Podcast Episode 41.5 – A Chat With Author Chris Smith

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Welcome to Episode 41.5 of the RetroWDW Podcast: “A Chat With Author Chris Smith” – We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows.

A Chat With Author Chris Smith

Original entrance to the Magic Kingdom's TomorrowlandChris comes to us as an author of two titles: The Walt Disney World That Never Was and his second book, The Backstories & Magical Secrets of Walt Disney World. We start off the episode with a little bit of history, all about Chris and his connections to Disney. Past trips, The Disney Channel and how often he visits nowadays. Chris also gives us a little background on how he got started. This includes old documents, history and reports that discuss his first book of forgotten and un-built attractions. 

The second book we discuss is Volume One of a multi-part series, discussing everything going on in the theme parks. Volume One is all about Frontierland, Liberty Square and Main Street. I found this one to have some much detail, information and almost felt like an encyclopedia about these lands and attractions in the Magic Kingdom. Each ride is discussed as well as the backstories for how the lands are laid out and themed.

Both books are paperback, right around 200 or so pages and really connect to what we love to talk about. Stories, theming and Walt Disney World.  Check these out today and get ready for the next volume, which will be coming soon!


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Lake Buena Vista's Lost Crescent CityFor a chance to win a free copy of The Walt Disney World That Never Was or The Backstories and Magical Secrets, you need to answer the following question:

What Disney resort was constructed on the original spot for the Asian Resort?

If you know the answer to this questions, email us: podcast@retrowdw.com
We will choose a random, correct answer and let you pick which book you would like sent your way.

Entries due: August 10, 2018 – Best of luck!

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July 31, 2018 8:25 pm

I’ve unapologetically bought every item you’ve promoted on your podcast. From Tammy’s album to Together in the Dream! All Disney gold. Hopefully, I win one of Chris’ books! I really enjoyed the interview.

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