Videos

Restored films from Walt Disney World in 1971-1973

We are happy to share a group of videos from the first few years of operation at Walt Disney World. Many of the films we receive contain some common shots – a parade, the jungle cruise, and usually some skyway footage. These are no exception but we’ll point out a few highlights along the way In this film, we start in the car ride to the Contemporary with a nice shot of the monorail running alongside...Read More...

Podcast

Podcast Episode 74.5: RetroMagic 50 Recap

In this short episode, we recap the entire weekend from start to finish: the behind-the-scenes stories, our reactions to how things went, and so much more. If you were able to attend RetroMagic 50, this episode will be a great follow-up to the whirlwind day we all experienced back in April. If you did not make it to RetroMagic this time around, we will be posting up our event videos on our YouTube channel soon. Please…Read More...

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Exclusive RetroMagic 50 Pen Set Available In Limited Quantities – Special Offer

12:30 PM UPDATE — Our supply of pen sets has been exhausted.  Season’s Greetings Studio Tower still available.   Attendees of RetroMagic 50 last month in Florida were the recipients of our most popular gift ever — a custom deisgned, hand-crafted set of (5) floating pens in a vintage themed box.  Each pen depicts a different scene from the Vacation Kingdom’s history. The pens feature 5 scenes from WDW history with a moving scene: Skyway Over The...Read More...

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Videos from our Library: Celebrating 33 Years of Disney-MGM Studios

33 years ago today, the Disney-MGM Studios theme park opened to the world for the first time! To celebrate, here are some great videos from our library. Our own How Bowers and Dave “Hoot” Ensign were among the first visitors to the Disney-MGM Studios theme park on May 1, 1989. This video includes their overnight stay outside of the parking lot so they could be among the first guests in – as well as segments from...Read More...

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The Vacation Kingdom of the World Map Guide

Back in 2018 for our Lake and Lagoon Tour: Discovery Edition, we gave each of our guests a special map as a thank you gift for attending our "three hour tour". The map was a fun homage to Walt Disney World maps of yesteryear that were chock full of little details. This is the guide to all the little details we put in our map.Read More...

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Videos: The Muppets and Dinosaurs at Disney-MGM Studios

The Muppets featured prominently in Disney-MGM Studios in its early years. “Muppets on Location: Days of Swine and Roses” was a live action show featuring the Electric Mayhem and the Muppet performers. This video also features footage of the Muppet characters meet-and-greets. Also from 1991 and featuring puppets from the Jim Henson Company, is the Dinosaurs Live! parade. The Sinclair family from the then-popular TV show performed under the guise of being the “surprise family of...Read More...

Podcast

Podcast Episode: 72 – Maelstrom

The high seas Viking adventure was billed as a stormy boat ride with tons of excitement, danger, and thrills. Many articles were written to describe how amazing this ride was going to be and the hype machine was up and running at full speed. This really was the first thrill ride at EPCOT Center, so they played that angle as much as possible. How guides us through so many neat aspects about how this ride came…Read More...

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Video: An Evening in the Vacation Kingdom of the World

Spend a beautiful evening in the vacation kingdom of the world in this souvenir film. After seeing the entertainment on Main Street USA, there are some scenes from the Mickey Mouse Revue show. Then the film takes us to Tomorrowland for a bit of the Carousel of Progress and a live performance from the Tomorrowland Terrace. There are also some scenes from the Enchanted Tiki Room and the Haunted Mansion. As any good evening does, the...Read More...

Videos

Films: A Trip Back to 1971

As Walt Disney World continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary, we are pleased to share two restored videos from its earliest days of operation. The first video explores Main Street USA, and the park-like setting of the early Magic Kingdom. There are some great shots of the parade, as well.   The second video is a bit longer, and is from December when the Magic Kingdom is well-decorated for Christmas. There are a few shots from...Read More...

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Video Updates from the Magic Kingdom Club

The Magic Kingdom Club started in the late 1950’s at Disneyland and originally was a discount program that was offered to employees of large companies. It expanded to included other members, such as Disney shareholders, as well as the Walt Disney World Resort when it opened. Members were provided a variety of literature over the years, including home video updates during the 1990’s. We are pleased to share the videos from 1992, 1993, and 1994 that...Read More...