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. 

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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"

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34) Pirates Maintenance Manual

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

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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

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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.

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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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