The Progress City Radio Hour
The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 24 - Town Hall: Tom Morris, Part I

The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 24 - Town Hall: Tom Morris, Part I

April 27, 2021

This month, the Progress City Town Hall brings you a two-part interview with Imagineer and historian Tom Morris. Tom not only worked on a wide range of projects from EPCOT to Hong Kong Disneyland and beyond, but he's embarked on a major research project about the roots of Imagineering. In this part of our talk we discuss several of his early projects including World of Motion, Journey into Imagination, and a slew of Disneyland experiences. From Splash Mountain to Star Wars - follow Figment to the Progress City Radio Hour!

The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 23 - Fantasyland! Part II

The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 23 - Fantasyland! Part II

April 20, 2021

The Progress City Radio Hour returns to Fantasyland in the second part of our 50th anniversary retrospective! This week we examine some unbuilt attractions from "The Fantasyland That Never Was" and continue to Remember the Magic™ of past Fantasyland offerings such as Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and the Skyway. This month's special guest, historian and Imagineer Tom Morris, returns with more insight into the creation of the Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland. History, music, and more - we're on our way to nowhere in particular, it's the Progress City Radio Hour!

The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 22 - Fantasyland! Part I

The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 22 - Fantasyland! Part I

April 13, 2021

The Progress City Radio Hour sprinkles some pixie dust and heads straight into the happiest land of them all! In part one of our Fantasyland retrospective we look at the European adventures which inspired Walt's storybook tales and Remember the Magic™ of some of Fantasyland's past offerings. This month's special guest, historian and Imagineer Tom Morris, also drops in with some insight into the design of the Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland. History, music, and more - head for the second star to the right, it's the Progress City Radio Hour!

The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 21 - Town Hall: Eddie Sotto, Part II

The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 21 - Town Hall: Eddie Sotto, Part II

March 30, 2021

This month's Progress City Town Hall continues with part two of our interview with designer and former Disney Imagineer Eddie Sotto. Eddie started at Disney in 1986 and rose to be Senior Vice President, Concept Design. In this episode we discuss his memories of Michael Eisner, talk about why someone leaves Imagineering, and analyze some of the issues facing the industry today. From one Progress City to another - make room for Shrunken Ed, it's the Progress City Radio Hour!

The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 20 - Town Hall: Eddie Sotto, Part I

The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 20 - Town Hall: Eddie Sotto, Part I

March 23, 2021

This month's Progress City Town Hall features our interview with designer and former Disney Imagineer Eddie Sotto. Eddie started at Disney in 1986 and rose to be Senior Vice President, Concept Design. In our wide-ranging talk we discuss everything from the unique appeal of Knott's Berry Farm to what, exactly, he was cooking up in his Imagineering Concept Development Studio. From Six Flags Power Plant to Pooh's Hunny Hunt, from Herb Ryman to Tony Baxter - we have ignition, it's the Progress City Radio Hour!

The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 19 - Main Street, U.S.A.!

The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 19 - Main Street, U.S.A.!

March 9, 2021

The Progress City Radio Hour marches right down the middle of Main Street for a look at this area's influences and history! We'll examine what there is to see in Marceline, Missouri, take a trip with Walt to the 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair and Greenfield Village, listen to the soundscape of Main Street, and Remember the Magic™ of past Main Street offerings such as the Walt Disney Story and Penny Arcade. We even talk Main Street with this month's special guest, Eddie Sotto! History, music, and more - put on your Sunday clothes, it's the Progress City Radio Hour!

The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 18 - Town Hall: Bob Holland

The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 18 - Town Hall: Bob Holland

February 16, 2021

This month's Progress City Town Hall features our interview with former Disney Imagineer and executive, Bob Holland. Bob got his start during the construction of Epcot Center and retired after 26 years as the Vice President of Resort Development. He talks us through many of his projects from the built to the unbuilt, and tells tales of an array of architectural personalities as well as Disney icons such as Michael Eisner and Dick Nunis. From Epcot to the Mediterranean Resort, from the Grand Floridian to Lava Lagoon - mind the muck wave, it's the Progress City Radio Hour!

The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 17 - The Vacation Kingdom! Seven Seas Lagoon

The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 17 - The Vacation Kingdom! Seven Seas Lagoon

February 2, 2021

The Progress City Radio Hour hops aboard the monorail for a tour of Walt Disney World's Vacation Kingdom in the early 1970s! We'll look at how the Walt Disney World experiment began with Denver's Celebrity Sports Center, explore how the Seven Seas Lagoon was developed, examine some unbuilt resort hotels, and Remember the Magic™ of past offerings at the Contemporary Resort and Polynesian Village Resort. History, music, and more - pour yourself a Monorail Pink and get your hula skirt ready, it's the Progress City Radio Hour!

The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 16 - Liberty Square and the Presidents!

The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 16 - Liberty Square and the Presidents!

January 12, 2021

The Progress City Radio Hour powders its wig for a look at Liberty Square and Disney's relationship to the presidency! We'll stroll the halls of history examining how Walt interacted with the presidents, look at how his Imagineers created the Hall of Presidents, recount important presidential moments at Walt Disney World, and Remember the Magic™ of Liberty Square's past. History, music, and more - buckle your breeches and summon the electors, it's the Progress City Radio Hour!

The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 15 - A Very Merry 1986 Christmas Parade!

The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 15 - A Very Merry 1986 Christmas Parade!

December 22, 2020

The Progress City Radio Hour strikes up the band and hits the parade route for a retro Christmas viewing party! In this trip down holiday memory lane we discuss a classic Progress City favorite, the 1986 Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade. See what the resort was like as it celebrated its 15th anniversary, as well as the 50th anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. History, music, and more - open up the Jungle Berk and set sail on Herbie the Love Boat, it's the Progress City Radio Hour!

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