Imageworks, Restored Video

Restored Home Video: EPCOT Center Earth Station Film

Earth Station sat at the exit of Spaceship Earth and was the original home of Guest Relations in EPCOT Center. Guests could use the WorldKey Kiosks located there to make dining reservations and get other park information. The Earth Station film, played on large overhead screens, served as a preview of other EPCOT Center attractions for guests as they began to navigate the park.Read More...

Podcast

Podcast Episode 59 – Tickets & Ephemera

This month, we are taking you back to the ephemera and this is also guided by you, our listeners. We got some amazing and interesting stuff from our listeners and fans which we couldn't believe! Ephemera defined by us and most everybody else are things that aren't souvenirs or sold items. These small items like ticket stubs, napkins, brochures, paper items, and things that aren't really meant to be kept. Is the biggest and most common…Read More...

Imageworks, Restored Video, Uncategorized

Restored Video: A Dream Called Walt Disney World

This 1981 souvenir VHS video showcases what a guest could expect when visiting the Walt Disney World resort just a decade into its operation. The video starts with a brief history lesson from Walt Disney himself and then proceeds with a tour of the Magic Kingdom. Next there is an overview of how transportation works in the vacation kingdom, and then a tour of Fort Wilderness, the Contemporary, and the Polynesian Resorts. Finally, other activities like...Read More...

Retro Disney World

Thought You’d Never Ask – A Collection of WDW Dining recipes from the early years

The first publication of a book of Walt Disney World recipes was in 1979. That year Dorothy Chapman, the food critic for the Orlando Sentinel, compiled some of the most requested recipes from Central Florida restaurants In “Thought You’d Never Ask”.She published weekly columns in the Sentinel and many of the recipes also appeared there. A dutiful volunteer archivist has been scanning those individual recipe publications in an ongoing process. We are pleased today to bring…Read More...