Starport75 Podcast – Remembering Disney World’s 25th Anniversary and the Castle Cake

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  • Released on 6/20/20
  • A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow?
  • WDW’s 25th Anniversary
    • A little personal history from each of us related to the 1996-1997 timeline
    • 25th Anniversary Celebration on 10/1/96
      • Including Michael Eisner, Roy E Disney, and First Lady Hillary Clinton
    • — Coke Corner interlude — Brought to you by Coke Energy…with caffeine, B-vitamins and the most guarana ever!
    • Castle cake
      • Disney Magazine Fall 1996 description
    • Remember the Magic parade
      • 1st Disney parade that stopped and had guests join the dancing
    • Illuminations 25
    • 25th Anniversary Banners
    • Disney’s Music from the Park
    • Books
      • How the World Began
      • Imagineers
    • WDW Explorer CD
    • What will 50th Celebration be like?
      • Thoughts on the logo
    • Per Chris, MK was open until Midnight every night during the 25th Anniversary
      • Per the 1997 Official Guide to WDW, “The Magic Kingdom keeps later hours through the end of 1997 to honor Walt Disney World’s 25th anniversary.” – myth confirmed!
    • The poor paint jobs on Cinderella Castle
    • Ticket price comparison between 1996 and today

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