/ Friday, April 16th, 2010

Some time ago, during one of my WDWRadio LIVE video broadcasts and chats, it was running along (as usual) — maybe even 6 or 7 hours of broadcasting late into the evening. For some odd reason, I said that I could (and should) do a 24-hour show. Well, none of you forgot – and neither did I.

So I’m happy (proud? scared?) to announce that I WILL keep to my word, and do a 24-hour LIVE broadcast and chat, and in the process, coordinate a number of activities, events, and other surprises along the way.

But here’s the best part – I won’t be doing it from my home. I’ll be doing this in the Walt Disney World® Resort. That’s right! I’ll be broadcasting right from not only my room, but the parks, restaurants, maybe even attractions! Who knows where I may go or what we might do! I’m still working on details and will reveal more of the exact schedule as we get closer to the event.

So if you’re planning on being in the Disney Theme Park at that time, or if you now have the excuse that you needed to go, please come on by, be a part of the fun (and help keep me awake!). “Home base” will be at Disney’s Beach Club® Resort, and big thanks go to Beci Mahnken from MouseFan Travel for generously providing the room for the weekend.

So when is this going to happen? I plan on starting around 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 22 and (hopefully) finishing at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 23. 

One thing I DO know is that it is Star Wars Weekends, so on Saturday, May 22, I’ll also have the WDWRadio Meet of the Month at the Studio Catering Company Disney’s Hollywood Studios from 2:00pm -4:00 pm, so you can come by, share in the fun, enjoy Star Wars Weekends (and help keep me awake!) As we get closer, I’ll announce more details and a tentative schedule. I’m working on a few surprises, so stay tuned!

Join us for a very special evening with a private viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, enjoy some tasty treats, and help make a difference during the 24-hour live event!

Date: Saturday – May 22, 2010
Time: 8:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Epcot – Meet location TBA

Cost: $25.00 per person PLUS a minimum $5 Make-A-Wish donation (Includes select desserts, beverages, tax, gratuity and Paypal fee)  Please note that no walk-ups are allowed, as tickets MUST be purchased in advance.

If you would like to attend, click here for details and to purchase tickets

If you’re looking to come down and join us that weekend, MouseFan Travel has special rates on Disney resorts (value, moderate and deluxe) with significant savings as long as you book by April 19. 2-night package starting from $89 pp/do! You can get more information and a quote from them here.

Stay tuned to the show and the site for more details… and check out the Facebook event page as well!

This is going to be fun! So as they say in the Festival of the Lion King: “It. Is. Time!”



8 Responses to "Lou Mongello to host 24-Hour LIVE Video Broadcast and Chat from Walt Disney World"

  1. You’re going to have so much fun!! I’ll have to send some M&Ms and Monster down for you!

  2. Lou,
    You don’t know how bummed I am!!! I told you I would be there to help you through the late night hours but that is the weekend of Aaron’s high school graduation…and I don’t think mom should miss that, especially since I’ve homeschooled him since the age of 3. We have events the 20-24 so there is no way I can make it. :-( I am going to go pout now.

  3. Lesa says:

    LOTS OF MONSTER……

  4. Michelle says:

    You’re going to have so much fun!! I’ll have to send some M&Ms and Monster down for you!

  5. joshua and bonny says:

    hey Lou!! we got our tickets!! looking forward to meeting you for the first time!! we will be there!!

  6. Amy says:

    You’re going to have so much fun!! I’ll have to send some M&Ms and Monster down for you!

  7. JL Knopp says:

    I will be there, Lou. This event will be great, but the best part is the knowing the good that will come of this. I wish there was some way to meet the kids who will get their wishes. That would be an incredible experience.

  8. hockeyfool says:

    Wow! This is great! THANKS FOR DOING SOMETHING POSITIVE, LOU!!!

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