Category Archives: History

Virtual Recreation of the Tower of the Four Winds from 1964 World’s Fair

A big thank you to the Disney History Institute for sharing this incredible virtual recreation of Rolly Crump’s Tower of the Four Winds from the “it’s a small world” attraction marquee at the 1964 World’s Fair. It must have been … Continue reading

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Time Travel: Walt Disney World in 1984 (VIDEO)

In 1984 the world was quite different. The cold war had yet to enter its death throes, the Bell System that controlled the nation’s telecommunication system, was broken up into the baby bells, the first Apple Computer went on sale, … Continue reading

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Walt Disney’s World War 2 Propaganda – Der Fuehrer’s Face

The Walt Disney Studios had a rough time during World War 2, not just because Walt Disney felt it was his patriotic duty to help the war effort (usually at the expense of his bottom line) but also because so … Continue reading

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Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives Chicago Stay Extended Until August 3, 2014

Hey Disney fans in the midwest, it’s time to make a trip to Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. Due to popular demand the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit has been extended. Guests will be able to enjoy … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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