Imageworks, Restored Video, Souvenir Films

Restored VHS: EPCOT Center: A Souvenir Program

See EPCOT Center in its first year of operation in this souvenir video. Starting off with a tour of Future World, you’ll see all of the pavilions including the original exhibits to be featured in CommuniCore. There is great on-ride video, as well, from all of the attractions. Next, a bit of Disney park history as well as some information about the development and construction of EPCOT Center. Finally, we go to the American Adventure show...Read More...

Imageworks, Restored Video

Restored Video: Progress City Model Detail

The Progress City model originated at Disneyland as part of the Carousel of Progress post show. Originally nearly 7000 square feet, a portion of it was moved to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in 1975 and can still be seen while riding the PeopleMover. The PeopleMover never stops though, so this video from 1991 shows a lot of detail you may miss while riding!Read More...

Retro Disney World

Christmas In July: RetroWDW Ornament Sale

We have one case left of the limited edition ornament set created for our 2019 RetroMagic event. All attendees at the October event received a set and we’ve given them as gifts to all Lake Buena Vista Historical Society donors at the $50 or above level. It’s never too early to start thinking about the 2020 holiday season. While vaccines and the freedom to spend time with your friends and family is the first item on...Read More...

Historical Research

Walt Disney World Seminar Productions Brochure – 1985

The first decade of EPCOT Center’s life was the only time its purpose and vision were clear and understandable.  From its 1982 opening until its first major overhaul in the mid 1990’s EPCOT envisioned itself as an entertaining and informative place to learn about the world and its many cultures and possible solutions to global problems shared by humanity. The EPCOT Outreach and Teacher’s Center was one feature that emphasized this – where educators were encouraged...Read More...

Podcast

Podcast Episode 59.5 – Haunted Mansion with Kat Cressida

Kat Cressida is a renowned voice actress and respected Disney historian whose connection with Disney began with her father’s work with WED and Disneyland in the 1970s. She is known not only for bringing characters to life in Disney Parks (“Little Girl Lost” in the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Toy Story’s Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl in shows and attractions worldwide and Constance Hatchaway, the ‘Black Widow Bride’ in The Haunted Mansion) but also for top...Read More...