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All RetroWDW pins are on sale and we have a VERY limited number of Lake and Lagoon tour pins availabe, only 100 were made!

Order yours at http://retrowdw.com/pins

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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

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.

 

 

Monday, 22 August 2016 14:05

RetroWDW Lake and Lagoon Tour - 2016

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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.

 

 

 

Tickets now avaialble for 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!

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 gift!

Details

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

Tickets

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)
Payments will only be accepted via Paypal

WAIVER: By purchasing these tickets you agree to the following for you and all people in your party: I understand that there are risks associated with my participation in this Activity, such as physical and/or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability, death or economic loss. These injuries or outcomes may arise from my own or other’s actions, inactions, or negligence, or the condition of the Activity location (s) or facility (ies). I understand the regulations and laws in the state of Florida that require me to have a life jacket in my possession. In consideration for being allowed to participate in this Activity, I release from liability and waive my right to sue AeroPro LLC, RetroWDW, their employees, officers, volunteers and agents (collectively “District”) from any and all claims, including claims of the District’s negligence, resulting in any physical injury, illness (including death) or economic loss I may suffer or which may result from my participation in this Activity, travel to and from the Activity (including air travel), or any events incidental to this Activity.

The Fine Print

All purchases are final.
Children are permitted, recommended age is 8+
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.

 

Mesa VerdeYes we all miss Horizons. But we also miss the odor of the fictional and now fabled Lorange fruit (half lime, half orange). The distincint smell is engrained in our memories and anything close to what we remember only peaks our olfactory receptors and thus triggers a memory flashback that is generally partnered with random thoughts of denial, eventually leading to depressed thoughts and binge watching grainy home videos of the now shuttered attraction. We now know that a "Scent Cannon" was used to inject the smell of oranges into the scene and was provided by Flavor and Fragrance Specialties (They don't sell to the public, so don't even try to call them).

So how can you enjoy some of this memorable smells in your very own home? The scientific research division here at RetroDisneyWorld.com has been keeping an eye out for orange based products and has tested them to ensure that their memory inducing odor lives up to your expectations. With out any further pomp and circumstance, here is how to Eat, wash, deodorize and shave with Horizons.

And if you have a favorite orange product, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., we'll add it to the list!

 

1. Chupa Chups Sunny Orange- 40 Lollipops - Yeah you're saying WTF is a Chupa Chup... well they are really tasty lollipops, seriously good and they don't have any crazy fake dyes and flavorings added. You wont' be dissapointed, one of my personal favorites!

 

 

2. Men's Face Wash - Citrus by LEAP Organics - I can't find the exact version of the one I have, but this one is pretty close. Its a really nice face wash that has a very refreshing Lorange scent to it. Women will be just as happy to wash with this one as well...no reason its for guys only.


 

 

3. Pacific Shaving Company All Natural Shaving Cream - 3 oz - This one is a new find for me - not only does it smell like Horizons, you don't need much to shave with, its a all natural, leaves no nasty residue and gives you a super smooth shave. Yes women can use this one too!

 

 

4. St My Shaldan Neo Air Freshener Orange - Why it is "My Shaldan" and not Yours...or Theirs...or hers...is beyond us... We've experienced this Japanese import of Shaldan for years, my father used to have one at his office and we were taken immediately back to Horizons. Only question that may never get answered is, who's Shaldan is it really?

 

 


5. Pack of 12 My Shaldan Japanese Car Cup-Holder Natural Air Freshener Cans (Orange Scented) - Same as above, just in bulk for savings, making sure that every room you visit smells like Loranges, or perfect for birthday party goodie bags (well not really).

Congratulations you are booked for the 2016 RetroWDW Lake and Lagoon Tour!

 

The details you will need to know

 

 

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

You will receive your tickets via email before November 15th.
You will be assigned a date, time and boat number.

On the Day of the Tour

Please report to the Contemporary Resort boat rental docks no later than 15 minutes before your sail time.
Look for a RetroWDW crew member wearing a Lake and Lagoon tour t-shirt - They will check you in and direct you to your boat
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 and pre-paid lunches will be distributed and the historical tour and trivia contest 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.

WAIVER: By purchasing these tickets you agree to the following for you and all people in your party: I understand that there are risks associated with my participation in this Activity, such as physical and/or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability, death or economic loss. These injuries or outcomes may arise from my own or other’s actions, inactions, or negligence, or the condition of the Activity location (s) or facility (ies). In consideration for being allowed to participate in this Activity, I release from liability and waive my right to sue AeroPro LLC, RetroWDW, their employees, officers, volunteers and agents (collectively “District”) from any and all claims, including claims of the District’s negligence, resulting in any physical injury, illness (including death) or economic loss I may suffer or which may result from my participation in this Activity, travel to and from the Activity (including air travel), or any events incidental to this Activity.

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.

 

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