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RetroMagic 50 Video Release – Parts 8 & 9 – Lunch & Feed The World

We have two great releases for you today, all about food! First off, we get things going with lunch. For RetroMagic 50, we had an amazing Handwich luncheon with anniversary cakes, special drinks, retro-designed cookies, and more! Our second release, Part 9 of the day, is our chef special called ‘Feed The World’. This panel included Marcy Carriker Smothers, Reimund Pitz, Keith Keogh, & Johnny Rivers. Brian hosted this amazing panel with backstage stories and the...Read More...

Videos

Restored video: General Motors Make Your Own Magic

This 1989 home video was produced for General Motors employees and other stakeholders. It features of tour of Walt Disney World with a particular focus on GM’s World of Motion exhibit. Robert Stempel, General Motors President makes a brief presentation, and guests are interviewed about their experiences throughout Walt Disney World. While the video captures all parts of the resort, there are some excellent close up shots of scenes from the World of Motion attraction.Read More...

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Video: The Monster Sound Show “Top 10” list

The Monster Sound Show at Disney-MGM Studios educated guests about how sound was produced for films and TV shows. The pre-show was hosted by late-night celebrity David Letterman with a special “Top 10” list for guests. Jimmy MacDonald, the head of Disney’s sound effects department and voice of Mickey Mouse, joined Dave for a demonstration of how sound effects were created.   Here are some other videos from the early days of Disney-MGM Studios, starting with...Read More...

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RetroMagic 50 Video Release – Part 7 – Tom Nabbe, Billie Hoelscher, & Debby Dane Browne

As we continue to release the various panels and interviews from RetroMagic, we are excited to bring you Part 7: Opening the World with Tom Nabbe, Billie Hoelscher, & Debby Dane Browne. Each guest in this panel has a unique perspective on the early years of Walt Disney World and what it took to make October 1st, 1971 happen. Brian & Todd host this fifty-minute segment you won’t want to miss. Enjoy!Read More...

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RetroMagic 50 Video Release – Part 6 – Bob Gurr

Join us as we ‘Ask Bob Gurr Anything’ at RetroMagic 50. This interview was all driven by questions submitted by our guests to the event. Bob didn’t have much he wouldn’t talk about and it was a fun 30 minutes of chatting with his legend of the Walt Disney Company. The questions were lots of fun to ask and as always, Bob had some amazing things to talk about. As we have always said, Bob will...Read More...

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Video tour of the Magic Kingdom and Mickey’s Starland

Our first video today is a leisurely stroll through the Magic Kingdom in 1993. Starting on Main Street USA, the video continues through Adventureland, then Frontierland and Liberty Square. There is a brief detour through the Haunted Mansion exit as well as the Columbia Harbor House. In Fantasyland, the video captures the Skyway running, as well as the queues for 20k Leagues under the Sea as well as Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. The tour wraps up...Read More...

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RetroMagic 50 Video Release – Part 5 – Norm Inouye

One of the highlights of RetroMagic 50 was the interview and segment we did with Norm Inouye. He was an absolute pleasure to have on stage and we are so excited that we were able to share everything he accomplished at Walt Disney World with all of you. Enjoy this 30-minute discussion with Norm as we dig into EPCOT Center logos, the infamous fountain, and how Norm came to work with the Walt Disney Company. Mr....Read More...

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Video visit to Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom has seen a number of changes over the years in its attractions. Today we have a few videos from the iconic land. Here is a look at the Space Mountain post-show from 1991, RYCA-1. The scenes depicted what life in a space colony might be like.   Replacing Mission to Mars in 1995, the ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter was hosted by an alien company called X-S Tech. They demonstrated their new teleportation...Read More...

Podcast

Podcast Episode 76: The Spirit of America

This month, we take you through the glorious two-hour special that is The Walt Disney World Fourth of July Spectacular from 1988. This is a commentary on the entire special, which is on YouTube currently on many different channels. Here is the link we used: Click Here. As we go through this discussion, we look at each section, analyzing how things have changed and also how the special seems just a bit off.Read More...

Podcast

Podcast Episode 75.5 – A Chat With Ray

Welcome to Episode 75.5 of the RetroWDW Podcast: A Chat With Ray – 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 On this episode, we are joined by Disney entertainer Ray DeForest. Ray spent many years in Walt Disney World entertainment...Read More...