Walt Disney was inspired. No one was more passionate about his vision for Family Entertainment than he was.
And when Walt Disney died in 1966, his brother, Roy O. Disney, had a big decision to make.
Walt Disney and his associates purchased 43-square miles of virgin swamp, pine forest and oak hammock in central Florida. They bought it cheap. Roy Disney could sell it cheap, and just get out of the deal. I mean, the great visionary is gone and the project hadn’t yet begun.
We can all be thankful Roy chose to finish his brother’s vision for EPCOT. Some are sad and say Walt Disney never got to see his vision come to life. Disney fanatics like me say, he saw his vision so clearly, that others could see it and couldn’t help but make it a reality.
A wonderful place where fantasy is real, and reality is fantastic. Like last night when my son and I stopped by the Magic Kingdom, on the way home from the Apple Store, for a Dole Whip and a parade, the Main Street Electrical Parade.
Happy Birthday Walt Disney World. Disney World opened to the public on October 1, 1971, nearly five years after Walt Disney died from cardiac arrest (brought on from the removal of his cancerous left lung on November 7, 1966).
Walt’s older brother Roy O. Disney, at 73 years old, and enjoying retirement, had a big decision after Walt died on December 15, 1966.
Sell or develop.
Disney had purchased 27,443 acres, or 43 square miles, of alligator, snake and mosquito infested swampland during the mid-1960’s. It is said the purchase price averaged less than $200 an acre.
Bought it cheap, sell it cheap. Or, build? And build Roy did.
Thank you to Walt Disney, Roy O. Disney, and the entire Disney organization for making Walt Disney’s biggest dream come to life.
My Family has enjoyed hundreds of visits to Walt Disney World. Our home is located just a few miles from Cinderella Castle. Every night we see and hear the Magic Kingdom fireworks.
It’s been a dream come true to live so close to the most Magical place on Planet Earth.
Two men, both entrepreneurs, formed a small business partnership, and shared with me their incredible vision for their future.
What I love about Vince and Dirk is they represent, to me, seasoned business professionals who are capitalizing on these turbulent times, using technology and creativity, to position themselves for growth.
One watches every penny. One uses enthusiasm to spawn creativity. Both hustle and work incredibly hard.
I got excited just listening to their story.
If you told your story to a complete stranger, do you think that stranger would get excited about what you’ve done and what you are about to do?