Friday, April 24, 2015

Creative Name

Golf Resort Hotel matchbook
Walt Disney World is filled with lots of creative ideas.  This name, from an early resort, is not one of those. Opened in 1973, the Golf Resort Hotel was, well....a golf resort hotel located near the Magnolia and Palm courses.  The name changed to the Disney Inn in 1986 and it was then converted to the Military Armed Forces Recreation Center: Shades of Green in 1994.  I will say that the logo on the matchbook does help make up for the lack of creativity in the name.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Dopey Sprite

Sprite can
Dopey, 1986
Spring is here.  Time to open up a nice refreshing can of Dopey.  For WDW's 15 Years celebration in 1986, Coca-cola showcased characters, lands or attractions from the resort.  The dwarfs appeared on Sprite and Cherry Coke.  Cheers!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Coloring Long Lost Attractions

Walt Disney World: a coloring book
Fantasyland, 1983
We wrap up our tour through the lands of the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World: a coloring book,  with Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.  There are 10 pages dedicated to Fantasyland and 5 for Tomorrowland.  Fantasyland has seen significant changes in just the past few years but these pages remind us of what was lost even before this recent transformation: Mr Toad's Wild Ride (1998), Skyway (1999) & 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1994).

The few Tomorrowland images feature some icon attractions like Space Mountain & Tomorrowland Speedway.  But I had to share this fun image of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs riding the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover or the WEDWay PeopleMover as it would have been called in 1983 and Donald and company riding Astro Orbiter or should I say Star Jets.