Ep 19 - The Deluge: The Living Seas

May 23, 2016

joomplu:4092Welcome to Episode 19 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "The Deluge" - 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 - How addresses the Haunted Mansion bullet holes, Todd reads notes from an old family vacation related to a restored film which also includes some more information about the reuction in size of the Grand Prix Raceway.

Listener Mail - This month we received a ton of mail! Mike Forrester sent us a rare picture from his time on an evening cocktail cruise from the contemporary. We also heard from Aaron Davis and a great story about potentially having Michael Jackson, the king of pop, serve him a Mickey ice cream bar. Finally, we locked down some blue mayonaise photographs from our friends at Wedway Radio. Please contact us with your questions, comments and concerns; we love hearing from you - podcast@retrodisneyworld.com

RetroWDW Merchandise - To coordinate with our main topic this month, How has designed some "Water Elevator" themed items. These capture the spirit of the world famous Hydrolator portion of the attraction. 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: www.retrodisneyworld.com/supportus

Audio Rewind - Huge number of correct responses this month. Congratulations to our winner, Brian Blake, he guessed "Another Part Of Me" - one of the songs that played in Captain EO, during the exit. Brian won the Pirates of the Caribbean glass mug. If you think you know the answer to the audio rewind this month, email us at podcast@retrodisneyworld.com for a chance to win the joomplu:3548plastic mug set. Send your guesses by June 13, 2016 - All 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.....

Prize Pot Items - As you may have heard, our year end prize this year will include a different prize from every month. So far, we have 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 and new this month; a copy of the Tomorrowland Handbook. The pot will continue to grow each month with new and exciting prizes! To win the prize pot in December, just answer any audio rewind question each month for one entry.

Main Topic - For this month, we take you back to Epcot Center. It's been awhile since our last stop in Future World, so we thought it was time to discuss The Living Seas. We learn about some of the early origins and history of the sponsorship. The pre-show is discussed along with the famous Hydrolators. Throughout the show, we discuss what has changed joomplu:2787and what has stuck around in the new version of the attraction. Finally, we look all around the exhibits and attractions after you exit your Seacab.  Hope you enjoy the trip back to Seabase Alpha!

The RetroWDW Event - November 19-20, D23 will be hosting an event at Walt Disney World. Our posse is planning an event that weekend where you can interact with us, look at some vintage WDW artifacts, host a guest and even record a live podcast. This is all in the planning stages and we will be ironing out the details over the coming months. Stay tuned for more info and please contact us if you would be interested in attending.

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!

We hope you have enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us podcast@retrodisneyworld.com. Check back with us very soon for Episode 20...... Tweet at us, send us a Facebook post or message, tag us on Instagram or email us your thoughts... Thank you!


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Ep 18.5 - RetroWDW is a guest on the George & Tony Entertainment Show

May 16, 2016

We've got something special for our listeners! Todd & Brian were recent guests on the George and Tony Entertainment show where we go through the history of RetroDisneyWorld.com, the podcast, our films and more! Our listeners will love the detail, background and some unknown facts about our show!

Be sure to give George and Tony a listen at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/george-tony-entertainment/id886806400?mt=2

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us podcast@retrodisneyworld.com. Check back with us very soon for Episode 19, where we take you back to Epcot Center...but you the listener can help us decide what pavilion to explore. Tweet at us, send us a Facebook post or message, tag us on Instagram or email us your thoughts... Thank you!

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Ep 18 - Nowhere in Particular: Mr Toad’s Wild Ride

April 18, 2016

joomplu:1499Welcome to Episode 18 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Nowhere in Particular" - We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows.

Dedication - Since our last episode was released Todd's Mother passed away...he offers up a short little story and a dedicates this episode to his mom [Photo Right, Todd and his Mom in 1980]

Survey - Todd discusses the survey results done by you, our listeners. We thank you for being honest, giving us feedback and helping us guide future episodes. Such a great way to help make our show better for the listeners.

Listener Mail - Our first piece of mail is from Singapore; Mark asks us about the General Motors "Make Your Own Magic" promotion. How refers back to our World of Motion episode and also gives some more insight. Next, we here from Mark Starr, asking if we remember the blue mayonaisse. Brian informs us of some other colored condiments at Cosmic Ray's. Brian also mentions a tweet from Kate, regarding a 1994 Magic Kingdom Map. Kate was asking about the Timekeeper building and Brian gives us the full story. Please contact us with your questions, comments and concerns; we love hearing from you - podcast@retrodisneyworld.com

RetroWDW Merchandise - How is releasing an amazing collection of Mr. Toad ride vehicle names, which will be color coordinated on shirts and other various items. You will be able to dress up like your favorite toad car! 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: www.retrodisneyworld.com/supportus

Audio Rewind - Huge number of responses this month - Amazing turnout and 97% of you got it correct! Congratulations to our winner, Tammy Norman, she guessed Cranium Command. Tammy won a copy of "Together in the Dream". If you think you know the answer to the audio rewind this month, email us at podcast@retrodisneyworld.com for a chance to win the glass Pirates of the Caribbean Mug from the late 80s. Send your guesses by May 16, 2016 - All 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.....

Prize Pot Items - As you may have heard, our year end prize this year will include a different prize from every month. So far, we have 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 and new this month; a glass candy dish from the 1970s. The pot will continue to grow each month with new and exciting prizes! To win the prize pot in December, just answer any audio rewind question each month for one entry.

Main Topic - This episode, we get back to the good stuff. How is bringing us back to a gone but never forgotten attraction, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. If you don't know Mr. Toad, he was located in the Magic Kingdom in the spot of Pooh. This is one of the original classics that is sorely missed and we get a great intro from Rolly Crump by Brian. How takes you through the ride from start to finish, leaving no detail out. If you are one of the original fans who misses this amazing ride, this episode will take you right back in time with a perfect visualization and even sound! If you sent in a question to How about Mr. Toad, listen carefully as you may hear your question in this episode. Hope you enjoy this month's main topic!

The RetroWDW Event - November 19-20, D23 will be hosting an event at Walt Disney World. Our posse is planning an event that weekend where you can interact with us, look at some vintage WDW artifacts, host a guest and even record a live podcast. This is all in the planning stages and we will be ironing out the details over the coming months. Stay tuned for more info and please contact us if you would be interested in attending.

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!

Sign-Off - Todd signs off this episode with a few more words about his mom and we all learn how she was the illustrator for his book, WDW Made Simple. A sweet ending takes us out as Baby Mine from Dumbo is played.

We hope you have enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us podcast@retrodisneyworld.com. Check back with us very soon for Episode 19, where we take you back to Epcot Center...but you the listener can help us decide what pavilion to explore. Tweet at us, send us a Facebook post or message, tag us on Instagram or email us your thoughts... Thank you!

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Ep 17 - From Vinyl Chairs to Elephants and Hippos

March 21, 2016

joomplu:305Welcome to Episode 17 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "From Vinyl Chairs to Elephants and Hippos - 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 - A listener named Joy Johnston wrote in and gave us some very positive feedback. She offers up a great reminder of all the amazing history located throughout the website. Tons of great pictures, info and history. Our next piece of mail was from Kelly Wise, who shares with us the story of finding a ton of vintage construction photos. Her grandfather worked at WDW, she found the pictures recently and of course they blew up online. This is a great little piece of history we are so happy she shares with us. Our crack team of photo restoration experts plan to give these the full treatment; recoloring and making them look like new. Finally, we invite you to take a survey and give us some feedback: Click here for the survey - Please contact us - podcast@retrodisneyworld.com

Audio Rewind - Congratulations to our winner, Rachel Cook, she guessed The Carousel of Progress. Rachel won the autographed copy of Tom Nabbe's book. If you think you know the answer to the audio rewind this month, email us at podcast@retrodisneyworld.com for a chance to win a copy of the book "Together in the Dream" written by RJ & Suzanne. Send your guesses by April 12, 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.....

Prize Pot Items - As you may have heard, our year end prize this year will include a different prize from every month. So far, we have 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 and on this episode we add an Epcot Center salt and pepper shaker set. The pot will continue to grow each month with new and exciting prizes! To win the prize pot in December, just answer any audio rewind question each month for one entry. 

 

Main Topic - This episode, we spend some time with RJ & Suzanne Ogren. They recently wrote a book about their experiences both working at Walt Disney World. RJ was an artist in the parks responsible for rehabbing and fixing ride fixtures. Suzanne did some work as a character throughout the parks. One cool thing about them: they both were monorail pilots too! We chat with a couple of former cast members who have amazing stories, and wrote a really good book. Hope you enjoy our conversation with them, as they take you back to Walt Disney World while sharing their story. Enjoy!

RetroWDW Merchandise - We thank you for your purchases and we'd like to let you know about some of our newest items. The "Tom Nabbe" grabber line of merchandise! The Electrical Water Pageant design is still selling in record numbers and you can also enjoy some Nunis Wave Machine items. 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: 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!

joomplu:1499We hope you have enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us podcast@retrodisneyworld.com. Check back with us very soon for Episode 18, where we return to our roots and focus on an original attraction: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

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Ep 16 - Walt Hired Me: A Chat with Disney Legend Tom Nabbe

February 22, 2016

joomplu:4318Welcome to Episode 16 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Walt Hired Me: A Chat With Tom Nabbe" - 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 & Comments - How brings up his forgetting of Mr. Mayonnaise last month in our Kitchen Kabaret episode. With so many characters in the show, it's amazing we didn't forget more... We are glad to fix the mistake though. How also answers some listener questions surrounding Bonnie Appetite's design and where she now resides.

Listener Mail - Our friend Dan wrote in and asked a question regarding a tram ride and the sewers of Paris. He remembers this happening in 1981, so we dive head first into the sewers to let you know our thoughts... We also received a tweet from Mike with some awesome matchbooks. This led to a small discussion about these great free souvenirs you were able to get. Please contact us - podcast@retrodisneyworld.com

Audio Rewind - Congratulations to our winner, Joel Wartgow, he guessed Tomorrow's Child from Spaceship Earth. Joel won the D23 fan pennants, given by Brian. If you think you know the answer to the audio rewind this month, email us at podcast@retrodisneyworld.com for a chance to win the autographed copy of From Disneyland's Tom Sawyer to Disney Legend: The Adventures of Tom Nabbe. Send your guesses by March 14, 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.....

Prize Pot Items - As you may have heard, our year end prize this year will include a different prize from every month. So far, we have an Orange Bird Yo-Yo from January, a brochure from The World of Motion given away in February and this month our prize is a Golf Resort Mickey head logo golf bag tag. The pot will continue to grow each month with new and exciting prizes! To win the prize pot in December, just answer any audio rewind question each month for one entry. 

Main Topic - We have a Disney Legend in the studio, his name is Tom Nabbe. We spend over an hour with Tom discussing his start at Disneyland being directly hired by Walt. The insight Tom gives us regarding the construction of Disney World Monorail system, US Steel and of course Roy's Cabin can only be found on this podcast. Tom was amazingly nice and open to discuss anything our retro minds could think of, including the working wave machine and Dick Nunis. Join our conversation with a Disney Legend - you are really going to enjoy this episode! If you enjoyed our chat with Tom you should pick up a copy of his book at Amazon!

RetroWDW Merchandise - We thank you for your purchases and we'd like to let you know about some of our newest items, which include merchandise from Roy's Cabin and the amazing, unseen Wave Machine. The Electrical Water Pageant design is back as well! 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: 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!

We hope you have enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us podcast@retrodisneyworld.com. Check back with us very soon for Episode 17...We have some goodies coming up with amazing guest stars, hope you join us!

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Ep 15 - Veggie Veggie Fruit Fruit: Kitchen Kabaret

January 26, 2016

joomplu:706Welcome to Episode 15 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Veggie Veggie Fruit Fruit" - 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 & Comments - One small correction, we learned how to pronounce Captain Saltyhinder, apparently we did it wrong. John Hench had an idea, which we learn all about from How. For our regular listeners, we start a new show order for 2016, hope you enjoy!

Listener Mail - A friend of the show, Mathius, sent us some interesting information on Howard Keel. We find out about his Disney connection. Keep the emails, tweets and pictures coming! Please contact us - podcast@retrodisneyworld.com

Audio Rewind - Congratulations to our winner, April, she guessed the Ham & Eggs portion of the show from Kitchen Kabaret. April will get a Main Street USA poster drawn by our friend, Chris Buchholz. If you think you know the answer to the audio rewind this month, email us at podcast@retrodisneyworld.com for a chance to win the collectible D23 pennants from 2012 & 2014. Send your guesses by February 15, 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.....

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Prize Pot Items - As you may have heard, our year end prize this year will include a different prize from every month. So far, we have an Orange Bird Yo-Yo from January, and this month we added a World of Motion guidebook. The pot will continue to grow each month with new and exciting prizes!

Main Topic - This month we discuss the amazing Epcot Center attraction, Kitchen Kabaret. How takes you through the entire history of the show, describing each part in detail. Some amazing sound clips are included throughout the commentary, taking you back to The Land Pavillion, how it used to be. This take on the food groups in amazing animatronic goodness was a classic that is no more. Hope you enjoy going back with us.

Film Review - As a group, we sit back and watch The Magic Kingdom Club film from 1980. This was filmed on 16mm, but we did find some of the older footage was filmed in a different format. Set up your VCR Plus and follow along with us as we jump around enjoying the film. How notices a super rare shot of some people in a bar, right around the 9:01 mark. Do you know what this is?

RetroWDW Merchandise - We thank you for your purchases and we'd like to let you know about some of our newest items, which include merchandise from Roy's Cabin. 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: 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!

We hope you have enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us podcast@retrodisneyworld.com. Check back with us very soon for Episode 16...We have some goodies coming up with amazing guest stars, hope you join us!

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Ep 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 podcast@retrodisneyworld.com 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 WDWMap.com - 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: www.retrodisneyworld.com/supportus

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 - podcast@retrodisneyworld.com

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 podcast@retrodisneyworld.com. Check back with us very soon for Episode 15.... Topic to be announced very soon!

 

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Ep 13 - Unveiling the Magic

November 24, 2015

joomplu:580Welcome to Episode 13 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Unveiling The Magic" - 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.

Special Guest - We have a special guest, Michael Crawford, a longtime Walt Disney World fan who wrote the book: Progress City Primer.  This book contains all kinds of stories, features and just a grab bag of anything WDW. Starting off with Walt and moving on from there, you will find everything from EPCOT Center to unbuilt attractions and lands. The book sometimes even matches many of our previous episodes, which is really cool. Check out this great book and even gift one for the holidays.

Main Topic - We sit down and watch a fully restored version of "The Magic of Walt Disney World". This is an original 16mm copy of the film that would have been sent to schools, local clubs and anywhere else back in 1972. The reel is 1200ft long and we have the only restored copy in existence. 35 listeners donated funds for this project, which included shipping, transfer and of course restoration. This really should be listened to, as you watch the film to get the full experience, you can watch the film here. You can also read fantastic annotated notes for the film written by @MKPony.

Audio Rewind - Congratulations to our winner, Justin, he guessed the Tiki Statues in Adventureland. Justin will get the King Stefan's Banquet Hall glass mug. If you think you know the answer to the audio rewind this month, email us at podcast@retrodisneyworld.com for a chance to win an autographed copy of The Progress City Primer. Send your guesses by December 14, 2015 - All correct answers will also be entered into the drawing for the Paul Hartley reproduction map from wdwmap.com!! - This is your last opportunity to enter for the big drawing.... Thank you for all the guesses over the past year.

RetroWDW Merchandise - We thank you for your purchases and we'd like to let you know about some of our newest items, which include STOL Port themed merchandise. 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: www.retrodisneyworld.com/supportus

Listener Mail - We appreciate all your kind notes, emails and social media connections. Jonathan sent us an email regarding the music, style, fonts and small details at EPCOT Center. Our good friend Michael Crawford chimes in about these EPCOT details; this is covered in his book as well. Keep the emails, tweets and pictures coming! Please contact us - podcast@retrodisneyworld.com

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. Your holiday greeting this month could get you on our next podcast...

We hope you have enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us podcast@retrodisneyworld.com. Check back with us very soon for Episode 14, all themed around the holidays releasing around December 20th. 

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Ep 12 -There’s No Place Like World Showcase

October 19, 2015

joomplu:2299Welcome to Episode 12 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "There's No Place Like World Showcase" - 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.  We could have a clip show coming in the near future...

Main Topic - We have a special guest, Glen Simpson, who is on board to discuss his career at Walt Disney World. He primarily worked at EPCOT Center in the World Showcase area. Glen also did some work at the Magic Kingdom starting in 1978 with food service and he was also a Jungle Cruise skipper. We get some great insight into the opening days of World Showcase, special guests, and some hilarious mishaps that only a former cast member would have experience with. Glen is a great resource and we think you're really going to enjoy this one!  

Audio Rewind - Congratulations to our winner, Michele, she guessed the barker bird outside Pirates of the Caribbean. Michele will get the Cinderella Castle model. If you think you know the answer to the audio rewind this month, email us at podcast@retrodisneyworld.com for a chance to win a King Stefan's Banquet Hall glass mug. Send your guesses by November 10, 2015 - All correct answers will also be entered into a drawing in December of 2015 for a Paul Hartley reproduction map from wdwmap.com!!

RetroWDW Merchandise - We thank you for your purchases and we'd like to let you know about some new items comign soon.. We are debuting two shirts based on the STOL Port, which are super unique and only for the true retro diehard. We also are taking some interest surveys on a model of the planes that flew to the STOL Port, so let us know and check out what we have. Be sure to get your shirt, iPhone case, tote bag, pillow or coffee mug today: www.retrodisneyworld.com/supportus

Listener Mail - We appreciate all your kind notes, emails and social media connections. Todd sent us some information on the STOL Port, conecting some dots and pointing us to more information. Johnathan had a question regarding boat access from Epcot to MGM, which How addresses. Keep the emails, tweets and pictures coming! Please contact us - podcast@retrodisneyworld.com

Film Restoration - We view a listener purchased tape, containing B-Roll Epcot Center World Showcase footage. Being video tape, the quality is lacking and edited to a level that is as good as it gets. Still a fun movie to watch of old world showcase. Huge thanks to everyone who donated to our pledge drive, helping make the major film restoration a reality. Check out Passport2Dreams from Foxxy, who was a huge supporter of this project.

joomplu:1391Listener Memories - This month we had tons of great singers calling our hotline. They have all been edited together to make one glorious production that we think you'll enjoy. 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.

We hope you have enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us podcast@retrodisneyworld.com. Check back with us very soon for Episode 13, thanks for listening!

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Ep 11 - First Things First

September 21, 2015

joomplu:1473Welcome to Episode 11 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "First Things First" - 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 and Comments - How discusses the World Showcase original location, which is surprisingly way different compared to the current spot where it ended up. The Food & Wine Festival would have ended up being at an unusual location if they stuck with this plan..

Main Topic - This month we go back to many firsts at Walt Disney World. George & Becky Miranda from Ohio join us to discuss opening day at The Magic Kingdom. They both have an amazing first hand account from visiting the park on opening day along with a great collection of photos (You're going to want to load these up and look at them while you listen to them describe that first day: https://www.flickr.com/photos/georgelmiranda/albums/72157658664679871). We then jump into some great stories about the first families that entered each theme park, including a checkered past for a few of them. How moves us over to the original, first airport on property which ends up being yet another surprise found during the research phase. How then digs into the details of the STOL port on WDW property - this is a long awaited and often requested topic by our listeners!

Audio Rewind - Congratulations to our winner, Joe Yost from Atlanta, he guessed the Horizons Ending music. Joe will get the Hydrolator notebook. If you think you know the answer to the audio rewind this month, email us at podcast@retrodisneyworld.com for a chance to win a Magic Kingdom, Cinderalla Castle resin model. Send your guesses by October 12, 2015 - All correct answers will also be entered into a drawing in December of 2015 for a Paul Hartley reproduction map from wdwmap.com!!

RetroWDW Merchandise - The STOL Port was discussed during this episode and that will lead to some new, top secret merchandise. Check back for information on that very soon. Be sure to get your shirt, iPhone case, tote bag, pillow or coffee mug today: www.retrodisneyworld.com/supportus

Listener Mail - Lots of great mail this month, thanks so much for your emails! Our selfie challenge was accepted by a good friend of the show, Tim Birch. He snapped the photo of himself riding by the abandoned pirate ship on Discovery Island. Tim will be receiving a 1984 Walt Disney World Calendar. Keep the emails, tweets and pictures coming! Please contact us - podcast@retrodisneyworld.com

Film Restoration - Due to time constrains we skip the film restoration discussion for this month, however Todd has acquired some super rare 16mm Walt Disney World films. These are very pricey to digitally convert. We've setup an account on Patreon.com where you can pledge to help the restoration effort and in return receive exclusive early access to this podcast for 1 year! If you can help us please check out Our Restoration Project on Patreon.com

Listener Memories - This new segment is where you the listener can give us a call to share your memories. We had a few calls already and find these so much fun to listen to. If you would like to call and leave us a message, please dial 978-71-Retro.

RetroCon - Brian & JT give us a quick recap on RetroCon 2015; Thank you so much to all the listeners that stopped by, it was great to meet each and every one of you. 

We hope you have enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us podcast@retrodisneyworld.com. Check back with us very soon for Episode 12, thanks for listening!

 

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