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u/lostinthought15 · 8 pointsr/todayilearned

There is a good book about the process called "Project Future."

It sounds more like a CIA operation than a theme park build. In fact, I believe Disney hired some former CIA operatives to facilitate the purchases. Worth a read.

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u/boredinbiloxi · 4 pointsr/WaltDisneyWorld

Sounds like Project Future: The Inside Story Behind the Creation of Disney World might interest you. It gets into land acquisition, Florida real estate law, water rights, and other troubles they ran into. Not so much about construction and opening though.

u/Disney08 · 3 pointsr/VintageDisney

Project Future: The Inside Story Behind the Creation of Disney World

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0615347770/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


u/YITredMR · 2 pointsr/WaltDisneyWorld

If you want the original EPCOT concept, try Walt and the Promise of Progress City, and Project Future will go into detail on how they went about buying up all of the land:
http://www.amazon.com/Walt-Disney-Promise-Progress-City/dp/1941500269/

http://www.amazon.com/Project-Future-Inside-Behind-Creation/dp/0615347770/


If you'd like anecdotes on building EPCOT Center, "Building a Better Mouse" is an interesting read on the engineers' experience building An American Adventure.
http://www.amazon.com/Building-Better-Mouse-30th-Anniversary/dp/1479379476/

If you're really into the original EPCOT concept, Walt Disney and the Quest For Community is interesting but pricey: http://www.amazon.com/Disney-Quest-Community-Design-Environment/dp/0754619745/

u/nomadofwaves · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

He was paying about $180 per acre. Once the news it was Walt Disney buying the prices shot up as high as $80,000 per acre.

Here's a book about it:

https://www.amazon.com/Project-Future-Inside-Behind-Creation/dp/0615347770/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&keywords=project+future+the+inside+story+behind+the+creation+of+disney+world&qid=1443465788&sr=8-1

Disney later on lobbied for the show cops to never be filmed in Orlando to prevent a negative image about the city.

u/j_pomps · 1 pointr/WaltDisneyWorld

Everyone should give Project Future a read. Great insight on the politics behind the creation of Walt Disney World.

u/GingerAnthropologist · 1 pointr/todayilearned

Disney Security don't have jurisdiction. I've seen a few people tazed and held, but county sheriff come in. Fire is run under RCID because Florida would not put up funds for fiberglass fire training if I remember right. A fun (well, actually really dry) read on the whole thing for developing the Reedy Creek Improvement District and how the land was secretly acquired is Project Future.
It goes into detail the divisions and agreements the State of Florida and Disney came to in order to manage and where certain things begin and end legally.

http://www.amazon.com/Project-Future-Inside-Behind-Creation/dp/0615347770