Video: The Monster Sound Show “Top 10” list

The Monster Sound Show at Disney-MGM Studios educated guests about how sound was produced for films and TV shows. The pre-show was hosted by late-night celebrity David Letterman with a special “Top 10” list for guests. Jimmy MacDonald, the head of Disney’s sound effects department and voice of Mickey Mouse, joined Dave for a demonstration of how sound effects were created.   Here are some other videos from the early days of Disney-MGM Studios, starting with...Read More...

Video Updates from the Magic Kingdom Club

The Magic Kingdom Club started in the late 1950’s at Disneyland and originally was a discount program that was offered to employees of large companies. It expanded to included other members, such as Disney shareholders, as well as the Walt Disney World Resort when it opened. Members were provided a variety of literature over the years, including home video updates during the 1990’s. We are pleased to share the videos from 1992, 1993, and 1994 that...Read More...

Restored Videos: Lake Buena Vista

Have fun outside the parks, starting with a new kind of vacation at the Disney Institute! Relatively short-lived, guests staying at the Disney Institute resort could participate in classes in animation, photography, film, culinary arts, and more during their vacations.   Next up, take a tour of Typhoon Lagoon in this press reel from 1992.   Get ready when the sun goes down to celebrate New Years Eve every night at Pleasure Island.   And finally...Read More...

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...