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Lake Buena Vista Chronicles: Selling The Magic, 1972

Despite the fact that the Lake Buena Vista area is a critical element of the early Vacation Kingdom aesthetic, it often seems that Disney itself had a poor handle on what, exactly, the development was and why it existed. Trying to track the history of the Lake Buena Vista village’s intended purpose is a [...]

Treehouse Villas II: Electric Boogaloo

Like the mighty phoenix, the Treehouse Villas rise again. This rendering depicts the new Treehouses that will open this summer (Disney)

For long-time fans of Walt Disney World, it’s been a hard fifteen years or so. Many of the special things that made the resort so unique have disappeared, replaced during wave after wave of [...]