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...

Podcast Episode 43.5 – A Chat With Chris Debiec

Welcome to Episode 43.5! We are here tonight to chat with Chris Debiec, who plays a key role in the early days of Disney-MGM Studios.  Todd, Brian & How are in attendance tonight and we start you off with some information about the upcoming Lake & Lagoon tour.  Some information is also revealed about the gift for this upcoming event and also some key information if you would like to meet any of us.  For more...Read More...

Podcast Episode 43: MGM-Studios Game Shows

This month is somewhat unique, as we take you back to the studios and give you a taste of the old, working studio. How takes the lead and the main topic relates to how game shows used to be filmed on site, you could visit the sets and even play with a live studio audience! As a group, we join How with a game show styled game where we answer trivia questions and discuss this history.Read More...

The Muppets at Walt Disney World Video – NBC Special from May 1990

This NBC special, which aired on May 5, 1990 is one of the four prime time shows we discuss in episode 30 of the RetroWDW Podcast. This program turned out to be the last Muppets special that Henson would work on as he passed away just 10 after its airing on May 16. We stumbled upon a relatively clean copy of the special and decided to improve it bit by removing the interlacing, repair the chroma…Read More...