/ Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

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Former Walt Disney Imagineer Darryl Pickett Interview

Hello and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host, Lou Mongello, and this is show #306 for the week of December 23, 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

This week I want to introduce you to person whose name you may not recognize, but whose work you undoubtedly have enjoyed. As a show writer for Walt Disney Imagineering, his work included many of the stories and details in the queue of the Jungle Cruise, Pecos Bill’s, One Man’s Dream, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Space Mountain, Pop Century, Pal Mickey, the Adventurers Club, the Disney Cruise Line and the Walt Disney World Railroad. I’m excited to share with you my conversation with storyteller Darryl Pickett. We’ll discuss his personal journey from dreamer to Cast Member to Imagineer, talk about his wide scope of work, offer guidance to future Imagineers, and much more.

I’ll have the answer to our last Walt Disney World Trivia Question of the Week, and 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.

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

– Lou Mongello

Information and Links from This Week’s Show

Visit Darryl Pickett’s site at odsmill.com and follows @FlippyShark on Twitter

Purchase The Secret Feast of Father Christmas from Amazon.com

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4 thoughts on “WDW Radio Show #306 – Dec. 23, 2012 – Former Imagineer Darryl Pickett”

  1. Bill Fox says:

    Any chance we can see the alternate script to The Great Movie ride he wrote? Sounds awesome!

  2. Wow! What a great show this was! I listened to it this past Saturday as I did my last long run in preparation for the WDW Marathon! Great Disney inspiration – cannot wait to hear Darryl’s voice over the WDW Railroad and look for those fun references in Space Mountain. Another EXCELLENT show 🙂

  3. Craig Hargrove says:

    Enjoyed the show, learned a lot. Can’t wait to point out some of these thing to my family during our next visit.

  4. Chuck Zitta says:

    To celebrate past Holiday Seasons, I would schedule a trip down to WDW during the week of Thanksgiving. The kids only had 2 days of school that week. So we would leave the Friday before Thanksgiving week and make it a 9 or 10 day stay. What we enjoy most about visiting this time of the year is you get to experience all the Christmas activities the parks have to offer, without the heavy Christmas crowds. And usually the weather is perfect as well. Last trip down, my mom and her husband even came over from Tampa to stay for 3 of the days. So, we had our own little Thanksgiving in the parks. Great memory.

    Thanks again for another terrific show, Lou!!!