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WDW Radio # 344 – Top Ten Things We’re Thankful for in Walt Disney World – December 1, 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 #344 for the week of December 1, 2013.

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

As we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States, it made me think about the many things and people in Disney that I’m thankful for, and thus this week’s segment was born. We will take a look at our Top Ten Things We Are Thankful for in Walt Disney World, not just one day a year, but every day.

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

Stay tuned as I’ll have some updates and announcements and more of your voicemails at the end of the show. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode of the WDW Radio Show.

– Lou Mongello

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11 thoughts on “Show # 344 – Top Ten Things We’re Thankful for in Walt Disney World – December 1, 2013”

  1. Stephen.S ( WDWGenius) says:

    Past and Future Memories that Walt Disney wanted us to create and cherish in his Parks

  2. Raena Dorsey says:

    I am so thankful for the inspiration to follow your dreams that Disney bestows upon us, and the opportunity that I have received to participate in the Disney College Program for the Spring 2014 semester!

  3. Rob says:

    The first thing that comes to mind: Improved coffee. It’s nice to have Starbucks, but I also noticed that instant coffee was gone from my resort! I’m sure there is something better, but for now, it’s coffee.

  4. CriesDuringWishes says:

    I am thankful for Magic Bands and I haven’t even used one yet!

  5. Becky Manion says:

    I am thankful for my parents who first took us to Walt Disney World all those years ago, and have since had numerous visits over the years.

  6. M Pickett says:

    Wow! All 3 of our kids aswered Mickey as their #1! Then the answers varied from Dole Whips to certain rides to all of the parks themselves! My son’s was the best; that we get to go to all of WDW! I’m so thankful that we have such an incredible place to go where my children can be innocent and imaginative and happy together as a family! I’m also thankful that we’ve been able to take our kids as much as we have!

  7. D.J. says:

    I am thankful for all the great memories with my parents, and now with my wife and kids. I am thankful for the same things mentioned in the show. I’m also thankful for the weird things that stir up old memories…like the “musty water” smell on Pirates or the “oil smell” on Big Thunder Mountain.

  8. Wayne Johnson says:

    I’m grateful that my country parents, though very uncomfortable with travel, took my sister and I to Walt Disney World in 1974. We rode in the back of a pickup with a topper and a mattress to lay on. Now I know they were as excited as we were. I’m also grateful that when I was young, animatronics were mind blowing. Now that my father is gone, and my mother is 77 we plan on taking the whole family again next year. Can’t wait.

  9. C. Booth (England) says:

    My Dad took me and my brother when I was 21 and he was 16, and again four years later, and I’m thankful because Disneyworld is the thing that me and my Dad share. We haven’t been for 4 years and it still is something we reminisce about every time we talk. So in short Disneyworld brought us closer together and I’m thankful for that.

  10. Shannon G. says:

    I stumbled onto your website last month and I’ve been working my way through your awesome podcasts! I really enjoyed this episode and wish I could have left a comment after it was aired. I thought I’d mention one at the top of my list since it wasn’t brought up. One of the things I am most thankful for at Disney World is music. I have two degrees in music and I can honestly say that listening to Disney music from Sleeping Beauty and Mary Poppins to Lion King while growing up really fostered my love for music and helped inspire me to go into music education. I’m always impressed when at Disney World or Disneyland (I’m a Disneyland Annual Passport holder)with the way music is used from atmospheric scores in rides like Haunted Mansion and groups like Voices of Liberty and Dapper Dans to parades and shows that bring in music from beloved films. Sometimes I look around during shows to see who else is singing along and it’s amazing….groups singing in other languages, kids, parents, grandparents…I even once observed a group of teenage boys singing along to Under the Sea and they had the words down! As a music teacher I love to see how music brings people together and in the Parks it absolutely adds to peoples’ memories (Festival of the Lion King, Lion Sleeps Tonight audience participation segmant = amazing!!). I’d be remiss if I didn’t also include how thankful I am for original compositions in the Parks. Songs like “Golden Dream” and “We Go On” bring me to tears every time I hear them.

    Maybe you’ve already done this but I’d love to hear a Top Ten Disney World Scores/Songs show! Since I also enjoy hearing about the history of the parks I’d love for it to be a two-parter with a list of past music and one of current 🙂

    Thank you so much for all the love and detail you and your guests pour into your show. It really helps me get through days at work when I’d much rather be in Disney World. I hope to be able to meet you sometime at a meet and greet in Florida (planning a trip with friends for January 2016) or at this year’s D23 Expo in August. Thanks again!

  11. Chuck Zitta says:

    “The Ep in Epcot”. Love it!

    What I’m thankful for at WDW (some of which may have been repeated in the show):

    1. Helping me forget the real world during my visit. A worry-free experience.

    2. The ever so kind cast members.

    3. The imagineers and their efforts for providing an experience that is second to none.

    4. The fabulous variety of food.

    5. The special events.

    6. Amazing resorts.

    7. The stories and positive detail, expressed through creativity, imagination and wonder.

    8. The friendships created.

    9. Never forgetting where it all started and what makes Disney, Disney. The classics.

    10. And most importantly, the man who started it all. Walt.

    Thanks yet again, for an awesome Top Ten show, Lou, Tim and (special guest) Scott!!!