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...

Imageworks, Restored Video

Disney Vacation Club Infomercial – Resort TV – 1993 Restored VHS

Before it was “Old Key West”, the Disney Vacation Club Resort was the start of the now-sprawling timeshare program. This video ran on the resort information channel in 1993 and details how the program worked, including how to use membership for other vacation destinations, as well as included park admission until 1999! The information contains great shots from all around Walt Disney World, including a great aerial shot of the Castle in the Clouds hot air...Read More...