Original Disney Vacation Club Resort: ’92 & ’93 Tours – (Old Key West)

Today we head back to the early 90s and take you on a couple tours of the original Vacation Club Resort. The quality here is pretty amazing, considering our photographer had a tripod to make some nice smooth shots and quality zooms.  The first video here is from 1992, when the resort was less than a year old. We get to see nearly every highlight of the resort back then and if this is your home...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...

Walt Disney World Resorts – 1991 Disney Channel Remastered

If you are a fan of the resorts, this Disney Channel capture is for you. We go back to 1991 for a quick look that visits all of the resort areas present at that time. There are so amazing shots and angles that allow you to see different activities and areas that are no longer around. The Polynesian Resort looks amazing with it’s massive indoor waterfall. Travis Tanner gives some commentary throughout, which mostly sounds like...Read More...

Project Florida – Like you’ve never seen it before! – Restored 16mm Film

This is one of the rare films we've all been waiting for...Project Florida. Produced in 1970 the film was presented on NBC's The Wonderful World of Disney, following the conclusion of The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin Part 3 on January 31, 1971. Its primary goal was to educate and excite the public about the construction and soon-to-open Walt Disney World. Since then, aside from a portion of the film released the DVD Magic Kingdom: Imagineering the Magic, the…Read More...

A Gift to All: My personal 1980 WDW Film – 30 minutes!

Below you will find the restored film of my first trip to Walt Disney World in October 1980. I'm a tad over 6 years old in the film, a big time first grader that wears a sun visor without concern about his image. The Kodak processed Super8 film features sound and the run time is over 30 minutes. The sights and sounds included are amazing - The barker from PoC, a brand new Big Thunder, Adventureland…Read More...

Contemporary Resort – 1970s Shag and Flair – Restored Home Movie HD

The first of the three is a silent 8mm film and we were impressed at the filming locations and the steadiness of the camera. There are many shots of the monorail gliding in and out of the resort - almost to the point of ad nauseam; fortunately we soon move inside and are treated to the area that has now become Chef Mickey's. Look at the lights! Look at the Orange Juice dispenser on the buffet…Read More...

The Good Old Days – 1972 Prices

One of my most recent acquisitions is this 1972 info brochure. It is just a one pager, but full of neat information from many years ago. I love the tagline "The Vacation Kingdom of The World" - I wish they would bring this back, but I wouldn't cross my fingers on that. The front focuses on the ticket pricing, or Adventure Ticket Books as they called them back then. The high rollers could get an 11-Adventure…Read More...