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...

A visit to Walt Disney World – Restored Home Movie HD from 1974

Title screens were the purview of real film enthusiasts and our cinematographer sets the stage by showing us the Winter/Spring 1974 WDW guide map. This is really unique because it chronicles all facets of the arrival and entrance to Walt Disney World property and the Magic Kingdom. On the open road headed to the Disney World exit and then approaching the parking plaza. Our driver is seen paying his fee and collecting his guide for his…Read More...

Rare Personal WDW Construction Photos by “Bud” Benedum

Kelly Gallagher, granddaughter of the late Wilbert Charles "Bud" Benedum (pictured to the left) has given us permission to showcase the photos that her grandfather personally took during the construction of WDW. Mr. Benedum was the Chief Engineer of construction for the monorail at the time and he documented the construction of WDW through many wonderful photos. This is just the first photos that Kelly will be sharing with us over the next few weeks.Read More...