WDWNT Celebrates “Back to the Future” with the Complete History of Disney vs. Universal in a Special LIVE Broadcast

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Set your time coordinates for a very special WDWNT live program this Wednesday, October 21st, 2015, as we celebrate the WDW News Today podcast’s most popular segment, Back to the Future’s 30th anniversary, and the date Doc Brown and Marty traveled to in the classic film series all in one unforgettable evening. We may not be flying around in cars, racing around on hoverboards, or wearing power laces, but we do live in pretty exciting time in the “Theme Park Wars”. Celebrating the studio that is home to the BTTF franchise, we are going to take an incredible journey over 90 year history of the battle between Universal Studios and the Walt Disney Company that was waged mostly on the theme park battlefield. From JAWS vs. Splash Mountain, to Back to the Future: The Ride vs. Star Tours, to even Harry Potter vs. AVATAR, we’ll take you through the storied rivalry decade by decade as only we can.

So don’t miss “WDWNT’s Back to the Future LIVE: The History of Disney vs. Universal” at 9PM EST on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015, only at (“WHERE TOM, WHERE?”) Listen.WDWNT.com!

SIDE NOTE: Our sponsors at Theme Park Connection are also getting into the Back to the Future fun this week with a special event at their Orlando-area store! In celebration of October 21, 2015, TPC will be holding a special event, sale, and costume contest. Customers on Wednesday will find the store specially decorated for the event, as well as many items marked down to “1980’s prices”. Also, each person who shops with them in a Back to the Future related costume will get a $20 Gift Card to use in their store. The grand prize winner will receive a $250 Theme Park Connection gift card, as well as a Back to the Future prize pack.

Here are the contest rules:

1. Event takes place during store hours on October 21, 2015.

2. Costumes must be from the following categories- Old West (1890’s), 1950’s, 1980’s, the Future (as seen in BTTF Part II), or a specific character from the film series.

3. If you choose to participate, Theme Park Connection will post a photo of you and your costume on their social media sites. Winners will be determined by our Facebook and Instagram followers.

Again, the event takes place at Theme Park Connection between 10:00AM and 5:00PM on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015.