Friday, August 22, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
|Your Complete Guide to Walt Disney World, 1978|
pg 16 -17
Last week, I shared the first half of this guide to Walt Disney World from 1978. The second half highlights 'A World of Special Attractions and Events,' the resorts and recreation options. It begins with a fun caricature type map of the entire Walt Disney World property or at least what was developed at the time. Similar maps can be seen in the World Magazine and previous GAF guides from 1977 and a year earlier in the Vacationers Guide. The biggest change in this newer map is the incorporation of Lake Buena Vista area into the larger map as opposed to being separated out as it was in previous editions. Included on the map, and with its own photo and description at the end of the guide, is the Lake Buena Vista Office Plaza. I am not sure exactly why this was important to include in the guide other than the fact that it would include a post office and Sun Bank when completed...hmmm....maybe a new sponsor to replace GAF?
Saturday, August 9, 2014
|Your Complete Guide to Walt Disney World|
The first few pages have 'Helpful Information' and details for '...our Blind Guests' and 'guests in wheelchairs.' Interesting to note: "Guests in wheelchairs may await their parties inside attractions while party members go through waiting lines."
Pages 5-13 highlight each of the Magic Kingdom lands. Each attraction is represented with a great sketch, has a short description and the ticket required. The middle of the guide contains two great maps, the first one, Magic Kingdom, is below. The second half will appear next week.