Podcast

Podcast Episode 62.5 – Below Thunder’s Deck with Parker Rabe

  Welcome to Episode 62.5 of the RetroWDW Podcast: “Below Thunder’s Deck with Parker Rabe” – 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. Main Topic In the last episode, we took you back to the early 1990s and discussed the filming and...Read More...

Imageworks, Restored Video, Videos

Video: Universe of Energy Preshow (1991)

The original Universe of Energy Preshow featured a unique presentation with a screen made up of rotating tiles. This huge mosaic changed each tile in sync with the projection being shown and was invented by Czech film director Emil Radok. The 8 minute show educated guests about the various forms of energy found in nature before they entered into the traveling theater part of the attraction.Read More...

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Restored home movie: Imagineering Lab at Epcot

The Walt Disney Imagineering Labs was an exhibit in Inventions at Epcot. The brief live show showed guests how 3D computer animation was created, with a focus on a virtual reality experience featuring Aladdin. “DisneyVision” was a state of the art virtual reality technology that would eventually lead to the Aladdin’s Magic Carpet Ride attraction at DisneyQuest.Read More...

LBVHS

LBVHistory Announces Dino Gertie Holiday Ornament!

As of 11/19/20 all Dino Gertie gifts have been accounted for. The team at The Lake Buena Vista Historical Society has been hard at work creating a special holiday ornament 65 million years in the making. In the Hollywood that never was but always will be Dino Gertie is decked out for an Echo Lake seasonal soiree! Gertie is cast resin and plastic and features her signature hat and shiny ball. The base is approximately 3.75...Read More...

Podcast

Podcast Episode 62: Thunder in Paradise

This month...what can we say. Hulk Hogan is in the building. Well not yet, but hopefully soon. Instead, we are taking you to Paradise - Thunder in Paradise! Our crew takes a deep dive into this show that was almost entirely filmed on property at Walt Disney World. The idea behind this show, was a takeoff on Baywatch and various other 90s action stylized tv shows. We love watching these episodes though and trying to analyze…Read More...

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Video: Follow Us to Walt Disney World

This promotional video, produced in 1984, gives viewers a tour of the Magic Kingdom and the then-brand new Epcot Center. This video has some great aerial shots of EPCOT, as well as plenty of action from inside CommuniCore and other original EPCOT attractions. SMRT-1, Dreamfinder, and many other fan favorite characters and cast members tell viewers about their attractions.Read More...