with a question, comment or "Hello!" from the parks THANK YOU for your support by voting WDW Radio Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years! Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week!
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    LouMongello.com - Are you ready to take your idea, business or brand to the next level, and infuse some Disney magic into your event or business?
    As a keynote speaker, I bring actionable insights from Disney's world to your events and workshops. Whether you're a business leader, entrepreneur, or educator, my presentations on customer service, leadership, and teamwork will transform your approach.
    Looking for personal growth? Let me help you turn what you love into what you do with one-on-one mentoring, weekly mastermind groups, and my Momentum Workshops and events in Walt Disney World.
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    WDW Radio # 782 - My Conversation With Chef Art Smith from Homecomin' in Disney Springs

    WDW Radio # 782 - My Conversation With Chef Art Smith from Homecomin' in Disney Springs

    WDW Radio # 782 - My Conversation With Chef Art Smith from Homecomin' in Disney Springs
    Sometimes, interviews don't always go as planned... and that's not necessarily a bad thing, as is the case this week. I recently sat down with renowned chef (and all-around nice guy) Art Smith, of Homecomin' in Disney Springs fame. We met at the restaurant to talk about new menu items, Florida Fresh, and more... but the conversation wonderfully turned to so much more. So this week, I invite you to pull up a chair, grab some hush puppies and deviled eggs (maybe a little moonshine if you're so inclined), and chat with me and the delightful Chef Art Smith.
    - What is your favorite items on the menu at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’?
    If you like what you hear, please share the show and tell a friend.
    So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio Show.
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    LouMongello.com - Are you ready to take your idea, business or brand to the next level, and infuse some Disney magic into your event or business?
    As a keynote speaker, I bring actionable insights from Disney's world to your events and workshops. Whether you're a business leader, entrepreneur, or educator, my presentations on customer service, leadership, and teamwork will transform your approach.
    Looking for personal growth? Let me help you turn what you love into what you do with one-on-one mentoring, weekly mastermind groups, and my Momentum Workshops and events in Walt Disney World.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    WDW Radio # 781 - Listener Email: Listener Email: More Muppets, Secret Disney Cruise Line Desserts, Tokyo Disneyland Dinner Crawl & More!

    WDW Radio # 781 - Listener Email: Listener Email: More Muppets, Secret Disney Cruise Line Desserts, Tokyo Disneyland Dinner Crawl & More!

    WDW Radio # 781 - Listener Email: Listener Email: More Muppets, Secret Disney Cruise Line Desserts, Tokyo Disneyland Dinner Crawl & More!
    I'll open up the inbox this week and answer your emails about more Muppets in the Disney Parks, secret Disney Cruise Line dessert experience, Fall crowds, Disneyland tours, visiting Tokyo Disneyland, and a dinner crawl idea where I turn to you for your input, and more!
    - What is your perfect Disney Springs dinner crawl?
    If you like what you hear, please share the show and tell a friend.
    So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio Show.
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    LouMongello.com - Are you ready to take your idea, business or brand to the next level, and infuse some Disney magic into your event or business?
    As a keynote speaker, I bring actionable insights from Disney's world to your events and workshops. Whether you're a business leader, entrepreneur, or educator, my presentations on customer service, leadership, and teamwork will transform your approach.
    Looking for personal growth? Let me help you turn what you love into what you do with one-on-one mentoring, weekly mastermind groups, and my Momentum Workshops and events in Walt Disney World.
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    • 55 min
    WDW Radio # 780 - Snack Hacks: Hidden Gem Snacks in Walt Disney World

    WDW Radio # 780 - Snack Hacks: Hidden Gem Snacks in Walt Disney World

    WDW Radio # 780 - Snack Hacks: Hidden Gem Snacks in Walt Disney World
    This week, we're venturing beyond the classic treats to uncover the hidden snack gems of Walt Disney World. From savory surprises to sweet delights, discover the treats that fly under the radar with my friend and guest, Shay Spence! And don't listen hungry, because you won't believe what's been hiding in plain sight!
    - What is your favorite hidden snack gem in Walt Disney World?
    If you like what you hear, please share the show and tell a friend.
    So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio Show.
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    WDWRadio.com - Visit the site and blog WDWRadio.com/Clubhouse - Join the community and conversation on Facebook WDWRadioNATION - Get monthly rewards, and help support the show WDWRadioLIVE.com - Watch and chat LIVE Wednesdays at 7:30pm ET WDWRadio.com/Podcasts - Show notes, past episodes, links, and photos WDWRadio.com/Events - WDW Radio Disney meets, events, cruises, and more! WDWRadio.com/Shirts - Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, logo gear and more! 407-900-9391 - Call the voicemail with a question, comment or "Hello!" from the parks THANK YOU for your support by voting WDW Radio Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years! Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week!
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    LouMongello.com - Are you ready to take your idea, business or brand to the next level, and infuse some Disney magic into your event or business?
    As a keynote speaker, I bring actionable insights from Disney's world to your events and workshops. Whether you're a business leader, entrepreneur, or educator, my presentations on customer service, leadership, and teamwork will transform your approach.
    Looking for personal growth? Let me help you turn what you love into what you do with one-on-one mentoring, weekly mastermind groups, and my Momentum Workshops and events in Walt Disney World.
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    WDW Radio # 779 - Inside Imagineering: Tiana's Bayou Adventure Interview

    WDW Radio # 779 - Inside Imagineering: Tiana's Bayou Adventure Interview

    WDW Radio # 779 - Inside Imagineering: Tiana's Bayou Adventure Interview
    This week's episode is very special, as it was recorded at the home of Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, California. I had a very special opportunity and privilege to be invited to Imagineering and the Walt Disney Studios for an secret peek literally behind the curtains at Imagineering, including projects and technologies they are developing for the Disney Parks. I'll share not just details from my visit, but my exclusive interview with the lead Imagineers on Tiana's Bayou Adventure for a look at some of the details, secrets, and stories behind the attraction.
    - Who is your favorite character from The Princess and the Frog?
    If you like what you hear, please share the show and tell a friend.
    So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio Show.
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    WDWRadio.com - Visit the site and blog WDWRadio.com/Clubhouse - Join the community and conversation on Facebook WDWRadioNATION - Get monthly rewards, and help support the show WDWRadioLIVE.com - Watch and chat LIVE Wednesdays at 7:30pm ET WDWRadio.com/Podcasts - Show notes, past episodes, links, and photos WDWRadio.com/Events - WDW Radio Disney meets, events, cruises, and more! WDWRadio.com/Shirts - Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, logo gear and more! 407-900-9391 - Call the voicemail with a question, comment or "Hello!" from the parks THANK YOU for your support by voting WDW Radio Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years! Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week!
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    LouMongello.com - Are you ready to take your idea, business or brand to the next level, and infuse some Disney magic into your event or business?
    As a keynote speaker, I bring actionable insights from Disney's world to your events and workshops. Whether you're a business leader, entrepreneur, or educator, my presentations on customer service, leadership, and teamwork will transform your approach.
    Looking for personal growth? Let me help you turn what you love into what you do with one-on-one mentoring, weekly mastermind groups, and my Momentum Workshops and events in Walt Disney World.
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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

JR Bonez ,

Gold Standard

The best of the best of Disney podcasts. Knowledgeable, focused, entertaining, and a perfect escape from MN weather. Working my way from episode 1. Love how much of the podcast is evergreen. Thank you, Lou!

perspective1 ,

Discrepancy

I love the joy and sentiment of Lou Mongello as he talks about the parks. But I recently have had not so joyful experiences at WDW and DLR. That left me wishing the parks were like the way Lou describes them and how they used to be, sadly they seem to have changed for the worse in many ways.

david.whittenberg ,

Great Disney Podcast

WDW Radio focuses on in-depth reviews and round table discussions about WDW’s many parks, attractions, restaurants, and hotels. The episodes are timeless. So having access to Lou’s extensive archive of more than 500 episodes means there always something to listen to.

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