On this day in 1971 the Walt Disney World Resort opened. Above is the Broadcasting on the Wonderful World of Disney, it is the grand opening television special of Walt Disney World in 1971. Julie Andrews hosts this celebration of the new Disney destination along with celebrity appearances by Glen Campbell, Bob Hope, Buddy Hackett and Jonathan Winters. This archival footage is a true Disney treasure mostly because of the Disney music in its 1970’s style. Some highlights are the musical arrangements of “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” and “It’s A Small World”. Enjoy this Disney classic television event!
Below we look back at some of the construction photos of the Magic Kingdom and Cinderella Castle. These photos represent the hard work and dedication it took to build the magical place that we all know and love.
View more photos at the Orlando Sentinel.