Podcast Episode 62: Thunder in Paradise

This month...what can we say. Hulk Hogan is in the building. Well not yet, but hopefully soon. Instead, we are taking you to Paradise - Thunder in Paradise! Our crew takes a deep dive into this show that was almost entirely filmed on property at Walt Disney World. The idea behind this show, was a takeoff on Baywatch and various other 90s action stylized tv shows. We love watching these episodes though and trying to analyze…Read More...

Disney MGM-Studios Grand Opening Special – Original NBC Broadcast with Commercials and AI Interpolated HD!

We’ve got a special treat for everyone today! To test out our new video and film restoration system we decided to improve upon one of our earlier restorations, specifically the Disney MGM-Studios Grand Opening Special!  We’ve left the commercials in and we utilized our Artificial Intelligence software to produce Interpolated HD. The entire process to get to this quality included 3 hours of VHS tape clean up; 15 hours of HD interpolation, 3 hours of stitching...Read More...

Star Tours G2-4T and G2-9T Loop Video

These are the droids you are looking for! This pair of restored videos from 1991 has the full performances of the repair droids seen in the Star Tours pre-show. Both G2 droids would appear to interact with guests waiting to board their flight to Endor.   G2-4T   G2-9TRead More...

Climb aboard The Great Movie Ride once again!

We’ve got a special treat for you! Now that Mickey’s Runaway Railway has opened we figured you’d want to take a trip back in time for an uninterrupted journey through the movies! How Bowers was at it again, armed with his trusty 8mm video camera he filmed the attraction from start to finish. The date is December 1, 1991, and the attraction is fairly young at only 2.5 years old.Read More...

Podcast Episode 55: Backstage Tour – MGM

Welcome to Episode 55 of the RetroWDW Podcast: “Backstage Tour – MGM” – We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows! Comments & Corrections Take a listen to our latest mini-episode, Bringing The World Closer To You – this was a quick one but ended up being very good. Enjoy! Listener Mail The mailbag is full and we love that!...Read More...

Disney-MGM Studios Backlot Tram Tour – October 1, 1991

Leading up to our next podcast, which will be release soon, we dug up some footage from the Backlot Tour in 1991. This was filmed on 8mm video and there are some notable things to look for. Normally, you would see Herbie sitting there in these early days, doing wheelies, popping the hood, etc. Well in this video, Herbie is gone and we see a truck which looks to be from Ernest Saves Christmas – anybody...Read More...