Videos

Video: Michael Eisner on Larry King (1993)

Legendary talk show host Larry King passed away earlier today at age 87. Among the huge collection of his interviews is this 1993 interview with then-Disney CEO Michael Eisner. We are pleased to present this restored video as a tribute to Mr. King. Larry and Michael discuss the upcoming American Teacher Awards airing on the Disney channel and the importance of education. They go onto discuss the financial trouble at EuroDisney, and the company’s upcoming plans...Read More...

Videos

Restored film: Circus World and Sea World (July 1978)

This short silent film features footage from Central Florida parks, Circus World and SeaWorld. Circus World was a park themed by Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and operated from 1974 until 1986. The film contains shots of the performers (both human and animal) as well as a number of other attractions. Additionally, some shots of the wildlife at SeaWorld are included at the end of this quick trip!Read More...

Videos

Remastered video: Walt Disney World Information Channel – 1991

We are pleased to present another restored video in our series of Walt Disney World Information Channel recordings. This is from 1991, during the 20th anniversary festivities. Guests staying in one of The Walt Disney World resort hotels would see this loop on their in-room TV to see previews of attractions, shows and other activities throughout the property. Some of the long-gone highlights include the live Muppets, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Dinosaurs shows at the...Read More...

Podcast

Podcast Episode 63: Project 90 (RCA & WDW Pre-Opening)

This month we get into Project 90. Ted Linhart is with us and ready to go with this amazingly important and topical document put together by RCA. We start you off with the history of RCA, how they connected with Disney and what the point of this document is. You have to imagine that back in the late 60s & early 70s, Disney was embarking on an entirely new concept of vacationing with Walt Disney World.…Read More...

Videos

Restored video: Delta Dreamflight (1991)

We’re gonna take you flyin’, and they’ll be no denyin’, this Dreamflight’s bound for non-stop fantasy! Delta Dreamflight was a Tomorrowland omnimover attraction focusing on the history of aviation. Each scene featured cartoon-style backgrounds and characters showing different eras of flight. The finale of the attractions led guests into what appeared to be a jet engine followed by a giant “speed tunnel” project room of a jet taking off. Our video even features a brief ride...Read More...

Videos

Video: WDW Concept Art from Imagineering (1991)

Take a video tour through this Imagineering exhibit featuring concept art for coming attractions – and some that never materialized. A Journey to the Center of the Earth attraction as part of the Disney-MGM Studios Backstage Tour would never come to be, but a similar attraction was built as part of Tokyo DisneySea. Previews of Sunset Blvd and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Lots of great concept art here to enjoy.  Read More...

Podcast

Podcast Episode 62.5 – Below Thunder’s Deck with Parker Rabe

  Welcome to Episode 62.5 of the RetroWDW Podcast: “Below Thunder’s Deck with Parker Rabe” – We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows from over the years. We have visited multiple parks, resorts, and just about everything else in between. Main Topic In the last episode, we took you back to the early 1990s and discussed the filming and...Read More...

Imageworks, Restored Video, Videos

Video: Universe of Energy Preshow (1991)

The original Universe of Energy Preshow featured a unique presentation with a screen made up of rotating tiles. This huge mosaic changed each tile in sync with the projection being shown and was invented by Czech film director Emil Radok. The 8 minute show educated guests about the various forms of energy found in nature before they entered into the traveling theater part of the attraction.Read More...