Videos from our Library: Celebrating 33 Years of Disney-MGM Studios

33 years ago today, the Disney-MGM Studios theme park opened to the world for the first time! To celebrate, here are some great videos from our library. Our own How Bowers and Dave “Hoot” Ensign were among the first visitors to the Disney-MGM Studios theme park on May 1, 1989. This video includes their overnight stay outside of the parking lot so they could be among the first guests in – as well as segments from...Read More...

Climb aboard The Great Movie Ride once again!

We’ve got a special treat for you! Now that Mickey’s Runaway Railway has opened we figured you’d want to take a trip back in time for an uninterrupted journey through the movies! How Bowers was at it again, armed with his trusty 8mm video camera he filmed the attraction from start to finish. The date is December 1, 1991, and the attraction is fairly young at only 2.5 years old.Read More...

Home Video: Disney MGM Studios from August 1989

If you've listened to podcast Episode 10 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Hooray for Floridawood" you may be wondering where some of the attraction sound bites originated from. Todd has just shared nearly 40 minutes of footage from his trip in August 1989 that was used for parts of the podcast. The video starts out at 6:30am, the sun is just coming up for a very early 7am opening.Read More...