Videos

EPCOT Center 40th Anniversary

EPCOT Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary today. We are sharing three restored videos as a look back on the park when it opened! All three are press reels made available to television news stations. First are a number of interviews with a number of Disney executives and staffers, including Card Walker, Dick Nunis, Bill Evans, John Hench, Randy Bright, Ward Kimball, Marty Sklar, Tony Baxter, and others, all talking about EPCOT and the development process....Read More...

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RetroMagic – Celebrating EPCOT Center – Information Sign up!

As fans and friends gather in Florida this coming week to mark EPCOT Center’s 40th Anniversary we wanted to give an update on our plans to mark this momentous occasion. It was our hope to host another RetroMagic event in mid-winter but as we began speaking to our VIP guests and going over our own ambitious plans we quickly realized we were not giving ourselves enough time and there were other complicating factors. We want this...Read More...

Videos

Restored films: Early Magic Kingdom

This restored film starts off with the Riverboat floating past a very empty Frontierland. There is also a great shot of the railroad, and some nice, slow pans of the Tomorrowland entrance. Of course there is footage of the parade, and a shot down a very busy Main Street USA!   Our second film, from 1972, is silent but has some cool shots of the Treehouse and Adventureland. There is also footage of a great look...Read More...

Podcast

Podcast Episode 77: Wonders of Life Part I

Our main topic this month is all about Wonders of Life. With this being Part I, we are just going to scratch the surface about all this pavilion and attraction had to offer. This pavilion is actually still around, the golden dome that is next to Mission: Space, Guardians of the Galaxy, and it also served as a festival center from time to time over the years. How is leading us here in our journey through…Read More...

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RetroMagic 50 Video Release – Parts 8 & 9 – Lunch & Feed The World

We have two great releases for you today, all about food! First off, we get things going with lunch. For RetroMagic 50, we had an amazing Handwich luncheon with anniversary cakes, special drinks, retro-designed cookies, and more! Our second release, Part 9 of the day, is our chef special called ‘Feed The World’. This panel included Marcy Carriker Smothers, Reimund Pitz, Keith Keogh, & Johnny Rivers. Brian hosted this amazing panel with backstage stories and the...Read More...

Videos

Restored video: General Motors Make Your Own Magic

This 1989 home video was produced for General Motors employees and other stakeholders. It features of tour of Walt Disney World with a particular focus on GM’s World of Motion exhibit. Robert Stempel, General Motors President makes a brief presentation, and guests are interviewed about their experiences throughout Walt Disney World. While the video captures all parts of the resort, there are some excellent close up shots of scenes from the World of Motion attraction.Read More...

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Video: The Monster Sound Show “Top 10” list

The Monster Sound Show at Disney-MGM Studios educated guests about how sound was produced for films and TV shows. The pre-show was hosted by late-night celebrity David Letterman with a special “Top 10” list for guests. Jimmy MacDonald, the head of Disney’s sound effects department and voice of Mickey Mouse, joined Dave for a demonstration of how sound effects were created.   Here are some other videos from the early days of Disney-MGM Studios, starting with...Read More...

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RetroMagic 50 Video Release – Part 7 – Tom Nabbe, Billie Hoelscher, & Debby Dane Browne

As we continue to release the various panels and interviews from RetroMagic, we are excited to bring you Part 7: Opening the World with Tom Nabbe, Billie Hoelscher, & Debby Dane Browne. Each guest in this panel has a unique perspective on the early years of Walt Disney World and what it took to make October 1st, 1971 happen. Brian & Todd host this fifty-minute segment you won’t want to miss. Enjoy!Read More...

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RetroMagic 50 Video Release – Part 6 – Bob Gurr

Join us as we ‘Ask Bob Gurr Anything’ at RetroMagic 50. This interview was all driven by questions submitted by our guests to the event. Bob didn’t have much he wouldn’t talk about and it was a fun 30 minutes of chatting with his legend of the Walt Disney Company. The questions were lots of fun to ask and as always, Bob had some amazing things to talk about. As we have always said, Bob will...Read More...