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 Walt Disney World Planning Videos

Long before YouTube, Disney produced home video previews for guests planning a vacation at Walt Disney World. This video from 1993, sponsored by Delta, starts off with an extended performance set to “Be Our Guest” followed by several guest testimonials. The video continues with a tour of the Magic Kingdom, including some great footage inside attractions as well as Mickey’s Star Land! Next up is the then-newest theme park, referred to as the “Disney Studios” in...Read More...

New Year’s Eve Celebration Videos – 1993 & 1994

As a followup to podcast episode 73, we are pleased to present some video from two New Year’s Eve celebrations at WDW! Explode into 1993 at Epcot with a live musical performance from Kool & the Gang: And then, welcome 1994 at Disney-MGM Studios! There are plenty of DJ’s and bands, including a performance by the Turtles, to help celebrate, and a performance of Sorcery in the Sky. And, of course, plenty of party horns to...Read More...

Restored Home Movies: Yacht & Beach Club

Today we are pleased to share several videos from 1993 and 1994 at the Yacht & Beach Club resorts. First up is this tour of the Beach Club, starting with some shots of Epcot followed by inside a guest room and the lobby of the resort. Keep an eye out for the Murphy Bed demonstration! Next, also from 1993, is this walk around video of a very empty Stormalong Bay and outside walkways around the Yacht...Read More...

Restored Video: World of Motion Transcenter

The General Motors Transcenter served as the post show to the World of Motion attraction. A number of educational exhibits showed guests how cars were designed and built. The Bird and the Robot show featured a wise-cracking animatronic bird and his friend, “Tiger”, a robotic arm, to demonstrate how automation was being used in automobile manufacturing. Other features include the Lean Machine, a look at the future of cars, and the Water Engine, a show comparing...Read More...

Restored home video: Magical World of Barbie – 1994

As part of a sponsorship agreement with toy company Mattel, Barbie came to Epcot’s American Gardens theater in World Showcase in late 1993. The half hour show followed Barbie as she traveled around to different playsets all over the world, and ran for about a year and a half in front of the American Adventure pavilion.Read More...

Restored video: Splashtacular at Epcot – 1994

Splashtacular was…one of the more unique shows to be seen in Epcot. The show ran from 1993 until 1994 during the transition of CommuniCore to Innoventions so that there was something to see in the center of Future World. The show featured numerous Disney characters, but also aliens and a giant dinosaur. A similar show called “It’s Magical!” played in Tokyo Disneyland during roughly the same time period for the park’s 10th anniversary. The show ended...Read More...