WDW DVDs Review
Disclaimer: JC has been an amateur photographer since 1964, and has taken home videos since 1976. The following review is his opinion only and should not be construed as an endorsement to buy, nor reflect the opinion of any other member and/or the management of this website.
Just received my 17 WDW DVDs, and 1 DL DVD from Relive the Magic. (They also included a small sheet of 4 Disney stickers. The Bonus?) I have only had time to watch (on 30" widescreen HDTV) a couple so far. The quality is good (somewhat grainy in low light situations to keep them in color) for amateur home videos and editing, and I love the "You are there" feeling. However, I would have liked notations or a narrative as to when the videos were made. As with any home videos the images are sometimes (IMHO) jerky, and you can often hear ambient/extraneous sounds (but no shots of the floor, or feet, as in the videos I have taken) and the sound is what you would expect from videos taken in the rides/attractions. Also, since these are candid videos you see a lot of WDW guests (and a few curious CMs) in all their glory in the parks and resorts. Perhaps there are some DWT members in the shots? Please note the DVDs are just in plain, but colorful, paper sleeves (was expecting a box) and each has a printed label, which may or may not harm your DVD player if they come off. The menus on the DVDs are just time marked and the scenes seem to overlap into other chapters.
For $99 plus the $18.99 S&H charge (kind of pricey for shipping in a very small USPS Priority Mail box) I would say they are well worth purchasing, but $99 with free S&H would be a lot better, and a better value.
Last edited by Jiminy Cricket; 06-24-2006 at 03:06 PM.
Lord High Keeper of the Knowledge of Right and Wrong, Counselor in Moments of Temptation, and Guide along the Straight and Narrow Path and Oldest Active DWT/WDW Radio Member
DL: 1955* (1); WDW: 1977* (2), 1980* (2), 1985* (3), 1989* (3), 1996 (ASMu-3), 1999 (ASMo-3), 2000 (ASMu-2/PO-2), 2001 (ASMu-5), 2002 (ASMu-5), 2003 (ASMo-5), 2004* (8), 2004 (ASMo-8), 2005 (PC-10), 2006* (15), 2007* (20), 2008* (22), 2009* (26), 2010* (27), 2011* (32), 2012* (39), 2013* (36), 2013* (15), 2013* (9), 2013* (13), 2014* (40) 2014 (11) Total Trips/Days = 27/364