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 […]

WDW Radio #567 – Top Ten Moments in Epcot History

By Lou Mongello
Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 Comments Off on WDW Radio #567 – Top Ten Moments in Epcot History

As we celebrate the past, present, and future of Epcot Center, the park’s anniversary is the perfect time to look back at some of the milestone moments in the park’s […]

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 #525 – Top Ten Things to Happen at Disney in the Past 10 Years

By Lou Mongello
Monday, July 9th, 2018 Comments Off on WDW Radio Show #525 – Top Ten Things to Happen at Disney in the Past 10 Years

In the mid-80’s, Michael Eisner ushered in the “Disney Decade”, which brought significant growth and change to Walt Disney World, as well as the Parks, Resorts, and company as a […]

Lou’s Inbox: Reading Up on Michael Eisner

By Zack Kaplan
Thursday, January 12th, 2017 3 Comments »

Lou’s email inbox is often full to overflowing with questions from listeners.  As such, he has enlisted the WDW Radio Blog writers to assist him in answering some of your questions. […]

WDW Radio Show #426 – The Disney Decade: Walt Disney World Wayback Machine

By Lou Mongello
Monday, November 23rd, 2015 7 Comments »

Join me as we travel back in time to discuss The Disney Decade, the brainchild of Michael Eisner, which transformed not just Walt Disney World, but lead to unprecedented expansion […]