A video visit to CommuniCore

No visit to EPCOT Center was complete without a visit to the exhibits in CommuniCore! Among the other futuristic technologies, computers with touch screens were used in exhibits in CommuniCore – these were not at all common place at the time. To make computers seem more approachable and friendly, there…

Films from the Living Seas

Many people remember the Living Seas for the hydrolators and the preshow film “The Seas”. However, the pavilion featured a few other films throughout Seabase Alpha. An Animated Atlas of the World educated guests on the effect of weather on the ocean, as well as the geology of Earth’s oceans.…

Restored Videos: The Walt Disney World Monorail System

The “highway in the sky”, Walt Disney World’s monorail system, spans 3 separate lines and nearly 15 miles of track. Until the late 2000’s, guests could sit with the pilot in the front cab for a unique view around the resort. First up is a ride around the express beam,…

Videos from Pleasure Island

To go along with our recent series of podcasts about Pleasure Island, here are several home videos from our collection. The first, from Christmas Eve 1992, features a look at some of the outdoor entertainment and activities including a velcro wall and a human gyroscope. There is also footage of…

EPCOT Film Tour

Many EPCOT Center attractions featured original films. This week, we are pleased to share a few of these from around the park! The main attraction in the Canadian World Showcase Pavilion is the Circle-Vision theater. The film “O Canada” was a 360 degree tour of Canada and its history. Our…

Restored Home Movies: Yacht & Beach Club

Today we are pleased to share several videos from 1993 and 1994 at the Yacht & Beach Club resorts. First up is this tour of the Beach Club, starting with some shots of Epcot followed by inside a guest room and the lobby of the resort. Keep an eye out…

Celebrate Christmas in July

Welcome to Christmas in July from RetroWDW! To celebrate, today we have three videos from our archives to share. First, from Walt Disney World in 1978, is this TV special featuring Shields & Yarnell making their way from Los Angeles to Orlando for a visit to Walt Disney World. A…