Podcast Episode 40: Skyway & Swan Boats

Brian starts us off with the Skyways, another attraction that is no longer around. We do a little bit of Disneyland history along with Skyway history in general. This episode takes you for a ride on the Skyway through our unique perspectives and memories. Then we head to the Plaza Swan Boats where Todd shares an interesting memory how his family used to love the Swan Boats and were super disappointed when it closed. How could…Read More...

Magic Kingdom Club – 1980 Update – 16mm restored Film

This film is one of the rare 16mm reels we restored with the help of generous supporters. Entitled "Magic Kingdom Club - 1980 Update" this film is a rare glimpse at the benefits and reach of the MKC in its heyday. The MKC was designed in 1957 to promote Disneyland ad offer discounts to its members. Originally given out to employees of industry leading companies, it was expanded to include Walt Disney World in 1971 and…Read More...

1976 Magic Kingdom Swan Boats and More – Restored Film

Sometimes things on eBay pop up that are worth spending a few dollars on. Sometimes you know whats on there, and sometimes you are purely taking a chance. With the help of a friend we were able to secure a few reels of Magic Kingdom footage from 1976. With a total running time of of nearly 5 minutes we are first treated to ride on the Peoplemover - oh how I long for the days of…Read More...

Swan Boats and Adventureland Steel Drum Band in ’75 Style

I felt bad the other night when I got everyone psyched up for new film restoration - specifically I've been much like Paul Revere in recent weeks..."The Swan Boats are coming, the Swan boats are coming!" I wasn't joking around, the transfer was complete last week and when the hard drive arrived it turned out everything on it was corrupt. To make some amends, and to prove that I'm not trying to turn this into some…Read More...

1978 Super8 Magic Kingdom Home Movie – HD – Restored

A few months back I stumbled upon a 3 minute reel of film on ebay titled "Disney World '78". The seller had no information of what was on the film, so I took a chance and bought it...I kept my fingers crossed that it wasn't laced with character greetings! The short 3 minute film is like most that were taken years ago; The family full of excitement boards the monorail, enters the Magic Kingdom, sees a…Read More...

1975 Super8 Magic Kingdom – Restored in HD – Tomorrowland Bliss & Swan Boats

This particular piece of film had some nasty issues I had to deal with. For one, there was a massive amount of film grain; this caused compression artifacts in motion areas after the film was scanned and compressed. As a result, I'm sending the reels off to be re-scanned and this time the files sent back to me will be uncompressed, allowing for a much cleaner restoration. The film also did not hold its color as…Read More...