Celebrating Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary
A collection of memorable stories and images shared with the Orange County Library System that celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. [caption id="attachment_28061" align="aligncenter" width="420"] Lloyd Bridges filming at Epcot 1983. Submit ... Read more
Walt Disney Unveils his Plans for Disney World - 1967 - Orlando Sentinel Star
On February 3, 1967, residents of Central Florida and people from around the world finally got to see and read about Walt Disney's vision for his Walt Disney World Resort to be located west of Orlando. A special section in the February 3, 1967 edition of ... Read more
Princess Bryanna's Magical Day
Bryanna liked the Snow White costume and wanted to wear it all night. She decided that if she was Snow White she needed all the little woodland animals that she met after she escaped from the hunter. We gathered all the plants in the house and stuffed an ... Read more
A Magical Birthday
ABOVE: Magic Kingdom postcard circa 1975. My 17th birthday at Magic Kingdom in Cinderella's Castle My parents took me to the Magic Kingdom with some of my closest friends for my 17th birthday. After a long day of fun and memories, my birthday adventur ... Read more
Magic Kingdom Opening Day October 1, 1971
I was a high school student living in Miami in 1971 when the Magic Kingdom opened its doors for the very first time. On a whim, my best friend's father decided to borrow his company van and take our group of friends to the park for the opening day. We wer ... Read more
Walt Disney World - 25th Anniversary
ABOVE: This is my husband and children at Epcot. You can see the Spaceship Earth on the left and the Monorail track on the right. Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom opened to the public for the first time in October 1971. In 1996 they began a year lon ... Read more
Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village
ABOVE: Finale at "The Glory and Pageantry of Christmas" which was presented at the Walt Disney World Shopping Village for many years. Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village If you lived in the Orlando area or just visited from the 1970s to the present, you r ... Read more