Walt Disney World

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.

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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.

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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 

Guide

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.

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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

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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.

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7) Monorail Brochure

1982 publication with an overview of the Mark IV monorail system

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6) "WDW & You"

Opening year Walt Disney World cast member manual. 

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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. 

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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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