Podcast Episode 17: From Vinyl Chairs to Elephants and Hippos

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Welcome to Episode 17 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: “From Vinyl Chairs to Elephants and Hippos – We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows.

Listener Mail

Construction of Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom with the Contemporary in the backgroundA listener named Joy Johnston wrote in and gave us some very positive feedback. She offers up a great reminder of all the amazing history located throughout the website. Tons of great pictures, info and history.

Our next piece of mail was from Kelly Wise, who shares with us the story of finding a ton of vintage construction photos. Her grandfather worked at WDW, she found the pictures recently and of course they blew up online. This is a great little piece of history we are so happy she shares with us. Our crack team of photo restoration experts plan to give these the full treatment; recoloring and making them look like new.

Finally, we invite you to take a survey and give us some feedback: Click here for the survey – Please contact us – podcast@retrodisneyworld.com

Audio Rewind

Congratulations to our winner, Rachel Cook, she guessed The Carousel of Progress. Rachel won the autographed copy of Tom Nabbe’s book. If you think you know the answer to the audio rewind this month, email us at podcast@retrodisneyworld.com for a chance to win a copy of the book “Together in the Dream” written by RJ & Suzanne.

Send your guesses by April 12, 2016 – All correct answers will also be entered into the drawing for our next BIG PRIZE, which is a huge prize pack slowly built over the course of 2016. The Prize Pot is building…..

Prize Pot Items

As you may have heard, our year end prize this year will include a different prize from every month. So far, we have an Orange Bird Yo-Yo from January, a brochure from The World of Motion given away in February, the March prize is a Golf Resort Mickey head logo golf bag tag and on this episode we add an Epcot Center salt and pepper shaker set. The pot will continue to grow each month with new and exciting prizes! To win the prize pot in December, just answer any audio rewind question each month for one entry.

Main Topic

This episode, we spend some time with RJ & Suzanne Ogren. They recently wrote a book about their experiences both working at Walt Disney World. RJ was an artist in the parks responsible for rehabbing and fixing ride fixtures. Suzanne did some work as a character throughout the parks.

One cool thing about them: they both were monorail pilots too! We chat with a couple of former cast members who have amazing stories, and wrote a really good book. Hope you enjoy our conversation with them, as they take you back to Walt Disney World while sharing their story. Enjoy!

RetroWDW Merchandise

We thank you for your purchases and we’d like to let you know about some of our newest items. The “Tom Nabbe” grabber line of merchandise! The Electrical Water Pageant design is still selling in record numbers and you can also enjoy some Nunis Wave Machine items. These are RetroWDW original works of art, done by How. Super neat stuff that is only available for a limited time. 

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Some of Our Latest Designs

Listener Memories

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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

Check back with us very soon for Episode 18, where we return to our roots and focus on an original attraction: Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.

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