Original 1971 Walt Disney World Preview Guide (PRE-OPENING GUIDE TO THE COMING PARK AND RESORT AREA)
Orlando, FL: Walt Disney Productions, 1971. First Edition, First Printing. Original wraps. 11 X 8 1/2 Inches. 20 PP. Very Good. Item #2414
Amazing surviving example of the original pre-opening Walt Disney "Preview" Guide. The guide details the expected park offerings and gives the reader behind the scenes information and photographs on construction of attractions that include The Country Bears, Cinderella Castle, the Hall of Presidents, the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ride and much more. The resort section features details of some completed resorts and a few that never made the cut. Interestingly, the final page details the plans for EPCOT. The original preliminary sketch does not show the geodesic dome that we all think of when we think of EPCOT. A bit of wear to spine and corners.
A nice look into the mind of Walt Disney and a rare glimpse of what the man himself imagined would become of his 27,000 acres of swamp outside of Orlando, FL.