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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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Monday, 22 August 2016 14:05

RetroWDW Lake and Lagoon Tour - 2016

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Join the RetroWDW Podcast crew for a 1 hour tour of Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon!

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!

Your tour, narrated by one of the RetroWDW podcast hosts will take you to some of the famed but not forgotten sights and and landmarks of years past! We'll be sure to include Rile's Island, the Polynesian Wave machine, point out special monorail beams and of course Roy's Cabin! Your RetroWDW hosts will explain the history of each as you cruise the lake and you'll receive a special RetroWDW gifts!

Tickets go on sale September 25th, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

 

 

Details

When: November 19th and/or 20th, 2016 at 1pm
Where: Contemporary Resort Boat Rental Dock

Ticket Information

Only 50 tickets available! Sold on a first come first serve basis. All sales are final, no rainchecks or refunds (see cancellations below for details)

Tour Ticket: $15
Tour Ticket + Tee shirt: $30 (specify size at checkout)

How to Purchase Tickets

Tickets will go on sale on this page on September 25th, 2016 at 12:00pm EST and will be available until sold out.

Payments will only be accepted via Paypal
Maximum 50 tickets available
Once you purchase is complete you will receive your tickets via email before November 1st.
You will be assigned a date and boat number.

The Tour

Please report to the Contemporary Resort boat rental docks no later than 12:45pm - the tour will leave at 1pm with or without you!
Look for a RetroWDW crew member wearing a blue Lake and Lagoon tour t-shirt - They will check you in and direct you to your boat
Once we have pushed back from the dock we will distribute lunches.
You will not have an opportunity to disembark at any time, so please make all necessary bathroom arrangements prior to boarding
Total time on the boat will be 1 hour.
Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted on the tour.

The Fine Print

All purchases are final.
No refunds will be given for no-shows.
Refunds for the value of the boat rental will be given only If the boat portion of the tour is cancelled for one or more of the following reasons:
   Boat is not available
   Boat is not allowed to leave during inclement weather
   Boat is cancelled due to some unforseen event
If in the event the tour does not sail, T-shirts will be distributed and the historical tour will be held elsewhere on the grounds of the Contemporary Resort.
The RetroWDW 2016 Lake and Lagoon Tour is not sponsored by or affiliated with any part of The Walt Disney Company,Destination D, D23 or the Walt Disney World Resort.

Questions?

Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your questions and we'll answer them as quickly as possible.

 

We often purchase home movies of trips to Walt Disney World from ebay, estate sales, flea markets etc. Many times much of what we receive that isn't WDW related hits the cutting room floor: Edna and Earls anniversary, little Susies 5th birthday party, etc. While it is sad to see these memories crash to the ground, every now and then we find some interesting bits that we think should be restored and shared. 

Brian came across some films recently and one of them had a few minutes of the Cleveland airport; being a fan of aviation I just had to restore it. Some wonderful United 737s and a DC-8 are featured as well as a great shot of an Eastern Airlines 727 with ground service equipment. Remember, Eastern was the official airline of WDW! To see a bygone era of air travel in photos is one thing, but to come alive after 42 years is another. Sit back and imagine it is 1974, and you are behind the camera; documenting your trip to Orlando....you are cleared for take-off!

[Notes: We believe this dates from 1974 based on our research of other clips in the film]

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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