Guide Maps for Walt Disney World Circa1994

Once again, Nick brings us a blast-from-the-past for this week’s Saturday article.  How old were you in 1994?  I turned 30 that year and our daughter, Megan, was still an only child.  I was rockin’ enormous shoulder-pads with every outfit and didn’t have a single gray hair (yet).  What do you remember most about that time?

Guide Maps for Walt Disney World Circa1994

Guide maps are like a snapshot of a moment in time. A time machine if you will. These Walt Disney World Guide maps show a wide range of attractions that I dearly miss. I truly believe the Epcot of today doesn’t hold a candle to 1994’s version.

And don’t even get me started on Disney’s Hollywood Studios’, (then Disney-MGM Studios) current incarnations of the Backstage Studio Tour and the Magic of Disney Animation.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love Walt Disney World, but believe many of the best attractions were around in the early to mid 90’s.

The Magic Kingdom is better than the 1994 version due to the New Fantasyland expansion.

Epcot ’94.
My favorite ride, perhaps of all time, was Horizons. Test Track was a great ride, but I dislike the new version, and it makes me miss World of Motion. Then there was Journey Into Imagination, with Dreamfinder and Figment. I like today’s version, but only because of Figment, and nostalgia. It is a shadow of it’s former self.

Speaking of shadows, if you were fortunate to have gone to Walt Disney World during the new Golden Age of Disney Animation, you may have actually been able to see actual animated movies being produced at The  Magic of Disney Animation at Disney-MGM Studios.

Of course, one major thing Walt Disney World didn’t have in 1994, was Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which is an amazing park. Sometimes nostalgia gets the best of us. What was your favorite period of Walt Disney World’s history?