Main Street Electrical Parade – July 1978

Experience our spectacular festival pageant of nighttime magic and imagination in thousands of sparkling lights! This restored film will allow you to experience the iconic night-time parade as it was seen just a year into its run at the Magic Kingdom. Originated at Disneyland in 1972, the Main Street Electrical parade debuted in Florida in 1977.Read More...

Walt Disney World – 1978 – Magic Kingdom, Florida, & Flying Back to NJ

This film takes us all over the place, starting off with some local Florida attractions and even some great shots of vehicles from the 1970s. We then get a nice around the park tour of Magic Kingdom. Tons of nicely framed shots and experiences are shown here and you get a nice overview of various attractions. The final few minutes are of the plane flight home to New Jersey. We don’t get any in-flight shots of...Read More...

The Blanchards Visit WDW – 1974 Home Movie

Take a trip with the Blanchards as they visit WDW in 1974! From the opening shot from the backseat and the view of the tollbooth, you know you’re in for something special with this film. Interior Tiki Bird shots accompany the standard parade of its time. We descend 20,000 Leagues under the sea only to surface at King Stephans Banquet hall!Read More...

200 Seconds in the Magic Kingdom – Home Movie

Blink and you’ll miss it! The quality of this film wasn’t great to begin with, but it is a quick tour around the MK! It opens with a brisk walk down Main Street USA; a quick tour while on the PeopleMover, a few glimpses of the 20k lagoon, and then the train departs from present-day big thunder mountain area. I told you it was short!Read More...

Early EPCOT Center Home Movie

It’s not often we come across home movie footage of EPCOT Center…the early 80s were the beginning of the video camera revolution and true movie footage is much rarer from this time period. This film starts off with wonderful shots of the entrance plaza, future corps band and then the lines! Oh the lines to get into Journey into Imagination! The jumping fountains are so clean and functioning as they should but sadly our visit to...Read More...

A Magic Kingdom Vacation – 1978 Home Movie

Last week on Home Movie Night we premiered a few home movies that haven’t seen the light of day in years. This one is new exception as a quite active family (in the dancing/wiggling sense, you’ll see what we mean) filmed their trip to WDW in 1978. Amongst some standard shots of the 20k lagoon the family tries on some hats, wanders around the park, jumps on the Jungle Cruise and for some reason films other...Read More...

1970s Magic Kingdom – 8mm Film Release

We hope you have been enjoying the latest from our film vault and also are subscribed and ready for more. Our channel has been growing due to the latest releases, which is great! This one is from the 1970s and features the typical use of an 8mm film reel. Quick shots, not many pans, and the normal things people filmed at a theme park. The Swan Boats make a couple of appearances and one of the...Read More...

EPCOT Center – Narrated by Harold and Yvonne Jenkins – Home Movie

If you joined us for RetroWDW’s Home Movie Night #4, you’ll recognize this film as the star of the show. Harold and Yvonne Jenkins of Savannah, GA documented their trip to EPCOT Center not only on film, but they dubbed over their film with their own narration. From the opening line, “Home of the big silver ball”, you’ll be immediately drawn in as their southern charm and not so subtle descriptions provide a dialogue that is...Read More...