PDA

View Full Version : Seriously vintage WDW


lklasing
07-31-2009, 10:36 AM
Hey - look what I found in my attic this morning. My mom had saved it and given it to me years ago (before I was as Dis-obsessed as I am now) but I was thrilled to stumble upon it today:

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/lklasing/test%20pic/d-1.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/lklasing/test%20pic/d-2.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/lklasing/test%20pic/d-3.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/lklasing/test%20pic/d-4.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/lklasing/test%20pic/d-5.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/lklasing/test%20pic/d-6.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/lklasing/test%20pic/d-7.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/lklasing/test%20pic/d-8.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/lklasing/test%20pic/d-9.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/lklasing/test%20pic/d-10.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/lklasing/test%20pic/d-11.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/lklasing/test%20pic/d-12.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/lklasing/test%20pic/d-13.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/lklasing/test%20pic/d-14.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/lklasing/test%20pic/d-15.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/lklasing/test%20pic/d-16.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/lklasing/test%20pic/d-17.jpg

I won't even tell y'all how long it took me to figure out how to scan it in in a format that would work. :sad2:

Regardless, I thought it was pretty cool! While FW only gets one page (page 25), I loved the picture with the train. Unfortunately I never experienced FW until it was long gone.

Thought y'all might enjoy it. Have a good Friday!

Leslie

liv luvs disney
07-31-2009, 10:49 AM
Way Cool!:cool1: Thanks for sharing!!

Dizney_Luver
07-31-2009, 11:14 AM
That was great! :thumbsup2 Thanks for sharing it with us!

LONE-STAR
07-31-2009, 11:33 AM
Very cool :thumbsup2 Do you know what year it was from?

LONE-STAR
07-31-2009, 11:35 AM
Looks like on the first page it says 1978. I just had to look closer.

ftwildernessguy
07-31-2009, 12:17 PM
What's really sad is that hot blonde on page 20 is old now.

DaveInTN
07-31-2009, 12:24 PM
What's really sad is that hot blonde on page 20 is old now.
Yes, but so are we! :lmao:

chartle
07-31-2009, 12:39 PM
Looks like on the first page it says 1978. I just had to look closer.

I looked up the 2 movies "the cat from outer space" and "hot lead cold feet" did both came out in 1978.

Jungle Book must have been in re-release.

cheermom1
07-31-2009, 01:02 PM
that was very cool loved it thanks so much for sharing...:goodvibes

lklasing
07-31-2009, 02:13 PM
You're welcome! I thought y'all would like it. :)

ftwildernessguy
07-31-2009, 02:30 PM
Yes, but so are we! :lmao:

I am like a fine wine and have improved with age.

FlaFortCampster
07-31-2009, 02:40 PM
Thanks for sharing. Can you read what # the engine on the train is? It will be right under the engineers window in red.

Disneefun
07-31-2009, 02:44 PM
What a cool trip down amnesia lane!! Thanks. 1978 was the first trip for me and I vaguely remember this booklet. Oh, the WDW of my youth.

lklasing
07-31-2009, 04:12 PM
Thanks for sharing. Can you read what # the engine on the train is? It will be right under the engineers window in red.

I'm looking as hard as I can, but it's still pretty blurry even looking at the brochure in person. It could be a 2, but I can't say for sure.

lklasing
07-31-2009, 04:22 PM
Okay, now I have a question about this for y'all: In looking more closely at the map on pages 14-15, I noticed something called the "Mile Long Bar" in Frontierland. It's sandwiched between Country Bear Jamboree and Peco's Bill's. What was the Mile Long Bar? I've always heard that the MK has never served alcohol, but I'm having a hard time guessing what a place designated as a Restaurant/Snack Center would be with that name if not a bar...

Anyone remember?

Shan-man
07-31-2009, 04:24 PM
Is that Frank and Deni at the top of page 25?

:santa:

FlaFortCampster
07-31-2009, 08:39 PM
I'm looking as hard as I can, but it's still pretty blurry even looking at the brochure in person. It could be a 2, but I can't say for sure.

Thanks for trying. I'm always on the lookout for a picture of Engine #4. It's amazing how tough it is to find one. There's a video on YouTube with good ol Engine 4, but haven't found a nice photo.....yet.

Thanks again.

Shan-man
07-31-2009, 08:45 PM
Here is a good shot of #4 IMO. (http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/7/1/6171.1055738160.jpg)

:santa:

SandrA9810
07-31-2009, 10:20 PM
The mile long bar wasn't a bar as in serving drinks. It's got it's name because of mirrors at each end of the counter making it look like a "mile long". Pepsi was the original sponser of the Country Bears, and the bar is where peco's serving area is now. Peco's used to be a lot smaller with only outdoor seating. Above the bar, there were Max, Melvin, and Buff carrying on from the show.

Sometime in the late early 80's is when coke got it's contract with Disney to be it's sole provider of drinks. Up until that time Coke and Pepsi products were served on site.

disney4dan
08-01-2009, 06:53 AM
I remember the mile long bar, must have been one of the trips with my parents in the late 70s. Thanks for sharing.

I have to go see if I can find the information my MIL found recently when clearing out things from the house. She came across some pamphlets from an earlier WDW trip, including the ticket prices. I remember being amazed the difference in $$ for a visit.

Off to search now....

des1954
08-01-2009, 07:00 AM
What's really sad is that hot blonde on page 20 is old now.

That was me, Jim. I still look the same.

FlaFortCampster
08-01-2009, 07:45 AM
Here is a good shot of #4 IMO. (http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/7/1/6171.1055738160.jpg)

:santa:

Doesn't look like the Fort #4. :confused3 It is a nice shot though.

Shan-man
08-01-2009, 10:01 AM
Well, you didn't say a Fort #4!

:santa:

rapriebe
08-01-2009, 11:33 AM
Here's a link to Allears blog which details the history of the FW railroad. Quite interesting.

http://land.allears.net/blogs/jackspence/2009/07/fort_wilderness_railroad.html

bigdisneydaddy
08-01-2009, 01:33 PM
Here's a link to Allears blog which details the history of the FW railroad. Quite interesting.

http://land.allears.net/blogs/jackspence/2009/07/fort_wilderness_railroad.html

Interesting comment in there about poorly trained operators, sounds familiar.

Born 2 Fish
08-01-2009, 04:36 PM
Is that Frank and Deni at the top of page 25?

:santa:

Nope,,that was a couple years before we met each other.

cindycastle30
08-01-2009, 07:57 PM
Hi Everyone! This is my first time posting in the camping forum, but I read alot on here. We are staying in the cabins in 3 weeks for the first time. Anyways I just wanted to say thanks for posting the brochure it's cool to see old Disney stuff. It also made me remember that I have one of these. Mine is from 1983 and if I can ever figure out how to post pictures I will put them up. I got mine from my grandma, and I asked her what the scribble was about on the back because other than that it is in perfect condition. Well according to her the day they were there they saw Richard Nixon getting off of It's a Small World and they asked for his signature and that was all they had for him to sign. So I asked her were the picture was and she tells me that you didn't carry around cameras like you do today. I just laughed at her because right above the signature is an ad to borrow a Polaroid camera for free! Only my grandma wouldn't get a picture of a former president at Disney signing her park brochure!

Thank you everyone for how informative you all are on this board and we look forward to loving the fort!

retired and happy
08-01-2009, 08:37 PM
I remember those tickets well. They were a hassle and we never used them all. My first trip to Disney was in 1977.
Our youngest daughter was almost 5 and when we came home and school started she was in Kindergarten. She came home telling us she got the be the "monorail" that day. It took us a while to figure out she meant she was
the room monitor. Her brother and sisters never let her forget that. We stayed in the Contemporary Tower and also stayed there the next year.

I loved River Country and Discovery Island. Still have some pictures of me holding some of the beautiful birds.

Disney World has changed so much since those early days but it is still the happiest, most magical place on earth.


Judy, Ken and the Angels

lklasing
08-01-2009, 10:35 PM
The mile long bar wasn't a bar as in serving drinks. It's got it's name because of mirrors at each end of the counter making it look like a "mile long". Pepsi was the original sponser of the Country Bears, and the bar is where peco's serving area is now. Peco's used to be a lot smaller with only outdoor seating. Above the bar, there were Max, Melvin, and Buff carrying on from the show.

Sometime in the late early 80's is when coke got it's contract with Disney to be it's sole provider of drinks. Up until that time Coke and Pepsi products were served on site.

Thanks! I don't have any recollection of the Mile Long Bar, so I was very confused about what it could have been!

polkadotsuitcase
08-02-2009, 05:41 AM
Thanks for taking the time to scan this in -- SO cool to look at!

SKWDW
08-02-2009, 06:51 AM
I remember those tickets well. They were a hassle and we never used them all...
Although the tickets were a hassle, it's a little sad that kids today have no idea what an "E Ticket Ride" means.

Thanks for taking the time to scan this in OP. Fun trip down memory lane.