Walt Disney World

42) WDW Construction Photos

Binder featuring 34 photos of WDW under construction.

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41) Pirates Animatronic Photo Reference For Tokyo Disneyland

2 Binders featuring 300 photos of Pirates animatronics to help reconstruct the attraction at Tokyo Disneyland

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40) Pirates SOP Memo

9-15-80 [my 10th birthday] ten-page memo containing a checklist of Pirates of The Caribbean standard operating procedures for training purposes. 

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39) Golf Resort Menu

Early room service menu.  Personal connection to this as my family I stayed there at our first trip to WDW.

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38) WDW Background & Philosophy

1967 bound collection of articles and memos that represent Walt's philosophy and had that will be applied to WDW.

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37) Peoplemover Maintenance Manual

Circa 1978, 400 page manual filled with technical specs for maintenance of Wedway Peoplemover. 


36) "National Champion" Brochure

A 1972 publication for "participants in Disneyland and Walt Disney World" featuring attendance and publicity highlights for the prior 12 months.

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35) Carousel of Progress Maintenance Manual

553-page, 1978 manual that was kept in the "GE Main Area"


34) Pirates Maintenance Manual

641-page, 1974 book with amazing graphic detail on every aspect of Pirates of The Caribbean.


33) Disney World Pre-Opening Weather Study

May 1970 study conducted to provide key weather stats for WDW planning.

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32) Haunted Mansion Interim Maintenance Manual

1970 copyright material distributed in 1975 with visual details on maintenance for "figures, features and displays."

162 pages

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31) Jungle Cruise SOP Manual(s)

Multiple incarnations / revisions to Jungle Cruise standard operating procedure manual


30) 1981 SOP Manual For WDW Monorail

162 Pages. Mark IV monorails were in use at the time

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29) WDW Vacationland Winter/Spring 1972

Vol 1, #2.  Grand opening on cover. 

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28) 1976 Contemporary Hotel Room Packet

A folder with three WDW guides for Contemporary Hotel room guests.

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27) 1968 RCA Communications Propsoal

This is one of my favorite pieces - a wonderfully-illustrated RCA proposal to design WDW's communication systems.

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26) 1969 Pre-opening Brochure

Marketing material used in the midway point of construction, two years before the park opened.

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25) 1973 Carousel of Progress Move to WDW

This document covers the costs to move the CoP from Disneyland to Walt Disney World where it officially opened on 1/15/1975.

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24) 1971 Hotel Procedures

A pre-opening booklet detailing reservation processes at WDW hotels. 

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23) Project Florida

A retired Orlando Public Library copy of the Project Florida book made in the spirit of the Florida Project movie. 

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22) 1982 Audio Animatronic Manual

66-page, detailed manual covering the operations of AA figures.


21) WDW Residential Community

A 1968 WED proposal for a residential community at Walt Disney World.  An outside consultant was used to create the document.


20) WDW Financials

Detailed list of costs for Walt Disney World as of late August / early September 1971.

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19) Cast Member Manual

1975 version of a Walt Disney World cast member manual.

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18) WDW Construction Photos

WED aerial construction photos of Walt Disney World used to show progress to Disney executives.

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17) WDW Guide For "Representatives"

1969 publication for Disney employees as the company gears up to create Walt Disney World.

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16) Nomenclature 


Marty Sklar authored this 1971 guide to the proper names for many elements of Walt Disney World.

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15) Audience Research Guide

1976 publication with insights into demographics of WDW visitors based on a 1975 mail survey to 14,000 guests.


14) Table Service Guide

Very detailed early 1980s Disney University guide to serving food at WDW restaurants.

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13) WDW News #1

April 1970 edition (#1) of this oversized publication covering WDW construction


12) WDW Travel Agent Binder

Binder containing multiple brochures for WDW-related hotels both on and off property.

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11) WDW Preview Brochure

Colorful 1971 brochure for WDW with particular emphasis on the Preview Center.

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10) Rides & Attractions Report

1973 report detailing many different types of performance data for each ride at WDW including attendance levels, hours worked, trip times and capacity.

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9) WDW Press Kit

1984 press kit with new news about Walt Disney World in 1984 including ticket prices, Summer additions and vacation packages.

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8) Capital Expenditure Report

1971/72 file detailing costs for multiple projects at Walt Disney World and some at Disneyland as well.


7) Monorail Brochure

1982 publication with an overview of the Mark IV monorail system


6) "WDW & You"

Opening year Walt Disney World cast member manual. 


5) "Flash 4500"

9/30/71 WDW Employee bulletin preparing cast members for the big day "tomorrow" - when the park would open for the first time. 


4) WDW Trademark Guide

1977 pamphlet containing an overview of how the Walt Disney World trademark can and cannot be used. 

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3) WDW Preview Brochure

Variation of a preview brochure for Walt Disney World with "Opens October 1971" on the cover

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2) WDW Opening Ceremonies Master Script

150-page document detailing the entertainment, food and logistics of the three-day opening event 10-23-71 to 10-25-71.

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1) Polynesian Hotel Handbook

Pre-opening cast member booklet detailing the design and features of the Polynesian.

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