WDW Radio #589 – The Disney-MGM Studio Backlot in Burbank That Never Was

By Lou Mongello
Monday, May 25th, 2020 Comments Off on WDW Radio #589 – The Disney-MGM Studio Backlot in Burbank That Never Was

This week, we will look at one of the most interesting, unique, yet obscure, unbuilt Disney Parks – The Disney-MGM Studios Backlot in Burbank. That’s right, in the mid-80’s officials […]

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 […]

Awarding Amazing Architecture: The WDW Radio Hall of Fame

By Daniel Mulka
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 Comments Off on Awarding Amazing Architecture: The WDW Radio Hall of Fame

February is the month that we honor one standout in the category of Architecture in Walt Disney World.  This is truly no easy feat. Well, neither is cramming the history […]

Video: Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World – WDW Radio LIVE NewsCast Oct. 16, 2013

By Lou Mongello
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 19 Comments »

WDW Radio LIVE  News Cast for October 16, 2013 Topics in this week’s Disney news include: – Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom —————- Thanks for watching! Be sure to tune […]

Disney From The Twenty-Something: Hidden Secrets of Walt Disney World II

By Caitlin Corsello
Monday, July 29th, 2013 4 Comments »

Back in March, I did a post featuring some of my favorite hidden secrets located throughout Walt Disney World. It had a great response, so I have been gathering up […]

The World that Never Was: Genesis Gardens of Animal Kingdom

By Lou Mongello
Monday, August 6th, 2012 2 Comments »

by Josh Taylor When Joe Rohde, executive designer and vice president at Walt Disney Imagineering, was put in charge of Walt Disney World’s newest theme park in the 1990s, he […]

WDW Radio Show #64 – Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s 10th Anniversary Recap, Interviews, Listener Email

By Lou Mongello
Sunday, April 27th, 2008 No Comments »

Disney’s Animal Kingdom 10th anniversary recap, Joe Rohde, Jane Goodall, Val Bunting and Jackie Ogden interviews, rededication ceremony, listener emails and more!