WDW Radio #584 – The History of Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Concept, Reality, and Opening Day: Part 2

By Lou Mongello
Monday, April 20th, 2020 Comments Off on WDW Radio #584 – The History of Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Concept, Reality, and Opening Day: Part 2

We continue with our detailed look at the history of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Opening Day on April 22, 1998. We’ll explore what the opening day looked like, from ceremonies […]

WDW Radio #583 – The History of Disney’s Animal Kingdom – From Concept to Reality, Part 1

By Lou Mongello
Monday, April 13th, 2020 Comments Off on WDW Radio #583 – The History of Disney’s Animal Kingdom – From Concept to Reality, Part 1

On April 22, 1998, Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened its gates and instantly established itself as something very different, and definitely “NAHTAZU.” More importantly, the park’s opening represented a continuation of […]

WDW Radio Show #556 – Finding Florida: Part 2 – Decisions, Deception, and Mystery

By Lou Mongello
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 Comments Off on WDW Radio Show #556 – Finding Florida: Part 2 – Decisions, Deception, and Mystery

We recently discussed Finding Florida: Why, When, and How Walt Disney World Came to Orlando on WDW Radio Show # 553, and his week, I’ll share part 2 of our […]

WDW Radio Show #531 – Wayback Machine: History of the Disney Institute

By Lou Mongello
Monday, August 20th, 2018 Comments Off on WDW Radio Show #531 – Wayback Machine: History of the Disney Institute

Did you know that at one time, Disney had planned to build not just a shopping village, but an entire residential community IN Walt Disney World? From townhouses to apartments, […]

WDW Radio Show #507 – Disney’s Old Key West Resort: Secrets, Stories, History, and Tips

By Lou Mongello
Sunday, January 28th, 2018 Comments Off on WDW Radio Show #507 – Disney’s Old Key West Resort: Secrets, Stories, History, and Tips

Join me LIVE from Disney’s Old Key West Resort, a resort that is unique among Disney properties, and holds the distinction of having many firsts in Walt Disney World history. […]

WDW Radio Show #501 – 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Walt Disney

By Lou Mongello
Monday, November 27th, 2017 Comments Off on WDW Radio Show #501 – 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Walt Disney

This week, we’re going to look at Walt Disney, the person, not the persona, as we explore some of the stories behind the storyteller with 10 Things You Didn’t Know […]

WDW Radio Show #495 – Lost Parades of Walt Disney World

By Lou Mongello
Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 Comments Off on WDW Radio Show #495 – Lost Parades of Walt Disney World

Enjoying the parades at the Disney parks is more than a way to just kill some time before your next meal. In fact, in many ways it’s a rite of […]

WDW Radio Show #483 – 10 Secrets You Never Knew About Disneyland

By Lou Mongello
Monday, May 22nd, 2017 Comments Off on WDW Radio Show #483 – 10 Secrets You Never Knew About Disneyland

Having just returned from speaking and a research trip to Disneyland, and with Disney’s D23 Expo coming up… and just because I love that park, this week, I want to […]