Step Back in Time – Magic Kingdom

I first visited Disney World in January 1972.

Over the years, I took a number of pictures while vacationing here. Looking back, I wish I had taken more, but then I have to remind myself, film was expensive and having the photos developed added to the cost.

So I cherish the pictures I did take and smile nostalgically when I look at them. That being said, I thought I’d share a few “golden oldies” with you and show you how much things have changed over the years.

This first picture is of Tomorrowland as it appeared in 1972. Notice that the Astro Orbiter and Space Mountain have not yet been build. Also missing, but out of view, is the Carousel of Progress.

Tomorrowland 1972

This next picture was taken in March of 1975. Big Thunder Mountain eventually rose on this vacant piece of land.

Big Thunder Mountain

This picture of the original Frontierland Train Station was taken in October 1983. This building was razed to make room for Splash Mountain.

Frontierland Train Station circa 1983

Long before International Gateway was built at Epcot, a peaceful canal meandered between the UK and France Pavilions. This picture was also taken in October, 1983.

International Gateway

And finally we have the Hollywood Bowl at the then Disney/MGM Studios. This structure was removed as it stood at the entrance to what is now Sunset Boulevard. This shot was taken in October 1989.

Hollywood Bowl

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