Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Walt Disney World's 1986 Resort Offerings

By Keith Mahne

If I had a Disney time machine and was looking at dates to visit the Walt Disney World Resort, one year that I would pick without a doubt would be 1986. EPCOT Center was only a few years old and featured the original Imagination Pavilion and also, the best dark ride known to man, Horizons. I could also take a dip in River Country or check out the beautiful wildlife at Discovery Island. I could even get another look at the original Polynesian Resort lobby with its sorely missed and extremely relaxing waterfalls. 1986 was definitely the good old days. Let's see all the exciting things Walt Disney World had to offer as we revisit the "vacation kingdom of the world" in 1986 in today's new article...

Utilizing a 1986 resort guide, let's explore all the magical things (many gone but not forgotten) that Walt Disney World had to offer that year...

If you could choose only ONE thing to revisit in 1986 at Walt Disney World what would it be and why? Be sure to let us know in the comments below or on the Disney Avenue Facebook page.


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.

1 comment:

  1. Brings back such great memories, my first visit was March, 1985. Similar scope to the era of your excellent post, everything was bigger than life to me. Horizons without a doubt and Universe of Energy were amazing. Loved making reservations via Communicore and you could actually get into most fine dining, same day. River Country was sweet. Definitely miss those days, sadly Epcot has done little to expand, getting a bit long in the tooth. Still love it though, especially food and wine festival time.