Florida, Before Disney


#1

Pretty neat: "Watch Mike Wallace's 60 Minutes report from 1972 to see the Florida that existed before Mickey and millions of tourists descended on Orlando."

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/florida-before-disney/


#2

Thanks for sharing! Someone posted this in the Liners FB page, but I forgot to go back and view it.


#3

Welcome! Didn't know there was a Liners FB page!


#4

It's actually a group - search for "Liners :-)"


#5

It was posted on regular lines chat. I read the book Rat Race by Carl Hiaason. He chronicles the land purchase for Disney.


#6

Thanks @gabmom I'll have to read the Hiasson book!

I heard him talk about Disney on the Studio 360 American Icons episode, and was a bit surprised by his negative take on the parks and company... now I'm curious to know why.


#7

Following up with another retro video -

1982 EPCOT Center - RARE 16mm Home Movie from RetroWDW