The Orlando Sentinel from Orlando, Florida on October 27, 1971 · Page 49
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The Orlando Sentinel from Orlando, Florida · Page 49

Orlando, Florida
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Wednesday, October 27, 1971
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8-D tfManbo 6r ntinel Orlando evening star Magic Kingdom Park Four Years from Scrub .4 t " i -k'-.--: ' - . -. - . - -sV.r -;trt .-, ir:1-- --.-""-i """!-- . V "t5-!3S tf.?1- -,3f-3jffr - " " ' !."-.''-. -"1;.'.- On Oct. 1, 1971, the $400 million 2,700 acre Walt Disney World opened to the public. Opening weekend crowds were sparse, but by dedication weekend, Oct. 23-25, crowds of 40,000 flowed smoothly through the park. Four years in the making, it surpassed Southern California's Disneyland, itself a $128.5 million 70-acre playground. Disney World rose out of the swamps and scrublands of Central Florida, 20 miles southwest of Orlando, in the uppermost portion of 27,500 acres. It includes a spotlessly clean amusement park, two huge hotels with marinas and beaches, two championship golf courses, landscaped lakes and a futuristic transportation system tieing it all together. Walt Disney did not want unsightly commercial ventures springing up around Disney World as it has done at Disneyland. This park is surrounded by thousands of acres of Disney owned and rigidly controlled property. The Magic Kingdom Theme Park has six lands: Main Street U.S.A., Adventureland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Liberty Square and Frontierland. Popular attractions thus far have been tm k the Hall of Presidents, Country Bear Band and Mickey Mouse tm The park is dominated by the 18 story Cinderella Castle, featuring King Stefan's Banquet Hall. What sets Disney World apart from Disneyland are the hotels, shops, beaches and many recreational activities. The staff, more than 5,000, are young, between 17 and 22, wholesome and Disneyized. Locally, land prices have soared from $185 per acre towards in some cases $300,000. It has been estimated the park's opening may add $6.6 billion to the state income including $343 million in new taxes to state treasuries. an m m v t . r. s.x M f i v W t SQX SM'. asm msr .J,"' S . '-,' was mt it at stt oRLwnRw r nrLr-J L walt l Uyr-1 Sty DISNEY 545 if BEELINEta W J r- '-LA " V. FROM COCOA N. jj J WALT k m , y 1, DISNEY VJL WORLD P U H I r-AP FLORIDA 11 I I I TURNPIKE 11 ' 'XI I FROM M JrJ L 192V MIAMI v r r f r 1 "x. w -J KISSIMMEE S ' i f 1 Q Tha Magic Kingdom Theme Park: As exciting as Disneyland, with six themed "lands," restaurants, shops, over 30 attractions, and free entertainment. 16 fflRArani Dmm4 llMal. . 1 ACT MkAiM u.j . 1J i(Vr ywi iwuina wvuicu hi u i I VACATION KINGDOM 2,500 ACRES 1 Eatranct From U.S. 192: Parking Tick et Gate, Hotel Reservations and Hotel Accommodations Information. 4 Main Entrance: Monorail, Steamboat, and Motor Tram Transportation Network. Kal Kan Kennel Club, Guided Tours, Guest Relations, Public Lockers, and Lost & Found. 14 Tri-CircleD Ranch: Home of all the hnrcA CArwinn Wntt nicruu MJnrlA w i . story A-sh4 .ntajn building and i ; with saddle horses . available for ' two bayside wings. Featuring ele- guided trail rides. Regulation-size . gant dining, boutiques, three swim- ,. arena. v 7 Golf Course Clubhouse: A bi-level ming pools, marina, and the Grand clubhouse featuring a pro shop, Conyon Concourse, one-third longer 1 5 Fort Wilderness: 600 acres of lush, 5 Polynesian Vitiate-. 500-room Resort Hotel with dining, swimming, boating, and beach facilities. 2 Car Care Center: Complete ser-I vice facilities for automobiles. I- W;!t Clsney World Parking Area: 6 The Palm Course: A championship, 1 8-12,0C0-cor parking area for guests. hole, 6,410-yard, par-72, golf course. restaurant, and locker facilities for than a fooiboll field. . men ond women. ' : 'J-M tsi &k ISO-ocrr nolural lake for 8 The Magnolia Course: A champion- swimming, sailing, fishing, and water ship, 1 18-hole, 6,550-yard, par-72 ' skiing. Lined with private white-sand golf course. beaches. wooded compground with 229 sites available for campers, trailers, and tents at $11 per night per site with a seven-day limit. Boat dock and beach. Recreation and entertainment. No pets or private boats allowed. ; Free use of monorail, steamboats, and trams. 9 Seven Seas U;do: A 200-acre, man- 1 3 BlackSeinTs Islsni Wooded island made togoon for sailing, swimming, with beach, landing dock, and clear-' and special nighttime shows. mg for picnicking and excursions. 16 Fort Wilderness Trail DISNEY ENTRANCE AND PARKING my from Y V TAMPA Contemporary Resort-Hotel and Polynesian Village offer more than 1,500 rooms at rates from $22 to $40. Walt Djsney World prices offer guests use of ticket books and package admission policies. Approximately 85 per cent of guests are expected to use either the seven adventure or eleven adventure ticket Iwoks rather than buy individual admissions, which run from 10 to 90 cents for each adventure. Hotels, whose rates range from $22 to $40, depending on room location, also offer attractive package vacation rates. Following is a. resume of principal admission and ticket prices: Walt Disney World Seven Adventure Ticket Book: Includes Walt Disney World transportation, admission to Magic Kingdom theme park, and seven adventures. Adult, $4.75; Junior (12-17), $4.25; Children (3-11), $3.75. Walt Disney World Eleven Adventure Ticket Book: Includes Walt Disney World transportation, admission to Magic Kingdom theme park, and eleven adventures. Adult, $5.75. Junior (12-17), $5.25; Children (3-11), $4.75. Walt Disney World General Admission: Includes unlimited use for one day of the Walt Disney' World trans portation system, admission to Magic Kingdom theme park and all free shows, exhibits and entertainment. Adult, $3.50. Junior (12-17), $2.50; Children (3-11), $1.00. , - Guided Tour: Includes Walt Disney World transportation, admission to Magic Kingdom theme park, six major adventures and a personal Tour Guide. Adult (12 and over), $6.50; Child (3-11) $3.75. , Guests may leave and re-enter theme park on the same day without a new admission charge. Parking 50 cents per automobile. . 1 r 'I i S f f V. ;. t -c riH-( W O W .c-firir :,:r;i jf-, f''' .Viii.i n V - -5- W ti; .' . '":ii i.. , , I ; .:; ' iii?0'1' ' t.,r K' .'X . V SV -..V.. .: - j V - . -y,"- . - - - - jt . . : . n At nlnUf AnU ni.. AIJ I f h i , .1 . i ... . ,y u-u i u sympnonyoTiignTS, outlining buildings, trees and shops. Cinderella's Castle, at end of Main Street, is tocal point of the fantasy of the Magic Kingdom. '

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