Video: Walt Disney Announces the “Florida Project” in 1965

| October 1, 2011

As Walt Disney World celebrates the Magic Kingdom’s 40th anniversary of the grand opening on October 1, 1971, Disney released this archival footage of Walt Disney announcing his future plans to the world.  Included in the video is a clip from the press conference held on November 15, 1965 in Orlando, FL with Walt Disney, Florida Governor Haydon Burns, and Roy Disney announcing the plan.

Do any of our readers remember seeing this announcement for the first time?  What do you think when you hear “Uncle Walt” describing the plans for his new “Disney World?”  Leave a comment below with your thoughts.


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