Podcast Episode 7 – Souvenirs: The Receipt Is In The Bag

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Welcome to Episode 7 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: “Receipt Is In The Bag” We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of the previous shows along with our latest.


The regular crew is all here, Todd, Brian, How & JT are all present and accounted for. Todd discusses some of his recent trip to Disneyland and how it relates back to the East Coast. He also touches on attractions left to rot away and the cast member experience. We also heard about the lack of DVC salesman…imagine that! No major updates on the World of Motion episodes, but if you’d like to go back and listen please feel free.

Main Topic

This episode is all about souvenirs and more souvenirs. The one thing every Disney fan can’t get enough of and seems to never stop collecting. Todd opens up talking up with the infamous Pictorial Souvenirs – A true gem in the retro world showcasing everything the Vacation Kingdom had to offer. We also hear about Todd’s favorite guest, the polka dot mystery girl. Your hosts also discuss their favorite souvenirs including a squeaky armed, hard plastic, cotton jumper wearing Mickey, How’s impressive LP collection and a few plush from Brian’s collection.

Call Ins

This was a new thing for us, we had live on the air call-ins from some of our biggest fans. These listeners called in to discuss their favorite souvenirs and also reminisce about some of the classics. Thank you so much to Paula, Keith, and Joe for participating and taking time out of your evening to share your gems!

Audio Puzzler

Congratulations to our winner, Robert Myers, guessing the ferry between TTC and the Magic Kingdom. He wins the 1993 WDW Calendar!  If you think you know the answer to the audio puzzler this month, email us! podcast@retrowdw.com – You can win the amazingly cool Disney transportation and attraction poster.  All correct answers will also be entered into a drawing in December of 2015 for a Paul Hartley reproduction map from wdwmap.com!!

Shirt Project

We are going to start to offer some limited edition, RetroWDW exclusive T-Shirts! Exclusive to our listeners and fans and will help us update some of our audio equipment – check out the designs here: www.retrowdw.com/supportus

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

Some of Our Latest Designs

Viewer Mail

This month we have an email from Johnny K, showing us a piece of jewelry from the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village.  This is a great souvenir from the early years of WDW and a true example of classic merch from the village.  Thank you Johnny!  Send your questions to podcast@retrowdw.com

Listener Memories

Keep the calls coming, sharing your memories and giving us feedback. If you would like to call and leave us a message, please dial 978-71-RETRO.

Tweet at us, send us a Facebook post or message, tag us on Instagram or send us your thoughts.

We hope you have enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us podcast@retrowdw.com.

Film Restoration

We will be back next month for another great film restoration.  Please take a look at our YouTube Channel for some great films.  

We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us podcast@retrowdw.com. Check back with us very soon for Episode 8 – The team is also in contract negotiations to possibly record some mini episodes from time to time… one should be coming very soon..

Until next time… “Make it a stretch. . .On the other hand, make it a super stretch”

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Nick Sweedo
September 16, 2017 12:00 pm

In the late 80s/early 90s I liked to go to the shop outside Hall of Presidents and spend a few minutes admiring a Revolutionary War chess set that was in the corner. It was the British vs. the American Colonists, and George Washington was the king. It was hand carved and cost a lot, I want to say 4 or 5 grand. I wonder who ended up with that — unfortunately it wasn’t me!

October 11, 2019 10:21 pm

If anyone has any suggestions for places to find ephemera from around 1977 (other than eBay) please let me know as I’m in high nostalgia mode right now!! Thanks!!!

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