These articles are written by The Retro Disney World staff and pertain directly to the day-to-day happenings, operations, and background/history of the site.

Enter @RetroWDWs Hidden Kingdom Map Contest

For all of those that donate the Lake Buena Vista Historical Society between now and January 15th, 2019 you'll have a chance to enter our "Hidden Kingdom Contest". Once you have your map, study it hard and then email us a list of as many of the 71 hidden features you can find! In the February 2019 podcast episode we'll pick a winner based on those that sent in the most correct items on the list.…Read More...

Get your own copy of RetroWDW’s Vacation Kingdom of the World Map!

A special map has been created by RetroWDW's own artist, Jason Bartel. This map celebrates the Vacation Kingdom of the World, and more specifically, "The way it was, and the way it is in your memories". Taking the style and cues of the 1975 map (and the updated version from the 1976 edition of The Story of Walt Disney World) our version of the encompasses a world that used to be as well as some things…Read More...

FREE EPCOT Center Walking Tour – November 18, 2018 11:30a

On Sunday, November 18th we will be in EPCOT! We have an 11 AM Fastpass for Spaceship Earth and we encourage interested parties to ride along with us. When our ride is finished we will assemble at the entrance fountain (See red X on map on right) at 11:30 AM to begin our ever-popular free EPCOT Center walking tour.  We spend about an hour touring Future World and its pavilions pointing out things that used to...Read More...

Looking Back at Tomorrow: An EPCOT35 Celebration Video

On September 30 2017, RetroWDW hosted Looking Back at Tomorrow - An event celebrating EPCOT Center's 35th birthday. We filled the Living Seas Salon to capacity, and had we been able to get a larger space we would have loved to have more people attend. However, thanks to Art Miles, we've got the entire celebration on video for you to enjoy! Be sure to check out the photo gallery of the event too!   Opening Video...Read More...

If EPCOT Could Talk – An Animated Short by Reese Miles

In a handful of podcast episodes you may have heard us answer listener mail from Reese Miles. She's one of our younger followers that has an affinity for WDW but is especially enamored by EPCOT Center. Over the years she has poured over books and media expanding her knowlege of the park. Coupled with tales from her grandfather, who worked in a late-night maintenance role at EPCOT, she has pieced together a full understanding of the...Read More...

RetroWDW Holiday Gift Guide

We often get asked for gift and book recommendations for the Retro Disney World fan so we put this short guide togethr for some great ideas! (Books and music below!) RetroWDW Shop We've got over 40 designs available on 18 different products ranging from Tees to stickers and throw pillows! Head over to retrowdw.com/supportus All proceeds keep the podcast on the air and keep this website going. [ Click Here to See More Designs! ]  ...Read More...

RetroWDW EPCOT Fountain: #1 of 230 charity auction for Give Kids the World

We promised we'd do something special with the #1 fountain from our event, and here are the details! You have a chance to own a Limited Edition EPCOT Center Fountain replica produced by RetroWDW.com for Looking Back at Tomorrow, our EPCOT35 Event that took place on 9/30/17. Only 230 fountain replicas were made and we are auctioning off #1 with 75% of the profits donated to Give Kids the World! Your winning bid will help make...Read More...

How to build a replica EPCOT Fountain

When we first decided to host an EPCOT Center event we always knew we wanted to give out a gift to the attendees. We also knew that a pin or bag wasn't going to be enough to set apart not only the gift, but the event itself. We went down the path of metal coasters and even a 12 sided rubiks cube with the different pavillion logos. I always wanted to make a replica of the...Read More...

RetroWDW adds Corine Gulli, Granddaughter in Horizons, to event lineup!

RetroWDW is excited to announce that we have added Corine [Cook] Gulli to our Looking Back at Tomorrow event lineup! Corine played the granddaughter in Horizons where she was filmed for the conversation with the "beach boy" Tom Fitzgerald! An audio-animatronic likeness of her was then made for the other half of the video presence of the future! Corine grew up three blocks from Disneyland and will tell us a bit about the casting, recording and...Read More...