Disney History Institute Podcast

On this episode we conclude the story of Don Dorsey, Gavin Greenaway, Ron Logan, Eric Tucker and others who created “Reflections of Earth.”

If you are interested in watching Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, you can find the official Disney Parks multi-camera video of it on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bw4j1r7iaI

You can also see a video of the temporary replacement show, Epcot Forever, on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=37YQSN_Z4IE

You can find (episode guest) John King’s podcast, The Drunken Odyssey on contemporary literature at thedrunkenodyssey.com

You can always contact me through my personal website at www.toddjamespierce.com

Direct download: DHI_080_EPCOT_Reflections_Part_Three_ITUNES_mixdown.mp3
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DHI 079 – EPCOT: Reflections to Forever – Part Two

On this episode we explore the career of Don Dorsey and the EPCOT Lagoon shows, as they develop toward “Reflections of Earth.”

If you are interested in watching Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, you can find the official Disney Parks multi-camera video of it on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bw4j1r7iaI

 You can support the podcast by signing up for a DHI Bandcamp subscription, which includes exclusive episodes not available on iTunes or other outlets.  Episodes are easy to download or can be streamed, via the free Bandcamp app, to a smart phone.  You can support the podcast for any amount you choose, starting at $3.50 a month.  Just go to this link: Dhipodcast.bandcamp.com

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Direct download: DHI_078_EPCOT_Reflections_Part_Two_ITUNES_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39pm PST

DHI 078 – EPCOT: Reflections to Forever – Part One

On this episode we explore the career of Don Dorsey and the early EPCOT Lagoon shows, as they develop toward “Reflections of Earth.”

 IF you are interested in watching Laserphonic Fantasy, you can find a 1986 home video of it on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKRO-juPqf8

If you enjoy our podcast—these extended explorations into the life of Walt Disney and the history of the Disney Studio and parks—please support us by subscribing over on Bandcamp.  You can put in any amount you like, starting at $3.50.  In return, you’ll find podcast episodes and full series not available on iTunes or anywhere else.  You can support us at dhipodcast.bandcamp.com 

You can contact me through my personal website at www.toddjamespierce.com

Direct download: DHI_-_EPCOT_Reflections_to_Forever_Part_One__ITUNES_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:35pm PST

This episode tells the story of how fireworks first came to the Disneyland resort in 1957, including interview audio with Mickey Aronson, one of two men who launched the show in its early years.  The photo graphic for this show comes from 1958, the second year of the park’s summer fireworks.

If you enjoy our podcast—these extended explorations into the life of Walt Disney, the history of animation, and the Disney Parks—please support us by subscribing on Bandcamp.  You can put in any amount you like, starting at $3.50.  In return, you’ll find podcast episodes and full series not available on iTunes.  The DHI Bandcamp subscriptions are not a way to make money—but to bring this podcast up to the point where it simply breaks even and covers its own costs.  https://dhipodcast.bandcamp.com/

You can contact me through my personal website at www.toddjamespierce.com

Direct download: DHI_077_-_A_Brief_History_of_Disneyland_Fireworks_iTUNES.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:58pm PST

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