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First and foremost, a hearty thank you to Joshua Harris of www.epcotlegacy.com for putting together our opening theme music and to Andre Gardner for his voice over talent!

Our opening theme "departs" at the dawn of the Magic Kingdom and brings you right up to EPCOT Center. There are a few hidden gems in this music, can you guess where they all came from and why they are there?  Write us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you think you know!

Remember our Preview Episode will be released on November 12th!!

Our first podcast will be ready on November 12th, but here is a sneak peek at our opening voice over. Special thanks to Brian Miles for aligning us with Andre Gardner's awesome voice!


    Our first podcast is coming in the next week or so. We have a logo, the technical tests are completed, the episode format is set and our opening theme and voice over will be completed by the end of next week. We anticipate a November 9th launch date - assuming all goes as planned. While our first episode will go into a bit about who we are, I figured it was time to introduce the podcast team:

@RetroWDW - Todd is your host the owner/creator of RetroDisneyWorld.com and author of Walt Disney World Made Simple (1991-2003). Todd has a vast knowledge of WDW dating back to his early childhood and a passion for the way WDW was. Through the years he also authored the Disney Future Attractions list and still runs DisneyCorner.com. Todd's recent endeavors are the home movie restorations featured on RetroDisneyWorld.com

@LiquidLuau - How is known for his love of all things tiki and his affection for mixology. However his passion and knowledge for WDW history is a perfect match for the podcast. His keen eye for detail will bring a new light to our restored films; he also has so many topics to talk about that we see our podcast going on for years!

@BrianPMiles - Brian has established himself as not only a collector of retro items and FL memorabilia, but he's got an incredible knack for finding old footage at garage sales. Brian will be heading up our audio puzzler segment on each episode and providing additional commentary throughout the podcast.

@Ls1jt - JT is a featured author on RetroDisneyWorld.com and comes to the team as one who has done tons of research. While we won't go into details, he's known to have a few special items in his WDW collection. JT's on a quest for wave machine photos and is in charge of our "Listener Mail" segment of the podcast.


We want to hear from you! Send us your topic suggestions, films, questions, conspiracy theories on the removal of Jungle Cruise Frogs, whatever you have: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Look for our first episode soon!


 

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Sometimes things on eBay pop up that are worth spending a few dollars on. Sometimes you know whats on there, and sometimes you are purely taking a chance. With the help of a friend we were able to secure a few reels of Magic Kingdom footage from 1976. With a total running time of of nearly 5 minutes we are first treated to ride on the Peoplemover - oh how I long for the days of the StarJets!  Next up is about 1.5 minutes of on-board Swan Boats footage. Jungle Cruise is up next (no frogs this time) and then a trip on the train. A fantastic shot of the Tomorrowland Speedway from the train is tucked away at the 4:06 mark.

Technical Details: The color on this film was terrible to start with, and in the end its just OK by my standards. You'll notice that the color in each scene changes, demonstrating a inexpensive camera, poor quality film/developing or a combination of all. Its very difficult to apply a general color fix across all scenes, but we did the best we could. Scene by scene adjustments is not warranted in this case.

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Yes we here the collective groans..."What? another parade?!".. we agree, but this should be the last one for awhile, and after this we have 3 other non parade films to release. On the bright side this film does open with a nice shot across Seven Seas Lagoon, the ferryboat ride over to the Magic Kingdom and then some general shots in and around the park. The fife and drum corp does their thing and then Mickey's 50th birthday marches down into the hub area.

Technical Details: This film had tons of grain, and we did some look ahead frame interpolation to help reduce the grain even more. The color was in rough shape, and we bought it back to a general even color across the whole film. Some scenes are a bit off still however.

 


 


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