Oldman Slide Collection Returns! – 1980 slides of WDW

Today we return to the Oldman Collection - A set of slides chronicling 5 visits to Walt Disney World of a couple in 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983 and 1985. You can see the previously released 1978 visit here: https://www.retrowdw.com/pictorial-souvenir/brians-slide-carousel/wdw-september-1978-gallery-brian/ Some things you'll see in this December 1980 visit: Lake Buena Vista & the Empress Lily decked out for the Holidays Brer Fox violating OSHA regulations A series of photos of Big Thunder Mountain because it had...Read More...

Magic Kingdom Club – 1980 Update – 16mm restored Film

This film is one of the rare 16mm reels we restored with the help of generous supporters. Entitled "Magic Kingdom Club - 1980 Update" this film is a rare glimpse at the benefits and reach of the MKC in its heyday. The MKC was designed in 1957 to promote Disneyland ad offer discounts to its members. Originally given out to employees of industry leading companies, it was expanded to include Walt Disney World in 1971 and…Read More...

204 photos from my 1980 visit to Walt Disney World

In December I released at 30 minute film of my trip to Walt Disney World from 1980, I bet you didn't know that there were over 200 photos to go along with it. Thanks to the folks at ScanDigital I now have the entire album safely stored in digital format. I sent them the entire album...they went through it page by page, scanned each photo and then re-assembled the album before shipping it back to me...Read More...

Remastering Our Restorations – 2 completed

We have restored many films over the past year however I was never satisfied with the end result on a few of them. I've been continually tweaking the process and in recent days I have gone back and remastered the color and sharpness on two of the films. The pictures of the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Subs show the color difference between the old and new restoration processes....and the photo of yours truly below shows…Read More...

Podcast Episode 3 – Camping, Cabins and Coonskins

Our main topic this month, Fort Wilderness. This is one of the originals at WDW and actually, none of us stayed there in the early years. JT is a regular to the Fort and we hear all about the opening years and what makes Fort Wilderness a unique place to be on property. The Fort Wilderness Railroad & River Country are slightly discussed, but we would like to devote two full future episodes to those topics.…Read More...

A Gift to All: My personal 1980 WDW Film – 30 minutes!

Below you will find the restored film of my first trip to Walt Disney World in October 1980. I'm a tad over 6 years old in the film, a big time first grader that wears a sun visor without concern about his image. The Kodak processed Super8 film features sound and the run time is over 30 minutes. The sights and sounds included are amazing - The barker from PoC, a brand new Big Thunder, Adventureland…Read More...