Progress City: From The Model Shop...
Michael over at Progress City has unearthed rare EPCOT models from the mid to late 70s showing rejected and never built ideas. The lost Dark Continent pavilion, the original Land, and World Showcase circa 1978. Make sure to click on the photos, they're massive!
Long Forgotten: The Haunted Mansion is Blue, and Phantom Manor is Pink
Long Forgotten is again at the forefront of theme park research and historical analysis with this unique article on the gentrification of the two different Disney Haunted Mansions. I won't ruin it, but I will say it'll make you consider how the designers have an influence on the an attraction beyond just personal styles and opinions.
Progress City: A Secret Showcase
Long lost footage from 1977 showing old school WDW and the 'World Showcase', back before Marty infamously pushed the two models together!
Attractions Magazine: Casey Jr Splash 'n' Soak
Nice little diversion and pallet cleanser here. Nothing more than some water, sounds, and movement.
This is the best video of the new, mega E-Ticket anchor for Disney California Adventure. You see all the figures at good light levels. I simply love the Doc Hudson AA.
Attractions Magazine: Minion Mayhem
The final part of the Summer to be Here, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem is now in technical rehearsal. Universal Creative has really nailed the humor and charm in this attraction!
Worth Listening To
Passport to Dreams Old & New: A Musical Souvenir of Walt Disney World
This is a few months old, but if you have not given this a listen yet, do so. It's a loving recreated snip-it of Walt Disney World and the Magic Kingdom from the mid 70s. The whole CD starts with my favorite musical piece ever written for Walt Disney World: the long lost Walt Disney World Theme.
Widen Your World: Space Mountain Original Pre-Show
Close your eyes, and imagine yourself walking into the show building. That is all.