I had the Disney Channel back in 1983 and watching this promo is like revisiting all my childhood pals. I LOVED EPCOT Magazine and all the classic Disney was why I begged my mother to get the Disney Channel in the first place. Real shame I find the channel so unwatchable nowadays.
“Packages” like these were shown in between the main programming on the classic Disney Channel back in the 1980’s and early 90’s. Eric Boardman would take viewers on educational tours of Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and other aspects related to the Walt Disney Company and interview those who were “in the know” within the organization.
Back in the channel’s better days, instead of commercials for shows you’ve seen a thousand times, they showed these types of packages. They were meant to educate, entertain, and inspire kids to be creative and perhaps even to work for The Mouse one day. This was recorded on July 17, 1990 as part of the programming celebrating Disneyland’s 35th anniversary.