Contemporary and LBV in 16mm Clarity – Restored Home Movie

If you thought 8mm film was rare, try 16mm. Its not often someone had the budget or the patience to lug a big heavy camera – but we stumbled up on this film and just had to have it! The details that 16mm picks up are amazing. Enjoy!

This film opens at the Contemporary Resort’s outdoor recreation areas capturing the tables and chairs, volleyball pit and captures monorails entering and exiting the hotel. There is footage of the circular “bullseye” pool which has been in continuous operation since the resort opened but this film shows fountains of water used to stream from the side into the pool.  Very cool.

The main pool is also seen in its original state, before they added waterslides and play areas. From the pool we also catch some activity at the marina then some footage of the entrance driveway to the hotel and its landscaping. Our guests are seen prancing among the topiaries that once occupied the area across the street from the hotel.

Quality footage of the Magic Kingdom entrance plaza and landscaping yields to some excellent 20,000 Leagues lagoon scenes. A few shots of the obligatory afternoon parade and outstanding footage of the bicentennial landscaping near the hub.

After a quick shot of the old Adventureland entrance area bench our friends head to Lake Buena Vista to do some shopping!

A long shot of the Pottery Chalet opens the scene then gives way to a bevy of red umbrellas and tables outside Heidelberg’s Deli in the Village is their first stop (they must have been hungry). Mrs. Lady stands among the flowers.  In this position Heidelberg’s would now be over her left shoulder just out of the camera’s view.

Be sure to notice the security guard and his white belt walking behind the flower garden on patrol.

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May 30, 2019 2:31 pm

Love all the Contemporary footage. Classic!

May 31, 2019 4:53 pm

awesome, AWESOME video. However, the poor guy in the yellow shirt at the 1:55 mark may have the worst sunburn I’ve ever seen in my life.

May 31, 2019 5:14 pm

Love seeing these retro movies, especially the Contemporary with it’s original entrance, and Lake Buena Vista before it was turned into a glorified strip mall. Some things are better left untouched. But that poor man with the brown socks, white sneakers and shorts…LOL

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