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    1974 Tomorrowland Construction 8mm Film

    Per figment1986's request in his Skyway thread...here's some Super 8 Sound Film (this was before Video Camcorders) of the Phase Two Tomorrowland construction of 1974.

    You'll see Space Mountain being built, it's crane, stainless steel cap, a quick shot inside as the steam train passed it, and also some brief exterior shots of the PeopleMover station & tracks, and the COP's roof.

    You may also notice some quick shots of the exterior of long-gone attractions such as Monsanto's "Magic Carpet Round The World," Eastern Airline's "If You Had Wings" and "Fight To The Moon" ...all of which were up and running as part of the earlier first phase of Tomorrowland.

    http://members.aol.com/opus1guy/uplo...uction1974.wmv

    It's a Windows Media Player file, and if you don't already have that program on your computer, you can download it for free from Microsoft's web site for PCs and Macs.

    Enjoy!

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    Re: 1974 Tomorrowland Construction 8mm Film

    Super cool to watch, thanks for sharing this.
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    Re: 1974 Tomorrowland Construction 8mm Film

    Thank you so much for sharing this clip. It's really cool! Wow... the days when Tomorrowland was blindingly white and futuristic. Nice!

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    Re: 1974 Tomorrowland Construction 8mm Film

    Wow - that was great! Thanks for sharing that. I went quite a bit back in the early days, but it's cool to see what it looked like back then again. One of these days when I visit my parents I'll have to dig through the old slides for some pictures of the early days.
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    Re: 1974 Tomorrowland Construction 8mm Film

    Wow, I remember what that looked like! LOL Thanks for sharing the video, it was great to reminiscence.

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    Re: 1974 Tomorrowland Construction 8mm Film

    Wow!!! This is worth something... Not much at all from back when with sound showing off tomorrow land being built... and live vocals on monorail and train?

    This is sooo cool.
    Last edited by figment1986; 07-25-2006 at 05:01 AM.

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    Re: 1974 Tomorrowland Construction 8mm Film

    1974.... I was born that year!

    But my first WDW visit was 1978.

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    Re: 1974 Tomorrowland Construction 8mm Film

    Quote Originally Posted by aimster
    1974.... I was born that year!

    But my first WDW visit was 1978.
    Identical to me!

    We were on a 4yr cycle for WDW trips. So I got to go at 4, 8, 12, then we got to go more often

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    Re: 1974 Tomorrowland Construction 8mm Film

    I totally need to take those pic from '78 to work and scan them so I can post them here. Lots of pics of the Mickey's 50th birthday parade.

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    Re: 1974 Tomorrowland Construction 8mm Film

    Cool stuff...thanks

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    Re: 1974 Tomorrowland Construction 8mm Film

    great stuff thanks!

    Im bored, lets go to Disneyland.

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    Re: 1974 Tomorrowland Construction 8mm Film

    Quote Originally Posted by aimster
    1974.... I was born that year!

    But my first WDW visit was 1978.
    1974...I graduated high school, and started working at Dsneyland that year...

    And my first visit to WDW was also in 1978!

    And thanks for sharing the fun video!

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    Re: 1974 Tomorrowland Construction 8mm Film

    Wow everything looked so clean and brand new, sure wish it still looked like that now lol.
    That's cool stuff dude! Have anymore?

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    Re: 1974 Tomorrowland Construction 8mm Film

    Wow! That was neat-o! You could see "If you Had Wings" and the Skyway"

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    Re: 1974 Tomorrowland Construction 8mm Film

    I know this is an old thread - but I just discovered it. Cool home movies - and with sound! Very advanced for 1974! I love seeing Space Mt still under cosntruction like that.

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