Art & Linda are back! A Visit the Magic Kingdom in 1974

This magnum opus is a 27 minute visit (with sound) to Walt Disney World in November 1974 with a couple named Art & Linda (you may remember them from our Fort Wilderness Railroad film). This restored film is their honeymoon, just a year or so prior to their visit to the fort. Glimpses of the approach to the property and parking plaza and the arrival at the Contemporary Resort with Monorail Black gliding overhead. We sail...Read More...

Magic Kingdom ’74 Home Movie – Hawaiian Shirts, Totems and Parades

Our 1974 visit to the Magic Kingdom begins in the castle hub. Some men in brightly colored Hawaiian shirts await Mickey and his friends parading with the Main Street Band. Our footage then takes us outside the park to entrance plaza with the Roy O. Disney overhead in Main Street Station. In Town Square we are again reminded that uncommon sights in the early days of the Magic Kingdom were blue jeans and, often, children. Sometimes…Read More...

A visit to Walt Disney World – Restored Home Movie HD from 1974

Title screens were the purview of real film enthusiasts and our cinematographer sets the stage by showing us the Winter/Spring 1974 WDW guide map. This is really unique because it chronicles all facets of the arrival and entrance to Walt Disney World property and the Magic Kingdom. On the open road headed to the Disney World exit and then approaching the parking plaza. Our driver is seen paying his fee and collecting his guide for his…Read More...

“The Magic Kingdom at WDW” – 1974 – HD Restored

The Walt Disney Company produced this film in 1974 and sold it on Super8 reels in the park. With a run time just short of 12 minutes we are first taken on an aerial tour of the Magic Kingdom and we visit each land in overview and detail fashion. While silent, the film doesn't need sound to show how wonderful the park was 40 years ago.Read More...

1974 Magic Kingdom Super8 with Sound – Mickey Mouse Review and more!

First before we get started, we all need to thank David Coolidge for this fantastic Super8 sound footage from March 1974. David is a client of ours, entrusting Pixcel and our ImageWorks department to transfer and restore his home movies. Along with his wife and two kids, the Coolidge family trekked to Orlando on the Amtrak Autotrain, spent their nights at the Polynesian Village and days at the Magic Kingdom. Inside the film you will be…Read More...