Flashback Friday: 8mm Home Video of Magic Kingdom in Early 1970s

1972 Walt Disney World postcard.

Culled from a family vacation in late 1972 or early 1973, the author isn’t sure, this collection of clips from home movies filmed on 8mm tape is fantastic. There is a documentarian’s eye for scenery and details. I love how the camera lingers in moments letting you soak up the atmosphere of magic, still fresh off the canvas of WED Imagineering.

Check out the description over on YouTube for a full list of what’s in the video, including some very rare footage from that time. For instance, around the 4:00 minute mark, there are some great shots of Adventureland before it was expanded to include Pirates of the Caribbean.

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