Restored vacation videos from 1987

This home movie from 1987 showcases a variety of footage from World Showcase and the Contemporary at Walt Disney World. It features a bus tour around World Showcase Lagoon, a performance by the Voices of Liberty, and scenes from the American Adventure pavilion at Epcot. The family is also shown…

It’s Time for the Christmas Parade

Merry Christmas from RetroWDW! Last week, we featured the 1983 Christmas parade on our live stream. Hosted by Joan Lunden and Michael Douglas, you can watch the parade on our YouTube channel here: But we have two more parades to share today! And of course, the original commercials are included.…

Restored Planning Video: 100 Years of Magic

The 100 Years of Magic commemorated Walt Disney’s 100th birthday. This planning video for Walt Disney World is a great tour of the resort following the Millennium Celebration. The video features clips of Walt, Imagineers, and guests commenting on attractions and resorts. First is the Disney Studios park featuring the…

More for EPCOT Center’s 40th Anniversary: Visit the Living Seas, See Barbie, Celebrate Oktoberfest, and a Tour of Innoventions

To continue the celebration of EPCOT Center’s 40th anniversary, we have several videos from our archives from throughout the park’s history. First up is this complete tour of the Living Seas from 1992. One of the most immersive attractions of its time, the video includes the queue pre-show, “The Seas”…

EPCOT Center 40th Anniversary

EPCOT Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary today. We are sharing three restored videos as a look back on the park when it opened! All three are press reels made available to television news stations. First are a number of interviews with a number of Disney executives and staffers, including…

Restored films: Early Magic Kingdom

This restored film starts off with the Riverboat floating past a very empty Frontierland. There is also a great shot of the railroad, and some nice, slow pans of the Tomorrowland entrance. Of course there is footage of the parade, and a shot down a very busy Main Street USA!…