Restored Video: Progress City Model Detail

The Progress City model originated at Disneyland as part of the Carousel of Progress post show. Originally nearly 7000 square feet, a portion of it was moved to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in 1975 and can still be seen while riding the PeopleMover. The PeopleMover never stops though, so this video from 1991 shows a lot of detail you may miss while riding!Read More...

200 Seconds in the Magic Kingdom – Home Movie

Blink and you’ll miss it! The quality of this film wasn’t great to begin with, but it is a quick tour around the MK! It opens with a brisk walk down Main Street USA; a quick tour while on the PeopleMover, a few glimpses of the 20k lagoon, and then the train departs from present-day big thunder mountain area. I told you it was short!Read More...

Come ride the PeopleMover in 1992!

We’ve got a special treat for you today! How Bowers’ Video Archive strikes again with two fantastic Peoplemover ride throughs!  On April 2, 1992 How boards the attraction with his trusty tripod for a sun-filled trip around Tomorrowland! Next up is a few months later when How takes the trip again, this time at night in November 1992. Note: We did add in some video stabilization to help keep this ride a bit more steady.Read More...

Home Movie: Touring the Magic Kingdom – 1976

An early morning rise and we see the gardeners trimming topiaries and then a quick view over bay lake and the Contemporary lends to the spires of Space Mountain and Cinderellas Castle. After the obligatory castle and flower shop shots we find ourselves in Fantasyland and we are soon transported 20,000 Leagues under the Sea. Fantasyland, the Rivers of America give way to some quality time on Tom Sawyer Island and the Swiss Family Treehouse. Our...Read More...