I agree with pretty much everything you posted here. It’s amazing to relive, and a little sad at the same time. I actually had a lot of work to catch up on today, but thanks to your post I just spent the last hour+ watching. Time well spent, but I’m sending my boss to you when he asks why my work’s not doneMarni- watched, enjoyed, and liked.
As usual, you've got artwork and construction photos I've never seen before. The lounge is stunning.
Is this version of the Epcot model a new find, I swear I've never seen this version of what I'm supposing is Imagination (yellow)View attachment 294764
Thirty in a Hydrolator?
There's just something about the Seas film that clicked for me. The writing and editing work so well, but beyond that there's just a unique tone that's both intriguing and forboding. The original Energy had touches of this as well. Still hoping a crisp HD version of it gets released someday, but your version is excellent for being recorded in the day. I still get chills every time when the film ends, the tone sounds, and the Hydolator load area opens up.
Did the dive tube actually lead into the tank? I don't believe it did. I also have no memory of seals or sea lions.
The Living Seas to me was when Epcot hit it's peak. Unfortunately it was also indicative of it's problems with the general public. My last experience before the Nemo redo was heartbreaking. Only experienced the new version last year and it is what it is, but I hope more can be done there.
Sorry for the random thoughts- thank you for all you do with these videos, it is very much appreciated.
@marni1971 great job as usual. Your videos are a real treasure. I love seeing the history, concept art and of course the actual ride videos. I was only at WDW once as a kid in the 80s but I always make sure to scan the crowd to see if I happened to be there the day the video was shot. No luck so far.