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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 52 - Twenty Questions

9/18/2019
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Welcome to Episode 52 of the RetroWDW Podcast: "Twenty Questions" - We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows and also look into Twin Pines Chalet! Corrections / Notes some of our previous episodes#2 Amongst the Plexiglass Trees – The Contemporary#39 – Preview Center and Hotel Plaza Boulevard#38 – Communicore East#42 – Communicore West) Horizons Choose Your Own EndingWatch the Video here.Listener...

Duration:01:38:58

Ep 51 - Horizons Part III - The Legacy

8/1/2019
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Welcome to Episode 51 of the RetroWDW Podcast: "Horizons - Part 3: The Legacy" - We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows. Listen to Horizons Part 1 - The Prologue Listen to Horizons Part 2 - The Promise Corrections @Futureport@DisneyFiedAshListener Mail The mail bag is full and we love that! Every month, you can possibly get on the show, so be sure to write us! Widen Your World articleThank you...

Duration:02:14:29

Ep 50 - Horizons Part II - The Promise

6/12/2019
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Corrections Read the Horizons Book by Norman Bel Geddes via Archives.org Listener Mail The mail bag is full and we love that! Every month, you can possibly get on the show, so be sure to write us! who it was actually named after and whyare herehere 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. Questions, Comments & Concerns We love feedback and hearing your...

Duration:03:13:41

Ep 49.5 - RetroMagic Event Details and Tickets!

5/12/2019
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The Lake Buena Vista Historical Society cordially invites you to our 5th Anniversary Celebration: Tickets Tickets will go on sale May 18th at 1pm EST at this link: Event Details EPCOT Forever VIP Reception and Viewing* (Saturday October 12th) RetroMagic Celebration and Luncheon (Sunday October 13th) – RetroMagic VIPs Disney Legend Disney Legend Disney Legend Disney Legend Disney Imagineer Disney Imagineer RetroMagic Highlights The event schedule will be published in plenty of...

Duration:00:31:28

Ep 49 - Horizons Part I - The Prologue

4/30/2019
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Welcome to Episode 49 of the RetroWDW Podcast: “Horizons – Part 1: The Prologue” – We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows. For this episode, one of our top donors Ted Linhart got to sit in because of his generous donation and also because of his amazing archive. Take a look at what he has going on, over at DisneyDocs.net – If you would be interested in joining us to get a behind the scenes listen, be...

Duration:01:52:13

Ep48.5 - A Chat with Jeff Blyth - Director of the Timekeeper Film

4/8/2019
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Welcome to Episode 48.5 of the RetroWDW Podcast: "A Chat With Jeff Blyth" - We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows. Main Topic A Chat With Jeff Blyth Jeff Blyth joins us on this bonus episode, which is a follow-up to Episode 48, which is all about The Timekeeper. Jeff has been a film director for many years, getting his start in Circlevision with the original China film at EPCOT Center. We take a...

Duration:02:05:28

Ep 48 - The Timekeeper

3/20/2019
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Welcome to Episode 48 of the RetroWDW Podcast: "The Timekeeper" - We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows. Tonight we have a special guest joining us, Anthony got to sit in because of his generous donation. If you would be interested in joining us to get a behind the scenes listen, be sure to check out our Donation Page. Thank you Anthony! Corrections Click Here to check this super quick view, don't...

Duration:01:49:18

Ep 47 - A Room Full of Fun - Arcades

2/21/2019
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Welcome to Episode 47 of the RetroWDW Podcast: "A Room Full Of Fun" - 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 Snow White's Scary AdventureSeven Dwarfs Mine TrainEric Boardman Disney Channel videoListener Mail Ving Room KeyThank 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:02:24:28

Ep 46 - Snow White's Adventure

1/24/2019
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Welcome to Episode 46 of the RetroWDW Podcast: "Snow White's Scary Adventures" - 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...

Duration:01:32:30

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 know...

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 beams...

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 in...

Duration:00:28:24