In the early 1980’s, Disney was gearing up for a new company venture. Pay television was still in its relative infancy and Disney was willing to bet big on themselves with the idea that they had enough quality content to make a premium subscription channel work. It’d be The #DisneyChannel, and among its many original programs would be a show called #EPCOT Magazine.
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The Orlando Sentinel
Disney Channel access is limited (Apr 11 1983)
The Disney Channel Debuts (Apr 15 1983)
The Tampa Tribune
New Disney Channel is no Mickey Mouse service (May 15 1983)
TV magazine designed for young viewers (Sep 18 1983)
Pensacola News Journal
A great idea from Epcot (May 31 1983)
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Trouble brewing at the fantasy factory (Nov 23 1983)
The Los Angeles Times
The Disney Channel does it Walt’s way (Apr 17 1983)
The Disney Touch by Ron Grover
Penn State Collection: Hauser Oral History Project: James Jimirro