Why Disney World Has Its Own Government Popular Mechanics ^ | January 13, 2018 | Sophie Weiner

Why Disney World Has Its Own Government
Popular Mechanics ^ | January 13, 2018 | Sophie Weiner

Posted on 1/16/2018, 9:34:15 AM by C19fan

In 1965, Walt Disney began buying land for a new theme park in Florida. The success of Disneyland, and the subsequent sprawl of trashy businesses around it, made Disney aware of the potential for a second park on the East Coast, and fueled his desire to control a larger area of land. He got his wish in Central Florida, which was hardly developed in the mid-’60s, mostly consisting of swampland and orange groves.

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