What Was It Like to Visit Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom After Opening?

What Was It Like to Visit Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom After Opening?

Imagine you had a chance to visit the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in the days, weeks and months right after opening. What would it have been like? Together with legendary (but alive) Disney historian Jim Korkis we explore those earlier times. We talk about attractions that that have come and gone like the Greenhouse Flower Shop or 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. We talk about entertainment like the Diamond Horseshoe Revue, the Liberty Square Fife & Drum Corps and the Pearly Band. Remember the Mile Long Bar? Do you remember what sodas you could get that you can’t get today? And then there’s Scat Cat and his band from AristoCats. Join us as we head to the Magic Kingdom of the early 1970s, hear Jim’s unique stories that we share on this the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World’s dedication on October 25th. Oh…and what about that Tomorrowland Railroad station under construction? We share this and all the more and then invite you to share on Facebook with us what E-ticket ride would you go on if you had a chance to revisit?

What E-Ticket Would You Go On?

Join us on our Facebook page to answer the question, “If you only had one E-Ticket back in 1971, which ride would you have gone on?” Share with us on our Club House page which one and why.

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