Vintage 1984 Walt Disney World promotion “Follow Us”

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This 30-minute program from 1984 was created to build excitement for the recently expanded Walt Disney World resort. This whole thing is worth watching for Disney theme parks fans, but the opening two and a half minutes is especially amazing. It features performances from many of the entertainers who used to be dotted around the parks and resorts.

I love how the show features actual cast members introducing the lands they work in, not to mention sprinkled throughout on the attractions they work on.

As someone who used to sit and enjoy Disneyland’s life performers for hours, I find it a bit sad to think that the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT once had tmany more live-entertainment options than they do today. I really wish they’d bring back more musical groups and entertainers. Heck, I’d be thrilled if they just brought back the Diamond Horseshoe Revue. At least it would be a start.

Do you think live entertainment is a key part of the Disney theme park experience?