Magic Kingdom Home Movie from 1972 – With Jungle Cruise Frogs!

If you missed our 2nd Home Movie night yesterday, you can catch up by watching this short film that features a quick tour around the Resort Beam monorail track! There are some fantastic zooms of signs all around the park, the topiary gardens, a short glimpse of Jungle Cruise frogs, a peek inside of If You Had Wings, rare Rivers of America props and more! Don’t forget to check out our 3rd Home Movie Night on...Read More...

A Day the Magic Kingdom – 1991 AI Enhanced VHS

With the parks closed for the next few weeks, we figured we’d give you a virtual tour via the early 1990s videos, “A Day at The Magic Kingdom”. 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. A Day at the Magic Kingdom – 1991 with MSEP – AI Enhanced A Day at the...Read More...

Carousel of Progress – May 1992

Today we head to the Magic Kingdom in 1992 for one of the most classic attractions of them all. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress – if you have not seen this version, you are in for a real treat. So much has changed on this for the current version, but this is one of the final years for this with the songs and scenes. The final scene has an amazing projection screen, some period correct hanging...Read More...

Early 1980s Magic Kingdom Super8 Film w/Sound

This one will take you back to a time period right before the VHS camcorder became the standard. We begin at the Ticket/Transportation Center with some super clean ferry boat shots. The sound isn’t the greatest on this transfer, but having sound with film is a somewhat rare treat. We see some various resorts, the monorail, Cinderella’s Castle, 80s Tomorrowland and quite a few various shots. The footage is fairly clean, giving you some little details...Read More...

Home Movie: America on Parade – March 1976

This silent film presents about nine minutes of America On Parade, which ran at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom from June 1975 through September 1976. The parade celebrated the United States Bicentennial. Tall doll-like characters representing the “People of America” accompany the many floats depicting American history, spanning eras from the voyage of Columbus through the 20th Century. Our vantage point for the parade is in Liberty Square near the end of the bridge leading from the...Read More...

Home Movie: A Patriotic Day at the Magic Kingdom – March 1976

This film captures a family’s visit to the Magic Kingdom March 1976, during the festive United States Bicentennial. A sampling of Walt Disney World’s patriotic decorations can be seen throughout the park. In the first couple of minutes we see the vacationing family posing in a variety of park scenes. Views of vehicles, flowers and shops along Main Street give way to a close-up of the castle main entrance. Attractions such as the Haunted Mansion and...Read More...

Listen to the 1990s Adventureland Entrance Area Loop

This is one of the most well-known and well-documented music loops in The Magic Kingdom’s History. It is, quite literally, the entire contents of the The Balafon Marimba Ensemble’s self-titled 1990 album played in order from start to finish. Prevailing thought is that this music was brought to the Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland via its inclusion at EuroDisney’s Adventureland (now known as Disneyland Paris). This recording was made in a garden speaker between The Crystal Palace and…Read More...

Home Movie: A Fun Filled Day At The Magic Kingdom March 1973

Our film opens traveling up World Drive towards the Magic Kingdom tolls and into the parking lot. Hopping aboard the tram we make our way to the Ticket and Transportation Center with monorails rolling by overhead. Aboard the Highway in the Sky we can see the topiaries lining World Drive en route to the Contemporary Resort. After passing a pristine and serene Bay Lake we find ourselves past the Contemporary and finally arriving at the Magic...Read More...

Home Movie: The Magic Kingdom as seen in 1974

This film, shot in 1974, opens on what appears to be a sunny and quiet day in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. Our family in this film have brought their grandson to explore the park and start with a ride on Cinderella’s Golden Carousel followed by a meeting with Prince John from Robin Hood – though the grandson is clearly frightened. Next we hop aboard the WDW Railroad and make our way around the park with...Read More...

Restored Home Movie: Magic Kingdom Visit – 1970s

It’s a sunny start to this family’s day as they enter the Vacation Kingdom via the Ticket and Transportation Center and prepare to queue for the monorail. En route to the Magic Kingdom we get a nice aerial shot of the topiaries between the Contemporary Resort and the park. We then open to a generous 360 degree pan of Main Street before the parade makes its way through the crowd. There’s some great footage of Mickey...Read More...