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...

Podcast Episode 26 – Tiny Bubbles – 20k Leagues Under the Sea

Welcome to Episode 26 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Tiny Bubbles". We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows. Listener Mail First off, we have a real letter! Rob wrote us discussing history on the Golf Resort and some new facts we didn't cover. Next, a listener wrote in asking about updates to the utilidors. Cameron wrote us about...Read More...

Kodachrome Kingdom – A musical montage celebrating WDW’s 45th Anniversary

45 Years ago this week Walt Disney World opened its doors and since then millions have poured through its gates capturing memories on film. In the past 3 years we've shared nearly 50 restored home movies of WDW. While a few of these films are from our own family and friends, the majority come from eBay, garage sales, and flea markets. Captured memories that were tossed away to time, lost in estate sales and completely forgotten.…Read More...

Podcast Episode 16: Walt Hired Me: A Chat with Disney Legend Tom Nabbe

We have a Disney Legend in the studio, his name is Tom Nabbe. We spend over an hour with Tom discussing his start at Disneyland being directly hired by Walt. The insight Tom gives us regarding the construction of Disney World Monorail system, US Steel and of course Roy's Cabin can only be found on this podcast. Tom was amazingly nice and open to discuss anything our retro minds could think of, including the working wave…Read More...

Podcast Episode 5 – Stubborn Donkey Part 1

Welcome to Episode 5 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Stubborn Donkey" We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of the previous shows along with our latest. Thanks for listening!   Introductions The regular crew is all here, Todd, Brian, How & JT are all present and accounted for.  There isn't much housekeeping this month, mostly because we are just that good, but...Read More...

Podcast Episode 2 – Amongst the Plexiglass Trees

The team starts by mentioning their favorite part of the Contemporary Resort, from there we dive into the overall design, the association with US Steel and how the rooms were constructed. JT gets to say "Like a chest of drawers" a few times while Brian imagines the construction view from Roy's Cabin. Todd struggles with the escalator size and continually gets lost in the Grand Canyon Concourse. We move on to the north & south wings…Read More...