Podcast Episode 20: America on Parade

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Welcome to Episode 20 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: “The Deluge” – We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows.

Comments & Corrections

We were sent lots of extra information on The Living Seas, even a voicemail.  On the podcast, we bring up some new facts and extra things that were brought to our attention.

Listener Mail

Energy Exchange in Communicore (EPCOT Center)
Energy Exchange in Communicore

This month our mail was crazy good. Tons of great feedback, stories and extra information. We appreciate everyone that gets in touch with us to share memories and stories. Everything from Kitchen Kabaret updates, Living Seas follow-ups and even some new information regarding evening cruises with new restrooms being installed. Please contact us with your questions, comments and concerns; we love hearing from you – podcast@retrodisneyworld.com

RetroWDW Merchandise

How has designed a fourth of July, Retro Epcot themed piece of merchandise. This is based all around the “build your own flag” touchscreen game that used to be in Epcot. 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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Happy Independence Day Design

Be sure to get your shirt, iPhone case, tote bag, pillow or coffee mug today: www.retrowdw.com/supportus

Some of Our Latest Designs

Audio Rewind

Huge number of correct responses this month. Congratulations to our winner, Tom Yoder, he guessed “Space” from Horizons. Brian won the All-Star Movies plastic mug set. 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 mint copy of 1985 Disney News, courtesy of Joel. Send your guesses by July 12, 2016 – All 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, an Epcot Center salt and pepper shaker set, a Disney Glass Candy Dish, Tomorrowland Handbook and new this month; a copy of ’85 Disney News donated by our listener Joel. 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

In the spirit of the summer, How takes us back to the 70s and the world famous America On Parade.  This vintage parade wasn’t seen by many, including most of us, but it is such an interesting piece of history. Learn all about the giant sandwiches, large headed characters and everything else that made this craziness happen. We have a great video to accompany this months podcast, take a look on the Retro Disney World YouTube Channel.

The RetroWDW Event

joomplu:1354November 19-20, D23 will be hosting an event at Walt Disney World. Our posse is planning an event that weekend where you can interact with us, look at some vintage WDW artifacts, host a guest and even record a live podcast. This is all in the planning stages and we will be ironing out the details over the coming months.

We are planning The Retro Disney World Lake & Lagoon Tour with your favorite hosts, showcasing all of the vintage pieces that are still there.

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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.

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June 14, 2017 2:53 pm

Working my way back through your old podcasts and really enjoying them – thanks!
This one was especially cool, because my first trip as an 11 year old was in August, 1976 and as you mentioned each part of the parade I could see them all again.

One of my favorite souvenirs is from that first trip is a bicentennial Disney World coin – not worth much I’m sure, but I remember being so excited to be there and buying it on Main Street.


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