LBVHistory Announces 2023 Holiday Ornament: Horizons Butler Robot

The team at The Lake Buena Vista Historical Society has been hard at work creating a special holiday ornament or decor adornment, whatever you fancy, for 2023! We present The Horizons Butler Robot! Donate to Reserve your Horizon Butler Robot! EPCOT Center’s legendary Horizons attraction looked back at how people in the past imagined the future – complete with their own robot butler. While Neiman Marcus and Hammacher Schlemmer may not be selling robot butlers yet,...Read More...

RetroMagic 2023: Resource Guide

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...Read More...

LBVHistory Announces 2023 Holiday Ornament: Holly Jolly Poly

The team at The Lake Buena Vista Historical Society has been hard at work creating a special holiday ornament or decor adornment, whatever your fancy, for 2023! We present The Holly Jolly Poly! Donate to Reserve your Holly Jolly Poly! In the style of the Polynesian Resort Signs, the ornament is cast resin, hand-painted, and features a traditional brown background, Maui’s likeness, and of course, the phrase Mele Kalikimaka right front and center! We’ve also included...Read More...

LBVHistory Announces 2022 Holiday Ornament: The Greatest of All Time GOAT

The team at The Lake Buena Vista Historical Society has been hard at work creating a special holiday ornament or decor adornment, whatever your fancy, for 2022! We present The Greatest of All Time GOAT! Donate to Reserve your GOAT!   The GOAT is cast resin, hand-painted, and features its traditional brown background and 5 legs! This goat is 4″ tall and 3.5″ inches wide, ready to scale your tree, hang your window or adorn any...Read More...

RetroMagic Events on 9/30 & 10/1/23 – Celebrating EPCOT Center (SOLD OUT)

This event is SOLD OUT : UPDATED as of September 21, 2023 Full details, guests list and more can be found at RetroMagic.net We are pleased to announce we will host our next RetroMagic event celebrating 40+ years of EPCOT Center in Florida during EPCOT’s and Walt Disney World’s anniversary weekend, September 30th-October 1st, 2023. The event will be hosted at Disney’s Yacht Club Convention Center with a 90-minute welcome event on Saturday evening, September 30th,...Read More...

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...

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...

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...

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...