Retro Disney World Podcast

Preview Episode - Pre-Opening Dreams

November 12, 2014

Welcome to the Preview Episode of the Retro Walt Disney World Podcast.  This is the very first, but not officially the first episode (get all that?) of a monthly podcast by your friends here at Retro Disney World.  We are going to maintain a consistent format that will last around an hour and you can look forward to new topics each month.

Introductions - Learn who we are and get a taste for how the show will be structured.

Main Topic - We quickly discuss the concept plans for WDW, including the original layouts, maps, land purchasing, resorts, Tomorrowland and more. Don't worry we will come back to all of this in a future episode!

Viewer Mail - From Andrew, we answer the question "Is Disney now creating life long Fans? Send your questions to

Audio Puzzler - If you think you know the answer to the audio puzzler, email us!  We will enter all correct answers into a drawing for retro prizes!

Film Restoration - Todd goes over the film restoration process at a high level, Kodak prices, and inside the psyche of visitors with cameras. What restorations are coming next and we list out the holy grails of movie footage we are looking for.

We hope you enjoyed this preview episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us

Once you are done listening, you can discuss the podcast and interact with the team and other listeners in this thread.

Be sure to check back with us on November 24th for the official Episode #1!


Until then, "Please stand clear of the doors..."


As announced in Episode 7 of the RetroWDW Podcast we have created some original artwork for t-shirts, stickers, pillows, iphone cases and more. Our first two designs are inspired by the Electrical Water Pageant and the World of Motion. Get into the 4th of july spirit with the "It's Fun to be Free" red white and blue tee or have your morning coffee in an Electrical Water Pageant mug...

All sales proceeds will go towards improving the equipment used to record the RetroWDW podcast!


Designs will be only available for a limited time order yours today before they are gone!