I left my law practice and moved my family to Florida to pursue a dream of sharing my passion for Disney with others. This is my story.
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.
Beginning in 2003, Lou launched his first Disney web site, and had his first two Walt Disney World Trivia Bookspublished. Lou started podcasting in early 2005 and has been awarded Best Travel Podcast for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He has expanded his offerings to include a continuing series of Audio Guides to Walt Disney World, as well as videos, events, and live broadcasts for WDWRadio.com. In 2014, he wrote and published his“102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World” book in print and digital formats. He founded the Dream Team Project to help 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.
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, AOL.com, Parenting Magazine, Readers’ Digest, Fodors, Robert Scoble and numerous others.
Lou 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 social media. Click here to book Lou to speak at your event or school.
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. Click here to learn more.