Climb aboard The Great Movie Ride once again!

We’ve got a special treat for you! Now that Mickey’s Runaway Railway has opened we figured you’d want to take a trip back in time for an uninterrupted journey through the movies! How Bowers was at it again, armed with his trusty 8mm video camera he filmed the attraction from start to finish. The date is December 1, 1991, and the attraction is fairly young at only 2.5 years old.Read More...

Watch the WDW Happy Easter Parade from 1992! With Commercials!

Have we got a treat for you this Easter Sunday! Our very own How Bowers was at it again back on April 12, 1992 when he set is VCR in the Tampa Bay area to record the Walt Disney World Easter Parade. Hosted by Regis Philbin and Joan Lunden it also features Robbie Benson as a co-host of sorts. While mostly the parade, we do get some great segments that feature the backlot of the Disney-MGM...Read More...

Come ride the PeopleMover in 1992!

We’ve got a special treat for you today! How Bowers’ Video Archive strikes again with two fantastic Peoplemover ride throughs!  On April 2, 1992 How boards the attraction with his trusty tripod for a sun-filled trip around Tomorrowland! Next up is a few months later when How takes the trip again, this time at night in November 1992. Note: We did add in some video stabilization to help keep this ride a bit more steady.Read More...

Captain EO – Work Print from 7/10/86

One more trip with Captain EO as the week comes to an end. So far we’ve released the MTV Broadcast of Captain EO and the cast member parody, Captain Eeyore. Now we have another rare find for you, a work print from July 10, 1986. Where this comes from, and where it was in the production process we have no idea. It has the time codes on the bottom and is dated at the start. We...Read More...

Captain Eeyore – 1987 Cast Member Production

From the “We can’t make this %&*@ up” file comes Captain Eeyore. A Disneyland cast member, er…production..from 1987 that satirizes Captain EO. Possibly others can fill in the details on the history of this quality production. Speaking of quality, its clear this has been copied over and over again, we employed a few restoration techniques to clear it up; but we don’t think this one is too worthy of AI enhancement. 🙂  Read More...

Captain EO – 1996 MTV Broadcast – AI Enhanced Video

We’re working hard here at RetroWDW to keep you occupied with new content over the next few weeks. Another rare find comes to us from the How Bowers Treasure Collection! This time How set his VCR to record MTV on June 26, 1996…why?  The only time that Disney aired Captain EO on Television in a special 2D 4:3 aspect ratio. We’ve applied all of our standard video enhancement tricks to clean this one up. While it’s...Read More...

WDW Resort Information Channel Video – May 1992 – AI Enhanced VHS Recording

This is just one of five WDW Resort Information channel videos that we will be releasing. We’ve gone ahead and cleaned up the luma/chroma alignment, reduced the noise and then ran it through the AI enhancement process. This runs nearly 1hr 30 minutes and will take to places that are now long gone, including Top of the World, Pleasure Island, River Country and more! This was recorded in May 1992 during the year-long 20th-anniversary celebration of...Read More...