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Disney Legend Charles Ridgway Interview, New Disney Trivia Contest and more!

Hello and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host, Lou Mongello, and this is show #294 for the week of September 30, 2012.

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This past weekend we celebrated EPCOT Center’s 30th anniversary, and I once again want to share with you an interview with someone who knows the park and it’s history very well, as he was there far before it opened to the public. Disney Legend Charles Ridgway joins me to discuss not just the opening and early days of the park, but working closely with Walt Disney, his vision for EPCOT and how closely the current park may have followed his dream. We talk about the challenges, people, attractions, characters, executives and much more, as Charlie recounts stories that have never been shared before. We discuss how EPCOT has changed and evolved through the years, why we look to the past to gaze into the future and much more.

See how you did on last week’s Walt Disney World Trivia Question of the Week and answer this week’s challenge for your chance to win a Disney prize package.

I’ll then have some announcements at the end of the show. If you missed our live broadcast from Epcot’s 30th on October 1, you’ll definitely want to stay tuned to hear about what’s coming for (and to) you in 2013 and much more. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode of the WDW Radio Show.

Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week!

Information and Links from This Week’s Show

Purchase Charles Ridgway’s book, Spinning Disney’s World at

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Click here to see a list of upcoming events, experiences, meets and more in 2013!!!

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2 thoughts on “WDW Radio Show #294 – Disney Legend Charles Ridgway Interview”

  1. Fred A. says:

    This was an outstanding interview Lou. As I listened to can hear the excitement and enjoyment in his voice as he recalled those early days of the Walt and his team coming together to build out EPCOT. Alot of great insight on how it emerged and evolved. THANKS!

  2. Chuck Zitta says:

    That was a wonderful interview with Charles Ridgway. He seems like a a very positive/genuine person – as do all the other legends you have interviewed. Always enjoy listening to the Disney Legend interviews. Learn something new every time and the stories they share are amazing. Looks like I have yet again, another book to add to the list.

    Thanks again for another fantastic show, Lou!!!