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Virtual Walking Tour of Frontierland – History, Secrets, Details, Stories and more! – June 2, 2013


Hello and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host, Lou Mongello, and this is show #325 for the week of June 2, 2013.

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This week, I invite you to join me on a virtual walking tour of one of my favorite lands in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom – Frontierland. Recorded live in the park, we’ll explore this young town and its history, both real and Imagineered. We’ll look at how it’s changed since 1971, extinct attractions, details, stories, secrets, fun facts, the Frontierland That Almost Was, and much more.

Stay tuned as I’ll some announcements and play your voicemails 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

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4 thoughts on “WDW Radio Show #325 – Virtual Tour of Frontierland – History, Secrets, Details & Stories – June 2, 2013”

  1. Paul M. says:

    Frontierland is THE best land in all of Magic Kingdom… No contest.

  2. Wayne Le Brocq says:

    a great podcast. like most of your listeners i am a huge disney fan. but even i found out stuuf from you cast that i didnt even know. the next time i go to WDW i will look at frontierland through different eyes

  3. Chris A says:

    I am working on catching up on your podcast at work and I just wanna say I love this podcast and I cannot wait to visit Walt Disney World again in late August this year 🙂

  4. Chuck Zitta says:

    The shootin’ arcade has to be one of my favorite attractions of Frontierland. It takes me back to being a young boy (but at Disneyland). I believe at that time, it had to be one of, if not the only interactive attraction? Grabbing one of those rifles and hitting the targets to make stuff move or lights go out was such a cool memory!

    I really wish the expansion, including the Western River Expedition dark ride Marc Davis had created would have come to fruition. That would have been incredible. Love the work he did for Disney. His characters are so entertaining and memorable! I know it’s on the shelf. Hope some day they (Disney) decide to pull it and add it in, somewhere, somehow. What I really like about it, is that it has no movie licensing ties, just like (originally) Pirates, the Mansion, even small world. To me, that’s what makes coming to the parks so special. Seeing things, experiencing things you can ONLY get by visiting the parks. Disney needs to maintain that sense of wonder. Can’t give it all away (IMO). Though I know, in this day and age, money seems to have a heavier influence on what is and what is not brought into the parks. And I understand this. Strike a balance between the heavily licensed attractions that are based on the newer movies (like Frozen and Toy Story), while also adding attractions that are built strictly for the sake of the Parks. Create curiosity. Create a sense of wonder. Give people something to discover. Like when we were kids :0)

    Thanks again for another fabulous show, Lou and Ryan. Thanks for the tour!!!