Videos from Pleasure Island

To go along with our recent series of podcasts about Pleasure Island, here are several home videos from our collection. The first, from Christmas Eve 1992, features a look at some of the outdoor entertainment and activities including a velcro wall and a human gyroscope. There is also footage of a number of dance performances and a Billy Joel cover band. Also shot the same evening is this tour of Mannequins Dance Palace. And finally, a...Read More...

Restored video: Wonders of Life Wonder Cycle (1992)

The EPCOT Wonders of Life pavilion featured the Wonder Cycles, stationary bikes with an attached CRT touch screen. Guests could chose from a few different places to take a bike ride, and then the video would speed up or slow down depending on how fast they pedaled. This video features a quick ride through Disneyland.Read More...

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...

Restored home video: CommuniCore East 1992

Take a quick tour through CommuniCore East in this video from 1992. Included are glimpses of the population counter kinetic sculpture with the Great American Census Quiz game played on the computers below. The interactive Computer-a-Coaster exhibit let guests design their own rollercoaster using a touch screen, and the trivia-asking robot, SMRT-1, was a favorite of guests using early speech recognition technology.Read More...

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...