SMRT-1 Restored Video

SMRT-1 was an interactive robot that was seen as part of the EPCOT Computer Central exhibit. Guests could pick up a telephone and play games using early voice recognition technology. SMRT-1 would ask trivia questions of guests and listen for their answers.Read More...

You’re Invited: Home Movie Night

Mark your calendars and get the popcorn ready for this Thursday, July 23 at 8:30 PM eastern time and join us for our 8th live home movie night! We’ll have 3 newly restored movies to share with live commentary plus some Walt Disney World ephemera show and tell afterwards.Read More...

Restored Home Video: EPCOT Center Earth Station Film

Earth Station sat at the exit of Spaceship Earth and was the original home of Guest Relations in EPCOT Center. Guests could use the WorldKey Kiosks located there to make dining reservations and get other park information. The Earth Station film, played on large overhead screens, served as a preview of other EPCOT Center attractions for guests as they began to navigate the park.Read More...

Restored Home Movie: Living with the Land 1993

Living with the Land, fairly fresh in late 1993 from its renovation from Epcot’s original “Listen to the Land”, is a boat tour through various ecosystems and working greenhouses. A live tour guide narrated part of the attraction, giving guests information about the greenhouses and the research that took place in the pavilion.Read More...

Backstage Disney: The American Adventure

Join host Lloyd Bridges for a behind the scene look at the American Adventure, the ambitious host pavilion in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase. This special originally aired on the Disney Channel in 1987. Marty Sklar, Randy Bright, and others from Imagineering share their perspectives on the pavilion and EPCOT Center as a whole.Read More...

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...