Blog, LBVHS

Lake Buena Vista Townhomes Brochure (1972)

A few weeks ago our friend Dr. Alan Bowers shared some scans of a brochure promoting townhome ownership in the Lake Buena Vista planned residential community for Walt Disney World.  The brochure is dated 1972 and outlines the community details, floor plans available and costs associated with buying into the new community. We could write a long article about Lake Buena Vista and its many phases of life before becoming, today, Disney Springs and Saratoga Springs...Read More...

Videos

Walt Disney World 1993 Easter Parade

Happy Easter! Join us for the happiest Easter parade ever from April 1993. Hosted by Regis Philbin and Joan Lunden, the parade features favorite Disney characters and guest performances. TV Star Joey Lawrence interviews guests at the Magic Kingdom, goes rollerblading in EPCOT, and splashes down in Typhoon Lagoon. The parade also features a sneak peek behind the scenes of the Full House episodes shot on location at Walt Disney World, which aired shortly after this...Read More...

Historical Research

1990 Walt Disney World Easter Parade Press Kit

Shortly after last year’s Easter holiday, we acquired a press kit promoting the 1990 Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade. By nature, most seasonal promotional materials are specific to a single season and usually not retained. While hundreds of these were sent to television stations around the country, finding a completely intact kit 30 years later is extraordinary. The kit would have been sent to ABC affiliate stations around the country to promote the parade broadcast....Read More...

Videos

Restored Video: Herb Ryman Featurette

Disney Legend Herb Ryman talks about New Orleans Square, Tom Sawyer Island, and working with Walt Disney in this brief featurette. Produced as a tribute shortly after his passing in 1989, this video also features some of Ryman’s art as well as clips of him visiting Disneyland.Read More...

LBVHS, Retro Disney World

RetroWDW Presents: Platinum Movie Night on 4/15/21!

The Lake Buena Vista Historical Society and RetroWDW are proud to present their first-ever Platinum Movie Night! This view-by-donation event will take place on April 15, 2021, at 8:00 pm Eastern and will feature some of the rarest historical films from Walt Disney World, rare and exclusive slides, give-a-ways, and more! The donation amount you choose will go to help cover the cost of the acquisition, transfer, and restoration of the films which was in the...Read More...

Podcast

Podcast Episode 65: Pleasure Island – Part 1

Welcome to Episode 65 of the RetroWDW Podcast: “Pleasure Island – Part 1” – We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows from over the years. We have visited multiple parks, resorts, and just about everything else in between. We hope you stick with us through 2021 as we bring you some great content that will bring you back to...Read More...

Videos

Remastered Video: Florida Crossroads – Walt Disney World (1991)

Ever wonder about the government entity created for the construction of Walt Disney World? This brief documentary from the Florida Crossroads TV series examines the history, politics, and other details about the Reedy Creek Improvement District in which Walt Disney World is located. The impact on the local environment, traffic, and economy is a focus, followed by a recap of the 20th anniversary activities that took place in 1991.Read More...