Restored Home Movie: A Trip to WDW 1976

This 8mm restored home movie of a visit to Walt Disney World starts off in Town Square. After a nice slow pan around, its time for a parade (mandatory to be filmed in all visits during the 70’s, it seems). A visit to the Tiki Room follows, which has some great (and unusual for the time) low-light footage from inside the show. There is some equally impressive shots of the Haunted Mansion preshow and then a...Read More...

Country Bear Jamboree – Restored 8mm Souvenir Film

Our restoration of Disney souvenir films continues with a look at Frontierland's iconic Country Bear Jamboree. This attraction was the brainchild of Imagineer Marc Davis and was originally intended as entertainment to be offered at Walt Disney's never built Mineral King ski resort in California near Sequoia National Forest.Read More...

Country Bear Jamboree – Restored 8mm Souvenir Film

Our restoration of Disney souvenir films continues with a look at Frontierland's iconic Country Bear Jamboree. This attraction was the brainchild of Imagineer Marc Davis and was originally intended as entertainment to be offered at Walt Disney's never built Mineral King ski resort in California near Sequoia National Forest. The film opens with a view of the attraction entrance and exterior. Note the sign showing the two original sponsors Pepsi and Frito-Lay. This is of note…Read More...

Restored souvenir film from 1979 – Attraction Highlights #2

Back when film was expensive and a low percentage of the population actually had a movie camera, Walt Disney World sold souvenir films for you to purchase, take home and watch at your leisure. If your friends happened to be visiting while you enjoyed these films, Disney considered it a win. They were betting that you would take the time to set up the projector, pull down the screen, make popcorn, dim the lights and show…Read More...