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Episode 31 – Disney Photography Time Machine

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012

Episode 31 – Disney Photography Time Machine

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This week we decided to take a trip down memory lane and discuss the attractions of Yesterland and YesterWorld we would bring back to photograph just one more time.

We discuss attractions that have long been extinct such as the Skyway at both Magic Kingdom and Disneyland, the old Tomorrowlands pre 1995 and the old lanscapes of EPCOT Center.  Or how about everyone’s favorite year, the year of the Birthday Cake?  Yes, we admit we would love to photograph Cinderella Castle dressed as a birthday cake at least once.  Remember the view down Hollywood Boulevard at Hollywood Studios without the giant hat?  I don’t, because it’s been there since my first WDW trip.  But Tom and Cory remember those days well and we all agree we would love to take photos of the Chinese theater without that big hat in the way.  And of course, what would be an episode of ISO 5571 without the mention of monorails?

What would YOU bring back?

We are sure this episode will have you screaming at your listening device wondering how in the world we could possibly fail to mention YOUR favorite attactions, so please tell us what you would bring back for just one opportunity to take photos!  We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.


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6 Comments

  1. I haven’t had a chance to listen to this week’s show yet (in fact, it is still downloading art the moment), but this is something I’ve thought of many times. I even catch myself thinking about things like timeline contamination and logistics — if you could go back in time, you probably wouldn’t even have to worry about your equipment if you went to about 1990 or later. Today’s DSLRs look enough like the film cameras of the time that few people would notice them (and there was no bag check back then). If other photographers did notice, tell them it is a prototype — very hush-hush.

    Wouldn’t it be cool to go back and shoot those things that are long gone, but with today’s tools? It surprises me that I’ve seen so few good shots of the birthday cake castle, considering it wasn’t that long ago …

  2. One you guys missed was the original Sunshine Pavilion Tower (which raises up above the Tiki Room) and the Adventureland Terrace. Now that the carpets barf up that area, you can’t really get a good clear angle of the tower at night, and they removed that attractive body of water leading up to it. See this post on the AWESOME Passport to Dreams site: http://passport2dreams.blogspot.com/2011/08/every-cloud-has-silver-lining.html.

  3. Here’s another one that I’d love to shoot from my Hot Tub Time Machine – the World of Motion: http://imagineerebirth.blogspot.com/2006/04/its-fun-to-be-freeway.html. In this particular shot, ReImagineering uses the conversion from WOM to Test Track to show how much uglier the current park aesthetic is. Look at those classic Epcot clean lines, inviting shapes, and bold colors.

    @dd_indy – LOVE that shot.

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