Podcast Episode 22: Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village

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Welcome to Episode 22 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: “Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village”. 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 get back to the basics this month, focusing on our regular routine. The mystery of R.J. McBean is solved and debunked. We also shed some light on what happened to the penny arcade games, how you can play them now and finally how some of them have changed states… Lots of great information during our comments and corrections this month.

Audio Rewind

Congratulations to our winner from last month, Phil Speck, he guessed “Big Rock Candy Mountain”. Phil won a copy of Disney U! 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 Progressland Brochure, from Ted Linhart. Send your guesses by September 20, 2016 – All answers will also be entered into the drawing for our next BIG PRIZE, which is a huge prize pot slowly built over the course of 2016.

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, a copy of ’84 Disney News, The Walt Disney World Explorer CD Rom, expired Discovery Island Tickets and new this month……..a Frontierland Viewmaster Slide! 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

Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village Aerial Photo (1976)For this month, we take you back to the original years of the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village. You will find it absolutely amazing how much has changed, grown and updated since the early days.

As a group, we go through the different stories while sharing memories of the different visits we’ve had. The architecture is discussed along with watercraft and even menswear. Great topic with lots of great history, hope you enjoy!

A Special Video

Directly from Todd’s personal archive: A video from 1989 of the Disney Village

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The RetroWDW Lake and Lagoon Tour

Take your lunch break at Destination D this year and join the RetroWDW Podcast crew for a tour around Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon! Tickets go on sale 9/25/16 at 12:00pm. These will sell out quick, so make sure you don’t miss out! Click here for information on the tour and how to purchase tickets.

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Next Month

Check back with us very soon for Episode 23 where we take you back to the Carousel of Progress!

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Gregory Tinkler
Gregory Tinkler
October 10, 2018 1:13 pm

Turkey legs float?
…but what about science?????

October 11, 2019 10:18 pm

Our family had a fantastic vacation in Disney in ’77 and I was super excited to hear this episode because the diary I have from the trip talks about us going there at least twice. Don’t have any memories of the stores there at all though So frustrating as I’m guessing I’d gone to Toys Fantastique as I brought home a DINKY toy Starship Enterprise and as that’s a UK brand it makes sense. Just wish we had some pictures. Grrrr Oh well, I guess sometimes memories just don’t stick.

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