Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Disney in 8mm: The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

By Keith Mahne

Today we return to a popular segment here on Disney Avenue called Disney in 8mm. These segments feature old souvenir films Disney produced and sold in the gift shops. As you can imagine, they include some amazing, vintage footage of the Park. It's so fun to watch these retro 8mm films of the Magic Kingdom as we get to return to a time when the Resort was just a few years old and bursting with enthusiasm. It's also great to see shows and attractions that are long gone. So, if you're all set and ready to go, let's return to Walt Disney World of the late 1970s in today's featured article...

Let's begin by taking a look at the old packaging that these magical, 8mm souvenirs use to come in. You can see the cover in the photo above...

The back of the box reads,

"The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. You'll discover a new world of entertainment unlike any other vacation destination. This specially produced film tour takes you to such memorable attractions as the "Country Bears Jamboree," historic "Liberty Square," "The Hall of Presidents," and much, much more."

Here now, for your viewing pleasure, is the 8mm film The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Enjoy...


Keith Michael Mahne is the owner and editor of Disney Avenue and the host of the Disney Avenue Podcast. He has made countless trips to the Walt Disney World resort since his first trip in 1989 at the age of four. Keith has a strong passion and respect for Walt Disney, the parks and resorts, and the men and women who help create them. He started Disney Avenue as a way to inform and entertain readers and to repay all those who make dreams come true everyday.

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