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Best Lou Mongello Disney Expert podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best Lou Mongello Disney Expert podcasts we could find
Updated April 2020
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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 # 582 - Top Ten Disney Heroines In honor of “Women’s History Month” (and just because they are awesome), this week we look at the some of the many important women in Disney history who are not just groundbreaking female leads, but global cultural icons, inspiring role models, and true heroes, and we’ll examine the qualities and characteri…
 
WDW Radio # 581 - Live Review of the 2020 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Walk and share with us as we wander and taste our way LIVE through the entire 2020 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. We explore each of the locations throughout Future World and World Showcase, sample and review the Best of the Best of the Festiva…
 
WDW Radio # 580 - Listener Email: Runaway Railway, Dessert Party, Tokyo, Future Transportation, Lost Disney Cruises I open up the inbox this week and answer your questions. We start with a review of Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway, then discuss Happily Ever After Fireworks Dessert Party, taking pictures on attractions, Tokyo Disneyland and Disney…
 
WDW Radio # 579 - Disney’s Secret Society - A Complete Guide to The S.E.A. (Society of Explorers and Adventurers) I invite you to join me as we unlock the mysteries of the most secret society in the Disney Parks… the S.E.A. - The Society of Explorers and Adventurers. We will explore its origin story, as well as it’s history in the Disney Parks, pre…
 
WDW Radio # 578 - Disney Wonder from New Orleans Recap and Review When Disney Cruise Line announced that they would be sailing from New Orleans beginning in 2020, I knew right away that it was a cruise we had to take… together as a group. So this week, we are going to recap and review our WDW Radio group cruise on the inaugural sailing of the Disne…
 
WDW Radio # 577 - Top Ten Resorts in Walt Disney World With more than 30 different resorts on property, Walt Disney World has a place to stay, play, and dine for every budget, theme, and kind of immersive experience. And with so many options to choose from, we are going to look at the Top Ten Walt Disney World Resorts. Beyond just WHY you should st…
 
WDW Radio # 576 - Breakfast at Kona Cafe LIVE Review If breakfast really is the most important meal of the day then shouldn’t it be delicious, unique, and at a place that is worth making a special trip to? This week, I invite you to join me at Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort where together, we will sample and enjoy the tropical ambi…
 
WDW Radio # 575 - 20 Reasons to Visit Walt Disney World in 2020 Walt Disney said of Disneyland that it “...would never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world. It is something that will never be finished. Something that I can keep developing and adding to.” The same is very much true for Walt Disney …
 
WDW Radio # 574 - Star Wars: The Past, Present, and Future... On Screen and in the Disney Parks This week, we take a close, personal look at Star Wars... what was, what is, and what will be, as The Rise of Skywalker, The Rise of the Resistance, The Mandalorian, Galaxy’s Edge, and The Galactic Starcruiser are all part of an epic legacy. We will expl…
 
WDW Radio # 573 - Listener Email: Changes, Scavenger Hunts, Lost Statue, Extinct Attractions, Snacks, and more! I open up the inbox again his week to help you plan your next trip, look back in Disney history, and let you do a little dreaming and designing of your own, as we answer questions about: runDisney marathon recommended hotels, Mexico pavil…
 
WDW Radio # 572 - Rise of the Resistance Spoiler-Free Review The wait is over… and it was so well worth it. Rise of the Resistance opened in Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World on December 5, and will open in Disneyland on January 17, 2020. We react, review, and discuss the attraction just moments after having taken our first ride, with no spoilers,…
 
WDW Radio # 571 - Very Merrytime Cruise on the Disney Cruise Line Starting early November, Disney Cruise Line adds some extra holiday magic to each of its ships during Very Merrytime Cruises, with special stem-to-stern holiday events, characters, overlays, entertainment, dining, merchandise, and more! This week, we'll look at not only what you can …
 
WDW Radio # 570 - The Wave of American Flavors LIVE Dining Review Join me at the table in The Wave of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort for a LIVE dining review. We sit down for lunch and sample a wide (wide) selection of appetizers, entrees, and desserts, in a dining location that may not have been on your radar before… but should b…
 
WDW Radio # 569 - Adventures by Disney to Japan - Part 2 This week, please join me as we continue reviewing and recapping our Adventures by Disney to Japan. We continue through this incredible country on a remarkable journey to Takayama, Odawara, and our time in Tokyo before punctuating our adventure at Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea. New Walt Dis…
 
WDW Radio # 568 - Adventures by Disney to Japan - Part 1 This is the show I have waited my entire life to record… is that a bit of hyperbole? Maybe. But I have dreamed of visiting Japan since I was a little kid (that’s about 4 decades or so), so being able to visit and tour Japan (not even including a few extra days at Tokyo Disneyland) with friend…
 
WDW Radio # 567 - Top Ten Moments in Epcot History As we celebrate the past, present, and future of Epcot Center, the park’s anniversary is the perfect time to look back at some of the milestone moments in the park’s history that continue to make Epcot the unique, memorable, and beloved park it has always been. This week, we’ll explore the attracti…
 
WDW Radio # 566 - Everything You Need to Eat, Drink, and Do at the 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival The 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is bigger, better, and more delicious than ever, and with so much to see, do, eat, drink, and experience, it was be overwhelming (and yet oh so very delicious). So this week, I will t…
 
WDW Radio # 565 - Listener Email: Extinct Disney, EPCOT, Tikis, Special Cruises, and more I'll open up the inbox again this week and answer YOUR questions about topics including: the mystery of Blake Lake, half days in a park, renaming EPCOT, a very special boat trip, the Marshmallow Marsh, first time Disney Cruisers, Trader Sams and the history of…
 
WDW Radio # 564 - Top Ten Little Things We Miss in Walt Disney World… Part 2 We pick up where we left off in Show 561 and continue looking at some of the many little things we miss in Walt Disney World. From characters to activities, and locations to moments, there are so many things we have experienced over the years and lost along the way. We’ll …
 
WDW Radio # 563 - The Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe At the recent San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed plans for the next phase(s) of the Marvel Cinematic Universe… as well as what is to come to the new Disney+ streaming service. This week, we’ll break down everything that happened in Hall H, movie by movie a…
 
WDW Radio # 562 - Interview with Disney Artist, Animator, and Author, Dave Bossert This week, I am excited to share with you a conversation with another one of the true makers of magic, Dave Bossert. His story began at CalArts, but led his to working at the Walt Disney Animation Studios on films including The Black Cauldron, The Great Mouse Detecti…
 
WDW Radio # 561 - Top Ten Little Things We Miss in Walt Disney World… Part 1 Walt Disney World is always changing, and with change can often come loss. And in nearly five decades, there have been things along the way that we have loved…. And lost. And being both nostalgic and sentimental, we sometimes miss a few of them, and even wish they could co…
 
WDW Radio # 560 - Gran Destino Tower Review The Gran Destino Tower opened this past week, and will not only change the way you look at at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, but the moderate resort category as a whole. From a remarkable new tower building, to suites, concierge lounge, 4 dining options, and breathtaking views, it is a resort that has …
 
WDW Radio # 559 - Listener Email: Wayback Machine, Galaxy's Edge, Birthdays, Attraction Closures and more! I’ll open up the inbox again this week and answer your questions about a wide spectrum of topics, including: boarding the Walt Disney World Wayback Machine to the Disney-MGM Studios and memories of a movie set adventure, Galaxy's Edge opening,…
 
WDW Radio # 558 - Unbuilt Disney Parks Did you know that in addition to Walt Disney World and Disneyland, there were plans… and lot of them… to build additional parks in the United States? From St. Louis to Mineral King, from the East Coast to the shores of California, there were a number of ideas that were very close to being built. This week, we’…
 
WDW Radio # 557 - Overlooked Experiences for Adults in Walt Disney World While Walt Disney World has always afforded every guest the opportunity to be a kid again, over the years it has continued to evolve, and expands its offerings and experiences. And in doing so, it has become a destination not just for families, but for adults as well. From old…
 
WDW Radio # 556 - Finding Florida: Part 2 - Decisions, Deception, and Mystery We recently discussed Finding Florida: Why, When, and How Walt Disney World Came to Orlando, and his week, I’ll share part 2 of our look into exactly where Walt decided to build, including the legend of the remote island at the center of Walt Disney World and how that fig…
 
WDW Radio # 555 - Ten Things We Love About Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland (and soon to be Walt Disney World), is the realization of more than four decades of living out our individual Star Wars fantasies. From playing with toys in our basements, to wearing our bathrobes as Jedi robes, we have always dreamed of being able to ste…
 
WDW Radio # 554 - Top Ten Disney Movies That Should Be Made Into Attractions So many classic and modern Disney films have been brought to life as attractions in the Disney Parks, but there are still so many that haven’t. We’re going to have a lot of fun this week as we explore our Top Ten Disney Movies That Should Be Made Into Attractions. We’ll di…
 
WDW Radio # 553 - Finding Florida: Why, When, and How Walt Disney World Came to Orlando Join me this week as we board our Walt Disney World Wayback Machine and go way way back... before Walt Disney World. Together, we're going to look at how, when, and why Disney came to Florida, and how it almost wasn't Florida at all. We'll explore the many legen…
 
WDW Radio # 552 - Disney and Space Walt Disney was more than a pioneer in animation, moviemaking, theme parks and family entertainment. In fact, Walt Disney was a boy fascinated by futuristic tales of space travel, and who would, unbeknownst to many, help the United States imagine the experience and reality of actual space travel. This week, we’ll …
 
WDW Radio # 551 - Star Wars Celebration Recap: Galaxy’s Edge Updates, Episode IX, and The Mandalorian Star Wars Celebration was held this past week in Chicago, and I was invited to cover the event that not just celebrates fandom, but what’s new and next in the parks and on the big and small screens. We will explore what we learned about Star Wars E…
 
WDW Radio # 550 - Listener Email: Liberty Square, convention strategies, Disneyland, books, predictions, and Lightning Round! I'll open up the inbox again this week and answer more of your planning questions. We'll discuss: details and stories hiding in plain sight in Liberty Square, planning for the opening of Galaxy's Edge, Leave a Legacy and the…
 
WDW Radio # 549 - Top Ten Seats in Walt Disney World… and How to Get Them As part of my ongoing mission to help you enhance your enjoyment and appreciation of the Disney Parks... and cruise... and movies, etc., this week, we're going to share our Top Ten Seats in Walt Disney World. From where the best seat is on an attraction, to where to sit back,…
 
WDW Radio # 548 - Polite Pig at Disney Springs LIVE Dining Review As Disney Springs has evolved to become a necessary destination and attraction for your next Walt Disney World vacation, its dining options and offerings have grown as well. From casual to elegant, to quick and relaxing, there is now truly something for everyone. And one of the locat…
 
WDW Radio # 547 - Everything You Need To Know About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - Part 2 This week, we continue our in-depth look at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World and Disneyland. The food, merchandise, technology, and experiences, as well as how to prepare yourself (and your family) for what's to come. We’ll discuss the many dining opt…
 
WDW Radio # 546 - Everything You Need To Know About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - Part 1 Arguably the most anticipated expansion to a Disney park will finally be realized this year when both Disneyland and Walt Disney World will open up portals to a new universe of adventure with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. More details have been revealed, and this week…
 
WDW Radio # 545 - Extinct Stage Shows of Walt Disney World One of my favorite aspects of Walt Disney World is the wide variety of live entertainment, and over the past nearly 5 decades we have seen different types of shows come to life on stage in the parks. From retellings of classic Disney animated films to some of the more…. “unique” concepts th…
 
WDW Radio # 544 - Listener Email: Restaurant Concepts, Required Movies, How to Fly, Main Street Music, and a Lightning Round! I’ll open up the inbox this week and answer your questions… but with a little bit of a twist. Topics include: "Blue Sky” designing a Disney restaurant (and I’ll look for your input and ideas), movies you really should watch …
 
WDW Radio # 543 - Top Ten Things to Do in Walt Disney World When It’s Cold Outside Believe it or not… it’s not always 117 degrees with 97% humidity in Orlando. In fact, it can get downright cold…. Dare I say near freezing! So… what DO you do when you’re on vacation in Walt Disney World and baby it’s cold outside? This week, we’ll share with you not…
 
WDW Radio # 542 - Marvel Day at Sea on Disney Cruise Line Review Join me aboard the Disney Magic on Disney Cruise Line, as we recap and review Marvel Day at Sea. We’ll look at all of the special activities, events, characters, dining, merchandise, and surprises that make this cruise something that’s not to be missed for any Marvel fan… even if you’…
 
WDW Radio # 541 - Interview with Brian Crosby, Creative Director of Marvel Themed Entertainment I’m excited to be joined this week by my friend, and fellow Disney and Marvel geek Brian Crosby. Today, he is the Creative Director for Marvel Themed Entertainment, and he will share his story back from when he was a comic-loving kid with a dream, and ho…
 
WDW Radio # 540 - 2018 Disney Year in Review They say that time flies when you’re having fun, and it must be true, because I can’t believe 2018 has come and gone. But along the way, we were “Making Memories,” and had fun, and a lot of it - in Walt Disney World, Disneyland, the international Disney Parks, at sea on the Disney Cruise Line, and in the…
 
WDW Radio # 539 - Mary Poppins Returns Interviews In 1964, Walt Disney, along with a remarkable team of songwriters, actors, directors, artists, designers, and so many others on screen and behind the scenes, created and shared a film that was, and remains, practically perfect in every way. Mary Poppins Returns is a sequel to the original, timeless …
 
WDW Radio # 538 - Raglan Road LIVE Restaurant Review Join me at the table at Raglan Road Irish Pub in Disney Springs for a LIVE dining review. We’ll not just sample the extensive menu, but also chat with one of the live performers, and some of the staff about the history and details of the location as well as the cuisine… and just how authentic it …
 
WDW Radio # 537 - Native American Culture in the Disney Parks and Movies November is Native American Heritage Month, and this week, we’ll look at references to Native Americans in Walt Disney World, including their earliest beginnings in Disneyland. We’ll explore the history of the references, tribes, artwork, and culture, as well as trace back and…
 
WDW Radio # 536 - Adventures by Disney Backstage Magic Recap and Review Adventure is out there… and sometimes it’s found in places we’ve visited before, and others we can only dream of seeing. Well, thanks to Adventures by Disney, we were recently able to do both, as members of our WDW Radio family gathered together in Southern California for not j…
 
WDW Radio # 535 - Top Ten Things We Love About Main Street, USA For me, nothing in Walt Disney World evokes as warm, sentimental, and nostalgic feeling for me than walking right down the middle of Main Street, USA. There are so many reasons why this is my favorite land in Magic Kingdom as well as reasons to appreciate this land, where the main attr…
 
WDW Radio # 534 - Listener Email: Dining, Cast Member origins, Solo in Disney, Marathon, tours, and more! I open up the inbox this week to answer your questions about topics including: Dinner in Magic Kingdom, what's included in a Disney Cruise, the origins of Disney Cast Members, tips on going solo to Walt Disney World, things to do for young coup…
 
WDW Radio # 533 - Moving to Disney - Part 2 In part 2 of our roundtable discussion about Moving to Disney World, I am joined by members of the WDW Radio Nation who are now also neighbors. We will continue our conversation, starting with employment, including finding or creating a job, and the timing of finding work vs. finding a place to live. We a…
 
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