Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Other Side of the World

World Magazine, 1977, pg 9 -10

When we last left World Magazine, this 1977 glossy advertisement for Walt Disney World, page 8 introduced "The Other Side of the World."  Pages 9 - 18 describe "the Contemporary Resort Hotel, the Polynesian Village Resort Hotel, the Golf Resort and Fort Wilderness....where each person in your party will receive an identification card....(Your identification card is not valid in the Magic Kindom them park, however.)"  In between the resort pages is an excellent map of the entire Vacation Kingdom and Lake Buena Vista.  There were several variations of these caricature maps made in the 70's.  Enjoy!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Welcome to Our World

World Magazine, 1977  
The World Magazine was an 8 1/2" x 11" mailer highlighting "...the diversity of Walt Disney old as yesterday, as modern as tomorrow...."  This 30-page edition is from 1977 and covers everything from the Magic Kingdom, hotel & golf resorts, "Convention Magic" and a preview of EPCOT.  Below are the first 8 pages that describe "A Kingdom of Magic."  The entire magazine is filled with excellent vintage WDW images, including one of Hit Cat the English Cat from The Aristocats.  More to come....

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Earn Your WDW Merit Badge

Walt Disney World Character Patch 
Did you earn your Walt Disney World merit badge this summer?  There are a variety of these character patches and I have a few in my collection.  This first one features Mickey Mouse.  The 3" circular patch is the most common but there are a few exceptions, like the one of Figment.  It is presumed that these patches are from the early 80's based on the date of the similar EPCOT patch.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

More Hot Air

Walt Disney World Florida Tray
Hot air balloons must have been trendy in the mid-80's.  Similar to last week's post, this 11" metal tray features Mickey & friends flying over Florida.  This tray is from between 1982-89 since only the Magic Kingdom & EPCOT are shown.  This type of map was a common souvenir for the Sunshine State.