Archive for March, 2007
Inspired by a very interesting and revealing thread in the WDWMagic.com forums, here is an as-good-as-I-can-make-it re creation of the top of Spaceship Earth from the Cronkite era. Starting in the Cinema and TV lounge scene, take a multi angle video and new audio journey through The Computer (boys room) and the Office, the Hi Tech Communications Center and into 180top itself, with enhanced video, complete with original Earth projection, satellites and astronauts in full, the space station with animatronic robot arm control girl at her window, then the full descent with laser effects and wonderfully stylised early 80`s projections of the Tomorrows Child finale. It doesn`t quite have Industrial Light and Magic standard effects, but this should give a good idea of how the second half of the attraction appeared to guests in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Some footage from jefflangedvd.com with thanks.
Disneyworld Is Your World 1993
Tomorrowland Stage with Kids of the Kingdom. One Take Wonder.
Great quality tripod video and good live audio of the full 1981-2 Tomorrowland stage show, with Tencennial tag.
The history of WDWs Monorails, roads, busses and watercraft. Includes World Drive circa 1990 with the original, new, Disney MGM junctions, brown signs and original MK Auto plaza. Orange and brown parking trams are in fashion, as is a bland T&TC. Journey over Seven Seas Lagoon on the Magic Kingdom I with Jack Wagner, and around it – to and from the MK – in a MkIV monorail cab with Jack too. Ride in the cab to EPCOT Center, and take a brown tram back to the MK lot and to Futureworld. See the original Monorail plans from 1970, and 1975`s expansions, and also see the history of the Friendships, WDWs watercraft on Seven Seas and Bay Lake, Lake Buena Vista and Crescent Lakes waterways, and the bus fleet.