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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 # 787 - Disneyland Paris Complete Guide and Top Tips

    WDW Radio # 787 - Disneyland Paris Complete Guide and Top Tips

    WDW Radio # 787 - Disneyland Paris Complete Guide and Top Tips 
     
    After my first visit to Disneyland Paris, I not only became enamored with the park, but shared some of the many reasons to visit on show 731. Today, I not only want to encourage you to visit but also help you get there by sharing our Complete Guide and Top Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Disneyland Paris Vacation.
     
    Whether it's your first time visiting, or you are heading back to the parks again, we'll cover everything you need to know about visiting Disneyland Paris, including when to go, where to stay, how to save money when you visit, dining recommendations, how to navigate the parks efficiently, and even those hidden gems that you might otherwise miss. This episode is packed with tips and advice, to not only help you plan your trip, but make the most out of your Disneyland Paris experience. It's the ultimate guide for first-time visitors to Disneyland Paris! 
     
    - What's the first thing you would want to see, do, or eat in Disneyland Paris?


     
    Share your thoughts in the WDW Radio Clubhouse at WDWRadio.com/Clubhouse, or call the voicemail at 407-900-9391 (WDW1) and share your story on the show.
     
    Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and WDW Radio on YouTube
     
    But for now... sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode from the Archives on the WDW Radio show.
     
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    LouMongello.com - Let me help you turn what you love into what you do and turn your passion into your profession with one-on-one mentoring, mastermind groups, and my Momentum Workshop and Retreat in Walt Disney World.
     
    I am also a keynote keynote speaker who can present at your event, conference, business, or school, and provide mentoring and consulting to individuals and organizations looking to build their businesses and brands. I speak on a variety of topics, including sharing the magic of Disney, and teaching how to deliver exceptional customer service, social media, podcasting, live video, community, following your dreams, and more.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    WDW Radio # 786 - Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point - Full Guide and Review

    WDW Radio # 786 - Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point - Full Guide and Review

    WDW Radio # 786 - Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point - Full Guide and Review
     
    Join me as we set sail to Disney Cruise Line's newest destination, Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point. I had the incredible opportunity to be among the first to visit this magical new port on the island of Eleuthera, and I'm excited to share all the details with you, including everything you need to know for when you visit. Plus, we'll share insider tips to make the most of your visit.
     
    - What's the first thing you would (will) do when you arrive at Lookout Cay?

     
    Share your thoughts in the WDW Radio Clubhouse at WDWRadio.com/Clubhouse, or call the voicemail at 407-900-9391 (WDW1) and share your story on the show.
     
    Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and WDW Radio on YouTube
     
    But for now... sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode from the Archives on the WDW Radio show.
     
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    WDWRadio.com - Visit the site and blog
    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!
    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! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio show. Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week!
     
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    LouMongello.com - Let me help you turn what you love into what you do and turn your passion into your profession with one-on-one mentoring, mastermind groups, and my Momentum Workshop and Retreat in Walt Disney World.
     
    I am also a keynote keynote speaker who can present at your event, conference, business, or school, and provide mentoring and consulting to individuals and organizations looking to build their businesses and brands. I speak on a variety of topics, including sharing the magic of Disney, and teaching how to deliver exceptional customer service, social media, podcasting, live video, community, following your dreams, and more.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    WDW Radio # 785 - A Tribute to Richard M. Sherman - From the WDW Radio Archives

    WDW Radio # 785 - A Tribute to Richard M. Sherman - From the WDW Radio Archives

    WDW Radio # 785 - A Tribute to Richard M. Sherman - From the WDW Radio Archives
    Join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of the late Richard M. Sherman, whose music, created with his brother Bob, defined Disney magic and transcended generations. From timeless Disney classics to global anthems like "it's a small world," the Shermans' work has left an indelible mark on entertainment.
    In this special episode, I share my personal experiences with Richard, including our first conversation in 2008 and cherished moments during our 2012 WDW Radio group cruise on the Disney Dream. Hear the original interview from WDW Radio Show #80 and honor a composer whose melodies and lyrics have woven joy, nostalgia, and inspiration into countless lives... including ours.
    As we bid farewell to Richard M. Sherman, we celebrate a life that brought joy, wonder, and a sense of magic to so many. His legacy will continue to inspire and uplift, echoing in the hearts of every Disney fan forever. Thank you, Richard, for the music, memories, and friendship. You will be missed, but never forgotten.
    - What is your favorite Sherman Brothers song?
    Share your thoughts in the WDW Radio Clubhouse at WDWRadio.com/Clubhouse, or call the voicemail at 407-900-9391 (WDW1) and share your story on the show.
    Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and WDW Radio on YouTube
    But for now... sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode from the Archives on the WDW Radio show.
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    LouMongello.com - Let me help you turn what you love into what you do and turn your passion into your profession with one-on-one mentoring, mastermind groups, and my Momentum Workshop and Retreat in Walt Disney World.
    I am also a keynote keynote speaker who can present at your event, conference, business, or school, and provide mentoring and consulting to individuals and organizations looking to build their businesses and brands. I speak on a variety of topics, including sharing the magic of Disney, and teaching how to deliver exceptional customer service, social media, podcasting, live video, community, following your dreams, and more.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    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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    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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    WDWRadio.com/Community Facebook.com/WDWRadio Instagram.com/LouMongello X.com/LouMongello YouTube.com/WDWRadio LinkedIn.com/in/LouMongello

    • 1 hr 5 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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