Captain EO – Work Print from 7/10/86

One more trip with Captain EO as the week comes to an end. So far we’ve released the MTV Broadcast of Captain EO and the cast member parody, Captain Eeyore. Now we have another rare find for you, a work print from July 10, 1986. Where this comes from, and where it was in the production process we have no idea. It has the time codes on the bottom and is dated at the start. We...Read More...

WDW Resort Information Channel Video – May 1992 – AI Enhanced VHS Recording

This is just one of five WDW Resort Information channel videos that we will be releasing. We’ve gone ahead and cleaned up the luma/chroma alignment, reduced the noise and then ran it through the AI enhancement process. This runs nearly 1hr 30 minutes and will take to places that are now long gone, including Top of the World, Pleasure Island, River Country and more! This was recorded in May 1992 during the year-long 20th-anniversary celebration of...Read More...

A Day at EPCOT Center – 1991 – AI Enhanced VHS Tape

With the parks closed for the next few weeks, we figured we’d give you a virtual tour via the 1991 video, “A Day at EPCOT Center”. We used some of the techniques we learned while enhancing Horizons: Revisited on this video, including an all-new deinterlacing process and we’ve used AI to upscale the video to 720 lines.Read More...

Horizons: Revisited – Release Day Announcement & Vote for the ending!

The Live Premier of Horizons: Revisited will be broadcast live on YouTube starting at 8:30pm EST on March 19, 2020! Live streaming link: https://youtu.be/jXNKpWHWjxA Join Todd, Brian, JT and How on a live video chat where they discuss the history and technical details of the restoration of the video before it premieres at 9 pm. Afterwords they will take live questions via the YouTube Chat feature and will then unveil a teaser trailer that you don’t...Read More...

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 of 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...Read More...

Horizons: Revisited – Teaser Trailer

Coming in March 2020! The attraction ride-through you’ve always dreamed about! AI Interpolated HD Video Wide Angle Lens All New Remastered Audio Track Attraction Still Photos Queue Walk Through Comparison Photos (Left Original, Right Enhanced)Read More...

Holiday Specials of the 90s

If 2020 is the year of ‘video’ for RetroWDW, then we need to start right now for the holiday season. On our upcoming podcast, we tackle three different Christmas specials that Disney released in the earlier part of the 90s. These three VHS rips really take you back to when Disney did the shows live and Regis Philbin was on top of his game. We have the Very Merry Christmas Parade from 1993 & 1995. This...Read More...

Home Movie: America on Parade – March 1976

This silent film presents about nine minutes of America On Parade, which ran at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom from June 1975 through September 1976. The parade celebrated the United States Bicentennial. Tall doll-like characters representing the “People of America” accompany the many floats depicting American history, spanning eras from the voyage of Columbus through the 20th Century. Our vantage point for the parade is in Liberty Square near the end of the bridge leading from the...Read More...

Home Movie: A Patriotic Day at the Magic Kingdom – March 1976

This film captures a family’s visit to the Magic Kingdom March 1976, during the festive United States Bicentennial. A sampling of Walt Disney World’s patriotic decorations can be seen throughout the park. In the first couple of minutes we see the vacationing family posing in a variety of park scenes. Views of vehicles, flowers and shops along Main Street give way to a close-up of the castle main entrance. Attractions such as the Haunted Mansion and...Read More...

Home Movie: A Fun Filled Day At The Magic Kingdom March 1973

Our film opens traveling up World Drive towards the Magic Kingdom tolls and into the parking lot. Hopping aboard the tram we make our way to the Ticket and Transportation Center with monorails rolling by overhead. Aboard the Highway in the Sky we can see the topiaries lining World Drive en route to the Contemporary Resort. After passing a pristine and serene Bay Lake we find ourselves past the Contemporary and finally arriving at the Magic...Read More...