Podcast Episode 33: Retro Food

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Welcome to Episode 33 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: “Retro Food” – We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows.

Corrections & Listener Mail

Universe of Energy Volcano being prepared by an ImagineerTodd kicks us off with the infamous Universe of Energy dog food pump for the lava. ProgressCity USA had some information on this, which we discuss. 

The Universe of Energy, which we found had always been planned for the actual spot it ended up. Well…We found and heard from some listeners that this isn’t entirely true. Brian also discusses some initial problems with the big turntable for the ride vehicles. This story is so crazy and absolutely amazing it happened this way.

We also go over the audio poll from last month, Graces vs. Braces – Well we have the results and here is the final tally.
Faces – 1 vote
Graces – 8 votes
Braces – 14 votesWonders of Life Overhead Shot

Mike wrote in and asked about our Tom Nabbe episode, regarding the monorail power systems. We clear up what we think Tom meant and how this was slightly confusing. Reese also wrote in, asking about the voice of ‘Buzzy’ and how it seemed to be two different people in the attraction compared to the pre-show. We all chime in on this to give our opinion.

Thank you for all the emails, tweets and comments you have sent our way. We try to respond to almost everything and do our best to pick unique questions for the show. 

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

Audio Rewind

World Of MotionOur audio rewind this month turned out to be The World of Motion, It’s Fun To Be Free! The winner is Laura H, winning some RetroWDW pins and a 1986 photo envelope. Great job and thanks for the entries.

If you think you know the answer to this month’s audio rewind puzzler, email us! podcast@retrowdw.com – This month the winner will get a 1983 Disney News Magazine, all about food in WDW! Perfect to accompany this months episode.

All entries due 10/2/2017 and a random winner will be selected. Even if you don’t win, you will gain an entry into the Fall/Winter Prize Pot, being picked in December.

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.

We have moved onto Prize Pot #2! All prizes added to the pot will be given to one lucky winner this December.  Here is what we have so far:

  • Life Magazine – 1971 (Courtesy of David)
  • Look Magazine – 1971 (Courtesy of David)
  • WDW Easter Egg Hunt Invitation – 1986

All entries for the audio rewind go to winning the next prize pot.  Email us to enter: podcast@retrowdw.com

Prize Pot Item #1
Prize Pot Item #2
Prize Pot Item #3

Main Topic

Retro FoodConcourse Steakhouse

This month, we travel all over the vacation kingdom, looking at vintage restaurants and menus. We start off on the Seven Seas Lagoon & Bay Lake, taking you to each resort and discussing what has come and gone over the years. The offerings at time are very interesting and unique, while some are still the same to this day. Everybody brings out their old menus for this episode, refreshing your memories.

The episode is really a must listen, mainly because it focuses on lots of great places and cuisine items you may have never heard of. We continue to the theme parks, which almost need their own episodes just to discuss the varying items. We hit on many random things and have a somewhat order, but like any discussion, we go off randomly reflecting on some memories. Hope you enjoy and let us know if you have any retro menus to share!

Food Menu Gallery

Check out our Walt Disney World Menus Gallery to see some of the menus we discussed in this episode.

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Bob Heckel
Bob Heckel
September 16, 2017 1:02 pm

Fantastic stroll back in time as always. Thank you! Wondering if you could make interaction easier by using Disqus (I am not associated with them in any way) for comments. Google Plus login threw an error and Twitter login lets you post as me, too scary, like using Facebook.

Nicholas D.
February 25, 2018 10:06 am

Wondering what that background music used for this episode was… Great episode. I forsee a revisit to this topic and cover a lot of the quicker serve places!

October 11, 2019 9:59 pm

We stayed at the Contemporary in ’77 and I don’t remember tons about the trip but there are some things that have definitely stuck in my head …. 1) when you guys mentioned the “Citrus” I remembered mum’s daily breakfast … half a grapefruit BUT not any old grapefruit … they were huge!! At least huge compared to what she was used to back in Winnipeg. I remember her talking about those grapefruits WAY after we returned from the trip. 2) Because I was 9, every single morning for 2 weeks I had pancakes for breakfast and fried chicken for… Read more »

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