Restored Video: SpectroMagic – June 1992

And now, the Magic Kingdom proudly presents, in a million points of musical light, the magic worlds of Disney…in SpectroMagic! The beloved SpectroMagic night time parade replaced the Main Street Electrical parade as part of Walt Disney World’s 20th anniversary celebration, and ran until 2010.Read More...

Restored 35mm slide show: An Evening at the Magic Kingdom SHOW PAC

We are pleased to share with you another in the series of souvenir “SHOW PACS” which are 35mm slides with an audio soundtrack. This set, released in 1975, was sold in the theme park as well as by mail order. The sets came with a cassette tape and 40 numbered slides. A viewer would load the slides into their projector and then put the cassette in a tape player and a clanging bell would indicate when...Read More...

Podcast Episode 61: Alien Encounter Part I

We are staying in Tomorrowland this month, but zeroing in on a specific attraction that is no longer with us: Alien Encounter, or the ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter if you are using its full legal name. This one came online back when Tomorrowland had the major overhaul in 1995 and is a fan favorite. X-S Tech is hosting a demonstration at the Tomorrowland Interplanetary Convention Center and everyone is invited, including you! How leads us this month…Read More...

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...

Podcast Episode 60 – Tomorrowland ’94

For this month, we are discussing a major overhaul of a land at the Magic Kingdom. Many of the lands have slowly evolved and changed, but Tomorrowland had a major change with nearly everything being touched in 1994. Brian & How start us off at Disneyland in 1983 with the expansion of Fantasyland - bringing comparisons to our main topic. All of these major refurbs work towards making the park appealing to a new audience -…Read More...