Podcast

Podcast Episode 63: Project 90 (RCA & WDW Pre-Opening)

This month we get into Project 90. Ted Linhart is with us and ready to go with this amazingly important and topical document put together by RCA. We start you off with the history of RCA, how they connected with Disney and what the point of this document is. You have to imagine that back in the late 60s & early 70s, Disney was embarking on an entirely new concept of vacationing with Walt Disney World.…Read More...

Videos

Restored video: Delta Dreamflight (1991)

We’re gonna take you flyin’, and they’ll be no denyin’, this Dreamflight’s bound for non-stop fantasy! Delta Dreamflight was a Tomorrowland omnimover attraction focusing on the history of aviation. Each scene featured cartoon-style backgrounds and characters showing different eras of flight. The finale of the attractions led guests into what appeared to be a jet engine followed by a giant “speed tunnel” project room of a jet taking off. Our video even features a brief ride...Read More...

Videos

Video: WDW Concept Art from Imagineering (1991)

Take a video tour through this Imagineering exhibit featuring concept art for coming attractions – and some that never materialized. A Journey to the Center of the Earth attraction as part of the Disney-MGM Studios Backstage Tour would never come to be, but a similar attraction was built as part of Tokyo DisneySea. Previews of Sunset Blvd and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Lots of great concept art here to enjoy.  Read More...

Podcast

Podcast Episode 62.5 – Below Thunder’s Deck with Parker Rabe

  Welcome to Episode 62.5 of the RetroWDW Podcast: “Below Thunder’s Deck with Parker Rabe” – We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows from over the years. We have visited multiple parks, resorts, and just about everything else in between. Main Topic In the last episode, we took you back to the early 1990s and discussed the filming and...Read More...

Imageworks, Restored Video, Videos

Video: Universe of Energy Preshow (1991)

The original Universe of Energy Preshow featured a unique presentation with a screen made up of rotating tiles. This huge mosaic changed each tile in sync with the projection being shown and was invented by Czech film director Emil Radok. The 8 minute show educated guests about the various forms of energy found in nature before they entered into the traveling theater part of the attraction.Read More...

Imageworks, Restored Video, Videos

Restored home movie: Imagineering Lab at Epcot

The Walt Disney Imagineering Labs was an exhibit in Inventions at Epcot. The brief live show showed guests how 3D computer animation was created, with a focus on a virtual reality experience featuring Aladdin. “DisneyVision” was a state of the art virtual reality technology that would eventually lead to the Aladdin’s Magic Carpet Ride attraction at DisneyQuest.Read More...

LBVHS

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...