Videos

Restored Video: World of Motion Transcenter

The General Motors Transcenter served as the post show to the World of Motion attraction. A number of educational exhibits showed guests how cars were designed and built. The Bird and the Robot show featured a wise-cracking animatronic bird and his friend, “Tiger”, a robotic arm, to demonstrate how automation was being used in automobile manufacturing. Other features include the Lean Machine, a look at the future of cars, and the Water Engine, a show comparing...Read More...

Videos

Remastered video: Walt Disney World Information Channel (1995)

Guests visiting Walt Disney World in 1995 would see this video loop playing on their resort room TV. Previews of parades, such as Aladdin’s Royal Caravan at Disney-MGM Studios, as well as attractions from Epcot ’95 were part of the video. The loop also features a trailer for Walt Disney Pictures’ Man of the House, starring Chevy Chase and Jonathan Taylor-Thomas. There are a lot of great clips from around the resort, including Discovery Island and...Read More...

Imageworks, Slides

Animal Kingdom Construction Photos

Animal Kingdom opened 23 years ago today so we pass along birthday greetings to the nature themed park.  It is a remarkable place — many people have remarks about it. As our look back period at Lake Buena Vista HIstorical Society loosely adheres to a “25 years or older” period of time, Animal Kingdom hasn’t gotten much attention from us (yet).  However we recently acquired hundreds of Disney internal photographic slides mostly from the 1990s and...Read More...

Videos

Restored video: Euro Disney Grand Opening (1992)

While we generally only focus on Walt Disney World, few events in Walt Disney Company history had as much as an impact on the business and direction of Disney Parks as did Euro Disney. Today, in honor of the park’s 29th anniversary, we are pleased to present the grand opening television special. Hosted by Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, this two hour special aired on CBS in the United States when the park opened in 1992.Read More...

Blog, LBVHS

Lake Buena Vista Townhomes Brochure (1972)

A few weeks ago our friend Dr. Alan Bowers shared some scans of a brochure promoting townhome ownership in the Lake Buena Vista planned residential community for Walt Disney World.  The brochure is dated 1972 and outlines the community details, floor plans available and costs associated with buying into the new community. We could write a long article about Lake Buena Vista and its many phases of life before becoming, today, Disney Springs and Saratoga Springs...Read More...