/ Monday, November 26th, 2012

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Disney Legend Al Konetzni, 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 #302 for the week of November 25, 2012.

I’m here to help you have the best possible Disney vacation experience, and bring you some Disney magic to to wherever you are with this podcast, videos, blog, live broadcasts, events, trivia books, CDs and more. You can find it all at WDWRadio.com

Part of what I hope to share with you on this show is not just Walt Disney World vacation planning tips, but some of the stories, secrets, history, details and people that make Disney what we have come to love and enjoy. So this week, I want to share with you a conversation I had with a someone who Walt Disney called an “Idea Man” – Disney Legend Al Konetzni. In his nearly 30 years with the company, he developed countless ideas for toys, clothing, stationery, greeting cards, jewelry and more, featuring beloved Disney characters, including the famous Pez Mickey and Mickey Mouse lunchbox. Al shares his personal journey, including working with Walt, and advice for those looking to become an artist for Disney.

I’ll have the answer to our last Walt Disney World Trivia Question of the Week, and pose a new challenge for your chance to win a Disney prize package.

I’ll then have some announcements 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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4 thoughts on “Show # 302 – November 25, 2012 – Disney Legend Al Konetzni”

  1. Bridget says:

    Snowglobes and figurines

  2. Stan Stinson says:

    My favorite Disney collectible is a Steamboat Willie wristwatch.

  3. Deloris Bradford says:

    My wonderful drawing by Al Konetzni of Mickey
    wishing my husband and I a happy anniversary.
    We also have 3 small lead toys of Mickey, Minnie and Pluto made by the Allen toy company in 1934

  4. Chuck Zitta says:

    Really enjoyed the interview with Al Konetzni. Especially the story he told about the night lights!

    Favorite Disney collectible would have to be the opaque white glass cup my mother bought me back in 1973 during our first (and so far only) visit to Disneyland. It has very simple detailing with Disneyland and my name in metallic gold paint on a a plain white glass cup. This is basically the holy grail of my, rather small, collection. It will always remind me of my first experience in a Disney park – where being a fascinated admirer of Disney all started for me. A memory I will never forget. Very special. Some day I plan to take my family back to where it all began for me. Disneyland.

    Thanks again for another fantastic interview, Lou!!!