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The WDW Radio Show - Your Walt Disney World Information Station

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

52 episodes

Oct 19, 2020

WDW Radio # 606 - The History of Halloween in the Disney Parks 

WDW Radio # 606 - The History of Halloween in the Disney Parks

We celebrate the "spirit" of the season as we look back at the history of Halloween in the Disney Parks, from Disneyland's "Parade of the Pumpkins" to the many iterations and locations in Walt Disney World, and the vastly different celebrations in the Disney Parks worldwide.

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Oct 6, 2020

WDW Radio # 605 - The Original Dreamfinder, Ron Schneider 

WDW Radio # 605 - The Original Dreamfinder, Ron Schneider

As we celebrated Walt Disney World’s 49th birthday on October 1, I wanted to look back at not just one of the resort’s most popular attractions, but characters as well. The Dreamfinder (and good right arm, Figment) were created for the new Journey Into Imagination attraction in Epcot in 1983, and ushered in a sense of wonder and fun the likes of which the park had never seen before. And helping to create that spark of imagination was Ron Schneider, the original Dreamfinder. Ron joined me live in Magic Kingdom for the anniversary, and shares stories that paint a colorful picture tracing the origins of the attraction and character, as well as his years in the parks, to working with Tony Baxter, and the day that Michael Jackson asked to meet Dreamfinder. We also discuss the future of the attraction, characters, and EPCOT, Walt, and so much more.

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Sep 28, 2020

WDW Radio # 604 - Things You Can’t Believe Ever Happened in Walt Disney World: Part 2 

WDW Radio # 604 - Things You Can’t Believe Ever Happened in Walt Disney World: Part 2

We continue our look at the weird, wild, interesting, and bizarre things that have happened and existed in Walt Disney World history. This week, we visit Disney-MGM Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and venture outside the parks to the Disney Village Marketplace and Pleasure Island. We'll also see how much you remember, never experienced, or can’t believe you ever saw. And of course, I’ll ask you to share some of your personal memories as well!

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Sep 22, 2020

WDW Radio # 603 - Things You Can’t Believe Ever Happened in Walt Disney World: Part 1 

WDW Radio # 603 - Things You Can’t Believe Ever Happened in Walt Disney World: Part 1

We look at some of the interesting, unique, funny, and just plain weird things that have happened in Walt Disney World throughout its history. From shows to parades, characters, events, and more, this is a fun look back at some things you think you may remember, and others you may have tried to forget.

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Sep 7, 2020

WDW Radio # 602 - The Music of Magic Kingdom: Part 2 

WDW Radio # 602 - The Music of Magic Kingdom: Part 2

This week, we continue our journey and tour through the Music of Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. We’ll virtually wander our way through Liberty Square, to Fantasyland, Storybook Circus, and Tomorrowland. We will then look at music from nighttime spectaculars and parades, both current and extinct. Along the way, we’ll discuss background and theme music, stories, creators, fun facts, and personal memories, and then ask you to share some of your favorites as well.

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Aug 31, 2020

WDW Radio # 601 - The Music of Magic Kingdom: Part 1 

WDW Radio # 601 - The Music of Magic Kingdom: Part 1

Please join me this week as we take a musical tour of Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. From the background music to attraction themes, we’ll go land by land discussing our favorite songs, their backstories, composers, singers, and creators, as well as why they are so important and integral to the storytelling. We also share our own sense of nostalgia and memories, how the music helps to immerse us in the lands and attractions, and the emotional components as well. I'll also share some secrets, stories, and "Did You Knows" along the way, in Part One of our look at the Music of Magic Kingdom.

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Aug 24, 2020

WDW Radio # 600 - Top Ten Shows and Moments from 600 Episodes and 15 Years of WDW Radio 

WDW Radio # 600 - Top Ten Shows and Moments from 600 Episodes and 15 Years of WDW Radio

600 episodes and more than 15 years podcasting. If you would have told me that back in 2003 when I started writing my first Walt Disney World Trivia Book, I would never have believed it, yet here we are. So this week, I want to celebrate YOU, and the show that you have helped create and grow over the years, which is why we’re going to look at the Top Ten Shows and Moments from 600 Episodes and 15 Years of WDW Radio.

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Aug 9, 2020

WDW Radio # 599 - Interview with Don Hahn About Telling the Story of Howard Ashman on Disney+ 

WDW Radio # 599 - Interview with Don Hahn About Telling the Story of Howard Ashman on Disney+

Please join me this week as I sit down with legendary producer and director Don Hahn about his latest work, or should I say gift, the incredibly moving feature-length documentary Howard, the story of lyricist and storyteller Howard Ashman, now streaming on Disney+. We discuss the genesis of the project, creative choices, process, challenges, emotions, music, and more. We also talk about the meaning and lessons learned from this incredible, heartfelt journey.

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- Lou Mongello

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Aug 4, 2020

WDW Radio # 598 - Top Ten Extinct Attraction Tributes in Magic Kingdom 

WDW Radio # 598 - Top Ten Extinct Attraction Tributes in Magic Kingdom

While it is always exciting when new attractions open in the Disney Parks, sometimes, classic and beloved attractions need to make way for the future. But we, as fans, remember and miss these attractions… and so do the Imagineers, who often place tributes and even relics throughout the parks. So this week, we will look at our Top Ten Extinct Attraction Tributes, References, and Relics in the Walt Disney World parks, starting with Magic Kingdom.

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Jul 28, 2020

WDW Radio # 597 - Former Imagineer Josh Shipley Interview 

WDW Radio # 597 - Former Imagineer Josh Shipley Interview

This week, as I continue to seek to highlight some of the incredible creatives at the Disney Company, we turn once again to Imagineering, and former Imagineer Josh Shipley. He shares not just his journey from a young age to Cast Member and eventual Imagineer, but his experiences in a variety of roles and disciplines at Walt Disney Imagineering. Josh discusses some of the many projects he worked on for Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Hong Kong, and Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea, as well as his time working on various projects in the theme parks for Marvel. We also talk about LOST, Lincoln, Star Wars, Joe Rohde, Tony Baxter, Star Wars... and a few concepts that never came to be! Josh also share guidance for those looking to seek their own path to Imagineering, valuable lessons learned, and his predictions not just for what's ahead for Marvel in the Disney Parks, but fascinating insight into the future of themed entertainment.

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