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...

Podcast Episode 33.35 – Looking Back at Tomorrow

This episode is unique in that we are recapping the entire Epcot35 weekend; from our event to the D23 events we attended. Join us as we take you back to the 35th anniversary of EPCOT Center, 2017. We recap some of our impressions and how we thought the night went overall. We also discuss the super rare character greeting, our pretzel situation and also take you behind the scenes on the now infamous EPCOT Center Fountain…Read More...

How to build a replica EPCOT Fountain

The #1 fountain was auctioned for charity via eBay - it closed on October 23, 2017.  Any other additional fountain auctions on ebay claiming to be #1 of 230 are fraudulent!   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...Read More...

A visit to EPCOT Center – 1983 16mm Restored Film

With EPCOT Center turning 35 years old yesterday we wanted to share with you a project we completed recently but decided to hold off until now for release. We were able to convert and restore the 1983 film "A Visit to EPCOT Center". What makes this special is this restoration was completed from a 16mm print of the film, later it was released on home movie and the quality was sub-par to say the least. The...Read More...

Podcast Episode 32: Riding on Sunshine

A very timely main topic this month for our listeners. With the closing of The Universe of Energy this month, we felt it was time to take you back to the original attraction from EPCOT Center. We dive right into the opening concepts, how everything works and of course each show scene. The sheer size of this attraction and all the details will amaze you as ride along in the original attraction.Read More...

Podcast Episode 31.35 – RetroWDW EPCOT35 Event Details and Ticket Information

Join Todd and Brian for a quick episode where we discuss the details of our upcoming event at EPCOT Center on September 30th, 2017! In November 2016 the RetroWDW podcast held a special event at WDW, specifically our Lake and Lagoon Tour was centered around DestinationD. We had limited spots and always wanted to do something that more of our listeners could attend. In conjunction with the official EPCOT35 events we decided to begin the research...Read More...

Happy Canada Day via EPCOT Center ’85 Home Movie

In honor of Canada Day we take a brief 1985 visit to the Canada pavilion in EPCOT Center. Amateur movie film is semi-rare by this point in favor of videotape and it is uncommon to find guest-shot park footage on film at this stage of the 1980's.   Our film opens with a very brief glimpse of the EPCOT Center parking plaza and then a pan of Future World from the bridge to World Showcase. The...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...

Podcast Episode 29.35 – Planning for EPCOT35

In November 2016 the RetroWDW podcast held a special event at WDW, specifically our Lake and Lagoon Tour was centered around DestinationD. We had limited spots and always wanted to do something that more of our listeners could attend. With the recent announcements and ticket sales of official EPCOT35 events we decided to begin the research to plan our own event to coincide with the anniversary. We're working on putting together a special character meet and…Read More...