Podcast Episode 46: Snow White’s Scary Adventure

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Welcome to Episode 46 of the RetroWDW Podcast: “Snow White’s Scary Adventures” – We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows.


  1. Paul wrote in about his big prize pot victory and to discuss some of the old Birnbaum’s guides.
  2. We got some updates on Pleasure Island from Mike, discussing the rivers, lakes and Mr. Pleasure. Mike also brings up Church Street in Orlando and how it was competition.

Listener Mail

  1. Our first message is from Megan – she wants to know about an old window in the PeopleMover. What did this window once overlook?
  2. Plant Sitting… We discuss this service that was once offered up at WDW. This unique aspect of the Vacation Kingdom covered your own ferns and also new purchases. Let us know if you have any extra information about this service…
  3. Dave wrote in about just discovering us. He is curious about The Fiesta Fun Center, which we go into detail on – this topic though, is going to require a full episode.
  4. Our next message, from GWS II, is super excited about the LBVHS and has been with us since the start. We thank you for your support and will continue creating engaging content for you and the WDW fan community.

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. 

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Map News

For our latest event, we put together a really special giveaway. This one-of-a-kind collectors map is truly amazing and you really need to get one for your home or office. The details Jason drew, the small Easter eggs – it is just insane. If you would like your own, please visit our ‘Donate’ page – the entire donation is tax deductible and you will get this amazing work of art. Be sure to share where you end up hanging your posters and show us those custom frame jobs!

Audio Rewind

Discovery_Island_0054_aOur audio rewind this month turned out to be Pablo Cruise: Worlds Away!  The winner is Jim Collins, winning a Vacation Kingdom poster. Great job and thanks for playing along to everybody!

If you think you know the answer to this month’s audio rewind, email us! contest@retrowdw.com – This month the winner will receive one of the Lake & Lagoon Vacation Kingdom posters.
All entries due 2/12/2019 and a random winner will be selected.


Main Topic

Snow White’s Scary Adventures

Through the Forest: Snow White's AdventuresThis month, we take you back to one of the opening day attractions and one of the more recently closed dark rides at the Magic Kingdom. How takes the lead to go through the various versions of this ride and also takes a deep dive into the word ‘scary’, relating to this ride. The comparisons to Mr. Toad appear in this episode as well as the vintage origins of this type of ride. Dark undertones are brought up and we also get into why they had to add the word ‘scary’ to the title.

We also dive into the origins of ride creation and what perspective the creators were trying to give us. The other dark rides at WDW are brought in for comparisons, which is neat because you can still ride some of the originals today. The fairy tale concept is discussed and how dark it actually was. Snow White is a very dark movie and the ride connects well. Finally, we discuss the closing and how it was handled by the fans at the time, including Benjamin – take a look at his story, which is a good one. We hope you really enjoy this episode and all of the discussion we have on this classic.

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