Wednesday, February 4, 2015

But the 90's Were Also Really Freakin' Weird - Let's Watch "Journey Into Magic"

Disney has done a lot of specials promoting their theme parks over the years. This one is certainly one of the most special... for a given definition of "special".

OK, there's a lot to unpack here.

The highlights are the extinct and just-new attractions of course.  Splash Mountain gets an especially strange segment, as does Pleasure Island.  But there's also a nice, long segment about the in-park animation studio, including the briefest teases of the then-upcoming "Lion King" and "Pocahontas".

There's also a couple of running segments that seem to go on forever about a boring family living out their wildest dreams via Disney Magic, a golfer trying to hit every hole on WDW property, and some dude trying to stay in every Disney resort because why not?  The whole special seems to be assuring parents that there's lots for adults to do in WDW circa 1993.

Sidenote: the more I see/hear about the Adventurer's Club, the more upset I am that I never got to experience it for myself. 


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