WDW Radio is the award-winning Disney podcast dedicated to celebrating the magic of Walt Disney World.

Hosted and produced by Disney expert, author, and speaker Lou Mongello, this family-friendly show covers Walt Disney World vacation planning, reviews, trivia, history, contests and features interviews with Disney Imagineers, executives, and celebrities such as Actress Dame Julie Andrews, Richard Sherman, Disney CEO Bob Iger, Iron Chef Cat Cora, Alan Menken, Don Hahn, Travel Channel Host Samantha Brown and more. The unofficial “Walt Disney World Information Station,” WDW Radio has been named Best Travel Podcast for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, and also features a blog, videos, LIVE broadcasts, a large community, and special events. The site is also home to Lou Mongello’s Walt Disney World Trivia Books, “102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World,” and Audio Guides to Walt Disney World, as well as the Dream Team Project, which helps grant the wishes children with serious illnesses to visit Walt Disney World through the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, and has raised more than $250,000.00 to date

About Lou

Lou Mongello was among the first to experience Walt Disney World in November, 1971. Today, he makes a career as a Disney author, host, publisher, historian, speaker and trusted Disney expert and creates unique content via a variety of multimedia outlets. A former attorney and owner of an IT consulting firm in New Jersey, Lou left the practice of law and company to move with his family to Florida, pursue his passion, and follow a dream of sharing his love for Disney with others.

A social media pioneer and influencer, Lou connects with his loyal audiences (he prefers “friends”) via a variety of online social networks, and also hosts monthly meet-ups in Walt Disney World and around the country. As one of the leading authorities on Disney, podcasting and new media, Lou is frequently interviewed by the media for expert perspective and analysis. He has been featured in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Boston.com, VentureBeat, Bloomberg Business, WPIX 11 TV New York, CBS 46 News Atlanta, Parenting Magazine, Readers’ Digest, Fodors, Robert Scoble and numerous others.

Lou has recently been named as one of the Top 40 Social Media Influencers, Top 100 Digital Marketing Experts, Top 50 Social Media Influencers of 2014 and Top 50 Social Media Experts.

Lou-Mongello-Headshot-2015Lou is a widely-recognized expert on Disney, and a featured speaker who shares with businesses, associations and schools the magic of Disney and/or the power of new/social media, entrepreneurship, storytelling, podcasting and more. Visit LouMongello.com to learn more or to book Lou to speak at your event or school, or contact Lou about private coaching and consulting.

Lou also shares some “Disney magic” into schools by bringing Disney into the classroom, and is a youth motivational speaker who presents a variety of engaging, thought-provoking, and entertaining assembly programs designed show students how to create an exciting future by following their dreams and passions.

To learn more about Lou and see how we can work together, please visit http://LouMongello.com

Featured On

  • USA Today
  • Yahoo! News
  • Fox News
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Associated Press
  • Fox 35
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Bloomberg Business Week
  • nmx
  • Reader's Digest
  • Southern Living
  • Parenting
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • Fodors
  • Portfolio.com
  • tbex
  • UPSTART Business Journal
  • Woman's World
  • Budget Travel


Note:   I am blessed and honored to be able to share my passion for Disney with you in so many ways! I am not an employee of the Disney Company, nor am I compensated in any way for any content that I produce. I pay (full price) for all of my tickets, hotels, meals and merchandise (other than when I am invited to an event, which I always fully disclose). I simply love this place and what it means to me, and enjoy being able to share my honest thoughts about the things that simply make us happy about visiting Walt Disney World and the other Disney parks. All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way. – Lou Mongello