Early EPCOT Center Home Movie

It’s not often we come across home movie footage of EPCOT Center…the early 80s were the beginning of the video camera revolution and true movie footage is much rarer from this time period. This film starts off with wonderful shots of the entrance plaza, future corps band and then the lines! Oh the lines to get into Journey into Imagination! The jumping fountains are so clean and functioning as they should but sadly our visit to...Read More...

EPCOT Center – Narrated by Harold and Yvonne Jenkins – Home Movie

If you joined us for RetroWDW’s Home Movie Night #4, you’ll recognize this film as the star of the show. Harold and Yvonne Jenkins of Savannah, GA documented their trip to EPCOT Center not only on film, but they dubbed over their film with their own narration. From the opening line, “Home of the big silver ball”, you’ll be immediately drawn in as their southern charm and not so subtle descriptions provide a dialogue that is...Read More...

EPCOT Center 1980s Super8 Film with Sound

Attending EPCOT back in the 80s just seems to match up perfectly with a VHS camcorder, not film. The film footage we usually get is from the Magic Kingdom and resort areas in the 1970s. This one though has our cameraman bringing the old Super8 into EPCOT Center. We are not sure on the year, but we found it is roughly 83/84 based on the construction of some different things, mostly Morocco. There is some footage...Read More...

A Day at EPCOT Center – 1991 – AI Enhanced VHS Tape

With the parks closed for the next few weeks, we figured we’d give you a virtual tour via the 1991 video, “A Day at EPCOT Center”. We used some of the techniques we learned while enhancing Horizons: Revisited on this video, including an all-new deinterlacing process and we’ve used AI to upscale the video to 720 lines.Read More...

Horizons: Revisited – Teaser Trailer

Coming in March 2020! The attraction ride-through you’ve always dreamed about! AI Interpolated HD Video Wide Angle Lens All New Remastered Audio Track Attraction Still Photos Queue Walk Through Comparison Photos (Left Original, Right Enhanced)Read More...

Podcast Episode 51: Horizons – Part 3: The Legacy

We finalize the ride this month, as the last episode was just insanely long and had to be cut off. Todd gets us back in the ride vehicles and we talk about choosing your own ending. How has everything worked out in detail, as to how this worked as a ride.... Ted even chimes in with some official wording on how all of this funtioned day in and day out, using the Horizons Ride Control System…Read More...

Podcast Episode 50: Horizons – Part 2: The Promise

The moment you have been waiting for is finally here. The classic attraction from EPCOT Center is finally getting time on our podcast and we couldn't be more excited. Horizons is here and get ready: this is going to take more than one episode! For Part 2 - The Promise, this is the meat and potatoes episode, ride throughs, scene discussions and so much more. Our discussion starts though with a simple questions: Was Horizons under…Read More...

Podcast Episode 49: Horizons – Part 1: The Prologue

The moment you have been waiting for is finally here. The classic attraction from EPCOT Center is finally getting time on our podcast and we couldn't be more excited. Horizons is here and get ready: this is going to take more than one episode!For Part 1 - The Prologue, we get into quite a bit of the origins of EPCOT, going over mission statements, concepts and much more. This is all important and leads up to…Read More...