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! 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! ]   Imagineers History Official Books...Read More...

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Podcast Episode 34.5 – You Can Find me on Main Street

This is one of our periodic mini-episodes featuring an interview with a supporter of the show who has an interesting story to tell to our listeners.  Tammy Tuckey is an actress, singer, writer, director and Emmy Award winning filmmaker who has hosted her own podcast since she was 14 years old.  Her “Tiara Talk Show” can be found on YouTube and iTunes and features occasional interviews with men and women behind some of our favorite Walt…Read More...

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Podcast Episode 34: Dreamflight

We take you back this month to Dreamflight! This attraction is one of the few that has the original layout, still to this day. The airline connection to WDW always seemed to be present back in our era, including giveaways, posters, and discounts. How has all the history for us on this one with George McGinnis and how he worked on lots of various attractions.Read More...

Restored Films

The Magic Kingdom of 1975 – Home Movie

Topiary lovers will enjoy the opening of this 1975 visit to the Magic Kingdom as the topiary that reside at the Transportation and Ticket Center start this film. The footage is a little blurry but we see a good pan of the Polynesian Village Resort and the approaching water launch – the Ports-O-Call sidewheeler which carries us to the Magic Kingdom entrance. When we get inside the park we see the parade down Main Street. The...Read More...

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Early days of the Polynesian & Contemporary Resorts – Home Movie

This incredible film includes ample footage of the grounds of the Polynesian Village Resort in 1974. We open with a panoramic view from area between the Ticket & Transportation Center and the Maui (now Raratonga) longhouse. Note that the area being filmed is the present day location of the Pago Pago, Moorea & Tokelau longhouses (built in 1978 and 1985). Plenty of images of the monorails gliding to and from the resort are featured – following...Read More...

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RetroWDW EPCOT Fountain: #1 of 230 charity auction for Give Kids the World

We promised we'd do something special with the #1 fountain from our event, and here are the details! You have a chance to own a Limited Edition EPCOT Center Fountain replica produced by RetroWDW.com for Looking Back at Tomorrow, our EPCOT35 Event that took place on 9/30/17. Only 230 fountain replicas were made and we are auctioning off #1 with 75% of the profits donated to Give Kids the World! Your winning bid will help make...Read More...

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Podcast Episode 33.35 – Looking Back at Tomorrow

This episode is unique in that we are recapping the entire Epcot35 weekend; from our event to the D23 events we attended. Join us as we take you back to the 35th anniversary of EPCOT Center, 2017. We recap some of our impressions and how we thought the night went overall. We also discuss the super rare character greeting, our pretzel situation and also take you behind the scenes on the now infamous EPCOT Center Fountain…Read More...

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How to build a replica EPCOT Fountain

The #1 fountain was auctioned for charity via eBay - it closed on October 23, 2017.  Any other additional fountain auctions on ebay claiming to be #1 of 230 are fraudulent!   When we first decided to host an EPCOT Center event we always knew we wanted to give out a gift to the attendees. We also knew that a pin or bag wasn't going to be enough to set apart not only the gift, but...Read More...

Restored Films

A visit to EPCOT Center – 1983 16mm Restored Film

With EPCOT Center turning 35 years old yesterday we wanted to share with you a project we completed recently but decided to hold off until now for release. We were able to convert and restore the 1983 film "A Visit to EPCOT Center". What makes this special is this restoration was completed from a 16mm print of the film, later it was released on home movie and the quality was sub-par to say the least. The...Read More...

Restored Films

Magic Kingdom Meet & Greets – 70’s Style – Home Movie

We enter the Magic Kingdom greeting Pooh, Eeyore and Tigger in the entrance plaza. Town Square looks pretty empty during this early morning during Christmas time (it’s 9:45 AM). Just look how empty Main Street USA is. What a glorious way to experience Magic Kingdom! Our family poses in front of the castle arch and then in the stocks of Liberty Square. We see them meeting Chip N Dale, Brer Fox and Brer Bear in Frontierland....Read More...