Bonus Podcast Episode 22.5: David Coolidge talks Lake Buena Vista

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Welcome to Episode 22.5 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: “David Coolidge Talks Lake Buena Vista” – We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows.

We recorded an interview with David Coolidge and due to timing and length, it didn’t make it into Episode 22. So we figured we’d release a special Bonus episode of our interview!

David Coolidge - Polynesian PondDavid Coolidge ( is an American Watercolor Realist and in this episode Todd and How sit with David and discuss how he was one of the first people ever to display his art at Lake Buena Vista. David gives some insight to how his show came to be and what the shopping village and vacations villas were like in the early years including shopping, a giant silver Taj Mahal, water taxis and trombonist Herbie Green!

During our chat, we discover that David did use the original Polynesian waterfall as the subject of one of his paintings and we will announce shortly on how you can get a giclee print!

Here is an album of David’s photos from Lake Buena Vista and we’ve also restored some of David’s personal films from his trips

Swan Boads and Adventurelande
Shari Lewis, Top of the World Show
Magic Kingdom and Mickey Mouse Review
1975 Lake Buena Vista

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