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Lou Mongello

Hi, I’m Lou! I specialize in helping organizations leverage customer service strategies from Disney, and I love bringing unique and impactful “Disney magic” to events, companies, and schools.

Lou Mongello Speaker Disney Expert Podcaster

I’m a former attorney who left the practice of law to follow my passion for Disney.

I am a passionate keynote speaker, mentor, and host of WDW Radio, a podcast, live video, site, events, books, and tours dedicated to celebrating the magic of Walt Disney World, the Disney Parks, Disney Cruise Line, Marvel, and Star Wars.

In November 1971, I was among the first to experience Walt Disney World. Today, I make a career as a Disney author, publisher, host, speaker, and trusted Disney expert. This is my story.

In 2003, I was an attorney in New Jersey and set a personal challenge to write a book about my favorite subject: Walt Disney World. The book grew into a website, and in 2005, a podcast. As my hobby started to turn into a possible business, I knew if I wanted to make it happen, I had to go “all in” and take a huge leap of faith.

I left my practice, sold my house, and moved to Florida with my family to pursue and share my passion for all things Disney . . . and I’ve been doing it full-time ever since.

I am the host and producer of WDW Radio, which was named Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years, and is in the top 1% of podcasts worldwide. I am the author of 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World, two Walt Disney World Trivia Books, and the author and narrator of seven Audio Tours of Walt Disney World.

I took a risk to turn my dreams into a reality and now I teach others how to do the same.

Podcasting

As someone who began in podcasting and social media in their infancy, I connect with my loyal audiences (who are all friends, not “fans”) via a variety of online social networks, and I also host monthly meet-ups in Walt Disney World and around the country. As an authority on Disney, podcasting, and new media, I am frequently interviewed by the media for expert perspective and analysis. I have been featured in People Magazine, USA Today, CBS, FOX, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, the BBC, The Today Show, Bloomberg Business, Huffington Post, LIFE Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Readers’ Digest, VentureBeat, and others.

Keynotes for Businesses and Conferences

As a motivational speaker and widely-recognized expert on Disney, I’m eager to share the magic of Disney and the power of social media with businesses and associations. I also bring the “Disney magic” into schools by coming straight into the classroom or through entertaining assembly programs designed to show students how to create an exciting future by following their dreams and passions.
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The Dream Team Project

The Dream Team Project was founded by Lou Mongello for the purpose of granting the wishes of children with serious illnesses to visit Walt Disney World. A portion of the proceeds from merchandise sold on WDW Radio, personal donations made by Lou from the sales of his books & audio tours, donations from community members & friends, and proceeds from special fundraising events run by The Dream Team Project have made it possible to (so far) raise more than $550,000.00 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America!

I built my personal brand and business, positioning myself as an expert, not just on Disney, but on podcasting, live video, social and new media, community, and entrepreneurship. How can I help YOU?

– Lou Mongello

WDW Radio Disney Podcast

WDW Radio is Lou Mongello’s award-winning Disney podcast (named Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years and is in the top 10% of all podcasts worldwide), LIVE video, blog, community, books, tours, and events dedicated to celebrating the magic of Walt Disney World, the Disney Parks, Disney Cruise Line, Marvel, and Star Wars since 2004

You can find the show by visiting WDWRADIO.COM.

Books and Audio Tours

Lou is the author of multiple book on the Disney Parks, including The Disney Interviews, the Walt Disney World Trivia Books (Volumes 1 and 2), 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World, and 102 Things to Do at Walt Disney World At Least Once.

He is also the author and narrator of a series of audio walking tours of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. He takes you through the entire Magic Kingdom’s lands, attractions, shops and shows. Along the way, you will learn about the incredible details, secrets, history, fun facts, and overlooked experiences of each land, and discover fascinating bits of trivia.

Lou will tour you around the entire Magic Kingdom (past and present) with all 7 of his virtual audio walking tours: Main Street USA, Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, Tomrrowland and travel back in time to revisit Mickey’s Toontown Fair, all with the ambient sounds of the park in three-dimensional audio, and Lou as your guide!

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