The Love of the Mouse Podcast was founded by two artists who, you guessed it, love all things Disney!

From park news and rumors, to movie reviews, music, and everything in between; Matt and Gage share their Disney passion each and every episode to ensure that you experience the Love of the Mouse too!

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Disney Favorites:

Park: Magic Kingdom
Movie: The Lion King
Song: "Strangers Like Me" - Tarzan
Character: Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story

Matt Merlino

Matt is the host, creator, social media specialist, and technical guru behind the Love of the Mouse Podcast.

His first trip to Walt Disney World came in 2005, and in August 2018 Matt became a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder.

His passion for all things Disney began at a very young age, as his love for the movies and characters jumpstarted his career as an artist.

Now a professional graphic designer, Matt still dreams of one day working for the Walt Disney Company.

Twitter: @mmerlino13
Instagram: @mmerlino13



Disney Favorites:

Park: Magic Kingdom
Movie: The Lion King
Song: "Colors of the Wind" - Pocahontas
Character: Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland

Gage McCall

Gage is the co-host of the Love of the Mouse Podcast, and the show's Walt Disney World Insider

Much like Matt, Gage's Disney passion began at a very young age and was the focal point of his decision to become an artist.

Gage was accepted into the Disney College Program in January 2018 and worked as a greeter at Epcot until July 2018.

Twitter: @gage_mccall
Disney Instagram: @engaging_magic
Instagram: @gage_mccall




Disney Favorites:

Park: Animal Kingdom
Movie: Coco
Song: "I'm Still Here" - Treasure Planet
Character: Genie, Aladdin

Tori Flick

Tori is an occasional guest and photographer for the Love of the Mouse Podcast. She is also Matt's girlfriend.

Tori loves animals and the subtle details that go into everything that Disney creates - all the way down to the Mickey shaped pretzels.

Her first visit to the Disney Parks came in March 2017, when she visited Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom with Matt, and together they have returned to the parks two separate times - including conquering all four Disney World parks in one day.

Twitter: @Tkay_pengu
Instagram: @torikay13
Design Instagram: @toriflickdesign