Relive EPCOT Center’s World of Motion in 3D sound

Test Track may be thrilling, but the attraction which preceded it, World of Motion, was the unadulterated spirit of Disney through and through. Although solely attributed to Ward Kimball, the attraction contains many humorous scenes designed by Marc Davis using his trademark style of show scenes punctuated by audioanimatronic figures making subtle movements. It's the robotic equivalent of today's Cinemagraph photography.Read More...

The first @RetroWDW Video Podcast in HD – World of Motion Part 1

The day is finally here! Our good friend Jason has completed and released our first visual podcast. He took our fifth episode, Stubborn Donkey: Part 1, and added amazing visuals, photos, videos and even shows avatars while we each talk. This truly does make the podcast listening experience ten times better, as he has done an amazing job. Follow along as we talk you through the ride while you watch it all unfold before our eyes.…Read More...

All new @RetroWDW Video Podcast – 5 minute Preview video!

Our secret behind the scenes technical video wizardry team has been hard at working putting visuals together to create our very first video podcast episode. We've taken Episode 5, Stubborn Donkey where myself, JT, How and Brian dive into the World of Motion and added photos, videos, custom 3D animations and more! Prepare to relive the attraction and the podcast like you have never done before.Read More...

Podcast Episode 6 – World of Motion: Stubborn Donkey Part II

We continue this month with more World of Motion. Such a large attraction that we needed two episodes just to cover everything. The episode starts off with How discussing the World's First Traffic Jam and we work our way through the second half of the attraction. We learn all sorts of great facts including how they integrated the movie Tron into World of Motion and that you can never have enough speed tunnels. We wrap up…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...

It’s Always Fun to be Free

When EPCOT Center opened on October 1, 1982, one of the original attractions that day was World of Motion.  In my opinion, World of Motion was good.  It wasn’t Horizons, but as far as favorites go it was up there.  World of Motion was sponsored by GM, the first corporation to sign with Disney to sponsor an EPCOT pavilion.  World of Motion was located in Future World East, next to Horizons.  It was a large, stainless...Read More...