TBT 1965: Disney announces new Florida theme park

Plans for the arrival of Disney's Wonderful World of Make Believe were announced in The Winter Garden Times in 1965.

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In 1965, it was finally revealed what would become of the 27,000-acre mystery tract south of Winter Garden when Walt Disney held a conference in November with many of Florida’s leaders.

Though he had not yet designed his Florida Disney theme park, he did reveal general plans for communities he called “Yesterday” and “Tomorrow.” He said the project would be based on family appeal with a new approach.


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