Disney-MGM Studios Backlot Tram Tour – October 1, 1991

Leading up to our next podcast, which will be release soon, we dug up some footage from the Backlot Tour in 1991. This was filmed on 8mm video and there are some notable things to look for. Normally, you would see Herbie sitting there in these early days, doing wheelies, popping the hood, etc. Well in this video, Herbie is gone and we see a truck which looks to be from Ernest Saves Christmas – anybody...Read More...

Magic Kingdom – 1971 Home Movie

We have lucked out by continuing to discover films taken in Walt Disney World’s first weeks of operation. This film from November 1971 begins with passengers boarding the ill-fated original trams (which overheated and could not handle the heavy passenger load). We get a very nice early glimpse at the Transportation & Ticket Center and the Southern Seas sidewheeler loading and carrying passengers to the Magic Kingdom. Main Street and Town Square are busy with vehicles,...Read More...