/ Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Over the course of the last five years, something really special has happened…..   a family has been been born and has grown.  What started out as a podcast about all things Disney, has evolved into a community of friends and family who share an outlook on life: who have a belief in the power of dreams and pixie dust; who feel that optimism and faith are more powerful than pessimism and doubt; and most critically, who believe in sharing the magical, healing power of Disney with families facing struggles.

Our family has been built through podcasts and newscasts, through blogs and forums… Facebook and Twitter have been means by which we have cheered one another on and mourned with one another as well.  Nobody can underestimate the bond we share as members of the WDW Radio Family.

With that said, we feel it is important to mark the FIFTH anniversary of our togetherness with the first of what will (hopefully) be an annual event: the WDW RADIO ONLINE ANNIVERSARY PARTY.  Here are the plans:

On February 11, there will be a Box People Party like none other: Starting at 10:00am EST, tune in to WDWRadioLIVE.com to join Lou and other members of the WDW Radio family as they live out FIVE amazing hours in the Magic Kingdom!  What will they do when they are there?   How should they celebrate the anniversary of the WDW Radio family?  That is up to you, THE BOX!!!

We are asking YOU to submit ideas for this anniversary celebration.  Should they ride Splash Mountain?  Should they share 5 Dole Whips?  Should they hug Mickey Mouse?   We will take your ideas and put them to a vote!   Then, we will watch “in the box” as they race through the Magic Kingdom, trying to fulfill OUR goals for them, starting with the feat that had the most votes and moving right down the list!  How many of OUR feats can they accomplish in 5 hours?

There will be, of course…. a catch! At some point during the 5 hours, they will face a “Road Block.” The most intriguing idea submitted by The Box (as deemed by a panel of judges) will be presented to the gang — and they MUST accomplish this road block before moving on.

Click here to VOTE NOW on our 5th Anniversary Activities

Will you be in Walt Disney World on February 11? Join us for the WDW Radio Meet of the Month and 5 Year Anniversary Party at BabyCakes NYC in Downtown Disney! Click here for more information


But wait! There’s more!!

Because we all believe in the power of Disney in bringing magic to others’ lives, we couldn’t let this occasion go by without helping make a difference for others.  We are now taking orders for a limited edition WDW Radio Family 5th Anniversary pin.  ALL proceeds from the sale of this pin will benefit the Dream Team Project, which has given over $150,000 to date to the Make A Wish Foundation.  You can visit the WDW Radio Shop to order this limited pin.

But wait! There’s STILL more!!

We want to give The Box People a chance to win some AWESOME WDW Radio Swag! In an effort to build the ULTIMATE anniversary slide show, we are asking you to send in your favorite WDW Radio photos.  Were you on the WDW Radio Cruise?  Have you been to Magic Meets?  How about one of those meets of the month?  Or, did you catch Lou and the gang during hour 30 (shudder) of the 40 hour show?  Send us your photos!! We will be building a slide show (to be posted on the blog and shown LIVE during the anniversary party), and we want YOUR pictures!  10 submissions will be selected at random to receive a WDW Radio Family 5th Anniversary gift. Email your photos to photos@wdwradio.com

And Wait—there’s EVEN more!!!!

A WDW Radio event wouldn’t be complete without a REALLY cool prize, right?  Thanks to our friends at MEI-Mouse Fan Travel, we will have an amazing gift to the winner of the “Ultimate WDW Radio Family Member Trivia Contest”– a 6 night vacation at Walt Disney World! Questions will be posted online by January 25, and you will have until Saturday February 4 to enter.  The winner of this amazing prize will be announced during the anniversary show on February 11.

Click here to enter the WDW Radio Ultimate Trivia Contest

Nothing in the world is more powerful than the strength and togetherness of a family.  We hope this special day will give us all the chance to spend with one another, virtually or in person, and celebrate the special bond we share.  If you have any questions or ideas for this special day, please send me a note at Christy@WDWRadio.com



22 thoughts on “Join Us in Celebrating the WDW Radio Family’s 5th Anniversary!”


    Hard to believe that WDW RAdio has only been around for FIVE years!!

    Feel like I have know my WDW RADIO FAMILY and LOU for forever!!!

    Here is to many more years of Disney, Fun and Family!!!


    Kelly D

    Ck out DIZNELUVER’S WORLD ….www.dizneluversworld.com

  2. Katie M says:

    I think you who ever comes should partake in a dole whip eating contest…and who ever gets a brainfreeze last wins!

  3. Jeremy says:

    A ride on the TTA. With the box.

  4. Justin says:

    This is so exciting! Happy anniversary!

  5. Since Lou obviously loves to drive with the box (in a rather dangerous way, I might add), he should take the box on the Tomorrowland Speedway!

    AND/OR… one last trip through Snow White’s Scary Adventures (assuming it’s still there by the 11th).

  6. Kelly (Beck) Zanauskas says:

    Who’s the leader of The Box that’s made for you and me?
    L-o-u!! L-o-u! It’s our buddy Lou!!
    We love Lou…. We love Lou…. we l-o-v-e everything you do!!!!!!
    Come along, and join the fun with all the family!!!
    Its been 5 years, so let’s give cheers!!

  7. Kathy Kelly says:

    Happy Anniversary, WDW Radio! I literally can’t wait for the Anniversary Show ~ KathyRN137

  8. Michael Campe says:

    I like the Box People ride on the TTA

  9. Linda Raymond says:

    Sounds like a fun time,,,cant wait to watch ya go through what THE PEOPLE In the BOX ask!!!
    I had the pleasure of meeting Lou during his 40 hours when DISNEY World celebrated its 40th year,,, a WONDERFUL guy,,
    Thanks for all you do LOU and HAPPY number FIVE!!!! there will be many many more for sure~~~~

  10. Candra says:

    Happy Anniversary WDWRadio!!! What an amazing 5 years! Cheers to many more!

  11. Norman says:

    Happy Anniversary Lou! I’ve been getting Disney Magic from you even before you moved to Flordia. I’ve been there since almost day one. Retired now and moving to Orlando this year, so maybe I’ll get a chance to meet you! Thanks for bringing the Disney Magic to us each week and weekly newcasts keep us up to date.
    Happy Anniversary

  12. JohnO says:

    Happy 5th Anniversary WDWRadio!!!!!!!!

  13. Jamie says:

    Happy 5th anniversary WDW Radio!! I am proud to call this my Disney family!!

  14. Ron Thompson says:

    Happy Anniversary Lou !!! And many, many more ! My suggestion for what to do is to have lunch with Beci on a trashcan…jk. How about having Lou and Beci pick their favorite MK treats, (like at DHS between carrot cake cookie and butterfinger cupcake) and have a vote off by the box people.

  15. Ana Kurland says:

    I want to be there!! I’m an older fan, from the WDW Trivia days.

  16. juan Vaca says:

    How about a cake with the box logo.

  17. Kurt_Illinois says:

    Happy Anniversary Lou! How about 40 hour show video? Like maybe a couple clips from Mr. Lou’s Wild Ride? Or everyone’s favorite: PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ!

  18. Melissa Sue says:

    Wow! This is fabulous! Happy fifth birthday, WDW Radio! And thank you for all of the memories … and the great opportunity to win awesome prizes.

  19. JJ says:

    Lou’s got to take us on a TTA Peoplemover ride..yes, 5 TIMES!! Or more 🙂

    How about a Jungle Cruise? And a roundtrip ride on the WDW Railroad!

    And we have to watch Wishes!

    Can’t wait!!

  20. Kelly D < :) says:

    Did the Anniversary Pin sell out…i went to the store via the link above and didnt see the opportunity to buy any where 🙁

  21. Tony Cagg says:


    Click the link and go to WDW Radio Logo Items, the pin is for sale there.


    Hope that helps,


  22. UKDisneyAddict says:

    Happy 5th Anniversary!

    I am sad that I can’t enter the contest, however meeting Lou earlier this month makes me feel like a winner!!!!

    See you all back in the box on 11th February – I can’t wait!

  23. Kerry says:

    top 5 Episodes is so hard!

    1. Top 10 Queues
    2. Hollywood Studios with Jim Korkis
    3. Top 10 Holiday moments in WDW
    4. Top 10 ride vehicles
    5. Walt Disney- One Man’s Dream with JK

  24. Stuart says:

    Hi Lou,

    Congratulations on 5 years of WDW Radio!

    When I think of all the wonderful people in the Disney community you are the first one that always comes to mind. Many of us once felt like strangers unaware there are thousands of people out there who share a passion for Disney and you have been able to bring us all together to form a bond of friendship and become a family.

    Whether you realize it or not there is something about you that brings out the best in people and I think that is a testament to your kindness and generosity.

    Once again, congratulations and many, many more years of success!


  25. Happy Anniversary Lou, wish I was there in Fl. with you. Keep doing what you do 😉

  26. Happy 5th anniversary Lou and WDW Radio!! You have done an amazing job the past 5 years and I look forward to the next 5!