Official Films, Photography, Restored Films

The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World – A Disney Show PAC – 35mm Slide/Narration Souvenir Set

We are happy to bring you the first of several uncommon media souvenirs known as “Show PAC”’s, a 35 mm slide set accompanied by a soundtrack. Until the videocassette took hold as the dominant form of home media in the 1980s, Walt Disney World produced souvenir media in a variety of formats. On our site we have chronicled 8mm souvenir films that act as park overviews an in some cases feature specific attractions or parades.  Disney...Read More...

Imageworks, Restored Video

Restored video: Splashtacular at Epcot – 1994

Splashtacular was…one of the more unique shows to be seen in Epcot. The show ran from 1993 until 1994 during the transition of CommuniCore to Innoventions so that there was something to see in the center of Future World. The show featured numerous Disney characters, but also aliens and a giant dinosaur. A similar show called “It’s Magical!” played in Tokyo Disneyland during roughly the same time period for the park’s 10th anniversary. The show ended...Read More...

Brian's Corner

Thought You’d Never Ask – Volume 2! Recipes From WDW Circa 1983

Earlier this summer we shared the first publication of a book of Walt Disney World recipes from 1979. That year Dorothy Chapman, the food critic for the Orlando Sentinel, compiled some of the most requested recipes from Central Florida restaurants In “Thought You’d Never Ask”.She published weekly columns in the Sentinel and many of the recipes also appeared there. We've acquired her followup edition published in 1983 shortly after the opening of EPCOT Center.  There are…Read More...

Imageworks, Restored Films, Videos

Restored Home Movie: A Trip to WDW 1976

This 8mm restored home movie of a visit to Walt Disney World starts off in Town Square. After a nice slow pan around, its time for a parade (mandatory to be filmed in all visits during the 70’s, it seems). A visit to the Tiki Room follows, which has some great (and unusual for the time) low-light footage from inside the show. There is some equally impressive shots of the Haunted Mansion preshow and then a...Read More...

Podcast

Podcast Episode 60 – Tomorrowland ’94

For this month, we are discussing a major overhaul of a land at the Magic Kingdom. Many of the lands have slowly evolved and changed, but Tomorrowland had a major change with nearly everything being touched in 1994. Brian & How start us off at Disneyland in 1983 with the expansion of Fantasyland - bringing comparisons to our main topic. All of these major refurbs work towards making the park appealing to a new audience -…Read More...

Imageworks, Restored Video, Videos

Restored Home Movie: Mission to Mars Ride Through 1992

Long before Mission: Space opened in Epcot, Mission to Mars took guests from Tomorrowland for a visit to the red planet. An updated version of the Disneyland opening day attraction Rocket to the Moon, guests visit mission control before boarding their circular rocket for their voyage. Our video covers the entire attraction about a year before it closed to make way for Alien Encounter.Read More...

Imageworks, Restored Video, Souvenir Films, Videos

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...