The Orlando Sentinel from Orlando, Florida on October 6, 1996 · Page 294
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The Orlando Sentinel from Orlando, Florida · Page 294

Orlando, Florida
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Sunday, October 6, 1996
Page 294
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;f ' 4 The Orlando Sentinel, Sunday, October 6, 1996 M 25 years in Central Florida -1 , f T i K-1 i J: (Right) Oct. 1 marked the opening day and Walt Disney World's first Main Street parade. Attendance for the first day was 10,000. In a month, 400,000 had visited. (Right) Roy Disney and his wife, Edna, are led into the park by Mickey Mouse. Roy dedicated the park that was the dream of his brother, Walt, who died in 1966. Roy died 2 months after the opening of Walt Disney World. ? a J-.fc- !,- ..J.- ,t iT'Sfc 1 r7 . ' I ir, V 'I -i.l.i.;;i.t- ipt Iwt 1. (Above) Alice in Wonderland and her friends pose for a picture in Fantasyland. . ; ''I .' ynyyi i urn i, i. ,.41 ! , .'ii w'i'i'1". ,j ' :;; r ;C::2:r:::' N W m. : ' ' ' " titr- r.-' 1 L I P 1 1 r ' . -' -! -l The dedication plaque awaits installation. The inscription reads, in part, "May The view from Cinderella Castle shows Main Street filled with You Wish Upon a Star.' Later that evening, Arthur Fiedler i a i . 1 1 . UI...IJ l..' . ii : : i li is i i i ii . . .1 - a : i : u i tl l. i i i.. iiaii ...! i . . i Walt Disney World bring Joy and Inspiration and New Knowledge to all who come to this nappy place. a 1,076-piece marching band. The band broke into 'When conducted a concert in front of the castle. fP 1 L C V -f - - "" ' " (Above) Florida Gov. Reubin Askew and his children, Angela and Kevin, are 'special guests at the opening. (Right) 'Music Man' Meredith Willson conducts the marching band for the dedication ceremonies. J 'MM1 i' 'Hi-fi pp. St i )ii'V (iKtiii(i In Simk's. Vuin fc. ft. tr Orlanbo Sentinel Mv Oh Mv, W hat A Wonderful Dav 1 tlrxlbt i j! tl .. ...lit t i 1 m TTt injl H imtionh Dbniy't Ihihf And Durlwu rzzrJi .Pis :ts?sit: (Above) T)e Orfancfo Senme reflects the city's eagerness to embrace Walt Disney World.

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