Podcast Episode 1 – Planning for Tomorrow

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Welcome to the First Episode of the Retro Disney World Podcast.  We have had lots of great feedback thus far, we hope you enjoy the first official episode!.  


The regular crew is all here, Todd, Brian, How & JT are all present and accounted for.

Main Topic

This first episode takes us to the early days of Tomorrowland, or the small area with two attractions that was referred to as Tomorrowland in ’71. How goes into many great details about what happened and how it all began. The Grand Prix Raceway, If You Had Wings, and Mission to Mars and others are discussed in crystal clear retro detail and of course we make our way around the rest of the land as well. And here are links to some videos of MtM:

Viewer Mail

From Mark, we discuss the question “Do you recall the smell that exists in the dinosaur section of Universe of Energy?” – Send your questions to podcast@retrowdw.com

Audio Puzzler

Congratulations to Jared for winning the Preview Episode Audio Puzzler, the answer was “Legacy” which played in the EPCOT Center entrance area. If you think you know the answer to the audio puzzler, email us! podcast@retrowdw.com  We will enter all correct answers into a drawing for retro prizes! 

Film Restoration

In this episode, we watch and discuss two films that have been restored with Pixcel and Imageworks.  Follow along with us as we add color commentary to these two classics from ’71 & ’72.

Listener Memories

Keep the calls coming, sharing your memories and giving us feedback. If you would like to call and leave us a message, please dial 978-71-RETRO.

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We hope you have enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us podcast@retrowdw.com.

Next Month

Be sure to check back with us very soon for Episode #2 focusing on the Contemporary Resort. 

Until next time, “Kindly move all the way to the end of the aisle, filling in all available spaces…”

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December 13, 2014 12:12 am

Do you have any references for the Speedway expansion in 1973? I’ve seen it mentioned on a few sites, including Wikipedia, but nobody cites sources, and the aerial photography from FDOT shows that it was actually shortened somewhere between 1973-02-05 and 1974-11-22, partly to accommodate the entrance to Space Mountain. The railroad was rerouted slightly at the same time. FDOT doesn’t have images of MK from 1971, but http://www.imagineeringdisney.com/storage/Imagineering-Disney_WDW-pre-1971_aerial_2.jpg seems to match the layout in early 1973.

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