/ Monday, October 29th, 2012

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Walt Disney in Walt Disney World

Hello and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host, Lou Mongello, and this is show #298 for the week of October 27, 2012.

This week, I invite you to join me on a quest through Walt Disney World, as we explore the details, stories, tributes and references layered throughout the parks to the man who truly started it all, as we look to Finding Walt… in Walt Disney World. It’s a fun journey that that will hopefully help you connect the dots between what you see and the meaning, and the man, behind it.

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9 thoughts on “WDW Radio # 298 – Finding Walt… in Walt Disney World”

  1. Sheila says:

    I love them all, but I think the statue of Mr. Disney and Mickey still just warms my heart everytime I see it. It just reminds me of all that is good in our world.
    I also love Roy’s and Minnie”s. The BEST supporting cast a friend could have!

  2. Paul Hoffman says:

    One Man’s Dream in DHS

  3. Noah Cory says:

    One Man Dream is my favorite. I love walking through it and watching the video at the end.

  4. That door for the casting agency on Main Street is very special to me, being a former CM. It really is all about the people and I love that 😀

  5. Mark Bond says:

    Probably my favorite reference to Walt in the parks is at The Magic Kingdom on Main Street USA, the Lamp that is left on in the room above the Fire Station. I always say goodnight and thank you to Walt when I leave the park.

  6. Mike Webster says:

    Yes it’s obvious but the Partners statue is for me the best tribute. He stands tall, yet looks kind. He’s pointing to the sky, the future and beyond and yet holds the hand of a very famous mouse which if nothing else is a tie to his past.

  7. Amanda says:

    How about the Disney family crest above the entrance to walk through the castle? That’s another nice nod to Walt and his family.

  8. Craig Hargrove says:

    My favorite is “Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress” attraction. I think it is important that this attraction stays in the park as a tributue to Walt who was always focused on progress and moving forward. You are always taken back when you enter by the old smell. I love it!

  9. Chuck Zitta says:

    Find it amazing that there are people out there that don’t know Walt Disney was a real person. Blows my mind.

    My favorite tribute of Walt in the parks would have to be Walt Disney’s One Man’s Dream. I could probably spend hours in that attraction, reading all to be read, studying all the scale models, and admiring everything else to be seen. It’s too bad it was removed from HWS, but I understand. Maybe some day Disney will toy with the notion of adding something similar to the attraction, on an even larger scale somewhere else on WDW property? Possibly a retro resort dedicated strictly to Walt himself? Could be stylized based on the mid to early 50’s – when Walt was in his prime? Just a wishful thought.

    On a smaller scale, the Partners statue and the Walt Disney bust in HWS are also tributes which I admire very much. Really enjoyed listening to this episode and learning more about the amazing man who started the magic.

    Thanks again, Lou and Jamie!!!