Disney World Home Movies, Restored Films

Art & Linda return to the Magic Kingdom ’75 – Home Movie

Art & Linda return for another well chronicled visit to Walt Disney World a year after their amazing 1974 and 1976 home movies. This film is no different starting with a Skyway ride. We see the Wedway Peoplemover in its earliest months of operation so it gets a fair amount of attention. Some footage from inside the Carousel of Progress (also a new attraction for Florida at this time) features a clip from each scene. Keeping...Read More...

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Podcast Episode 37: Polynesian Dreams – Part II

Welcome to Episode 37 of the RetroWDW Podcast: "Polynesian Dreams - Part II" - We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows including the first part of this podcast: Retro WDW Podcast: Polynesian Dreams - Part I. Corrections & Listener Mail Corrections After some introductions, trip updates and welcomes, we get started with some corrections.  How offers up a minor correction on...Read More...

Disney World Home Movies, Restored Films

Two Families – Magic Kingdom 1973 Restored Home Movie

This visit of two families to the Magic Kingdom in 1973 opens with the parking trams picking them up and they immediately head to 20K lagoon – before heading out to the monorail platform to take a ride around Seven Seas Lagoon. We see the topiary outside the Contemporary Resort before they get off at the Magic Kingdom’s monorail stop and head back into a very crowded park. The clock on Cinderella Castle says it’s 12:30...Read More...

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Podcast Episode 36: Polynesian Dreams – Part I

We are officially in the hands of How Bowers for the next two months, and we couldn't be more excited. The Polynesian episode has been teased, discussed and in the works ever since Episode 1. How has researched, re-researched and compiled so much information, we couldn't cram it all into just one episode. So for part I, we discuss the original concepts and ideas involved with the Polynesian.Read More...

Disney World Home Movies, Restored Films

Ford Motor Company Photoshoot film with The Eastern Winds Sailing

This unique film was taken by a member of the crew of a Ford Motor Company advertising agency as a “behind the scenes” glimpse of a photo session featuring Ford’s 1974 lineup and some Disney characters. The first scenes were taken alongside the wooded area in the center of the Magic Kingdom parking lot. The second series were taken on the access road behind Town Square at the Magic Kingdom. Characters featured: Smee, White Rabbit, Brer...Read More...

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Podcast Episode 35: Christmas Around The World – Part II

Brian takes the lead this month for another amazing round of Christmas Around the World. Part 1 took place way back in 2015 on Episode 14. We discuss the 1978 special in detail this month, which offers up an amazing look at lots of our favorite vintage things at WDW.  We highly recommend you take a look either before or after you listen to this episode.  We go into such great detail about everything from Shields…Read More...

Retro Disney World, Videos

Looking Back at Tomorrow: An EPCOT35 Celebration Video

On September 30 2017, RetroWDW hosted Looking Back at Tomorrow - An event celebrating EPCOT Center's 35th birthday. We filled the Living Seas Salon to capacity, and had we been able to get a larger space we would have loved to have more people attend. However, thanks to Art Miles, we've got the entire celebration on video for you to enjoy! Be sure to check out the photo gallery of the event too!  Read More...

Retro Disney World, Videos

If EPCOT Could Talk – An Animated Short by Reese Miles

In a handful of podcast episodes you may have heard us answer listener mail from Reese Miles. She's one of our younger followers that has an affinity for WDW but is especially enamored by EPCOT Center. Over the years she has poured over books and media expanding her knowlege of the park. Coupled with tales from her grandfather, who worked in a late-night maintenance role at EPCOT, she has pieced together a full understanding of the...Read More...

Retro Disney World

RetroWDW Holiday Gift Guide

We often get asked for gift and book recommendations for the Retro Disney World fan so we put this short guide togethr for some great ideas! (Books and music below!) RetroWDW Shop We've got over 40 designs available on 18 different products ranging from Tees to stickers and throw pillows! Head over to retrowdw.com/supportus All proceeds keep the podcast on the air and keep this website going. [ Click Here to See More Designs! ]  ...Read More...