100 Years of Magic: 1982

We continue our series Celebrating 40 Years of Walt Disney World History with one of the trading cards that was released to celebrate the 100 Years of Magic campaign in 2001. Let’s step back in time and see how the Disney Company celebrates one of the most important milestones in their history. Calling upon WaIt’s […]

Sixth Annual Village Wine Festival!

Before the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, there was a much smaller event being held at the Village that originated the current, month-long celebration.  The Village Wine Festival started in 1979 and was an annual event by 1982. At some point in its history, the festival moved from the Village Spirits and Vintage Cellar to […]

Theme Parkeology: Universe of Energy 1985!

According to Dictionary.com, the term vintage, when used as an adjective, means “lasting interest and importance; venerable; classic.” So, when does something become vintage? In the life of a theme park (beginning with Santa Claus Land in 1946), what constitutes vintage? 15 or 20 years? Or when an attraction or area has gone through several […]

Imagineering the Magic Kingdom Concept Art Part One

October 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The Vacation Kingdom has seen a lot of changes over the past four decades and the editorial staff at Imaginerding wants to celebrate the unique and rich history of the resort with a series of posts.   When […]