Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

1990 WDW and SeaWorld maps


Recommended Posts

While clearing out the attic my parents found the following maps of WDW - Epcot and Magic Kingdom - and SeaWorld from when we visited in 1990. Interesting to see that before the time of laser printers how they mad hond-written adjustments to the map at the time.

 

Sadly most material and photos from that trip were lost when the fresh water line burst at my parents house in the mid-90s. These maps survivied - as my parents told me - as I used them to make up fantasy trips years after at least once a month...

 

Maybe these maps are even suitable to be added to the parks entry in the Park Index.

epcot1.thumb.jpg.e06912e429b547b6c303e8c4215a6eca.jpg

Epcot before the times of Soarin', TestTrack and International Gateway

epcot2.thumb.jpg.1903fd05cfcc14c08e5547bfefff3e4d.jpg

Remember loving The Living Seas most - my father enjoyed the Biergarten to get away from "the crappy american beer"

epcot3.thumb.jpg.8fee98538a193769dac52d2ab8af376d.jpg

Disney World was quite smaller back then

epcot4.thumb.jpg.3be72a9165162a8b587844527277f972.jpg

Liked the old map format - fitted far better into a rear jeans pocket

magic1.thumb.jpg.8919d12bac3c14c9be317963458ed253.jpg

Note the Skyway - great views - and Mickey's Birthdayland

magic2.thumb.jpg.a5d1705ba2c82aa30ef44bc14ccaca00.jpg

My parents took turns riding with me while trying not to get too much motion sickness

magic3.thumb.jpg.030abdcb641b0a5c004ab7932fdf6aa1.jpg

And they still had Disney Dollars

magic4.thumb.jpg.4161a0e15f7444df8585ad54317a7b62.jpg

Took me 23 years to return...

sea1.thumb.jpg.4a6af3491612236cb9642817f6e6c7c5.jpg

SeaWorld changed even more drastically

sea2.thumb.jpg.99f51b985e2517822208ccf96c2c32f9.jpg

Only thinks I recognized after 23 years were the Shark Encounter and the Shamu Stadium

sea3.thumb.jpg.4a6c837c86d5a6a32e67192b7ca3757f.jpg

sea4.thumb.jpg.50fc5975d2253e1ef6f1bdab198c9e76.jpg

Thats the last one folks. Please comment!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 11
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Days

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

^According to the copyright mark the WDW maps were even printed in 1988. The aterisks for MGM Studios, Pleasure Island and Typhoon Lagoon were makred out as well as the description "Future Attraction". The Magic Mountain Map also lists a "MGM Studios Preview" attraction. Could it be that these attractions were about to open and the maps might already been modified?

 

On EPCOT: The feel was quite different back then in Future World which had a for more scientific approach - and honestly quite dry at times. But even then WDW already started to slowly make this part of the park more accesible to the crowds - like Wonders Of Life was already closed when we were there. A good portion of the crowds back then did Spaceship Earth and then headed directly to World Showcase - while we saw quite some school classes in the rest of Future World. One might also remember that old Simpsons episode were Epcot is showed as being the boring part of WDW. Last year many of the old pavillions were transformed to / or upped by popular attractions like TestTrack, Soarin, Mission To Mars or Captain EO.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/