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...

Videos

Restored video: Euro Disney Grand Opening (1992)

While we generally only focus on Walt Disney World, few events in Walt Disney Company history had as much as an impact on the business and direction of Disney Parks as did Euro Disney. Today, in honor of the park’s 29th anniversary, we are pleased to present the grand opening television special. Hosted by Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, this two hour special aired on CBS in the United States when the park opened in 1992.Read More...

Blog, LBVHS

Lake Buena Vista Townhomes Brochure (1972)

A few weeks ago our friend Dr. Alan Bowers shared some scans of a brochure promoting townhome ownership in the Lake Buena Vista planned residential community for Walt Disney World.  The brochure is dated 1972 and outlines the community details, floor plans available and costs associated with buying into the new community. We could write a long article about Lake Buena Vista and its many phases of life before becoming, today, Disney Springs and Saratoga Springs...Read More...

Videos

Walt Disney World 1993 Easter Parade

Happy Easter! Join us for the happiest Easter parade ever from April 1993. Hosted by Regis Philbin and Joan Lunden, the parade features favorite Disney characters and guest performances. TV Star Joey Lawrence interviews guests at the Magic Kingdom, goes rollerblading in EPCOT, and splashes down in Typhoon Lagoon. The parade also features a sneak peek behind the scenes of the Full House episodes shot on location at Walt Disney World, which aired shortly after this...Read More...

Historical Research

1990 Walt Disney World Easter Parade Press Kit

Shortly after last year’s Easter holiday, we acquired a press kit promoting the 1990 Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade. By nature, most seasonal promotional materials are specific to a single season and usually not retained. While hundreds of these were sent to television stations around the country, finding a completely intact kit 30 years later is extraordinary. The kit would have been sent to ABC affiliate stations around the country to promote the parade broadcast....Read More...