I encourage everyone to check out a superb recent story on Passport to Dreams Old & New about the various newspapers printed for Walt Disney World guests during the 1970s. It’s so good I’ll even forgive Foxx for beating me to the punch on the story.
But one of my favorite elements singled out in [...]
From the Eyes & Ears of Walt Disney World, March 18, 1977:
Frozen Meat Sale!!!
I don’t know exactly why this amuses me as much as it does. Perhaps it’s the boldly declarative title announcing, without apparent excitement, “FROZEN MEAT SALE.” Perhaps it’s the fact that the Gourmet Pantry somehow found themselves with an “abundance” [...]
Some time ago, I mentioned that I was thinking about setting up an eBay account to help divest myself of some of the items I’ve come across in my research that I don’t need anymore. I hate to combine research and commerce, but I need get rid of some of these things to help [...]
This isn’t really informative or terribly entertaining, but I got an ironic chuckle out of it. From Eyes & Ears of Walt Disney World in December, 1976:
In early 1982, Walt Disney Productions was working full bore on the construction of EPCOT Center. Behind schedule and over budget, construction crews toiled around the clock to try and have the park ready for the October 1st opening date. In the meantime, Disney management scrambled to prepare both cast members and the public for [...]