With less than a month to go, we are all gearing up RetroMagic to celebrate 40 years of EPCOT Center. Leading up to this celebration, we thought it would be beneficial to everyone who is either attending or not attending to prepare a little. We have put together a list of books, resources, podcast episodes, restored videos, and more so you can pack your brain before we see you in Florida.
We hope you enjoy this event companion blog post and as always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to us: firstname.lastname@example.org – Enjoy!
Let’s get started where we pretty much began with some podcast episodes. I have broken it down by areas, events, and guests to help you find what you are looking for. All of these episodes are from the past and from different years, so some of these may be repeats for you.
Future World Episodes
Age of Information
Horizons: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Universe of Energy
World of Motion: Part 1, Part 2
The Living Seas
Listen to the Land
Wonders of Life: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Future World Episodes
World Showcase w/Glen Simpson
El Rio del Tiempo
The American Adventure
Misc. EPCOT Center Episodes
WDW Radio Loops: Part 1, Part 2
360 Films w/Jeff Blyth
The History of EPCOT Center
EPCOT Center Opening Day w/Ray DeForest
History of the Original Fountain w/Gene Brignola
Tammy Tuckey: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3
Rolly Crump: Episode 1, Episode 2
A Chat With Jim Sarno
Walt Hired Me w/Tom Nabbe
Planning for Epcot 35
Epcot 35 Recap
RetroMagic 50 Recap
Lake & Lagoon Tour 1 Recap
Videos & Movies
We have such an extensive YouTube Channel, but we wanted to give you some ‘required viewing’ to take in before the event. While this is by no means a complete list, this will get you started on your journey through EPCOT Center history. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for the latest and greatest!
16mm EPCOT Center Film – 1983
The Florida Project – Restored Film: 1966
16mm EPCOT Center Film – 1982
Journey Into Imagination Revisited
Super8 EPCOT Center Film – 83/84
Kitchen Kabaret Revisited
EPCOT Monorail Ride – 1989
Magic Journeys – 1991
Food Rocks – 1994
Captain EO – 1996 MTV Broadcast
Spaceship Earth – 1991
Communicore – 1986 & 1989
EPCOT Center: 10/14/1982
EPCOT Souvenir Program – Restored
EPCOT Center – 1982 w/ Harold & Yvonne
Many of our guests and friends have their stories and memoirs published for your enjoyment. Please take a minute to pick one of these up, you will not be disappointed!
Women of Walt Disney Imagineering – Peggie Farris
Tony Baxter: First of the Second Generation of Walt Disney Imagineers
I Sang That – Sally Stevens
Building A Better Mouse – Steve Alcorn
Design: Just for Fun – Bob Gurr
From Disneyland’s Tom Sawyer to Disney Legend – Tom Nabbe
The Walt Disney World That Never Was – Christopher Smith
More RetroMagic Fun!
Finally, this is a collection of various links directing you to some other RetroMagic related fun. Thanks for looking through everything we have to offer and we look forward to seeing you very soon.
Mouse Adventure: Join them on Saturday, 10/30 for a one of a kind adventure for RetroMagic!
TeePublic Store: Gear up for the event, tons of exclusive RetroMagic designs and more.
Artwork by David Coolidge
Disney Docs from Ted Linhart