At its ultimate development, [Walt Disney World] is planned to include … An “airport of the future,” offering service to private and executive aircraft as well as commercial “commuter” service… – Preview Edition, Walt Disney World (1970)
It’s long been known that part of Walt Disney’s plan for his newly-purchased land in Florida was [...]
“Tin Soldiers Will Join Mickey Mouse and Pluto In Daily Magic Kingdom Holiday Parades”
These days, Walt Disney World pretty much has Christmas down to a science (although things seem to have gone off the wheels a bit this year, but I digress). These pictures, taken from the Walt Disney World News in December of [...]
Disney World hates and mocks you. From 1971:
All that was missing was the countdown voice-over and the mushroom cloud. And is that Orson Welles at the end?!
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Thirty-eight years ago today, on 1st October 1971, Walt Disney World officially opened its gates in Orlando. This was how the new resort’s arrival was heralded to the public:
Ridiculous. Although many divisions of the company, especially WED, were still putting out good work at this time, the television specials of this era more than [...]
The Haunted Mansion, October 1971 (Florida State Photo Archive)
Nothing profound to say here; I just love old snapshots of the Magic Kingdom. One forgets how bare so many parts of it were in those early days. Look at the lack of foliage on the slope where the pet cemetery is today – and how [...]