Podcast Episode 23: Carousel of Progress

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Welcome to Episode 23 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: “Carousel of Progress” – 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 start off learning the origins of the Captain Jack’s Restaurant name and then move onto some more information about the Lake Buena Vista toy stores.

Listener Mail

Pablo Escobar at Disney WorldLincoln writes in asking about Walt Disney biographies, we got a tweet from Senor Peanut with pictures of Pablo Escobar visiting Disney World, How tells us about World Key ending and finally we got a question regarding Walt Disney World mail order. For questions, comments and concerns, please write us – podcast@retrodisneyworld.com

Audio Rewind

Congratulations to our winner from last month, Robert Burke, he guessed “Delta Dreamflight”. Robert won a copy of the Progressland Brochure! If you think you know the answer to the audio rewind this month, email us at podcast@retrodisneyworld.com for a chance to win some 20th anniversary brochures and guides. Send your guesses by October 17, 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, 1984 Disney News Magazine, The Walt Disney World Explorer CD Rom, expired Discovery Island Tickets, a Frontierland Viewmaster Slide and new this month……..the WDW Tencenial Coin and….a WDW Pocket Protector! 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

Carousel of Progress DogFor this month, we discuss all things Carousel of Progress. We take you back to the General Electric days and start you off with a bit of history. The journey starts right after Disneyland opens and follows us up to the version we all see today. You are really going to enjoy this main topic filled with sound clips, effects and tons of snipets to remind you of this attraction has changed over the years. We even get our fans in on the show, playing your version of the theme song from your call ins. One of the most classic attractions in Disney Parks history is our main topic this month; enjoy the show!


L’Omelette Superb Avec Jambon
6 eggs
2 tbls butter
1/4 cup milk
6 slices pre-cooked ham
Salt & Pepper

Beat eggs in mixing bowl. Season to taste. Add milk to egg mixture.
Dice ham – set aside. Heat butter in skillet, add eggs. Let cook until eggs coat entire pan. Add ham.
With spatula, fold over 1/2 omelette. Let cook approximately three minutes. Remove and serve.

RetroWDW Merchandise

The Lake Buena Vista Whatchamacallit merchandise is finally ready! We had a slight delay on the design work, but we are ready to release this to you along with some other extra special items. 

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

Some of Our Latest Designs

The RetroWDW Lake and Lagoon Tour

Much faster than anticipated, the Lake & Lagoon Tour sold out in record time. We are accepting standby reservations, which will basically be a waiting list, in case an opening pops up or if we have the ability to open up another boat tour.  Thank you so much for your tour reservations and we are super excited to take this cruise with you all! We will all be around all weekend during Destination D, so please check our social media accounts for postings on where we will be and how you can meet us all.

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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 24 where we take you to The Golf Resort in honor of our old buddy, Arnold Palmer.

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B.J. Major
February 27, 2021 6:13 am

This was a terrific episode, thanks guys! Just in case some listeners are not aware, there was a 5-CD box set released in 2009 by Walt Disney Records entitled “Walt Disney and the 1964 World’s Fair”. Disc 5 of the set is a complete “alternate universe version Carousel of Progress”. It is narrated by Rex Allen and apparently went unused.

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