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The Making of the Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park, 1989

Way back in the day, the Disney Channel showed content that was related to the Disney films and theme parks. And so it was in 1989, when the channel created an hour long special to celebrate the newly-minted Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park in Florida. Hosted by TV’s Fred Newman, then one of the adult stars [...]

Maps! EPCOT Center, 1989

EPCOT Center, 1989

This one’s for Hoot Gibson.

Is there really anything I can say? Horizons. Motion. Imagination. Seas. Kitchen Kabaret. Radok screens. Cronkite.

Where’d I put the time machine…

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Maps! The Magic Kingdom, 1989

The Magic Kingdom, 1989

Look! Skyway! 20K! Birthdayland! No Splash Mountain!

And if you squint, the unmolested Tiki Room. Ahh, 1989.

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Maps! The Disney-MGM Studios, 1989

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Let’s return to the days of yesteryear, when the Disney-MGM Studios had just opened in Florida. Looking back, one thing really stands out – look how small it was! The area labeled “Theme Park” really only consists of three buildings – the Indiana Jones stunt show, the Backlot Express burger joint, and the [...]