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The basic fabric of the theme parks in Orlando stays the same while other elements continue to evolve.
Walt Disney World in Orlando is celebrating its 50th Anniversary beginning in October 2021, for the next 18 months. While some things have changed the ideals that founded the resort stay the same.
The story goes that Disney settled on Orlando when his plane flew over the growing city and he saw its developing highway system, which would one day be capable of handling visitors from across the country. In the early ’60s, he began secretly purchasing land at $180 an acre under the names of dummy companies like Retlaw (Walter spelled backwards) and M.T. Lott (Empty Lot).
In October 1965, when the Orlando Sentinel broke the story that it was Disney scooping up all this property, prices skyrocketed to as high as $80,000 an acre. Undaunted, Disney eventually amassed more than 27,000 acres of Central Florida swampland.
Here are some trivia questions about WDW. How well do you know Disney World?
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