People
Oral History Interview with Martha O. Haynie
Martha O. Haynie served as Comptroller for Orange County from 1988 until her retirement on January 2, 2017. Through her leadership, tens of millions of dollars over the years have been added to the Tourist Development Tax collections for Orange County. In ... Read more
Organizations
Oral History Interview with Jayne Willis, Chief Nurse Executive for Orlando Health
Good morning, my name is Jayne McMahan Willis and I was born in Chicago, Illinois in July of 1960... my father was an engineer and when I was one years old he relocated with a job to Orlando, Florida. He worked for General Electric initially and then work ... Read more
Events
Wine & Dine Half Marathon
The 6th Annual runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon weekend was on November 6th and 7th, 2015.  Starting at ESPN's Wide World of Sports and ending at EPOCT, the course was suppose to weave it's way down Osceola Parkway, to Animal Kingdom, back down Os ... Read more
Events
Walt Disney Unveils his Plans for Disney World - 1967 - Orlando Sentinel Star
SEE FULL SIZE and READRead the front page of the February 3, 1967 edition of the Orlando Sentinel Star announcing the plans for Florida's Disney World. An entire section in the February 3, 1967 edition of the Orlando Sentinel Star was dedicated to th ... Read more
Events
Princess Bryanna's Magical Day
            Since Bryanna's magical day started like any other Sunday, we got up, got breakfast, and went to Church.            Bryanna was very good in Church. She bowed ... Read more
Places
Walt Disney World
Having grown up in Orlando, I have many memories of going to Disney World.  In the early 90s my family always had annual passes so we knew the parks like the back of our hands.  I remember that the first roller coaster I ever rode was Thunder Mo ... Read more
Places
Walt Disney World Pre-opening Brochure 1970
This full color brochure was given to visitors to the preview center located in the area near hotel row near Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village in 1970. It has artists renderings of the under construction Magic Kingdom. ... Read more
People
Edvard Radzinsky
Edvard Radzinsky visited Orlando to speak at the University of Central Florida in 1988. On October 23, 1988, the Orlando Sentinel said this about his visit:Edward Radzinsky, the Soviet Union's most popular playwright, will make three appearances this week ... Read more
Events
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth is a fireworks show, performed nightly at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. It premiered on October 1, 1999 as IllumiNations 2000: Reflections of Earth as part of the Walt Disney World Millennium Celebra ... Read more
Events
Walt Disney World - 25th Anniversary
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom opened to the public for the first time in October 1971. In 1996 they began a year long celebration of the Magic Kingdom's 25th Anniversary throughout Walt Disney World . My family and I live in England, but we have visit ... Read more
Events
EPCOT - America Gardens Theatre - Candlelight Processional
Without a doubt, the most popular event at the America Gardens Theatre is the Candlelight Processional, relocated to EPCOT from the Magic Kingdom in 1994. As a testament to its popularity, visitors pay for dinner at EPCOT's pricey restaurants just to get ... Read more
Places
EPCOT - America Gardens Theatre
Across from the American Adventure is the America Gardens Theatre. The outdoor amphitheater has seen concerts, singers, and bands from around the world. During the International Flower and Garden Festival each year in the spring singers and bands from ... Read more