Videos

Restored film: An Early Magic Kingdom

Enjoy a few minutes of footage from Walt Disney World not too long after opening! We start with two tram rides and then up to the train station and Main Street USA. There are some great shots of the Main Street Vehicles and a cameo by a Bob-a-round Boat. After touring the park, the film ends with a monorail ride back to the TTC.Read More...

Podcast

Podcast Episode 66: Retro Food Part II

For this episode, we work our way through tons of listener questions and memories. These came from all over and discuss so many interesting topics. We get into everything including: 100 Years of Magic bars, Columbia Harbor House, The Diamond Horseshoe changes and so much more. We appreciate everyone reaching out and sharing their memories and experiences, as we really enjoyed digging into this.Read More...

Videos

Restored film: Quick Visit to EPCOT (1982)

Previously featured on our live movie night, this quick film features a number of great shots from around EPCOT Center not long after its grand opening. Included are great shots of the Stargate Restaurant, the World Showcase walk-around doll characters, as well as a performance by an African dance company in the America Gardens theater.Read More...

Videos

Restored Video: World of Motion Transcenter

The General Motors Transcenter served as the post show to the World of Motion attraction. A number of educational exhibits showed guests how cars were designed and built. The Bird and the Robot show featured a wise-cracking animatronic bird and his friend, “Tiger”, a robotic arm, to demonstrate how automation was being used in automobile manufacturing. Other features include the Lean Machine, a look at the future of cars, and the Water Engine, a show comparing...Read More...

Videos

Remastered video: Walt Disney World Information Channel (1995)

Guests visiting Walt Disney World in 1995 would see this video loop playing on their resort room TV. Previews of parades, such as Aladdin’s Royal Caravan at Disney-MGM Studios, as well as attractions from Epcot ’95 were part of the video. The loop also features a trailer for Walt Disney Pictures’ Man of the House, starring Chevy Chase and Jonathan Taylor-Thomas. There are a lot of great clips from around the resort, including Discovery Island and...Read More...

Imageworks, Slides

Animal Kingdom Construction Photos

Animal Kingdom opened 23 years ago today so we pass along birthday greetings to the nature themed park.  It is a remarkable place — many people have remarks about it. As our look back period at Lake Buena Vista HIstorical Society loosely adheres to a “25 years or older” period of time, Animal Kingdom hasn’t gotten much attention from us (yet).  However we recently acquired hundreds of Disney internal photographic slides mostly from the 1990s and...Read More...