Restored film: Circus World and Sea World (July 1978)

This short silent film features footage from Central Florida parks, Circus World and SeaWorld. Circus World was a park themed by Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and operated from 1974 until 1986. The film contains shots of the performers (both human and animal) as well as a number…

Restored video: Delta Dreamflight (1991)

We’re gonna take you flyin’, and they’ll be no denyin’, this Dreamflight’s bound for non-stop fantasy! Delta Dreamflight was a Tomorrowland omnimover attraction focusing on the history of aviation. Each scene featured cartoon-style backgrounds and characters showing different eras of flight. The finale of the attractions led guests into what…

Video: WDW Concept Art from Imagineering (1991)

Take a video tour through this Imagineering exhibit featuring concept art for coming attractions – and some that never materialized. A Journey to the Center of the Earth attraction as part of the Disney-MGM Studios Backstage Tour would never come to be, but a similar attraction was built as part…

Video: Universe of Energy Preshow (1991)

The original Universe of Energy Preshow featured a unique presentation with a screen made up of rotating tiles. This huge mosaic changed each tile in sync with the projection being shown and was invented by Czech film director Emil Radok. The 8 minute show educated guests about the various forms…

Restored home movie: Imagineering Lab at Epcot

The Walt Disney Imagineering Labs was an exhibit in Inventions at Epcot. The brief live show showed guests how 3D computer animation was created, with a focus on a virtual reality experience featuring Aladdin. “DisneyVision” was a state of the art virtual reality technology that would eventually lead to the…

Restored Video: Bird and the Robot

This show was featured in Transcenter, the post show for the GM-sponsored World of Motion attraction in Epcot Center. Hosted by a wise-cracking animatronic bird and his robot arm friend, “Tiger”, the show educated guests about the use of robotics in the vehicle manufacturing process.