These articles are written by The Retro Disney World staff and pertain directly to the day-to-day happenings, operations, and background/history of the site.

WDW giclée prints signed by David Coolidge now available!

David Coolidge (http://www.davidcoolidge.com/) is an American Watercolor Realist and in podcast episode 22.5 Todd and How discussed with David how he was one of the first ever to display his art at Lake Buena Vista. During our chat, we discover that David used the original Polynesian waterfall as the subject of one of his paintings. But more recently he's done some more paintings of WDW! David is now accpeting orders for all of these! These giclée...Read More...

Polynesian Pond giclée print signed by David Coolidge now available!

David Coolidge (http://www.davidcoolidge.com/) is an American Watercolor Realist and in episode 22.5 of Todd and How discussed with David how he was one of the first ever to display his art at Lake Buena Vista. During our chat, we discover that David did use the original Polynesian waterfall as the subject of one of his paintings. David is now accpeting orders for "Polynesian Pond" on his website. These giclée prints are limited edition and are signed/numbered...Read More...

Horizons – Eat, wash, deodorize and shave with that amazing orange smell!

Yes we all miss Horizons. But we also miss the odor of the fictional and now fabled Lorange fruit (half lime, half orange). The distincint smell is engrained in our memories and anything close to what we remember only peaks our olfactory receptors and thus triggers a memory flashback that is generally partnered with random thoughts of denial, eventually leading to depressed thoughts and binge watching grainy home videos of the now shuttered attraction. We now...Read More...

Home Video: Disney MGM Studios from August 1989

If you've listened to podcast Episode 10 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Hooray for Floridawood" you may be wondering where some of the attraction sound bites originated from. Todd has just shared nearly 40 minutes of footage from his trip in August 1989 that was used for parts of the podcast. The video starts out at 6:30am, the sun is just coming up for a very early 7am opening.Read More...

Welcome to Mesa Verde University

For many of us fans the Horizons pavilion in EPCOT Center will always hold a special place in our hearts. While it closed years ago it lives on for many in the ride's dialog and many can recite it from memory. One particular part of the attraction recently inspired us to create several t-shirt designs, the first of which (oh yes, there are more on the horizon!) we are revealing today.. Welcome to Mesa Verde University!...Read More...

New Living Seas and EPCOT inspired t-shirt designs – 20% off today only!

@GoAwayGreen has been hard at work coming up with two all new retro inspired designs. Will you descend in Hydrolator 1, 2 or 3? How about the We Are Doing It! design reminiscent of the now famous photo of EPCOT imagineers and workers building the park?  Don't forget our Electrical Water Pageant and Its' Fun to Be Free designs as well! Order a shirt, a sticker, greeting cards, a bag or even an iPhone case! Best...Read More...

204 photos from my 1980 visit to Walt Disney World – Scanned and cleaned!

In December I released at 30 minute film of my trip to Walt Disney World from 1980, I bet you didn't know that there were over 200 photos to go along with it. Thanks to the folks at ScanDigital I now have the entire album safely stored in digital format. I sent them the entire album...they went through it page by page, scanned each photo and then re-assembled the album before shipping it back to me...Read More...

We unveil our first exclusive t-shirt designs – Now available!

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...Read More...

RetroWDW expands its presence via YouTube Channel

Since we began restoring films about a year ago we exclusively used Vimeo.com due to their high quality and improved playback functions. We love the quality their system provides and we will continue using Vimeo as our primary distribution method. However, there is a segment of our followers who aren't familiar with Vimeo, nor do they find us here at RetroDisneyWorld.com. In an effort to reach those users we have opened an all new YouTube Channel...Read More...

Should we start a monthly Retro WDW podcast?

Been tossing this idea around for awhile now - and after being a guest on two other podcasts, maybe it is time we created our own monthly retro podcast. My thoughts are to have it run 30-45 minutes and just discuss one topic and try not to wander too far off the path. It won't be a gripe session about things changing, but more of a reflection of the past... We have a few individuals that...Read More...