Thursday, June 29, 2017

EPCOT Outreach

 Back in the day there was no internet. The only way to catch up on the latest WDW news was to go to EPCOT Outreach and collect the free handouts. I saved 'em not even realizing how cool they'd be 30 years later. 

   Dear Volcano Bay,

   Let's not forget that Typhoon Lagoon is still a better water park.

   Hoot Gibson

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Character List 1986

Somebody should try to match a picture with every character on this list!

No Florida Orange Bird. He was axed the year before:(

October 1st 1983

 Horizons, at Epcot Center, opened on October 1st 1983 to mixed reviews believe it or not. Years ago I photocopied hundreds of opening day transcripts from news stations across the county because I'm a dork.

 With every year that passes the predictions become more silly. Trust me though, folks, on that day in 1983 they seemed very real and certainly possible. More importantly these vision were of a POSITIVE future.

 If you know me you know how much I loved that ride. It inspired that 15 year old kid and even lead ME TO THIS.

 As I work on my new project Westward HO!e in One, I can't help but to daydream........maybe I could build a positive vision of the future.......

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Space Mountain- The Home of Future Living

 The original post show of Walt Disney World's Space Mountain was The Home of Future Living. A delicious 1970's view of Tomorrow presented by RCA. HOFL ran for 10 years and was replaced by RYCA One- Dream of A New World. If you remember it, you're in for a treat tonight!

Watch it here:

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Time Machine please

Weird Mexico

Remember this guy? Hell yes you do! You miss him now that's he's gone but when you first saw these life sized marionettes in "El Rio Del Tiempo" at EPCOT Center you were freaked out. I was 

They were neat but they didn't make a whole lot of sense to the average Joe. Were they supposed to be real people? Or Puppets? Puppets, man. 
I have plenty more shots of them but these are a couple of the oldest. Stay tuned.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

You're not going to care.

Three people will give a shit about this post. That's ok though because that makes it well worth it.

 Take a look at this picture:

The Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World and included the attraction "Snow White's Scary Adventure". It was great but guests always wondered why they didn't see Snow White anywhere in the ride. The official story was that YOU were Snow White and you saw these adventures unfold through her eyes. That's a fine story but they never bothered to tell the guests that which left them confused.

 In 1971 Fantasyland was way behind schedule. Not as bad as Tomorrowland but in need of some trimming to make the opening. So much got chopped. Entire attractions were scraped and replaced with known favorites like Snow White and Peter Pan.

 This Snow White pictured above appeared in Disneyland's 1983 remake of Fantasyland but it was originally sculpted for Walt Disney World. How do I know? Look at the awesome background figures.

 On the right, in the background, IS THE SCULPT FOR THE COPPERTONE GIRL that once graced the center of Mickey's Mart in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World! Hold on it gets better. To the left, behind Snow White's ass, is the model for the PLAZA SWAN BOATS of the Magic Kingdom!!!!

 What this means, folks, is that you SHOULD have seen Snow White in the original MK attraction but time and budget restraints kept that from happening.