I used to get the WDW Vacation Guide by writing to Walt Disney World Guest Relations asking for information about the resort. This one is special because it's the edition that was produced during WDW's Tencennial. It's the year before/of the opening of EPCOT Center, so it's still just the Magic Kingdom and a few... Continue Reading →
This is a souvenir book that was published in 1989, but was probably created in late 1988, as it has plenty of concept art, and only a few photos of specific attraction scenes that were completed. But, that's not all bad, as the concept art is awesome. It's a far cry from what Hollywood Studios... Continue Reading →
Although it’s now just a part of Epcot’s history, World of Motion was one of the park’s original attractions that guests flocked to on opening day. The attraction, then sponsored by General Motors, took guests on a time travel journey through the history of transportation - man’s foibles and triumphs in designing new vehicles, the... Continue Reading →
Imagine it's April, 18, 1983. You wake up and there's a new channel in your cable lineup. You turn it on in the morning and there's classic Mickey Mouse cartoons, Mousercise, So Dear to My Heart, Epcot Magazine(!), and the main feature of the day: Tron. Just look through the offerings on the channel in... Continue Reading →
The "Disney News" was a magazine that was sent to members of the Magic Kingdom Club. The first issue was in Winter 1965 and lasted until Winter 1995 (when it had changed names to the Disney Magazine). It then continued as a general magazine that could be purchased by anyone until Summer 2005. This is... Continue Reading →
This is one of the grand Tomorrowland entrance spires in 1987. Oh, how I miss the Tomorrowland of pre-1994...
This is the early 1983 pictorial souvenir book for the Walt Disney World resort. To me, 1982 - 1992 is perhaps the greatest era of Walt Disney World, and this book is a great showcase of the start of that time. You can download the pdf of the book here. .
All this news about the start of Disneyland's 60th anniversary celebration this weekend made me dig through my photos, and I found this one of Epcot during Walt Disney World's 15th Anniversary Celebration. This was taken in June 1987 during our family trip.
As promised yesterday, here is the 1982 version of “Your Guide to the Magic Kingdom.” This version was distributed in 1982 during the Tencennial celebration. I went on a trip to WDW in April, 1982--my first time in three years. It was so nice to get back there and I took my first ride on... Continue Reading →