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Podcast Episode 68: Magic Journeys

This month, we take you back to EPCOT Center and as far back as opening day. Magic Journeys: This is one of those short-lived attractions that most have not seen, but if you did, you get it. This was extremely high tech, advanced and the effort level that went into this is absolutely insane. Todd takes the lead, giving us a bit of history and why this whole thing came about. We hear from Murray Lerner,…Read More...

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RetroMagic 50 Information Sign Up

The Lake Buena Vista Historical Society will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World the weekend of April 23-24, 2022 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL! The schedule will include our RetroMagic 50 event with presentations, performances, and personal interactions with the men and women who made the Vacation Kingdom a place to remember. Sign up below to be the first to know when tickets and more information will be available Mark...Read More...

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Restored 16mm film: Cloudy Day at the Magic Kingdom

Take a 7 minute silent tour of the Magic Kingdom. The film starts at the TTC where there appears to be a healthy wait for the monorail. Moving on to Main Street USA, of course and a horse-drawn streetcar ride. After some shots around the hub, the film moves to Adventureland and the Swiss Family Treehouse, followed by the Keel Boats making their way around the Rivers of America. In Fantasyland, there are some great shots...Read More...

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Restored film: Carlo and Bev Visit WDW

In this 4 minute film, see the Magic Kingdom in its early days, decorated for Christmas. This film features some great shots along Main Street USA, Adventureland, and around the Rivers of America. Catch a glimpse of the canoes and Mike Fink Keel Boats sailing along the river, too!Read More...

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Restored film: Through the 70s at WDW

Enjoy 20 minutes of a great look back at Walt Disney World in its early years. Some of the highlights include the Polynesian lobby and pool area, a ride in the front cab of the Mark IV monorail, and some excellent shots inside and out of the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea submarines. Other attractions in the film include the roofless teacups, Dumbo, the riverboat, and a ride on the train that passes by empty land...Read More...

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Podcast Episode 67: Pleasure Island Part II

For this episode, we continue where we left off on the first episode of this series, Pleasure Island Part I. If you missed Part I, please take a minute to download that episode and get caught up. How is once again leading us and we are so excited to get into the 90s where Pleasure Island went through some changes. Within a few months of opening, we learn that it wasn't drawing the crowds that were…Read More...

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Restored film: Fritz & Heidi take Rocky to WDW

Previously featured on our live movie night in March, this family vacation silent film was edited together into a 35 minute tour of Walt Disney World around 1977. Some Disney souvenir footage was edited in – the segments from in the Jungle Cruise and other attractions feature footage from both Disneyland and Walt Disney World! Other segments include the Mickey Mouse Revue, the Haunted Mansion, and a ride on the Skyway.Read More...

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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...

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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...