Podcast

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...

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...

Podcast

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...

Podcast

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...

Podcast

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...