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Top 10 Snacks in World Showcase, Animal Kingdom’s 10th Anniversary celebration, 5 Books every Disney Geek must have

Welcome to the WDW Radio Show – your Walt Disney World Information Station. This is show #57 for the week of March 9, 2008. I am your host Lou Mongello, and I want to thank you for tuning in again this week.

To all of my new listeners, I want to welcome you to the show as well. I think you’ll find it a positive, fun, feel-good look at Walt Disney World that will inform, educate and entertain you.

This weekend, I’m heading to Disneyland in California to compare and contrast the two parks… OK, so I’m going to Disneyland to enjoy the parks for a few days, so unfortunately this week, I’m once again recording early and won’t have the ability to cover news and rumors due to when I’m recording. Of course, I’ll be back next week with all of the WDW news and visit to the Rumor Mill.

Next month, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary, and following the success of Celebration 25, Adam Roth and his team have put together and have organized “A Wild Decade,” a gathering to commemorate this occasion. I’m joined by Adam and another member of the team, Jason Diffendal, to discuss the event and how you can get involved.

Tim Foster, from Guide to the Magic, is back for another Top 10 with Tim, as we reveal our individual top 10 snacks to enjoy in World Showcase. Any discussion of food in Walt Disney World is fun, and in the process, we hope to introduce you to some snacks that you just may have overlooked, or never thought to try. It’s a fat-free trip around the promenade, guaranteed to leave you hungry at the end.

I often get questions about some recommended reading and books that I enjoy about Walt Disney World, Disney history, etc., so this week, I bring in another guest, George Taylor from the Imaginerding blog to examine and discuss the 5 books that every Disney geek needs in their library.

I won’t have time to answer any of your emails this week, but listen for some voicemails at the end of the show, so as always, please sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode of the WDW Radio Show.

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2 thoughts on “Show #57 – March 9, 2008”

  1. Bob Smith says:

    Hi Lou,

    After listening to all of the new shows for about a year I decided I couldn’t wait a week for a new episode and started listening from Show #1 in February. Well I’m up to #57 now and I have a question. In the segment on the top 5-6 books every Disney Geek must have the last one mentioned is Walt Disney’s Imagineering. I’ve been trying to find this on the net but I’m not sure I have the name quite correct. There are several Walt Disney Imagineering books available on Amazon but all are much more recent than the one you discussed in the show (I think that was from 1996).

    Any help in the name, publication date, ISBN or whatever to help me track this down would be very helpful.

    Love the show and I’m really enjoying the old shows even if there have been attraction changes, etc. Really great information.

    Thanks again and maybe we’ll meet again. (We met one night in mid October 2013 at the playground in Fort Wilderness – both our families’ kids were enjoying some down time after dinner)

    –Bob Smith

  2. Chuck Zitta says:

    Caramel corn in Germany and Carrot cake at Sunshine Seasons in the Land Pavilion. Both of these snacks are worth a try. And the Carrot cake has carrots in it, so it’s good for you! Right Lou? Loved the book chat as well. I’ve already purchased AND read the Walt Disney Imagineering book. Fantastic read!
    The others have been added to the list. Really enjoyed this episode. Made me hungry too. Thanks again for another super show, Lou!