Podcast Episode 27: Tomorrow’s Child – Spaceship Earth

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Welcome to Episode 27 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: “Tomorrow’s Child” – 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

RE: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Subs
Candler wrote us regarding the old photos of the 20k subs in Florida. He corrected us, saying they were in Plant City.

Modern day Plant City at the corner of West Reynolds Street and Collins Street.

RE: Five Legged Goat at the Contemporary Resort
@CoderBrad asked us about the origins of the five legged goat on the Contemporary mural, How informs us on every detail possible regarding this.

RE: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Scuba Diving Suit
Reese is curious about a 20k scuba diving outfit, which ended up at The Living Seas & The Seas With Nemo. Brian helps us figure out this one, but let us know if you recall this piece.

RE: Pirate Treasure
Rob from Las Vegas remembers a gold coin from Pirates, that had the date stamped on it. We go into great detail letting him know about this machine, what it did and finally how cool it was! 

For questions, comments and concerns, please write us – podcast@retrowdw.com

Audio Rewind

Last month, the audio rewind song was JP and the Silver Stars, you were correct! The winner is Frank Schell, winning a set of RetroWDW Pins.  Great job Frank!

If you think you know the answer to this months audio rewind puzzler, email us! podcast@retrowdw.comThis month the winner will get a pack of RetroWDW Pins!

All entries due 4/3/2017 and a winner will be selected. Even if you don’t win, you will gain an entry into the NEW PRIZE POT!

Prize Pot

This year, we are going to do a new and exciting prize giveaway. The RetroWDW Podcast will have two prize pots this year; one summer, one winter.  The first prize pot item is the Walt Disney at the World’s Fair Four CD Set. This month, we are having How add a mystery gift…The item will not be revealed, and this is the first time we are adding a mystery item to the pot.

Main Topic

This month, we rejoin at the gates of EPCOT Center, to take a ride on Spaceship Earth. An opening day attraction that has changed a few times but lots of aspects remain the same.

EPCOT was an amazing achievement and still is, so join us as we take you back to construction, opening day and the ride itself. Guided by the retro master himself, How goes into great detail taking you through the geodesic sphere. We also mention the Ray Bradbury script, which you can find here. 

Spaceship Earth Concepts & Construction

Claudio Mazzoli’s Spaceship Earth Concept Art

Spaceship Earth Attraction Gallery

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This month, we are bringing you a Spaceship Earth design in honor of our Podcast. How just keeps putting out these one of a kind designs that you cannot find anywhere else. Give How some feedback on your favorite design by tweeting at us, showing off your purchases. As always, we appreciate your support and love seeing you out there sporting your RetroWDW gear! 

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Listener Memories

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Next Month

-Join us next month for a trip to the Old Swimmin’ Hole. We take you back to River Country, the first themed water park!-

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July 23, 2017 1:35 pm

The issue of disputing the narrator of the first version of the attraction stems entirely from the mistaken recollection of Marty Sklar who said it was Lawrence Dobkin. I can say categorically 1000% without a smidgen of doubt that it was Vic Perrin. Perrin was a familiar voice in radio drama as well as doing his narration work on “Outer Limits” and his voice for radio buffs like me is quite instantly recognizable . So unfortunately the only reason why there’s a dispute is because people are taking for granted Marty Sklar’s recollection on the point. Dobkin’s voice is also… Read more »

July 23, 2017 1:38 pm

Just to add one other thing, it would actually be quite common for Perrin to do more than one attraction with him also doing both the Radok pre-show film in “Universe Of Energy” and the pre-Dinosaur ride film as well (but not the post-Dino film). That’s just a testament to how much in demand he was as a narrator in those days (much like we also had Paul Frees doing multiple narrations in an earlier era like “Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln” and “Adventure Thru Innerspace” at the same time).

September 2, 2017 9:18 am

[…]      February 15, 2008 – current (narrated by Judy Dench) […]

October 15, 2017 11:45 am

[…]     February 15, 2008 – current (narrated by Judy Dench) […]

April 27, 2018 9:58 pm

It was so nice hearing and seeing some of thee scenes again! Its been a long time, I’d almost forgotten. I just found your podcast and have been binge listening to it, I love it. Thanks so much for all the insider tidbits and stories I’ve never heard.

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