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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. We even have included custom 3D animations so you can tell where you are located in the show building.Prepare to relive the attraction and the podcast like you have never done before.

(Note: Episode 5 Stubborn Donkey was originally published on March 23, 2015 as a part of our standard audio podcast , the original show notes can be found on this page.) Find us on Podbean: and iTunes:

You can watch the podcast below, or on youtube:


@GoAwayGreen has been hard at work coming up with two all new retro inspired designs. Will you descend in Hydrolator 1, 2 or 3? How about the We Are Doing It! design reminiscent of the now famous photo of EPCOT imagineers and workers building the park?  Don't forget our Electrical Water Pageant and Its' Fun to Be Free designs as well! Order a shirt, a sticker, greeting cards, a bag or even an iPhone case!

Best of all, today, June 8th only, use coupon: REELDEAL for 20% off your entire purchase of anything!

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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.

Sit back and enjoy the first 5 minutes in this teaser/trailer....The full length video will be released in a few days! Enjoy!



145831-ALB-217In December I released at 30 minute film of my trip to Walt Disney World from 1980, I bet you didn't know that there were over 200 photos to go along with it. Thanks to the folks at ScanDigital I now have the entire album safely stored in digital format. I sent them the entire album...they went through it page by page, scanned each photo and then re-assembled the album before shipping it back to me along with a DVD of the 600dpi photos.

Inside you'll find photos of the Polynesian Luau, the Magic Kingdom, Big Thunder Mountain and the Whatchamacallit!

There are over 200 photos for me to share with you! But ScanDigital has also given us a special 10% off coupon that can be used at any time:  RETROWDW10 Head to ScanDigital today via this link to use the coupon!

Here is the photo album of my trip:


In October 2014 we released a film entitled 1976 Magic Kingdom Swan Boats and More - It is now nearly June and in those short 8 months we've restored numerous films and through trial and error we've improved our restoration and color correction process. So much in fact that we are now going back through some of our previous restorations and doing them over again.

On the left is a quick comparison, the top is the old version and the bottom represents the remastered version. You'll notice the colors are more true to life. Don't get me wrong, by no means is this now a perfect restoration, but its way better than what we had before. Time consuming? Yes but totally worth it. Enjoy this newly remastered version of the film!

Original Article text follows:

"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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First and foremost, don't get too exited here...this film was a disaster of epic proportions. Normally I wouldn't release something that is this poorly filmed and developed. What prompted me to attempt some bit of restoration and subsequently release it is due to the fact that the film has over 3 minutes of the 20k ride soundtrack. So this film may be best enjoyed with your screen turned off and your imagination taking you into the cramped quarters of the subs so many years ago.

Happy Memorial Day and Enjoy!

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