40 years ago today, Roy O. Disney officially opened Walt Disney World – the Vacation Kingdom of the World.
To help celebrate the Birthday, I have scanned the cover of what I believe might be the very first Eyes and Ears, Cast Member publication.
Dated October, 1971, Roy writes:
“To the Cast,
On the eve of Walt Disney World’s opening day, may I thank all of you for your spirit–your cooperation and the fine job all of you have done in getting ready for our opening.
Years of planning and long hours of work have brought about this historic moment. It will be an experience none of us will forget.
At this time I think it is appropriate that we remember Walt’s comment:
‘You can dream, design and build the most wonderful place in the world but it requires people to make the dream a reality.’
You, the cast, are responsible for making Walt’s dream come true …. yesterday, today and tomorrow.”
Roy O. Disney
Chairman of The Board
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