LBVHistory Announces the Carousel of Pumpkin Halloween Ornament!

The team at The Lake Buena Vista Historical Society has been hard at work creating a special fall ornament! We present the Carousel of Pumpkin! Jimmy may have spent all day carving his pumpkin for the Halloween dance, but you don’t have to! The Carousel of Pumpkin is solid cast resin and features the signature design and coloring of the now famed and adored attraction set piece. The Carousel of Pumpkin stands 2.5 inches (65mm) tall....Read More...

RetroMagic 50 Information Sign Up

The Lake Buena Vista Historical Society will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World the weekend of April 23-24, 2022 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL! The schedule will include our RetroMagic 50 event with presentations, performances, and personal interactions with the men and women who made the Vacation Kingdom a place to remember. Sign up below to be the first to know when tickets and more information will be available Mark...Read More...

Lake Buena Vista Townhomes Brochure (1972)

A few weeks ago our friend Dr. Alan Bowers shared some scans of a brochure promoting townhome ownership in the Lake Buena Vista planned residential community for Walt Disney World.  The brochure is dated 1972 and outlines the community details, floor plans available and costs associated with buying into the new community. We could write a long article about Lake Buena Vista and its many phases of life before becoming, today, Disney Springs and Saratoga Springs...Read More...

RetroWDW Presents: Platinum Movie Night on 4/15/21!

The Lake Buena Vista Historical Society and RetroWDW are proud to present their first-ever Platinum Movie Night! This view-by-donation event will take place on April 15, 2021, at 8:00 pm Eastern and will feature some of the rarest historical films from Walt Disney World, rare and exclusive slides, give-a-ways, and more! The donation amount you choose will go to help cover the cost of the acquisition, transfer, and restoration of the films which was in the...Read More...

LBVHistory Announces Dino Gertie Holiday Ornament!

As of 11/19/20 all Dino Gertie gifts have been accounted for. The team at The Lake Buena Vista Historical Society has been hard at work creating a special holiday ornament 65 million years in the making. In the Hollywood that never was but always will be Dino Gertie is decked out for an Echo Lake seasonal soiree! Gertie is cast resin and plastic and features her signature hat and shiny ball. The base is approximately 3.75...Read More...

RetroMagic: A 50th Celebration Postponed

Since the conclusion of our RetroMagic 2019 event, we have been discussing our plans to celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary the first weekend of October 2021. An essential benchmark to permitting us to host a 50th Anniversary event is the development of an effective vaccine against COVID-19. As a vaccine becomes closer to reality we discussed whether logistically we COULD host the event we have planned in eleven months and whether or not we were...Read More...

RetroMagic Holiday Ornament Set Available!

We have a limited number of RetroMagic Holiday Ornament sets left over from the event! These are our gifts to you for making a $50 donation to LBVHistory.org  You’ll receive a sealed box containing 3 ornaments! RetroMagic Logo, Journey into Imagination ride vehicle, and the very famous Mouse Airplane that Walt used to survey the land in Florida! Your donatoin is tax-deductible, LBVHistory.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, tax-exempt, educational 501(c)3 organization. DonateRead More...

Save the Date – RetroWDW’s 5th Anniversary Celebration!

Traveling to WDW this fall? RetroWDW’s 5th Anniversary event benefiting the Lake Buena Vista Historical Society is coming Columbus Day weekend 2019! Disney’s Contemporary Resort Historic Location Exclusive interviews and appearances with Disney Legends Multiple Panel Presentations Exclusive never before seen footage Rare Artifacts Topics including Disney-MGM’s 30th and all the October birthdays; Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom and EPCOT Center Additional special topics in the planning stages! Exclusive Gift VIP Meet and Greet Event Details...Read More...