In this episode I talk with director and producer of After the Fair: The Legacy of the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, Mr. Ryan Ritchey about Epcot's 40 year history. We discuss the effect of worlds fairs on Epcot's design, Epcot purism, if Epcot had a golden age, and more.
In this episode I'm joined by Katie and returning guest, my Dad! to celebrate our 50th episode with a look back at the consequential moments in Walt Disney World's 50 year history. We each choose one event from each decade, from the 1970s to present day, that we feel made a remarkable impact on the Walt Disney World Resort.
Katie and I chat with Ryan Ritchey, host of the Theme Park Trivia Show. We learn about the origins and inspiration for the show, how he comes up with the super fun categories and where he finds the trivia questions. We also spend some time discussing the current state of the Disney Parks and get insight on his love for the now extinct Horizons attraction.
#33 - Walt Disney World Trivia
In this episode Katie and I test each other's knowledge about the most magical place on earth. It's a Walt Disney World trivia episode and we invite you to play along! You can look below in our show notes for a game sheet to play along with us, or later with friends. Be sure to grab the answer sheet to see how many you got correct and to save for your later adventures at WDW!
Today my dad and I continue our discussion about his first Disney park visit in 1978. We cover how Fantasyland and Tomorrowland were different, he discusses what attraction he was devastated to lose, and shares his thoughts about the Carousel of Progress.
Today we're going back in time to 1978 and the first Disney Park visit for a young couple, my parents, that would kick off generations of magic. My dad joins me to talk about growing up seeing Disneyland on TV, what he remembers about Walt's passing, and learning there'd be a new park in Florida and that there would be so much more coming in the future.
Today we're talking about extinct Walt Disney World attractions that we miss. As we approach WDWs 50th anniversary, it's hard not to look back at some of the attractions we've loved and lost along the way. The attractions that shaped our childhoods, gave us loads of memories and even became soundtracks to our lives. We cover a wide gamut of favorites from wild rides, illuminated spectacles, and even a pre show that might have made you cry.
#10 - History of the Year of a Million Dreams and Lucky Moments at the Disney Parks
This episode is all about luck! We go back in time to 2006 and the kickoff of the luckiest celebration in Disney Parks history The Year of a Million Dreams. We cover what it was, how it worked and many of the prizes awarded to the lucky winners.
#2 - First Disney Park Memories
This week I'm joined by my longtime friend and preferred Disney travel advisor Katie Fisher from Pictures and Postcards Travel and we sit down and ask, "do you remember?" as we reminisce about our earliest Disney Park Memories. We dive into our first impressions and experiences in the parks, what deeply impacted us, what we miss most and silly moments that still stand out today.