Nostalgia — Ticket Books and Transportation

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I’ve had a number of requests to post more pictures of the early years of Walt Disney World. Unfortunately, I’ve already blogged any that show a difference between then and now. So last night I dug through some of the Disneyana I’ve collected over the years. I’m hoping these scraps might help appease the voracious … Continue reading "Nostalgia — Ticket Books and Transportation"
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LiMOUSEine Announces Opening of Disney-MGM Studios

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In the October 28, 2008 issue of AllEars®, the monthly Step Back in Time featured a writeup on the LiMOUSEine! I asked for folks to send photos and Ted Knapp kindly sent some to AllEars. Here’s the Step Back in Time feature followed by Ted’s Photographs! Ever heard of a LIMOUSEine? Well, in the spring … Continue reading "LiMOUSEine Announces Opening of Disney-MGM Studios"
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Epcot’s The Land – Circa 1982-1984

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This is another in my sporadic series of “Step Back in Time” blogs — this one returns to Epcot and the Land Pavilion. The Land opened in Epcot’s Future World on October 1, 1982 and was sponsored by Kraft. When the initial 10 year contract was up, Nestle became the new sponsor November 1992. When … Continue reading "Epcot’s The Land – Circa 1982-1984"
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1972 Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World Pictures – Part 2

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This is my last set of January, 1972 pictures. I do have others, but they are of things that have changed very little over the years, such as Main Street and portions of Fantasyland, and really aren’t of any historical interest. Enjoy! This first picture is of the Haunted Mansion. The first interesting detail is … Continue reading "1972 Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World Pictures – Part 2"
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1972 Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World Pictures – Part 1

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Here we go again, another set of pictures taken in January, 1972. These first two pictures were taken of the Indy Speedway from the Skyway. In the first picture, look to the left and you can see the 20,000 Leagues building. And if you look toward the back of the picture, you can see the … Continue reading "1972 Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World Pictures – Part 1"
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Step Back in Time to 1972 – Back by popular demand

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Last time I posted old pictures of WDW I received numerous emails requesting more. So here goes. Once again, all of these pictures were taken in January 1972, just a little more than three months after the “World” opened. These first two pictures are of topiary as seen while driving from the Main Entrance toward … Continue reading "Step Back in Time to 1972 – Back by popular demand"
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Old Walt Disney World Pictures

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A couple of months ago, I published some old pictures I had taken at Walt Disney World. I received several letters asking that I publish more, so here goes. All of these were taken in January, 1972, just a little over three months after Disney World opened. The first picture is of the Toll Plaza. … Continue reading "Old Walt Disney World Pictures"
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Journey Into Imagination – Epcot Center – Celebrating 25 Years!

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Tuesday’s issue (September 25, 2007) of the AllEars® (weekly newsletter) has a special feature on the original Journey Into Imagination ride (Future World, Epcot) written by Lou Mongello. As I read the draft, I found myself reminiscing about the ride and my first visit to Epcot in the early 1990s. All of a sudden I … Continue reading "Journey Into Imagination – Epcot Center – Celebrating 25 Years!"
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