Tuesday, April 15, 2008
The Man Who Bought The World...
Early in the morning, Forty-four years ago today, a lawyer named Robert Foster departs from New York on a flight to the sunny state of Florida...
Working secretly for Disney, he starts to buy up land in the Orlando area for a project Walt has been planning since his early (bad)experience with Disneyland. Foster begins acquiring property using various dummy companies under the alias "Robert Price".
Today we know of this land and the project as Walt Disney World...
Posted by Honor Hunter at 11:52 AM
Labels: Florida Project, Robert Foster, Themeparks, Walt Disney World, WDW
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I wouldn't call Walt's experiences with Disneyland bad. He had problems, but ultimately he was very pleased with the final result.
The main reason the land was bought in Florida was for EPCOT. If it wasn't for Walt's dream of EPCOT, there likely wouldn't even be a Walt Disney World.
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