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...

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...

SMRT-1 Restored Video

SMRT-1 was an interactive robot that was seen as part of the EPCOT Computer Central exhibit. Guests could pick up a telephone and play games using early voice recognition technology. SMRT-1 would ask trivia questions of guests and listen for their answers.Read More...

Restored film: Parade and More at the Magic Kingdom

Mickey Mouse leads the parade at the Magic Kingdom in this film from June 1974. We then visit Tom Sawyer Island, and have some fun in a wide-open Adventureland. There is some great footage of the ferry ride to the Magic Kingdom as well as from the Walt Disney World Railroad. The film finishes with some great on-ride shots from It’s a Small World.Read More...

Restored Home Video: EPCOT Center Earth Station Film

Earth Station sat at the exit of Spaceship Earth and was the original home of Guest Relations in EPCOT Center. Guests could use the WorldKey Kiosks located there to make dining reservations and get other park information. The Earth Station film, played on large overhead screens, served as a preview of other EPCOT Center attractions for guests as they began to navigate the park.Read More...

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...

Restored Home Movie: Living with the Land 1993

Living with the Land, fairly fresh in late 1993 from its renovation from Epcot’s original “Listen to the Land”, is a boat tour through various ecosystems and working greenhouses. A live tour guide narrated part of the attraction, giving guests information about the greenhouses and the research that took place in the pavilion.Read More...

Backstage Disney: The American Adventure

Join host Lloyd Bridges for a behind the scene look at the American Adventure, the ambitious host pavilion in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase. This special originally aired on the Disney Channel in 1987. Marty Sklar, Randy Bright, and others from Imagineering share their perspectives on the pavilion and EPCOT Center as a whole.Read More...