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Hello my friends and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host, Lou Mongello and this is show #118 for the week of May 10, 2009. Thank you for tuning in once again and Happy Mothers’ Day to all of the moms listening.

We’ll start off the show with some news from Walt Disney World, including a new pirates experience in the Magic Kingdom, news from Disney’s Hollywood Studios about new meet and greets, a rumor about a possible major change coming to Star Tours and more.

One of the keys to any Walt Disney World vacation is planning ahead – and often times, that part of the fun as well. And planning can and should go beyond just where to stay, when to eat and how to maximize your time in the parks. In fact, there are certain individual aspects of your trip that if planned accordingly, can really enhance your family’s vacation. And for many, finding and obtaining character autographs and pictures is an important part of their trip. Chuck Lionberger joins me this week for some “Practical Planning in Every Way,” as we explore some strategies to help maximize your time, and number of characters in and out of the parks.

Listener Josh sits in the not-so-hot seat this week as we play a round of Walt Disney World Fact or Fiction, where I’ll test his knowledge of some interesting Disney history and trivia. Play along and see if he, and you, is up to the challenge.

I’ll play many more of your voicemails at the end of the show. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode of the WDW Radio Show.

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Stitch’s SuperSonic Celebration

The Pirates League at Walt Disney World – The Pirates League is accepting reservations when you call (407) WDW-CREW (939-2739)

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Star Wars Weekends 2009 merchandise at

Pacific Northwest NFFC MouseMeet


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1 thought on “WDW Radio Show #118 – May 10, 2009”

  1. Chuck Zitta says:

    Really enjoyed your Fact or Fiction segment with young Josh. My oldest son happens to be the same age as Josh (who should now be close, if he is not already, 18). I do hope, since this podcast, the two of you had a chance to meet in the parks. This is just one of many reasons I truly enjoy listening to your show. Have a great day!