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Welcome to the WDW Radio Show – your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host Lou Mongello, and I want to thank you for tuning in again this week. This is show #66 for the week of May 11, 2008.

First things first – Happy Mother’s Day to all moms and mothers to be.

Now on to the show… There’s no news this week, as I produced the show early in anticipation of my Walt Disney World trip, but I have a number of segments I think you’ll enjoy.

This week, I wanted to address a question that many of you have sent to me via email and voicemail, which involves staying off Disney property and renting a vacation home. Steve Trover, CEO of All Star Vacation homes joins me to answer many of your frequently asked questions, as well as looks at the pros and cons of renting a vacation home, who is might be right for and who it’s not, addresses some possible concerns, and talks about the process. It’s a great primer on renting a vacation home, and you just might be surprised as to some of the reasons why it might be a viable option for you and your family.

One of the most important aspects of what I do is that of giving back to others with the help of so many people through my Dream Team Project. Of course, I’m certainly not the only one, and as I’ve done in the past, this week I want to profile someone who is truly making magic, and a very big difference, in the lives of children and families that need it most. He is Bert Weiss, a radio personality at Q100 in Atlanta and founder of Bert’s Big Adventure, an all expense paid trip to Walt Disney World for families that have children with life-threatening illnesses. It is an inspirational story that once again demonstrates the incredible generosity and dedication of people in the community as a whole.

I also welcome back Jeff Pepper to join me in exploring not just a hidden treasure and character connection, but a fun place to grab a hot dog and a Coke, ride the bleachers and catch a few toons. So we’ll take you out to the ballgame at Casey’s Corner on Main Street, USA.

So to all you moms out there, sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode of the WDW Radio Show.

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1 thought on “WDW Radio Show #66 – Renting a Vacation Home, Casey’s Corner DSI: Disney Scene Investigation”

  1. Chuck Zitta says:

    Bert’s Big Adventure was very touching. Really, great interview. The All Star Vacation homes sound like a great option to staying on property. Unfortunately, I’m one those people who has to stay in the middle of the magic. To get around the buses (at least as much as possible) we prefer staying at the Beach Club Resort. Just a short walk to Epcot and a boat ride to Hollywood Studios. Can even take the Monorail to the Magic Kingdom if you walk through Epcot. This helps cut back on the bus rides. Can even go play a little mini golf at Fantasia Gardens and Fairways or take a relaxing walk around Crescent Lake, get a pizza, hit the bakery, etc, etc. Now, if I could just get one of those hot dogs from Casey’s Corner? Thanks Lou, for another fantastic show!!!