Surprising stories from Disney’s unusual past.
Disney went to all that effort to make Epcot and the surrounding hotels immersive, and then came up with the Swan and Dolphin. Why?
Most amusement parks are glorified roadside attractions. Walt Disney World is more like a city.
The match seems made in heaven. And yet, if any of Disney’s original choices had said “yes,” it could all have been quite different.
How far was Walt Disney prepared to go in search of top-notch theming? That far.
Once upon a dream, there was an airport at Walt Disney World. And, when the plane landed, it played a classic tune.
John Lennon was spending Christmas at the Polynesian Resort when he signed the papers that dissolved the world’s most famous band.
That ‘I am not a crook’ line you’ve heard ten thousand times? It was delivered at a press conference in Disney’s Ballroom of the Americas.
The lamps that light Main Street U.S.A. were rescued from the scrapheap in cities such as Baltimore, St. Louis, and Philadelphia.