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First and foremost, thank you to everyone who purchased tickets. We certainly didn't expect to sell out so quickly; all but a few tickets were sold in the first 10 minutes! We're humbled by how many of you want to spend an hour with us this coming November.

For those that purchased tickets, we will be contacting you during the next week to let you know if your requested date was available. We think we have it pretty well mapped out and it looks like everyone will get the day they requested, however there may be an additional boat added for Saturday which would mean 2 different sail times. We'll keep you updated - we understand some of you are attending Destination D and don't want to miss a minute of that!

If you were unable to purchase tickets we have a standyby list now open. Depending on the additional interest, we may add an additional boat or two depending on our schedule. Please email your name, total # in your party to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject: "Lake and Lagoon Tour Standby List"

If we have availability or add more tours we will contact those on the list in the order they are received. Of course if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Again thank you to everyone for their continued support, we've got some special film and video releases coming out this week and we are working on some major projects as well!

RetroWDW Crew - Todd, How, JT and Brian

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David Coolidge (http://www.davidcoolidge.com/) is an American Watercolor Realist and in episode 22.5 of Todd and How discussed with David how he was one of the first ever to display his art at Lake Buena Vista. During our chat, we discover that David did use the original Polynesian waterfall as the subject of one of his paintings.

David is now accpeting orders for "Polynesian Pond" on his website. These giclée prints are limited edition and are signed/numbered by the artist himself! There are a limited # of these left. You can order yours here: http://www.davidcoolidge.com/for_sale/3218_b.htm

Tell David RetroWDW sent you!

Polynesian Pond #2
Giclee #:
3218
Prints Made:
150
Image Size(inches):
12.75 x 15
Retail Price:
$125.00 + S&H
Paper Size:
14.75 x 17

 

1975 July WDW 10Welcome to Episode 22.5 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "David Coolidge talks Lake Buena Vista" - We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows.

We recorded an interview with David Coolidge and due to timing and length, it didn't make it into Episode 22. So we figured we'd release a special Bonus episode of our interview!

David Coolidge (http://www.davidcoolidge.com/) is an American Watercolor Realist and in this episode Todd and How sit with David and discuss how he was one of the first people ever to display his art at Lake Buena Vista. David gives some insight to how his show came to be and what the shopping village and vacations villas were like in the early years including shopping, a giant silver Taj Mahal, water taxis and trombonist Herbie Green!

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During our chat, we discover that David did use the original Polynesian waterfall as the subject of one of his paintings and we will announce shortly on how you can get a giclee print!

Here is an album of David's photos from Lake Buena Vista and we've also restored some of David's personal films from his trips

Swan Boads and Adventurelande
Shari Lewis, Top of the World Show
Magic Kingdom and Mickey Mouse Review
1975 Lake Buena Vista

RetroWDW Merchandise - All new design this month that incorporates the LBV Whatchamacallit! Be sure to get your shirt, iPhone case, tote bag, pillow or coffee mug: www.retrodisneyworld.com/supportus

The RetroWDW Lake and Lagoon Tour - Take your lunch break at Destination D this year and join the RetroWDW Podcast crew for a tour around Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon! Tickets go on sale 9/25/16 at 12:00pm. These will sell out quick, so make sure you don't miss out! Click here for information on the tour and how to purchase tickets.

Listener Memories - Keep the calls coming, sharing your memories and giving us feedback. If you would like to call and leave us a message, please dial 978-71-RETRO. Keep the calls coming! 

Check back with us very soon for Episode 23 where we take you back to the Carousel of Progress!

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Our 1974 visit to the Magic Kingdom begins in the castle hub. Some men in brightly colored Hawaiian shirts await Mickey and his friends parading with the Main Street Band.  All of the familiar characters of the day are there (including Dumbo) and the Dapper Dans on tandem bicycles. Be sure and catch Robin Hood at the 1:40 mark attempting to steal a youngster from the crowd.

Our footage then takes us outside the park to entrance plaza with the Roy O. Disney overhead in Main Street Station. In Town Square we are again reminded that uncommon sights in the early days of the Magic Kingdom were blue jeans and, often, children.  Sometimes you can’t see either anywhere in footage of the day.

A quick pose with the totems outside the Jungle Cruise area in Adventureland before our friends head to Fantasyland and glimpse of the Carrousel with refurbishment walls around it. Obligatory footage of the Nautilus plying the waters of 20,000 Leagues lagoon before we meet some more characters outside Fantasyland’s toy shop.

Welcome to Episode 22 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village" - 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- We get back to the basics this month, focusing on our regular routine. The mystery of RJ McBean is solved and debunked. We also shed some light on what happened to the penny arcade games, how you can play them now and finally how some of them have changed states... Lots of great information during our comments and corrections this month.

Audio Rewind - Congratulations to our winner from last month, Phil Speck, he guessed "Big Rock Candy Mountain". Phil won a copy of Disney U! If you think you know the answer to the audio rewind this month, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a chance to win a Progressland Brochure, from Ted Linhart. Send your guesses by September 20, 2016 - All answers will also be entered into the drawing for our next BIG PRIZE, which is a huge prize pot slowly built over the course of 2016.

Prize Pot Items - As you may have heard, our year end prize this year will include a different prize from every month. So far, we have an Orange Bird Yo-Yo from January, a brochure from The World of Motion given away in February, the March prize is a Golf Resort Mickey head logo golf bag tag, Lake Buena Vista Villas an Epcot Center salt and pepper shaker set, a Disney Glass Candy Dish, Tomorrowland Handbook, a copy of '84 Disney News, The Walt Disney World Explorer CD Rom, expired Discovery Island Tickets and new this month........a Frontierland Viewmaster Slide! The pot will continue to grow each month with new and exciting prizes! To win the prize pot in December, just answer any audio rewind question each month for one entry.

Main Topic - For this month, we take you back to the original years of the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village. You will find it absolutely amazing how much has changed, grown and updated since the early days. As a group, we go through the different stories while sharing memories of the different visits we've had. The architecture is discussed along with watercraft and even menswear. Great topic with lots of great history, hope you enjoy!

Directly from Todd's personal archive: A video from 1989 of the Disney Village

RetroWDW Merchandise - All new design this month that incorporates the LBV Whatchamacallit! Be sure to get your shirt, iPhone case, tote bag, pillow or coffee mug: www.retrodisneyworld.com/supportus

The RetroWDW Lake and Lagoon Tour - Take your lunch break at Destination D this year and join the RetroWDW Podcast crew for a tour around Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon! Tickets go on sale 9/25/16 at 12:00pm. These will sell out quick, so make sure you don't miss out! Click here for information on the tour and how to purchase tickets.

Listener Memories - Keep the calls coming, sharing your memories and giving us feedback. If you would like to call and leave us a message, please dial 978-71-RETRO. Keep the calls coming! 

Check back with us very soon for Episode 23 where we take you back to the Carousel of Progress!

Tweet at us, send us a Facebook post or message, tag us on Instagram or email us your thoughts..We hope you have enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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We're sorry, the 2016 RetroWDW Lake and Lagoon Tour is sold out

GOOD NEWS!

We have a waiting list, we may add an additional boat or two depending on our schedule!

Please email your name, total # in your party to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject: "Lake and Lagoon Tour Standby List"

If we have availability or add more tours we will contact those on the list in the order.

 

 

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