Retro Disney World Podcast

14 - Christmas Around the World

December 21, 2015

joomplu:4003Welcome to Episode 14 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Christmas Around the World" - We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. This marks one year of podcasts, so thanks for sticking with us and supporting this fun endeavour. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows.

Corrections & Comments - How discusses the infamous WDW Globes that now go for big bucks on eBay. We learn about their original cost and also how they were sold at the resort gift shops. Some clever listeners sent us audio samples from the Country Bears, as they refer to their original sponsors during the show. This very cool revelation is also joined by Todd letting us know that Bisontennial Ben is still around. 

Main Topic - The long awaited Christmas Episode is finally here. Brian takes the wheel to steer us into a great holiday episode featuring stores about the original Candlelight Processional, celebrity guests, amazing retro audio samples and tons more. Brian tells us about the Main Street garland and of course the history of the various holiday parades. This topic is loaded with content that will really spark some Christmas memories from Walt Disney World. Be sure to let us know if you remember any of these special events or have a memory we might have missed.

Audio Rewind - Congratulations to our winner, Preston W., he guessed the Pirates of the Caribbean digging scene in the queue. Preston will get the autographed copy of The Progress City Primer. If you think you know the answer to the audio rewind this month, email us at for a chance to win the Main Street USA poster, styled like the ride vehicle poster. Send joomplu:1981your guesses by January 11, 2016 - All correct answers will also be entered into the drawing for our next BIG PRIZE, which is a huge prize pack slowly built over the course of 2016. The Prize Pot is building.....

We finally get to pick our winner for the reproduction Paul Hartley map, from - David Lambie. Thanks to all of our entries!

RetroWDW Merchandise - We thank you for your purchases and we'd like to let you know about some of our newest items, which includes a top secret Captain EO tribute design. These are RetroWDW original works of art, done by How. Super neat stuff that is only available for a limited time. Be sure to get your shirt, iPhone case, tote bag, pillow or coffee mug today:

joomplu:1320Listener Mail - We appreciate all your kind notes, emails and social media connections. This month we hit on the burning smell in Pirates of the Caribbean. Does it exist or is our listener remembering incorrectly? This same note mentions seeing Walt discussing the contemporary in an early film. None of us have heard of this, although we do discuss Walt's very own chest of drawers. Todd gets to address the filming isues in The Magic of Walt Disney World, and how they rehased old footage that used different film sizes. Finally, we discuss some info about the WDW Waterski Show. Keep the emails, tweets and pictures coming! Please contact us -

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. Our good friend Glenn Simpson gave us a call, among many others, sharing their holiday greetings and also some seasonal stories. Keep the calls coming!

We hope you have enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us Check back with us very soon for Episode 15.... Topic to be announced very soon!


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