General Admission Tickets Still Available

Why Join Us Celebrating 40+ years of EPCOT Center

Great Speakers

Hear firsthand stories about Epcot Center's development from the Imagineers who dared to dream

Historic Displays

Meet Imagineers one-on-one and see rare ephemera in our Centorium Archive & Vendor Area


Mingle with our EPCOT pioneers at an intimate, separately-ticketed VIP Cocktail Reception

Pricing Plans Get your Ticket



Includes the Saturday-night Welcome Event, Sunday presentations, and access to the Centorium Archive area

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Gold Key
Preferred Seats


Preferred seating closest to the stage on Sunday plus everything else included with General Admission


Sponsor’s Lounge VIP Cocktail Reception


A separately-ticketed VIP event with EPCOT pioneers, a culinary cabaret of hors d’oeuvres, and open bar


VIP World Passport


Admission to both RetroMagic with a Gold Key ticket with Preferred Seating + Sponsor's Lounge VIP Cocktail Party


General Admission Gold Key Sponsor’s Lounge World Passport
Welcome Event
Centorium Access
Sunday Presentations
Preferred Seating
Saturday Cocktail Reception

Tickets do NOT include admission to any Walt Disney World Theme Park, parking or other Disney imposed fees/charges. All ticket purchases are final; refunds will only be provided if the entire event is canceled. RetroWDW reserves the right to change venues and modify the plans to as required by Disney Event Services. This is a private event that is not affiliated with The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney World or D23.

Filming, photography, and other recordings will take place at this event. By attending, you consent to and authorize RetroWDW and LBVHS to record you via audio, video or the similar to be used for distribution on our website.

Meet our Special Guests

Steve & Linda Alcorn

Electronic Engineers: World of Motion, Canada, China, France, The American Adventure, and more

Tony Baxter

Disney Legend. Lead Designer: Journey Into Imagination

Carl Bongirno

Disney Legend. Former President, Walt Disney Imagineering

Russell Brower

Composer & Sound Designer: ImageWorks, Innoventions, The Living Seas

Trevor Bryant

Production Designer: Horizons

John Decuir Jr.

Concept Designer: EPCOT Center

Dave “Davey” Feiten

Audioanimatronic™ Animator: EPCOT Center

Bob Gurr

Disney Legend

Tom Morris

Production Designer & Field Art Director: Journey Into Imagination

Jerry Rees

Writer & Director: Cranium Command

Tad Stones

Designer: Journey Into Imagination & World of Motion

Tammy Tuckey


Richard Vaughn

Designer & Sculptor: Spaceship Earth

Schedule Details Event Schedules

4:00 – 6:00 PM Reception

VIP Cocktail Reception Sponsor’s Lounge & World Passport only

Mingle with our VIP EPCOT pioneers, take advantage of early access to the Centorium display and vendor area, enjoy a culinary cabaret of hors d’oeuvre, refresh yourself at an open bar. There will be a few surprise experiences exclusive to this VIP event.

6:30 – 8:00 PM Event

Welcome Event

A 90-minute long kickoff to RetroMagic.

Morning Showfloor

Centorium Opens

Browse the exhibits, meet former Imagineers, and peruse the wares offered by our selected vendors

AM Main Ballroom

Morning Presentations

Specific presentation infomation will be released as soon as possible

Noon Hour

Lunch Break

PM Main Ballroom

Afternoon Presentations

Specific presentation infomation will be released as soon as possible

Know before you go Important Information

Discounted Hotel Rooms

Some of you have inquired about discounted rooms for the weekend of RetroMagic. We recently learned that Disney no longer offers discounted room blocks for groups “as small” as ours.

However, we are pleased to share that we have partnered with Nicole Eule at Cruise Planners and are able to offer a limited number of discounted rooms next door to the Yacht Club at the Walt Disney World Dolphin hotel for a total price of $320 per night, which includes resort fees and hotel taxes.

RetroMagic’s weekend events are a short walk over the bridge between Yacht Club and the Dolphin at a price that’s less than half* the cost of a comparable room at the Yacht Club resort.

Please note these are “run of the house” rates meaning that a bed type is not guaranteed. If you wish to guarantee a room with either one king size bed or two queen sized beds, there is an additional cost of $20 per night. Additionally, self-parking is $32 per night. Valet parking is also available for $42 per night.

We hope that this discounted pricing makes a stay in a deluxe resort next to our event venue an obtainable option for RetroMagic attendees.

*At the time of this post, a Resort View room at the Yacht Club with either a King or two Queen beds is showing a price of $748 per night with tax.


Disney has informed us the Yacht and Beach Club parking lots will NOT be available to attendees due to construction and preparation for the large Gartner technology conference happening in the weeks after our event. If you are planning to stay on Disney property we strongly recommend you book a room in the Crescent Lake/Boardwalk area or along the Skyliner route (Pop Century, Art of Animation, Riviera Resort or Caribbean Beach) as both options will make it possible for you to walk to the event.

We have requested alternative parking at the Boardwalk Resort but have not received permission yet from Disney. Other options would be to park at EPCOT and, for those with park admission, walk to International Gateway or take a Minnie Van, rideshare or taxicab from EPCOT’s parking lot or from your nearby resort or lodging directly to the Yacht Club. Accessible parking will be available at Yacht Club utilizing complimentary valet parking for those with valid accessible parking placards or plates.

Event Merchandise

RetroMagic shirts, mugs, and other event-branded merchandise is availabe ahead of the event at our online store.