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Archive for Thursday, September 30, 2021

Intersection: The Magic Kingdom Turns 50

This week Walt Disney World kicks off more than a year of celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the Magic Kingdom. Walt Disney didnt live to see his dream for a Florida theme park become a reality but his vision has transformed the region's economy, landscape and culture. 
Published in Intersection Podcast

From A Swamp To A Tourism Hub: 50 Years Of Walt Disney World

The opening of the Magic Kingdom in 1971 signaled a profound shift in the identity of the region. Aaron H. Goldberg writes about this in his book 'Buying Disneys World: The Story of How Florida Swampland Became Walt Disney World.' WMFE's Talia Blake talks with Goldberg about Disney's impact on the economy and landscape of Central Florida
Published in Central Florida News, Intersection