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WDW Radio is the award-winning podcast dedicated to celebrating the magic of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Marvel, and Star Wars. Tune in and subscribe for Disney news, vacation planning, trivia, contests, history, interviews, as well as attraction, dining, and resort reviews. 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, w ...
 
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WDW Radio # 679 - Three Bridges Live Review Is this the Best Lounge in Walt Disney World? - Come with me to Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Villa del Lago at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort for a live dining review of a resort lounge with an extensive, surprising, and eclectic menu that makes Three Bridges a true dining destination. ---------------…
 
WDW Radio # 678 - Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Review, Easter Eggs, Tips, and More! Join me this week as we look at the history, design, story, and details of Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT. We'll take a virtual walkthrough of the entire queue and attraction experience, share some of the many Easter Eggs we found along the …
 
WDW Radio # 677 - Hidden History: Hidden History: The Fort Wilderness Adventure House and Sadie Mae's Journey with me back in time for a piece of Walt Disney World's Hidden History and a well-developed concept that you probably never heard of - The Fort Wilderness Adventure House. We'll look at the origins of this "funhouse" (including when it was …
 
WDW Radio # 676 - Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort Report We look at 10 reasons to stay, play, dine, and visit Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort, including some secret and special places and experiences you won't want to miss.. ---------------------------------- WDWRadio.com - Visit the site and blog WDWRadio.com/Clubhouse - Join the community and c…
 
WDW Radio # 675 - Top Ten Smells in Walt Disney World (Revisited) After more than 14 years (and the first time I've ever done this), it is time to revisit the Top Ten Smells in Walt Disney World, with some history, science, trivia, and memories along the way. ---------------------------------- WDWRadio.com - Visit the site and blog WDWRadio.com/Clu…
 
WDW Radio # 674 - 10 Reasons to Watch (and Love) Moon Knight Marvel's Moon Knight on Disney+ is one of the most interesting and unique characters and series we have seen from Marvel, and this week, we're going to look at 10 Reasons to Love (and Watch) Moon Knight. Not just why you need to watch, but what to look for, and the elements that make this…
 
WDW Radio # 673 - Staying (and Getting!) Healthy and Fit at Disney From what, when, and how to eat, to fun opportunities to walk, run, play and exercise while you're in Walt Disney World, We'll share our ways to stay (and get!) healthy and fit in Walt Disney World... including a unique, secret activity you've probably never seen or tried before! --…
 
WDW Radio # 672 - Listener Email: Secret Menu Items, Teachable Moments, Obscure Memorabilia, Lots of food, and more! I open up the inbox again this week and answer your questions about secret menu items, teachable moments in WDW, the Swan and Dolphin, obscure memorabilia, the best holiday season to visit, learning about Imagineering, lots of food, …
 
WDW Radio # 671 - Top Ten Ideas For a Themed Dining Experience in Walt Disney World We'll do some armchair Imagineering this week, as we share our Top Ten Ideas For a Themed Dining Experience in Walt Disney World, and ask you to share your creative ideas as well! ---------------------------------- WDWRadio.com - Visit the site and blog WDWRadio.com…
 
WDW Radio # 670 - 10 Things You Need to Know About the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Having just returned from the Maiden Voyage aboard the Halcyon, this week, we're going to share our experience via 10 Things You Need to Know About the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser, including what it is, what it isn't, what's (and who's) unique, some (very secre…
 
WDW Radio # 669 - Marvel Day at Sea Group Cruise Review We review our WDW Radio Marvel Day at Sea group cruise, including pre-cruise planning, what to expect and do on board, our exclusive group events, tips to get the most out of your next Disney cruise, and much more! ---------------------------------- WDWRadio.com - Visit the site and blog WDWRa…
 
WDW Radio # 668 - Tomorrowland: Past, Present, and Future: Part 2 We continue our look at Tomorrowland in Walt Disney World, and focus on where the land (metaphorically) is now, and where it may or may not be going, as we do some armchair Imagineering of our own, before looking to you for your opinions and ideas. ---------------------------------- …
 
WDW Radio # 667 - Tomorrowland: Past, Present, and Future We take a detailed look at Tomorrowland in Walt Disney World, including its original theme, intent, and feel, as well as its evolution and changes, and what the future holds for this futuristic(ish) land. We'll also celebrate 15 years of the show with 15 Moments from 15 Years of WDW Radio. -…
 
WDW Radio # 665.2 - Former Imagineer Tom K. Morris: His Career And The Future Of The Disney Parks Experience Former Walt Disney Imagineering creative Tom K. Morris continues his discussion of the origins of Journey Into Imagination, and how it influenced the evolution of interaction, immersion, and personalization of attractions. He also discusses …
 
WDW Radio # 665 - Former Imagineer Tom K. Morris and Journey Into Imagination Former Walt Disney Imagineering creative Tom K. Morris joins me again to share stories about the design, development, and creation of the original Journey Into Imagination, including what (and who) was almost included in the attraction and pavilion. ----------------------…
 
WDW Radio # 664 - Listener Email: History, Tesla, Dining, Overseas Parks, and more! I open up the inbox and answer your questions about the extinct Frontierland railroad station, electric cars on the Tomorrowland Speedway, picky eaters in WDW, dinner recommendations in each park, parking at the resorts, Oga's Cantina in Galaxy’s Edge, history of an…
 
WDW Radio # 663 - 2021 Disney Year in Review: Part 2 - Movies and Disney+ In Part 2 of our 2021 Disney Year in Review, this week we look at some of the most important happenings in the movies and on Disney+, including releases from Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars, before looking at some important company-wide news and events, and a lightning-round of…
 
WWDW Radio # 662 - 2021 Disney Year in Review: Part 1 - The Disney Parks In Part 1 of our 2021 Disney Year in Review, this week, we'll look at some of the most important happenings in the Disney Parks, before turning our focus next week to the big and small screens, Marvel, Star Wars, and the Disney Company as a whole. -----------------------------…
 
WWDW Radio # 661 - Interview with Former Imagineer Tom K. Morris Former creative with Walt Disney Imagineering Tom K. Morris joins me this week to discuss his remarkable journey to and with Walt Disney Imagineering. Tom shares details of how and why he visited Walt Disney World on opening day in 1971... by himself.. at the age of 12, and what Disne…
 
WDW Radio # 660 - The Best of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Join us live from EPCOT as we wander the World Showcase promenade and the "Best of the Fest" and our favorites from the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. We share and live review the menus from our Top Five Festival Kitchens, as well as our favorite Candlelig…
 
WDW Radio # 659 - 10 Things You Didn't Know About Walt Disney and Washington Walt Disney not only personally loved America, but showcased it on screen and in the Disney Parks. But Walt's connection to goes far deeper, and this week, we share 10 Things You Didn't Know About Walt Disney and Washington. From Disney and the Presidents to Walt's widow L…
 
WDW Radio # 658 - Top Ten Boat Rides in Walt Disney World We'll look at our Top Ten Boat Rides in Walt Disney World, including some that you might not think of, expect, remember, or even know about. ---------------------------------- WDWRadio.com - Visit the site and blog WDWRadio.com/Clubhouse - Join the community and conversation on Facebook WDWR…
 
WDW Radio # 657 - Delicious Disney: Recipes and Stories from Walt Disney World The intersection of food, Disney, history, and Walt come together this week as I sit down with the authors of "Delicious Disney: Walt Disney World: Recipes & Stories from The Most Magical Place on Earth" to discuss this incredible compilation of recipes, stories, nostalg…
 
WDW Radio # 656 - Interview with Animatronics Legend Garner Holt Garner Holt went from dreamer to doer, as a fateful trip to Disneyland lead him to his parent's garage, and eventually to become the largest creator of animatronics in the world. His story is as fascinating as his work and he shares not just his inspiring personal journey, but work fo…
 
WDW Radio # 655 - Ten Things You Never Knew About Roy O. Disney This week, we'll look at ten things you never knew about Walt Disney's brother, Roy O. Disney, including personal and professional stories, and the important yet often overlooked legacy he left behind. ---------------------------------- WDWRadio.com - Visit the site and blog WDWRadio.c…
 
WDW Radio # 653 - The Past, Present, and Future of Walt Disney World: Part 2 We continue our celebration of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, as we pick up our conversation about not just the current state of Walt Disney World, but what's new now, and coming soon. We'll also discuss Walt Disney World's future, and I share some of my person…
 
WDW Radio # 654 - Live Review of Steakhouse 71 Join us at the newly-opened Steakhouse 71 at Disney's Contemporary Resort for a live review of this family-friendly steakhouse which gives guests a taste and feel of Disney heritage and 70's nostalgia with a menu that offers a nod to days gone by, and Walt Disney himself. ------------------------------…
 
WDW Radio # 652 - The Past, Present, and Future of Walt Disney World: Part 1 As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, we will look at its past, present, and future, by exploring its history and what we remember, miss, and love; by looking at what's new and what we are enjoying most right now; and what we are most excited for and e…
 
WDW Radio # 651 - The Ten Most Important Moments in Star Wars History: Part 2 We continue our look through the legacy of Star Wars as we examine Part 2 of our Top Ten Most Important Moments in Star Wars History. We discuss iconic movie lines and scenes, the one person who defined Star Wars, the importance and impact of The Mandalorian, Star Wars "i…
 
WDW Radio # 650 - The Ten Most Important Moments in Star Wars History: Part 1 We celebrate the legacy of Star Wars as we examine The Ten Most Important Moments in Star Wars History. From its earliest origins in the mind of George Lucas to the big and small screens, parks, toys, what's new and next, there are entries on our list that might not only …
 
WDW Radio # 649 - Disney Cruise Line Recap - What's New, Different, and What to Expect We recap and review our cruise on the Disney Dream, including what's new, what's different, what to expect, and what you need to know. ---------------------------------- WDWRadio.com - Visit the site and blog! WDWRadio.com/Clubhouse - Join the community and conve…
 
WDW Radio # 648 - Interview with Former Imagineer Theron Skees Former Walt Disney Imagineering Executive Theron Skees joins me this week to discuss his career at WDI that includes work at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Disney Springs, and Disney Cruise Line. Theron shares stories about the path to becoming an Im…
 
WDW Radio # 647 - Top Ten Art Pieces in Walt Disney World: Part 2 We continue our look into the Top Ten Art Pieces in Walt Disney World. From the parks to the attractions and resorts, we explore art that doesn't exist just on canvas or walls, but art that exists in three dimensions, and in a wide spectrum of mediums. -------------------------------…
 
WDW Radio # 646 - Top Ten Art Pieces in Walt Disney World: Part 1 Beauty is very much in the eye of the beholder, but I'm sure we can agree that there is an abundance of beautiful art located throughout Walt Disney World, however it is we define what art may be. So this week, we'll look at the Top Ten Art Pieces in Walt Disney World's parks, attrac…
 
WDW Radio # 645 - Pym Test Kitchen in Avengers Campus Live Review Size matters not as we live review the Pym Test Kitchen in Avengers Campus with a team of heroes whose superpowers are taste-testing the entire menu. ---------------------------------- WDWRadio.com - Visit the site and blog! WDWRadio.com/Clubhouse - Join the community and conversatio…
 
WDW Radio # 644 - More Secrets and Stories from the Disney Parks with Dan Cockerell Former Walt Disney World Vice President and Disneyland Paris opening team manager Dan Cockerell joins me once again to share even MORE secrets and stories from the Disney Parks, including tales from Paris and Walt Disney World you've never heard before, as well as n…
 
WDW Radio # 643 - EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Walkabout, Review, and Interview Get your stretchy pants ready and don't listen hungry, as this week, I invite you to explore EPCOT with me as we stroll, savor, and sip some of our favorites from this year's EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. We'll share 10 dishes, drinks, and desser…
 
WDW Radio # 642 - 10 Things You Didn't Know About Kilimanjaro Safaris Join me this week on an adventure through the savannah of East Africa as we look at 10 Things You Didn't Know About Kilimanjaro Safaris, including history, behind the scenes secrets, fun facts, and stories you've never heard before from a former Kilimanjaro Safaris Cast Member. -…
 
WDW Radio # 641 - Avengers Campus Review: 10 Reasons To Go, Secrets, Its Future, and Tips I just returned from my first (and certainly not my last) visit to Avengers Campus in Disney California Adventure Park in Disneyland, and I have assembled friends and family who experienced it with me to review the land and share not just ten reasons you need …
 
WDW Radio # 640 - Top Ten Disney Attractions That Should Be Made Into Movies Over the years, many Disney attractions have been made into movies, with some becoming global phenomenons like the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. But this week, we're going to look at the Top Ten Disney Attractions That Should Be Made Into Movies. From the obvious to …
 
WDW Radio # 639 - Live Review of Katsura Grill in Japan in EPCOT I invite you to please join me at possibly my favorite location in all of Walt Disney World, as we gather around a table in the outdoor, upper level seating area at Katsura Grill in the Japan pavilion in EPCOT. I normally come for the atmosphere, but this week, come with me for the fo…
 
WDW Radio # 638 - 10 Secrets and Stories of the Walt Disney World Resorts: Part 2 We continue our journey though the secrets, stories, history, and hidden treasures of the Walt Disney World resorts. We'll visit some of Walt Disney World earliest resorts, and some that were never built that you might not have known about! ---------------------------…
 
WDW Radio # 637 - 10 Secrets and Stories of the Walt Disney World Resorts: Part 1 This week we'll look at some of our favorite secrets, stories, history, and hidden treasures of the Walt Disney World resorts... including some you probably have never heard before! ---------------------------------- WDWRadio.com - Visit the site and blog! WDWRadio.co…
 
WDW Radio # 636 - The Voice of the PeopleMover, Mike Brassell I sit down with Mike Brassell, the voice of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover and Living with the Land attractions in Walt Disney World to discuss the process (and pressure) of being the voice of beloved attractions in the parks. We also discuss his career at Walt Disney Fea…
 
WDW Radio # 635 - Top Ten Pre-Shows in Walt Disney World Sometimes, a show's opening act can be as good as, or even better than, the main attraction. This week we'll look at and count down the Top Ten Pre-Shows in Walt Disney World. ---------------------------------- WDWRadio.com - Visit the site and blog! WDWRadio.com/Clubhouse - Join the communit…
 
WDW Radio # 634 - Disney's Beach Club Resort Report We'll look at Ten Reasons to Stay, Play, Relax, and Dine at Disney's Beach Club Resort in Walt Disney World, including discussing the resort's rooms, amenities, dining, entertainment, and some of the many things you'll love and do during your stay. ---------------------------------- WDWRadio.com -…
 
WDW Radio # 633 - Unrealized Walt Disney World Attractions of the Disney Decade: Part 2 We continue our journey through the unrealized attractions, shows, resorts, and concepts dreamed up for Walt Disney World during the Disney Decade. This week, we'll look at EPCOT attractions and pavilions, and incredibly well-themed lands and attractions in the …
 
WDW Radio # 632 - Unrealized Walt Disney World Attractions of the Disney Decade: Part 1 When Michael Eisner and Frank Wells ushered in The Disney Decade in 1990, they did so with the promise of unmatched expansion in the Disney parks and resorts. And while many of the announcements came to be, there were many that never made it off the drawing boar…
 
WDW Radio # 631 - Interview with Imagineer Kevin Lively and Jungle Cruise Updates I want to welcome you aboard the World Famous Jungle Cruise with our very special (former) Skipper, Kevin Lively. Kevin shares his personal journey from fan to Cast Member, and stories from the rivers in Disneyland and in Tokyo. We'll also talk about his time at Walt …
 
WDW Radio # 630 - Listener Questions: Parades, Park Hopping, Celebrations, Details, and More! This week, I'll open up the inbox and answer your questions about topics including the return of parades to the parks, park hopping guide, resort hopping, Swan and Dolphin, Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary celebration, the story and details of Liberty …
 
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