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WDW Radio Show #108 – Walt Disney World from a Military Perspective

Disney news, Disney World Moms Panel, WDW from a Military perspective, new Contest, Announcement and more!

Hello and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host, Lou Mongello and this is show #108 for the week of March 1, 2009.

News from Walt Disney World starts off this week’s show, as we talk about how you can check in online before you arrive at your Disney resort, fun sporting events taking place this month, and a great way to spend an evening at the Flower Power Concert Series as part of Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival.

I am happy to be joined this week on a roundtable discussion by some of the greatest moms around, for they are some of the members of the 2009 Disney Moms Panel. This group of real-world moms (and a dad) offer advice to Guests traveling to Walt Disney World through an interactive Q&A site at DisneyWorldMoms.com. The moms join me to talk about the experience, some tips, some interesting questions they’ve received and lots more. It’s a fun conversation with some people who share our passion and get to help others with their questions.

I talk all the time about how Disney World is for everyone and how accommodating they are to so many people. What many don’t realize is that Disney also helps to recognize and help those people who serve the United States through military and uniformed service. Through a variety of programs, offerings and daily ceremonies, Disney makes it easy and affordable for military families to enjoy all that Walt Disney World has to offer. Staff Sergeant Mitch Brannen joins me to talk about the military’s private resort on property, discounts and benefits for the military and their families, as well as an often-overlooked, yet wonderful daily ceremony in the parks that every Guest should enjoy.

I’ll announce the winner of last week’s Walt Disney World trivia contest and give you the answer to the questions, and give you another opportunity this week to test your knowledge for a chance to win a prize package.

For some time now, I’ve been telling you that I’ve been working on a number of things for the show and site, and it’s time for me to let you in on what’s been going on backstage at WDW Radio, and what’s coming in the future. And just when you think I’ve told you everything, I’ve saved one of the biggest and special surprises for last.

Stay tuned to the end of the show for some more announcements as well as some of your great voicemails, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode of the WDW Radio Show.


Atlanta Braves at Disney’s Wide World of Sports – Individual game tickets are available through Ticketmaster (online at ticketmaster.com or by calling 407/839-3900) and at the Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex box office. Information about group tickets and mini-packs is available by calling 407/939-GAME (4263) and online at disneysports.com.

Disney’s Princess Half Marathon – disneyprincesshalfmarathon.com

Annual meeting of shareholders of The Walt Disney Company including comments by management will be available live via audio webcast at www.disney.com/investors beginning at 1:00 p.m. EDT on March 10, 2009.

Want to enjoy music from the 1960s and 1970s during Epcot’s Flower Power Concert Series visit DisneyWorld.com

Star Wars big figs revealed!

Disney World Moms Panel

Shades of Green Resort


Thanks to everyone who came by and joined us for March’s

WDW Radio Show Meet of the Month!


We will be gathering in Epcot’s Future World in the outdoor covered seating area of the Electric Umbrella restaurant facing the Innoventions Plaza fountain.

The meet will be an informal gathering of listeners, readers, forum members, etc., It will be an opportunity for us to get together, chat, maybe play a game/contest, ride an attraction, grab something to eat (of course) – whatever!

We’ll be starting at 2:00 p.m., but if you’re late, that’s OK! Come by and say hi! Afterward, who knows? Maybe we’ll wander World Showcase and take in the Flower & Garden festival!

When: [2:00] PM – Saturday, March 21, 2009

Where: LOCATION CHANGE! – We will now be gathering in Epcot’s World Showcase in France, near the bridge heading towards the UK.


No RSVP necessary, but if you’d like to let us know you’re coming, please post a reply here or on the EVENT page in Facebook
Hope to see you there!!!