Memories of Yesterday – Innovations of the Future

A month or so ago, I reported that Mrs. All in WDW and I visited the Odyssey Center in Epcot located between Test Track and World Showcase in order to convert our paper annual passes into the new, RFID-enabled ones of a plastic variety.  What I didn’t mention is that, while we were there, we were treated to a …

… very well-presented display of Disney history!

I would like to invite you to take a few moments to tour through this short pictorial.  It presents memories of yesterday as well as Disney’s innovations of the future.  We felt that it was quite intriguing and, I have to say, much-less publicized than it really should have been.  Click on the pictures to read the “fine print”!  Enjoy, my friends!

Welcome message!

Welcome message!

The full display!

The full display!

Let's take a "Jungle Cruise"!

Let’s take a “Jungle Cruise”!

You can see that it's a remote control jungle boat!  I want one!

You can see that it’s a remote control jungle boat! I want one!

The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room!

The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room!

OK, everyone, let's sing!  "it's a small world after all ..."!

OK, everyone, let’s sing! “it’s a small world after all …”!

"it's a small world" description.

“it’s a small world” description.

Cast Member badges!

Cast Member badges!

Cast Member name badges through the years. Where's mine?!

Cast Member name badges through the years. Where’s mine?!

Figment!

Figment!

Kitchen Kabaret and Food Rocks.

Kitchen Kabaret and Food Rocks.

Audio-Animatronics Hand.

Audio-Animatronics Hand.

Let me at that gold!

Let me at that gold!

Character drawings for Pirates and Carousel.

Character drawings for Pirates and Carousel.

Tom Morrow 2.0 Audio-Animatronics figure.

Tom Morrow 2.0 Audio-Animatronics figure.

Tom Morrow 2.0 description.

Tom Morrow 2.0 description.

WDW admission media.

WDW admission media.

Admission media description.

Admission media description.

Ticket books.

Ticket books.

2012 innovations.

2012 innovations.

Have you played 'Sorcerers' yet?

Have you played ‘Sorcerers’ yet?

Interactive queues.

Interactive queues.

The "incredible" magic bands!

The “incredible” magic bands!

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