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A monthly trip back in time to Walt Disney World - From pre-opening to 1989; your four retro hosts discuss now closed, but not forgotten attractions, designs, architecture and more! Come experience the Vacation Kingdom of the World...the way it was...and the way it is in your memories!

A monthly trip back in time to Walt Disney World - From pre-opening to 1989; your four retro hosts discuss now closed, but not forgotten attractions, designs, architecture and more! Come experience the Vacation Kingdom of the World...the way it was...and the way it is in your memories!
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A monthly trip back in time to Walt Disney World - From pre-opening to 1989; your four retro hosts discuss now closed, but not forgotten attractions, designs, architecture and more! Come experience the Vacation Kingdom of the World...the way it was...and the way it is in your memories!

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Episodes

Ep 45 - Holiday Potluck

12/24/2018
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Welcome to Episode 45 of the RetroWDW Podcast: "Holiday Potluck" - We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows. Corrections Listener Mail Thank you for all the emails, tweets and comments you have sent our way. We try to respond to almost everything and do our best to pick unique questions for the show. [listenerfeedback] Map News For our latest event, we put together a really special giveaway....

Duration:01:39:16

Ep 44 - Mickey's Birthdayland

11/17/2018
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Welcome to Episode 44 of the RetroWDW Podcast: "Mickey's Birthdayland" - We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows. Corrections Chance of the lifetimeWho Wants To Be A MillionaireWe discussed this on Episode 4320k submarinesListener Mail Thank you for all the emails, tweets and comments you have sent our way. We try to respond to almost everything and do our best to pick unique questions for the...

Duration:01:32:45

Ep 43.75 - A Chat with Jim Sarno

10/29/2018
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We are still plugging along in the Episode 43 series, this time with 43.75. The crew welcomes Jim Sarno, an artist who has been all over the entertainment industry. Jim spent some time with The Muppets, Hannah-Barbera and beyond. He moved into the Disney realm, getting his first gig with MAPO, making body parts out of fiberglass. As you listen to this episode, you will hear Jim drop so many names of his former friends & colleagues, which is super interesting. Jim was moved away from MAPO...

Duration:01:08:35

RetroWDW Special Announcements

10/23/2018
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We interrupt your normal podcast, for a special edition of the podcast. This episode is filled with lots of news, updates and tour info; so here we go! click here! River CountryThe Lake Buena Vista Historical Society

Duration:00:35:15

Ep 43.5 - A Chat with Chris Debiec

10/16/2018
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Welcome to Episode 43.5! We are here tonight to chat with Chris Debiec, who plays a key role in the early days of Disney-MGM Studios. Todd, Brian & How are in attendance tonight and we start you off with some information about the upcoming Lake & Lagoon tour. Some information is also revealed about the gift for this upcoming event and also some key information if you would like to meet any of us. For more information, please visit here - Click Here At the moment, Chris is working on some...

Duration:00:57:19

Ep 43 - Game Shows at the Disney MGM Studios

9/25/2018
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Welcome to Episode 43 of the RetroWDW Podcast: "MGM-Studios Game Shows" - We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows. Listener Mail giant phone inside CommunicoreThank you for all the emails, tweets and comments you have sent our way. We try to respond to almost everything and do our best to pick unique questions for the show. Questions, Comments & Concerns We love feedback and hearing your...

Duration:01:26:45

Ep 42 - Communicore West

8/16/2018
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Corrections & Listener Mail Corrections pictures and tweetsListener Mail Thank you for all the emails, tweets and comments you have sent our way. We try to respond to almost everything and do our best to pick unique questions for the show. Audio Rewind Our audio rewind this month turned out to be The Adventureland Background Music! The winner is Rachel Dunlop, winning a copy of The EPCOT Explorers Encyclopedia. Great job and thanks for playing along to everybody! If you think you...

Duration:01:52:47

Ep 41.75 - Lake and Lagoon Tour: Discovery Edition

8/4/2018
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The Lake and Lagoon Tour is back! Our popular Lake and Lagoon Tour of 2016 is back, and this time we've got a bigger boat! Set sail on Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake in true retro style! After boarding a boat previously used for the Animal Kingdom Discovery River Cruise attraction your knowledgeable RetroWDW crew will take you to some of the famed but not forgotten sights and and landmarks including Roy's Cabin, Rile's Island, Polynesian Wave machine, the shoe tree, special monorail...

Duration:00:17:55

Ep 41.5 - A Chat with Chris Smith

7/25/2018
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Welcome to Episode 41.5 of the RetroWDW Podcast: "A Chat With Author Chris Smith" - We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows. A Chat With Author Chris Smith Chris comes to us as an author of two titles: The Walt Disney World That Never Was and his second book, The Backstories & Magical Secrets of Walt Disney World. We start off the episode with a little bit of history, all about Chris and his...

Duration:00:44:41

Ep 41 - Fort Wilderness Railroad

7/5/2018
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Welcome to Episode 41 of the RetroWDW Podcast: "Fort Wilderness Railroad" - We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows. Corrections & Listener Mail Corrections - We get started with the infamous Contemporary Resort third floor. We did a little more digging and found out from some listeners that this is where the fitness center is located, along with some other various offices. The ceiling is noted as...

Duration:01:41:09

Ep 40.5 - WDW Radio Loops Part I

6/12/2018
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Welcome to Episode 40.5 of the RetroWDW Podcast: "WDW Radio Loops Part I" - We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows. WDW Radio Stations A few episodes back we discussed the WDW Radio loop that played on the interstate highway system in Florida as you approached Walt Disney World. Wayne from Alabama sent us a copy of the 22 minute loop that he recorded while pulled over on the side of the road back...

Duration:00:28:24

Ep 40 - Skyway and Swan Boats

5/30/2018
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Corrections & Listener Mail Corrections First off, we got a note about The Dutch Inn, with the "Sleepy Bear" - he would greet you as you entered the hotel. Very neat little tip about that chain of hotels. Another listener wrote in about the Vistana resort and how they were the first timeshare you could get into. We got lots of great memories related to Hotel Plaza Boulevard. Eric Jacobson wrote in about an article from 1985, regarding the EPCOT Center Polls. We go through some of the...

Duration:01:48:42

Ep 39.5 - Premier of You'll Find me on Main Street

5/7/2018
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This is one of our periodic mini-episodes featuring an interview with a supporter of the show who has an interesting story to tell to our listeners. Tammy Tuckey is an actress, singer, writer, director and Emmy Award winning filmmaker who has hosted her own podcast since she was 14 years old. Her “Tiara Talk Show” can be found on YouTube and iTunes and features occasional interviews with men and women behind some of our favorite Walt Disney World shows and attractions. Back in November...

Duration:00:53:10

Ep 39 - Hotel Plaza Boulevard

4/23/2018
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Corrections Wayne in Alabama writes in about Walt Disney World / AAA Rest Area. We discuss this in a little more detail and also some billboards along the way. Wayne had an amazing techno tip from back in the day on how he recorded the WDW radio loop. This comment led us into a little bit of retro tech discussion. We also heard from some listeners regarding the touch screens from Communicore. Todd & How take us into how they worked and how they differ compared to current...

Duration:01:37:45

Ep 38 - Communicore East

3/20/2018
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Welcome to Episode 38 of the RetroWDW Podcast: "Communicore East" - We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows. Corrections & Listener Mail Corrections Last month, we had the Polynesian series of episodes. Joe wrote in and gave us some recent luau info about what currently happens in the show. We're still searching for info about the puppets and various character appearances. Listener Mail Eric...

Duration:01:55:43

Ep 37.5 - Working the Waves

3/13/2018
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A few months back we had the privilege of talking to Bill Tyson, Pat O'Neil, and Chuck Breibart about their time at Walt Disney World specifically around the Polynesian Resort, the wave machine, and their participation in the Mike Douglas show in February 1976. Come explore the real reason the Wave Machine failed and how it eventually materialized into what we now know as Typhoon Lagoon! Find out how both machines worked and take a listen as Nunis attempts to make a grand entrance! Chuck...

Duration:01:01:25

Ep 37 - Polynesian Dreams Part II

2/14/2018
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Welcome to Episode 37 of the RetroWDW Podcast: "Polynesian Dreams - Part II" - We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows including the first part of this podcast: Retro WDW Podcast: Polynesian Dreams - Part I. Corrections & Listener Mail Corrections After some introductions, trip updates and welcomes, we get started with some corrections. How offers up a minor correction on his pronunciation of...

Duration:01:43:02

Ep 36 - Polynesian Dreams Part I

1/10/2018
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Corrections Japan Concept ArtBrian mentioned a song last month, from the holiday special. We found out the correct song title and reveal we were about 85% correct regarding 1970s theater. Big thanks for all the messages regarding how odd this special was; we are relieved that we aren't the only ones disturbed by this special. How uncovered some information regarding the Japan pavilion, thanks to Ted Linhart. How discusses a "Meet The World" attraction and how it was uncovered in a long,...

Duration:01:19:40

Ep 35 - Christmas Around the World Part II

12/11/2017
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Welcome to Episode 35 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Christmas Around The World - Part II" - We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows. Corrections & Listener Mail As always, we start off with corrections and listener mail. This month we had some really fun notes, letters, cards and messages. We start off the show with some amazingly comical stories from Dreamflight. In 1991, listener Brian had a...

Duration:01:31:40

Ep 34.5 - You Can Find me on Main Street

11/21/2017
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This is one of our periodic mini-episodes featuring an interview with a supporter of the show who has an interesting story to tell to our listeners. Tammy Tuckey is an actress, singer, writer, director and Emmy Award winning filmmaker who has hosted her own podcast since she was 14 years old. Her “Tiara Talk Show” can be found on YouTube and iTunes and features occasional interviews with men and women behind some of our favorite Walt Disney World shows and attractions. We talk to Tammy...

Duration:00:49:31