A Dream Called Walt Disney World (1980)

A Dream Called Walt Disney World

A recent holiday to Disneyland Paris has me feeling all nostalgic for the true Disney experience – Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. I’ve only visited Walt Disney World once, in 2003, but that experience has never left me and I long to return to what was a very magical holiday.

Whilst I wait for my two young children to grow up enough to make the transatlantic flight, I’ll just have to keep myself entertained with videos like the one below, a 1980 VHS promotional film that does a wonderful job of selling the Disney magic.

I love how the Electrical Parade finishes the film – that same parade with that same music remained in place during my visit more than 20 years later and I hope will still be in place when I next return.

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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3 thoughts on “A Dream Called Walt Disney World (1980)

  1. Thanks for posting this, I can’t wait to sit down and watch it with my kids. Last year we ordered a promo video from WD and it will be fun to see my kids reaction to the differences. Actually it’ll be fun for me as well, I haven’t been back since 1986.

  2. Loving your work, RetroWDW! I’ll definitely be keeping an eye in your site for updates – watching this stuff with my wife is waaay better than most of the stuff on TV and you can’t complain about the quality of your restoration work!

    I hope you have fun sjgeek89! I have the 2003 video that we bought on our last visit and watching it recently with my 4 year old was great fun!

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