Ep 32 - Riding on Sunshine - Universe of Energy

August 14, 2017

Welcome to Episode 32 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Riding on Sunshine" - 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

Lots of great feedback from our Mission to Mars episode. We discuss the subtle throwbacks that exist now in the parks and also answer some questions about the liftoff videos not being coastal exclusive. We also touch base on the placements of the different presidents in The Hall of Presidents. How discusses an original LP which has a layout built into the jacket.

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. For questions, comments and concerns, please write us - podcast@retrowdw.com.

Audio Rewind

Universe of EnergyOur audio rewind this month turned out to be The Universe of Energy! The winner is Jessica , winning some vintage WDW postcards!

If you think you know the answer to this month's audio rewind puzzler, email us! podcast@retrowdw.com - This month the winner will get a set of RetroWDW Pins and a WDW photo envelope.

Prize Pot

This year, we are going to do a new and exciting prize giveaway. The RetroWDW Podcast will have two prize pots this year; one summer, one winter.
We have moved onto Prize Pot #2! All prizes added to the pot will be given to one lucky winner this December.  Here is what we have so far:

  • Life Magazine - 1971 (Courtesy of David)
  • Look Magazine - 1971 (Courtesy of David)
     

All entries for the audio rewind go to winning the next prize pot.  Email us to enter: podcast@retrowdw.com

Main Topic

Universe of Energy

DAUj1BZXcAQcEMnA very timely main topic this month for our listeners. With the closing of The Universe of Energy this month, we felt it was time to take you back to the original attraction from EPCOT Center. We dive right into the opening concepts, how everything works and of course each show scene. The sheer size of this attraction and all the details will amaze you as ride along in the original attraction.

We do hit on some comparisons to the current and now closed version with Ellen and Bill Nye, but this episode focuses mainly on the original show that ran from 1982-1996. If you never had the chance to enjoy the original, this will take you right back to the 80s and 90s with firsthand accounts and experiences.  Learn about the film direction, editing process and even how the animatronics area has changed over the years.  This truly is a classic that signifies the original magic of EPCOT.  We think you're really going to enjoy this journey back in time to The Universe of Energy.

RetroWDW Merchandise

How is working hard to create an amazing Mission To Mars inspired piece of merchandise, so please check our store for this unique creation. How just keeps putting out these one of a kind designs that you cannot find anywhere else. Give How some feedback on your favorite design by tweeting at us, showing off your purchases. 

 Be sure to get your shirt, iPhone case, tote bag, pillow or coffee mug today: www.retrowdw.com/supportus

 

Listener Memories

Keep the calls coming, sharing your memories and giving us feedback. If you would like to call and leave us a message, please dial 978-71-RETRO. Keep the calls coming!

Tweet at us, send us a Facebook post or message, tag us on Instagram or send us your thoughts..We hope you have enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us podcast@retrodisneyworld.com.

 

Next Month

  • Join us next month when we explore some Retro Food. Vintage menu offerings, impressions and also extinct meals. If you have any 70s, 80s and early 90s menus, please send them our way in an email or tweet.
  • We will continue to share our plans for Epcot35 as we finalize details! Follow us everywhere for information!
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Ep 31.35 - RetroWDW EPCOT35 Event Details and Ticket Information

July 20, 2017

Join Todd and Brian for a quick episode where we discuss the details of our upcoming event at EPCOT Center on September 30th, 2017!

In November 2016 the RetroWDW podcast held a special event at WDW, specifically our Lake and Lagoon Tour was centered around DestinationD. We had limited spots and always wanted to do something that more of our listeners could attend. In conjunction with the official EPCOT35 events we decided to begin the research to plan our own event to coincide with the anniversary. We're now ready to tell you what you can expect on this very special evening and how to get tickets!

Full information on the event as well as Tickets (on sale Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 1pm EST) can be found at retrowdw.com/epcot35

We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each episode and we hope to see this September!

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Ep 31 - Mission to Mars

July 13, 2017

Welcome to Episode 31 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Mission To Mars" - 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

First off, we discuss Meredith Wilson appearing in some of the movies we viewed last month and also make some additional connections. 

Brian corrects his statements regarding Ray Bradbury in our last episode, which a number of listeners wrote in and let us know about.

Adventures in Master Planning #2Our 20k episode, we discuss an alternate narration. Plastic Seaweed let us know the original narration just came to light; it is on YouTube now, and was surprisingly recording by a blind park guest.

Mike Frank wrote us, loves the podcast, and wants Mr. Bowers to release "Tales of the Styrofoam Head". All of the various audio recordings How has done over the years is sitting in the archives, which could be released in the near future. For now, check out Kingdom of Memories for some already released audio.

For questions, comments and concerns, please write us - podcast@retrowdw.com.

Audio Rewind

Our audio rewind this month turned out to be Magic Journeys!

The winner is Mark Brent, winning the GAF Magic Kingdom guide full of great information. 

If you think you know the answer to this months audio rewind puzzler, email us! podcast@retrowdw.com - This month the winner will get a stack of vintage Disney postcards from the 1970s and 1980s. 

All entries due 7/24/2017 and a random winner will be selected. Even if you don't win, you will gain an entry into the Fall/Winter Prize Pot, being picked in December.

Prize Pot

This year, we are going to do a new and exciting prize giveaway. The RetroWDW Podcast will have two prize pots this year; one summer, one winter.

We have moved onto Prize Pot #2! All prizes added to the pot will be given to one lucky winner this December.  Here is what we have so far:

  • Life Magazine - 1971 (Courtesy of David)

All entries for the audio rewind go to winning the next prize pot.  Email us to enter: podcast@retrowdw.com

Main Topic

Mission To Mars

Mission to Mars Theater

We have quite the episode lined up for you this month, and it posts in conjunction with an amazingly rare film we acquired as well. You are in for a real treat as we discuss Flight to the Moon & Mission to Mars. How takes us through the entire history and also lets us know he absolutely hated this ride... Looking back, we hear about the unique things that are actually happening throughout both rides.

The origins of the show in Disneyland are discussed, which was titled Rocket to the Moon. TWA originally sponsored this, opening in 1955. The whole moon thing kind of lost excitement in Flight to the Moon, but before that, it did come to The Magic Kingdom. Mission to Mars came next, in 1975 and ran until 1981. We go into the various sponsorships of this attraction, all the way up to 1993. The first hand ride experiences given during this episode are absolutely amazing.

The Film

We will be releasing the Mission To Mars original film next week, so please check back for this amazing piece of history.

RetroWDW Merchandise

How is working hard to create an amazing Mission To Mars inspired piece of merchandise, so please check our store for this unique creation. How just keeps putting out these one of a kind designs that you cannot find anywhere else. Give How some feedback on your favorite design by tweeting at us, showing off your purchases. 

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Next Month

  • Join us next month when we take you to Journey Into Imagination at EPCOT Center. This is a highly requested topic and we know you are going to really enjoy it!
  • *Event Alert: Plan on joining us for Epcot35 in early October...More details to follow soon!
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Ep 30 - Prime Time Specials: Part I

June 5, 2017

Fuddy Duddy Strikes BackWelcome to Episode 30 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Prime Time Specials 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.

Corrections & Listener Mail

We start off discussing music from The Land; It seems to be all over the place and all flight based. Many songs are not connected to Disney and most have a connection to flight in some way.

Disney In Ohio writes us about the window above Casey's with a Chinese Restaurant. How discusses the origins of these windows and what it all means. The Main Street windows all have a great story, which we will continue to discuss in future episodes.

The Land - The Good Turn Menu - Front CoverMark wrote us about a menu, which is from The Land. He sent us some scans which led us to discuss Key West Pizza. We also talk about broiled BBQ Shrimp, The Landwich, and the huge favorite, Fresh Dolphin... Interesting menu and a great trip down memory lane. Thanks Mark!

Bill wanted to know about the record breaking tomato plant. Todd explains all the details, facts and figures on this amazing plant.

For questions, comments and concerns, please write us - podcast@retrowdw.com.

Audio Rewind

Last month, the audio rewind was kinda tricky.. How created this one for us and we had some good guesses. The Mickey Mania Parade is the correct answer though.

The winner is James Bolen, winning a set of RetroWDW Pins and some great ephemera. Great job James!

If you think you know the answer to this months audio rewind puzzler, email us! podcast@retrowdw.com - This month the winner will get a GAF Guide to Walt Disney World. A super cool vintage park guide donated by our friend David Eppen.

All entries due 6/20/2017 and a random winner will be selected. Even if you don't win, you will gain an entry into the Fall/Winter Prize Pot, being picked in December.

Prize Pot

This year, we are going to do a new and exciting prize giveaway. The RetroWDW Podcast will have two prize pots this year; one summer, one winter.

The first prize pot items are:

  • The Walt Disney at the World's Fair Four CD Set
  • followed by a NEW Official Disneyland/WDW LP Record from 1981
  • A Surprise For Mickey Mouse Little Golden Book from 1971
  • All Aboard: The Wonderful World of Walt Disney's Trains
  • and new this month, The WDW Pictorial Souvenir from 1977

This completes our first half prize pot, which is being given away this episode!

Our prize pot winner is Tammy Norman! Tammy wins everything above for the first half of the year prize pot.  Thank you everyone for playing, and congratulations Tammy!

All entries for the audio rewind go to winning the next prize pot.

Main Topic

The Contemporary Resort in the 1970sThis month, we discuss the multiple original WDW Primetime Specials that aired on TV.  We go through these in chronological order and Todd gets us going with the Magic Kingdom Grand Opening Special. 

 The Magic Kingdom Grand Opening Special

This show aired on October 29, 1971 on NBC. The host was Julie Andrews and included a number of stars to round it all out. A great disco version of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah is discussed as well as Bob Hope's standup in the Contemporary.

 The Opening of EPCOT Center

Brian hits us next with "The Opening of Epcot Center" - Danny Kaye is the main host of this special. This episode has tons of robots, Alan Shepard and even Drew Barrymore. Filled with great audio clips, you will get a great idea how this show goes. Brian lets us know that 50% of this show is Danny Kaye song/dance numbers with a little bit of stock EPCOT Center Footage. The ending of this show is one of the best parts to hear Brian describe, Danny Kaye is just an absolute mess!

The Disney-MGM Studios Grand Opening

JT brings us the two hour special on the Magical World of Disney, The Disney-MGM Studios Grand Opening. The cheese factor has been enhanced to the highest of level. This was a tough episode to sit through, but Michael Eisner kicks us off with Hollywood that never was. We go into the level of celebrity for this special and why they picked certain celebrities to be on the show. Some of the were safe bets and others were connected to the WDW company. Props, montages, and random celebrities are all over the place on this one.

The Muppets at Walt Disney World Special

The next and final special How discusses, is the Muppet's Special. Right after MGM Studios opened, the Muppet's were signed on to join. This special aired in May of 1990 and the reason was to introduce the Muppet's to the Disney family. Kermit is headed to a swamp which is located behind WDW and this also introduces Bean Bunny. All the characters are in this special; including a visit to EPCOT Center!

 

Related Episodes

Some of the related episodes include our MGM Studios Opening Day Retrospective, One Little Spark and The Anniversary Special is a good connecting episode too.

RetroWDW Merchandise

This month, we are bringing you a new Symbiosis shirt with original font! A second shirt is coming too, which is a tribute to Horizons, featuring the Pegasus logo. Stickers are now available on our store too, along with our "Now Is The Best Time" Clock. How just keeps putting out these one of a kind designs that you cannot find anywhere else. Give How some feedback on your favorite design by tweeting at us, showing off your purchases. 

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Next Month

- Join us next month when we take you back to Flight to the Moon and Mission to Mars! We also have a very special film to release from the attraction!

*Event Alert: Plan on joining us for Epcot35 in early October...More details to follow soon!

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Ep 29.35 - Planning for EPCOT 35

May 10, 2017

joomplu:1214Welcome to a special edition of the RetroWDW Podcast, Episode 29.35 "Planning for EPCOT35"!

In November 2016 the RetroWDW podcast held a special event at WDW, specifically our Lake and Lagoon Tour was centered around DestinationD. We had limited spots and always wanted to do something that more of our listeners could attend. With the recent announcements and ticket sales of official EPCOT35 events we decided to begin the research to plan our own event to coincide with the anniversary. We're working on putting together a special character meet and greet, a cocktail/dessert illuminations party and a special attraction ride to end the evening of September 30th, 2017

In this short episode we discuss the details of our plans and ask that if you are interested in attending to please fill out the survey at www.retrowdw.com/epcot35  so we can better gauge the party size and interest levels. If you have an suggestions, ideas or thoughts about the event please email us at podcast@retrodisneyworld.com

We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each episode and we hope to see this September!

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Ep 29 - Listen to the Land - The Land

May 4, 2017

joomplu:3833Welcome to Episode 29 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Listen To The Land" - 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 - Todd started us with some discussion on River Country being built on some granite.... We learn some more about listener theories on the water slides at River Country and what they were made of. Tom gives us some insight on the mysterious pyramids on the Spaceship Earth ride vehicles. Brian gives us some more information on the famous Mickey on Spaceship Earth commercial shoot. Finally, a listener wrote in to discuss some of the underwater effects on 20,000 Leagues.

The mailbag is opened up for this month! Lots of great stuff! We learn about the "River Country" song at the end of our last podcast and also some other WDW music from the 70s and 80s. Our resident EPCOT Center experts tell us all about meeting Figment & The Dreamfinder; so cool! Remember the old Skyway at The Magic Kingdom? We tell you about the old stations and where you can look for them now. Have you ever been curious about retro wait times? We discuss how long it took to get on famous attractions back in the early years of Disney World. Reese wrote us this month and asked about the how The Land changed... You can learn all about this in our main topic. For questions, comments and concerns, please write us - podcast@retrowdw.com

Audio Rewind - Last month, the audio rewind song was super hard! We go through some of the guesses, but if you guessed the strollers at The Magic Kingdom going over the bridge, you were correct! The winner is Ali Jurgens, winning a set of RetroWDW Pins and some other mystery pieces. Great job Ali! If you think you know the answer to this months audio rewind puzzler, email us! podcast@retrowdw.com - This month the winner will get a pack of RetroWDW Pins and a Nunis Wave Machine Shirt!  All entries due 5/22/2017 and a random winner will be selected. Even if you don't win, you will gain an entry into the NEW SUMMER PRIZE POT!

Prize Pot - This year, we are going to do a new and exciting prize giveaway. The RetroWDW Podcast will have two prize pots this year; one summer, one winter.  The first prize pot item is the Walt Disney at the World's Fair Four CD Set, followed by a NEW Official Disneyland/WDW LP Record from 1988, A Surprise For Mickey Mouse Little Golden Book from 1971 and new this month, All Aboard: The Wonderful World of Walt Disney's Trains.  All entries for the audio rewind go to winning the Summer Prize Pot. joomplu:704

Main Topic - This month, we discuss the EPCOT Center attraction, The Land. Brian takes us through the history of this original attraction and how it came to be. The original sponsor was a logging comapny called Georgia Pacific. Tony Baxter was originally in charge of this, before the theme was changed. We look at the ride, different areas and even Symbiosis. Kraft took over as sponsor, Claude & Rolly took over and gained this new sponsor. The attraction has changed over the years and even had a live narrator up until a few years back. Follow us back through the history, wall carpet and vintage music as we take you back to the early years of The Land. Enjoy!

RetroWDW Merchandise - This month, we are bringing you a new Symbiosis shirt with original font! A second shirt is coming too, which is a tribute to Horizons, featuring the Pegasus logo. Stickers are now available on our store too, along with our "Now Is The Best Time" Clock. How just keeps putting out these one of a kind designs that you cannot find anywhere else. Give How some feedback on your favorite design by tweeting at us, showing off your purchases. As always, we appreciate your support and love seeing you out there sporting your RetroWDW gear! Be sure to get your shirt, iPhone case, tote bag, pillow or coffee mug- www.retrodisneyworld.com/supportus

Listener Memories - Keep the calls coming, sharing your memories and giving us feedback. If you would like to call and leave us a message, please dial 978-71-RETRO. Keep the calls coming!

- Join us next month for a look at the old television specials about WDW -

*Event Alert: Plan on joining us for Epcot35 in late October...More details to follow soon!

Tweet at us, send us a Facebook post or message, tag us on Instagram or email us your thoughts..We hope you have enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us podcast@retrodisneyworld.com

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Ep 28 - Whoop ‘N Holler: River Country

April 2, 2017

joomplu:3128Welcome to Episode 28 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Whoop-N-Holler" - 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 - Todd started us with some corrections on the Spaceship Earth episode. First, the music you hear is not called "Space", instead it is an instrumental section of Tomorrow's Child. Another listener mentioned Michelangelo and which hand he is, How chimes in to tell us he is left handed...The triangle boxes between the SSE cars were discussed during the episode. Former cast members informed us they did not know, so we discuss some of the more popular theories. This is going to start a new series on the show called - "How Did It Work". 

The mailbag this month was crazy full. Brian goes into great detail about how Mickey stood on top of Spaceship Earth, involving a rope and high winds. Next up, we discuss an email we received about the lack of children in the parks when you view some of our older films. Finally, @FancyRobotCouch asks us why Mission To Mars closed... We go into some various reasons and also discuss an incredibly rare piece of film we just acquired. For questions, comments and concerns, please write us - podcast@retrowdw.com

Audio Rewind - Last month, the audio rewind song was Impressions de France: Opening Theme, if you guessed that, you were correct! The winner is Stephanie Haddon, winning a set of RetroWDW Pins. Brian is also adding a souvenir photo set from the 1964-65 Worlds Fair; this was given out at the 2014 Destination D. Great job Stephanie! If you think you know the answer to this months audio rewind puzzler, email us! podcast@retrowdw.com - This month the winner will get a pack of RetroWDW Pins and random brochures!  All entries due 4/30/2017 and a random winner will be selected. Even if you don't win, you will gain an entry into the NEW SUMMER PRIZE POT!joomplu:1568

Prize Pot - This year, we are going to do a new and exciting prize giveaway. The RetroWDW Podcast will have two prize pots this year; one summer, one winter.  The first prize pot item is the Walt Disney at the World's Fair Four CD Set, followed by a NEW Official Disneyland/WDW LP Record from 1988 and new this month is A Surprise For Mickey Mouse Little Golden Book from 1971.  All entries for the audio rewind go to winning the Summer Prize Pot.

Main Topic - This month, we discuss the old swimmin' hole: River Country. The original themed water park from 1976 is discussed in detail, taking you back with Birnbaum quotes and original guest testimony. If you didn't get to visit this 5 acre park, you are in luck because we walk through each experience and attraction. We even managed to lock down some original cast members who worked the park and their interviews are included in this episode. Take a trip back with us and relive River Country in the glory days. After you finish the episode, take a trip over to our YouTube Channel and watch one of our restored movies from when the park was fully operational.  Enjoy!

joomplu:3132RetroWDW Merchandise - This month, we are bringing you two River Country designs in honor of our Podcast. How just keeps putting out these one of a kind designs that you cannot find anywhere else. Give How some feedback on your favorite design by tweeting at us, showing off your purchases. As always, we appreciate your support and love seeing you out there sporting your RetroWDW gear! Be sure to get your shirt, iPhone case, tote bag, pillow or coffee mug- www.retrodisneyworld.com/supportus

Listener Memories - Keep the calls coming, sharing your memories and giving us feedback. If you would like to call and leave us a message, please dial 978-71-RETRO. Keep the calls coming!

- Join us next month for a trip on Listen To The Land -

*Event Alert: Plan on joining us, later this year for an upcoming and amazing fan event! Details to come....*

Tweet at us, send us a Facebook post or message, tag us on Instagram or email us your thoughts..We hope you have enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us podcast@retrodisneyworld.com

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Ep 27 - Tomorrow’s Child - Spaceship Earth

March 6, 2017

joomplu:688Welcome to Episode 27 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Tomorrow's Child" - 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 - Candler wrote us regarding the old photos of the 20k subs in Florida. He corrected us, saying they were in Plant City. @CoderBrad asked us about the origins of the five legged goat on the Contemporary mural, How informs us on every detail possible regarding this. Reese is curious about a 20k scuba diving outfit, which ended up at The Living Seas & The Seas With Nemo. Brian helps us figure out this one, but let us know if you recall this piece. Rob from Las Vegas remembers a gold coin from Pirates, that had the date stamped on it. We go into great detail letting him know about this machine, what it did and finally how cool it was!  For questions, comments and concerns, please write us - podcast@retrowdw.com

Audio Rewind - Last month, the audio rewind song was JP and the Silver Stars, you were correct! The winner is Frank Schell, winning a set of RetroWDW Pins.  Great job Frank! If you think you know the answer to this months audio rewind puzzler, email us! podcast@retrowdw.com - This month the winner will get a pack of RetroWDW Pins!  All entries due 4/3/2017 and a winner will be selected. Even if you don't win, you will gain an entry into the NEW PRIZE POT!

Prize Pot - This year, we are going to do a new and exciting prize giveaway. The RetroWDW Podcast will have two prize pots this year; one summer, one winter.  The first prize pot item is the Walt Disney at the World's Fair Four CD Set. This month, we are having How add a mystery gift...The item will not be revealed, and this is the first time we are adding a mystery item to the pot. joomplu:1533

Main Topic - This month, we rejoin at the gates of EPCOT Center, to take a ride on Spaceship Earth. An opening day attraction that has changed a few times but lots of aspects remain the same. EPCOT was an amazing achievement and still is, so join us as we take you back to construction, opening day and the ride itself. Guided by the retro master himself, How goes into great detail taking you through the geodesic sphere. We also mention the Ray Bradbury script, which you can find here. 

RetroWDW Merchandise - This month, we are bringing you a Spaceship Earth design in honor of our Podcast. How just keeps putting out these one of a kind designs that you cannot find anywhere else. Give How some feedback on your favorite design by tweeting at us, showing off your purchases. As always, we appreciate your support and love seeing you out there sporting your RetroWDW gear! Be sure to get your shirt, iPhone case, tote bag, pillow or coffee mug- www.retrodisneyworld.com/supportus

Listener Memories - Keep the calls coming, sharing your memories and giving us feedback. If you would like to call and leave us a message, please dial 978-71-RETRO. Keep the calls coming!

-Join us next month for a trip to the Old Swimmin' Hole. We take you back to River Country, the first themed water park!-

Tweet at us, send us a Facebook post or message, tag us on Instagram or email us your thoughts..We hope you have enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us podcast@retrodisneyworld.com

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Ep 26 - Tiny Bubbles - 20k Leagues Under the Sea

January 25, 2017

joomplu:1641Welcome to Episode 26 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Tiny Bubbles" - 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 - First off, we have a real letter! Rob wrote us discussing history on the Golf Resort and some new facts we didn't cover. Next, a listener wrote in asking about updates to the utilidors. Cameron wrote us about the corrugated wall and how he found it. Joey was next, asking about our opening title music. We give you the history and also details on each section of the song. For questions, comments and concerns, please write us - podcast@retrowdw.com

Audio Rewind - We are back with a new audio puzzler. If you think you know the answer, email us! podcast@retrowdw.com - This month the winner will get a pack of RetroWDW Pins!  All entries due 2/12/2017 and a winner will be selected. Even if you don't win, you will gain an entry into the NEW PRIZE POT! 

Prize Pot - This year, we are going to do a new and exciting prize giveaway. The RetroWDW Podcast will have two prize pots this year; one summer, one winter.  The first prize pot item is the Walt Disney at the World's Fair CD Set. This is an amazing start to the Summer Prize Pot, so be sure to get your entries in.joomplu:1450

Main Topic - This month we take you back to the Magic Kingdom and onto the classic ride, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. How & Todd take us back to the 1950s, giving us a bit of history to begin. As we continue, you learn all about the subs, the ride, sounds and everything down to the smallest detail. This is one attraction where nearly all of us have some experience actually riding and loving. Gone but not forgotten, this ride never made it to "Classic Status" before it was too late. Our own How Bowers is one of the few people on earth to take the final ride around on the sub... Hope you enjoy going back with us to Fantasyland, before it was new and when you could ride with Captain Nemo.

RetroWDW Merchandise - How has given us an amazing design based on the Home of Future Living. This one is absolutely amazing and you can get it in shirt form and many other products. Give How some feedback on your favorite design by tweeting at us, showing your purchases. As always, we appreciate your support and love seeing you out there sporting your RetroWDW gear! Be sure to get your shirt, iPhone case, tote bag, pillow or coffee mug- www.retrodisneyworld.com/supportus

 

Film Restoration - Todd gives us all an update on our film projects coming soon.... Lots of goodies are being processed as we speak, so if you are one of our film buffs, it is time to get excited.....

Listener Memories - Keep the calls coming, sharing your memories and giving us feedback. If you would like to call and leave us a message, please dial 978-71-RETRO. Keep the calls coming!

-Join us next month for a grand and miraculous journey, as we take you to EPCOT Center and into Spaceship Earth-

Tweet at us, send us a Facebook post or message, tag us on Instagram or email us your thoughts..We hope you have enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us podcast@retrodisneyworld.com

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Ep 25 - Anniversary Special

December 14, 2016

joomplu:2597Welcome to Episode 25 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Anniversary Special" - We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows.

Comments & Corrections- To start this episode, we discuss things that scare us at WDW. Mike wrote in and said he used to be scared of Tick-Tock Croc on Peter Pan's Flight. Kate was scared of Body Wars due to her fear of shrinkage. Hipster Mickey wrote in telling us about being scared during the Studio Backlot Tour. Next up, Brian recaps his visit to the old Golf Resort. Currently, known as Shades of Green, Brian was able to worm his way over there and see what still exists. BJ Major sent us an Epcot Film which was absolutely amazing.

Listener Mail - We had lots of great letters sent in this month. Bernie wrote us to discuss character meet & greets and how it has changed over the years. Brian remembers a paper mache Pete's Dragon and also a walk-around dog from the Shaggy DA. For questions, comments and concerns, please write us - podcast@retrowdw.com

The Orange Bird Film - One of our holy grail films was released a few weeks back and we discuss as a group. The Orange Bird is back in amazing color and he even does a dance for you. We talk about the different types of bird head and give our opinions on which is best. Hope you enjoy the film and check back for more soon...we have lots of rare films that will be released very soon.

Main Topic - This episode is all about anniversaries, including our own! How starts us off with year one then quickly moving into the five year anniversary and tencennial. The fifth is when things got serious; this includes waterski shows, Boardwalk & Baseball and many other amazing events.  Who out there still has their "I'm a Winner" Visor? The Earforce One was another 15th anniversary special item along with the famous ticket system, giving almost every person who entered a prize. This included the Chevrolet Cavalier(one per day), pins, stickers, park tickets and of course the visor. The 15th was absolutely epic!

Prize Pot - Our year end prize is huge! Included are: An Orange Bird Yo-Yo from January, a brochure from The World of Motion given away in February, the March prize is a Golf Resort Mickey head logo golf bag tag, an Epcot Center salt and pepper shaker set, a Disney Glass Candy Dish, Tomorrowland Handbook, 1984 Disney News Magazine, The Walt Disney World Explorer CD Rom, expired Discovery Island Tickets, a Frontierland Viewmaster Slide, the WDW Tencenial Coin, a WDW Pocket Protector, and finally the RetroWDW Pin Collection.

Congratulations go out to Wes Hansen! He was randomly selected from over 600 entries to receive this years big prize! Congratulations Wes!!joomplu:1993

More Main Topic - How takes us back to the 20th anniversary! The infamous Castle Balloon was featured during this anniversary. How also got to see Michael Eisner, again... We also hear about 20 things that debuted for the 20th. Great walk down memory lane for this crazy annivesary. Brian discusses the Florida Legislatures Weekend and his amazing intvitation of the fold out Empress Lily. Brian takes us into the 25th, a topic that he has a huge amount of information on. This includes the two TV Specials, which includes Drew Carey eating a turkey leg. The unbelievable Castle Cake is discussed in great detail. So much mid/late 90s goodness with tons of highlights. If you still have your "Guest of Honor" pin, show your 25th anniversary pride - these things sure do bring back memories. Brian has a favorite shirt from this anniversary, showcasing the two castles. The how-to on this whole castle is super interesting. To round out the 25th, we bring on our buddy Matt to discuss to the road show, The Maigical Memories Tour.

RetroWDW Merchandise - Fantasy Pins are here! We have a great set of custom pins for sale now. Be sure to get your pins and add them to your collection as these are limited time and won't be around forever. Be sure to get your shirt, iPhone case, tote bag, pillow or coffee mug- www.retrodisneyworld.com/supportus

Listener Memories - Keep the calls coming, sharing your memories and giving us feedback. If you would like to call and leave us a message, please dial 978-71-RETRO. Keep the calls coming! 

Check back with us in January for  Episode 26 where we take you back to a time when you could journey under the sea...

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